20 décembre 2016

Bowl with flower scrolls, Ming dynasty (1368-1644), Reign of the Hongwu emperor (1368-1398)

Bowl with flower scrolls, Ming dynasty (1368-1644), Reign of the Hongwu emperor (1368-1398). China, Jingdezhen, Jiangxi province. Porcelain with underglaze copper decoration, Youlihong ware. H. 4 1/4 in x Diam. 8 in, H. 10.8 cm x Diam. 20.4 cm. The Avery Brundage Collection, B60P2111. © 2016 Asian Art Museum Chong-Moon Lee Center for Asian Art and Culture

20 décembre 2016

Cup stand, Ming dynasty (1368-1644), Reign of the Hongwu emperor (1368-1398)

Cup stand, Ming dynasty (1368-1644), Reign of the Hongwu emperor (1368-1398). China, Jingdezhen, Jiangxi province. Porcelain with underglaze decoration, youlihong ware. H. 1 in x Diam. 7 1/2 in, H. 2.5 cm x Diam. 19.1 cm. The Avery Brundage Collection, B60P1214. © 2016 Asian Art Museum Chong-Moon Lee Center for Asian Art and Culture The short, raised, circular edge at the interior center of this work indicates its function of supporting a tea cup. The central peony branch, encircled by a floral-panel band and a... [Lire la suite]
12 décembre 2016

A fine and rare large carved 'loquats' Longquan celadon barbed-rim charger, Hongwu period (1368-1398) 

Lot 3011. A fine and rare large carved 'loquats' Longquan celadon barbed-rim charger, Hongwu period (1368-1398). Estimate HKD 3,000,000 - HKD 5,000,000 (USD 390,000 - USD 650,000). Price Realised HKD 4,220,000 (USD 544,279). © Christie's Images Ltd 2011. The sturdily potted dish well-carved to the interior with a central medallion of a fruiting loquat, encircled around the lobed rim with vertically arranged flowering branches below the lipped everted rim, the... [Lire la suite]
30 mars 2016

A rare underglaze-red painted ‘floral’ dish, Ming dynasty, Hongwu period (1368-1398)

Lot 14. A rare underglaze-red painted ‘floral’ dish, Ming dynasty, Hongwu period (1368-1398). Estimate HK$500,000 — 700,000 (€58,472 - 81,860). Lot Sold 1,750,000 HKD (197,560 EUR). Photo Sotheby's. the shallow curved sides rising from a short foot to a wide everted rim, painted in greyish copper-red with a central medallion enclosing a chrysanthemum spray with three small buds, encircled by an undulating peony scroll with six blooms alternately shown in profile and en face, bordered by... [Lire la suite]
30 janvier 2016

Porcelain saucer dish with flowers, Hongwu period, 1360 - 1400, Ming Dynasty (1368 - 1644)

Porcelain saucer dish with flowers, Hongwu period, 1360 - 1400, Ming Dynasty (1368 - 1644), Jingdezhen kilns; porcelain, with underglaze painting in copper-red; 2.4 cm (height), 19.6 cm (diameter), at foot 12.4 cm (diameter). Bequeathed by Professor A. H. Sayce, 1933. EAX.1699 © Ashmolean Museum, University of Oxford
30 janvier 2016

Seated Buddhist figure, 1396, Ming Dynasty, Hongwu Period (1368 - 1398)

Seated Buddhist figure, 1396, Ming Dynasty, Hongwu Period (1368 - 1398), gilt bronze, 5.8 x 3.5 x 2.7 cm max. (height x width x depth). Purchased with the assistance of an anonymous benefactor, 1999. EA1999.40 © Ashmolean Museum, University of Oxford

05 décembre 2015

A rare Ming incised Longquan celadon dish, Hongwu period (1368-1398)

Lot 3179. A rare Ming incised Longquan celadon dish, Hongwu period (1368-1398). Estimate HK$300,000 - HK$400,000 ($38,891 - $51,854). Price realized HK$275,000 ($35,650). Photo Christie's Image Ltd 2015 The dish is sturdily potted with shallow rounded sides rising to a flat everted rim and covered overall in a glaze of an even sea-green tone. The interior is incised to the centre with a single lotus spray enclosed within triple lines, surrounded by a continuous lotus scroll with six flowerheads on... [Lire la suite]
25 octobre 2015

An important, very rare and large Early Ming copper-red-decorated jar, guan, Hongwu period (1368-1398)

Lot 313. An important, very rare and large Early Ming copper-red-decorated jar, guan, Hongwu period (1368-1398). Estimate £30,000 – £50,000 ($46,170 - $76,950). Price realised GBP 338,500. Photo Christie's Image Ltd 2015 The jar is powerfully potted with tapered sides, supported on a thick foot rim with a recessed base. The body of the vessel is formed of twelve lobed segments, each painted with leafy floral sprays including day lily, lotus, pomegranate, tree peony, chysanthemum, camellia,... [Lire la suite]
23 avril 2015

A large white-glazed 'anhua' 'Phoenix' bowl, Ming Dynasty, Hongwu Period (1368-1398)

Lot 113. A large white-glazed 'anhua' 'Phoenix' bowl, Ming Dynasty, Hongwu Period (1368-1398). Estimate 20,000 — 30,000 GBP (27,130 - 40,695 EUR). Unsold. Photo Sotheby's robustly potted with rounded sides rising from a straight foot to a flared rim, the interior incised with vaporous ruyi clouds in the centre, surrounded by two anhua phoenix with outstretched wings and long curling tails, the exterior left undecorated, all beneath a smooth creamy glaze with a slight tinge of... [Lire la suite]
13 août 2014

Hongwu Period Porcelains at the Museum of Oriental Ceramics, Osaka

Porcelain Charger with Underglaze Copper-Red-Painted Peony Design, Ming Dynasty, Hongwu Period, 1368-1398, d.45.5cm. Acc. No. 10482. Gift of SUMITOMO Group, the ATAKA Collection. The Museum of Oriental Ceramics, Osaka. © 2009 The Museum of Oriental Ceramics, Osaka The technique of decorating pots with underglaze copper pigment first appeared in the Yuan dynasty. A particularly large amount was produced in the Hongwu period, and the forms and decorative patterns of such ware are similar to... [Lire la suite]