PERSIAN (Iran)Hand-made COPPERWARE round BOX with TOP and very detailed design around the cover's rim and the inside medallion. The back is plain except for two triple concentric rings. Very nice patina.
Condition is excellent. Dimensions: Diameter is 5.75 inches or 14.9 cms and the height is 1 inch or 2.54 cms. Circa: early 20th Century.
19th Century copy of a Chinese JUN (or Chun)
Ware JAR from the Northern Sung (Song) Dynasty. Beautiful variations of a "clair de Lune," type glaze ranging from a darker blue to an almost off white color.(see pictures) Some glaze cracks, and two cracks (longest is 1" in length) running from two rim chips. Well potted and glazed. Height is 4.5" and inside diameter of mouth is 3.5".
Chinese silver and gold inlay bronze animal figure (Ram) standing foursquare with head raised, eyes bulging, ears alert and horns outstretched! Finely cast with a collar encircling the neck with scrolls decorating the sides and haunches, the long faceted tail also inlaid. All decorated with gold and silver inlay over the entire body in contrast to the pale brownish-green patina.
Purchased at Sotheby's in NYC, Lot # 225, pg. 187 from the J.T. TAI & Co. Sale on 22 March, 2011.
Unusual Stonewear, KOREAN underglaze Red & Blue OIL LAMP in teapot form with brocade ball decoration and animalistic finial on cover which is a separate piece. Condition is quite good, no obvious chips, cracks or restoration apparent. Height is 5.5 inches or 14 cms., the diameter at the shoulder is 4.5 inches or 12 cms. Circa: late 19th Century, perhaps earlier.
Chinese Court Robe (KESI CHIFU) Badge of an official of a five clawed dragon embroidered in gold thread! Beautifully mounted and framed with non-glare glass and a brass Chinese hanger. Condition is excellent. Dimensions of entire frame are 18.5 inches (46.5 cm) x 15.75 inches (39.7 cm) The actual dimensions of the textile are 10.75" (24 cm) x 12.5" (31 cm). Circa: 18th Century, Qing Dynasty.
Chinese Longquan celadon DISH, well modeled with a soft pale blue-green glaze applied overall except the very thin foot rim which shows a buff colored biscuit color. There is a faint band around the outside of the dish near the rim. There is a small (size of a wooden match head) area inside the cavetto (see photo) where the glaze did not adhere.
Otherwise in good condition. Circa: Southern Song Dynasty, 13th Century. Dimensions: Diameter is 5 1/16 inches or 12.2 cms.
Chinese stonewear Chizou BOWL with "partridge feather" splashes inside the cavetto. Jin (1115-1234) or Yuan (1279-1368) Dynasty. Condition report available on request. Diameter is 7.25 inches (18.5 cms.) Purchased in London.
Northern Thai pottery brown and cream glazed covered BOX with no handle on the lid which has a pattern of alternating points with a simple floral design and star points on the rim of the lid. Provenance: Arthur M. Sackler Collection # 73.1.2A and 73.1.2B
purchased @ Christie's in NYC; previously from Sotheby's Sale # 3574, Nov. 20-21, 1973, illustrated, lot 359. Condition: There is no finial and there are two restored firing cracks to the flange & abrasions, nicks, deterioration a ...click for details
From Sawankhalok, Thailand's ancient city's kilns, 3 mismatched stonewear bottoms(2) and top (1) decorated in underglaze brushed iron. The largest piece is a top (with a modern wire attached to hang on a wall) which has a diameter of 4.75 inches. Condition is excellent with no chips. The two smaller bottoms to boxes are ribbed with slight decoration on the outside; with dimensions of 3.25 and 3.175 inches. There are chips on both bottoms.
Circa: 15-16th Century.