Dating chinese ceramics
Approximately 1% of the jars, however, have script all over the vessel…”.From the beginning of Jiajing’s reign, he was infatuated with young women and Taoist pursuits.Unfortunately, the country was still in decline due to corruption in the ruling class. A Rare Ming Porcelain Dish, Four Character Longqing Mark and of the Period.Decorated with Three ‘Chilong’ Dragons in Blue and White, the Center with ‘Anhua’ Decorated ‘Lingzhi’ Fungus. A Longqing Dish of this Pattern was Exhibited in Germany See : Ming-Porzellane in Schwedischen Sammlungen (Berlin and Leipzig 1935) Collection of H. See our ‘Archive’ for more information, stock number 18597 (Beautiful Vessel for Jade Hall).
So it is quite possible the present example was also made for a high ranking official at the imperial court, however it is also possible the hall mark does indeed denote the place which the bowl was destined for. r character mark which should in most, if not all circumstances, be seen as none imperial. Illustrated in : The Hatcher Porcelain Cargo’s (Colin Sheaf and Richard Kilburn, Phaidon 1988).The Well of the Bowl is Decorated with ‘The Three Friends of Winter’ (Pine, Bamboo, and Prunus). Some Chongzhen and Shunzhi apocryphal marks copying Jiajing marks are very well draw, the calligraphy can be bold and confident, so occasionally these pieces are confused with genuine Jiajing mark and period porcelain. Decorated in Blue and White with the ‘Eight Horses’ of Mu Wang within a Landscape. Four Character Longqing Mark and of the Period 1567 – 1572.The Base with a Jiajing Six Character mark and of the Period. Decorated with Fish on the Cavetto, a Crane Between Two Egrets to the Well and Repeated ‘Shou’ Characters to the Everted Rim. A Fine Transitional Porcelain Cup, Late Ming Dynasty (Chongzhen 1628-1644) or Very Early Qing Dynasty (Shunzhi 1644-1661) c.1640-1650. Longqing mark and period porcelain is rare, the marks are not particularly well painted and they are normally rather small.Provenance : Philip’s Bond Street, Chinese and Japanese Porcelain, 19th November 1999, Lot 6. This Thinly Potted Wanli Porcelain Bowl is of Circular Form with a Slightly Everted Rim and Curved Sides, it is Covered by a Pale Blue-Grey Tinged Glaze, the Interior Painted in Fine Bright Underglaze Cobalt Blue with a Double Circle Enclosing a Medallion of Flowering Branches of Peony, the Underside Encircled Alternately by Roundels Enclosing Flowering Sprays and Fruiting Sprays Among Cloud Scrolls.This rare mark, a standard Wanli six character mark with the inclusion of ‘Beautiful Vessel for Jade Hall’ is very neatly painted unlike marks on none-imperial Wanli porcelain.
Teller IV, TK Asian Antiquities,2004) Pages 36 -37, Items 21-23.