31 octobre 2012

A Rare Underglaze-Blue Polychrome-Enamelled 'Magpie and Prunus' Moonflask, Qianlong Seal Mark and Period

A Rare Underglaze-Blue Polychrome-Enamelled 'Magpie and Prunus' Moonflask, Qianlong Seal Mark and Period - Photo Sotheby's the flattened globular body rising from a short oval foot to a waisted neck flanked by a pair of ruyi handles, delicately painted in underglaze-blue and enamelled in shades of green, yellow, iron-red, pink and white, each face depicting a bird perched on a gnarled branch of prunus blossom accompanied by bamboo, all between pendent and upright hooked flame motifs, the neck decorated with... [Lire la suite]