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Large early 16thC guan with four phoenixes amongst lotus scroll …
Hi all -
So, after 12 months of cleaning I have just collected this from my restorer …
The very dirty mouthrim to footrim body crack, second image, is know only visible in racking light, and the glaze smokiness, third/forth images, is now much improved …
My restorer is indeed a magician, and I’am delighted with the work done …
Additionally two images of …
A lovely piece. I like the border around the bottom. Is that unusual? It isn't something that has caught my eye before but then, maybe I haven't paid enough attention.
It’s beautiful! And worlds apart from the fakes seen every day. I can’t tell why but it looks authentic at once. Even without enlarging the pictures. Maybe because it looks so balanced.
If one has doubts about a piece and starts debating single points it almost always is a fake.
That is magnificent... I love the waves border at the foot, and of course the carefully painted phoenixes. Your restorer is excellent, I see nothing that takes away from it.
Thank you for posting yet another marvelous Ming find!
Your patience is rewarded by a fine job on the restoration, may it long delight you.
A stunning example.... Top notch restoration.
Would you mind posting a picture of the foot? I'd be very interested in how it is formed.
Hi Jeremy -
I will post images tomorrow, as it's night time here presently ...
There’s a softness to the porcelains glaze. Very elegant.
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Thank you for all your thoughts, opinions and kind words, it’s very much appreciated …
Attached images of a very similarly, though not identically, decorated large guan/cover in the Gugong, Palace Museum, Beijing attributed to Zhengde period. This is the only other example I have, so far, been able to trace. The garden seat, also Gugong and attributed to Zhengde, gives some indication of the variation in painting styles of the motif …
The drawing of this border design composition is a continuation/adaptation of that first seen on late 15th century private kiln wares, usually central designs on large dishes. It continues throughout the 16th century, but the painting styles of this motif seen on Jiajing/Wanli period wares are very different …
As requested, full and side images of base attached …
Thank you so much for posting the foot, I was curious if it had a rimmed foot( I guess that would be more like a Yuan Guan foot) or was mostly flat or concave, really nice paste too... very similar texture and color compared to my floral scroll charger.
Again, gorgeous jar.
Thanks for the comparisons, too, Stuart. It really is a lovely border pattern.
Could we see what it looked like BEFORE! And where is the restorer?
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