Excavated in the eastern suburbs of Beijing in 1955
Excavated in the eastern suburbs of Beijing in 1955
Ming dynasty, Jiajing period, 1522-1566
Porcelain with five-color enamels, wucai
height 46 cm

Underglaze blue and overglaze enamel colors decorate this massive wine jar with a continuous scene of large golden carp swimming among various water weeds and lotus flowers. On the base a six-character imperial reign mark reads: "Made in the Jiajing period of the great Ming."


Writer :Mr.Chanok, Date : 28-05-2010 11:21:11


Yuan dynasty (1279-1368)
Embroidery; silk and gold thread; 56 3/10 x 53 1/8 in. (143 x 135 cm)

The combination of two different types of phoenixes (distinguished by their tail feathers) that fly toward each other creating a circular composition was a popular motif in the Yuan period. It is not unusual to see a disk in the center of such compositions of paired animals; however, the motif is associated more often with a pearl chased by a dragon


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Qianlong Period, Qing Dynasty
Height: 26.1cm
Diameter of mouth: 12.3cm

The jar is round and has a ruby-inlaid knob in the shape of a pearl at the top and a disk-like tray and a bowl-like base at the bottom. The cover is decorated with three layers of patterns, with the first layer being ruby-inlaid and filigree lotus petals, the second layer ruby-inlaid plum blossoms and filigree floral vines, and the third layer ruby-inlaid floral leaves. The jar has a straight mouth and a deflated belly, with the edge and the bottom ringed with rubies on the outer surface. The belly is inlaid with melon-shaped patterns, with ruby-inlaid flowers and filigree floral vines inside. The disk-like tray has a petal-shaped edge and decorated with ruby-inlaid and gold-wired petals inside and lotus petals outside. The base at the bottom shaped like an upside-down bowl is adorned with gold-wired lotus petal patterns embedded with ruby crabapple flowers.

The making of this jar involves a variety of techniques, including hammering, enameling, inlaying etc. The jar, featuring its superb craftsmanship, regular shape and patterns as well as bright color, is a Tibetan-style work of art made in Qianlong Period of the Qing Dynasty.


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