25 juillet 2017

Serving dish with dragon and clouds, Yuan dynasty, about 1280–1320

Serving dish with dragon and clouds, Yuan dynasty, about 1280–1320, Longquan ware, Longquan region, Zhejiang province. Stoneware, porcelain-type, with carved and applied moulded decoration and celadon glaze. Height: 8,3 cm - Diameter: 38,1 cm. Sir David Percival Collection of Chinese Art, PDF A219 © 2017 Trustees of the British Museum The dish has a fine pale grey body and thick grey-green glaze. There is a foliage scroll incised and carved around the cavetto, a sprig-moulded four-clawed... [Lire la suite]

25 juillet 2017

Large dated temple vase, Yuan dynasty, dated around AD1327

Large dated temple vase, Yuan dynasty, dated around AD1327, Longquan ware, Longquan region, Zhejiang province. Stoneware, porcelain-type, incised, carved and with celadon glaze, Height: 72 cm. Sir Percival David Founcation of Chinese Art, PDF 237 © The Trustees of the British Museum Longquan stoneware vase with long neck and flared mouth. The vase has grey-green glaze. There are carved petals around lower part of the exterior, concentric rings around the neck, and pomegranate scrolls around the body.... [Lire la suite]
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15 janvier 2017

Trumpet-Mouthed Vase, early 14th century, Yuan dynasty (1279–1368)

Trumpet-Mouthed Vase, early 14th century, Yuan dynasty (1279–1368), Longquan ware; stoneware with green glaze, 37.5 x 15.9 cm (14 3/4 x 6 1/4 in.) Diameter at Base: 7.6 cm (3 in.) Stand: 6.03 x 15.56 cm (2 3/8 x 6 1/8 in.), Hobart and Edward Small Moore Memorial Collection, Bequest of Mrs. William H. Moore, 1955.4.64. Photo credit: Yale University Art Gallery The complex of kilns near Longquan in southern Zhejiang Province had started production during the tenth century, but it was only after the retreat of the Song court to... [Lire la suite]
24 novembre 2016

Celadon-glazed vase with phoenix-shaped handles, Longquan ware, Southern Song dynasty, 1127-1279

Celadon-glazed vase with phoenix-shaped handles, Longquan ware, Southern Song dynasty, 1127-1279. Collection of National Palace Museum © National Palace Museum This celadon vase with phoenix ears has a long neck and cylindrical body, its rim opening outwards like a plate, decorated with phoenix-patterned ears on the sides. Neat and elegant in shape, it is a work of the Longquan ware during the Southern Song Period. Various types of ceramic and porcelain ware were commonly used during the Southern Song Period, including... [Lire la suite]
04 octobre 2016

A Longquan ware tripod censer, Yuan dynasty (1271-1368)

Lot 600. A Longquan ware tripod censer, Yuan dynasty (1271-1368). Estimate 8,000 - $12,000. Price Realized incl. BP:$54,560. Photo Mosgreen. relief molded with a continues peony scroll, supported on three short legs; 8.8cm high 12.4cm diameter. Mosgreen. The Peter Elliott Collection, 30/08/2015
07 février 2016

Vase with Dragonfish Handles, 12th–13th century, Southern Song dynasty (1127–1279)

Vase with Dragonfish Handles, 12th–13th century, Southern Song dynasty (1127–1279).Porcelain with relief decoration under celadon glaze (Longquan ware). H. 6 3/4 in. (17.1 cm). Bequest of Mary Stillman Harkness, 1950, 50.145.301 © 2000–2016 The Metropolitan Museum of Art. Vases of this type were especially popular in Japan, where they were sometimes used in the tea ceremony. The vase’s form, known as a mallet shape, can be traced to glass vessels produced in Syria in the ninth and tenth century and was... [Lire la suite]

11 janvier 2016

Platter, China, 15th century

Platter, China, 15th century, Longquan ware. D 46cm × h 8.5cm. Courtesy Rijksmuseum, Amsterdam.
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11 janvier 2016

Stem cup, China, 13th-14th century

Stem cup, China, 13th-14th century, Longquan ware. H 13.1cm × d 13.2cm. Courtesy Rijksmuseum, Amsterdam.
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11 janvier 2016

Table screen, China, 12th-13th century

Table screen, China, 12th-13th century, Longquan ware. H 15.5 cm × w 14.0 cm × d 6.0 cm. Courtesy Rijksmuseum, Amsterdam.
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29 décembre 2015

"Precious as the Morning Star: 12th-14th Century Celadons in the Qing Court Collection" at National Palace Museum, Taipei

Precious as the Morning Star: 12th-14th Century Celadons in the Qing Court Collection. © National Palace Museum. TAIPEI - "Precious as the morning star" comes from poetry by the Qianlong Emperor in the 18th century. Both "Precious and few as morning stars" and "The morning star truly is precious" are lines that compare something rare and treasured to the fleeting and infrequent phenomenon of a morning star. Qianlong's line for "Viewing Guan (Official) wares of the Zhao-Song dynasty as morning stars" clearly indicates... [Lire la suite]