logo
Weekly Auctions of Exceptional Items
Log In
lots of lots
Lot 0079C
East Asia, China, Qing Dynasty, ca. 1644 to 1912 CE. A large, hand-built porcelain vase in the distinct blue-and-white glazed style characteristic of the Ming Dynasty. The slight concave base supports a rotund body which gently tapers to rounded shoulders and a short rim. The body is decorated in a multitude of five-petaled flowers in a sea of cobalt-blue triangles and squares. Two notable scenes are depicted, one on either half, with one showing a small shrine and floating scrolls, the other displaying a small table, vase, scrolls, and abstract shapes in the foreground. During the Ming Dynasty, a technical advance consisting of adding manganese to prevent the cobalt from blurring during firing made it possible to create more vivid design programs on pottery. Hence, such wares from the Ming Dynasty have come to represent the acme of beautiful blue and white porcelain, the likes of which inspired the adoration of porcelain throughout Europe. Size: 7.25" H (18.4 cm).

Provenance: private S.S. collection, Los Angeles, California, USA

All items legal to buy/sell under U.S. Statute covering cultural patrimony Code 2600, CHAPTER 14, and are guaranteed to be as described or your money back.

A Certificate of Authenticity will accompany all winning bids.

We ship worldwide to most countries and handle all shipping in-house for your convenience.

#125151

Condition

Age-commensurate surface wear as expected. Small chips and discoloration to base and rim, and light abrasions to surface, otherwise intact and excellent. Light earthen and mineral deposits on interior and exterior surfaces.

Buyer's Premium

  • 24.5%

Chinese Qing Dynasty Porcelain Ming-Style Vase

Estimate $900 - $1,200Jan 18, 2018