Size: Teapot: Diameter 19cm Height 15cm, Saucer:Diameter 10.5cm Height 3cm
An interesting set and design not seen in Chinese porcelain. The pot appears as if the entire body was done in a tea dust glaze and areas where the body appears to be scratched out reveals the white body of the porcelain with motif of flowers...
Size: Diameter 20cm Height 14.5cm
This vase is rather interesting since it shows two results of celadon on one body. On one section is a standard jade green color hue while the rest is a crackled olive green color. The top area of the vase has been pieced together quite remarkably and it is possible that the piece came out from the kiln and was thrown as "not-so-good" piece, which in turn survived time and everything else...
Late Qing to Republic Period
Size: Diameter 6.5cm Height 26cm
Dehua became famous since the late Ming dynasty for its refined details and the snow white body on a clear glaze sculptures. These techniques influenced later ceramic artists in Japan to produce similar works. This piece contains an interesting stamp on the back. Often the common gourd shaped seals are found on such pieces...
Late Ming to Qing Dynasties
Diameter 8.8cm Height 6.2cm
An interesting small ceramic vessel shaped in the form of a water coup often found at a scholar literati desk. The piece may also have been used to contain medicinal herbs and exported to other regions around Asia. In Japan, such ceramic wares were prized for tea caddies and various examples survive.
The bottom contains a museum catalog number and accession...
Northern Song to Yuan Periods or Latter
Size: Diameter 13cm Height 10.5cm
The simple body and "bland" color of the glaze are a few terms that could describe this lidded jar. Bland is not a term to be associated commonly in English, but the Chinese took favor of bland in association white negative space and simple and mundane colors. Interestingly the jar's clay body has evolved during the firing and the interior is also glazed...
Qing Dynasty to Republic Period
Size: Diameter 7.5cm Height 12cm
An interesting agate carving in the form of a blossoming flower. The flower is decorated with scrolling vines and foliage, evoking a sense that the flower exists in a natural environment, an aspect often favored by the ruling scholar-bureaucrat. The agate has a chipped petal. Otherwise, the flower is in good condition for its age.
Ming Dynasty or later
Size: Height 17cm
From the collection of a noted Pebble Beach, CA collection.
Celadon ware became popular in East Asia and in the West especially with pieces dating from the Song Period. The Ming court saw a market for the wares around Asia and along with the famous blue and white exported various works and shapes. This vase has chipped areas around the mouth of the vase.
Size: Length 10cm Height 8.5cm
2015 is the year of the sheep and the animal has been an essential part of the ancient agricultural society of China. Often sacrifices were given and latter period respected the sheep in association with sages who used domesticated animals for their transportation. The term, shan yang kai tai is often used to celebrate when the year arrives.
Mid to Late Qing Dynasty
Size: Length 8cm Height 11.5cm
An interesting colored yixing wine warmer. The body of the wine warmer is decorated with poetic inscriptions and a landscape scenery. Similar examples from the Qing dynasty are found in the museum at Yixing in China. Piece comes from a noted California collection of Yixing
Attributed to Ogata Korin
Size: Length 126cm Width 57cm
An interesting painting depicting Fukurokuju, the noted daoist deity of fortune, fate, and prosperity along with two attendant animals often associated with Jurojin and Fukurokuju. The three appear as if they are sitting idly waiting for the time to pass. The painting contains a seal often used by Korin, but the style and material appear to come from a bit after Korin's period.
Size: 4cm x 2 cm x 2.5 cm
Provenance: From a noted California Collection
Quartz is a stone that is not easy to carve. Often Quartz is used to carve religious figures where the clarity and elements reflect the religious teachings of emptiness and void. Here it is rather unusual to find secular subject materials. The rabbit figurine comes with a stand.
Size: Length 6.3 Width 3.5cm Height 7.7cm
A refined and finely crafted small unglazed porcelain figurine of a horse. The fine craftsmanship of the horse is realistic and appears as if the horse will come alive. This piece has a damage to one of its ears. Figurine comes with a Chinese hardwood stand.
Size: Length 6.5cm Width 3.5cm Height 6.6cm (approx.)
Another interesting and realistic horse figurine done in unglazed porcelain. The expression seen in the horse is lifelike. The figurine comes with a Chinese hardwood stand.
Qing Dynasty- Republic Period
Size: Length 45cm
An interesting yellow glazed porcelain ruyi scepter. The scepter is formed in the shaped of an elongated ruyi with several fungus growing on the scepter. The ruyi has a Qianlong period mark but the workmanship and style comes from a latter period where Qianlong style ceramics were popular during the end of the Qing dynasty onwards to the early years of the Republic Period.
Period: Qing Dynasty
Although at first glance, this pot may be the usual brush pot made from porcelain, which was common during the Qing Dynasty. However, interestingly the pot has staple work done on one side, which is now a rare craft in East Asia. Often porcelain and other ceramics were repaired with metal staples to keep the ceramic body together and there were idle merchants who did this as their trade.
Size: Length 6.5cm Width 3.5cm Height 6.8cm (approx.)
A lovely figure of a horse done in unglazed porcelain. The expression seen in each figure is unique and real as if the horse would come alive. The horse comes with a fitted stand made from Chinese hardwood.
Size: Length 6.5cm Width 3.5cm Height 5.5 cm.
A simple yet elegant horse figurine done in unglazed porcelain. The figure comes with a Chinese hardwood stand.
Size: Length 6.5 cm Width 3.5cm Height 7.5cm
A fascinating work done in unglazed porcelain depicting a horse in movement. The realism expressed through the body of the porcelain is amazing. The figure comes with a fitted stand made from Chinese hardwood.