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All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Woodblock Prints : Pre 1900 item #1213787 (stock #b6507)
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£85.00

Rare Japanese Woodblock Memorial Print. Unsigned. 1852 Edo.

13 1/2 x 9 3/8 ins. (34.3 x 23.8 cms) This unusual shini-e (memorial print) records the death of the great actor Nakamura Utaemon (1796-1852) giving the date of his death as 17th. February 1852 (Kaiei 5). On the website ukiyo-e.org there are 5 examples of the design, all in Japanese museums. Unfortunately there are no explanations of the design, e.g. Utaemon is on the right but who is on the left etc...

All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Chinese : Pottery : Pre AD 1000 item #1130438 (stock #M9037)
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£500.00
Chinese Tang Dynasty Painted Pottery Horse & Rider

This attractive pottery model of a horse and rider was made during the Tang Dynasty (AD 618 - 906). It is made from a buff-coloured pottery that has been "cold painted" in a base coat of white pigment on top of which have been applied various coloured pigments. The rider is a musician, a drummer, and is in the act of beating his drum...

All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Stoneware : Pre 1900 item #1225880 (stock #b6602)
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£220.00

A Japanese Bizen-yaki Stoneware Vase. Late Edo Period

Ht.5 1/4 ins. (13.4 cms) This attractive Bizen vase based on a bamboo design is of an ideal size for use in the Cha no Yu tea ceremony. The potter's impressed seal is unidentified. The condition is flawless, no damage and no repairs. It dates from the Late Edo Period in the first half of the 19th...

All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Paintings : Pre 1800 item #1193271 (stock #b6277)
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£195.00

Group Of 4 Japanese Paintings of Foreigners. Edo Period.

11 x 7 1/2 ins. (28 x 19 cms) This unusual group of pictures of foreigners are painted in gouache with details of gold leaf here and there, e.g. buttons, earrings etc. Three of the group have identifying script; the man with a pointing finger together with a woman, is said to be Russian; the man with the red sash with a woman, Italian; the seated man with woman and child reads Tokyojin (man of Tokyo) but seem to illustrate Chinese...

All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Chinese : Pottery : Pre AD 1000 item #1062714 (stock #M8108)
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£1,750.00
Rare Large Chinese Han Dynasty Pottery Amphora (206 BC- AD 220)

A superbly conceived design; jars of this general type have been found in excavations dating as far back as the Spring and Autumn Period (770-475 BC)...

All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Chinese : Pottery : Pre AD 1000 item #1009314 (stock #M7715)
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£600.00
Large Chinese Neolithic Pottery Jar - Caiyuan (c. 2600 - 2200 BC)

This attractively-shaped pottery jar was made over 4,000 years ago by peoples of the Caiyuan Culture (c. 2600 - 2200 BC) and has been excavated from the Ningxia Autonomous Region in the north of China. It has a wide body and a wide flared mouth. The upper surface has been burnished and is smooth to the touch. The lower surface is covered with what appears to repeated light cord impressions.

Height 34 cm (13.25 inches)...

All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Chinese : Pottery : Pre 1700 item #1191119 (stock #M9607)
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£220.00
Large Rare Chinese Ming Dynasty Painted Pottery Tile - Bird & Cloud

This rare and unusual pottery tile was made during the Ming Dynasty (1368 - 1644). It is made from a dense grey pottery and features a bird and swirling cloud in high relief. The surface of the tile has been painted in a black pigment, then the bird and tile painted in a white pigment with traces of red and blue pigments in places. This tile would originally have been one of a series of similar tiles...

All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Chinese : Pottery : Pre AD 1000 item #1122737 (stock #M8849)
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£900.00
Large Chinese Northern Wei Dynasty Earth Spirit with Human Face (AD 386 - 534)

This large pottery sculpture of a mythical creature, an earth spirit, was made during the Northern Wei Dynasty (AD 386 - 534). The purpose of an earth spirit is to ward of ghosts and evil spirits. This is a particularly interesting example as it has a human face, and we think it may possibly be a portrait of someone...

All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Woodblock Prints : Pre 1910 item #1088634 (stock #b5752)
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£65.00
A Japanese Woodblock Print by Nakazawa Hiromitsu. Taisho Period 1912-26 12 7/8 x 9 3/4 ins. (32.7 x 24.7 cms) This design is part of a deluxe series of 50 prints published by Bunendo in 1922 and entitled Nihon Taikan (Great Views of Japan) All the blocks and unsold prints were destroyed in the Great Kanto Earthquake of 1923. This design is the famous scene of Amanohashidate in Kyoto Province. This scene is a sandbar in Miyazu Bay which is traditionally viewed upside down through one's legs!  ...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Chinese : Pottery : Pre AD 1000 item #874843 (stock #M6619)
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£495.00
Rare Large Chinese Han Dynasty Glazed Granary Jar

This large and impressive pottery vessel was made some 2,000 years ago during the Han Dynasty (206 BC - AD 220). This vessel is a granary and its top part represents a two-tiered tiled roof. It is made from a red pottery and coated in an amber glaze that is quite thin in places. The wide body, decorated with several deeply incised bands, swells out slightly and then tapers in towards its base (most known Han Dynasty pottery granary jars have s...

