09 août 2014

Stem cup with design of eight Buddhist emblems, China, Ming dynasty (1368- 1644), Xuande period (1426-1435)

Stem cup with design of eight Buddhist emblems, China, Ming dynasty (1368- 1644), Xuande period (1426-1435), Jingdezhen, Jiangxi Province, porcelain with underglaze blue decoration, 10.0 x 11.9 cm. Purchased 1979, 464.1979. Art Gallery of New South Wales, Sydney (C) Art Gallery of New South Wales, Sydney Emperor Xuande ascended the throne of China in 1426: his reign is celebrated amongst Chinese connoisseurs for the superior quality of its porcelains, bronzes and lacquers. Xuande himself reportedly took a personal interest in the... [Lire la suite]

09 août 2014

Dish with design of the Three Friends, China, Ming dynasty (1368- 1644), Jiajing mark and period (1522 - 1566)

Dish with design of the Three Friends, China, Ming dynasty (1368- 1644), Jiajing mark and period (1522 - 1566), Jingdezhen, Jiangxi Province, porcelain with underglaze blue decoration, 3.2 x 17.6 cm. Gift of Florence Marks, Orwell Phillips and Barbara Selby 1980, 193.1980. Art Gallery of New South Wales, Sydney (C) Art Gallery of New South Wales, Sydney The Jiajing emperor was a faithful disciple of Daoism. The imperial partiality sparked a wave of enthusiasm for Daoist religion throughout the empire, and set a fashion in the... [Lire la suite]
09 août 2014

Dish with dragon swimming among the lotus, China, Ming dynasty (1368- 1644), Hongzhi mark and period (1488-1505)

Dish with dragon swimming among the lotus, China, Ming dynasty (1368- 1644), Hongzhi mark and period (1488-1505), Jingdezhen, Jiangxi Province, porcelain with underglaze blue decoration, 4.4 x 21.5 cm. Gift of Florence Marks, Orwell Phillips and Barbara Selby 1980, 192.1980. Art Gallery of New South Wales, Sydney (C) Art Gallery of New South Wales, Sydney Three five-clawed dragons, one in the centre of the interior and two on the exterior surface decorate this elegant plate. With their mouths closed, the elongated dragons swim... [Lire la suite]
09 août 2014

Wall vase of double-gourd shape with flat back, China, Ming dynasty (1368- 1644), Wanli period (1573 - 1619)

Wall vase of double-gourd shape with flat back, China, Ming dynasty (1368- 1644), Wanli period (1573 - 1619), Jingdezhen, Jiangxi Province, porcelain with underglaze blue decoration, 32.0 x 15.1 x 8.0 cm. Purchased 1988, 301.1988. Art Gallery of New South Wales, Sydney (C) Art Gallery of New South Wales, Sydney By the Wanli period, the imperial palace in Beijing was not as prescriptive about designs as it had been in the past, and there was a decrease in imperial orders as the court was distracted by more pressing political... [Lire la suite]
09 août 2014

Quatrefoil dish, China, Ming dynasty (1368- 1644), Jiajing mark and period (1522 - 1566)

Quatrefoil dish, China, Ming dynasty (1368- 1644), Jiajing mark and period (1522 - 1566), Jingdezhen, Jiangxi Province, porcelain with underglaze blue decoration, 2.3 x 16.0 x 12.0 cm. Gift from the J.H. Myrtle Collection 2003, 138.2003. Art Gallery of New South Wales, Sydney (C) Art Gallery of New South Wales, Sydney The following is a translation [of the poem] by Dr.S.W. Bushell, ‘Oriental Ceramic Art’. D. Appleton and Company, New York, 1899. "Finest tribute tea of the first pickingAnd a bright full moon prompt a line of... [Lire la suite]
09 août 2014

Dish with design of flowers of the four seasons, circa 1400, China, Ming dynasty (1368 - 1644), Yongle period (1403 - 1424)

Dish with design of flowers of the four seasons, circa 1400, China, Ming dynasty (1368 - 1644), Yongle period (1403 - 1424), Jingdezhen, Jiangxi Province, porcelain with underglaze blue decoration, 7.5 x 38.0 cm. Purchased 1988, 514.1988. Art Gallery of New South Wales, Sydney (C) Art Gallery of New South Wales, Sydney This superb dish, nearly 600 years old, is of a technical and artistic standard that has rarely been matched. It was created in the Yongle reign (1403-1424) of the Ming dynasty, one of the most splendid periods in... [Lire la suite]


09 août 2014

Fish bowl, China, Ming dynasty (1368- 1644), Jiajing period (1522 - 1566)

Fish bowl, China, Ming dynasty (1368- 1644), Jiajing mark and period (1522 - 1566), Jingdezhen, Jiangxi Province, porcelain with underglaze blue decoration, 38.8 x 65.5 cm. Purchased 1964, EC4.1964. Art Gallery of New South Wales, Sydney (C) Art Gallery of New South Wales, Sydney The large porcelain fish bowl is from the great ceramic centre of Jingdezhen in Jiangxi where the majority of Imperial porcelain was made from the early 15th to the 20th century. Apart from the technical achievement in potting and firing such a large and... [Lire la suite]
09 août 2014

Tripod censer, early 17th century, China, Ming dynasty (1368- 1644), Wanli period (1573 - 1619)

Tripod censer, early 17th century, China, Ming dynasty (1368- 1644), Wanli period (1573 - 1619), Jingdezhen, Jiangxi Province, porcelain with underglaze blue decoration, 11.0 x 8.7 cm. Gift from the J.H. Myrtle Collection 2000, 133.2000. Art Gallery of New South Wales, Sydney (C) Art Gallery of New South Wales, Sydney This incense burner is decorated with two five-clawed dragons frolicking with a flaming pearl amongst clouds and flames, beneath a narrow scroll border and above a wave base. The three legs bear animal faces above... [Lire la suite]
09 août 2014

Bowl, circa 1455, China, Ming dynasty (1368 - 1644), Jingtai period (1449-1457)

Bowl, circa 1455, China, Ming dynasty (1368 - 1644), Jingtai period (1449-1457), Jingdezhen, Jiangxi Province, porcelain with underglaze blue decoration, 10.3 x 21.3 cm. Purchased 1975, 56.1975. Art Gallery of New South Wales, Sydney (C) Art Gallery of New South Wales, Sydney Exemplifying the mature refinement of the classic Ming aesthetic, this bowl from the imperial kilns at Jingdezhen embodies the ideals of serenity and harmony. Although its eloquent form with a gently curled lip attests to the technical supremacy of the Ming... [Lire la suite]
09 août 2014

Dish with bouquet design, China, Ming dynasty (1368 - 1644), Yongle period (1403 - 1424)

Dish with bouquet design, China, Ming dynasty (1368 - 1644), Yongle period (1403 - 1424), Jingdezhen, Jiangxi Province, porcelain with underglaze blue decoration, 7.4 x 40.9 cm.Bequest of Kenneth Myer 1993, 575.1993. Art Gallery of New South Wales, Sydney (C) Art Gallery of New South Wales, Sydney The technical and artistic excellence of Ming dynasty porcelain is without parallel. Although a tremendous variety of wares was produced, the great tradition of blue and white porcelains most... [Lire la suite]


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