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A Good 19th Century Ginger Jar, "Double Shu" Design

Catalogue: Antiques: Regional Art: Asian: Chinese: Porcelain: Pre 1910   item# 936910

A Good 19th Century Ginger Jar, "Double Shu" Design
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$ 650 

From our Chinese Blue and White Collection, a good ginger jar with "double shu" design bestowing "double happiness," late 19th century, either Tongzhi (1862-1874) or Guangxu Period (1875-1908).

Jars such as this current example were often given as gifts containing foodstuffs with the lids glued shut. As a result, many lids were broken upon opening and subsequently lost to history, which is why so ...click for details


Nanking Cargo Shipwreck Dish 1752, Ex Christie's

Catalogue: Antiques: Regional Art: Asian: Chinese: Porcelain: Pre 1800   item# 936909

Nanking Cargo Shipwreck Dish 1752, Ex Christie's
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$ 595 

From our Shipwreck Porcelain Collection, a fine blue and white dish, ex-Christie's, executed in the "Peony and Pomegranate Pattern" from the so-called "Nanking Cargo," which is the term applied to the porcelain recovered from the wreck of the Geldermalsen that sank on January 3rd, 1752. The Geldermalsen was a cargo ship belonging to the Dutch East India Company that struck a reef on its way back from Canton China, and sank off the coast of Indonesia in the Linnga archipe ...click for details


Nanking Cargo Teacup and Saucer 1752, ex Christie's

Catalogue: Antiques: Regional Art: Asian: Chinese: Porcelain: Pre 1800   item# 936908

Nanking Cargo Teacup and Saucer  1752,  ex  Christie's
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$ 395 

From our Shipwreck Porcelain Collection, a good blue and white teacup and saucer in the "Batavian Bamboo Pattern," ex-Christie's, from the so-called "Nanking Cargo," which is the term applied to the porcelain recovered from the wreck of the Geldermalsen that sank on January 3rd, 1752. The Geldermalsen was a cargo ship belonging to the Dutch East India Company that struck a reef on its way back from Canton China, and sank off the coast of Indonesia in the Linnga archipelag ...click for details


A Ca Mau Shipwreck Teacup and Saucer, ex- Sotheby's

Catalogue: Antiques: Regional Art: Asian: Chinese: Porcelain: Pre 1800   item# 936906

A Ca Mau Shipwreck Teacup and Saucer, ex- Sotheby's
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$ 395 

From our Shipwreck Porcelain Collection, a good teacup and saucer ex-Sotheby's, from the Ca Mau Cargo, Yongzheng Period (1723-1735), executed in the "Tu Hai" pattern in underglaze blue.

This particular teacup and saucer is a very good example that somehow managed to survive over two centuries under the sea, essentially unscathed. Shipwreck porcelain comes off the sea floor in a wide variety of conditi ...click for details


An Extremely Fine Lacquer Box from U Aung Myint

Catalogue: New Century: Lacquer: Contemporary   item# 936890

An Extremely  Fine Lacquer Box from U Aung Myint
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$ 450 

From our Southeast Asia Collection, an extremely fine and very attractive dome-shaped, two-piece lacquerware box from the famed U Aung Myint workshop in Myinkaba Village, Pagan Burma (Myanmar), from which the British Museum has commissioned pieces for display in London. See Isaacs and Burton, Visions from the Golden Land, Burma and the Art of Lacquer page 222-223. We had the honor, privilege, and education of watching artisans in this famous lacquer workshop creating modern masterpieces in the y ...click for details


A Pagan Style Lacquer Hsun-ok From U Aung Myint

Catalogue: New Century: Lacquer: Contemporary   item# 936885

A Pagan Style Lacquer Hsun-ok From U Aung Myint
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$ 400 

From our Southeast Asia Collection, a very attractive 5 piece Pagan-style lacquer hsun-ok (offering vessel) from the famed U Aung Myint workshop in Myinkaba Village, Pagan Burma (Myanmar), from which the British Museum has commissioned pieces for display in London. See Isaacs and Burton, Visions from the Golden Land, Burma and the Art of Lacquer page 222-223. We had the honor, privilege, and education of watching artisans in this famous lacquer workshop creating modern masterpieces in the yun st ...click for details


A Very Striking Burmese Shwei-Zawa Writing Box

Catalogue: New Century: Lacquer: Contemporary   item# 936879

A Very Striking Burmese Shwei-Zawa Writing Box
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$ 125 

From our Southeast Asia Collection, a very striking contemporary Burmese writing box done in the "shwei-zawa" technique, with gold leaf floral designs known as "chupan" set against a shiny black lacquer ground, all done to very striking and dramatic effect. For those unfamiliar with this ancient Southeast Asian craft that began with the Thai in the seventeenth century, and is still practiced today mainly by the Burmese, Sylvia Fraser -Lu gives a simplified but useful explanat ...click for details


A Fine Indian Silver Filigree Peacock, Rajasthan India

Catalogue: New Century: Metalwork: Pre 1990   item# 936876

A Fine Indian Silver Filigree Peacock, Rajasthan India
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$ 650 

From our Indian Subcontinent Collection, a fine and intricately constructed silver filigree peacock adorned with turquoise stones in the tail feathers. Though modest in size, its stature should not belie the amount of work needed to create this wonderful little object, as filigree work is very intricate and time consuming. Sourced directly from Jaipur, the so-called "Pink City" and one of several marvelous cities in Rajasthan India with a rich culture of handicrafts production. ...click for details


A Good Late 19th / Early 20th Century Tibetan Ewer

Catalogue: Antiques: Decorative Art: Metals: Brass: Pre 1920   item# 936866

A Good Late 19th / Early 20th Century Tibetan Ewer
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$ 495 

A very good late 19th - early 20th century Tibetan ewer, crafted of thin, hand-worked sheets of what is probably some type of brass/bronze amalgam that has acquired a rich chocolate patina over time, with deep repousse and chasing techniques forming the decorative bands along the shoulder, neck, and lid of vessel, a well-formed makara shaped spout and handle, all atop a splayed footed base. Overall a very nice example with legitimate age, good presence, and very decorative. ...click for details


A Tibetan Ewer with Repousse Work and Makara Handles

Catalogue: New Century: Metalwork: Pre 2000   item# 936861

A Tibetan Ewer with Repousse Work and Makara Handles
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$ 375 

A contemporary but very attractive Tibetan ewer, crafted of thin, hand-worked sheets of white metal that appear to be some type of nickel/aluminum amalgam, decorated with deep repousse and chasing techniques forming the decorative bands along the shoulder, neck, lid, and upper base of vessel, with well-formed makara shaped spout and handle, all atop a splayed footed base. This is a contemporary piece exactly 15 years old, but a very attractive ethnic handicraft. ...click for details

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