22 avril 2012

Plate with grape design. Porcelain with underglaze cobalt decoration. Ming dynasty. Reign of the Xuande Emperor

 Plate with grape design. Porcelain with underglaze cobalt decoration. Ming dynasty (1368-1644), Reign of the Xuande Emperor (1426-1435)..  The Avery Brundage Collection. B65P6.  Asian Art Museum, San Francisco. © 2011 Asian Art Museum H. 3 in x Diam. 14 3/4 in, H. 7.6 cm x Diam. 37.5 cm.  An inscription on the foot of this plate indicates that it once belonged to the Mughal emperor Shah Jahan (reigned 1628-1658). Although numerous foreign luxury items were amassed by the Mughals, few... [Lire la suite]
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22 avril 2012

Plate with aquatic plants. Porcelain with underglaze cobalt decoration. Ming dynasty. Reign of the Yongle Emperor

Plate with aquatic plants. Porcelain with underglaze cobalt decoration. Ming dynasty (1368-1644), Reign of the Yongle Emperor (1403-1424). Gift of Roy Leventritt. B69P7L. Asian Art Museum, San Francisco. © 2011 Asian Art Museum H. 2 1/4 in x Diam. 12 1/4 in, H. 5.8 cm x Diam. 31.2 cm. The Yongle emperor, third ruler of the Ming dynasty and the younger son of its founder, moved the main dynastic capital from Nanjing, in Jiangsu province near the Yangtze river, to Beijing in the north. The building of a... [Lire la suite]
22 avril 2012

A rare blue and white 'Bajixiang' vase, zun, Mark and period of Wanli (1573-1619)

  Lot 3164. A rare blue and white 'Bajixiang' vase, zun, Mark and period of Wanli (1573-1619); 22 cm., 8 5/8 in. Estimate 2,000,000-3,000,000 HKD (195,716 — 293,57  EUR). Lot sold 3,860,000 HKD (377,731 EUR). Photo Sotheby's modelled after archaic bronze zun vessels, the bulging body decorated with four of the Eight Buddhist Emblems above lotus blooms borne on foliate scrolls, surmounted by a trumpet mouth with the other four beribboned emblems amid undulating lotus sprigs,... [Lire la suite]
22 avril 2012

Bowl with lotus flowers. Ming dynasty, Xuande mark and period, AD 1426–35

Bowl with lotus flowers.  Porcelain with underglaze cobalt-blue decoration. Jingdezhen, Jiangxi province 江西省, 景德鎮. Ming dynasty, Xuande mark and period, AD 1426–35. Sir Percival David Foundation of Chinese Art.  PDF.682. AN382338001. British Museum. Copyright SOAS  Porcelain bowl with rounded sides, everted mouthrim and wide foot. There are scrolling lotus flowers and leaves between a band of squared spirals at the mouthrim, a band of separated lotus flowers, classic scrolls around... [Lire la suite]
22 avril 2012

A blue and white 'Lotus' Bowl. Mark and period of Xuande (1426-1435)

Lot 3157. A blue and white 'Lotus' Bowl. Mark and period of Xuande (1426-1435); 17.5 cm., 6 7/8 in. Estimation 1,500,000-2,000,000 HKD (146,787 — 195,716 EUR). Lot vendu: 1,580,000 HKD (154,615 EUR). Photo Sotheby's finely potted with rounded sides rising from a slightly tapered foot and flaring delicately at the rim, well painted overall in deep tones of cobalt-blue with characteristic 'heaping and piling', the interior decorated with a central medallion of lotus amid leafy scrolls within... [Lire la suite]
21 avril 2012

Large serving dish with flowers and grapes. Porcelain with underglaze cobalt-blue decoration. Ming dynasty, Yongle reign

Large serving dish with flowers and grapes, Ming dynasty, Yongle reign, AD1403–1424. Porcelain with underglaze cobalt-blue decoration. Jingdezhen, Jiangxi province, Sir Percival David Foundation of Chinese Art. British Museum. AN926491001  Potters working at Jingdezhen used a blue-generating cobalt pigment imported from the Middle East or Central Asia at this time. It diffuses in patches through the transparent glaze and after cooling appears black where it has burnt through the glaze and pale blue... [Lire la suite]

21 avril 2012

A blue and white small barbed-rim dish. Ming dynasty, Yongle period. British Museumthed by Henry J Oppenheim. British Museu

A blue and white small barbed-rim dish. Ming dynasty, Yongle period. AN261125001. Bequeathed by Henry J Oppenheim. British Museum © The Trustees of the British Museum Porcelain dish with bracket-lobed rim painted in underglaze blue. This shallow mould-made dish has rounded eight-lobed sides and a flattened bracket-lobed rim; it stands on a low foot ring. Typical of Yongle underglaze cobalt-blue decoration, the designs appear slightly blurred and out of focus. In the centre is an octagonal bracket-lobed... [Lire la suite]
21 avril 2012

Gourd-shaped flask. Porcelain with underglaze cobalt-blue decoration. Ming dynasty, Yongle period

Gourd-shaped flask. Porcelain with underglaze cobalt-blue decoration. Jingdezhen, Jiangxi province 江西省, 景德鎮. Ming dynasty, Yongle period, AD 1403–24. Percival David Foundation. Bristh Museum. AN382294001. Copyright SOAS All rights reserved Porcelain double gourd flask with flattened lower bulb and two strap handles. There is a stylised flower with a yin and yang symbol surrounded by a chevron band in underglaze cobalt blue in the centre of lower bulb on each side, and a lotus spray on the base of... [Lire la suite]
21 avril 2012

Large serving dish with composite flower scrol. Ming dynasty, Yongle reign, AD1403–1424. Percival David Foundation. Bristh Museu

  Large serving dish with composite flower scrol. Ming dynasty, Yongle reign, AD1403–1424. Percival David Foundation. Bristh Museum. AN926464001 © The Trustees of the British Museum Large porcelain dish. Underglaze blue with scrolling flower heads inside and outside. Unglazed base. Height: 62 millimetres. Diameter: 343 millimetres Potters working at Jingdezhen used a blue-generating cobalt pigment imported from the Middle East or Central Asia at this time. It diffuses in patches through the... [Lire la suite]
21 avril 2012

A fine blue and white 'Flowers' dish. Ming Dynasty, Yongle period

A fine blue and white 'Flowers' dish. Ming Dynasty, Yongle period. photo Sotheby's the shallow lobed sides rising from a small tapered foot to an everted rim barbed with twelve bracket-lobes, painted in deep cobalt blue with intense 'heaping and piling', the slightly recessed foliate centre decorated with six large blooms wreathed by scrolling foliage including lotus, chrysanthemum, mallow, camellia and possibly carnation surrounding a central lotus, the lobed cavetto further decorated with twelve... [Lire la suite]
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