The Martin-Hurst collection is listed as a provenance for many excellent examples of the Imperial Chinese porcelain and many of his wares are referenced in various publication including G. Williamson book George C. The Book of Famille Rose. Even now, parts of his collection reappeared from time to time on sales at Sotheby’s (2008), Bonhams (2009) and Christie’s (2006). Other parts of his collection are in the world best museums including the Metropolitan Museum of Art (NY). Diameter at Midpoint: 26cm. For your consideration is this rare six-lobed blue and white’melon’ shape globular vase. Each lobe is decorated with a five claws dragon. Rising from the water, the Chinese dragon symbolizes benevolence, prosperity, longevity and the renewal of life. Ancient Chinese believed the dragon brought rain, good harvests and fertility. The dragon is yang and associated with the east and spring; and a symbol of the emperor when it has five claws. On the neck there is an upside down bat fu. On top of an ancient Chinese coin which can be a visual pun for “good fortune” or happiness fu. Because both characters are pronounced. Often the bat is shown flying upside down because the character dao. Meaning “to have arrived”. Therefore, if a person were to say “the bat is flying upside down” a listener could just as easily hear this as “happiness has arrived” which, of course, has a very auspicious connotation. Additionally, “a bat descending from the sky”. Sounds exactly like “happiness descends from heaven” fuzi tianlai. A Chinese charm or coin with a square central hole is sometimes referred to as an “eye coin” yanqian. Is pronounced the same as the word for “before” qian. Therefore, a picture of a. Creates a visual pun since saying there is a “bat on the coin” (fu zai yan qian) sounds exactly like saying “happiness is before your eyes” fu zai yan qian. Are on the other lobes on the neck which signifies the first month of the lunar calendar. The plum symbolizes courage and hope because it blossoms first and bravely stands against the dangers of winter. The item “& Antique Chinese Blue & White Porcelain Emperor Five Claws Dragons Vase” is in sale since Monday, April 10, 2017. This item is in the category “Antiques\Asian Antiques\Vases”. The seller is “coins_collectibles” and is located in Sydney, NSW. This item can be shipped worldwide.
- Colour: White
- Material: Porcelain
- Original/Reproduction: Original
- Originating Region: China
- Era: 1700s
- Product Type: Vases
- Featured Refinements: Antique Chinese Vase
Antique Chinese Qing Qianlong Blue and White Double Dragon Porcelain Bowl. Here is a finely painted Chinese ceramic, good condition with normal wear and tear, measures about 150mm wide. All item will be carefully packed with real packing material, bubble wrap, Styrofoam, foam peanut, etc. We do our best to take professional photographs of each items we offer for sale along with accurate description. However, please keep in mind that different monitor quality and setting may create color tune difference on some colors. Please inspect your item immediately upon arrival. FEEDBACK: Your feedback is very important to us. We are eager to work with our customers. We believe in communication. The item “Antique Chinese Qing Qianlong Blue and White Double Dragon Porcelain Bowl” is in sale since Saturday, July 21, 2018. This item is in the category “Antiques\Asian Antiques\China\Bowls”. The seller is “zero-distance” and is located in Livermore, California. This item can be shipped worldwide.
- Region of Origin: China
- Primary Material: Porcelain & Pottery
- Type: Bowls
Please view the details from the photos carefully, photos are part of descriptions, and ensure that is what you wanted before place an order. Please judge and research the item before placing an order. 2 Pcs Antique Chinese Porcelain Blue and White Dragon Vase with Lid – Marks. Each vase with marks on the bottom. Condition, some signs of worn, marks/stains. Lid in good condition. 1 Vase on the left in main photo. With small cracks/broken/damaged and hairlines on the top edges, but glued repaired (please view the 7th photo). Small chips/damaged on the bottom rims/edges (please view the 8th photo). 2 Vase on the right in main photo. With some cracks/broken/damaged on the body, and hairlines on the top and along shoulder & body, small part with glued repaired (please view the last 3 photos). Please view more details from the photos. 8.8cm (base diameter), 4.7cm (top diameter), 22.5cm (H). The item “2 Pcs Antique Chinese Porcelain Blue and White Dragon Vase with Lid Marks” is in sale since Sunday, October 28, 2018. This item is in the category “Antiques\Asian/Oriental Antiques\Chinese\Porcelain”. The seller is “glfashionz” and is located in Lancing. This item can be shipped to North, South, or Latin America, all countries in Europe, all countries in continental Asia, Australia.
Antique Chinese Porcelain Hand Painted Blue & White Dragon Flower Square Pot. As a flower plant pot, a hole on the bottom. Good condition, slight signs of wear, marks/stains. Some small chips/damaged to the top edges and corner (please view the 6th & 7th photos). A long hairline to the side from the top to bottom (please view the 9th & 10th photos). Please view more details from the photos. Any problems please ask before placing order. The item “Antique Chinese Porcelain Hand Painted Blue & White Dragon Flower Square Pot” is in sale since Thursday, May 30, 2019. This item is in the category “Antiques\Asian/Oriental Antiques\Chinese\Porcelain”. The seller is “laudreams” and is located in Worthing. This item can be shipped to North, South, or Latin America, all countries in Europe, all countries in continental Asia, Australia.
Fine Chinese Ming Chenghua Style. Antique Chinese Qing Underglazed Red Enamel Dragon Blue and White Meiping Form Porcelain Vase. Here is an outstanding Chinese blue and white meiping form porcelain vase. It has a truly one of the finer underglazed iron red dragon. The combination of blue white and underglazed iron red color is among the most difficult technique of ceramic making. Because of the huge difference of the firing temperatures of both colors, most underglazed iron red painting would be melted together and lose its strokes and shapes. Take a look at our close up pictures of the dragon of this vase, every stroke is clear. It has some small green spot, evidence of true underglazed iron red color. An adult dragon wrapped its body around the shoulder of the body in the blue clouds, a young dragon rises above the ocean leaning to conquer the large fire ball from its parent. Underneath this vase, it has a 6 character Qinglong seal mark. It’s in good condition without any major imperfection, only normal wear and tear due to its age. It measures 34cm tall. If you have any questions, please feel free to let me know. Make Sure You Don’t Miss Our Other Auctions! The item “Antique Chinese Qing Underglazed Red Enamel Dragon Blue and White Porcelain Vase” is in sale since Monday, August 21, 2017. This item is in the category “Antiques\Asian Antiques\China\Vases”. The seller is “zero-distance” and is located in Livermore, California. This item can be shipped worldwide.
- Type: Vases
- Region of Origin: China
- Primary Material: Porcelain & Pottery
- Age: 1850-1899
- Original/Reproduction: Antique Original