09 mai 2019

A rare underglaze-blue yellow-ground 'gardenia' saucer-dish, Hongzhi six-character mark and of the period (1488-1505)

Lot 83. A rare underglaze-blue yellow-ground 'gardenia' saucer-dish, Hongzhi six-character mark and of the period (1488-1505); 26.7cm (10 1/2in) diam. Estimate £ 10,000 - 15,000€ (12,000 - 17,000). © Bonhams 2001-2019 With shallow rounded sides, painted in shaded tones of blue reserved on a rich yellow enamelled ground, the interior with a central medallion depicting a single leafy branch bearing two five-petalled gardenia blooms and a bud emerging from the top, encircled in the cavetto by fruiting branches of... [Lire la suite]