03 avril 2012

An underglaze red 'floral' dish. Ming Dynasty, Hongwu Period

An underglaze red 'floral' dish. Ming Dynasty, Hongwu Period. Photo Sotheby's the low curved sides with an everted rim, painted in copper red with a chrysanthemum bloom and three small buds in the central medallion encircled by a peony scroll with six blooms alternately shown in profile and en face, and a key-fret border on the rim, the exterior painted with petal lappets radiating from the foot, the red of characteristic pyrrhous-red tone, the unglazed base covered with a dressing fired to bright... [Lire la suite]
14 octobre 2010

An extremly rare underglaze-red meiping. Ming Dynasty, Hongwu period

An extremly rare underglaze-red meiping. Ming Dynasty, Hongwu period. photo courtesy Sotheby's the robustly potted broad-shouldered tapering body rising from a recessed base to a narrow short flaring neck with rolled rim, painted around the exterior in copper-red fired to silvery-red tones with a broad band enclosing pine, plantain and bamboo trees, all between classic scroll and lotus-lappet bands at the base and leafy peony scroll and foaming wave bands encircling the neck, a stiff leaf band at the neck, the base... [Lire la suite]

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