13 août 2014

The Yongle Emperor of China died on this day in 1424.

This red lacquer dish made during his reign will feature in Ming 50 Years at British Museum
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12 août 2014

A mother-of-pearl-inlaid black lacquer barbed dish, Ming dynasty, 16th century 

A mother-of-pearl-inlaid black lacquer barbed dish, Ming dynasty, 16th century. Photo Christie's Image Ltd 2008 The interior decorated with four elegant ladies standing beneath a willow tree in a lush gated garden with bamboo and rockwork below dense composite floral scroll in the petal-lobed well, the exterior with nine leafy S-shaped scrolls; 9 7/8 in. (25 cm.) diam., wood box. Estimate $15,000 - $20,000. Price Realized $18,750  Notes: Compare the mother-of-pearl-inlaid black lacquer octagonal... [Lire la suite]
12 août 2014

A rare mother-of-pearl-inlaid black lacquer dish, Ming dynasty, 16th century

A rare mother-of-pearl-inlaid black lacquer dish, Ming dynasty, 16th century. Photo Christie's Image Ltd 2008 The dish of quatrefoil form elaborately inlaid in the recessed center panel with mother-of-pearl with a luohan seated beneath a pine tree upon a large rock and dressed in open robes tied at the waist, his right hand raised holding a ring which he uses to beckon a tiger gazing back at him from across a narrow stream, framed by four shaped cartouches containing lotus scroll reserved on a diaper ground, the... [Lire la suite]
09 août 2014

Ming dynasty lacquerware at Art Gallery of New South Wales, Sydney

Tea bowl decorated with scenes of eight children at play, China, Jiajing period (1522 - 1566), Ming dynasty (1368  - 1644), carved cinnabar lacquer, 6.3 x 11.2 cm,. Gift of Mr J.H. Myrtle 1989, 247.1989. Art Gallery of New South Wales, Sydney (C) Art Gallery of New South Wales, Sydney Covered box decorated with lychee sprays, late 16th century, China, Jiajing period (1522 - 1566), Ming dynasty (1368  - 1644), carved cinnabar lacquer with black... [Lire la suite]
20 juillet 2014

Lotus Dish, China, Yuan dynasty

Lotus Dish, China, Yuan dynasty (1271-1368), carved cinnabar lacquer on wood, Overall - h:15.90 cm (h:6 1/4 inches). Gift of the John Huntington Art and Polytechnic Trust 1918.933, Cleveland Museum of Art © 2013 Cleveland Museum of Art.
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20 juillet 2014

Plate with Peony Decoration, late 14th-early 15th Century, China, Yuan dynasty

Plate with Peony Decoration, late 14th-early 15th Century, China, Yuan dynasty (1271-1368), carved cinnabar lacquer on wood, Diameter - w:16.50 cm (w:6 7/16 inches). John L. Severance Collection 1977.6, Cleveland Museum of Art © 2013 Cleveland Museum of Art.


18 juillet 2014

Round Box with Decoration of Two Pheasants and Peonies, late 1200s, China, late Southern Song-early Yuan dynasty

Round Box with Decoration of Two Pheasants and Peonies, late 1200s, China, late Southern Song (1127-1279) - early Yuan dynasty (1271-1368), carved lacquer, Overall - h:21.00 w:40.60 cm (h:8 1/4 w:15 15/16 inches) Lid - h:8.50 w:40.60 cm (h:3 5/16 w:15 15/16 inches) Bottom - h:12.50 w:40.60 cm (h:4 7/8 w:15 15/16 inches). Leonard C. Hanna, Jr. Fund 2011.34, Cleveland Museum of Art © 2013 Cleveland Museum of Art.
18 juillet 2014

Foliate Dish, 13th-14th Century, China, Southern Song Dynasty-Yuan Dynasty

Foliate Dish, 13th-14th Century, China, Southern Song Dynasty (1127-1279) - Yuan Dynasty (1271-1368), lacquer, Diameter - w:26.80 cm (w:10 1/2 inches). Cornelia Blakemore Warner Fund 1971.39, Cleveland Museum of Art © 2013 Cleveland Museum of Art.
12 juillet 2014

Wickerwork Box, 1609, China, Ming dynasty (1368-1644), Wanli reign (1572-1620)

Wickerwork Box, 1609, China, Ming dynasty (1368-1644), Wanli reign (1572-1620), lacquered wickerwork (of woven bamboo) framed in wood with circular scene inlaid in mother-of-pearl and gold, Overall - h:7.70 w:13.80 cm (h:3 w:5 3/8 inches). Edward L. Whittemore Fund 1965.30,| Cleveland Museum of Art © 2013 Cleveland Museum of Art.
12 juillet 2014

Jar with Dragon and Phoenix Design, 1522-1566, China, Ming dynasty, Jiajing mark and reign

Jar with Dragon and Phoenix Design, 1522-1566, China, Ming dynasty (1368-1644), Jiajing mark and reign (1521-1566), carved lacquer in cinnabar and other colors, Overall - h:11.80 cm (h:4 5/8 inches). John L. Severance Fund 1972.14, Cleveland Museum of Art © 2013 Cleveland Museum of Art.


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