This elegant looking yingqing incense burner, from the late Song dynasty, is round in shape at the top like a ball with a double fluted flange as the supporting base. The cover is a semi-circle with intricately designed holes for the incense smoke to pass through.
There are some small manufacturing defects as seen in photograph 5. There ...click for details
This is a medium size Han dynasty green and amber glazed vase. It is pretty rare to a vase with dual colour glazed. The vase has a flatten base, without footrim, then everted uowards to a bulb shaped body and then towards a short neck and everted mouth rim. The base of the vase showed that it is produced from red pottery earth.
This is a late Qing dynasty bamboo design yixing teapot of rectangular shape. It is dated to the Tongzhi period (1862-1874), late Qing dynasty. All the sides are shaped with the bamboo design, including the spout as well as the handle. The cover has two bamboo leave of dark green colour. On the base of the teapot, it shows the Tongzhi reign mark of the Qing dynasty. Also on the cover, it bears the seal mark of either the potter or the seal carver. ...click for details
This is a Han dynasty funerary pottery tripod censer of grey colour, painted with pigment. There are traces of red and white colour pigment on the body as well as on the edge. The tripod censer stands on three short pediform feet. The holes above the body and the raising of the three feet suggests that it may have been used as an incense burner. Such tripod censer in good condition is hard to come by.
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A Han Dynasty terra cotta horse head with a very animated expression. The pottery horse which symbolises speed and perseverance are buried along with the dead royalty and generals as funeary objects. It is a status symbol to be buried with pottery horses and horse head. The horse head is painted with white slip paint with red paint showing as the harness on the horse head.
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An extremely beautiful and a museum quality Han dynasty ear cup or erbei. The ear cup is make of red pottery and it is rare to find them in such pristine condition. The ear cup are used as burial object to accompany the dead for their after-live used.
No repairs or restorations. The glaze shows an iridescent silvery green and oxidise whi ...click for details
An extremely beautiful and a museum quality Han dynasty ear cup. This is a rare and an unusual and exceptionally big ear cup, make of red pottery. Such big ear cup with design motives is rarely seen and in such good condition. This piece was discovered from the sea. This accounts for the loss in the green glossy glaze, but a more mat green and whitish colour on the ear cup. It has both patterns and line motive design like clouds on the side and the base of the cup. ...click for details