The decoration of a Dragon is at all rare to find on Ming Dynasty Minyao blue and white pieces. Still much rarer to find is such a Dragon bowl in a large and perfect condition like it is this bowl. Ming Jiajing period ( 1522 - 1566 )
Diameter : 17,9 cm.
Condition : Perfect - there is just some very minute glaze fritting to the rim, but this is without a magnifying glass nearly invisible and absolutely normal for pieces of that period.
Superb potted by Yixing artist Jiang Qinfen and signed 3 times ( 2 x to the inside of the lid and 1 x to the underside of the handle ) all the marks are visible on the enlargements.
Late Qing Dynasty, Jiangsu ( yixing )
Diameter : 10,3 cm. L.: 14,5 cm. H : 8,2 cm.
Provenance : Old German family collection.
A " textbook " early Ming Longquan charger with a carved decoration. Originally with a extremely nice and thick Celaon glaze. The glaze is so thick that it nearly fills out the recesses of the carved decotation to the center of the piece.
Unfortunately there is some wear to the actually outstanding good glaze. Otherwise the piece is in a perfect condition.
Ming Dynasty, 15th century.
Diameter 27,2 cm.
This censer is noticeable by its absolutely very well done, perfect shape of the body. By the particularly warm golden colour of the alloy, and by the additional decor ( with some calligraphy ) to the inside of the piece. The surface of the piece nearly appears like gilded. Unforunately why ever the images are not able to show this.
Ming Xuande mark to the base of the piece.
Diameter : 9,4 cm. H : 6,7 cm.
Condition : Perfect
The best ever seen Guandong ( South China ) Shiwan ware dish. Seventeenth Century.
Shiwan pieces like this try to imitate the famous glazes of the Song Dynasty ( mostly the glazes of Jun or Jizhou pieces ). In the case of this dish is it legitim to state that the superb glaze of this dish the beauty of the Song model even exceeds.
Diameter : 20,3cm.
Condition : Perfect
A absolute " MUST " for any high level Shiwan collection.
There are two possibilities. Either this very nice Earthenware Jar with a molded - impressed decoration and glazed with an Sancai glaze is from the Tang Dynasty ( 618 - 906 ) and from Henan or Shaanxi ( Sancai). Or it is a piece from the Liao Dynasty ( 916 - 1125 ) Liaoning ( Sancai ). The weight of this Jar is very small.
This piece was coincidentally excavated many years ago in Central Sulawesi, Indonesia and later was venerated and used by local people for ceremonies.
So - Tang or Liao - pl ...click for details
Look at this blue ! Among hundreds of Ming Minyao bowls there maybe is one piece with such a strong, amazing cobalt blue. Also the glaze of this bowl has an extreme gloss.
The execution of the cobalt blue decoration speaks also for itself.
All in all this bowl is a " must " for any high level Ming Minyao blue and white collection.
Jingdezhen ware. Ming Dynasty Yongle Period ( 1403 - 1424 )
Diameter : 15 cm. H : 6,8 cm.
Condition : There is one already very old hairline which is to ...click for details
A very rare Jar decorated with a for the Chenghua period typical, very nice water plant ( Lotus ) decoration.
Jingdezhen ware, Ming Chenghua - Hongzhi period ( 1465 - 1505 )
The Jar is covered with a massive Golden Lid. ( The lid is not gilded or Gold plated - the lid is made from solid Gold )
H ( incl. Lid ): 11,4 cm.
Condition : Perfect resp. no visible damage.
This piece is quite rare because of its overglaze enamel decoration.
A nice chrysanthemum decoration done with a thick sky blue enamel.
Late Ming Dynasty, sixteenth century.
Diameter : 12,2 cm. H : 8,1 cm.
Condition : Some fiering cracks ( the kind of the crazing around the cracks point to it that the cracks are fiering cracks and not a later damage - unfortunately the closeups are not good enough to show this )