All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Chinese : Pottery : Pre AD 1000 item #834446 (stock #M6194)
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£495.00
Tall Chinese Tang Dynasty Painted Pottery Warrior with Shield

This tall and rare pottery model of a warrior was made during the Tang Dynasty (AD 618 - 906) or possibly a little earlier. He stands alert with one hand resting on a long shield, in the centre of which is a lion's (?) head. It has been�"cold painted" in white, yellow, red and black pigments.�

Height 42 cm (16.5 inches). Looking inside the body does suggest some degree of restoration or repair; a very nice larger siz...

All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Chinese : Pottery : Pre AD 1000 item #1008677 (stock #M7686)
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£300.00
Fine Chinese Early Tang Dynasty Pottery Lady

This fine and very rare pottery lady was made during the early part of the Tang Dynasty (AD 618 - 906). It is made from a fine-grained grey pottery and is particularly well detailed. Faint traces of the original "cold painted" surface pigment remains. 

Height 25.5 cm. Fine condition with no obvious sign of restoration or repair as is confirmed when looking inside the hollow body.

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All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Chinese : Pottery : Pre 1492 item #1020261 (stock #M7788)
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£650.00
Rare Large Chinese Song / Yuan Dynasty Buddhist Lotus Jar

This very rare and impressive pottery jar was made between the 10th and 13th centuries, during the Five Dynasties period (AD 906 - 960), Song Dynasty (AD 960 - 1279) or possibly the Yuan Dynasty (AD 1279 - 1368) and has been excavated from a Buddhist site in Yunnan province.�

The jars stands on an integral foot and has been decorated with elaborate lotus leaf patterns, as has the cover.

Height 36 cm (14 inches). Some surfac...

All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Chinese : Pottery : Pre AD 1000 item #1248239 (stock #M0246)
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Sold
Large Chinese Han Dynasty Burnished Pottery Cocoon Jar

This superbly-shaped pottery jar was made some 2,000 years ago during the Early Western Han Dynasty (206 BC - AD 8) or possibly the earlier Qin Dynasty (221 - 206 BC). The shape, named after its similarity to the silkworm cocoon, evolved during the late Warring States period (475 - 221 BC) and then generally died out by the middle of the Western Han. This example has eleven bands of incised lines that surround the body vertically as well...

All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Paintings : Pre 1700 item #1032570 (stock #b5530)
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£250.00
A Fine & Rare Japanese Erotic Painting Edo Period 17/18th. Century 13 x 11 1/2 ins. (33 x 29.2 cms) This superb painting on paper was originally part of a makimono or horizontal hand scroll. Unfortunately makimono are very vulnerable to damage, especially on the outer sections. Also, unless the scrolls are regularly unrolled the paper becomes stiff and intractable and liable to split. Hence many paintings, drawing and prints are more likely to survive in good condition if they are removed fro...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Woodblock Prints : Pre 1800 item #1249590 (stock #b6772)
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£150.00
A Rare Japanese Woodblock Printed Book by Sukenobu. Pub. 1747. Edo Period.   8 3/4 x 6 1/4 ins. (22.3 x 15.9 cms) This volume is the first of a set of 3 published in Enkyo 4 (1747) by Kikuya Kihei of Kyoto, entitled Ehon Fude-tsu-bana (The Field Horsetail). The preface, according to the Catalogue of the Ryerson Collection in the Art Institute of Chicago, explains the title so "the title was given with the implication of the absence of floral ornament in poetical expressions, like the simple h...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Chinese : Pottery : Pre 1492 item #1019391 (stock #M7771)
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£275.00
Chinese Song / Yuan Dynasty Buddhist Lotus Jar

This rare and interesting pottery jar was made between the 10th and 13th centuries, during the Five Dynasties period (AD 906 - 960), Song Dynasty (AD 960 - 1279) or possibly the Yuan Dynasty (AD 1279 - 1368) and has been excavated from a Buddhist site in Yunnan province.�

It is quite "heavily-potted" and relatively highly-fired. The jar and cover have been formed with a lotus leaf design. In places are remains of white and red pigment, ...

All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Chinese : Wood : Pre 1800 item #672363 (stock #b1199)
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£120.00
A Chinese Carved, Painted & Gilded Bamboo Figure. 17/18th. Century. Ht. on stand 5 1/2 ins. (14 cms) This is one of a very interesting series of similar figures we have listed. They are carved from the root of the bamboo, the only solid part that can be carved. The root would be inverted and the integral stand on the figures would be the top of the root from which root growths would radiate outwards. It is unusual to see Chinese bamboo carvings painted and gilded. They would have been quite a d...