03 février 2016

Wine ewer decorated with flowers and fruits, Ming dynasty, Yongle period, 1403 - 1425

Wine ewer decorated with flowers and fruits, Ming dynasty, Yongle period, 1403 - 1425. Porcelain with underglaze blue decoration, height 26.1 cm, diameter of mouth 6.4 cm. National Museum of Chinese History, Beijing This wine ewer was made in Jingdezhen, the center of porcelain manufacture. It is based on an Islamic metal prototype.During the Mongol Yuan dynasty, Islamic traders settled in China's coastal cities, and Muslim officials wielded considerable influence at the imperial court. Their fine metalwork... [Lire la suite]
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30 janvier 2016

Blue-and-white moon flask or bianhu, Yongle period, 1403 - 1425, Ming Dynasty (1368 - 1644)

Blue-and-white moon flask or bianhu, Yongle period, 1403 - 1425, Ming Dynasty (1368 - 1644), Jingdezhen kilns, porcelain, with underglaze painting in cobalt-blue,29.5 x 20.5 x 12.5 cm max. (height x width x depth), width and depth at foot 29.5 x 6.5 x 5.5 cm (height x width x depth). Purchased with the assistance of the Art Fund, in honour of Sir Christopher White's Directorship of the Ashmolean, 1997. EA1997.190 © Ashmolean Museum, University of Oxford
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30 janvier 2016

Vase with phoenix, Yongle period, 1400 - 1425, Ming Dynasty (1368 - 1644)

Vase with phoenix, Yongle period, 1400 - 1425, Ming Dynasty (1368 - 1644), Jingdezhen kilns; porcelain, with carved decoration under a sweet white (tianbai) glaze; 17.5 x 13.5 x 10 cm max. (height x width x depth), depth at foot 17.5 x 13.5 x 7.7 cm max. (height x width x depth). Bequeathed by E. H. North, 1980. EA1980.342 © Ashmolean Museum, University of Oxford
30 janvier 2016

Blue-and-white dish with floral decoration, Yongle period (1403 - 1425), Ming Dynasty (1368 - 1644)

Blue-and-white dish with floral decoration, Yongle period (1403 - 1425), Ming Dynasty (1368 - 1644), Jingdezhen kilns, porcelain, thrown, with underglaze painting in cobalt-blue, 7.1 cm (height), 38 cm (diameter). Lent by the Sir Alan Barlow Collection Trust. LI1301.144 © The University of Sussex
16 janvier 2016

Sotheby's to offer one of the most celebrated ancient collections of Chinese porcelain

Photo: Sotheby's. HONG KONG.- On 6 April 2016 in Hong Kong, Sotheby’s will offer one of the greatest collections of Chinese porcelain left in private hands. Put together in the mid-20th century by Roger Pilkington, one of the most eminent and active collectors of his day, the collection spans the heights of 1,000 years of Chinese porcelain production, from the Tang through to the Ming and on to the Qing dynasties, capturing all the greatest achievements in the field, and at the same time telling the fascinating... [Lire la suite]
13 janvier 2016

Can, Yongle period, c. 1400 - c. 1425

Can, Yongle period, c. 1400 - c. 1425, blue and white porcelain, h 34.5cm × d 7.7cm. AK-RAK-1975-1. Rijksmuseum, Amsterdam. Can or Zhi hu on thick high foot ring and straight sides to anticipate something towards the shoulders. High round neck slightly bent handle . The curved and angled spout is a reconstruction. Decorated in underglaze blue, with the foot a stylized wave pattern. The body is divided into eight panels that are decorated with tendrils of various flowers and ornamental angles. Above the eight panels a wavy... [Lire la suite]
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13 janvier 2016

Flask bottle with flower and leaf motifs, Yongle period, c. 1400 - c. 1425

Flask bottle with flower and leaf motifs, Yongle period, c. 1400 - c. 1425, blue and white porcelain, h 45cm × d 8cm × l 15cm × w 9.8cm. AK-RBK-1965-87. Rijksmuseum, Amsterdam. Oblate long-necked flask at a low foot ring with sand residues oven on the bottom. The neck with light spreading edge is restored . The bottle is decorated in underglaze blue and is decorated entirely by flower tendrils.
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13 janvier 2016

Plate, Yongle period, c. 1400 - c. 1425

Plate, Yongle period, c. 1400 - c. 1425, blue and white porcelain, h 7.5cm × d 38cm. AK-RBK-1965-89. Rijksmuseum, Amsterdam. Sign on foot ring and with an unglazed reddish brown burnt soil. The board has a flat edge with raised lip and is decorated in underglaze blue . The flat is decorated with branches that hang three bunches of grapes . On the wall flower sprays with different types of flowers, on the edge with a wave pattern. This large plate is decorated with a central vine bearing grapes, enclosed by... [Lire la suite]
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13 janvier 2016

Ewer with long curving spout, Yongle period, c. 1400 - c. 1425

Ewer with long curving spout, Yongle period, c. 1400 - c. 1425, blue and white porcelain, h 30cm × d 7.5cm. AK-RBK-1965-88. Purchased with the support of the Stichting tot Bevordering van de Belangen van het Rijksmuseum, 1972. Rijksmuseum, Amsterdam. Pear-shaped jug on foot ring . The staggered neck with upstanding rim is connected by a cloud -shaped bridge with the curved spout . The curved handle is smooth at the upper side with a small decoration in the form of a loop. The jug is decorated in underglaze blue... [Lire la suite]
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02 décembre 2015

A very rare Early Ming Longquan celadon jar and cover, Yongle period (1402-1424)

A very rare Early Ming Longquan celadon jar and cover, Yongle period (1402-1424). Estimate HK$3,000,000 - HK$5,000,000 ($388,908 - $648,180). Price Realized HK$2,440,000 ($316,312). Photo Christie's Image Ltd 2015 The jar is sturdily potted with an ovoid tapering body rising from a countersunk base with a recessed centre to broad shoulders and a short inturned neck, the domed stepped cover is surmounted by a bud-form finial, covered overall under a glossy green glaze. 9 5/8 in. (24.9 cm.)... [Lire la suite]