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
25 janvier 2017

Bowl (Wan) with Geese and Plants; China, Southern Song dynasty, 1127-1279

Bowl (Wan) with Geese and Plants; Southern Song dynasty, 1127-1279, China, Jiangxi Province, Jingdezhen, Qingbai ware, molded porcelain with impressed decoration and pale blue glaze 2 1/4 x 7 1/2 in. (5.72 x 19.05 cm). Los Angeles County Museum of Art, Gift of Nasli M. Heeramaneck (M.73.48.104). Photo © Museum Associates/LACMA
21 janvier 2017

Chinese iron red ewer made for the Indian market, Jingdezhen, China, Kangxi period (1662-1722), circa 1710

Chinese iron red ewer made for the Indian market, Jingdezhen, China, Kangxi period (1662-1722), circa 1710, 26.7cm high. Amir Mohtashemi Ltd at Brafa Art Fair, Brussels, 21-29 january 2017. The ewer moulded and painted in iron red and gilt with a central tear-shape decorated with a lotus flower surrounded by cloud bands reserved on a red ground and flanked by sprigs of flowers. The neck is moulded with radiating petals and painted with stiff leaves. This type of ewer was made for the export market. The shape... [Lire la suite]

21 janvier 2017

Kraak dish decorated with Persian ladies, Jingdezhen, China, 17th century

Kraak dish decorated with Persian ladies, Jingdezhen, China, 17th century, 29cm diameter. Amir Mohtashemi Ltd at Brafa Art Fair, Brussels, 21-29 january 2017.  A blue and white dish with two Persian ladies seated centrally with feathers in their caps and surrounded by two borders of foliage. The border painted with alternating panels of working farmers, tulips, and various other flora. Two similar Kraak dishes decorated with Persian ladies are held at the British Museum on loan from Sir Percival David... [Lire la suite]
21 janvier 2017

Chinese blue and white ewer made for the Islamic market, Jingdezhen, 16th century

Chinese blue and white ewer made for the Islamic market, Jingdezhen, 16th century, 27cm high. Amir Mohtashemi Ltd at Brafa Art Fair, Brussels, 21-29 january 2017. The blue and white ewer with a compressed globular body, stepped foot and trumpeted neck. The ewer, without a handle, is decorated in underglaze blue with scrolling tendrils, fans, flowers, butterflies and wan symbols with lappet bands on the shoulder and base. Amir Mohtashemi Ltd. Indian and Islamic Works of Art, 69 Kensington Church... [Lire la suite]
21 janvier 2017

Blue and white porcelain huqqa base in melon form, Jingdezhen, Jiangxi province, China, 17th century

Blue and white porcelain huqqa base in melon form, Jingdezhen, Jiangxi province, China, 17th century, 15.5cm high. Amir Mohtashemi Ltd at Brafa Art Fair, Brussels, 21-29 january 2017. The huqqa base has a squat globular melon-like form. Painted in underglaze blue with a band of standing leaves above the drip guard. A further band of leaves forms from just below the neck with thin underglaze blue lines running in between the moulding of the lobes and reaches the last band of leaves near the base. The base of the huqqa... [Lire la suite]
08 janvier 2017

Vase with raised grooves in Song style, Qing dynasty, Reign of the Yongzheng emperor (1723-1735)

Vase with raised grooves in Song style, Qing dynasty, Reign of the Yongzheng emperor (1723-1735), China, Jingdezhen, Jiangxi province. Porcelain with crackled glaze, guan ware. H. 9 1/4 in x Diam. 5 3/4 in, H. 23.5 cm x Diam. 14.6 cm. The Avery Brundage Collection, B60P2280 © 2016 Asian Art Museum Chong-Moon Lee Center for Asian Art and Culture This vessel's shape and its net-like crackled glaze were common among official (guan) wares produced at the imperial kilns during the Southern Song... [Lire la suite]