The Chinese Ming Dynasty porcelain vase is stoutly potted of characteristic Meiping form, It has a narrow base, a wide body, heavy toward shoulder, with narrow neck further to banded rim and a small opening. Delicately decorated around the exterior with various tones and shades of cobalt blue under glazed depicted continuous scene of female figures under shading tree within terraced garden landscape. The foot banded with upright lappets enclosing the suspending clouds uptala, and further scrolling leafy uptala encircling the collar. The vase accompanied with domed lid, crowned with simply bud finial.
The underside base left unglazed, reveal pale-creme with burnt grayish-orange spots in the firing and radiating cut out marks. Jiajing six characters reign mark encircled on the collar in underglaze blue, Ming Dynasty.
Dimensions: Height: 17 1/2" Diameter: 9 1/4"
Arlin Holmes (April 1951-present) South Atlanta, GA; private collector, realtor, business Entrepreneur.
Mr. Holmes graduated from Gadsden State College in 1972. Upon graduation he worked as a project development contractor. Over his career he worked and managed large mega complexes which included build out of stores for the Macys corporation. Often he would need to travel overseas to procure the right materials to complete the beautiful interiors as demanded by the corporation.The travel time allowed him access into many foreign countries where he searched for unique and unusual items to bring back to his wife and daughter. At this point in time they are reducing the size of their collections allowing others to add these items into their collections.
Working large projects were very time consuming and rewarding financially, taking great pride in his accomplishments his most rewarding projects were those that he volunteered for Central and South America. Building schools, medical centers, training facilities, churches or just shelter for those in need he found to be the most worthy of his time. His projects were in Argentina, Brazil, Chile, Ecuador, Panama, Paraguay and Peru, all countries that needed a man that openly gave his time and money selflessly.
The items in this sale all have a special meaning to him, some he purchased others were donated for time and effort as gifts for reaching out to help others. All are truly rare and unique items that are in pristine museum quality condition.
The Collections of Mr. Arlin Holmes presented and offered up to auctions from Lot-21 through Lot-56.
In EXCELLENT condition over all.
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