13 août 2014

Yongle Blue-and-White Porcelains at the Museum of Oriental Ceramics, Osaka

Blue-and-White Charger with Peony Design, Ming Dynasty, Yongle Period (1403-1424), d.44.7cm. Gift of SUMITOMO Group, the ATAKA Collection. The Museum of Oriental Ceramics, Osaka. © 2009 The Museum of Oriental Ceramics, Osaka. The central field of this plate depicts, within double circles, two peonies freely interlaced by scroll-like stems. Nine types of fruit including litchies, pomegranates, loquats and vines are painted in spray style around the rim inside the dish, while the outer surface has pomegranates and scrolls.... [Lire la suite]

12 août 2014

A very rare early Ming tianbai-glazed anhua-decorated meiping, Yongle period (1403-1425)

A very rare early Ming tianbai-glazed anhua-decorated meiping, Yongle period (1403-1425). Photo Christie's Image Ltd 2008 The well-potted body finely incised with a broad frieze of leafy peony scroll bearing four large, full blossoms and subsidiary buds just beginning to open, set between a band of classic scroll below and a ruyi-lappet collar filled with lotus sprays on the shoulder above, all within double line borders, covered with a fine 'sweet white' glaze that continues over the mouth rim, the base and... [Lire la suite]
09 août 2014

Dish with bouquet design, China, Ming dynasty (1368 - 1644), Yongle period (1403 - 1424)

Dish with bouquet design, China, Ming dynasty (1368 - 1644), Yongle period (1403 - 1424), Jingdezhen, Jiangxi Province, porcelain with underglaze blue decoration, 7.4 x 40.9 cm.Bequest of Kenneth Myer 1993, 575.1993. Art Gallery of New South Wales, Sydney (C) Art Gallery of New South Wales, Sydney The technical and artistic excellence of Ming dynasty porcelain is without parallel. Although a tremendous variety of wares was produced, the great tradition of blue and white porcelains most... [Lire la suite]
14 juillet 2014

Lotus-Seed Bowl with Petals and Arabesques, 1403-1424, China, Jiangxi province, Jingdezhen, Ming dynasty, Yongle period

Lotus-Seed Bowl with Petals and Arabesques, 1403-1424, China, Jiangxi province, Jingdezhen, Ming dynasty (1368-1644), Yongle period (1403-1424), porcelain with underglaze blue decoration, Diameter - w:10.20 cm (w:4 inches) Overall - h:6.00 cm (h:2 5/16 inches). John L. Severance Fund 1953.15, Cleveland Museum of Art © 2013 Cleveland Museum of Art.
14 juillet 2014

Meiping Vase with Cloud Collars and Peony Sprays, 1403-1424, China, Jiangxi province, Jingdezhen kilns, Ming dynasty, Yongle per

Meiping Vase with Cloud Collars and Peony Sprays, 1403-1424, China, Jiangxi province, Jingdezhen kilns, Ming dynasty (1368-1644), Yongle period (1403-1424), porcelain with incised decoration and white glaze, Diameter - w:20.30 cm (w:7 15/16 inches) Overall - h:32.10 cm (h:12 5/8 inches). Severance and Greta Millikin Collection 1964.167, Cleveland Museum of Art © 2013 Cleveland Museum of Art.
14 juillet 2014

Bowl with Dragons and Clouds, 1403-1424, China, Jiangxi province, Jingdezhen , Ming dynasty, Yongle period

Bowl with Dragons and Clouds, 1403-1424, China, Jiangxi province, Jingdezhen , Ming dynasty (1368-1644), Yongle period (1403-1424), porcelain with molded and incised decoration and white glaze, Diameter - h:8.40 w:17.20 cm (h:3 1/4 w:6 3/4 inches) Overall - h:8.00 cm (h:3 1/8 inches). Severance and Greta Millikin Collection 1964.165,| Cleveland Museum of Art © 2013 Cleveland Museum of Art.


14 juillet 2014

Gourd Flask with Floral Medallion, 1403-1424, China, Jiangxi province, Jingdezhen, Ming dynasty, Yongle period

Gourd Flask with Floral Medallion, 1403-1424, China, Jiangxi province, Jingdezhen, Ming dynasty (1368-1644), Yongle period (1403-1424), porcelain with incised decoration and whit glaze, Overall - h:28.10 w:20.40 cm (h:11 1/16 w:8 inches). Severance and Greta Millikin Collection 1964.182,| Cleveland Museum of Art © 2013 Cleveland Museum of Art.
10 juillet 2014

Imperial Deep Dish, Ming dynasty, Yongle period, 1403-1425

Imperial Deep Dish, Ming dynasty, Yongle period, 1403-1425. Porcelain with cobalt blue decoration under a clear glaze; 2 7/8 x 16 1/4 x 16 1/4 in. (7.3 x 41.28 x 41.28 cm). Gift of Ruth and Bruce Dayton, 2004.132.5. Minneapolis Institute of Arts © 2014 Minneapolis Institute of Arts. While the earliest Chinese blue-and-white ware was made for the fourteenth century Persian market, this classic dish exemplifies the transition in early Ming towards the true recognition and wide appreciation of blue-and-white porcelain by the Chinese... [Lire la suite]
10 juillet 2014

Dish, Ming dynasty, Yongle period, 1403-1424

Dish, Ming dynasty, Yongle period, 1403-1424. Jingdezhen ware. Porcelain with underglaze cobalt blue decor; 2 15/16 x 15 3/4 in. (7.46 x 40.01 cm). Gift of Ruth and Bruce Dayton. 2003.140.1. Minneapolis Institute of Arts © 2014 Minneapolis Institute of Arts. Painted with two lush peony blooms in the center, this exceptional example of early Ming blue-and-white is notable for its bold design, softness of brushwork, and subtle, controlled shading. The work exhibits the saturated "heaped and piled" spots of intense, cobalt-blue... [Lire la suite]
29 juin 2014

Three blue and white bowls, Ming dynasty, early 1400s, Yongle period from the Indianapolis Museum of Art

Bowl with loquat and floral designs, Ming dynasty, early 1400s, Yongle period, porcelain with underglaze blue, 4 x 8 1/4 (diam.) in. Gift of Mr. and Mrs. Eli Lilly. 60.107. Indianapolis Museum of Art © 2014 IMA Bowl with lotus and floral designs, Ming dynasty, early 1400s, Yongle period, porcelain with underglaze blue, 3 1/8 x 6 3/4 (diam.) in.Gift of Mr. and Mrs. Eli Lilly. 60.101. Indianapolis Museum of Art © 2014 IMA Bowl with stylized lotus and floral designs, Ming dynasty, early 1400s, Yongle period,... [Lire la suite]


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