Large Chinese Antique Ming Dynasty 3 Dragon Vase
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Sold Date: 08/07/2008
Channel: Online Auction
Category: Ethnic, Folk & Native American Art
For your consideration: A Three-Dragon vase marked from the Jiajing 1522-1566 period of the Ming Dynasty. It features my favorite goofy-looking "dancing" Jiajing style dragons, flaming pearls, basketweave shoulder, and feathers at the neck and base. T are three handles.T are some firing / kiln problems w the handles are attached and at the neck, which is why I could originally afford this piece, and can offer it at an affordable starting bid! If you're looking for an Imperial piece, this piece is not for you! All of the vases that I own and offer for auction were selected from one prominent collector's estate in Shanghai. If you would like more pictures, or have any questions, please feel free to email me. Dimensions: 37 cm This vase is being offered with No Reserve. It will be an excellent investment for the winning bidder. Good luck! -.-.-.-.-.-.-.-.-.-.-.-.-.-.-.-.-.-.-.-.-.-.-.-.-.-.-.-.-.-.-.-.-.-.-.-.-.-.-.-.-.-.-.-.-.-.-. A very warm welcome to my auction. I have been studying and collecting Chinese porcelain, objects of jade, and snuff bottles for some time now. With the 2008 Summer Olympics in Beijing , I feel it is timely to offer some of my collection for sale. Hopefully you will enjoy researching and enjoying the beauty of Chinese art as much as I do! In the coming days and weeks, I will be putting some of the items from my collection up for auction. They are all wonderful pieces, and itâe(tm)s difficult to select items to sell! VERY IMPORTANT: The Chinese government strictly forbids the selling of antiquities for export , as they are considered items of cultural importance. With the Olympics upon us, Chinese customs are checking every package being shipped out of China . My last two shipments were confiscated in June 2008; one magnificent enamel-on-copper snuff bottle, and one hetian jade vase. So I share my experience, telling you that I personally am no longer purchasing items from China . You may do with that information what you will. Happily, all of the items I offer for auction are shipped from the Chicago area, with no such shipping restrictions. Please, if you will take the time to review my feedback in eBay, you will see many comments like: âeoeEXCELLENT eBayer! A Real Pleasure to Deal With! Welcome ANYTIME! Highest Regardsâe âeoeA very conscientious eBayer who has professionally a special high sense of ethics.âe Up for your consideration is a stunning, large, ornate Chinese vase, with a mark from the Qianlong (Châe(tm)ien Lung) period of the Qing (Châe(tm)ing) Dynasty All of the vases that I own and offer for auction were selected from one prominent collector's estate in Shanghai. Yes, I paid far more than $1.00 for this, which is the starting bid, but I am testing the market valuation on eBay. The vase contains exquisite depictions of the Eight Immortals in overglaze enamels, with a background consisting of ornate scrollwork and pastel blue flowers. The shoulder has a basketweave design in green, pink, and yellow. The glaze on the interior and bottom of the vase is celadon-colored glaze, which was a common coloring to be used with porcelain pieces of the Eight Immortals. T is a beautiful irridescent sheen under natural light covering the outside of the vase, suggestive of an authentic Chinese antique. This is truly a fantastic vase that has the quality and importance of an heirloom piece. It is clear that an immense amount of time and effort went into creating this beauty. If you would like more pictures, or have any questions, please feel free to email me. Dimensions: 53 cm x 30 cm This vase is being offered with No Reserve. It will be an excellent investment for the winning bidder. Good luck! -.-.-.-.-.-.-.-.-.-.-.-.-.-.-.-.-.-.-.-.-.-.-.-.-.-.-.-.-.-.-.-.-.-.-.-.-.-.-.-.-.-.-.-.-.-.-. A very wa...
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