Wucai Decorated Baby Playing Arhat Pattern Ruyi Vessel - CIMB-CAP-2111-001


Wucai Decorated Baby Playing Arhat Pattern Ruyi Vessel - CIMB-CAP-2111-001

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Magnificent Series

The Magnificent Series collects exquisite antique works from Qing Dynasty, as well as ancient style artworks made by modern artists.

This collection features exquisite production, reflecting an extremely high level of craftsmanship and artistic values, expressing inspiring and auspicious meaning. This collection is truly a great set of works with high collection values.

Wucai Decorated Baby Playing Arhat Pattern Ruyi Vessel

DIMENSIONS: 34.5cm (Width) 26.2cm (Depth) 49.2cm (Height)

This vessel features smooth and graceful curves, with perfect base shaping. The appearance has reached the realm of perfection, and even a tiny modification would make it clumsy or ordinary. It could still excel among the numerous works of the Qing Dynasty with unparalleled beauty. The body of the vessel is painted in powder enamel with baby play scenes and Arhat patterns. The vessel is decorated with double dragon lugs. The body has many figures in different poses and in distinctive details, and is embellished with scenes of devotees, flowers and trees. The patterns of this vessel are highly colorful with extremely fine workmanship, the figures feature subtle expressions, the brushwork style is neat and sophisticated, with a rigorous and orderly composition. Images of children playing are traditional Chinese auspicious designs, as well as one of the decorative patterns on Chinese ceramic. It is also found on underglaze ceramic from the Changsha kilns of the Tang Dynasty, as well as on ceramics from the Ding Kilns, Yaozhou Kilns, Jingdezhen Kilns, and Magzhou Kilns of the Song and Jin Dynasties, which were decorated with images of children playing by techniques such as engraving, printing and painting. It was most popular during the reign of Emperor Zhengde and Emperor Jiajing in the Ming Dynasty, and was also relatively common in the Qing Dynasty. The images of children playing are diverse in terms of subject matters and rich in content, with kite flying, children playing with lotus and firecrackers, etc, which were relatively common. The children are portrayed to be naive and innocent, with different postures and cute expressions of childishness, and the images are full of natural and lively fun and joyfulness. Through the vivid depiction of children playing scenes, it expresses the good wishes of people praying for abundant children and blessings. Though there are many different kinds of decorations on ceramic, the images of children playing should be considered a typical representative.

In traditional ceramic decorations, Arhat is a Sanskrit term. The Eighteen Arhats are the eighteen disciples of the Buddha who, according to legend, are always present in the world, promoting the Buddha's teachings and being worshiped by the world. Arhat patterns began to appear on ceramics in the late Ming Dynasty, represented by the Eighteen Arhats figures in blue and white from Jingdezhen Kilns in reign of Emperor Jiajing. During the reign of Emperor Wanli, blue and white Arhat figures were relatively common from Jingdezhen Kilns. Besides the Eighteen Arhats patterns on blue and white ceramic of the period under the reign of Tianqi, figures of Suvinda (Tower Bearing Arhat) In the late Ming dynasty, especially during the reign of Emperor Chongzhen, the figures of the Eighteen Arhats on blue and white ceramics were exquisitely drawn, with the three-legged stove as a typical object. In the Qing Dynasty, the images of Arhat on ceramic were more common, and incorporated folk beliefs and secularized elements, with a gradual intensification of auspiciousness. After the reign of the Emperor Jiaqing in the Qing dynasty to the end of the Qing Dynasty and the Republic of China, the Eighteen Arhats patterns were very popular on the powder enamel ceramics from Jingdezhen Kilns, with the Eighteen Arhats plates and vases as typical representatives, painted in powder enamel with mountains, pines and cypresses, pavilions and auspicious clouds inside and outside the body, and the Eighteen Arhats roaming in the clouds. The Eighteen Arhats on this piece have different postures, and the figures are delicately portrayed and vividly evocative. The colors are extensive with a staggered and organized composition.

Market price: USD 25,900 - 32,300

CIMB-CAP-2111-001  NFC ID: 04:62:15:7A:E6:72:80

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This digital ownership token (this “DOT”) serves as the certificate of legal title to and beneficial ownership of the Collectible, as defined in the Transfer Deed between Coinllectibles Private Limited and Coinllectibles Limited dated 1st September 2022 incorporated into this DOT, upon the terms and subject to the conditions contained in the following documents incorporated into this DOT: (1) Transfer Deed; (2) Sale and Purchase Agreement; and (3) Bailment Agreement.

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