08 octobre 2013

A copper-red decorated 'Flower' cupstand, Ming Dynasty, Hongwu Period. Photo: Sotheby's.

A copper-red decorated 'Flower' cupstand, Ming Dynasty, Hongwu Period. Photo: Sotheby's. finely potted with shallow lobed sides rising to a barbed everted rim divided into eight bracket foliations, freely painted in underglaze copper-red of soft grey-brown colour, the central cup-holder with a radiating ruyi-head motif encircled by a raised bevelled border picked out with small lappets and a band of pomegranate flower scroll within double-lines, all below... [Lire la suite]

08 octobre 2013

A fine and rare blue and white cupstand, Ming Dynasty, Hongwu Period

A fine and rare blue and white cupstand, Ming Dynasty, Hongwu Period. Photo: Sotheby's. of lobed octafoil form, the shallow rounded sides rising to a barbed everted rim divided into eight bracket foliations, molded on the interior with a central raised ring and around the exterior with crisp radiating ridges dividing the lobes, finely decorated overall in soft tones of underglaze-blue accented with 'heaping and piling', the slightly recessed centre with a leafy peony spray and attendant bud, surrounded by six... [Lire la suite]
25 avril 2013

A rare blue and white cupstand. Ming Dynasty, Hongwu period

A rare blue and white cupstand. Ming Dynasty, Hongwu period - Sotheby's of lobed octafoil form, the shallow rounded sides rising to a barbed everted rim divided into eight bracket foliations, moulded on the interior with a central raised ring and around the exterior with crisp radiating ridges dividing the lobes, finely decorated overall in shaded tones of cobalt accented with 'heaping and piling', the slightly recessed centre medallion with a leafy lotus... [Lire la suite]
15 avril 2013

A rare Imperial enamelled gold-bodied cupstand. Qing dynasty, Qianlong-Jiaqing period

A rare Imperial enamelled gold-bodied cupstand Qing dynasty, Qianlong-Jiaqing period - Sotheby's the shallow rounded sides rising from a hollow base to a broad everted rim, cast in the centre with a raised stand to support a cup and finely enamelled on the gold body, the central recessed ring with an open bloom on a turquoise ground, encircled by petal lappets on the exterior walls, the well with a turquoise band enclosing a garland of alternating pink... [Lire la suite]
29 mars 2013

A fine and Rare blue And White Cupstand, Ming Dynasty, Hongwu Period - Sotheby's

A fine and Rare blue And White Cupstand, Ming Dynasty, Hongwu Period - Sotheby's of lobed octafoil form, the shallow rounded sides rising to a barbed everted rim divided into eight bracket foliations, molded on the interior with a central raised ring and around the exterior with crisp radiating ridges dividing the lobes, finely decorated overall in shaded tones of cobalt accented with 'heaping and piling', the slightly recessed centre medallion with a leafy peony spray... [Lire la suite]
10 juillet 2012

Cupstand, buff stoneware with bluish glaze, Ru ware, China, Northern Song period, about 1086-1106

Cupstand, buff stoneware with bluish glaze, Ru ware, China, Northern Song period, about 1086-1106. Victoria & Albert Museum © V&A Images Height: 5.8 cm, Diameter: 16.5 cm. Mark inside the foot reading 'Shou Cheng Dian' Hall for the Attainment of Longevity. Given by Sir Harry Garner and Lady Garner. Museum number: FE.1-1970 A shallow cup-shaped stand, with curving sides vertical at the lip, having no base and set on a wide-spreading, tapered, saucer-like ring-flange with concave upper surface,... [Lire la suite]


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