Three Friends Studio Ltd
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Chinese : Pottery : Pre 1900 item #1260656
Three Friends Studio Ltd
$2,200
Shiwan's double headed phoenix design is interpreted in this vase glazed in a thick unctuous blue jun glaze. This is a smaller version of Catalog #66 of the 1979 Shiwan Wares Exhibition at the Fung Ping Shan Museum, Hong Kong. Date: Qing Dynasty, 19 century. Dimensions: 30cm high, 16cm wide, 10cm deep. Good condition
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Chinese : Stoneware : Pre 1920 item #1215576 (stock #TFSYZ210)
Three Friends Studio Ltd
$850
Once upon a time, this huge blue glaze brazier/hibachi helped keep many Japanese warm and snug in their tatami mat rooms. The kilowatts of heat it delivered could not be measured but it could certainly hold a large quantity of charcoals. The hibachi has a low round shape with a flat rim that measures 4 inches. The flambe glaze on this pot is spectacular. It appears in streaks of turquoise and purple over the dark color glaze. The condition is excellent...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Chinese : Stoneware : Pre 1920 item #1215568 (stock #TFSYZ209)
Three Friends Studio Ltd
$650
The round blue mottled glaze brazier has an outstanding feature - the inside rim in in a flower ship or floriated rim. It gives it a very attractive look. The potter was not generous in dipping the glaze, and the surface developed a number of natural pittings. The pot is in good condition otherwise. The dimensions are 22 inches in diameter, 15 inches across the opening and 14 inches high. Condition: very good. Date: Circa 1920's.
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Chinese : Stoneware : Pre 1920 item #1215566 (stock #TFSYZ 208)
Three Friends Studio Ltd
$985
It is a known fact that this shop whose name is on the raised four character seal found on the bottom of the pot exported large glazed braziers to Japan. The large size has the capacity of holding more coals and could warm a room quickly. How it re-appeared in South China where it was purchased is a good mystery. Whatever journey it made, it is a very handsome brazier. The potter must have in mind an archaic bronze drum, and he used many of the elements on this brazier...
All Items : Antiques : Decorative Art : Ceramics : Pre 1900 item #1205828
Three Friends Studio Ltd
$1,250
Goldfish and the larger Koi have always been treasured by the Chinese. In the Chinese language, fish sounds the same as plentiful. There is a four character pun "nian nian yau yu" which means every year there is plenty remaining. Having goldfish around is very auspicious indeed. This large goldfish bowl is in two units. The bowl is supported by the stand. It was a fine piece of pottery made by potters in Shiwan, the pottery capital of China...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Pre 1900 item #1203339
Three Friends Studio Ltd
SOLD
The art of making objects using strips of bamboo has existed long before written history in China. Bamboo is just the most practical natural object around. Objects both utilitarian and decorative are made out of weaving bamboo strips together. When I discovered this object at a market in Southern China, I first thought of it as a hat - a huge sun shade, worn by farmers and peasants all over China. The handle under the conical side was a mystery and its heavy weight ended this speculation...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Southeast Asian : Sculpture : Pre 1492 item #1191483
Three Friends Studio Ltd
Price on Reuest
This figure is carved from one piece of sandstone it is 7" H. I purchased this headfrom a reputable dealer that I purchased most all my Khmer stoneware from. She dated the piece to be 11th to 12th Century. In April of 2002 I took a piece over to Pieter Myers at the Los Angeles County Museum of Art for a second opinion. Included with the head, the certificate picture attached , Dr...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Southeast Asian : Sculpture : Pre 1492 item #1187695
Three Friends Studio Ltd
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This figure is carved from one piece of sandstone it is 30.6 cm high, 16.9 cm wide and 7.8 cm deep. I purchased this Vishnu from a reputable dealer that I purchased most all my Khmer stoneware from. She dated the piece to be 11th to 12th Century. In the summer of 2002 I took a piece over to Pieter Myers at the Los Angeles County Museum of Art for a second opinion. While the Vishnu was with Dr...
All Items : Antiques : Decorative Art : Ceramics : Chinese Export : Pre 1920 item #1163502
Three Friends Studio Ltd
SOLD
This simple round shape teapot modeled after an archaic bronze bell is in itself a simple red pottery object made in the Yixing kilns in the early 20th century. But it is magnificent and significant a historical document in the form of a teapot. It is important for the following reasons:

