Category: – 1368-1644 Ming

Ming Dynasty (1368-1644)

Chinese Ming Sacrificial Models – Mingqi

Chinese Ming Sacrificial Models – Mingqi

Chinese Sancai-Glazed pottery Models, Ming Dynasty (1368-1644)
Mingqi miniatures ceramic models such as this 15 examples were made for use in the afterlife and were placed in the tombs of wealthy Chinese aristocrats to accompany them into the next world. Sancai lead glaze on low fired pottery.
Excellent condition: few wear and traces of the age. The wine vessel on the right at the first photo seems to have an old restoration.

Provenance: Collection Lauw

Height: between 1,5 cm and 11 cm

Euro 1100.- (for all 15 models together)

Chinese Ming Longquan Celadon Glazed Ewer

Chinese Ming Longquan Celadon Glazed Ewer

Chinese Stoneware Wine Ewer, early Ming Dynasty, 14th/15th Century
Large Longquan celadon glazed Ewer made in great shape with heigh spout and handle.
Excellent condition, only the typical traces of production (baking flaw inside the base ring – see photo 8) and age.

Height: ca. 24 cm

Euro 1100.-

Yuan/early Ming Stem Cup – Cizhou Ware

Yuan/early Ming Stem Cup – Cizhou Ware

Small Chinese Cizhou Ware Stem Cup – Yuan/early Ming Dynasty
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 with a stylised character, likely “tun” that may be translated as “gulp” – Yuan or early Ming Dynasty.

Provenance: Bonhams London, Knightsbridge, Asian Art: May 13, 2019, Lot 258

Perfect condition, only the typical traces of production and use.

Height: ca. 6,5 cm

Euro 1200.-

Two 15th C. Ming Sancai Vases – Fahua

Two 15th C. Ming Sancai Vases – Fahua

Pair chinese Fahua Vases, early Ming Dynasty, 15th Century
Two extremely rare ceramic vases with fahua lotus decoration in sancai glaze from the early Ming Dynasty – Northern Fahua Wares.
Condition: both with some ware and missing glaze; right one with glued part at base rim (last photo) – further no cracks, hairlines or restorations.

Provenance: Collection Morpurgo, Amsterdam, Netherlands

Height: ca. 13,5 cm

Chinese 17th C. Plate – Swastika

Chinese 17th C. Plate – Swastika

Chinese Kraak Style Porcelain Dish, 17th Century, late Ming/early Qing Dynasty
Blue and white Chinese porcelain plate, beautiful and rich decorated with flowers and swastika. Painted in cobalt blue oxide underglaze and marked at the base.
Perfect condition: only the typical traces of production and use.

Diameter: ca. 22 cm

Euro 160.-

Chinese Ming Tianqi Bowl – Polychrome

Chinese Ming Tianqi Bowl – Polychrome

Chinese Porcelain Bowl, Ming Dynasty, Tianqi Periode (1621-1627)
A extremly rare and unusual chinese porcelain bowl, polychrome overglaze decorated.
Condition: several chips and tiny hairlines at the rim, firing error outside (photo 3) – further only the typical traces of production and use.

Diameter: ca. 14 cm

Euro 180.-

17th C. chinese Transitional Dish – Lotus

17th C. chinese Transitional Dish – Lotus

Fine chinese Blue and White Porcelain Dish – 17th Century, late Ming to Shunzhi Period
The dish is decorated with a large central lotus flower, enclosed by more blossoms at the rim. Painted in cobalt blue oxide underglaze. Marked at the backside.
Almost perfect condition, one small chip at the backside – further only the typical traces of production and use. A rare collectors piece!

Diameter: ca. 20,5 cm

Euro 240.-

Early 16th C. Ming Dish – Koi Fish

Early 16th C. Ming Dish – Koi Fish

Rare Chinese Porcelain Dish, Jiajing Period (1522-1566)
Fine Ming Dynasty Dish with a jumping Koi Fish as decoration in the center – underglaze blue painted using outline and wash technqiue. Similar are found in the “Inh Thuan” ship wreck.
Excellent condition with typical traces of production and age (craquelle and missing glaze at the rim). See photos.

Size: ca. 8 cm x 8 cm

Wanli Ming Jar – Dragons

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

Euro 950.-

Chinese Ming Bowl – People

Chinese Ming Bowl – People

Ming Dynasty Porcelain Bowl, 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 240.-

Ming 14th/15th C. chinese Bowl – Craquele

Ming 14th/15th C. chinese 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 300.-

Early chinese Ming Jar or Vase – People

Early chinese 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).

Provenance: Collection Lauw

Height: ca. 9,5 cm

Euro 850.-

Chinese Ming Hongzhi/Zhengde Jarlet – Floral

Chinese 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

16th C. Ming Wanli Plate – Koi Fish

16th C. Ming Wanli Plate – Koi Fish

Very rare chinese Wanli Period (1573-1619) Porcelain Dish – Koi Fish
Superb 16th Century Ming Dynasty Dish with a jumping Koi Fish as decoration in the center, on the back side a handwritten Text. Underglaze blue painted. Very hard to find!
Excellent condition, only one tiny chip at the rim.

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

Diameter: ca. 18 cm

Small chinese Ming Bowl – Blanc de Chine

Small chinese 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.

Provenance: Collection Lauw

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

Euro 350.-

Chinese Ming Dish “Qilin” – Hidden Decor

Chinese 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

Chinese Ming 14th/15th C. Charger – Craquele

Chinese 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.-

Ming 16th/17th C. Happy Buddha – Gilded

Ming 16th/17th C. Happy Buddha – Gilded

Large gilded chinese Terracotta Buddha, 16th/17th Century, Ming Dynasty
Extremely rare Happy Buddha (“Lucky Buddha”) from great shape with an expressive face full of live and character.
Condition: used, gold missing, some parts of the base area missing – but still a impressive piece!

Provenance: Collection Lauw

Height: ca. 24 cm
Length: ca. 29 cm
Wide: ca. 14 cm

Chinese Ming Zhengde Bowl – 4 Horsemen

Chinese 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

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