09 janvier 2017

Bowl with silver gilt mount, Ming dynasty, about 1522–66, mounts dated about 1720–80

Bowl with silver gilt mount, Ming dynasty, about 1522–66, mounts dated about 1720–80. Porcelain with incised and underglaze cobalt-blue decoration, and silver-gilt mounts, Jingdezhen, Jiangxi province; mounted in Germany; 12,3 x 19,8 cm. On loan from Sir Percival David Foundation of Chinese Art, PDF,A.691 © Trustees of the British Museum This simple blue-and-white porcelain Jiajing period (AD 1522-66) bowl has been transformed in Europe by silversmiths. These craftsmen have added elaborate ormolu... [Lire la suite]