02 juin 2019

'Southeast Asian Ceramics: Selections from the Collection of James E. Breece III' at Heritage Museum of Asian Art, Chicago

  Ewers with lids, stoneware with incised design and celadon glaze, height 20 cm, stoneware with cream and iron underglaze, height 21 cm, stoneware with pale olive-green glaze and iron brown splotches, height 21 cm, Trần dynasty (1225-1400), Vietnam, MacLean Collection. Photography: © MacLean Collection. The ceramics of China have been famous for centuries and clearly influenced ceramic production in nearby Southeast Asian countries. This may be the most apparent in Vietnamese ceramics, as parts of the... [Lire la suite]

04 juin 2018

A cloisonné enamel arrow vase, Ming dynasty, 15th–16th century

Lot 660. A cloisonné enamel arrow vase, Ming dynasty, 15th–16th century; 13.2 cm, 5 1/4  in. Estimate 50,000 — 70,000 HKD. Lot sold 125,000 HKD. Courtesy Sotheby's. the compressed globular body rising to a tall cylindrical neck and set with a pair of tubular handles, the exterior enamelled with lotus and flower scrolls against a turquoise ground. Sotheby's. Chinese Art, Hong Kong, 31 May 2018.  
30 août 2017

Censer, Vietnamese, 15th–16th century

Censer, Vietnamese, 15th–16th century. Stoneware with cream, green, and brown glazes, h. 14 1/4 in. (36.2 cm); w. 14 in. (35.6 cm); d. 12 in. (30.5 cm), San Antonio Museum of Art, Gift of Lenora and Walter F. Brown, 2004.20.2. Photograph by Peggy Tenison
25 juillet 2017

Vase in Shape of Ancient Bronze Vessel, Ming dynasty (1368–1644), 15th–16th century

Vase in Shape of Ancient Bronze Vessel, Ming dynasty (1368–1644), 15th–16th century. Porcelain with celadon glaze (Longquan ware). H. 10 1/8 in. (25.7 cm). Bequest of Mary Stillman Harkness, 1950; 50.145.300 © 2000–2017 The Metropolitan Museum of Art The square handles and ring illustrate the metal origins of the shape of the vase. Similar examples have been excavated in Chinese tombs dating to the fifteenth and sixteenth century, suggesting that the shape was particularly popular at that time.
09 avril 2017

A 'sweet-white' incised 'lotus' jar, Ming dynasty, 15th – 16th century

  Lot 3665. A 'sweet-white' incised 'lotus' jar, Ming dynasty, 15th – 16th century. Estimate 200,000 — 300,000 HKD. Lot Sold  250,000 HKD  (30,253 EUR) (32,173 USD). Photo: Sotheby's. the baluster body rising from a countersunk base to a broad rounded shoulder and surmounted by a short tapering neck, the exterior incised with undulating scrolls issuing lotus blooms and curling leaves, above an upright lappet border encircling the foot, applied evenly overall with an... [Lire la suite]
06 mars 2017

Large Blue and White Ewer with Tinted Glaze, Lê Dynasty, 15th – 16th c., A.D., Vietnam

Large Blue and White Ewer with Tinted Glaze, Lê Dynasty, 15th–16th c., A.D., Vietnam © Zetterquist Galleries Height: 23cm A large ewer, of bulbous form, with ornate strap handle and stylized beasthead spout. (Spout with large chip on one side.) There are four lug handles confined between two decorative ridges on the shoulder (one lug missing). The tall straight-collar neck has a ridge at the top, just under the unglazed rim, indicating the original presence of a lid. The pedestal foot is constricted between the body and... [Lire la suite]

15 juin 2013

Round Dish With Pommel Scrolls. China, Ming dynasty (1368–1644), 15th–16th century

Round Dish With Pommel Scrolls. China, Ming dynasty (1368–1644), 15th–16th century. Carved black lacquer with red layers (tixi), 13 7/8 in. diameter (35.2 cm diameter). AP 1993.03. Kimbell Art Museum © 2013 Kimbell Art Museum Carved, “marbled” lacquer (tixi), a variety unique to China, was made from at least the Song dynasty (A.D. 960–1279) onwards. In this labor-intensive technique, several layers of thin lacquer in varying colors are applied to a wood substratum, each layer being left to harden... [Lire la suite]
04 août 2012

Covered jar. Vietnamese, Lê dynasty, 15th–16th century, Vietnam

Covered jar. Vietnamese, Lê dynasty, 15th–16th century, Vietnam. Stoneware with underglaze blue decoration, chocolate brown wash on base, Chu Dau style. Overall: 12.5 x 9 cm (4 15/16 x 3 9/16 in.). Anonymous gift. 2002.769a-b © 2012 Museum of Fine Arts, Boston Globular jar with dome-shaped lid decorated in underglaze cobalt blue with a band of broken diapers, panels with floral designs against a background of diamond diaper pattern and lotus panels with spirals. The lid has a lotus-shaped knob... [Lire la suite]
04 août 2012

Dish. Vietnamese, Lê dynasty, 15th–16th century

Dish. Vietnamese, Lê dynasty, 15th–16th century. Stoneware with underglaze cobalt blue and overglaze enamels, My Xa kilns. Overall: 7 x 34.5 cm (2 3/4 x 13 9/16 in.). Anonymous gift. 2002.739 © 2012 Museum of Fine Arts, Boston Dish decorated in the center with a crane with wings outstretched among cloud and a floral scroll with six chrysanthemum sunbursts on the wall. Provenance: Collected by the donor in Vietnam in 1988 or slightly before Catalogue... [Lire la suite]
13 mai 2012

Inkstone in the shape of a tortoise. Vietnam, Lê dynasty, 15th–16th century

Inkstone in the shape of a tortoise. Stoneware with white glaze, carved and incised decoration, Chu dau kilns.. Overall: 7.5 x 18 cm (2 15/16 x 7 1/16 in.). Vietnam,  Lê dynasty, 15th–16th century. Anonymous gift. Accession number 2002.746. © 2012 Museum of Fine Arts, Boston Inkstone in the shape of a tortoise with flat recessed area on top of shell and deep indentation (reservoir for ink) immediately behind the head. PROVENANCE: Collected by the donor in Vietnam in 1989 or slightly... [Lire la suite]
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