19 août 2017

Wine Cup, Ming dynasty, Late Wanli Period (1573-1620), Early 17th century

Wine Cup, Ming dynasty, Late Wanli Period (1573-1620), Early 17th century, Jingdezhen, Jiangxi. Porcelain with underglaze painted blue decoration (Jingdezhen ware), 2 3/4 x 2 1/2 inches (7 x 6.3 cm). Gift of Mr. and Mrs. John Story Jenks, 1944; 1944-38-4 © 2017 Philadelphia Museum of Art.

18 août 2017

Vase, Ming dynasty, Xuande Period (1426-1435)

Vase, Ming dynasty, Xuande Period (1426-1435), Jingdezhen, Jiangxi, China. Porcelain with underglaze blue decoration, 5 9/16 × 3 1/16 inches (14.2 × 7.8 cm). Gift of Major General and Mrs. William Crozier, 1944, 1944-20-292a,b © 2017 Philadelphia Museum of Art. The unusual faceted form of this vase derives from an Islamic prototype, while the handles issuing forth from animal mouths hark back to ancient Chinese bronzes.
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

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]
16 juillet 2017

Aiguière à décor de fleurs de feuilles et de fruits, Chine, Jiangxi, Jingdezhen, Dynastie Qing, période Qianlong (1736-1795)

Aiguière à décor de fleurs de feuilles et de fruits, Chine, Jiangxi, Jingdezhen, Dynastie Qing, période Qianlong (1736-1795). Porcelaine Bleu et blanc. H. : 26 cm ; D. max. : 15 cm ; D. base : 10 cm, D. ouverture : 6 cm, Collection Ernest Grandidier, G 2687, Musée National des Arts Asisatiques-Guimet. Photo © Réunion des musées nationaux relié au col par un pont polylobé et anse en oreille opposée.Décor bleu sur fond blanc. Sur le col : feuilles dressées. Sur la... [Lire la suite]

10 février 2017

Blue glazed stem cup, Yongzheng mark and period (1723-1735)

Blue glazed stem cup, Yongzheng mark and period (1723-1735), Jingdezhen, Jiangxi province. Height: 11 cem; Diameter: 18 cm. Donated by P H D S Wikramaratna in memory of his wife, Nancy Wikramaratna, 2000,0131.22 © The Trustees of the British Museum
10 février 2017

Cup with gold glaze, Yongzheng six-character underglaze blue mark and of the period (1723-1735)

Cup with gold glaze, Yongzheng six-character underglaze blue mark and of the period (1723-1735), Jingdezhen, Jiangxi province. Height: 3,6 cm; Diameter: 6 cm. On loan from Sir Percival David Foundation of Chinese Art, PDF B598. © The Trustees of the British Museum This finely modelled cup is marked on the base with a six-character underglaze blue reign mark of the Yongzheng period. The Yongzheng emperor ordered many porcelains in experimental colours from the imperial kilns at Jingdezhen. However, it is possible that the gold... [Lire la suite]
10 février 2017

Pair of porcelain tea-bowls with copper-red glaze, Yongzheng mark and period (1723-1765)

Pair of porcelain tea-bowls with copper-red glaze, Yongzheng mark and period (1723-1765), Jingdezhen, Jiangxi province. Height: 4 cm; Diameter: 7,3 cm. On loan from Sir Percival David Foundation of Chinese Art, PDF C517 & PDF C518. © The Trustees of the British Museum The skills used to create these extraordinary red glazes were lost in China from the mid-fifteenth century until they were rediscovered in the late seventeenth and early eighteenth centuries. The glaze has ‘crept’ at the rim of the bowl to reveal the pure... [Lire la suite]
25 janvier 2017

Lidded Prunus Vase (Meiping) with Lotus Sprays, Qingbai ware, Southern Song dynasty, 1127-1279

Lidded Prunus Vase (Meiping) with Lotus Sprays, Southern Song dynasty, 1127-1279, Qingbai ware China, Jiangxi Province, Jingdezhen,  wheel-thrown porcelain with carved decoration and pale blue glaze Lid: 1 5/8 x 2 1/4 in. (4.12 x 5.71 cm); Vase: 10 1/2 x 6 1/2 in. (26.67 x 16.51 cm); Overall: 11 1/4 in. (28.575 cm). Los Angeles County Museum of Art, Gift of Jo Ann and Julian Ganz, Jr., in memory of Alice and Joe M. Schaaf (AC1999.38.6.1-.2). Photo © Museum Associates/LACMA