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Very Fine Rose Medallion Vases, 19th Century

Catalogue: Antiques: Regional Art: Asian: Chinese: Porcelain: Pre 1910   item# 936592

Very Fine Rose Medallion Vases, 19th Century
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From our Chinese Polychrome Collection, a very fine and large pair of Rose Medallion vases, mid-late 19th century, most likely late Daoguang to Tongzhi Period circa 1845-1874, certainly no later than Guangxu Period (1875-1908), executed in the typical palette of pinks, blues, greens, yellows, whites, and gilt, depicting four well-painted panels of figures alternating top to bottom with four other well-painted panels of birds, butterflies, and foliage, separated by a band of foliage with four car ...click for details


A Fine Kangxi (1662-1722) Blanc de Chine Dignitary

Catalogue: Antiques: Regional Art: Asian: Chinese: Porcelain: Pre 1800   item# 936591

A Fine Kangxi (1662-1722) Blanc de Chine Dignitary
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From our Chinese Monochrome Collection, a fine blanc de chine (dehua) porcelain figure of a seated dignitary, Kangxi Period (1662-1722), seated on a low plinth and crisply modeled with an elaborate dragon badge to chest, a ruyi scepter in his left hand, and a pensive downward gaze. Holes under the ears and around the mouth were originally for placement of animal hair to form the beard. In virtually perfect condition, there are two small firing cracks, but these are original to the manufacture an ...click for details


An Interesting 18th Century Chinese Export Plate

Catalogue: Antiques: Regional Art: Asian: Chinese: Porcelain: Pre 1800   item# 936589

An Interesting 18th Century Chinese Export Plate
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From our Chinese Blue and White Collection, a very interesting late 18th century export porcelain plate, depicting an unusual subject matter of a gondolier in what is either an Italian canal in Venice, or a Dutch canal in Amsterdam. The plate is executed in a good underglaze blue with an unidentified edifice in the foreground, and a border of floral motifs. Perhaps architecture buffs can recognize with specificity what the edifice is, and nail down for us whether this is actually an Italian or D ...click for details


A Kangxi Period (1662-1722) Scholar's Examination Dish

Catalogue: Antiques: Regional Art: Asian: Chinese: Porcelain: Pre 1800   item# 936587

A Kangxi Period (1662-1722) Scholar's Examination Dish
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$ 1,200 

From our Chinese Blue and White Collection, an interesting so-called "Scholar's Examination Dish, Kangxi Period (1662-1722), decorated in a slightly greyish underglaze blue, depicting a leaping carp juxtaposed against a fierce dragon clutching at the flaming pearl of wisdom, with wave shaped aquatic motifs on the border, and a square fu character on the reverse.

We have not researched the symbolism of thi ...click for details


A Kangxi Period (1662-1722) Blue and White Export Plate

Catalogue: Antiques: Regional Art: Asian: Chinese: Porcelain: Pre 1800   item# 936584

A Kangxi Period (1662-1722) Blue and White Export Plate
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From our Chinese Blue and White Collection, a lovely Kangxi Period (1662-1722) export dish with barbed rim, depicting a flowering tree in a fenced garden setting in the center medallion, with eight panels in smaller scale repeating the same pattern on the border, and with flowering branches and an auspicious buddhist symbol in double circles on the reverse, all painted in a deep and attractive Kangxi blue.

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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 Rare Song Dynasty Stoneware Jar 960-1279 AD

Catalogue: Antiques: Regional Art: Asian: Chinese: Stoneware: Pre 1492   item# 936556

A Very Rare Song Dynasty Stoneware Jar 960-1279 AD
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$ 2,995 

From our Early Chinese Collection, a very rare, large, and striking Song Dynasty (960-1279 AD) stoneware jar with lid, executed in a straw colored glaze over buff colored stoneware (or proto-porcelain as it is sometimes referred to, which is clay fired at higher temperatures than pottery but lower temperatures than true porcelain, which had yet to be invented at that time). The jar has four sets of very distinctive and unusual udder-shaped protuberances in columns of 5, and four illegible, presu ...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


A Rare Pair of Song Dynasty Qingbai Vases 960-1279 AD

Catalogue: Antiques: Regional Art: Asian: Chinese: Stoneware: Pre 1492   item# 936542

A Rare Pair of Song Dynasty Qingbai Vases 960-1279 AD
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$ 3,995 

From our Early Chinese Collection, a fine and rare pair of Song Dynasty (960 1279 AD) qingbai vases on integral bases, with a molded six panel floral sprig design and flared petal-form aperture. The glaze is a very good and very attractive translucent blue/blue green color, deeper where pooled in the recesses. The underside is burnt orange-brown from the firing. They bear exhibition labels from the "1953 South Africa National Gallery Chinese Exhibition," and also the "Henry Brow ...click for details

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