23 juillet 2017

Stemmed bowl with carnation scroll, Ming dynasty, Xuande mark and period, AD 1426–35

Stemmed bowl with carnation scroll, Ming dynasty, Xuande mark and period, AD 1426–35, Jingdezhen, Jiangxi province. Porcelain with underglaze cobalt-blue decoration. Height: 10,3 cm, Diameter: 9,8 cm. Sir Percival David Foundation of Chinese Art, PDF A636 © 2017 Trustees of the British Museum Stemmed porcelain bowl with rounded body. Form based on ancient bronze dou. Underglaze blue with wide band of scrolling day lilies above petals rising from the base. Lotus roundel in a double circle... [Lire la suite]

22 juillet 2017

Bowl with underglaze blue lotus flowers, Ming dynasty, Xuande mark and period, AD 1426–35

Bowl with underglaze blue lotus flowers, Ming dynasty, Xuande mark and period, AD 1426–35, Jingdezhen, Jiangxi province. Porcelain with underglaze blue decoration and yellow glaze. Height: 80 mm, Diameter: 171 mm. Sir Percival David Foundation of Chinese Art, PDF.682 © 2017 Trustees of the British Museum Porcelain bowl with rounded sides, everted mouthrim and wide foot. There are scrolling lotus flowers and leaves between a band of squared spirals at the mouthrim, a band of separated lotus flowers, classic... [Lire la suite]
21 juillet 2017

Gourd-shaped flask, Ming dynasty, Xuande mark and period, AD 1426–35

Gourd-shaped flask, Ming dynasty, Xuande mark and period, AD 1426–35, Jingdezhen, Jiangxi province. Porcelain with underglaze cobalt-blue decoration. Height: 260 millimetres. Sir Percival David Foundaion of Art, PDF 600 © 2017 Trustees of the British Museum Porcelain flask of double gourd form with flattened lower section, strap handles rising from the shoulder, and a rectangular foot. The flask has stylised flower and yin yang symbol in underglaze blue in the centre on one side of lower bulb, a... [Lire la suite]
18 juillet 2017

Blue-and-white bowl with flowers and fruits, Ming dynasty, Xuande mark and period, AD1426–35

Blue-and-white bowl with flowers and fruits, Ming dynasty, Xuande mark and period, AD1426–35. Porcelain with underglaze cobalt-blue decoration, Jingdezhen, Jiangxi province. Height: 80 millimetres, Diameter: 228 millimetres. Sir Percival David Foundation of Chinese Art, PDF,B.682 © 2017 Trustees of the British Museum Although in the previous Yongle period (AD 1403–24) a four-character reign mark was sometimes used, the development of what became the standardised six-character reign mark began... [Lire la suite]
16 janvier 2017

Stem bowl with cover, Xuande mark and period, Ming dynasty (1368 – 1644)

Stem bowl with cover, Xuande mark and period, Ming dynasty (1368 – 1644). Porcelain with cobalt decoration under colorless glaze. Purchase. Accession Number:F1968.77a-b. Freer Gallery of Art and Arthur M. Sackler Gallery © 2014 Smithsonian Institution
14 décembre 2016

Tastemakers of ancient China explored in Nelson-Atkins exhibition

KANSAS CITY, MO.- A new exhibition offers visitors a rare chance to view fragile treasures, some of which have not been seen in decades, from the internationally-acclaimed Chinese collection of The Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art in Kansas City. Emperors, Scholars, and Temples: Tastemakers of China’s Ming and Qing Dynasties, explores the art of the Ming (1368–1644) and Qing (1644–1911) dynasties from the perspectives of the three groups that were most influential in its production. The free exhibition gives insights into... [Lire la suite]

03 septembre 2016

Powerful color unites a rare dish and a Rothko painting at the Smithsonian's Sackler Gallery

Untitled - Seagram Mural sketch; Painting; Artist: Mark Rothko; 1959; Oil and acrylic on canvas; Gift of the Mark Rothko Foundation, Inc.; National Gallery of Art; ELS2016.8.2. Dish with copper-red glaze; China, Jiangxi province, Jingdezhen; Ming dynasty, Xuande (1426-35) mark and period; Porcelain with copper-red glaze; on the base, a six-character cobalt-oxide (blue) reign mark in a double circle under colorless glaze; Purchase-Freer Endowment and Friends of the Freer and Sackler Galleries F2015.2. WASHINGTON,... [Lire la suite]
01 juin 2016

A 600-year-old china Ming cup sold in Hong Kong by Auctioneers Lyon & Turnbull for £3.6 million

The Ming Xuande (1426-35) mark and period blue and white Stem Cup, sold in Hong Kong by Auctioneers Lyon & Turnbull for £3.6 million, was the most valuable of 270 items bequeathed to the Staffordshire University by Mr Ernest Thornhill on his death in 1944. HONG KONG.- The Stem Cup, which dates back to the early 15th Century sold for £3.6 million by Lyon & Turnbull at a their debut auction in Hong Kong today (31st May 2016). The Stem Cup was the star lot of a specially curated sale of Chinese... [Lire la suite]
22 avril 2016

A small blue and white globular bowl, China, Xuande mark and period (1426-1435)

Lot 4. A small blue and white globular bowl, China, Xuande mark and period (1426-1435). Estimate 40 000/60 000 €. Photo Nagel The well-potted jar is decorated around the sides with a continuous band of peony scroll below a narrow band of lotus scroll and above bands of upright petal lappets and classic scroll in rich cobalt blue enhanced by darker 'heaping and piling'. The interior is decorated with a chrysanthemum sprig within double borders on the convex center, corresponding to the concave base. The Xuande... [Lire la suite]
01 mars 2016

Early Ming Dynasty porcelain vessel expected to sell for $600K-$800K in I.M. Chait sale

Lot 149. Blue and white porcelain ice chest, Ming Dynasty, Xuande Mark and Period, 18 inches wide. Provenance: Wolch Collection, Los Angeles. Est. $600,000-$800,000. All images courtesy of I.M. Chait Gallery/Auctioneers. BEVERLY HILLS, CA.- I.M. Chait’s annual end-of-March auction is an event held in highest regard by Chinese art connoisseurs returning home to the Far East after Asia Week New York. Those who visit the United States in pursuit of the finest Chinese antiques with prestigious provenance know they will find... [Lire la suite]