PAIR of Chinese TANG Dynasty SANCAI glazed pottery CUPS with provenance. One cup is glazed on the inside (sancai) and the other on the outside (green only.) There is some degradation on the inside cavetto of the sancai cup otherwise in good condition. No chips or cracks. Desaccensioned from the Ulricehamn Museum in Sweden, paart of the Tectus Collection and purchased at SOtheby's in Paris on Dec 18, 2008. Dimensions are 1 inch in height (2.54 cms) and 2 inches in width or 5 cms.
Price upon Request - Purchased @ Sotheby's in Paris, 12/18/08.
Three (3) Chinese TANG Dynasty STANDING MAIDENS (Female attendants) each one with a different "gift" in her hands; coated with an appealing off-white slightly crackled glaze.
Deaccensioned from the Ulricehamn Museum in Sweden, from The Tectus Collection, #210. These three ladies were published in "Chinese Ceramic Treasures," by The Museum of Art and Far Eastern Antiquities in Ulricehamn, 2002, #210, page 51 & 52. Condition is overall very good, although there is some sli ...click for details
Chinese pottery "brown-ware" VASE well potted with thick brown glaze. This is 13-14th century, either Southern Song or Yuan dynasty.
Condition is good, the glaze is a bit faded but only slightly considering its age. There is some glaze that ran down onto the foot rim when it was fired, (see photos) Height is 5 3/4 inches (14.3 cm) and width is 2 5/8 inches (6.3 cm)
Chinese pottery Quingbai JAR with a crackled slightly bluish glaze over a well molded body incised with vertical (but not parallel) lines on a slightly inverted narrow foot rim. Condition is good with some losses to the rim and glaze on the shoulder (as shown in the photos) Circa: Song Dynasty, 11-12th Century. Dimensions: Height 5 1/8 inches (12.3 cm) and width 5 3/8 inches (13.5 cm)
Chinese pottery "brown-ware" VASE with rich glaze applied over the body and neatly stopping about 1.25 inches(3 cm) above the foot rim. Condition is good, but there is a "kiln flaw" in which the everted rim was a bit misshaped! None the less in spite of the rim (see photos) and the glaze that ran down over the biscuit onto the foot rim; this a ceramic that is worth collecting! Circa: 12-13th century, Southern Song or Jin Dynasties. Height is 6 3/8 inches (15.7 cm) width is 3 ...click for details
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, TANG Dynasty pottery baluster shaped BOWL on a spreading pedestal foot with SANCAI glaze. Deaccensioned from the Ulrichehamn Museum in Sweden, #1141; from the Tectus Collection. Purchased from Sotheby's in Paris December 18, 2008. Overall condition is good but with three very small restorations to the inside rim and with some slight degradation overall as to be expected. Dimensions: 2.75 inches (7 cms) in height x 3.75 inches (9 cms.) in width.
Price upon request- with a COA, purchased @ Christie's in Paris. Can export to EU without a problem!
Chinese pottery DING and Cover with a seven character inscription are from the "Collection of Monsieur Georges Halphen," which was auctioned at Christies in Paris, November 20, 2003, Lot # 454, page 33. A "Certificat pour un bien cultural" # 017925 or COA was issued by the French Minstry of Culture that allows this Ding to be legally shipped back to Europe without any VAT taxes. The DING is in exceptionally fine condition with no chips, cracks, pitting or losses. Circa: 206B ...click for details
Chinese pottery JUNYAO DISH Southern Song Dynasty, the interior all under a thick pale lavender glaze firing ivory around the rim and pooling evenly on the underside above a brown-washed biscuit footrim. There is a restored (gold lacquer) break to the rim area that is less than .5 inch of 1.25 cm in length. (see photo) There is also a very small (pin-head size) kiln flaw on the rim as well. Circa: Southern Song Dynasty. Diameter is 5 3/8 inches or 13.4 cm. Provenance: Bought in London; the pr ...click for details
Price upon inquiry - from a European Museum collection
Chinese Liao Dynasty (907-1125) Three color molded earthenware PLATTER with flower motif of 3 incised blossoms and a "leaf pattern" background incised into the biscuit. Masahiko Sato in his book "Chinese Ceramics," Weatherhill, 1981 states on pg. 112, "Produced in the 11th C. under the influence of Middle and Late Tang 3 color ware and Persian pottery, the Liao 3 color ware with its crudely painted decoration seems closer than any of the other wares to Song enameled war ...click for details