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Fresh  release .
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We will exhibit once again - for the 38th consecutif time - at  the prestigious  BRAFA Fair in Brussels :
                                   BRAFA15     

Brafa is one of the leading European art and antiques fairs. Here, all art works on show are for sale and quality and authenticity are two of the key requirements exhibitors face. Brafa is an eclectic fair which encompasses a variety of specialities, from antiquity to the 21st century, including archaeology, Oceanic art, African art, Oriental art, silver, jewellery, numismatic, furniture and works of art from the Middle Ages to the 21st century, vintage collections, old master and modern paintings, contemporary art, sculpture, earthenware and porcelain, carpets, tapestry, drawings, old comic books, engravings, antique and modern books, photography and autographs.

Dates:
Sat 24 January - Sun 1 February 2015 

Opening hours:
Daily from 11 am to 7pm
Late opening on Thursday 29 January
2015 until 10 pm

Interested in  chinese ceramics, and in visiting the fair , we would be delighted  to send you an invitation .


Click on PREVIEW to see the new collection for Brafa15.                                                                                         

 

 

                                                                                               

                                                                                        



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Fresh  release .
=============

 

We will exhibit once again - for the 38th consecutif time - at  the prestigious  BRAFA Fair in Brussels :
                                   BRAFA15     

Brafa is one of the leading European art and antiques fairs. Here, all art works on show are for sale and quality and authenticity are two of the key requirements exhibitors face. Brafa is an eclectic fair which encompasses a variety of specialities, from antiquity to the 21st century, including archaeology, Oceanic art, African art, Oriental art, silver, jewellery, numismatic, furniture and works of art from the Middle Ages to the 21st century, vintage collections, old master and modern paintings, contemporary art, sculpture, earthenware and porcelain, carpets, tapestry, drawings, old comic books, engravings, antique and modern books, photography and autographs.

Dates:
Sat 24 January - Sun 1 February 2015 

Opening hours:
Daily from 11 am to 7pm
Late opening on Thursday 29 January
2015 until 10 pm

Interested in  chinese ceramics, and in visiting the fair , we would be delighted  to send you an invitation .


Click on PREVIEW to see the new collection for Brafa15.                                                                                         

 

 

                                                                                               

                                                                                        



We are preparing  from now on  our participation  at the BRAFA15 Fair.

 



I am ready for it, as you can see on the foto , admiring one of the star objects of our collection :

A  PAINTED  GREY POTTERY  FIGURE OF A STRIDING CAPARISONED  HORSE .
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From the  EASTERN  WEI ( 534 - 550 ) ,this horse is absolutely remarquable for its large size,detailed modelling and painting, elaborate trappings, and head/neck ornaments.Beautifull saddle & saddle-cloth.
The present horse is  very similar to the one unearthed in Cixian ( Hebei ) in 1979,from the tomb of an Eastern Wei princess,and dated  546.
( See Wenwu , 1984 , pl. 5 ).

To view the collection ,we will bring to Brafa, please click    PREVIEW .

 

 



Click here to request more information about this item.


We are preparing  from now on  our participation  at the BRAFA15 Fair.

 



I am ready for it, as you can see on the foto , admiring one of the star objects of our collection :

A  PAINTED  GREY POTTERY  FIGURE OF A STRIDING CAPARISONED  HORSE .
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From the  EASTERN  WEI ( 534 - 550 ) ,this horse is absolutely remarquable for its large size,detailed modelling and painting, elaborate trappings, and head/neck ornaments.Beautifull saddle & saddle-cloth.
The present horse is  very similar to the one unearthed in Cixian ( Hebei ) in 1979,from the tomb of an Eastern Wei princess,and dated  546.
( See Wenwu , 1984 , pl. 5 ).

To view the collection ,we will bring to Brafa, please click    PREVIEW .

 

 



PLATE .        diam:  22 cm.
Very thin porcelain, painted in silvery underglaze-blue .  Typical " kraak" style . The central medaillon illustrating a pair of 'long-tailed' birds perched on a rock in a pinewood;  the border divided into 8 sections- in light relief -filled in with natural landscapes,  insect sand birds .Classical back-side designs.
Period :   WANLI    MING :    ca. 1690 .
Marked :   EGRET .
Condition :   perfect  ( minute rim-frit ) .
For discussion concerning  these very rare "egret-marked "  plates,see next.

 

( click on the foto, and then on the egret,to see the backside of the plate )
 



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PLATE .        diam:  22 cm.
Very thin porcelain, painted in silvery underglaze-blue .  Typical " kraak" style . The central medaillon illustrating a pair of 'long-tailed' birds perched on a rock in a pinewood;  the border divided into 8 sections- in light relief -filled in with natural landscapes,  insect sand birds .Classical back-side designs.
Period :   WANLI    MING :    ca. 1690 .
Marked :   EGRET .
Condition :   perfect  ( minute rim-frit ) .
For discussion concerning  these very rare "egret-marked "  plates,see next.

