EDMUND GRUNDNER Asiatica - Ethnographica

Superb erotic scene inside of a Yuan Dyn. Qingbai box

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Directory: Antiques: Regional Art: Asian: Chinese: Porcelain: Pre 1492: Item # 841420

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EDMUND GRUNDNER Asiatica - Ethnographica
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A most superb work of Art of the Yuan Dynasty ( 1279 - 1368 ). If there would not be this extraordinary thick and smooth, best kind of Qingbai glaze this piece would assume to be a ordinary Yuan period covered box. The large surprise is, that the interior of this piece shows a amazing miniature erotic scene, modelled in a typical Yuan manner in a never before seen quality. When regarding this amazing work of art one asks oneself how the Yuan potters were able to crate such a fine miniature work. This piece was excavated at a small remote Indonesian island. Only 2 other pieces of this kind are reportet. Both in Indonesia, both pieces modelled in a much poorer quality and both pieces heavily broken and with large parts which are lost. It is nearly to be seen as a miracle that this excavated piece could survive 700 years in such an amazing condition. A Museum quality highlight for any Yuan collection. Diameter : 7,4 cm. Condition : Not the smallest crack or chip. Please regard the closeups to see the few losts to the interior.