The Chronicles of Leaf-Eating Larvae in Cerulean Tapestry

Amidst the cerulean tiles, a mesmerizing pattern emerges, a tapestry woven with the enigmatic design of leaf-devouring larvae.

Click here for Thai.


This intricate motif, akin to a tale whispered by history’s hidden corners, capturing the imagination of collectors and enthusiasts alike. Legend has it that before adoring this porcelain leaf, the master artisan concocted the larvae motif as a testament to the transformative epochs of time. In the wake of the tumultuous Qing dynasty, where confusion held sway over China’s destiny, the artisan’s creation weaves a narrative of perseverance.  A period marred by economic woes and the relentless tempest unleashed by World War II, which swept over like an releting storm, claiming myriad lives and kindling the flames of resentment. As the war’s embers faded, it signaled a dawn of creation, a rebirth that sparked countless upheavals across the expanse of China, reminiscent of the sea’s restless reawakening once the storm had subsided.


The leaf devouring larvae thus become a symbolic tableau narrating history, unfolding from the tips of intertwined narratives. Chinese artisans portrayed the larvae as a representation of the time when Japan gnawed at China, much like the leaves, during an era of conflicts that left scars of loss. This metaphor, depicted through the artistry of intricate patterns, emerges as a poignant masterpiece that serves as a cautionary tale for future generations, delving deep into the storytelling tapestry.


Aside from their artistic brilliance, it can be said that the three collectibles of Lot 501 hold a hidden treasure of value through the stories concealed beneath the mastery, like secrets whispered between strokes of paint.


Lot 501 Session 2
Three blue and white porcelain small bowls painted with worms among leaves (3 pcs.)
Style: Chinese
Dimensions: W 12.5 cm H 6 cm
Circa: 20th Century
Estimated Price: 15,000 – 20,000 THB
Starting Price: 8,000 THB