yuan dynasty porcelain

  • Ma Weidu said: the mystery of Yuan blue and white

    Posted on November 27, 2018By shengjiang in special , Yuan blue and white | Edit This article makes the National Geographic magazine out of stock Ma Weidu said: the mystery in the Yuan blue and white Editor’s Note: Yuan Blue and White is an exciting topic in the ceramics industry. In terms of value, it has maintained an unattainable world record for a long time. Where does Yuanqinghua come from? This is a simple question that cannot be simpler. Chinese ceramics, where a new variety is born, its identity is clear, from small to large, from weak to strong, and the context…

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  • Something Chinese | Blue and White Porcelain

    Blue and white porcelain is decorated with the blue pigment, usually from cobalt oxide, on shaped clean, white clay that is covered by a layer of transparent glaze and baked in a kiln at high temperatures. Producing of blue and white porcelain was found beginning in the Tang dynasty (618-907) , but it was not until the Yuan dynasty (1271-1368) that the art reached perfection. In the early 14th century, mass production of delicate and transparent blue and white porcelain started at Jingdezhen, usually called the “porcelain capital” of China….

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  • Memories of Yuan Dynasty Blue and White Porcelain 2009-03-26

    China has a long history of porcelain making. Blue and white porcelain, or Qinghuaci, is perhaps the most famous of all Chinese porcelain and is known for its simplicity and elegance. Those made during the Yuan Dynasty about 700 year ago, is regarded as the best and the most precious of its kind. On March 20th, an exhibition of Yuan Dynasty blue and white porcelain opened in the Capital Museum. He Fei went along to have a look. An Old Man Observes the Exhibit Carefully [photo: chinasecurities.com.cn] Entering the exhibition hall…

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  • An extremely rare and important blue and white jar and cover, Yuan dynasty (1279-1366)

    Lot 2927. An extremely rare and important blue and white jar and cover, Yuan dynasty  (1279-1366). Overall height 42cm., 16 1/2 in. Jar height 31.8cm., 12 1/2 in. Estimate 20,000,000 — 30,000,000 HKD. Lot sold 22,727,500 HKD (1,846,463 EUR) (2,917,984 USD). Courtesy Sotheby’s 2008. superbly potted, the wide shouldered baluster body rising to an upright neck and a galleried mouth, the body confidently painted in a spacious and dynamic composition masterfully balanced in carefully controlled cobalt-blue with a broad band of six scrolling peonies seen from the front, the side and the back, each bloom finely articulated with petals and leaves…

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  • Art sales: the great haul of China China’s young millionaires have driven this new trend in Asian porcelain sales, says Colin Gleadell.

    The phenomenal prices being paid for Chinese works of art provides a fascinating insight into the tastes rich who are driving the market. Traditional western preferences were for older and more subtle workm of aesthetic and academic values. Now, Chinese buyers are investing most in later works, particularly in porcelain made for the Emperor Qianlong, such as the record £53 million vase sold at Bainbridge auctio month, which has been described as ‘gaudy’ and ‘flamboyant’ by critics. Chinese collector and TV pers Weidu said: “Really it is pretty, but that’s…

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  • Everything you should know about Yuan dynasty blue and white porcelain

      The Yuan dynasty (1271–1368) was a transitional age in the development of Chinese porcelain. As the Mongols invaded from the north, many potters fled south, contributing to the expansion of southern kilns. During this period, Jingdezhen (景德鎮) in Jiangxi Province became the center of porcelain production for the entire empire. Most representative of Yuan dynasty porcelain are the underglaze blue and underglaze red wares, whose designs painted beneath the glaze in cobalt blue or copper red, replaced the more sedate monochromes of the Song dynasty. Underglaze blue was to become…

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  • Antique art experts Giuseppe Eskenazi and Weidu Ma discuss new museum

    Giuseppe Eskenazi (right) and Ma Weidu, owner of Guan Fu Museum and famous Chinese antique collector Giuseppe Eskenazi, born in 1939 in Istanbul, is widely recognized as one of the most important oriental art dealers in the world. As a guest of Guan Fu Museum and Guan Fu Treasury, Eskenazi was in Shanghai during the past Dragon Boat Festival to launch the Chinese version of his book, “Chinese Art in the Eyes of Giuseppe Eskenazi.” He owns a gallery in London that has been open since 1960 and works at…

