Ming Xuande Stem Cup – Cizhou Ware

Small Chinese Cizhou Ware Stem Cup – Xuande Period (1426-1435)
Extremely rare Cizhou Ware from great shape. The Stem Cup is covered with a creamy white slip and freely painted with leafes in a deep chocolate-brown glaze. Inside marked “Xiang” – Ming Dynasty, Xuande Period (1426-1435).
Perfect condition, only the typical traces of production and use.

Height: ca. 6,5 cm

Wanli Ming Jar – Dragons

Large antique chinese Ming Dynasty Porcelain Jar, Wanli Period (1573-1620)
Porcelain jar with underglaze blue decoration, four handles at the shoulder, a raised neck with rolled rim and a recessed base. The main decoration are two cartoon-like dragons chasing each other among clouds.
Condition: big “restorated” chip at the mouth – further only the typical traces of production and age.

! A similar you can see at the British Museum – Museum number: Franks.3149 | Culture/period: Wanli (probably) | Made in: Vietnam (possibly) | Made in: Guangdong (possibly)

Height: ca. 32 cm

Wanli Ming Jarlet – Flower

Small chinese Ming Dynasty Porcelain Jar, Wanli Period (1573-1620)
Fine Ming Dynasty jarlet from good shape – in blue underglaze painted floral decor.

Excellent condition: only the typical traces of production and age.

Height: ca. 5 cm

Euro 90.-

Hongzhi Ming Bowl – People

Ming Dynasty Porcelain Bowl, probably Hongzhi Period (1488-1505), marked FU
Simple and in a free style painted people in a landscape, typical for the early Ming time – in blue underglaze. Place of origin is Jingdezhen. Bowls with similar scenery but different shape are also later found in the Tek Sing shipwreck (dating to approximately 1822).

Excellent condition, only the typical traces of the age and the production (error in the glaze).

Diameter: ca. 13 cm

Euro 350.-

17th C. Arabic Script Charger – Chrysanthemum

Chinese Porcelain Charger, late Ming to early Qing Dynasty – Arabic script
Extremely Rare shallow dish glazed in blue grey with painted decoration of stylised Arabic script, stylised Chrysanthemums and foliage. The same type are found in the East African Sea and dated from the 17th Century, late Ming to early Qing Dynasty. Only a very little number of this dishes are known. (This type is not the same as the founds on the Desaru or Diana Shipwreck!)

The same charger is to see in the Maas Museum (Powerhouse Museum) Ultimo, NSW, Australia/ Object No. A2453: https://collection.maas.museum/object/174989

Condition: a part restorated (glued)

Diameter: ca. 26 cm

Ming 14th/15th C. Bowl – Craquele

Rare Crackled Glaze Bowl, Ming Dynasty (1368-1644), 14th/15th Century
Bowl from good shape in greenish brown color of crackled glaze with relief of a lotus flower inside.
Condition: 2 old restorations at rim, 2 chips – further only the typical traces of production and use.
A rare collectors piece, hard to find!

Diameter: ca. 16 cm

Euro 450.-

Early Ming Jar or Vase – People

Rare Ming Dynasty Porcelain Jar, Hongzhi Period (1488-1505)
Simple and in a free style painted people in a landscape, typical for this early Ming time – in blue underglaze. Place of origin is Jingdezhen.
A Jar with similar painted figure is in the Victoria and Albert Museum/London: Museum number: C.13&A-1923 | Gallery location: Ceramics, Room 137, The Curtain Foundation Gallery, case 6, shelf 3
Excellent condition, only the typical traces of the age and the production (error in the glaze and the base).

Height: ca. 9,5 cm

Euro 850.-

Wanli Ming Jarlet – Deers

Small antique chinese Ming Dynasty Porcelain Jar, Wanli Period (1573-1620)
Early Wanli Period, Kraak decor jarlet – in blue underglaze painted using the pigmented wash method: the potter press the tip of the colour brush and either stippled or swept gently at area to be coloured. The wash applied using this method has uneven tone of blue.
Excellent condition, old small rim chip – further only the typical traces of production and age.

Height: ca. 5,5 cm

Ming Hongzhi/Zhengde Jarlet – Floral

Small chinese Ming Dynasty Porcelain Jar, Hongzhi/Zhengde Period +/- 1500
Fine Ming Dynasty jarlet from great shape – in blue underglaze painted floral decor.
Hongzhi (1488-1505) to Zhengde (1506-1521) Period.
Excellent condition – only the typical traces of production and age.

