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 )
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.
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.
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 )
Southern Song Dynasty ( 1127 - 1279 )
Diameter : 11,9 cm. H : 4,5 cm.
Condition : Very nice condition with one nearly invisible hairline that actually seems to be quite insignificant because despite this hairline the bowl has a nice ping tone when tapped. ( Please look the last enlargement ).
Beautiful molded decoration of a Pheony, covered by a wonderful silky Celadon glaze. Please look also the nice colour of the Celadon.
Late southern Song Dynasty longquan Zhejian ( 13th century )
Diameter : 11,5 cm. H : 7,3 cm.
Condition : Large original fiering cracks to the base which are to see on the last 2 images.