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The Ming dynasty

The Ming dynasty started in 1368 and finished in 1644. The Ming suceeded to the Yuan, mongol conquerors who reigned over China during more than a century. At the beginning of Ming era, a farmers’ rebellion hunted the “foreigner” Yuan to Mongolia. A farmer became the leader of this rebellion, and at the same time the first Ming Emperor. His name was Hongwe.

Under Ming dynasty, China was involved in a new Renaissance period. The arts were getting more and more developed, especially the porcelain industry which was subject to a significant growth. During Hongwe’s sovereignty, the agriculture was getting powerful. Due to his farmer’s roots, Hongwe did his best to prevent his country from starvation, the granaries were always full. Moreover, the government was improved as Hongwe ensured sustainability within political affairs so that nobody could overturn the Emperor.

Another distinguished figure within the Ming dynasty was the Emperor Yongle. (1402 - 1424) who extended Ming’s influence far beyond Chinese frontiers. He conquered Annam and Turkestan. He opened once again the Silk Road and the business was at the peak. Yongle designed many wonders such as the Forbidden City which became the emblem of Pekin. This was the golden age of Chinese history.

Apart from this, Ming’s reign was also marked by well-known explorations, like those ones undertaken by Zheng He. This famous navigator explored the Southern Asia archipelago and crossed the Indian Ocean before reaching Africa. Some historians pretend that they had circled the Cape of Good Hope to attain America.

Throughout the XVII° century, the Mongol and Japanese invasions in Korea weakened the Ming. And the dynasty was eventually defeated by the Qin in 1644.

Stucco with vegetable dyes

Ming Dynasty XVIth century

Important taoist dignitary

Ming Dynasty circa 1600

Important brown patina vase

Ming Dynasty circa 1500

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Pair of potiches with covers Wucai

End of Ming Dynasty XVII th cent.

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Two temple vases

Ming Dynasty

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Pair of roof tiles in turquoise glazed grès

Ming Dynasty XVII th century

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Tixi laquered bowl

Ming Dynasty XIVth century

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Taoiste official

Ming Dynasty XVIIth century

Large daoïste Immortal

Ming Dynasty circa 1600

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MILAREPA

Ming Dynasty circa 1400

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dark brown patina bronze garniture

Early Ming Dynasty XIVth century

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red lacquered wine table

End of Ming Dynasty XVIIth century

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black lacquered incense stand

End of Ming Dynasty XVIIth century

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Couple of attendants

Ming Dynasty XVIth century

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Guanyin head

Early Ming Dynasty XVth century

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Pair of archeors on horse

Ming dynasty circa 1600

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Laquered wooden Buddha

MING Dynasty circa 1600

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Dignitary

Ming dynasty early XVIIth century

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Gild and red lacquered wood Guardian

Ming dynasty ( 1368-1644 ) circa 1500

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Large censer

Ming Dynasty XVIIth century

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Brown patina bronzes

Ming Dynasty

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Group of bronzes with brown patina

Ming Dynasty (1368 - 1644)

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Large cloisonné bowl

Ming Dynasty circa 1600

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black patina bronze garniture

Ming dynasty circa 1500

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Big stucco panel

Ming Dynasty circa 1600

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Lot of brown patina bronzes

Ming Dynasty (1368 - 1644)

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Massive censer with cover

Ming Dynasty XVIth century

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Group of brown patina bronzes

Ming Dynasty XVI-XVIIth century

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Bronze Censer

Ming Dynasty XVIIth century

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Important Official

Ming Dynasty XVIIth century H.44cm

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Important pair of cloisonné plates

Ming Dynasty circa 1600

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Xi wang mu

Ming Dynasty XV-XVIth century

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Large Luhoan in polychrom wood

Ming Dynasty XVth century

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DignitaireDignitary

Ming Dynasty circa 1600

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Meiping celadon vase

Ming Dynasty circa 1500

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Wall plaque tile

Ming Dynasty XVth century

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Dignitary in wood with stucco

End of Yuan / early Ming period XIVth century

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Important “yen-yen” vase

Early Ming Dynasty circa 1400

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Couple of attendants sancai enameled

Ming dynasty circa 1600

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Pair of roof tiles

Ming Dynasty circa 1600

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Pair of roof tiles

Ming Dynasty XVIth century

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Two temple gardians

Yuan – Ming XIV th century

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Set of 5 gu bronze vases

Ming Dynasty XVII th c.

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Bronze figure of Guaniyn

Ming dynasty ( 1368-1644 ) circa 1500

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Heavy bronze vase

Ming Dynasty XVI-XVII th c.

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Incense burner in cloisonné enamels

Ming Dynasty XVII th c.

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Paires of dishes in cloisonné enamels

Ming Dynasty XVII° th c.

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Sancai meiping vase

Ming Dynasty XVII° c.

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Couple of servitors

Ming Dynasty (1368-1644)


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