Height: ca. 5,5 cm

Fine Wanli Plate – Wild Goose

Antique Chinese Porcelain Plate, Wanli Period (1573-1619) – Wild Goose
Beautiful antique Ming Dynasty Kraak plate with wild goose (symbol for happy marriage) in the medallion, peaches and symbols around it. Brilliant underglaze blue painted.
Good condition: a hairline (almost not to see from frontside), minimal fritting. Further, only the typical traces of production (some inclusions) – please see photos.

Diameter: ca. 21 cm

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Small Ming Bowl – Blanc de Chine

Antique chinese Porcelain Bowl, Ming Dynasty (1368-1644) – Marked
Fine and rare porcelain cup or small bowl made in great shape, Dehua, Blanc de Chine.
Perfect condition – only the typical traces of production.

Diameter: ca. 7 cm
Height: ca. 3,5 cm

Ming Dish “Qilin” – Hidden Decor

Rare chinese Porcelain Dish, late Ming Dynasty, Wanli (1573-1619) – Marked
Small Plate with the mythical creature “Qilin” as decoration painted in Underglaze Blue. At the rim with hidden decor. Ming Mark on the base.
Provenance: from a dutch collector who bought it May 1981 at Sothebys Amsterdam / Mak van Waay
Perfect condition, only typical traces of production and of the age.

Diameter: ca. 15 cm

Ming 14th/15th C. Charger – Craquele

Very rare Crackled Glaze Dish, Ming Dynasty (1368-1644), 14th/15th Century
Heavy dish in golden brown color with a wavy rim.
Very good condition – 2 old restorations at rim (one is only to see from behind) – further only the typical traces of production and use – see photos.
Extremely rare collectors piece, hard to find!
Provenance: dutch auction house

Diameter: ca. 25,5 cm
Height: ca. 5,0 cm

Euro 850.-

3 Ming Cups – Floral Motif

Antique Chinese Porcelain Cups, late Ming Dynasty, 17th Century
Three cups with underglaze blue floral motif.
Excellent condition, cup in the middle with hairline, further only the typical traces of production – see photos.

Diameter: ca. 5,5 – 5,9 cm
Height: ca. 3,5 cm

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Large Ming Swatow Charger – Phoenix

Large and rare chinese Ming Dynasty (1368-1644) Porcelain Charger – Phoenix
Excellent late Ming Dynasty Charger, Swatow, decorated with flowers, plants and phoenix in the medallion. Underglaze blue painted.
Very good condition – two restorations at the rim, see photo 3 and 4. Further only the typical traces of production.

Diameter: ca. 35 cm
Height: ca. 7 cm

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Jiajing Ming Celadon Dish – Relief

Rare chinese Porcelain Dish, 16th C. Ming Dynasty, Jiajing Period (1522-1566)
Deep celadon plate with flower in relief as decoration.
Provenance: from a dutch collector who bought it 1977 at Paul Brandt/Netherlands
Perfect condition (little traces of production and of the age) – please see photos.

Diameter: ca. 195 mm

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Large Wanli Plate – Lotus

Large and rare Chinese Porcelain Plate, Wanli Period (1573-1619) – Lotus
Beautiful antique Ming Dynasty Kraak plate with water lily in the medallion, peaches and symbols around it. With old hanging system!
Underglaze blue painted.
Good condition – a Hairline and typical fritting on the edge. Further, only the typical traces of production, see photos.

Diameter: 32 cm
Height: 4 cm

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Wanli Plate “Koi”

Very rare chinese Wanli Period (1573-1619) Porcelain Plate – Koi – Poem
This excellent Ming Dynasty Plate has a jumping Koi Fish as decoration, on the bottom a hand-written Text/Poem. Underglaze blue painted. Very hard to find!
Excellent condition, only one tiny chip at the rim.

“Nagel Auktionen” – Asian Art, 722, Juny 5th-6th 2015: Book II – Lot 891

Diameter: 180 mm

Ming Zhengde Bowl – 4 Horsemen

Rare chinese Porcelain Bowl, Ming, Zhengde Period (1506-1521)
A fine and rare chinese porcelain bowl, beautiful decorated with 4 horsemen in cobalt blue oxide underglaze. Similar pieces are found in the Gujangan shipwreck.
Very good condition, one chip with hairline, one hairline and a small error inside – further only traces of production and age.

Diameter: ca 150 mm

Chongzhen Ming Plate – Hatcher Cargo

Perfect chinese Porcelain Plate, Ming Dynasty, Chongzhen (1628-1644) – Bird
Fine Plate/Charger with a bird on a rock as decoration, flowers around, painted in Underglaze Blue. The Hatcher Cargo was the first shipwreck cargo to come on to the market. It was sold in three auctions in Christie’s Amsterdam in 1984 and 1985.
Perfect condition, only the typical traces of production and of the age.

