19 janvier 2018

A 'doucai' makara cup. Qing dynasty, Yongzheng period (1723-1735)

  Lot 1615. A 'doucai' makara cup. Qing dynasty, Yongzheng period (1723-1735); 7.5 cm., 3 in. Estimate 150,000—200,000 HKD. Lot Sold 187,500 HKD. Photo: Sothebys 2009 elegantly potted, the sides gradually rising to a slightly flared rim from a short foot, painted in soft underglaze-blue and brilliant enamels, the main exterior of the body surrounded by four makaras, each encircled within a foliate medallion, separated by upright and pendant triangular florets and leaves, all between single and... [Lire la suite]