1. The teapot is a dated document 1915, the fourth year after the birth of the Republic of China. 2...

All Items : Antiques : Decorative Art : Pre 1837 VR item #1163300
Three Friends Studio Ltd
$3500.00
It is a best kept secret that Three Friends Studio might possibly house one of the larger collection of Chinese carved panels - windows and doors in the country. The exportation of architectural artifacts was banned around 2005. All of these pieces were collected before that time. This set of four door panels came from Yunnan Province in Southwest China. The dating is mid 19 century or earlier.
All Items : Antiques : Decorative Art : Ceramics : Chinese Export : Pre 1900 item #1163297
Three Friends Studio Ltd
$250
Yixing Scholar Objects do not appear often and this is a gem. The circular ink box belonged to the period in Yixing history when the Yixing potters were competing against the painted porcelain teapots of Jingdezhen. This type of painting using famille rose enamels, plus dark blue painting on a lighter blue ground, and the interiors in a light turquoise glaze are good evidence of a early 19 century date. The painting on the top of the box is carefully done...
All Items : Antiques : Decorative Art : Ceramics : Chinese Export : Pre 1900 item #1152702
Three Friends Studio Ltd
Sold, with thanks to buyer.
The rectangular shape teapot was adopted from an 18 century wine pot made in Jingdezhen for the Emperor Qianlong. The reason why it was chosen was due to its flat surfaces which were perfect for inscriptions. Perhaps this was the intended purpose for this teapot, but due to the popularity demand for teapots to be sold in the Chinese pavilions at the World's Fairs, there was no time for inscriptions. It was fired and a painting of flowers were applied and it was shipped along with others to th...
All Items : Antiques : Furnishings : Furniture : Asian : Chinese : Pre 1900 item #1152691
Three Friends Studio Ltd
$550
A teapot in a painting scroll form, possibly made to brew a type of tea leaves. The shape is interesting, and the band signifies the ribbon that ties and tightens the painting is inscribed on the body of the teapot. Connoisseurs of paintings will know that is the correct knot. The concentric circles on flat top near the spout represent the folds of the painting when it is rolled up. It is well done, the rings are evenly spaced. The lid has a three dimensional baby dragon as a finial. (I hop...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Chinese : Porcelain : Pre 1900 item #1128189
Three Friends Studio Ltd
$375
Pair of miniature vases in double gourd shape, decorated in famille rose enamels. These vases were made in Jingdezhen, the porcelain center in China, and the fired blanks were sent to Canton to be decorated. Rose pink roses and lotus flowers, colorful birds, phoenixes, butterflies were the dominate art motifs. Not only does the double gourd shape is an interesting form, but it also symbolizes the emblem of riches. It is also the emblem of one of the Eight Immortals Li Tiegui.

The porc...

All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Chinese : Snuff Bottles : Pre 1900 item #1128182
Three Friends Studio Ltd
SOLD
Miniatures are art objects collected by the Chinese throughout the ages. In the Qing Dynasty, the Emperors, especially Kangxi, Yongzhen, and Qianlong were great connoisseurs of the art. Under their reigns, Chinese art in all media flourished. With the introduction of snuff to China, the art of the snuff bottle took on by storm. Many display boxes and display cabinetse made to show off the collection of snuff bottles as well as miniature forms of objects.

This miniature vase has two purpose...

All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Stoneware : Pre 1900 item #1117940
Three Friends Studio Ltd
$395
Water Dropper in Bird Form This water dropper is very “shibui” in the way it was made. It is a rather abstract presentation of a bird, flattened in form, and feels very comfortable to use. The thumb and middle finger grab the dropper on the “wings” and the index finger rests on the crested head. When droplets are required, the index finger moves to the back to control the air hole. The presentation is very unpretentious, nothing is forced. Just a few quick lines with the knife and i...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Porcelain : Pre 1900 item #1117932
Three Friends Studio Ltd
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Hirado Peonies Water Dropper The peonies are boldly presented in a raised design, and the leaves are highlighted in the blue glaze. The size is endearingly small and comfortable to use. The base shows orange, indicating the presence of iron in the clay. The fact that this has a nice feel and comfortable to use also means it was used with careless affection. There are restorations on the spout, and on the edges at the bottom. Dimensions: 2.75” long, 2.25” wide and 1: tall Date: Mid 19 ce...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Porcelain : Pre 1900 item #1117929
Three Friends Studio Ltd
SOLD
Hirado Two Piece Water Dropper – Little Boy hanging on to a Open Furoshiki This is the most whimsical water dropper or water coupe in the whole collection. The presentation of a little boy hanging to the wide open neck of the furoshiki and placed on a square footed stand is very well carved with great details. There are many nice details on this object, The little boy, kneeling against the furoshiki, has one hand on the edge and the other is supporting his chin. The sides are decorated w...