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A Fine and Large Ming Dynasty Ridge Tile, 1488-1566

Catalogue: Antiques: Regional Art: Asian: Chinese: Pottery: Pre 1700   item# 1013309

A Fine and Large Ming Dynasty Ridge Tile, 1488-1566
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$ 3,500 

From our Early Chinese Collection, a fine and large Ming Dynasty lead-glazed pottery ridge (roof) tile, 15th-16th century, Hongzhi through Jiajing Period (1488-1566), depicting a guardian-demon ferociously modeled with bulging eyes, protruding fangs, pointed horns, thick musculature, and standing in defensive posture astride a cloud-swirl with fists clenched around what would have been a weapon made of wood or iron, now since rotted away and lost to time. This cloud-swirl between the demon and t ...click for details


An Inscribed Post-Devanagari Jar, Song-Yuan (960-1368)

Catalogue: Antiques: Regional Art: Asian: Chinese: Pottery: Pre 1492   item# 947585

An Inscribed Post-Devanagari Jar, Song-Yuan (960-1368)
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$ 1,295 

From our Early Chinese Collection, a rare earthenware Buddhist offering vessel dating from either the Song or Yuan Dynasty (960-1368 AD). This offering vessel is one of a group of several highly obscure and esoteric pottery pieces hailing from Yunnan Province in Southwestern China. The formal scholarship on these pieces is unfortunately thin at best, and we are currently aware of only one publication addressing these pieces at all, which is Michael Teller's Offering Vessels of Yunnan. As Tel ...click for details


An Exceptional Northern Qi Tomb Guardian, 550-577 AD

Catalogue: Antiques: Regional Art: Asian: Chinese: Pottery: Pre AD 1000   item# 938722

An Exceptional Northern Qi Tomb Guardian, 550-577 AD
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$ 4,500 

From our Early Chinese Collection, an exceptional Northern Qi Dynasty Tomb Guardian (550 - 577 AD), boldly modeled in full military armor with chest and back plates, fringed mail tunics over knee guards, and battle helmet with leather side flaps. His left hand rests upon a leonine shield, the right hand would have clenched a wooden spear which has decomposed long ago. This imposing figure reflects the strong facial features typical of other known Northern Qi statuary, such as the ominous bulging ...click for details


A Fine and Large Majiayao Neolithic Jar with TL Test

Catalogue: Antiques: Regional Art: Asian: Chinese: Pottery: Pre AD 1000   item# 937203

A Fine and Large Majiayao Neolithic Jar with TL Test
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From our Early Chinese Collection, a large Machang Phase jar from the Majiayao Culture (2300 - 2000 BC), originating from what is now Gansu province, China. Of well-known and documented form, this fascinating vessel is approximately 4,000 years old and comes with an Oxford TL test. Larger and better potted than is usually found, it is painted with anthropomorphic designs in purplish-black mineral pigments typical of these wares. The meaning of these designs is still the subject of scholarly deba ...click for details


A Rare Song Dynasty Buddhist Vessel with Oxford TL Test

Catalogue: Antiques: Regional Art: Asian: Chinese: Pottery: Pre 1492   item# 937193

A Rare Song Dynasty Buddhist Vessel with Oxford TL Test
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$ 2,500 

From our Early Chinese Collection, a rare glazed buddhist offering vessel with Oxford TL test from Yunnan Province, Song Dynasty China (960-1279 AD). The reddish-tinged and heavily potted buff body is decorated with a carved lotus leaf pattern in high relief, signifying “purity,” with the entire vessel covered in a rich emerald-green glaze with a few areas of slight iridescence from burial.

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A Very Good Han Dynasty Hu Jar 100 BC - 08 AD

Catalogue: Antiques: Regional Art: Asian: Chinese: Pottery: Pre AD 1000   item# 936577

A Very Good Han Dynasty Hu Jar 100 BC - 08 AD
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$ 1,495 

From our Early Chinese Collection, a very good Han Dynasty hu jar, most probably Western Han (circa 100 BC - AD 08), of well-known and documented form with a dish-shaped mouth, a molded animal frieze on the upper shoulder, and with two taotie mask handles on either side of the jar. Constructed of reddish earthenware covered in a green lead flux glaze that is somewhat crackled and has fired to an attractive brown in some spots, this jar has acquired a silvery iridescence from burial. ...click for details


A Neolithic Xiajiadian Culture Tripod 2500-1500 BC

Catalogue: Antiques: Regional Art: Asian: Chinese: Pottery: Pre AD 1000   item# 936568

A Neolithic Xiajiadian Culture Tripod 2500-1500 BC
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$ 1,995 

From our Early Chinese Collection, an excellent neolithic tripod (Li) pottery vessel from the Xiajiadian Culture of either Inner Mongolia or Liaoning Province, circa 2500-1500 BC. These strange, other-worldly looking vessels belie their true age, which is an astonishing 3500 to 4500 years old. Constructed of a buff colored earthenware with partially hollowed-out udder-shaped legs, it has a slender and well-burnished body that flares out to a wide rim. This particular piece has signs of root grow ...click for details


A Very Good Qin or Han Dynasty Cocoon Jar

Catalogue: Antiques: Regional Art: Asian: Chinese: Pottery: Pre AD 1000   item# 936547

A Very Good Qin or Han Dynasty Cocoon Jar
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From our Early Chinese Collection, a very good Qin or Han Dynasty (221 BC- 220 AD) cocoon jar, of well-known and documented form, constructed of a grey earthenware body with sets of incised lines running vertically across the piece, a set of bands encircling the neck, and with the entire surface worked very smooth with burnishing tools. Numerous identical pieces of varying size have been published throughout the secondary literature, one such example appearing in Suzanne Valenstein's, A Handb ...click for details

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