Appreciated for their delicacy and intricacy, the fascination with exquisite antique Chinese vases with their intrinsic beauty remains timeless, not limited by geographical boundaries. The varieties of authentic antique Chinese vases for sale at Bidsquare generate lots of interest among bidders and collectors, as they shop for their collections at online auctions. From the time Chinese porcelain was introduced to the European market in the 16th century, Chinese vases became ubiquitous among aristocratic European households. It was during this period of time that Portuguese merchants began importing China's famed blue and white porcelain.
Though the history of Chinese ceramics dates back to over ten thousand years with the crafting of hand-molded earthenware vessels, it was since the neolithic period that Chinese ceramic started developing as an art form with the invention of the potter’s Wheel, facilitating the production of more uniform ceramic wares and porcelains. However, blue and white vases occupy a very special place in the fascinating history of Chinese pottery, remaining the most highly-prized antique Chinese vases for sale in the history of global ceramics auctions.
Three Colored Vases – Produced during the Tang Dynasty (618 - 907 AD), the three colored vases as well as other Chinese porcelain vases had the distinctive, amber, green and creamy white color, occasionally with brown and purple tints.
Celadon – Tracing its origin back to the early Tang era (618 – 684 CE), the celadon pottery reflects the ingenuity of the Song era (960 – 1279 AD). These potteries were made in pale grey, ivory, and blue color tones.
Monochromatic Vases – The glossy appearance of the Monochromatic vases make them popular among bidders and collectors. These vases of the Song period have a white, grey, silver, or jade-like color tone. In a contemporary living space, they could easily become the center of attraction.
Blue and White Vases – These famed early antique Chinese vases have a transparent glaze finish and decorations underneath that first appeared in the early 9th century. With the commencement of the Ming Dynasty (1368 – 1644 CE), the delicately styled blue and white vases have since become the most sought-after and expensive pieces and continue to be among the most collectible works of art in the world. The Chinese blue and white pottery has been described as the first truly global commodity as it remains one of the most enduring works of Chinese art.