09 janvier 2017

Circular Box with Peacocks, Peonies, and Auspicious Motifs, Ming dynasty (1368–1644), Wanli period (1573–1620)

Circular Box with Peacocks, Peonies, and Auspicious Motifs, Ming dynasty (1368–1644), Wanli period (1573–1620). Porcelain painted in underglaze blue. H. 14 cm; diam. 25.3 cm. Gift of the Orientals, 1931.753. The Art Institute of Chicago ©2015 The Art Institute of Chicago.

15 novembre 2008

A Rare Blue And White 'Frog' Kendi, Ming Dynasty, Wanli Period (1573-1620)

Lot 300. A Rare Blue And White 'Frog' Kendi, Ming Dynasty, Wanli Period (1573-1620);  18.5cm., 7 1/4 in. Estimate 20,000 — 30,000 GBP. Lot sold 46,850 GBP. Photo courtesy Sotheby's 2008 naturalistically painted and modelled as a crouching frog, with short spout issuing from its mouth and tall hexagonal trumpet-shaped handle supported on its back.  Note: The present piece is extremely rare for its hexagonal handle and moulded features, such as the bulging eyes and and ridge running down its... [Lire la suite]