Sotheby's New York│Ming Porcelains│Yongle Tianbai & Xuande White and Blue

The development of porcelain craftmanship has reached its height during the Ming dynasty. Ming porcelains demonstrate a rich variety of shapes and glaze colours, with excellent ceramic quality. For instance, there are the white and blue porcelains of Xuande, the joined colours (doucai) porcelains of Chenghua, and those yellow-glazed of Hongzhi... In particular, the tianbai-glazed (sweet white) porcelains, which give a tone of rich, heavy but soft white, are rarely seen in today's auction market.  Exciting enough, there will be one tianbai meiping at a Sotheby's New York sale upcoming in March.

At the same sale, the auction house will also offer an exceptionally rare and important Yongle blue and white moon flask and a superbly Xuande painted rare blue and white brush waher with dragon and cloud motifs.


Sale Details

Auction House: Sotheby's New York
Sale: Ming: The Intervention of Imperial Taste
Sale No.: N09660
No. of Lot: 14
2017/3/9-13  10am-5pm
2017/3/11-12  10am-6pm
Sale Time: 2017/3/15  10am (updated due to inclement weather)


Top Lots

明永樂 甜白釉暗花纏枝牡丹紋梅瓶

估價:US$2,300,000 - 2,800,000

明永樂 青花紫菀石竹圖抱月瓶

估價:US$2,200,000 - 3,000,000

明宣德 青花雲龍紋葵花式洗 《大明宣德年制》款

估價:US$1,500,000 - 2,500,000