• Lot 128

    POTICHE EN PORCELAINE BLEU BLANC

    CHINE, DYNASTIE MING, MARQUE A SIX CARACTERES ET EPOQUE WANLI (1573-1619)

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    POTICHE EN PORCELAINE BLEU BLANC
    CHINE, DYNASTIE MING, MARQUE A SIX CARACTERES ET EPOQUE WANLI (1573-1619)
    De forme balustre, la panse entièrement à décor blanc réservé sur fond bleu de grues volant parmi les nuages, le col rehaussé d'un rinceau végétal encadré par deux frises de pétales stylisés, marque à six caractères de l'Empereur Wanli en bleu sous couverte dans un double cercle à la base ; petites égrenures et sautes d'émail
    Hauteur: 36,4 cm. (14 3/8 in.)


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    Cranes, as symbols of longevity, were a popular motif on Chinese ceramics. The design of this jar known as 'hundred cranes' was very auspicious.
    This technique of white motifs reserved on blue ground was a feature of mid-Yuan and Xuande wares. It fell during the later 15th and early 16th and became popular again in the Jiaqing and Wanli periods.
    See a similar jar is in the collection of the Kau Chi Society of Chinese Art, illustrated in Exhibition of Ancient Chinese Ceramics, (The Chinese University of Hong Kong, 1981), no. 88.
    A very similar example from The Manno Art Museum, Osaka, Japan was sold in our Hong Kong Rooms, 27 May 2008, lot 1861

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    A BLUE AND WHITE 'CRANES' JAR
    CHINA, MING DYNASTY, WANLI SIX-CHARACTER MARK AND OF THE PERIOD (1573-1619)