06 décembre 2018

A very rare and large imperial underglaze blue yellow-ground 'Gardenia' saucer dish, Zhengde six-character mark and of the perio

Lot 97. A very rare and large imperial underglaze blue yellow-ground 'Gardenia' saucer dish, Zhengde six-character mark and of the period (1506-1521). D. 25,4 cm. Estimate 60,000-100,000 €. Unsold. © Nagel Auktionen With shallow rounded sides, freely painted in shaded tones of cobalt blue reserved on a rich yellow ground, the interior with a central medallion depicting a single leafy branch bearing two five-petalled gardenia blooms and a bud emerging from the top, encircled on the cavetto by fruiting... [Lire la suite]