08 mai 2013

A rare silver-mounted blue and white bottle for the Japanese Market, Ming dynasty, Tianqi-Chongzhen period (1621-1644)

Lot 129. A rare silver-mounted blue and white bottle for the Japanese Market, Ming dynasty, Tianqi-Chongzhen period (1621-1644); 17.7cm., 7in. Estimation: 15,000 - 20,000 GBP. Lot sold 18,750 GBP. Photo Sothebys 2013 the ovoid body supported on a short foot and tapering to a narrow waisted neck, painted with sampan boats and larger fleets journeying through a riverside landscape with distant pavilions, all above two birds flying amongst the Three Friends of Winter and a shan border, encircled at... [Lire la suite]