Such robes gradually grew more elaborate over time, and the crown too was made more elaborate, being changed from nine gold-embroidered & bejeweled bands to twelve in 1754.
One such crown, dating to the 18th or 19th century and believed to be the only example extant, is today in the collection of the Naha City Museum of History, and has been designated a National Treasure.
5 piece place setting- from to Dinner Plate- from .50 to .50 Saucers- Cup and saucer- from to Sugar Bowl with Lid- from .50 to Salad Plate-from .50 to Coupe Soup Bowl- from to Creamer- Coffee Pot- Round Vegetable Bowl- .50 Oval Serving Platter- Hi there Christi It looks like there are times or episodes when Crown Ming pieces were produce without the pattern name.
I don't know the exact reason why they do skip indicating the pattern name like those found on this link Has anyone seen (or have for sale) the Crown Ming Diana Butter Pat Dishes? They were small square(ish) about twice the size of a pat of butter.
The kings of the Ryûkyû Kingdom received formal investiture from envoys sent by the Chinese Court; the investiture ceremonies involved the use of special ritual garments called hibenfuku, including a Chinese-style crown called alternatively hibenkan, or tamanchaabui.
Such crowns were first bestowed upon the kings of Ryûkyû beginning in 1427, with the investiture of King Shô Hashi.
This crown is one which had been brought by the royal family to Tokyo when the kingdom was abolished in 1879; another crown, which had remained in Okinawa, is believed to have been stolen or destroyed in 1945.
From 960 through 1127, during the Song dynasty, emperors established factories to produce porcelain for the royal family.
During the Ming dynasty (1368-1644), the familiar underglazed blue-and-white patterns many people associate with fine "china" were developed, while detailed decorative painting over glaze also became a common technique.
Hi Debora, We just posted a Craig's List ad because we're selling an entire collection of this fine china.
I can't post a direct link but search for "5197419636" on Craigs List and it should be the only post that pops up. Hi there Shirley Here is a list of the prices of what I have found for Diana pattern which was from the 1980s.