10 octobre 2012

An Imperial Celadon And Brown Jade 'Tian'en Shiquan' Oval Seal. Qing Dynasty, Qianlong Period

An Imperial Celadon and Brown Jade 'Tian'en Shiquan' Oval Seal. Qing Dynasty, Qianlong Period - Photo Sotheby's of oval section, the translucent stone of pale celadon and caramel-brown tones, carved in relief with a powerful chilong writhing among swiftly incised scrolling clouds, its head turned back towards a smaller chilong clambering through the mist, the underside crisply carved vertically with four characters in seal script reading Tian'en shiquan ('Ten Victories Thanks to Heaven's... [Lire la suite]