 

( click on the foto, and then on the egret,to see the backside of the plate )
 



             KRAAK PORCELAIN   with  the   EGRET  mark.
                               WANLI    MING   :  1576 - 1626  
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The egret  ( or stork ) is the only mark to appear exclusively on  Wanli Kraak ware. This mark always appears on better than average pieces, with well defined moulded designs and carefull painting. The cobalt is consistently deep blue with silvery shades . These characteristics, along with the rarity of wares bearing the "egret" mark, indicate that this group of porcelain was made  only in one particular kiln . Only  45  egret-marked wares  are known, and even located .( f.e.:  3 are in the Topkapi Saray Museum, 1 in the Kobe City Museum  in Japan , 4 in the USA , 23  in the Netherlands , 3 in France  . By division into groups, there are 5 "klapmutsen" , 11 saucers  from 9 cm diam , and the remainder are dishes of approx. 20 cm diam , among which the ones with " border type VI , of which there exsists  17  .
In her book " Kraak Porcelain ",  Maura RINALDI ( 1996 )  has a chapter devoted entirely to " egret-marked "  porcelain :  p. 195 - p.208 , with pictures of most of them .
By our knowledge, there has been only 1 " egret-marked " dish in public auction  during the last decade:  "  Asian Art " , Amsterdam : 20/5/2008 , catal. n° 9 ( the design in the center was a reclining horse) .
Two others were included in : " Ming Blue & White ",  Marchant & Son ( UK),exhibition catal. 2004 , nrs. 42 - 43.

The " egret" bird is symbol of longevity .


 


   

 

   



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             KRAAK PORCELAIN   with  the   EGRET  mark.
                               WANLI    MING   :  1576 - 1626  
            ________________________________________ 


The egret  ( or stork ) is the only mark to appear exclusively on  Wanli Kraak ware. This mark always appears on better than average pieces, with well defined moulded designs and carefull painting. The cobalt is consistently deep blue with silvery shades . These characteristics, along with the rarity of wares bearing the "egret" mark, indicate that this group of porcelain was made  only in one particular kiln . Only  45  egret-marked wares  are known, and even located .( f.e.:  3 are in the Topkapi Saray Museum, 1 in the Kobe City Museum  in Japan , 4 in the USA , 23  in the Netherlands , 3 in France  . By division into groups, there are 5 "klapmutsen" , 11 saucers  from 9 cm diam , and the remainder are dishes of approx. 20 cm diam , among which the ones with " border type VI , of which there exsists  17  .
In her book " Kraak Porcelain ",  Maura RINALDI ( 1996 )  has a chapter devoted entirely to " egret-marked "  porcelain :  p. 195 - p.208 , with pictures of most of them .
By our knowledge, there has been only 1 " egret-marked " dish in public auction  during the last decade:  "  Asian Art " , Amsterdam : 20/5/2008 , catal. n° 9 ( the design in the center was a reclining horse) .
Two others were included in : " Ming Blue & White ",  Marchant & Son ( UK),exhibition catal. 2004 , nrs. 42 - 43.

The " egret" bird is symbol of longevity .


 


   

 

   



COMPOTIER .     diam :  18 cm.

Finely potted .  Decorated on the foreside with the 5-clawed dragon ( imperial) , leaping in pursuit of a flaming pearl ; on the backside-rim 2 further dragons  chasing pearls, reserved on a ground of incised waves .  All within line borders ,and in green glaze,  detailed in black.

KANGXI  6-character mark in underglaze-blue within a double circle ,  and of the period :   1666 - 1722 .

Reference:     " the KOGER Collection " , J.Ayers , London 1985 , n° 116.
                     " Imperial Porcelain of the Qing,from the KWAN Collection : 
                       the University of Hong Kong ,  catal. 1983 , pl. 50.
         

 

Perfect  condition.   



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COMPOTIER .     diam :  18 cm.

Finely potted .  Decorated on the foreside with the 5-clawed dragon ( imperial) , leaping in pursuit of a flaming pearl ; on the backside-rim 2 further dragons  chasing pearls, reserved on a ground of incised waves .  All within line borders ,and in green glaze,  detailed in black.

KANGXI  6-character mark in underglaze-blue within a double circle ,  and of the period :   1666 - 1722 .

Reference:     " the KOGER Collection " , J.Ayers , London 1985 , n° 116.
                     " Imperial Porcelain of the Qing,from the KWAN Collection : 
                       the University of Hong Kong ,  catal. 1983 , pl. 50.
         

 

Perfect  condition.   


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