Very well potted dishes with a very good pale bluegreen Celadon colour. The colour of the left side piece still better then the already very good colour of the right side piece. Unfortunately my images are not able to show the real beauty of the colour.
Southern Song Dynasty Longquan ware ( 1127 - 1279 ).
Diameter : 12,6 cm.
Condition : Perfect
Decorated with Taotie Masks and a very nice Zhou-Style Birds-decoration in low relief against a leiwen-ground with traces of Gilding.
Qing Dynasty or earlier. More detailed conclusions concerning the date of the piece might express the mark resp. the signature to the base of the vase.
H : 24,3 cm.
Condition : Perfect.
With a very nice contiuous river landscape scene.
Probably mid Qing Dynasty, maybe the signature to the back of the piece gives a more pecise result concerning the dating of the piece.
H : 16,7 cm.
Condition : Not artifically polished like often seen on Bamboo brush pots.
Nice, naturally grown patina. Some old superficial dry - cracks. Definitely not a single of these cracks extens until the inside of the bamboo body.
Provenance : Old German collection.
Although this very good bowl bears a overglaze red Qianlong mark the piece is most probably from the Guangxu period - at least the decoration of the bowl points to it.
A perfect potted Famille Rose bowl brightly rich and colourful decorated to the exterior with a scaly five-clawed dragon in pursuit of the flaming pearl, alternating with descending long-tailed phoenix, all amidst meandering leafy scrolls. The iron red dragon further very scilfully decorated with gold.
The interior decorated wit ...click for details
Shou Lao is the Chinese deity of longevity and is also called Shou Xing, Shou Hsing, and Nan Ji Xian Weng. Legend holds that Shou Lao began as a star in the southern constellation Argo, and he is sometime referred to as the Old Man of the South Pole. He is easily recognizable by his over sized forehead, representing wisdom, and his extra long beard, which is meant to literally demonstrate a long life. Shou Lao is always depicted holding a long staff and a peach, both symbols of longevity.
Carve ...click for details
Well potted double gourd shaped body with a flat base covered with a nice evenly, smooth copper red glaze.
Qing Dynasty, in all probability 19th. century or maybe even later.
H : 17,6 cm.
Condition : Perfect
A lovely and very decorative pair of Celadon glazed vases with a very nice molded floral decoration. Nice colour of the Celadon glaze.
Longquan ware, Yuan Dynasty. ( Please compare the vases with the vases shown at GG - Art, Yuan page 40 )
Provenance : Old German collecion. There are remains of a old paper sticker to the base of one of the pieces.
H : 11,8 cm.
Condition : Very nice condition. One piece has a single insignificant firing crack to the glaze ( not to the body )
A excellent potted shape, a excellent glaze and Cobalt blue, a excellent execution of the decoration - this dish is definitely done in an Imperial quality.
Ming Chenghua mark but Qing Dynasty, probably of the Kangxi Period ( 1662 - 1722 )
There are also Daoguang dishes with a quite similar Dragon design but if this piece would be a Daoguang dish it most probably would bear a Daoguang mark.
Kangxi pieces often are marked with a Ming Quenghua mark - thus the Chenghua Mark on this dish together ...click for details
A very nice graviata ground ( incised ) enameled porcelain dish.
Qianlong mark ( 1735 - 1796 ) and of the period.
Diameter : 26,1 cm.
Condition : Perfect ( no crack, no chip with a nice sound when tapped )