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  • Sotheby’s Sells Magnificent Yuan Dynasty Blue and White ‘Peony’ Jar For $4.1 Million

    Magnificent Blue And White ‘Peony’ Jar, Guan, Yuan Dynasty, Mid 14th Century (est. £400,000-600,000). Sold for: £2.6 million/$4.1 million. Photo: Sotheby’s. LONDON.- This morning at Sotheby’s London a rare and magnificent Yuan Dynasty Blue and White ‘Peony’ Jar, Guan sold for the exceptional sum of £2.6 million/$4.1 million, more than six times pre-sale expectations (estimate: £400,000-600,000), in the biannual Fine Chinese Ceramics and Works of Art Sale. The ‘Peony’ Jar, which came to auction from a Private Portuguese Collection, saw competition from four bidders and finally sold to an anonymous buyer on the…

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    纏枝牡丹紋葫蘆瓶 拍品 421 AN IMPORTANT LARGE EARLY BLUE AND WHITE DOUBLE-GOURD VASE YUAN DYNASTY, MID-14TH CENTURY 成交总额 USD 2,032,000 估价 USD 1,000,000 – USD 1,500,000 AN IMPORTANT LARGE EARLY BLUE AND WHITE DOUBLE-GOURD VASE YUAN DYNASTY, MID-14TH CENTURY The body and neck dramatically painted with a bold overall pattern of tree peony rising from two pierced garden rocks on opposite sides of the base, the voluptuous blossoms depicted in bud, in full bloom and as if viewed from different angles, the leaves and petals unusually combed with very dense, naturalistic…

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      Clients who wish to bid on the below lot should contact bids.newyork@sothebys.com or call 212-606-7414 at least 24 hours prior to the morning of the sales. with bracket-lobed rim well painted with a lively wave pattern in underglaze blue of strong, inky tones, the shallow cavetto with eight reverse ground ruyi-form ‘heaped and piled’ reserves, molded in relief with fine detail, enclosing leafing peony against a ground of delicately undulating scrolls, the center formed by a large quatrefoil of neatly arched waves enclosing a circular medallion comprised of eight Buddhist flame motifs within radiating petal-shaped panels,…

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  • Precision without Compass and Ruler: A Unique Yuan Dynasty Blue and White Dish VON REGINA KRAHL – 26 FEB 2014

    With their strict radial symmetry that ideally suits a circular vessel, geometrically laid out patterns as seen on this piece are among the most magnificent Yuan porcelain designs. Like all such designs, the present pattern is unique – even though such decoration would seem ideally suited to repetition. In having part of this design raised in relief, the present dish is unlike any other and arguably the most important example of this group known to be extant. In its impressive shape, bold and rich design, masterful execution and bright coloration…

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  • Yuan dynasty blue and white porcelain has always been prized in some quarters but it is now generating much wider levels of interest.

    Significantly, both were acquired by collectors in the early 20th century when they would have been purchased as Ming wares since scholars had not then identified and attributed a body of porcelain to this short-lived dynasty. The London offering is the 13in (33cm) diameter jar or guan pictured bottom right, which is the star turn of Christie’s Chinese ceramics and works of Art on July 12 with an unpublished estimate in excess of £1m. Although any substantial piece of Yuan porcelain counts as rare, the particularly distinctive aspect of this…

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  • Life Bright hues, vivid paintings in Yuan Dynasty porcelains

    Editor’s Note: Every week we look at a work of art or a cultural relic that puts the spotlight on China’s heritage. Of the various types of chinaware, Yuan Dynasty (1271-1368) blue-and-white porcelain is the rarest. “Only about 100 pieces have been found (in China), with a large number believed to be overseas,” says Ma Weidu, a renowned porcelain connoisseur and founder of Beijing’s Guanfu Museum, Chaoyang district, noted for its collection of exquisite antiques and porcelains. Yuan Dynasty blue-and-white porcelain is famous for its bright hues and vivid paintings,…

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  • Blue and white porcelain inspires the world

    Of all the art forms created in China during its long history, the Blue and White porcelain is considered a masterpiece of the craft because of its technical originality and artistic brilliance. It has a refined quality, simple but elegant designs, bright colors and is decorated with rich patterns. Today, noted antique collector Ma Weidu introduces us to what’s known as the “pearl of the porcelain world”. Influenced by Chinese, Persian and Mongolian artisans, Chinese blue and white porcelain has made a unique contribution to the history of ceramics. Beginning…

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