Jul

8

Blue-and-white Incense Burner with the Pattern of the Eight Trigrams

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Blue-and-white Incense Burner with the Pattern of the Eight Trigrams

 

Yuan Dynasty (1271-1368)

The long and short horizontal strokes on the outer wall of the incense burner are Daoist symbols–the eight trigrams for divining the future. The lotus is popularly known as “Buddhism flower”. Lotus petals were popular motifs for decoration in Buddhist culture. These decoration motifs on the incense burner reflect people’s religious believes at that time

 

Jul

8

Blue-and-white Ding Tripod with Floral Design

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Blue-and-white Ding Tripod with Floral Design

 

Yuan Dynasty (1271-1368)

This ding tripod is tall and of simple structure, which is quite rare among Yuan dynasty porcelain wares. Curves at the stomach and the feet elegantly draw contrast to the straight lines below the mouth rim.

Jul

7

Blue-and-white Jar with Designs of Interlocking Peony and Dragon among Clouds

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Blue-and-white Jar

 

 

Yuan Dynasty (1271-1368)

The jar is decorated with five cobalt blue patterns from the mouth rim to the bottom. The most notable one is the central design featuring dragons among clouds. Typical of the Yuan dynasty, the dragon has a small head, thin neck, long body and three-claw paw, looking ferocious.

Jul

5

Four-handled Underglaze-red Flask with Carved Design of Dragon among Clouds

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Four-handled Underglaze-red Flask with Carved Design of Dragon among Clouds

 

Yuan Dynasty (1271-1368)

Special in shape, the flask is embedded with strong nomadic characteristics. The design of dragon among clouds shows the quality and artistic style of the underglaze-red porcelain in the early period of the Yuan dynasty.

Jul

4

Covered Sky-blue Prunus Vase

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Covered Sky-blue Prunus Vase

 

Yuan Dynasty (1271-1368)

Jun kiln site ais located int Yuzhou city, Henan province This vase bears purple-red spots on its moon-white glaze, like clouds floating in the sky. The craftsman did it randomly but somehow achieved a very artistic style. Originally used as a wine container, the prunus vase was designed with a cover. However, as time went by, most of those vases lost their covers. Among the very few surviving prunus vases from the Jun kiln, this one with its cover intact is very precious.

Jul

4

Moon-white Tripod Incense Burner with Double Ears, Jun Ware

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Moon-white Tripod Incense Burner with Double Ears, Jun Ware

 

 

Yuan Dynasty (1271-1368)

Jun kiln is located in site at Yuzhou city, Henan province This is a typical Jun ware. The moon-white glaze is smooth with luster. The dark clay color can be seen through thin glaze in some areas. Curvy lines, known as “earthworm marks”, are clearly shown in the glaze, one of the characteristics of the Jun wares.

Jul

3

Celadon Washer Applied with Four Molded Fish, Longquan Ware

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Celadon Washer Applied

 

Yuan Dynasty (1271-1368)

Longquan kiln is located in Longquan, Zhejiang province When the washer is filled with water, the four fish seem swimming freely in a pond. Located in Longquan county of Zhejiang province, the Longquan kiln was the largest non-official kiln complex in south China during the Song (960-1279) and Yuan dynasties. Longquan wares were exported to many countries including Japan, the Philippines, Malaysia, Pakistan, India, and Egypt. Here is a case in point: Among some 17,000 porcelain wares datable to the Yuan dynasty recovered from a sunken vessel under the sea of South Korean in 1976, more than 9,000 were Longquan wares.

Jul

3

Four-handled Vase

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Four-handled Vase

 

Yuan Dynasty (1271-1368)

Cizhou kiln is located in Handan, Hebei province In the Yuan dynasty, the Cizhou kiln mainly produced white glazed wares with black motifs, characterized with big size and thick bodies. Big basins, big jars, and pillows were major products. Dragon among clouds, phoenix among clouds, wild goose among clouds, and fish and grass were popular decoration patterns.

Jun

28

Blue-and-white Prunus Vase with Design of Dragon among Clouds

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Yuan Dynasty (1271-1368)

Decoration patterns on the blue-and-white porcelain wares of the Yuan dynasty borrowed designs from textiles. The widely used hanging cloud designs and the S-shaped cloud designs were evolved from the shoulder decoration in Chinese traditional opera costumes. The shoulder of the vase is decorated with hanging cloud designs.