20 septembre 2021

An extremely rare blue and white 'lotus' vase, Ming dynasty, Xuande-Zhengtong period (1425-1449)

Lot 152. An extremely rare blue and white 'lotus' vase, Ming dynasty, Xuande-Zhengtong period (1425-1449). Height 9½ in., 24 cm. Estimate: 150,000 - 250,000 USD. Lot sold: 441,000 USD. © Sotheby's 2021 finely potted and of elongated ovoid form, the full swelling shoulders sweeping to a slightly waisted cylindrical neck, delicately painted in rich tones of cobalt blue accented with characteristic 'heaping and piling', the body with a composite scroll of four stylized... [Lire la suite]