18 mars 2018

A reticulated 'Fahua' garden seat, Ming dynasty, circa 1500

Lot 91. A reticulated 'Fahua' garden seat, Ming dynasty, circa 1500; height 14 3/4 in., 37.5 cm. Estimate 10,000—15,000 USD. Lot Sold 25,000 USD. photo Sotheby's 2011 of barrel-form, boldly decorated around the rounded body with a reticulated design of peacocks striding amidst luscious flowering peonies and rockwork, all picked out in white, blue, turquoise and aubergine, flanked by lion mask handles and bordered by bands of raised bosses, the top with a pair of  shishi lions encircling a... [Lire la suite]

22 mai 2015

A rare Longquan green-glazed reticulated garden seat, 15th century

A rare Longquan green-glazed reticulated garden seat, 15th century. Estimate HK$ 250,000 - 350,000 (€29,000 - 41,000). Photo: Bonhams. Of barrel-form with a convex top incised with a diamond diaper pattern, decorated around the body with a wide reticulated band of a pair of Buddhist lions, each grasping a ribbon issuing from a brocade ball and interspersed by large plantain and peony sprays, all between bands of key-frets, raised floral bosses, floral and concentric scroll bands, all covered in an olive green... [Lire la suite]