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All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Tea Articles : Pre 1837 VR item #1263397
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Bizen Ware Flower Container

Late Edo Period

Size: Diameter 8.5 Height 22 cm

Note: From a prominent Japanese collection based in San Francisco

Bizen wares began as far as the early history of Japanese ceramics. Utilitarian in its origin, Sen no Rikyu took favor of the simple, unglazed, natural look of Bizen and used the wares with tea jars and water containers. This flower container would be perfect for a tea gathering or to decorate the alcove or a minimalist setting...

All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Porcelain : Pre 1900 item #1263396
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Nabeshima Plate With Loquat Motif

Meiji Period

Size: Diameter 19.5 Height 5.3 cm

Nabeshima wares are influenced from the porcelain production of Imari, Arita, Hazama, and related regions. Nabeshima is the clan name of the region which is present day Saga and Nagasaki Prefectures. During the Edo Period, the Nabeshima wares were thought to have been presented to the Shogunate when the lords of Nabeshima would travel to Edo during the sankinkotai or the required travels by lords to Edo...

All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Chinese : Porcelain : Pre 1837 VR item #1263395
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Chinese Blue and White (Qinghua) Bowl

Late Qing Dynasty

Size: Diameter 19.3 Height 9.3 cm

From the Christie's auction of the Nanking Cargo

An interesting blue and white bowl decorated with a literati style landscape painting motif on the side. The bowl, according to the sticker found below, came from an auction of the Nanking Cargo held in 1986...

All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Chinese : Scholar Art : Pre 1837 VR item #1263394
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Porcelain Vase with Reeds and Geese

Late Qing to Republic Period

Size: Height 23cm

This porcelain vase contains a Qianlong reign mark on the bottom, but may have been produced later during the Qing dynasty. The vase is rather interesting from various perspectives. The motif is something preferred by the elite literati class who knew the classics and this view would be in reference to poetic works by Wang Xizhi and other notable scholar officials...

All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Chinese : Scholar Art : Pre 1800 item #1263390
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Jade Dragon Head Belt Buckle

Qing Dynasty

Size: Length8cm Width 1.6cm Height 2.2cm

The belt buckle design first appears around the late Song Dynasty. The Inner Mongolia Museum has an example of a early Yuan dynasty version of the Dragon head belt buckle with the silk cord used to wear the piece.

This piece is using a traditional type of Jade that was often preferred since many archaic jades used this similar type...

All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Chinese : Hardstones : Pre 1900 item #1263275
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Pair of Jade Bangles

Late Qing to Republic Period

Size: General Size Overall: Inner diameter 6.5cm Outer 8.4cm

This pair of Jade bangles, unlike the common bangle which is generally consistent in color, this pair of bangle contains a flash of a reddish color, which is rather uncommon in Jade. Often lavender or white colors are often seen along with the common green color Jade is often associated...

All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Chinese : Scholar Art : Pre 1700 item #1263271
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Shao Dynasty Style Bell

Ming Dynasty or Later

Height 20 Width 10 cm

The bronze bells, often seen in Chinese orchestras, began during the Shao dynasty almost 3,000 years ago. The bells in paintings are often associated with Confucius and noted thinkers in China ancient past...

All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Chinese : Scholar Art : Pre 1700 item #1263270
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Junyao Ware Bowl

Yuan Dynasty or Later

Size: Diameter 18.5cm

Junyao, famous for the sky blue color with hints or flash of raspberry colors surrounding the edge or on areas of the bowl. This bowl comes from a noted San Francisco estate who collected fine Chinese antiques...

All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Chinese : Snuff Bottles : Pre 1910 item #1263269
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Porcelain Snuff Bottle

Late Qing to Republic Period

Size: Height 7.5cm Diameter 4.5cm

Porcelain, an interesting medium with a simulacra constantly evolving in Chinese art during the mid to late Qing Dynasty. This snuff bottle is done in glass emulating porcelain or fencai porcelain...

