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A heavy celadon bowl with auspicious character, Yuan-Ming (c. 14th C.)

Catalogue: Antiques: Regional Art: Asian: Chinese: Stoneware: Pre 1492   item# 1298760

A heavy celadon bowl with auspicious character, Yuan-Ming (c. 14th C.)
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A heavy Longquan-type bowl dating from the Yuan to early Ming period (circa 14th C.) on a raised foot with slightly everted mouthrim, the interior impressed with an auspicious character. Bowls either plain or with stamped or patterned decoration of flowers, leaves, auspicious characters, and either complex or simple designs, are characteristic of the period (see, also, item 1298702 in this catalog). Condition: without chips or cracks, the olive-colored bowl has a pleasing and overall subtly r ...click for details


A Longquan bowl with impressed foliage design, Yuan-Ming (c.14th C.)

Catalogue: Antiques: Regional Art: Asian: Chinese: Stoneware: Pre 1492   item# 1298702

A Longquan bowl with impressed foliage design, Yuan-Ming (c.14th C.)
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A Longquan type bowl dating from the Yuan to early Ming period (circa 14th C.) of elegant form with gently curved sides and everted mouthrim, the uniform olive green glaze extending to the bottom of the raised foot, the unglazed underside showing characteristic “burnt orange” traces from firing. The interior of the bowl is decorated with a simple medallion containing a tiny impressed flower design surrounded by three pairs of (six) leaves attached to delicate tendrils. A loss to the exterior o ...click for details


A Ching dynasty blue & white bowl, 18th Century

Catalogue: Antiques: Regional Art: Asian: Chinese: Porcelain: Pre 1837 VR   item# 1276822

A Ching dynasty blue & white bowl, 18th Century
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A thinly potted porcelain bowl on a raised foot with an unusual underglaze blue and white outlined floral and scrolling decoration enclosing five small infinite knot medallions to the exterior. The undecorated interior is a delicate, pale blue-white color matching the exterior ground color. This is Ching dynasty household porcelain of fairly high quality, of semi-translucent porcelain which emits a bell like ring when tapped at the rim, having a glazed foot, the underside bearing an unidentifi ...click for details


Kogo (incense case) Kyoto porcelain Ram with signed box

Catalogue: Vintage Arts: Regional Art: Asian: Japanese: Porcelain: Pre 1970   item# 1245717

Kogo (incense case) Kyoto porcelain Ram with signed box
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$40.00 

A small Kyoto white porcelain kogo (incense case) in the form of a ram. The underside of the kogo bears the seal of the artist. The kogo includes a traditional wooden storage box which bears the signature and seal of the artist. Kogo are small lidded vessels or boxes intended for storing powdered incense used in connection with tea ceremony. Kogo take many forms and are fashioned from a wide variety of materials such as porcelain, bamboo, lacquer, wood, and bronze. They are sometimes figura ...click for details


Famille verte, menagerie of six miniature animals

Catalogue: Antiques: Regional Art: Asian: Chinese: Porcelain: Pre 1910   item# 1245149

Famille verte, menagerie of six miniature animals
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Ching dynasty. A fine menagerie of six famille verte miniature Chinese porcelain animal figurines including: a foo dog; elephant; ram; horse; deer; and a one-horned creature, probably representing a rhinoceros. Each figure is mounted on identical lozenge-shaped bases having rounded corners and bordered at top and bottom with Chinese key fret design and embellished with delicate floral and butterfly motifs. The miniature animal figures are well-articulated and have wonderful expressions. Love ...click for details


A small Cizhou ware baluster vase, foliate rim

Catalogue: Antiques: Regional Art: Asian: Chinese: Pottery: Pre 1910   item# 1215991

A small Cizhou ware baluster vase, foliate rim
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$360.00 

Ching dynasty or earlier. A small Cizhou style baluster form vase with a conical foot, bulbous center, narrow neck and foliate mouth, the exterior covered with a soft-colored yellow slip decorated with a contrasting dark brown pigment, the whole covered with a transparent glaze. The spontaneous but confident and lively painted decoration typical of Cizhou wares is here organized into three registers corresponding to the vase form and separated only by narrow horizontal painted bands. The hig ...click for details


Celadon tea bowl named “Ayumi” by Unkei Tamura, 2005

Catalogue: Popular Collectibles: Cultural: Japanese: Contemporary   item# 1209194

Celadon tea bowl named “Ayumi” by Unkei Tamura, 2005
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$300.00 

This very fine celadon tea bowl by Unkei Tamura was named “Ayumi” to honor the Imperial Poetry Reading of 2005 and was created in that year. The theme of the reading was “Ayumi” (walking) and the event celebrated the 60-year anniversary of the end of World War II. Four waka poems were presented by the emperor and empress, and the crown prince and crown princess, all of which involve walking and contemplation. The tea bowl appropriately depicts a monk with tall staff walking a path through a l ...click for details


Egg yolk porcelain brushwasher, Ching dynasty

Catalogue: Antiques: Regional Art: Asian: Chinese: Porcelain: Pre 1900   item# 1206197

Egg yolk porcelain brushwasher, Ching dynasty
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$300.00 

An elegant late Ching dynasty (19th century) brushwasher. The quatre-lobed melon form on a shallow raised foot with a defined lip, glazed in mustard or “egg yolk” yellow with delicately applied decoration of floral and foliage in variegated shades of blue, pink and green enamels, the underside unglazed. Condition: excellent, without chips, cracks, or restorations. Weight: 184 grams (6.4 ozs.). Height: 2.8cm (1-1/4”); Length 12cm (4-3/4”) x Width 9.8cm (3-7/8”).


