Ming Dynasty

The Ming Dynasty (1368-1644) is considered to be by far China's truly glorious time. The popularity of wood-block printing rose during the Ming dynasty. Due to the advancement of woodblock color printing, paper, and color printing method, the Ming Dynasty is known as one of the most advanced periods in Chinese history. It outperformed all previous printing methods used by previous dynasties. The carving of woodblocks and the use of wooden movable type was mastered. The invention of the two-color printing process has made board paper processing easier and more possible. In the early Ming dynasty, China's culture was restored and expanded. The restoration of an ancestral Chinese ruling house culminated in the establishment of court-dictated art techniques. Images that elevated the new monarchy and leased its kindness, morality, and majesty were especially preferred in large-scale scenes, flower-and-bird depictions, and figural narratives. Early Ming decorative arts carried on the Mongol Yuan dynasty's large and diverse heritage, which contained all traditional Chinese styles and international influences. The blue-and-white ware and cloisonné enamelware were also invented in the 14th century. There was an imperial development of ceramics, textiles, metalwork, and lacquer that secured a standardized quality of the finery. You can find a wide collection of the Ming Dynasty’s exceptional innovations for sale at different trending auction platforms. Similarly, Bidsquare also features vintage and antique Ming dynasty artifacts at auction with the finest quality of craftsmanship. Find vintage and antique items of the Ming dynasty for sale at Bidsquare.

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  • Chinese Art / Snuff Bottle Reference Books, 7
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    $300 - $500

    Chinese Art / Snuff Bottle Reference Books, 7

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    $300 - $500
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    $100
  • Ming Dynasty Empress Dowager Xiaochun Mirror
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    $600 - $1,200

    Ming Dynasty Empress Dowager Xiaochun Mirror

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    $600 - $1,200
  • 19th century Chinese Dictionary Book translation of Ming Dynasty.
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    $200 - $300

    19th century Chinese Dictionary Book translation of Min...

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    $200 - $300
  • Chinese Ceramics In The Topkapi Saray Museum Three Volume Set
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    $1,800 - $2,700

    Chinese Ceramics In The Topkapi Saray Museum Three Volu...

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    $1,800 - $2,700
  • Chinese Ceramics In The Topkapi Saray Museum Three Volume Set
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    $2,000 - $4,000

    Chinese Ceramics In The Topkapi Saray Museum Three Volu...

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    $2,000 - $4,000
  • Chinese Ancient Currency Three Bronze Coins
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    $10 - $100

    Chinese Ancient Currency Three Bronze Coins

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    $10 - $100
  • Chinese porcelain & art, (9) books & catalogues
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    $200 - $300

    Chinese porcelain & art, (9) books & catalogues

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    $200 - $300
  • [CHINESE]. [FORE-EDGE PAINTING]. LI FANG, Compiler.Wen Yuan Ying Hua. [Finest Blossoms in the Garden of Literature]. [China, ca 16th century].
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    $800 - $1,200

    [CHINESE]. [FORE-EDGE PAINTING]. LI FANG, Compiler.Wen ...

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    $800 - $1,200
  • Ming Dynasty, Carving Bronze Vase
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    $2,800 - $3,500

    Ming Dynasty, Carving Bronze Vase

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    $2,800 - $3,500
  • Ming Dynasty, Carving Bronze Burner
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    $2,600 - $3,200

    Ming Dynasty, Carving Bronze Burner

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    $2,600 - $3,200
  • Ming Dynasty, Gilded Bronze Hat Holder
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    $3,400 - $4,000

    Ming Dynasty, Gilded Bronze Hat Holder

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    $3,400 - $4,000
  • Ming Dynasty, Gilded Bronze Avalokita Ornament
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    $5,200 - $6,000

    Ming Dynasty, Gilded Bronze Avalokita Ornament

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    $5,200 - $6,000
  • Ming Dynasty, Gilded Bronze Duomu Pot
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    $3,000 - $3,500

    Ming Dynasty, Gilded Bronze Duomu Pot

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    $3,000 - $3,500
  • Ming Dynasty, Gilded Bronze Avalokita Ornament
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    $2,500 - $300

    Ming Dynasty, Gilded Bronze Avalokita Ornament

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    $2,500 - $300
  • Ming Dynasty, Bronze Shakyamuni Buddha Ornament
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    $5,500 - $6,500

    Ming Dynasty, Bronze Shakyamuni Buddha Ornament

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    $5,500 - $6,500
  • Ming Dynasty, Bronze Buddhist Head Ornament
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    $2,800 - $3,200

    Ming Dynasty, Bronze Buddhist Head Ornament

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    $2,800 - $3,200
  • Ming Dynasty, Gilded Bronze Amitabha Buddha Ornament
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    $3,800 - $4,300

    Ming Dynasty, Gilded Bronze Amitabha Buddha Ornament

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    $3,800 - $4,300
  • Ming Dynasty, Gilded Bronze Reclining Buddha Ornament
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    $3,500 - $4,000

    Ming Dynasty, Gilded Bronze Reclining Buddha Ornament

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    $3,500 - $4,000
  • Ming Dynasty Period, Silver Paint Bronze Ornament
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    $1,100 - $1,500

    Ming Dynasty Period, Silver Paint Bronze Ornament

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    $1,100 - $1,500
  • Ming Dynasty, the Eight Diagrams Pattern Gilded Bronze
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    $600 - $1,000

    Ming Dynasty, the Eight Diagrams Pattern Gilded Bronze

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    $600 - $1,000
  • Ming Dynasty, Gilded Bronze Statue Ornament of Ananda Statues
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    $3,200 - $3,800

    Ming Dynasty, Gilded Bronze Statue Ornament of Ananda S...

