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All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Chinese : Pottery : Pre AD 1000 item #1211217 (stock #M9825)
Brian Page Antiques
GBP 450.00
Chinese Western Han Dynasty Painted Pottery Ding (206 BC - AD 8)

This pottery tripod (ding) complete with its original cover was made during the Western Han Dynasty (206 BC - AD 8). It is made from a pale buff-coloured pottery that has been cold painted in a base coat of black pigment with swirling patterns on top in white pigment. The body stands on three legs, the tops of which have a thumb-sized indentation. On opposing sides of the body are two quite large square-cut handles...

All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Chinese : Pottery : Pre AD 1000 item #1190185 (stock #M8611)
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GBP 1,500.00
Fine Tall Chinese Western Han Dynasty Painted Pottery Soldier (206 BC - AD 8) 

This impressive pottery model of a warrior was made over 2,000 years ago during the Western Han Dynasty (206 BC - AD 8). It is made from a dense grey pottery and relatively highly-fired, having a distinct ring when tapped. It has been "cold painted" in white, red and black pigments, good traces of which still remain...

All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Chinese : Pottery : Pre AD 1000 item #1238685 (stock #M0131)
Brian Page Antiques
GBP 2,500.00
Fine Tall Chinese Tang Dynasty Painted Pottery Zodiac Figure - Dragon

This fine and very rare pottery figure is one of an outstanding set of zodiac figures. It was made during the Tang Dynasty (AD 618 - 906). It takes a human form, other than the head which is of the zodiac animal represented, in this case the dragon. The figure stands upright with hands clasped together against its chest under a flowing robe...

All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Chinese : Pottery : Pre AD 1000 item #1084848 (stock #M8391)
Brian Page Antiques
GBP 220.00
Chinese Early Tang Dynasty Painted Pottery Figure (AD 618 - 906)

This rare and interesting pottery figure was made during the early part of the Tang Dynasty (AD 618 - 906). It is made from a grey pottery and is solid (as opposed to being hollow as are the majority of Tang figures), having been made in two halves that have been luted together, that has been "cold painted" in various coloured pigments...

All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Southeast Asian : Ceramics : Pre 1492 item #1197203 (stock #M8252)
Brian Page Antiques
GBP 185.00
Fine Vietnamese 15th Century Blue & White Porcelain Dish

This attractive and sizeable dish was made during the mid 15th century, probably around the 1430's - 1440's. It is quite "heavily-potted" and has been decorated in underglaze blue in a variety of floral and lotus leaf patterns with a crackled glaze. The rim is unglazed and the base has been coated in a brown wash, typical of Vietnamese ware of this period. 

A good size with a diameter of 23 cm (9 inches)...

All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Chinese : Pottery : Pre AD 1000 item #1122920 (stock #M8866)
Brian Page Antiques
GBP 350.00
Chinese Tang Dynasty Painted Pottery Lady (AD 618 - 906)

This rare and interesting pottery figure of a lady was made during the early part of the Tang Dynasty (AD 618 - 906). It is made from a fairly high-fired grey pottery that has been "cold painted" in a base coat of creamy-white pigment, on top of which have been painted green, orange, red and black pigments. Much of the original pigments still remain. Note the detail of the lady's clothing and hairstyle...

All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Woodblock Prints : Pre 1900 item #1227737 (stock #b6608)
Brian Page Antiques
GBP 65.00
Japanese Woodblock Print by Hiroshige of the Chushingara (47 Ronin) 1836 Edo Period 14 1/2 x 9 1/2 ins. (36.8 x 24.2 cms) The story of the 47 Ronin was a perrenial favourite with the Japanese public, then as now. This design shows Act 1 of the play Chushingara, based on the story, and shows Lady Kaoyo Mounting the Steps at Hachiman Shrine for the Identification of Her Dead Master’s Helmet. Hiroshige designed several series on this theme and is this probably the best...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Woodblock Prints : Pre 1900 item #875698 (stock #b4089)
Brian Page Antiques
GBP 175.00
A Japanese Woodblock Triptych Print by Toyokuni 2nd. 1777-1835. Edo Period Ca. 1830 Assembled size 28 1/2 x 14 1/4 ins. (72.3 x 36.3 cms) This striking triptych was published by Kawaguchi-ya Chozo ca. 1830. The design shows three prominent Kabuki actors of the day standing on the foreshore with a setting sun, some boats and Mount Fuji in the background. The condition is good. There are a few neatly repaired minor worm holes etc. and some thinning of the paper on the right hand sheet...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Chinese : Pottery : Pre AD 1000 item #1213777 (stock #M6634)
Brian Page Antiques
GBP 850.00
Fine & Rare Large Chinese Han Dynasty Granary with Cover

This rare pottery model of a granary was made some 2,000 years ago during the Han Dynasty (206 BC - AD 220). It is coated in a very attractive amber glaze that varies slightly in colour around the vessel...

All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Chinese : Pottery : Pre 1492 item #1002817 (stock #M7640)
Brian Page Antiques
GBP 220.00
Chinese Song / Yuan Dynasty Pottery Buddhist Zodiac Jar�

This interesting pottery jar was made during the Song Dynasty (AD 960 - 1279), or possibly the Yuan Dynasty (AD 1279 - 1368) and has been been excavated from a Buddhist site in Yunnan province.

