A thinly, very well potted porcelain body with a high quality underglaze blue decoration. The cobalt blue excellent. This marked Ming Minyao ( peoplesware ) bowl shows a nearly imperial quality. Jiajing period ( 1522 - 1566 ) Jingdezhen ware. Diameter : 12,1 cm. H : 6,4 cm. Condition : One glaze chip to the rim and one chip to the unglazed foorting. Very nice tone when tapped.
Ming Dynasty birdīs cups from the Jiajing resp. Wanli period are quite common but birdīs cups from the Chenghua period like this cup are a real rarity.
Ming Dynasty Chenghua period ( 1465 - 1487 ) Jingdezhen ware. Diameter : 5,7 cm. H : 4,4 cm. Condition : Perfect
A very nice and rare Ming Dynasty Yongle period ( 1403 - 1425 ) underglaze decorated bowl. Jingdezhen ware.
Diameter : 9,9 cm. H : 5,4 cm.
Condition : Perfect. The distinctive appearing crack visible on the second last image of the inside of the bowl is not to see on the opposite ( out)side which confirms that also this crack is nothing more than a glaze crack and not a body crack.
A nice quite good Jian ware Temmoku ( teabowl ) Dark brown stoneware with a thick combined black brown glaze. Song ( 12th - 13th centuries ) Fujian ( Jianyao )
Diameter : 12,7 cm. H : 6,7 cm.
Condition : Perfect
A rare large Longquan ware lotus bowl from the sea with a pale bluegreen Celadon glaze. Glaze degradations caused by the sea water. Late southern Song Dynasty ( 13th. century ) Zhejiang ( Longquan )
Diameter : 12,1 cm. H : 8,4 cm.
Condition : The Celadon glaze degraded by the sea water but the body in perfect condition with no crack or chip.
Please see a similar bowl in He Liīs " Chinese Ceramics " the new standard guide. Page 158, item Nr. 270
The mayority of Song Dynasty resp. Song - Yuan Lotus-bowls are Celadon glazed. It is rare to find a Qingbai glazed example like this.
Very nice, thick and silky Qingbai glaze.
Diameter : 13,3 cm.
Condition : Perfect
This jar stands out by its exceptional size and by its very decorative crackled " Guan " glaze. Song - Yuan Dynasty Longquan ware ( Celadon ).
Diameter : 11,2 cm.
Condition : Perfect original condition. There is a fiering crack from the time when the jar was produced ( which can be seen on the last enlargement )