All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Chinese : Porcelain : Pre 1700 item #1098520 (stock #DRE)
A MING SWATOW (ca. 1625) Chinese Blue & White Porcelain Plate with thick, shiny glaze, depicting a Phoenix in the center medallion surrounded by a border featuring auspicious symbols. The back side of the plate also has some decor. There are a few firing imperfections on the front and back side (unglazed well/spots) as shown in the photograph and some kiln sand/grit deposit on the back base of the plate, which is common in Ming ware and a sign of authenticity...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Chinese : Porcelain : Pre 1700 item #1098519 (stock #RCE)
Unusual KANGXI (1662-1722) hand painted blue and white porcelain plate depicting 4 geese (2 in a pond, 2 flying) with plants and insects. The border has 6 flower medallions and a coin pattern. The back side of the plate also has some decor as well as a double Kangxi circle and a mirror symbol inside. Condition: good overall, some inconsequential rim chips/fritting and hairline on the back side. Size: 8 3/4" (21.5 cm.) diameter.
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Paintings : Pre 1700 item #1098513 (stock #TREK-3)
Very finely painted nature scene on silk, KANO School style, Japan, 17th Century. The motif depicts a mountainous landscape with trees and is dramatically rendered with a flying hawk, it's hunting instinct drawn to an escaping flying bird of prey. The soft pastel polychrome tones and ink illustrate cascading hills of the mountains and trees suggesting serene peace, whereas the hawk and it's alertness indicates power, survival and instinct...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Paintings : Pre 1700 item #1098511 (stock #TREK-2)
Very finely hand painted flowering Sakura tree on silk, KANO School style, Japan, 17th Century. The motif depicts a large Sakura tree with lovely white blossoms, pink buds and leaves. In contrast the dark tree trunk suggests vigor, longevity and wisdom. Like so often seen in KANO School paintings, the motif is reminiscent of a dream and rendered in soft pastel tones and ink. This album silk painting is mounted on heavy gold paper and in very good condition with minor silk loss in two spots...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Paintings : Pre 1700 item #1098510 (stock #TREK)
Very finely painted Cranes on Silk, KANO School style, Japan, 17th Century. The motif depicts 4 white, blue, black and red feathered cranes in a marshy bank amongst bamboo, and is exquisitely rendered with discreet and delicate polychrome pastel tones and ink, reminiscent of a serene and tranquil dream landscape. This album silk painting is mounted on heavy gold paper and in very condition considering it's age. Size: H. 25 cm. x W. 21 cm.
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Chinese : Porcelain : Pre 1800 item #1098509 (stock #UQK)
Very Fine KANGXI Blue and White Chinese Porcelain Plate of classical beauty with blue under glaze depicting a rare and exquisitely rendered hexagonal 6-pointed star shaped center medallion, surrounded by detailed flower reserves and diaper panels of Ruyi shape. The back of the plate also has some painted decor. Period: ca. 1700. Condition: good with very minor and inconsequential rim chips/frits. Size: 10" (26 cm.) diameter.
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Chinese : Enamel : Pre 1920 item #1098173 (stock #TDKK-CEK)
A rare and very attractive Chinese seated Cloisonne Elephant which can be secretly used as a jar (perfect safe/hiding place for valuables!!!) Late 19th Century, very striking and unusual colors. Excellent workmanship. Condition: good, some very minor/inconsequential dings...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Chinese : Porcelain : Pre 1700 item #1098159 (stock #TUKK)
A superior example of a Ming Dynasty blue and white Swatow porcelain plate which dates from the Wanli Reign (1573 - 1619). It has a thick crackled glaze and the center medallion is hand painted with a rare crossed double phoenix motif (male and female) and nicely surrounded by foliage, a large peony and other flowers. This stunning ensemble is surrounded by 5 very attractive border panels. As this is a shipwreck dish there is no question as to it's authenticity...
A very nice and rare KANGXI Blue and White Porcelain Bird Feeder or Drinking Well. Finely hand painted with a charming landscape depicting houses, trees and mountains. Very good condition, no cracks, chips, hairlines or restorations. Little grit kiln deposit on the back side. Size: H. 6 cm. x W. 7 cm. x D. 6 cm.
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Americas : Pre Columbian : Sculpture : Pre AD 1000 item #1097994
A well preserved CHOLULA Mexican Figural Terracotta Head of a God/Deity mounted. AD. 600-900, Mexico. Good condition. Size" H. 6 cm. x W. 5 cm. We also have a striking Cholula Terracotta head of Jaguar on this website, item # 1097992
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Americas : Pre Columbian : Sculpture : Pre AD 1000 item #1097992
Rare and beautiful Cholula Mexican archaeological mounted head of Jaguar (Puma or Panther?), hollow terracotta with traces of orange pigment. Very good condition, no cracks nor restorations. Size: D. 5 cm. x H. 4 cm. x W. 5 cm. Cholula is the name of an archaeological site in Puebla-Tlaxcala Valley, Mexico. Cholula reached it's height during the Late Classic Period AD...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Chinese : Porcelain : Pre 1800 item #1097974 (stock #ARE)
A perfectly matching pair of Chinese QIANLONG blue & white hand painted tea bowls with scalloped edges. The exterior depicts chrysanthemum and prunus flowers, whereas the inside of the bowl has a single flower in the well and a fine diaper border around the rim. Condition: both have rim frits, one bowl has a nick on the rim while the other has a minor firing crack between the chrysanthemum and the prunus blossoms. Size: 3" (7.5 cm.) diameter x H. 1 3/4" (4.2 cm.)...