12 août 2017

Dish, Jingdezhen, Ming dynasty, Hongwu period (1368-1398)

Dish, Jingdezhen, Ming dynasty, Hongwu period (1368-1398). Porcelain with incised and moulded decoration in relief. Diameter: 14.6 cm. C.11-1954 © Victoria and Albert Museum, London 2017. Dish, circular, round the rim, two dragons pursuing each other amidst cloud-scrolls, in moulded relief. On the well, incised with three cloud-scrolls.

12 août 2017

Cup, China (Jingdezhen), Ming dynasty, Hongwu period (1368-98)

 Cup, China (Jingdezhen), Ming dynasty, Hongwu period (1368-98). Porcelain with decoration in moulded relief and incised under copper red glaze. Height: 5.1 cm, Diameter: 9.8 cm. C.138-1963 © Victoria and Albert Museum, London 2017. Cup with rounded sides and everted rim, the footrim of "V" section with chamfered edge, the flat base showing a spiral finish and unglazed and burnt slightly orange-red in parts. The glaze is of a comparatively even, soft red of somewhat brownish tone, through which the turning... [Lire la suite]
12 août 2017

Ewer with floral design, Ming dynasty, Hongwu period (1368-1398)

Ewer with floral design, Ming dynasty, Hongwu period (1368-1398). Porcelain painted in copper red, Jingdezhen kilns, south China. Height: 36.9 cm. Purchased with the assistance of The Art Fund, the Vallentin Bequest, Sir Percival David and the Universities China Committee, C.857-1936 © Victoria and Albert Museum, London 2017. This ewer for wine is painted with a floral design using copper as a colourant. It has not fired successfully and in some places the colour has turned grey rather than the... [Lire la suite]
12 août 2017

Kendi with lotus design, Jingdezhen, Ming dynasty, Hongwu period (1368-1398)

Kendi with lotus design, Jingdezhen, Ming dynasty, Hongwu period (1368-1398). Porcelain painted in underglaze copper red. Height: 13.3 cm registers, Diameter: 16 cm registers. Given from the Bloxam collection, C.132-1928 © Victoria and Albert Museum, London 2017. Porcelain pouring vessel, commonly known as a kendi, with a squat bulbous body and a short, fat spout, narrowing at the end to a small opening. Painted in underglaze copper red with a pattern of peony flowers and foliage on the main body and... [Lire la suite]
12 août 2017

Kendi, Jingdezhen, Ming dynasty, Hongwu period (1368-1398)

Kendi, Jingdezhen, Ming dynasty, Hongwu period (1368-1398). Porcelain painted in underglaze red. Height: 15.3 cm, Width: 16 cm. Sir Percival David Gift, Museum no. C.54-1937 © Victoria and Albert Museum, London 2017. A kendi was originally a pure water container carried by travelling Buddhist monks. It later became a domestic drinking vessel. 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... [Lire la suite]
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12 août 2017

Large Safavid blue and white charger, Iran, 17th century

Large Safavid blue and white charger, Iran, 17th century, 51.5cm diameter © Amir Mohtashemi Ltd. This large and monumental pottery charger is of shallow circular form and is painted in a greyish-cobalt blue glaze on a white ground. The dish is centrally decorated with eight-lotus flowers standing in a vase. The rim is widely painted with alternating panels of various trees and flowers including stylised pine trees, chrysantheums and lotus flowers. The style of this dish was heavily influenced by Chinese Kraak porcelain... [Lire la suite]
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12 août 2017

Kubachi plate, Iran, Late 16th - early 17th century

Kubachi plate, Iran, Late 16th - early 17th century, 26.9cm diameter © Amir Mohtashemi Ltd. The plate with a slightly flaring rim, painted in shades of cobalt blue and black with a central flowerhead surrounded by Chinese inspired landscape panels. Amir Mohtashemi Ltd. 69 Kensington Church Street, London W8 4BG, United Kingdom
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12 août 2017

Persian blue and white dish, Tabriz, Iran, Early 16th century

Persian blue and white dish, Tabriz, Iran, Early 16th century, 31.5cm diameter © Amir Mohtashemi Ltd. This dish of circular form is decorated with a large central peony spray amongst leaves. The inner rim of the dish is painted with a cobalt blue and black honeycomb pattern. There is a wave border on a hatched background on the everted rim. The back of the dish is decorated with cobalt blue waterweed design. Three spur marks are visible to the front of the dish.A similar Tabriz dish with accidental copper-turquoise splashes to... [Lire la suite]
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12 août 2017

A porcelain blue ewer made for the Islamic market, China, 18th century

A porcelain blue ewer made for the Islamic market, China, 18th century, 30cm high. © Amir Mohtashemi Ltd. The porcelain blue ewer of compacted pear-shaped form and flared foot. The mouth is crescent-moon shaped; the spout is curved. The ewer is decorated with traces of floral gilt decoration.Two similar ewers are in The Victoria and Albert Museum, London, Accession Numbers 775-1888 and 1674-1876, and are published by Kerr and Mengoni, Chinese Export Ceramics, V&A Publishing, London, 2011, p. 111, pl. 158. According to... [Lire la suite]
12 août 2017

A Rare Blue and White Pen Box of Islamic Form, China, Late 15th century , Ming Dynasty (1368-1644)

A Rare Blue and White Pen Box of Islamic Form, China, Late 15th century , Ming Dynasty (1368-1644), 26.5cm long (box without mounts). © Amir Mohtashemi Ltd. This rare and unusual blue and white porcelain pen box of slender oval form is painted with scrolling lotus motifs in underglaze blue. The sides of the box are fairly straight with rounded corners. The interior is divided into four compartments; the largest compartment is of mihrab form. One compartment contains a semi-circular metal inset. The other two compartments... [Lire la suite]