13 juillet 2014

Dish, 1426-1435, China, Jiangxi province, Jingdezhen, Ming dynasty, Xuande mark and period

Dish, 1426-1435, China, Jiangxi province, Jingdezhen, Ming dynasty (1368-1644), Xuande mark and period (1426-1435), porcelain with copper-red glaze, Diameter - w:15.00 cm (w:5 7/8 inches) Overall - h:3.90 cm (h:1 1/2 inches). Bequest of Mrs. Severance A. Millikin 1989.285, Cleveland Museum of Art © 2013 Cleveland Museum of Art.
13 juillet 2014

Dish, 1465-1487, China, Jiangxi province, Jingdezhen, Ming dynasty, Chenghua mark and period

Dish, 1465-1487, China, Jiangxi province, Jingdezhen, Ming dynasty (1368-1644), Chenghua mark and period (1465-1487), porcelain with yellow glaze, Diameter - w:21.50 cm (w:8 7/16 inches). Bequest of Mrs. Severance A. Millikin 1989.288, Cleveland Museum of Art © 2013 Cleveland Museum of Art.

13 juillet 2014

Dish, 1573-1619, China, Jiangxi province, Jingdezhen kilns, Ming dynasty, Wanli mark and reign

Dish, 1573-1619, China, Jiangxi province, Jingdezhen kilns, Ming dynasty (1368-1644), Wanli mark and reign (1573-1619), porcelain with blue glaze, Diameter - w:21.00 cm (w:8 1/4 inches). Charles W. Harkness Endowment Fund 1930.315, Cleveland Museum of Art © 2013 Cleveland Museum of Art.
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]
10 juillet 2014

Dish, Ming dynasty, 14th-15th century

Dish, Ming dynasty, 14th-15th century. Porcelain with blue decor under clear glaze; 2 1/2 x 12 3/8 in. (6.35 x 31.43 cm). Gift of Ruth and Bruce Dayton 99.121.3. Minneapolis Institute of Arts © 2014 Minneapolis Institute of Arts Early Ming blue-and-white porcelain ranks among some of the most beautiful wares in all of China's ceramic history. This classic early 15th century example displays the so-called "lotus bouquet" motif in its center. The informal, asymmetrical arrangement of the central bouquet and the generally... [Lire la suite]
02 juillet 2014

Dish, 1465-1487, Ming dynasty, Chenghua reign

Dish, 1465-1487, Ming dynasty, Chenghua reign. Porcelain with cobalt under colorless glaze. H: 4.3 W: 20.1 cm, Jingdezhen, China. Purchase F1951.10. Freer/Sackler © 2014 Smithsonian Institution To some connoisseurs, the Chenghua reign (1465–87) marks the ultimate stage in the development of Chinese blue-and-white, in which technical perfection is matched by great refinement in taste. The best Chenghua examples are remarkable for their delicacy, luminosity, and sensitive drawing. A six-character mark confirms the Chenghua date on... [Lire la suite]


30 juin 2014

Dish, early 15th century, Ming dynasty. Probably Yongle reign

Dish, early 15th century, Ming dynasty. Probably Yongle reign. Porcelain with cobalt under transparent colorless glaze. H: 9.5 W: 68.0 D: 68.0 cm, Jingdezhen, China. Purchase F1961.14. Freer/Sackler © 2014 Smithsonian Institution The viewer of this exceptionally large dish seems to stand within a spacious garden. An ornamental rock serves as the focal point, and plants bloom lushly on the near and far sides of a small pond or stream. The garden represents all seasons: spring primrose and narcissus join autumn cockscomb. Eight... [Lire la suite]
29 juin 2014

Dish, early 15th century, Ming dynasty

Dish, early 15th century, Ming dynasty. Porcelain with cobalt under colorless glaze. H: 8.9 W: 44.7 cm, Jingdezhen, China.F1953.77. Freer/Sackler © 2014 Smithsonian Institution
05 novembre 2013

A yellow glass snuff bottle and dish, Imperial glassworks, Beijing, 1730-1780

A yellow glass snuff bottle and dish, Imperial glassworks, Beijing, 1730-1780. Dimensions: 6cm. Photo courtesy ROBERT KLEINER & CO LTD ASIAN ART IN LONDON. 31st October - 9th November 2013. ROBERT KLEINER & CO LTD. Robert Kleiner, Maggie Kleiner. Phone +44 (0)20 7629 1814 - Mobile +44 (0)7768 941 232 -  Email robert.kleiner@virgin.net
30 avril 2013

Dish, Iran or Afghanistan, 10th century, Samanid period

Dish, Iran or Afghanistan, 10th century, Samanid period. Earthenware painted under glaze. Size: H: 3.6 W: 21.0 cm. Museum Code: F1965.27. Freer and the Sackler (Smithsonian) Museums. Among the most distinct and impressive examples of Persian ceramics are a group produced during the reign of the Samanids (819-1005) in Khurasan in northeastern Iran, present-day Afghanistan, and Uzbekistan. These vessels are embellished with inscriptions, usually in the form of a moralizing proverb. The inscription on this small... [Lire la suite]
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