10 octobre 2013

A fine and rare blue and white 'Prunus Tree' month cup, Mark and period of Kangxi

A fine and rare blue and white 'Prunus Tree' month cup, Mark and period of Kangxi. Photo: Sotheby's. delicately potted of deep 'U'-shape with flared rim and a short straight foot, painted on one side in soft shades of underglaze blue with a prunus tree's two gnarled branches bearing white blossoms, with some small shoots rising from the ground, a tall rock behind, a clump of narcissus and another low rock to one side, and a younger flowering tree on the other, representing the eleventh month, the reverse... [Lire la suite]

09 octobre 2013

A fine and rare wucai 'Narcissus' month cup,

A fine and rare wucai 'Narcissus' month cup, Mark and period of Kangxi. Photo: Sotheby's. delicately potted of deep 'U'-shape with flared rim and a short straight foot, painted on one side in the wucai palette in underglaze blue and overglaze enamels with two clumps of narcissus, the larger one with a blue rock behind and a single red rose emerging from its midst, representing the twelfth month, the reverse inscribed with a poem relating to the flowers in front, followed by the... [Lire la suite]
09 octobre 2013

A rare wucai 'Prunus Tree' month cup, Mark and period of Kangxi

A rare wucai 'Prunus Tree' month cup, Mark and period of Kangxi. Photo: Sotheby's. delicately potted of deep 'U'-shape with flared rim and a short straight foot, painted on one side in the wucaipalette in underglaze blue and overglaze enamels with a prunus tree's two gnarled branches bearing white blossoms with yellow stamens and dark red calyxes, with some small shoots rising from the ground, a tall rock behind, a clump of narcissus and another low rock to one side, and a younger flowering tree on the other,... [Lire la suite]
26 mai 2012

A famille verte Month cup. Kangxi underglazed blue six-character mark within a double circle and of the period (1662-1722

A famille verte Month cup. Kangxi underglazed blue six-character mark within a double circle and of the period (1662-1722). photo: Christie's Images Ltd 2012 The vessel has deep thinly potted sides rising to a slightly everted rim, it is delicately painted with a flowering pomegranate tree in a setting of rocks, grasses and plants, inscribed in underglaze blue on the reverse with a couplet, lu se zhu lian ying; xiang feng fen bi zhe, ending with a single-character seal mark, shang. 2 5/8 in.... [Lire la suite]


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