A very heavy Ming dynasty celadon bowl, 15th Century

Catalogue: Antiques: Regional Art: Asian: Chinese: Stoneware: Pre 1492   item# 1190580

A very heavy Ming dynasty celadon bowl, 15th Century
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A steep and extremely heavy Ming bowl (circa 15th century) with a thin, worn celadon glaze extending completely down the characteristically high Ming foot. The underside is only partially glazed revealing a very light-colored clay body. The thin and degraded glaze, which is slightly rough to the touch, is also covered with a fine network of craquelare, rather interestingly and subtly accented by the soft orange--rather than the more typical burnt orange--firing color seen on the underside of t ...click for details


Ming dynasty pale celadon bowl, 15th Century

Catalogue: Antiques: Regional Art: Asian: Chinese: Pottery: Pre 1492   item# 1190543

Ming dynasty pale celadon bowl, 15th Century
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$120.00 

A high-footed, steep, Ming dynasty bowl (circa 15th century), with a nearly white, light grey-colored body, and a vitreous, pale celadon glaze. The bowl was glazed and fired upright with no evidence of kiln stacking, and the glaze appears to have been applied in at least two thin layers: the first glaze covering the plain interior, the rim, and falling just short of the unglazed foot; the second glaze falling in a nearly perfect straight line just below the lip, pooling naturally in the upper t ...click for details


A good pair of foo lions, Late Ching or Early Republic

Catalogue: Antiques: Regional Art: Asian: Chinese: Porcelain: Pre 1920   item# 1163276

A good pair of foo lions, Late Ching or Early Republic
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$160.00 

Very late Ching dynasty or early Republic period (19th/20th century). A pair of standing foo dogs or foo lions, each with slightly differentiated posture, with upright tails, having blue-green or turquoise colored bodies and yellow striped tails and manes with spotted faces and discernible pink tongues slightly visible through their bared teeth and parted lips. Height: 7.5cm (2-7/8”). Weight: 87.5 grams and 96.5 grams; (combined weight) 184 grams (6.4 ozs). Condition: excellent.


Winter Prunus Vase: A Large GU Form Chinese Celadon

Catalogue: Antiques: Regional Art: Asian: Chinese: Pottery: Pre 1900   item# 1054752

Winter Prunus Vase:  A Large GU Form Chinese Celadon
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$580.00 

Ching Dynasty (circa 1850-1890). This tall, unmarked, bold celadon vase, with its wide flaring trumpet-shaped mouth and inverted base, was intended for the display of long branches of winter prunus as indicated by the traditional flowering motif on both sides of its upper section. Its shape derives from an ancient classical Chinese bronze known as a GU, originally a ritualistic wine beaker, but a form which was adapted during the Song Dynasty and widely popular in both China and Japan as a flo ...click for details


Japanese Modernism: Wood-fired ceramic vases

Catalogue: Vintage Arts: Regional Art: Pre 1960   item# 952540

Japanese Modernism:  Wood-fired ceramic vases
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$300.00 

A pair of Japanese avant-garde, circa 1955-60, bag-shaped, infinity knot vases. Bulging outward from a rounded base, the narrow sides determined by the figure-eight mouth-rim which has been pinched at center with a short ceramic strap around which a black rope segment has been braided. Each vase is pierced on one side with an oval-shaped hole towards the upper center. Wood-fired and resembling Bizen ware, although the red-orange and burnt black, spotted glaze, with its rough texture, varies fr ...click for details


A Ming Baluster Celadon Vase with Kintsugi Repair

Catalogue: Antiques: Regional Art: Asian: Chinese: Pottery: Pre 1700   item# 931574

A Ming Baluster Celadon Vase with Kintsugi Repair
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$960.00 

CHINESE MING DYNASTY CELADON BALUSTER ALTAR OR TEMPLE VASE WITH A JAPANESE GOLD LAQUER REPAIR. Dating to the first half of the 16th Century, of segmented, baluster construction with restrained, incised decoration and applied handles on a high, pedestal –like foot and stepped base with a gently flared neck and trumpet-like mouthrim with elegant Japanese gold lacquer repair known as “kintsugi” (metal repair of gold or silver lacquer) or, more specifically, “kinnaoshi” (which designates gold lacque ...click for details


A Korean Blue & White Ceramic Urn, Late Choson Dynasty

Catalogue: Antiques: Regional Art: Asian: Korean: Ceramics: Pre 1910   item# 920041

A Korean Blue & White Ceramic Urn, Late Choson Dynasty
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$2000.00 

A LARGE KOREAN BLUE & WHITE URN OF THE LATE CHOSON DYNASTY. Circa 1880. A perfectly proportioned, classical Asian jar form, decorated in a distinctly Korean style blending folk art idioms with borrowings from traditional Chinese painting for a particularly dramatic interpretation of the Three Friends of Winter: pine, prunus and bamboo. The fullness of the wide body allows for spacious decoration, and a masterful use of the blank space between the three friends. A lovely, thick white glaz ...click for details

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