21 août 2023

Marchant: Eight Treasures for the Wanli Emperor at Christie's New York

Portrait of Emperor Shenzong (also known as Emperor Wanli), Ming dynasty. National Palace Museum, Taipei, accession number 000297N000000000. IMPERIAL PORCELAIN REFLECTIONS OF THE WANLI REIGN by Rosemary Scott, Independent Scholar The group of porcelains contained in this catalogue are not only examples of exceptional ceramics made for the court of the Wanli Emperor, but also reveal specific imperial taste and interests that prompted their commissioning. Zhu Yijun, who was to rule as the Wanli Emperor, was the third... [Lire la suite]

18 avril 2023

Discovery of important Chinese Ming Cloisonne box in family attic

 An exceptionally rare Chinese cloisonné ‘pomegranate’ box and cover, Xuande incised six-character mark and of the period (1426-1435). Estimate £6,000-£10,000. © 2023 Dreweatts 1759 Ltd LONDON.- An exceptionally rare Chinese cloisonné ‘pomegranate’ box and cover from the Ming period has been discovered in a dust-filled cabinet in the attic of a family home, where it had been stored and left untouched since the owner’s death in 1967. This important box bearing the incised... [Lire la suite]