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]