The rare shape of this bowl is so to say a forerunner of a shape which was common during the Yuan Dynasty. In his book "Chinese blue and white Porcelain" Duncan Macintosh calls the shape of such a bowl: a "bowl in traditional "shufu" shape."( page 18 ).
White stoneware body, glazed with an pale ivory white, fine crackled glaze.
The unglazed foot with an old owners-mark ( which was common during the Song Dynasty ).
Song - Yuan Dynasty ( 12th to 13th centuries ) Di ...click for details
An large, thinly and excellently potted porcelain bowl, decorated with landscape with trees, fishermen, a farmer with water buffalo and much more. The cobal blue and glaze is excellent like all the other details on this very beautiful bowl.
The base with a four character Kangxi Mark, but the bowl is from the Qianlong period ( eighteenth century ).
Diameter : 20,3 cm. H : 8,7 cm.
Condition : Excellent.
The deep "U"-shaped body painted to the exterior with plump feathery tailed godfish swimming amongst wafes in sgraffiato technique.
Underglaze blue Qianlong Mark, Republican Period. Imperial Quality.
Diameter : 8,1 cm. H : 7,4 cm.
Condition : One cup in perfect condition. The other cup with one extremely fine hairline crack to the rim which is not visible with the naked eye.
An extremely thinly potted, moulded porcelain dish, decorated in an most beautiful underglaze Cobalt blue. Very nice glossy glaze.
Kangxi period ( 1662 - 1722 )
Diameter : 27,9 cm.
Condition : Some minute glaze fritting to the rim and one long, secured crack to the bottom - area of the dish.
A BLUE AND WHITE 'IMMORTALS' BOWL
GUANGXU SIX-CHARACTER MARK IN UNDERGLAZE BLUE AND OF THE PERIOD (1875-1908)
The small, deep bowl is decorated on the exterior with the Eight Immortals standing on clouds from which issues vapor that separates the figures. The interior is painted with a central medallion of Shoulao seated with two other immortals beneath a pine tree.
4¼ in. (10.9 cm.) diam.
Condition : Perfect.
The reason why this bowl is so rare is the fact, that nearly all bowls of this kind of Medallion bowls are " Doucai " bowls on that the underglaze Cobalt - blue outlines of the decoration are filled with overglaze enamels. Sometimes there are also to find such bowls that do show the underglaze blue outlines only, which are for whatever reason still not filled with overglaze enamels. The decoration of such pieces somehow give an " incomplete impression".
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Thinly potted and marked porcelain dish, decorated in underglaze Cobalt blue with the design of a Crab. Middle Ming Period, fifteenth century. The design of a Crab is common on Kangxi dishes and dishes of later Qing Dynasty Periods. On dishes of the Ming Dynasty the decoration of a Crab is quite rare.
Diameter : 11,8 cm.
Condition : Perfect.
A search trough the archives of Trocadero or a search trough the entire internet tells us how extremely rare is the opportunity to get such a piece. A " must have " for any collector of Yuan blue and white.
Yuan Dynasty covered porcelain box with an underglaze Cobalt - blue decoration of a
Chrysanthemum. The Crysanthemum drawn in an typical "Yuan-manner".
Yuan Dynasty ( 1279 - 1368 ) Jingdezhen ware.
Diameter : 8, 1 cm.
Condition : The surface of the box slightly degrad ...click for details
A nice bowl of conical shape. The interior incised with a Scroll decoration.
Ding - Ware ( Dingyao ) Song Dynasty.
Diameter : 12,4 H : 4,2 cm.
Condition : Perfect ( This what looks like a crack to the interior is only inside the glaze but not in the body of the bowl )