Item Number: 100001
A Blue and White Rouleau Vase, Transitional period (CIRCA 1630-1650）
At the end of the Ming Dynasty, Chongzhen reign period had a decline in national power, internal and external troubles, turbulent times, and the regime was in a state of turmoil. At this time, the tube bottle was called the typical model of this period. The popularity of this shape has the expectation that "the world is unified." It’s also known as the "Unification Bottle". According to Xu Zhiheng's "Speaking of Porcelain in Yinliuzhai" at the end of the Qing Dynasty: "The sleeve vase is shaped like a wooden barrel, with a slight concave near the mouth. It is most made in Ming Dynasty. The blue and white flowers are especially hot. The flowers are very crude and wild. "Elegant Pottery" also contains: "There is a bottle with a clear cut tube... and the color painting is extremely vivid and well, and it is known that it is from a prosperous state."
This vase has a cylindrical shape with small neck and a straight abdomen. The shape is tall and handsome. The blue and white glaze and the carved decorative bang are the standard element of this period. The whole body is glazed with white glaze, and the neck is decorated with a banana leaf pattern for a week. The upper and lower parts and the foot shin are engraved with a double string pattern as decoration. Standing, holding the board with one hand, wide-clothed and large sleeves fluttering in the wind, he looked radiant, and the attendants behind him raised fans, held festivals, or held boxes, and met a scholar, bowed in prayer, beaming between his eyebrows, meaning "Jiangguan Jinjue". There are also hills and herbs, rugged and strange stones, which are quite textured, and have a godlike shape. The character images are vividly portrayed, and the folds and folds of the clothes are especially useful in places. The whole vessel is rich in blue and white color gradation, rich in painting, purplish blue color is bright and gorgeous, the pattern is clear, and the characteristics of the decoration period are bright. It is a representative work of Chongzhen's blue-and-white tube bottle and has a very high collection value.
The picture of adding an official to a jue is a traditional and popular decorative theme in China, and it has lasted for a long time. The most commonly seen contributions are the official hat and the noble cup. The official hat indicates the increase of an official and the promotion of an official position. "Book of Rites" "ritual vessel" records that "the noble one offers a jue, the cheap one offers a goblet". Jue's use levels are distinct and cannot be overstepped. The ranks of entrusting princes are "Duke, Earl, Viscount, Marquis, and Baron", which are called knighthood, and "jue" becomes a status symbol. This device is slightly different, in which "Jingjie" replaces the official hat, which has a more distinctive status symbol.
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Item Number: 100011
A Blue and White Rouleau Jar, Transitional period (CIRCA 1630-1650）
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