Aarre Rantala

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Buddha, cast Iron Ming Dynasty

Buddha, cast Iron Ming Dynasty

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.  Dia, 9.80 cm, H,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. Dia, 9.80 cm, H,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.

British Museum, Dish, Plates, Plate

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 holebottom saucers?

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Musician couple, Chinese ceramic  1956 - 1970. Orchestra includes eight musicians. Guangdong Chaozhou Fengxi (枫溪) Porcelain  Ref. Written by Li Bingyan

Musician couple, Chinese ceramic 1956 - Orchestra includes eight musicians. Guangdong Chaozhou Fengxi (枫溪) Porcelain Ref. Written by Li Bingyan

Buddha, cast Iron Ming Dynasty

Buddha, cast Iron Ming Dynasty

Rare Nang Kwak Money Goddess Statue

Rare Nang Kwak Money Goddess Statue

POT WITH OVERALL PADDLE-IMPRESSED TEXTURE. Song dynasty earthenware pots,  Earthenware pot is made from a red clay....

POT WITH OVERALL PADDLE-IMPRESSED TEXTURE. Song dynasty earthenware pots, Earthenware pot is made from a red clay....

White/blues Glazed Vase hand made by Dehua Kiln in Song Dynasty

White/blues Glazed Vase hand made by Dehua Kiln in Song Dynasty

Song Dynasty, Qingbai hand made miniature vase, Fujian Dehua...translucent ceramic

Song Dynasty, Qingbai hand made miniature vase, Fujian Dehua.

Song Dynasty Qingbai Porcelain Bowl.  The Deep Moulded flower Shape Form with a Cut Rim. The Glaze is Some What Matt in Appearance Possibly Because the Bowl Comes from from under sand....

The Deep Moulded flower Shape Form with a Cut Rim. The Glaze is Some What Matt in Appearance Possibly Because the Bowl Comes from from under sand.