Diameter: ca. 270 mm
Height: ca. 45 mm

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Wanli Klapmuts Bowl – Bird

Rare chinese Ming Kraak Klapmuts Bowl, Wanli Period (1573-1619) – bird on rock
A chinese Kraak ware bowl with moulded panels and with everted rim, finely potted and translucent, decorated in underglaze blue colour.
Excellent condition with no restoration. There is one hairline and one glaze error inside.

Diameter: ca. 143 mm
Height: ca. 50 mm

Euro 400.-

Large Ming Tianqi Bowl – People

Extremly rare chinese Porcelain Bowl, Ming, Tianqi (1621-1627) – Chenghua-Mark
A fine and very rare large chinese porcelain bowl, beautiful and rich decorated with 2 peoples and dynamic landscape motif outside. Inside the bowl a musician. Painted in cobalt blue oxide underglaze.
Excellent condition. A fine hairline and a chip are professionally restored, can not be seen with the naked eye – further only the typical traces of production and use.

See also “Nagel Auktionen” – Asian Art, 722, Juny 5th-6th 2015: Book IV – Lot 2092

Diameter: ca 215 mm
Height: ca. 95 mm

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Chenghua Dragon Vase – Blanc de Chine

Extremely rare chinese Porcelain Vase – Chenghua Mark and possible Period (1465-1487)
Small vase with finely incising lined five-claw dragon decoration in copper oxide (turns greenish) underglaze. The pear-shaped body raised on a spreading foot and surmounted by a slender neck rising to a flared mouth. The technic of Copper oxide underglaze was first used from the Changsha potters in the Late Tang/5 Dynasties period.
Excellent condition, some frits at rim, further only the typical traces of production and of the age – please see photos.

Height: ca. 140 mm

17th C. Deep Footring Bowl – Lotus

Great Chinese Porcelain Bowl, Lotus Scroll, 17th Century, Ming/Qing – marked
Blue White Bowl with Lotus – of inverted bell shape with a wide everted mouth and pronounced deep footring, the sides with Ming Lotus amid leaves and tendrils.
The interior with floral chain border at the rim and central roundel of floral with leaves.
Excellent condition, some inclusions inside, error at baserim and inside, further only
the typical traces of production – see photos. A rare collectors Piece!

! not confused with the bolws from the Desaru Shipwreck which are a “lingzhi fungus” motif inside showing, with different shape, less deep footring and are 19th C.

Diameter: ca. 165 mm
Height: ca. 70 mm

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Hongzhi Ming Plate – Qilin

Rare chinese Porcelain Plate, Ming Dynasty, Hongzhi (1488-1505) – Qilin
Plate with the mythical creature “Qilin” as decoration painted in Underglaze Blue.
Excellent condition, typical traces of production and of the age (fine glazelines & burning errors) – please see photos.

Diameter: ca. 195 mm
Height: ca. 30 mm

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Ming Pottery Model – Chest

Rare chinese Sancai-Glazed pottery Model of a Chest, Ming Dynasty (1368-1644)
Miniature ceramic models such as this were made for use in the afterlife and were buried in the tomb as substitutes for the real article.
Very good condition, some wear and traces of the age.

Length: ca. 120 mm
Height: ca. 105 mm
Deep: 80 mm

Small Wanli Ming Jar – Deers

Small antique chinese Ming Dynasty Porcelain Jar, Wanli Period (1573-1620)
Ming Dynasty, Wanli Period (1573-1620), Kraak decor jarlet – in blue underglaze painted deers in panels.
Excellent condition, old rim chips – further only the typical traces of production.

Height: 50 mm

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Hongzhi Ming Jar – Floral

Rare small antique chinese Ming Dynasty Porcelain Jar, Hongzhi (1488-1505)
Ming Dynasty, Hongzhi Period (1573-1620), floral decor jarlet – painted in blue underglaze.
Excellent condition, baserim chip – further only the typical traces of production. See photos.

Height: 55 mm

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Wanli Ming Jar – Deers

Antique Chinese Ming Dynasty Porcelain Jar, Wanli Period (1573-1620)
Ming Dynasty, Wanli Period (1573-1620), Kraak decor jar – in blue underglaze painted deers in panels.
Excellent condition, old frits on the rim, old chip on baserim – further only the typical traces of production.

Height: 80 mm

Small Early Ming Jar

Antique Chinese Ming Dynasty Porcelain Jar – easy motif
Small Jar with an unusual form – painted in blue underglaze.
Excellent condition, some old Chips at the rim – further only the typical traces of production.