All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Chinese : Scholar Art : Pre 1910 item #1263267
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Cinnabar Glaze Vase

Late Qing-Republic Period

Size: Height 37.5 cm

Cinnabar glaze became popular in the mid Qing dynasty as new glazes, colors, and technology helped to create ceramic and porcelain production into the "technicolor" level. This large vase is done in cinnabar technique. A small hairline crack can be seen on the bottom of the base of the vase...

All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Chinese : Pottery : Pre AD 1000 item #1263266
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Anderson Pottery Vase

Attributing to Yangshao Culture (5000 BC-3000 BC) or a latter period

From a noted San Francisco Collection

The name for the potteries from the Yangshao culture, is from the Swedish archaeologist Johan Gunner Andersson. Archaeological surveys were done during the 1914-1924 period around the Gansu and Henan regions...

All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Chinese : Scholar Art : Pre 1920 item #1263264
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Tea Dust Glaze Brush Washer

Late Qing to Republic Period

Size: Diameter 20.4 Height 5.5cm

The tea dust glaze appeared during the Qing dynasty, when different glazes and production in ceramic and porcelain reached new heights.

This brush washer was done in a glaze known as tea dust...

All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Chinese : Scholar Art : Pre 1900 item #1263263
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Fluorite Stone Censer with Silver Wire Inlay Stand

Qing Dynasty ~ Republic Period

Size: Length 20.5 Width 14 Height 27 cm

During the period of the late Qing dynasty onwards to the Republic period, a high number of semi precious stone censers were being produced. One speculation was that it was meant for the rising markets in Japan and in the colonial regions around Asia...

All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Chinese : Scholar Art : Pre 1700 item #1263072
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Flat Celadon Bowl with Incised Motif of Reeds and Geese

Yuan Dynasty or Later

Size: Diameter 17.2 cm Height 6 cm

Often the incised motifs are commonly seen with Dingyao wares or the famous white wares produced since the Song Dynasty...

All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Chinese : Scholar Art : Pre 1837 VR item #1263050
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Carved Agate Lidded Container

Qing Dynasty-Republic Period

Size: Diameter 6.5 cm Height 4cm

A beautiful and subtle carved agate container with lotus flower motifs decorating the top of the lid. The transparent nature of the agate complements well with the design. There is a crack that is found on the corner area of the top lid, possible restoration work was done in its past. ...

All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Chinese : Scholar Art : Pre 1900 item #1263049
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Cinnabar Lacquer Vase

Qing Dynasty or Later

Size: Height 25.8 cm

A fine square or angular shaped cinnabar lacquer vase. The different faces of the vase is decorated with images of literati scholars posed in different landscapes. Surrounding the vase are floral motifs and other geometric patterns often seen in cinnabar lacquer carvings. Originally the vase may have been a pair at some point and was separated over the span of the centuries....

All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Chinese : Porcelain : Pre 1800 item #1263009
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Porcelain Lotus Flower Bowl with lotus motif

Qing Dynasty

Size: Diameter 13.8cm

Note: With Kangxi reign mark.

The technique of using cobalt blue along with red began with the development of the blue and white technology during the Ming dynasty. It was thought that the combination of the two in ceramics would be difficult and examples seen in the collecting of the Palace Museums in Beijing and Taipei show rare examples of exquisite techniques.

This bowl is interesting since the b...

All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Chinese : Porcelain : Pre 1910 item #1263008
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White Ware Censer with Heads of Elephants

Republic Period

Size: Diameter 13 cm Height 20.5 cm

This odd and interesting censer retains two different expressions. The top or the main body of the censer is done in the traditional style often seen with ceramic and bronze censers dating from the Yuan Dynasty and onwards. The feet, a modern expression is using the heads and trunk of the elephant, which is never seen in traditional Chinese censers. Often feets of lions or a full animal would us...