10 mars 2018

Yaozhou Peony Plate, Northern Song Dynasty, 960-1127 A.D.

Yaozhou Peony Plate, Northern Song Dynasty, 960-1127 A.D., China. Diameter: 19cm. © Zetterquist Galleries. A stoneware plate with flared outer walls and notched foliate form mouthrim. The flattened bottom sits on a finely cut foot-rim, which is unglazed at the very bottom, revealing a dense gray stoneware body. The outside walls are decorated with lightly incised fluting, and the inside of the bowl is deeply and masterfully carved and combed with a depiction of a peony. The entire piece is covered with an... [Lire la suite]

06 mars 2017

Large Blue and White Peony Plate, Lê Dynasty, 15th–16th c. A.D., Vietnam

Large Blue and White Peony Plate, Lê Dynasty, 15th–16th c. A.D., Vietnam © Zetterquist Galleries Diameter: 36cm A large charger with a large, finely painted cobalt blue peony depiction at its center. The flower is surrounded by sprigs of leaves and confined by an outer band of petals, within double concentric lines. A thicker band of intermittent flower and leaf sprigs decorates the inside cavetto, while a thin band of scrolling leaves sits just below the unglazed mouth-rim. (The mouthrim is left unglazed for kiln... [Lire la suite]
02 mars 2017

Yaozhou Peony Plate, Northern Song Dynasty, 960 – 1127 A.D.

Yaozhou Peony Plate, Northern Song Dynasty, 960 – 1127 A.D. © Zetterquist Galleries Diameter: 18.6cm A saucer with broad cavetto and molded central ring, decorated with densely carved peony foliage. The entire piece is covered with a finely crackled translucent green glaze of excellent color and quality. The underfoot is unglazed revealing a pale grey clay body fired to a light buff color, and a central ring with a smattering of glaze, showing that the piece was fired on a cylindrical kiln support. See a deeper bowl... [Lire la suite]