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Sep

9

Blue-and-white Vase with Interlocking Peony Design

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Hongwu Reign (1368-1398), Ming Dynasty (1368-1644)

The vase has flared mouth rim, thin neck, plump belly, and foot ring. Vases of the type were named after a wine called Yuhuchun since they were frequently used as wine containers during the Song and Yuan dynasties (10th century- 14th century). In the Ming and Qing time, they gradually lost their practical function and were used for display. The vase exhibited here dates to the Hongwu reign. Black speckles are found where the cobalt blue pigment aggregates. The low gravity center of the vase makes it appears steady and graceful.

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Sep

8

Blue-and-white Dish with Designs of Bamboo, Rocks, and Lingzhi Fungus

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Hongwu Reign (1368-1398), Ming Dynasty (1368-1644)

In ancient Chinese folklore, the lingzhi fungus is associated with auspiciousness and immortality. It is a promising omen of stability, peace, and success. Bamboo stems and rocks both signify literati’s meritorious conduct and nobility of character. The large dish exhibited here is decorated in light cobalt blue. Black speckles are found where the blue pigment aggregates. The subject matter of the decoration is presented simple yet clear.

 

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Sep

8

Underglaze-red Bowl with White Interlocking Floral Designs

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Hongwu Reign (1368-1398), Ming Dynasty (1368-1644)

Floral pattern is seen both inside and outside this stout, large bowl. To make an underglaze-red ware, the craftsman first painted the biscuit with pigment rich in copper oxides and then applied with a layer of transparent glaze before firing at high temperatures. The beauty of this bowl lies in that the floral patterns are presented by the white part where no color pigment was applied. The chemical pigment was painted only to serve as a red background. Such technique was still rare in the Hongwu reign of the Ming dynasty.

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Sep

8

Underglaze-red Vase with Interlocking Lotus Designs

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Hongwu Reign (1368-1398), Ming Dynasty (1368-1644)

The vase has a flared mouth rim, a thin neck, a plump stomach, and a foot ring. Vases of this type were named after a wine called Yuhuchun since they were frequently used as wine containers during the Song and Yuan dynasties (10th century- 14th century). During the Ming and Qing dynasties (14th century-20th century), they became decorative items. The dark red color of this vase indicates an unsatisfactory atmosphere during firing.

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Sep

5

Blue-and-white Triopod Incense Burner with Wave Designs

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Yongle Reign (1403-1424), Ming Dynasty (1368-1644)

During the Yongle reign and the Xuande reign (1426-1435), blue-and-white porcelain wares were frequently decorated with waves and foam. Although the design conveys the wish for a long and stable ruling, it is more decorative than those painted on the porcelain wares datable to the preceding Yuan dynasty (1206-1368). The large incense burner is decorated with waves and cliffs in dark cobalt blue. Crystallized black speckles are densely distributed among the decoration, reflecting the consummate porcelain-making skill in Jingdezhen kilns at the time.

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Sep

5

Blue-and-white Octagonal Candlestick with Floral Designs

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Yongle Reign (1403-1424), Ming Dynasty (1368-1644)

This octagonal candlestick was designed after Islamic bronze ware. It consists of three parts–stick, stem, and base, looking like an upside-down cup. Considered imported from West Asia, the cobalt pigment shows different tones of blue.

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Sep

5

Blue-and-white Jar with Interlocking Floral Designs

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Yongle Reign (1403-1424), Ming Dynasty (1368-1644)

The jar was designed and decorated after Islamic style. Scrolling leaves are pained on the neck, sea waves decorate the shoulders, and interlocking flowers occupy the stomach. Around the foot ring is painted with ruyi-shaped cloud patterns, each containing a lingzhi fungus. The foot ring is decorated with sea waves on the exterior wall while is applied with white glaze on the interior wall.

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Sep

4

Blue-and-white Polyhedron Vase with Morning Glory Patterns

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Xuande Reign (1426-1435), Ming Dynasty (1368-1644)

This is an imitation of West Asian metalwork. Corners of the vase’s stomach are naturally removed. Inside the flared foot are rounded tiers of decreasing diameters from the bottom, which is a characteristic of porcelain wares dating to the Xuande reign. Morning glories were also popularly used on Xuande-dated porcelain. A mixture of domestic and imported cobalt blue pigments is applied to this vase. The floral design demonstrates dark and light tones of blue; tiny speckles of the crystallized ferric oxide appear in dark colors.

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Sep

4

Blue-and-white Bowl with Sea Wave and Dragon Designs

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Xuande Reign (1426-1435), Ming Dynasty (1368-1644)

This is a monk’s alms-bowl (bo). The Xuande reign saw the imperial family’s fervent belief in Buddhism, particularly the Tibetan Buddhism. At the time, a large number of Buddhist monks traveled to the capital to pay tribute to the emperor. This blue-and-white bowl is decorated with the design of dragon among clouds above sea on the exterior wall. It is a refined piece of work from the imperial kilns at Jingdezhen.

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Sep

4

Blue-and-white Jar with Designs of Pine, Bamboo, and Prunus

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Zhengtong Reign (1436-1449), Ming Dynasty (1368-1644)

Despite that the blue-and-white porcelain wares of the Zhengtong reign inherit the style of those made in the Xuande reign, some new features were added for innovation. From then on, domestic cobalt pigment rose to the dominant. Typically, jars adopt three clear sections: shoulders, stomach, and foot ring.

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