A 19thc Blue And White 100 Butterfly Meiping

A 19thc Blue And White 100 Butterfly Meiping

Description: A good blue and white Meiping finely painted with butterfly’s of various styles and sizes, the base with a Kangxi four character mark.

The word for butterfly in Chinese, 蝶 die, is homophonous with the word 疊 die, meaning to repeat, butterflies are often included in Qing dynasty decoration in order to suggest duplication of an auspicious wish. They also express a wish for longevity. In addition, butterflies are seen as symbols of happiness in marriage, as well as everlasting romantic love. In Daoism, butterflies are associated with dream-like reflection and the freedom of the soul.

Age: 19thc

Size: Approx 24 cm tall.

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A 19thc Blue And White 100 Butterfly Meiping

A Robin’s Egg Glaze Scholars Rock

A Robin’s Egg Glaze Scholars Rock

Description: It is finely potted in the form of a naturalistic scholar’s rock of irregular and pierced form, covered overall in a rich Robins Egg glaze. The flat base is unglazed.

Note! Robin’s egg glaze first appeared during the Yongzheng reign, as a re-interpretation of the Song dynasty Jun wares and innovation of the Imperial kiln potters. It is known as lu Jun (furnace Jun) glaze in Chinese because it was fired in a furnace of lower temperature for the second time. For detailed discussion, refer to Regina Krahl, Chinese Ceramics from the Meiyintang Collection, vol. II, London, 1994, p. 252.

Age: Most likely Qianlong but selling as late 18thc early 19thc

Size: Approx 20 cm tall.

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A Robin’s Egg Glaze Scholars Rock

A Yixing Meiping

A Yixing Meiping

A good Yixing meiping, the vase potted with very high shoulders, engraved with leafy bamboo branches and calligraphy. The body of a rich chocolate-brown colour.

Made in the 2nd month of the spring in Ji You Year

Official Seal of Yin Zhou

Age: 19thc

Size: Approx 22 cm tall.

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A Yixing Meiping