22 juillet 2017

Lianzi [lotus-seed] bowl, Ming dynasty, Yongle period (1403-1424)

Lianzi [lotus-seed] bowl, Ming dynasty, Yongle period (1403-1424), Jingdezhen, porcelain with underglaze blue decoration. Diameter: 14 cm, Height: 7 cm. Bequeathed by Mrs. Walter Sedgwick, 1968,0422.28 © 2017 Trustees of the British Museum  This lianzi [lotus-seed] bowl has deep conical sides which emerge from a very narrow foot ring and curve slightly inwards at the rim. The glazed base rises to a central nipple. Beneath a blue-white glaze it is painted in dark cobalt blue with concentric bands of... [Lire la suite]
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22 juillet 2017

Bowl, Ming dynasty, Yongle period (1403-24)

Bowl, Ming dynasty, Yongle period (1403-24),  China (Jingdezhen), porcelain painted in underglaze blue. Diameter: 15.9 cm, Height: 8.1 cm. Given by Mrs W. Roberts in memory of A.D. Brankston, C.15-1952 © Victoria and Albert Museum, London 2017. Bowl, hemispherical body becoming slightly pointed towards base, rather high footrim trimmed flat, the underside of the base being slightly conical. Inside a running scroll of leaves and rosette-like flowers, below a border composed of bisected trefoils disposed... [Lire la suite]
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22 juillet 2017

A very rare early Ming blue and white bowl, Yongle period(1403-1424)

Lot 1452. A very rare early Ming blue and white bowl, Yongle period(1403-1424), 6 1/4 in. (15.8 cm.) diam. Estimate HKD 700,000 - HKD 900,000. Price realised HKD 840,000 © Christie's Images Ltd 2007 Finely potted with the straight sides tapering to a narrow foot ring, delicately painted on the interor in rich cobalt blue tones and rendered in delicate pencil design to depict a dianthus scroll on the cavetto, borne on an undulating vine growing long bladed leaves, above a band of interlocking... [Lire la suite]
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22 juillet 2017

A yellow-ground blue and white 'Gardenia' dish, Hongzhi six-character mark within double circles and of the period (1488-1505)

Lot 3114. A yellow-ground blue and white 'Gardenia' dish, Hongzhi six-character mark within double circles and of the period (1488-1505), 10 3/8 in. (26.3 cm.) diam. Estimate 4,800,000 - HKD 9,000,000. Lot sold 7,240,000 HKD. Photo: Sotheby's. Well potted with low rounded sides rising to slightly flaring rims, the dish is finely painted in underglaze-blue with a central gardenia spray bearing two flowers and buds, the cavetto with evenly spaced sprays of nine grapes on a leafy fine, a beribboned... [Lire la suite]
22 juillet 2017

Dish with Floral and Fruit Sprays ("Gardenia Dish"), Ming dynasty, Hongzhi reign mark and period (1488-1505)

Dish with Floral and Fruit Sprays ("Gardenia Dish"), Ming dynasty, Hongzhi reign mark and period (1488-1505). Porcelain painted in underglaze blue and overglaze yellow enamel. Diam: 25.6 cm (10 1/8 in.). Charles H. and Mary F. Worcester Collection Fund, 2016.97 © Art Institute of Chicago NDB: This dish was bought at Sotheby's, Important Chinese Art, New York, 16 mars 2016. Cf. my post: A rare underglaze-blue and yellow enamel 'gardenia' dish, Hongzhi mark and period)
22 juillet 2017

Dish with floral and fruit design, Ming dynasty, Hongzhi mark and period (1488-1505)

Dish with floral and fruit design, Ming dynasty, Hongzhi mark and period (1488-1505), Jingdezhen kilns, south China. Porcelain painted in cobalt blue, the white ground filled with yellow enamel. Diameter: 26 cm. C.320-1921 © Victoria and Albert Museum, London 2017. In the Ming dynasty (1368-1644), Jingdezhen became the major ceramic-manufacturing centre. Imperial kilns were established to produce fine porcelain for the exclusive use of the emperors. The tradition of inscribing the emperor's reign... [Lire la suite]

22 juillet 2017

Dish with underglaze blue decoration reserved on a pale yellow enamel ground, Ming dynasty, Xuande mark and period (1426-1435)

Dish with underglaze blue decoration reserved on a pale yellow enamel ground, Ming dynasty, Xuande mark and period (1426-1435), Jingdezhen, Jiangxi province. Porcelain with underglaze blue decoration and yellow glaze. Height: 5 cm, Diameter: 26 cm. Bequeathed by Francis Edward Howard Paget, 1945,1016.3 © 2017 Trustees of the British Museum Porcelain dish with underglaze blue decoration reserved on a pale yellow enamel ground. This dish has rounded sides, an everted rim and a low tapering foot... [Lire la suite]
22 juillet 2017

Dish with flowering gardenia, Ming dynasty, Hongzhi mark and period, AD 1488–1505

Dish with flowering gardenia, Ming dynasty, Hongzhi mark and period, AD 1488–1505, Jingdezhen, Jiangxi province. Porcelain with underglaze blue decoration and yellow glaze. Height: 47 mm, Diameter: 264 mm. Sir Percival David Foundation of Chinese Art, PDF A773 © 2017 Trustees of the British Museum Porcelain dish. Decorated inside with gardenia floral spray in the centre and sprays of pomegranate, persimmon, grapevine and lotus in the cavetto. Gardenia scrolls on the exterior. All motifs painted in... [Lire la suite]
22 juillet 2017

Porcelain dish painted in underglaze blue with yellow glaze, China, Ming dynasty, Zhengde reign period and mark (1506-21)

Porcelain dish painted in underglaze blue with yellow glaze, China, Ming dynasty, Zhengde reign period and mark (1506-21), Jingdezhen. Porcelain decorated in underglaze blue and yellow glaze. Diameter: 29.5 cm. Maxwell Brownjohn Bequest, C.50-1965 © Victoria and Albert Museum, London 2017.  Porcelain dish painted in underglaze blue on a yellow ground with a pomegranate flowers branch in the central medallion and sprays of peach, pomegranate, cherry and another unidentified fuit around it. Four... [Lire la suite]
22 juillet 2017

Dish with flowering pomegranate, Ming dynasty, Zhengde mark and period, AD 1506–1521

Dish with flowering pomegranate, Ming dynasty, Zhengde mark and period, AD 1506–1521, Jingdezhen, Jiangxi province. Porcelain with underglaze blue decoration and yellow glaze. Height: 56 mm, Diameter: 297 mm. Sir Percival David Foundation of Chinese Art, PDF 779 © 2017 Trustees of the British Museum Porcelain dish with rounded sides, everted rim and tapering foot. There are flower and fruit sprays in underglaze blue in reserve against a yellow enamel ground on the interior and the exterior. There is... [Lire la suite]