Antiques Atlas - Qing Dynasty Chinese Ceramics (1644-1912.
Art flourished during the Ming Dynasty. This included literature, painting, music, poetry, and porcelain. Ming vases made of blue and white porcelain were prized at the time throughout the world. They are still considered quite valuable.
Pieces include large porcelain vases, plates and urns. The Ming dynasty ran from 1368 1644 in China and made the city of Jingdezhen the centre for this industry. If you are looking to add a Asian style to your interiors scheme or room then our range of Ming Porcelain is just the ticket hence making us very popular with interior designers.
Selection of Chinese Porcelain Marks. This selection of marks below contains mainly Chinese porcelain marks of the Ming and Qing dynasties, and a few republic period antique marks. Marks listed below are from antiques that are about 80 years old or older. That means from approximately 1930 or earlier.
The Ming Dynasty has become world famous for the unique quality of its ceramic art: in particular, its cobalt blue and white porcelain, its sea-green celadon glazed stoneware, and its white porcelain sculpture (by artists like He Chaozong), all of which were exported around the world, mostly to Europe, the Middle East, Japan and South East Asia. The above image from the permanent collection of.
The Qing Dynasty is a period specially noted for the production of color glazes. In the area of monochromes, Qing potters succeeded in reproducing most of the famous glaze colors found in ceramic wares of the Song, Yuan and Ming Dynasties. In addition, they created a variety of new glazes, thus bringing vibrant energy to Chinese porcelain and art.
Globular vases were popular in the Ming Dynasty, and conjoined vases in the Qianlong period. Qing-hua blue and white painting is the most well-known variety of porcelain vase decorating. Cinnabar porcelain vases are reddish-brown owing to the presence of mercury in the glaze.
True porcelain, made only in Asia until the 18th century, is translucent rather than opaque. A dragon design would usually indicate it was made in Asia. Other Ming themes included fish and flowers, including peonies and lotus flowers. Shape could indicate whether the vase was meant for the Islamic market rather than a domestic one.