Aarre Rantala

Aarre Rantala

My hobby and interest of Asian antiques and collecting.
Aarre Rantala
Muita ideoita: Aarre
Rare Meiping vase, Xuande  style.  The porcelain body has the features of Xuande blue and white porcelain and heavier than those similar artifacts made in Yongle Period, designed in regular and generous shape, and had hard and white quality of porcelain.  The glaze has also the features of Xuande blue and white porcelain: the glaze of Xuande blue and white porcelain is hyper-thick. It is usually not very flat, like orange peel. The color of glaze has mostly a pale greenish tinge out of…

Rare Meiping vase, Xuande style. The porcelain body has the features of Xuande blue and white porcelain and heavier than those similar artifacts made in Yongle Period, designed in regular and generous shape, and had hard and white quality of porcelain. The glaze has also the features of Xuande blue and white porcelain: the glaze of Xuande blue and white porcelain is hyper-thick. It is usually not very flat, like orange peel. The color of glaze has mostly a pale greenish tinge out of…

Made in the Ming Dynasty, Hongzhi reign period), was composed of six delicate  blue kaishu characters.

Made in the Ming Dynasty, Hongzhi reign period), was composed of six delicate blue kaishu characters.

Yellow monochrome glaze.  Diameter 9.80 cm, 9.20 cm. This is a very rare Hongzhi Period (1488-1505) imperial stemcup. It is decorated with the inside of the cup engraved with cloud, under the glazing. Outside phoenix on the surface. It is the yellow glaze that only the Empress and the imperial palace is allowed to use. This yellow glaze is called chicken fat yellow which is very difficult to make successfully.

Yellow monochrome glaze. Diameter 9.80 cm, 9.20 cm. This is a very rare Hongzhi Period (1488-1505) imperial stemcup. It is decorated with the inside of the cup engraved with cloud, under the glazing. Outside phoenix on the surface. It is the yellow glaze that only the Empress and the imperial palace is allowed to use. This yellow glaze is called chicken fat yellow which is very difficult to make successfully.

Dish on bottom hole, similar to this object can be found in the British Museum, <http://www.britishmuseum.org/research/collection_online/collection_object_details.aspx?objectId=3282866&partId=1&images=true&matcult=15718&page=4

Dish on bottom hole, similar to this object can be found in the British Museum, <http://www.britishmuseum.org/research/collection_online/collection_object_details.aspx?objectId=3282866&partId=1&images=true&matcult=15718&page=4

Antique Chinese Ming Hongzhi Blue White Small Hole Bottom Dish or Zhengde group (1512-40): holebottom saucers?

Antique Chinese Ming Hongzhi Blue White Small Hole Bottom Dish or Zhengde group (1512-40): holebottom saucers?

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Handbook of Marks on Chinese Ceramics by Gerald Davison

Handbook of Marks on Chinese Ceramics by Gerald Davison

Musician couple, style Shiwan ceramic after 1956?

Musician couple, style Shiwan ceramic after 1956?

Gold&Gold gildet Buddha statues

Gold&Gold gildet Buddha statues

Gold&Gold gildet Buddha statues

Gold&Gold gildet Buddha statues