13 août 2014

Blue-and-White Bowl with Dragon and Scrolls Design, Ming Dynasty, Hongzhi Mark and Period (1488-1505)

Blue-and-White Bowl with Dragon and Scrolls Design, Ming Dynasty, Hongzhi Mark and Period (1488-1505), d.15.0cm. Gift of SUMITOMO Group, the ATAKA Collection. Acc. No. 10691. The Museum of Oriental Ceramics, Osaka. © 2009 The Museum of Oriental Ceramics, Osaka. The style of this piece is a continuation of the thin, small bowls which appeared in the Chenghua reign, but the pattern has increased in complexity. The exterior of the bowl is decorated with a pair of dragons and baoxiang-hua floral scrolls, the interior is decorated... [Lire la suite]

13 août 2014

Chenghua Mark and Period Blue-and-White at the Museum of Oriental Ceramics, Osaka

Blue-and-White Bowl with Melon Design, Ming Dynasty, Chenghua Mark and Period, (1465-1487), d.15.5cm. Acc. No. 10682. Gift of SUMITOMO Group, the ATAKA Collection. The Museum of Oriental Ceramics, Osaka. © 2009 The Museum of Oriental Ceramics, Osaka. There are few large blue-and-white wares from the Chenghua period, and vessels such as jars are also rare. The best known vessel type from this period is a bowl like this piece, known as the "palace bowl" in the West for its lovely form. Some bowls are decorated on the inside and... [Lire la suite]
13 août 2014

Xuande Mark and Period Porcelains at the Museum of Oriental Ceramics, Osaka

Blue-and-White Jar with Baoxiang-hua Scrolls Design, Ming Dynasty, Xuande Mark and Period (1426-1435), h.35.8cm. Gift of SUMITOMO Group, the ATAKA Collection. Acc. No. 10885. The Museum of Oriental Ceramics, Osaka. © 2009 The Museum of Oriental Ceramics, Osaka. This is a large jar with a tall neck rising to a wide mouth. The center section is decorated with baoxiang-hua scrolled flowers, the shoulder and base feature double lotus petals, and the neck has a scrolled cloud pattern. The cobalt blue is a deep color, and the lotus... [Lire la suite]
13 août 2014

Yongle Blue-and-White Porcelains at the Museum of Oriental Ceramics, Osaka

Blue-and-White Charger with Peony Design, Ming Dynasty, Yongle Period (1403-1424), d.44.7cm. Gift of SUMITOMO Group, the ATAKA Collection. The Museum of Oriental Ceramics, Osaka. © 2009 The Museum of Oriental Ceramics, Osaka. The central field of this plate depicts, within double circles, two peonies freely interlaced by scroll-like stems. Nine types of fruit including litchies, pomegranates, loquats and vines are painted in spray style around the rim inside the dish, while the outer surface has pomegranates and scrolls.... [Lire la suite]
13 août 2014

Hongwu Period Porcelains at the Museum of Oriental Ceramics, Osaka

Porcelain Charger with Underglaze Copper-Red-Painted Peony Design, Ming Dynasty, Hongwu Period, 1368-1398, d.45.5cm. Acc. No. 10482. Gift of SUMITOMO Group, the ATAKA Collection. The Museum of Oriental Ceramics, Osaka. © 2009 The Museum of Oriental Ceramics, Osaka The technique of decorating pots with underglaze copper pigment first appeared in the Yuan dynasty. A particularly large amount was produced in the Hongwu period, and the forms and decorative patterns of such ware are similar to... [Lire la suite]
12 août 2014

A rare reverse-decorated blue and white dish , Jiajing six-character mark in underglaze blue and of the period (1522-1566)

A rare reverse-decorated blue and white dish , Jiajing six-character mark in underglaze blue and of the period (1522-1566). Photo Christie's Image Ltd 2008 With shallow sides rising to a slightly everted, rounded rim, painted in the interior with a roundel containing four cranes amidst scrolling clouds confronted around a stylized shou character, the exterior painted in similar fashion with a continuous frieze of cranes amidst clouds; 6 1/8 in. (15.6 cm.) diam., Japanese wood box. Estimate $20,000... [Lire la suite]


12 août 2014

A rare blue and white hexagonal tubular bird feeder, Da Ming Xuande Nian Zao six-character mark in underglaze blue in a line and

A rare blue and white hexagonal tubular bird feeder, Da Ming Xuande Nian Zao six-character mark in underglaze blue in a line and of the period (1426-1435). Photo Christie's Image Ltd 2008 The slightly bowed body molded horizontally with six slightly concave facets divided by narrow flutes that continue to the conforming outline of the two ends molded with mallow blossoms, and painted with bands of classic scroll in deep inky tones of underglaze blue with 'heaping and piling' shading in areas to blackish brown, the two large... [Lire la suite]
09 août 2014

Stem cup with design of eight Buddhist emblems, China, Ming dynasty (1368- 1644), Xuande period (1426-1435)

Stem cup with design of eight Buddhist emblems, China, Ming dynasty (1368- 1644), Xuande period (1426-1435), Jingdezhen, Jiangxi Province, porcelain with underglaze blue decoration, 10.0 x 11.9 cm. Purchased 1979, 464.1979. Art Gallery of New South Wales, Sydney (C) Art Gallery of New South Wales, Sydney Emperor Xuande ascended the throne of China in 1426: his reign is celebrated amongst Chinese connoisseurs for the superior quality of its porcelains, bronzes and lacquers. Xuande himself reportedly took a personal interest in the... [Lire la suite]
09 août 2014

Dish with design of the Three Friends, China, Ming dynasty (1368- 1644), Jiajing mark and period (1522 - 1566)

Dish with design of the Three Friends, China, Ming dynasty (1368- 1644), Jiajing mark and period (1522 - 1566), Jingdezhen, Jiangxi Province, porcelain with underglaze blue decoration, 3.2 x 17.6 cm. Gift of Florence Marks, Orwell Phillips and Barbara Selby 1980, 193.1980. Art Gallery of New South Wales, Sydney (C) Art Gallery of New South Wales, Sydney The Jiajing emperor was a faithful disciple of Daoism. The imperial partiality sparked a wave of enthusiasm for Daoist religion throughout the empire, and set a fashion in the... [Lire la suite]
09 août 2014

Dish with dragon swimming among the lotus, China, Ming dynasty (1368- 1644), Hongzhi mark and period (1488-1505)

Dish with dragon swimming among the lotus, China, Ming dynasty (1368- 1644), Hongzhi mark and period (1488-1505), Jingdezhen, Jiangxi Province, porcelain with underglaze blue decoration, 4.4 x 21.5 cm. Gift of Florence Marks, Orwell Phillips and Barbara Selby 1980, 192.1980. Art Gallery of New South Wales, Sydney (C) Art Gallery of New South Wales, Sydney Three five-clawed dragons, one in the centre of the interior and two on the exterior surface decorate this elegant plate. With their mouths closed, the elongated dragons swim... [Lire la suite]


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