11 avril 2013

A magnificient and rare 'jun' mallow-shaped lavender-glazed Imperial flowerpot. Ming dynasty, early 15th century

A magnificient and rare 'jun' mallow-shaped lavender-glazed Imperial flowerpot. Ming dynasty, early 15th century - Sotheby's superbly potted of hexagonal section with deep bracket-lobed flaring sides rising from a slightly splayed foot to a broad everted galleried rim, covered overall with a lustrous lavender glaze heightened with vivid sky-blue and deep pinkish-purple shades, draining away from the mouthrim and between the lobes to reveal a mushroom-brown tone, the interior predominantly of... [Lire la suite]
15 octobre 2008

An outstanding mallow-shaped Junyao Imperial flowerpot and matching stand. Early Ming dynasty

An outstanding mallow-shaped Junyao Imperial flowerpot and matching stand. Early Ming dynasty the flowerpot of hexagonal section superbly potted with deep bracket-lobed sides flaring to an everted rim, all veiled in a brilliant milky-lavender glaze draining to a mushroom colour along the rim, between the lobes and at five pierced drainage holes in the well, while turning purple in places, the unglazed footrim burnt a chocolate colour around the countersunk base incised with the numeral jiu, nine, the matching lobed... [Lire la suite]

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