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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03 février 2016

A Rare, Late Ming Blue and White Ewer, late 16th-early 17th Century

A Rare, Late Ming Blue and White Ewer, late 16th-early 17th Century © Christie’s Images Limited 2001 Of elegant form, the oviform body applied with a slender moulded serpentine handle, and the tall slightly flaring neck with an stylised animal mask radiating moulded feathery leaves below the small spout, all supported on a tall spreading foot, painted in a vibrant rich blue with two rows of slender petal-shaped lappets below bands of dentil, scroll, chain and trefoil patterns, the foot with similar bands above prunus... [Lire la suite]
02 février 2016

Blue-and-white bowl with figures playing chess, Ming dynasty, Tianqi Period, 1600-1625

Blue-and-white bowl with figures playing chess, Ming dynasty, Tianqi Period, 1600-1625, Jingdezhen kilns, porcelain, thrown, with underglaze painting in cobalt-blue, 7.9 cm (height), 15.3 cm (diameter), at foot 6.6 cm (diameter). Gift of Gerald Reitlinger, 1978. EA1978.1163. © Ashmolean Museum, University of Oxford
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02 février 2016

Blue-and-white hexagonal vase in double-gourd form, Ming dynasty, Tianqi Period, 1600-1625

Blue-and-white hexagonal vase in double-gourd form, Ming dynasty, Tianqi Period, 1600-1625, Jingdezhen kilns, porcelain, thrown and luted together with slip, with underglaze painting in cobalt-blue, 43.7 cm (height), 24.5 cm max. (diameter), at base 16.5 cm max. (diameter). Gift of Gerald Reitlinger, 1978. EA1978.921. © Ashmolean Museum, University of Oxford
02 février 2016

Blue-and-white dish with basket of flowers, Ming dynasty, Tianqi Period, 1600-1625

Blue-and-white dish with basket of flowers, Ming dynasty, Tianqi Period, 1600-1625, Jingdezhen Zhushan kiln-sites, porcelain, with underglaze painting in cobalt-blue, 7.1 cm (height), 35 cm (diameter), at foot 21.4 cm (diameter). Gift of Gerald Reitlinger, 1978. EA1978.1956 © Ashmolean Museum, University of Oxford
02 février 2016

Blue-and-white ewer with floral and geometric decoration, Ming dynasty, 1590 - 1630

Blue-and-white ewer with floral and geometric decoration, Ming dynasty, 1590-1630, Jingdezhen kilns, porcelain, with modelled and applied decoration luted to the ewer with slip, and with underglaze painting in cobalt-blue, 19.5 cm (height), 12.8 cm (diameter), at base 8 cm (diameter). Gift of Gerald Reitlinger, 1978. EA1978.1935. © Ashmolean Museum, University of Oxford
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01 février 2016

Blue-and-white tankard with Swedish silver mounts, Ming Dynasty, Chongzhen Period (1628 - 1644)

Property of Charles XI, King of Sweden (ruled 1660 - 1697). Blue-and-white tankard with Swedish silver mounts, Ming Dynasty, Chongzhen Period (1628 - 1644); tankard 1634 - 1643, mount 1692; Jingdezhen kilns, porcelain, thrown, with underglaze painting in cobalt-blue; handle luted to the tankard with slip; silver mounts, 24.3 cm max. (height), with handle 13.5 cm (width), 10 cm (diameter), at base 10 cm (diameter). Gift of Gerald Reitlinger, 1978. EA1978.802. ©... [Lire la suite]
01 février 2016

Blue-and-white tankard with European silver mounts, Ming Dynasty, Chongzhen Period (1628 - 1644)

Blue-and-white tankard with European silver mounts, Ming Dynasty, Chongzhen Period (1628 - 1644); tankard 1635 - 1644, mount c. 1800; Jingdezhen kilns, porcelain, thrown, with underglaze painting in cobalt-blue; handle luted to the tankard with slip; silver mounts, 25.2 cm (height), with handle 13.5 cm (width), 9.7 cm (diameter). Gift of Gerald Reitlinger, 1978. EA1978.803 © Ashmolean Museum, University of Oxford Bibliography: Oxford: Ashmolean Museum, 18 July-13 September... [Lire la suite]
01 février 2016

Blue-and-white box with figures in a garden, Ming Dynasty, Wanli Mark and Period (1573 - 1620)

Blue-and-white box with figures in a garden, Ming Dynasty, Wanli Mark and Period (1573 - 1620), Jingdezhen Zhushan kiln-sites, porcelain, with underglaze painting in cobalt-blue, with lid 11 cm (height), without lid 6.5 cm (height), 22.7 cm (diameter), at base 17.4 cm (diameter). Bequeathed by J. Francis Mallett, 1947. EAX.1414 © Ashmolean Museum, University of Oxford
30 janvier 2016

Blue-and-white double-gourd vase, Ming Dynasty, Jiajing Mark and Period (1522 - 1567)

Blue-and-white double-gourd vase, Ming Dynasty, Jiajing Mark and Period (1522 - 1567), Jingdezhen Zhushan kiln-sites, porcelain, with underglaze painting in cobalt-blue,48 cm (height), 25.7 cm (diameter), at base 17.5 cm (diameter). Gift of Gerald Reitlinger, 1978. EA1978.938 © Ashmolean Museum, University of Oxford