Pair of late Qing pottery joss stick holders in the form of parrots perched on a rocky base. The birds are painted on the biscuit in a green glaze with brown and yellow accents. 9 1/4” and 8 3/4” high. Late 19th to early 20th century. Very good overall condition. There are minor glaze flakes to the head of the tallest bird. From the private collection of a former American expatriate to Guangzhou in 1983-1984.
Large Chinese Qing dynasty Guangxu period porcelain jar decorated in famille verte enamels with a bat hanging upside down, orange-red lotus flowers, and auspicious symbols set against a pattern of scrolling foliage. A diaper pattern band is below the unglazed rim. A green, yellow, and orange-red band, typical of the period, is above the unglazed foot. The five color (wucai) enamel decoration is set against a cream-colored crackled glaze (geyao) background which also covers the base and interi ...click for details
Chinese Late Qing dynasty Guangxu period to early Republic period provincial pottery oil lamp with saucer base, long cylindrical tube and cup at the top, covered with a thick dark brown speckled turquoise-green colored glaze. The base is unglazed. 11 3/8” high by about 5 3/4” diameter. Circa late 19th to early 20th century. This utilitarian piece shows clear signs of use. It is in very good overall condition with one small chip at the edge of the cup (see enlargement 8). From the private collect ...click for details
Chinese Late Qing dynasty Guangxu period to early Republic period provincial pottery oil lamp with saucer base, long cylindrical tube and cup at the top, covered with a thick celadon colored glaze. The deeply recessed base is unglazed. 12 5/8” high by about 6 3/4” diameter. Circa late 19th to early 20th century. This utilitarian piece shows clear signs of use. It is in generally good overall condition with a crude old repair, production flaw, or small area of adhering residue at the side of ...click for details
Pair of matching late Qing Guangxu period joss stick holders in the form of grimacing foo lion dogs standing on a plinth. Each is decorated in ‘egg and spinach’ green glaze with brown and yellow accents. A small hole in the top of the head is used to hold a stick of incense. 9 5/8” high. 19th century. Very good overall condition. From the private collection of a former American expatriate to Guangzhou in 1983-1984.
Chinese Tang dynasty Changsha kiln stoneware squat form water jar with a short neck and four lug handles at the shoulder covered overall in a tan and olive-green glaze with brown crazing that extends into the jar and onto the flat, slightly concave base. There are firing imperfections, losses to the glaze in the inside and on the base, and a glaze loss or chip to the mouth. The glaze losses on the base reveal the characteristic white slip beneath. Circa 9th century. 4 1/2” diameter x 2 1/2” ...click for details
Chinese Song dynasty chrysanthemum form bowl with moulded radial grooves emanating from a circular center. The bowl is covered overall with an unusual glaze (possibly qingbai or celadon with significant burial adhesions) that stops well above the unglazed knife cut low foot. 4” diameter x 1 ½” high. Very good overall condition. The tiny areas at the rim where the glaze does not cover the body could be from the original production. This piece is from the collection of an American diplomat to ...click for details
Chinese late Qing dynasty Guangxu period porcelain lidded ginger jar decorated in famille rose enamels with two archaistic bronze censers on opposing sides separated by rows of Chinese calligraphy. Above the rectangular form ding censer is the script ¼ª Ïé Èç Òâ (wishes for good luck). Above the tripod wine vessel are the characters ·Â ¹Å (antique). The calligraphy between the vessels on one side is Î¬ Íõ Îå Ê® Äê ¸Ç ×÷ ±¦ ÓÃ ¶¦ and on the other side is ¸» ¹ó Íò ÄêÎÄ ¹Å ¶¡ ×÷ ÂÃ ÒÍ. The insc ...click for details
Mirror pair of Chinese late Qing to early Republic period hexagonal form porcelain vases decorated in famille rose enamels with a female figure on each of the panels. Each vase has a custom wood stand and measures 8 ½” high (9 5/8” high on the stand). Late 19th to early 20th century. Very good overall condition with no chips or cracks. These vases are from a Tucson, Arizona collection.
Chinese Tang Dynasty (circa 9th century) Changsha stoneware scholar’s scroll weight in the form of a mythical animal covered overall in a gray-green glaze with reddish-brown accents (see enlargement 7). The base is unglazed. This piece is very well modeled with fine facial features that display a humorous expression. In addition to being used as a paperweight for hand-scrolls, the loop enables attachment to a hanging scroll. Small toy and scholar’s objects in animal forms are typical of Chan ...click for details