Height: 7,5 cm

Euro 80.-

Large Wanli Plate – Pomegranates

Large and rare chinese Wanli Period (1573-1619) Porcelain Plate/Charger – Pomegranates | Relief
Excellent Ming Dynasty Plate/Charger decorated with flower vase in the medallion and pomegranates with relief around. Underglaze blue painted.
A master piece, very hard to find!
Excellent condition – little glaze missing on the backside, rim restored. Further only the typical traces of production.

Diameter: ca. 360 mm ~ 14 inches !
Height: ca. 65 mm ~ 2,6 inches

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Ming Dish – Flowers & Swastika No2

Antique Chinese Blue & White Dish, late Ming Dynasty (1368-1644), Swastika – Signed
Perfect chinese porcelain plate, beautiful and rich decorated, with floral motif in the center, Wanli Style with Swastika, painted in cobalt blue oxide underglaze. Signed.
Perfect Condition! No chips, cracks, hairlines or restorations. A rare collectors piece!

Diameter: 170 mm

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Ming Dish – Flowers & Swastika No1

Antique Chinese Blue & White Dish, late Ming Dynasty (1368-1644), Swastika – Signed
Perfect chinese porcelain plate, beautiful and rich decorated, with floral motif in the center, Wanli Style with Swastika, painted in cobalt blue oxide underglaze. Signed.
Perfect Condition! No chips, cracks, hairlines or restorations. A rare collectors piece!

Diameter: 170 mm

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Early Ming Jar – gourd form

Antique Chinese Ming Dynasty Porcelain Jar, Jianwen Period (1399-1402) – floral motif
Jar with an unusual gourd form – hard to find! The dcoration are floral motifs painted in blue underglaze. A wonderful piece!
Excellent condition, one tiny old frit on the rim – further only the typical traces of production.

Height: 70 mm
Diameter: 95 mm

Ming Plate – Flowers & Swastika

Antique Chinese Blue & White Plate, late Ming Dynasty (1368-1644), Flowers – Signed
Perfect chinese porcelain plate, beautiful and rich decorated, with floral motif in the center, Wanli Style with Swastika, painted in cobalt blue oxide underglaze. Signed.
Perfect Condition! No chips, cracks, hairlines or restorations. A rare collectors piece!

Diameter: 210 mm

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Ming Terracotta Buddha – gilded

Large gilded chinese Terracotta Buddha 16th/17th Century, Ming Dynasty
Very fine made, expressive face full of live and character.
Condition: used, a lot gold missing, some parts of the base area missing – but still a impressive piece!

Height: 240 mm
Length: 290 mm
Wide: 140 mm

Ming Bowl – Gold Repair

Unusual Antique Chinese Early Ming Dynasty, Porcelain Bowl (Brush Washer) with Gold Repair
Jiajing Period or earlier. With inward going rim – inside ‘kiln support marks’ (Qingbai). Unusual piece!
Excellent condition, restorated with Pure Gold (a tiny piece missing)!

Diameter: 160 mm

Jiajing Cup | Tea Bowl – Bloom

Rare Antique Chinese Ming Dynasty, Jiajing Period (1522-1566), Porcelain Cup – floral motif, marked
With everted rim and pronounced footring, floral motif outside – inside a bloom in the medalion. Wanli blue undergalze, marked. Wonderful piece!
Perfect condition, only the typical traces of production.

Diameter: 6 cm = 2.36 inches

Wanli Bowl – palm trees and rock

Rare Antique Chinese Ming Dynasty, Wanli ~1600 Porcelain Bowl – palm trees and rock
The bowl is of further shape with everted rim and pronounced footring, palm trees and rock motif outside – above a band with points. Inside a floral motif in the medalion. Wanli blue undergalze. Very hard to find!
Good condition, one old hairline – further only the typical traces of production.

Diameter: ca. 15 cm = ca. 5,9 inches

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Early Ming Pot “Blanc de Chine”

Beautiful small chinese Porcelain Pot, early Ming Dynasty – Blanc de Chine
Perfect condition! Can’t be better!

Hight: 55 mm

Small Ming Dynasty Cup

Antique chinese Porcelain Cup, Ming Dynasty (1368-1644)
Fine and rare small porcelain cup made in great shape, blue underglaze.
Excellent condition – only the typical traces of production and age.

Diameter: ca. 4,1 cm
Height: ca. 2,8 cm

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Ming Plate – Stylized Painting

Perfect Antique 16th/17th C. Ming Dynasty Blue & White Celadon Plate/Charger
China, 16th-17th Century, big plate/charger, porcelain, celadon glazed, reduced, stylized blue underglaze painting, of circular form on ring base, deep cleated.
Perfect condition. Only the typical traces of production.

Diameter: ca. 29 cm = ca. 11,40 inches

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