02 mars 2016

A parcel-gilt bronze and cloisonne enamel zhadou, Ming dynasty, 16th century

Lot 129. A parcel-gilt bronze and cloisonne enamel zhadou, Ming dynasty, 16th century. Estimate 20,000 — 30,000 USD. Photo Sotheby's. the compressed globular body rising to a wide trumpet mouth, enameled around the body with lotus blooms borne on delicate leafy stems above a band of lappet leaves with a floral scroll border at the foot, the neck enameled with four mythical beasts in pursuit of brocade balls, the interior of the neck with four striding mythical horses above turbulent waves, mounted... [Lire la suite]