Chinese Yixing pottery teapot with pewter overhead handles and mounting in the form of a butterfly around the spout. A square Yixing seal is on the center of the base. The interior pouring hole has a pewter cover with small holes which act as a strainer. This teapot measures about 7 1/4" in length from the handle to the spout and 6" high. Estimated to date from the early 20th century to circa 1900. It is in very good overall condition with a nice aged patina from years of use. There is ...click for details
Large Chinese Qing dynasty Qianlong period hexagonal form Yixing pottery tea caddy or canister. The flat panels are decorated with four moulded vertical stylized "dan" (tranquility) characters flanked by two bats each, symbolizing happiness and joy. The curved shoulder is encircled with small, impressed flowers. The bottom corners extend onto short, flat feet along the edge of the base. The lid is metal. 8” high x about 6” diameter. 18th century. Very good overall condition. Th ...click for details
Four Chinese Ming dynasty green and amber lead-glazed pottery funerary figures with separately moulded removable heads, each standing on a hexagonal waisted plinth. The figures are accented with “cold painted” (unfired) red, white, and black pigments on the unglazed surfaces. The taller personal attendants are dressed in layered robes with long sleeves. The male figure has a square official’s hat and holds a makeup box. His hands are folded in his sleeves and covered by a tasseled towel. An ...click for details
Late Qing dynasty Guangxu period joss stick holder in the form of a grimacing foo lion dog crouching on a plinth decorated in a mustard glaze with brown accents at the eyes that ends in drips at the plinth. Possibly from a Shiwan kiln. 6” high. Circa late 19th century. Very good overall condition with typical imperfections. This piece is from the private collection of a former American diplomat to Guangzhou and Beijing from 1983-1987.
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.
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.
Large Chinese Han dynasty (206 BC - 220 AD) iridescent green glazed tapering ovoid form burial jar decorated with a band of well molded animal forms extending around the upper circumference of the jar. Lead glazes of the Han period are primarily green, in various shades. Measures 7"H x 8" diameter. The mouth and base have the typical indications of the Han firing process. Small remnants of the clay support from the kiln are visible at the lower base and at the mouth where the jar was d ...click for details