This jar is quite "heavily-potted" for its type. The wall of the jar has been decorated with six lotus leaf panels within which are moulded and applied human figures and zodiac animals. The cover has been decorated with an incised five-po...

All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Chinese : Pottery : Pre AD 1000 item #1131266 (stock #M9069)
Brian Page Antiques
GBP 300.00
Chinese Tang Dynasty Painted Pottery Saddled Horse (AD 618 - 906)

This pottery model of a saddled horse was made during the Tang Dynasty (AD 618 - 906). It is of a good size, but fairly "crudely" made, although there is good detail to the head. The body has been made in a two-piece mould and the legs carved. It stands on a thick open-cut base. There is a groove down the neck and a hole in the rear end where originally, we assume ,would have been placed proper horse hair, now, of course, long s...

All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Woodblock Prints : Pre 1900 item #1160667 (stock #b6063)
Brian Page Antiques
GBP 150.00
Rare & Large Japanese Woodblock Advertising Print of Kabuki Actor. Meiji Period 27 1/4 x 9 7/8 ins. (69.3 x 25.2 cms) Although this print is kakemono-e (vertical diptych) size it is printed on one sheet of paper, which is unusual as the blocks would have to be correspondingly large and thus expensive. The design is a reminder that Ukiyoe was an intensely commercial enterprise and famous actors would often feature in advertising prints and poster, just as modern actors appear in TV commercials...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Chinese : Pottery : Pre AD 1000 item #1121047 (stock #M8799)
Brian Page Antiques
GBP 200.00
Small Chinese Neolithic Pottery Ewer - Machang (c. 2300 - 2000 BC)

This pottery ewer was made during the Machang phase (c. 2300 - 2000 BC) of the Majiayao culture. Several examples of this general form are known, although this is an unusually small example. It is made from a relatively high-fired buff-coloured pottery that has been painted in a bold, yet simple, geometric pattern in a fired-on mineral-based pigment.

Height 12.5 cm (5 inches). This 4,000 year old pottery ewer is in good c...

All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Chinese : Pottery : Pre AD 1000 item #1236114 (stock #M8071)
Brian Page Antiques
GBP 2,500.00
Set of Four Chinese Han Dynasty Pottery Food Containers with Oxford TL Test (comprising two dings and two round boxes) 206 BC - AD 220

These fine lidded pottery vessels were made during the Han Dynasty (206 BC - AD 220 and have all come from the same excavation. They are made from a fine-grained grey pottery and quite highly-fired, all having a distinct ring when tapped. Two of the vessels are of the "ding" type with sturdy handles and three feet, the other two are round boxes of a simple ye...

All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Chinese : Pre 1492 item #1190461 (stock #M9550)
Brian Page Antiques
GBP 350.00
Chinese Song / Yuan Dynasty Buddhist Inscribed Stone Prayer Tablet

This stone panel, described by some as a "prayer tablet", was excavated from a Buddhist site in Yunnan province in the South-West of China and dates to the Song Dynasty (AD 960 - 1279), Yuan Dynasty (AD 1279 - 1368) or possibly the early Ming Dynasty. It is one of several that we bought a few years ago but have not previously offered for sale.

It is carved with a central standing figure and Sanskrit-type characters, some larg...

All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Chinese : Pre 1492 item #1108945 (stock #M8602)
Brian Page Antiques
GBP 1,500.00
Fine Chinese Song / Yuan Dynasty Buddhist Stone Prayer Tablet

This exceptional stone panel, described by some as a "prayer tablet", was excavated from a Buddhist site in Yunnan province in the South-West of China and dates to the Song Dynasty (AD 960 - 1279), Yuan Dynasty (AD 1279 - 1368) or possibly the early Ming Dynasty. It is one of several that we bought a few years ago but have not previously offered for sale; this is a particularly large and fine example and looks superb when displaye...

All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Chinese : Pottery : Pre AD 1000 item #1129875 (stock #M9023)
Brian Page Antiques
GBP 850.00
Tall Chinese Han Dynasty Yangling Stick Figure

This tall and impressive pottery "Yangling" figure was made during the Han Dynasty (206 BC - AD 220), more specifically, the 2nd century BC. It is "heavily-potted" and made from a dense fine-grained pottery that has been "cold painted" with a pink/brown flesh-coloured pigment on top of which the facial features have been picked-out in black and red pigments. These figures were made in separate sections, head, body, legs, most likely with diffe...

All Items : Traditional Collectibles : Geological : Fossils : Geological item #1199530 (stock #M9681)
Brian Page Antiques
GBP 330.00
Genuine Dinosaur Egg Fossil - Hadrosaur

This fossilised dinosaur egg is from the Hadrosaur species, dating to the late Cretaceous Period (c. 85 - 65 millions years ago). Fossilised hadrosaur eggs and remains have been found in China, Europe, South America and North America. This example was excavated from the north of China in the 1990's and is one of several we bought around fifteen years ago that have been in storage in the UK and not previously offered for sale.

The vast majority of...