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A Good Japanese Kutani Jar, Meiji Period 1868-1912

Catalogue: Antiques: Regional Art: Asian: Japanese: Porcelain: Pre 1920   item# 936839

A Good Japanese Kutani Jar, Meiji Period 1868-1912
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$ 595 

From our Japanese Collection, a good kutani baluster-shaped jar and cover, Meiji Period (1868-1912), executed in traditional kutani palette of iron-red, green, yellow, and gilt highlights, depicting a continuous scene of figures gathered around the circumference of the piece. A small but charming example of genuine 19th century kutani.

Size and condition: 7 1/4 inches tall, 5 inches at the shoulder. Some very minor ...click for details


A Large and Early Pair of Japanese Cloisonne Vases

Catalogue: Antiques: Decorative Art: Enamel: Cloisonne: Pre 1900   item# 936832

A Large and Early Pair of Japanese Cloisonne Vases
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$ 1,250 

From our Japanese Collection, a very good, large, and older pair of Japanese cloisonne vases, late Edo to early Meiji Period, probably 1850-1875, executed with floral motifs including wisteria, peony, and chrysanthemum, along with small birds and butterflies, all set against a turquoise blue ground upon a lobed, melon-shaped form.

This is an attractive and quite sizable pair of early cloisonne that illustrates the ...click for details


A Large Pair of Japanese Bamboo Carvings, late Meiji

Catalogue: Antiques: Regional Art: Asian: Japanese: Sculpture: Pre 1920   item# 936822

A Large Pair of Japanese Bamboo Carvings, late Meiji
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$ 950 

From our Japanese Collection, a large and attractive pair of bamboo carvings, late Meiji - Taisho Period, depicting a continuous battle scene of fighting samurai, with some on horseback and some on foot, all well-carved and with a good patina. This pair makes a strong decorative statement. There are several age splits to the base of each piece, ranging from a half inch to an inch long, but none threaten the structural integrity. There is one larger split, however, to the top of one piece about 2 ...click for details


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.

Size and ...click for details


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

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