20 mars 2015

A small copper-red-glazed dish, China, Qing dynasty, Yongzheng six-character mark in underglaze blue within a double circle and

A small copper-red-glazed dish, China, Qing dynasty, Yongzheng six-character mark in underglaze blue within a double circle and of the period (1723-1735). Estimate $4,000 - $6,000. Price Realized $22,500 . Photo Christie's Image Ltd 2015 With shallow rounded sides, the exterior covered in a crushed strawberry-red glaze stopping short of the foot ring - 6 1/8 in. (16.3 cm.) diameter  The Collection of Robert H. Ellsworth, New York. Christie's. THE COLLECTION OF ROBERT HATFIELD ELLSWORTH... [Lire la suite]

14 mars 2015

A large white-glazed porcelain dish, Yongle period (1403-1425)

A large white-glazed porcelain dish, Yongle period (1403-1425). Estimate $40,000 – $60,000. Photo Christie's Image Ltd 2015 The dish is well potted with rounded sides rising from the circular foot to a slightly lipped rim, and is covered inside and out with a thick white glaze. The base is unglazed. 15 7/8 in. (40.5 cm) diam. Provenance: Hal B. Wallis (1898-1986) Collection. Notes: Compare the similar dish of slightly smaller size (15 1/8 in.) illustrated by J. Ayers, Chinese Ceramics: The Koger... [Lire la suite]
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


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