11 mars 2019

A very rare molded gold-imitation 'birthday' bowl and cover, Kangxi seal mark and period (1662-1722)

Lot 521. A very rare molded gold-imitation 'birthday' bowl and cover, Kangxi seal mark and period (1662-1722). Diameter 6  1/2  in., 16.5 cm. Estimate USD 80,000 — 120,000. © Christie's Images Ltd 2019 the deep rounded sides molded in relief with a horizontal band of stylized characters interspersed with four bats clasping peach sprays, the domed cover similarly decorated and surmounted by a pierced bird-form finial, all applied with a burnished gold glaze, the interiors and base glazed... [Lire la suite]