Lot 705. 'Rolwagen'Vase with blue-and-white decorated a romantic scene

Starting price: € 35 000
Auction date: 22.06.2018   11:30 UTC +01:00
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Lot 705 | 'Rolwagen'Vase with blue-and-white decorated a romantic scene
CHINA, Transitional period
With a slightly downwardly tapering body, finely painted in vibrant shades of underglaze blue with a garden scene surrounded by rocks, representation from the 3. Chapter of the novel sanguo yanyi (romance of The Three Kingdoms) from the Ming period, in which the officers Li Su, the Prime Minister Dong Zhuo visited with a very good red horse and precious gems to the General Lü Bu, in order to win his support for Dong Zhuo. This horse was mentioned in Lü Bus biography in the historical Text "records of Three Kingdoms" and in the "book of later Han", where it was extremely strong and full of temperament described. The horse earned later literary fame, as the historical events of the fall of the Han dynasty in the Ming-time-novel "romance of The Three Kingdoms" have been processed.

Provenance: From a European private collection - Minim. rubbed

Height of 40.8 cm

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