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    $3,200 - $3,800
  • Ming Dynasty, Carved Gilded Gragon Pattern Bronze Burner
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    $1,800 - $2,300

    Ming Dynasty, Carved Gilded Gragon Pattern Bronze Burne...

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    $1,800 - $2,300
  • Ming Dynasty, Carved Gilded Lotus Pond Bronze Burner
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    $1,500 - $2,000

    Ming Dynasty, Carved Gilded Lotus Pond Bronze Burner

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    $1,500 - $2,000
  • Ming Dynasty, Carved Gilded Gragon Pattern Bronze Burner
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    $600 - $1,000

    Ming Dynasty, Carved Gilded Gragon Pattern Bronze Burne...

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    $600 - $1,000
  • Ming Dynasty Mark, Cow Head Handles Bronze Burner
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    $600 - $1,000

    Ming Dynasty Mark, Cow Head Handles Bronze Burner

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    $600 - $1,000
  • Ming Dynasty Qiu Ying Inscription, Vertical-Hanging Figure Painting
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    $1,200 - $1,500

    Ming Dynasty Qiu Ying Inscription, Vertical-Hanging Fig...

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    $1,200 - $1,500
  • Ming Dynasty Wen Zhengming Inscription, Vertical-Hanging Landscape Painting
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    $1,200 - $1,500

    Ming Dynasty Wen Zhengming Inscription, Vertical-Hangin...

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    $1,200 - $1,500
  • Ming Dynasty Shen Zhou Inscription, Vertical-Hanging Landscape Painting
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    $900 - $1,300

    Ming Dynasty Shen Zhou Inscription, Vertical-Hanging La...

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    $900 - $1,300
  • Ming Dynasty Qiu Ying Inscription, Vertical-Hanging Figure Painting
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    $1,300 - $1,700

    Ming Dynasty Qiu Ying Inscription, Vertical-Hanging Fig...

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    $1,300 - $1,700
  • Ming Dynasty Lan Yin Inscription, Vertical-Hanging Lady and Parrot Painting
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    $1,600 - $2,200

    Ming Dynasty Lan Yin Inscription, Vertical-Hanging Lady...

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    $1,600 - $2,200
  • Ming Dynasty Qiu Ying Inscription, Vertical-Hanging Chinese Immortals Painting
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    $1,800 - $2,300

    Ming Dynasty Qiu Ying Inscription, Vertical-Hanging Chi...

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    $1,800 - $2,300
  • Ming Dynasty, Carved Gilded Mandarin Ducks Pattern Gilded Bronze Burner
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    $600 - $1,000

    Ming Dynasty, Carved Gilded Mandarin Ducks Pattern Gild...

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    $600 - $1,000
  • Ming Dynasty Qiu Ying Inscription, Four Pieces Vertical-Hanging Figure Painting
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    $6,500 - $7,500

    Ming Dynasty Qiu Ying Inscription, Four Pieces Vertical...

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    $6,500 - $7,500
  • Ming Dynasty Chou Ying Inscription, "Han Xizai Evening Banquet" Paiting Scroll
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    $5,500 - $7,000

    Ming Dynasty Chou Ying Inscription, "Han Xizai Evening ...

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    $5,500 - $7,000
  • Grp: 28 Books on Chinese Export Ceramics & Art
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    $160 - $260

    Grp: 28 Books on Chinese Export Ceramics & Art

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    $160 - $260
  • Ming Dynasty Hetian Jade Knife
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    $1,300 - $1,500

    Ming Dynasty Hetian Jade Knife

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    $1,300 - $1,500
  • Ming Dynasty Hetian Jade Figure
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    $200 - $500

    Ming Dynasty Hetian Jade Figure

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    $200 - $500
  • Ming Dynasty Hetian Jade Brush
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    $1,300 - $1,500

    Ming Dynasty Hetian Jade Brush

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    $1,300 - $1,500
  • Ming Dynasty Hetian Jade Cong
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    $500 - $800

    Ming Dynasty Hetian Jade Cong

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    $500 - $800
  • Ming Dynasty Hetian Jade Ge
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    $800 - $1,100

    Ming Dynasty Hetian Jade Ge

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    $800 - $1,100
  • Ming Dynasty Hetian Jade Cow
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    $1,500 - $1,800

    Ming Dynasty Hetian Jade Cow

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    $1,500 - $1,800
  • Ming Dynasty, Metal Peacock Burner
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    $800 - $1,200

    Ming Dynasty, Metal Peacock Burner

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    $800 - $1,200
  • Ming Dynasty Hetian Jade Axe
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    $800 - $1,100

    Ming Dynasty Hetian Jade Axe

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    $800 - $1,100
  • Ming Dynasty Blue and White Pot
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    $300 - $500

    Ming Dynasty Blue and White Pot

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    $300 - $500
  • Ming Dynasty Hollowed-Out Hetian Jade Stone
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    $900 - $1,300

    Ming Dynasty Hollowed-Out Hetian Jade Stone

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    $900 - $1,300
  • Blue and White Character Jar, Ming Dynasty
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    $600 - $800

    Blue and White Character Jar, Ming Dynasty

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    $600 - $800
  • Ming Dynasty Dragon Pattern Hetian Jade Buckle
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    $800 - $1,200

    Ming Dynasty Dragon Pattern Hetian Jade Buckle

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    $800 - $1,200
  • Ming Dynasty Nail Grain Hetian Jade Stone
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    $600 - $900

    Ming Dynasty Nail Grain Hetian Jade Stone

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    $600 - $900