06 juillet 2012

Four-sided porcelain bottle with underglaze blue decoration, circa 1590-1610. Wanli period, Ming dynasty

Four-sided porcelain bottle with underglaze blue decoration, circa 1590-1610. Wanli period, Ming dynasty. Purchased from Brooke Sewell Permanent Fund. Registration number: 1960,0721.1. © The Trustees of the British Museum This square-cross-section bottle has domed shoulders, a narrow cylindrical neck and flat base. Each face is painted in underglaze blue with an armorial device surrounded by scrolling fronds; below the arms are four different flowers issuing from Chinese rocks, and on the shoulder... [Lire la suite]

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