Tag: Sancai

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)

19th C. Chinese Sancai Vase – “Four Gentlemen”

19th C. Chinese Sancai Vase – “Four Gentlemen”

Large antique sancai glazed Vase, Qing Dynasty, 19th Century
Unusal chinese vase with “Four Gentlemen” decoration in sancai glaze. The “Four Gentlemen” or “Four Noble Ones” is a collective term referring to four plants: the plum blossom, the orchid, the bamboo, and the chrysanthemum. They represent the four different seasons – the plum blossom for winter, the orchid for spring, the bamboo for summer, and the chrysanthemum for autumn.
Excellent condition: small firing error with hairline at the mouth – further only the typical traces of production (baking traces at stand ring) and use.

Height: ca. 29 cm

Euro 1300.-

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 Ming Pottery Model – Chest

Chinese 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.

Provenance: Collection Lauw

Length: ca. 12 cm
Height: ca. 10,5 cm
Deep: 8 cm