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All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Chinese : Pre AD 1000 item #1347722 (stock #CH2.35)
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Bronze mirrors were thought to offer protection against evil spirits. The mythological patterns cast into them have very specific, ritualistic functions. This exquisite small example is typical of the very powerful mirrors that were produced in the second half of the Eastern Han. Its borders consist of a band of sawtooth pattern, and a hachured ring, encircling a dramatic creature - a clawed, one-horned tiger (Longhuwen) in a mystical form (hence the name Long hu, meaning dragon-tiger)...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Chinese : Pottery : Pre AD 1000 item #1347704 (stock #CH2.53)
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This is a grey, high-fired earthenware cocoon-shaped jar, cold-painted with swirling cloud patterns in red, white and light blue from the Western Han period, 206 BC- 9 AD. It has a short neck and everted rim. The marks of old plant growth can be found close to the bottom. It is very unusual to find one of these jars in such a fine state of preservation. This one is somewhat larger than the norm...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Chinese : Porcelain : Pre 1492 item #1347696 (stock #CH5.60)
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This is a superb and rare Yaozhou ware russet porcelain vase, brown glaze over a grey-white paste, Northern China, Song or Jin dynasty, 960-1234. Russet- or persimmon-glazed wares from Yaozhou were probably first made to imitate dingyao pieces, but the yaozhouyao glaze fires with a uniquely metallic lustre, as in this example. The paste on the footring and the unglazed base has fired to a rich creamy-colour, which is quite common with these brown-glazed wares...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Southeast Asian : Ceramics : Pre 1492 item #1347695 (stock #TH162)
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This is an extremely rare iron black underglaze-painted porcelaneous dish, with a design of black flowers under a crackled, lustrous glaze,Kalong, Lanna kingdom, Northern Thailand, C15-16. Most Thai collectors refer to the motif as crows or ravens, but I’m fairly sure that these are in fact a very rare orchid that grows in the mountains north of Chiang Mai and very near to Wiang Kalong - impatiens psittacina, the parrot flower (“dork geyow” in Thai)...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Southeast Asian : Ceramics : Pre 1800 item #1347384 (stock #TH102)
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$880.00
This fine and rare Bencharong porcelain cup was made in Jingdezhen, China and probably enamelled in Guangzhou following patterns provided by the royal court in Ayutthaya, Thailand, mid-18th century, early-mid Qianlong period. This exquisite cup has a floral design beneath the rim and below that four panels of two norasingh and two theppanom framed by scrolls of flame. These cups are the rarest of all Bencharong wares and appear to have been used exclusively in the royal court...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Chinese : Porcelain : Monochrome : Red : Pre 1900 item #1344013 (stock #CH7.103)
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This finely enamelled bowl features two pheasants resting on peony branches on a rich coral ground(Yanzhihong). A Kangxi Yuzhi Mark (A mark in underglaze blue within a double square) is at the base but most likely it is a 19th century to early republic piece. Dia: 15.3 cm, H: 7.7cm Condition: Excellent, no chips, no cracks or sign of repairs.
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Chinese : Porcelain : Blue and White : Pre 1700 item #1340627 (stock #CH6.117)
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$500.00
This is a possible Jiajing piece as it has a purple undertone and no black spots, which was common for Jailing porcelain (During the Jailing period, the formula that was used to produce blue and white porcelain was generally low in iron and manganese which produced an undertone of purple). Inside this lovely bow, it depicts a scholar wearing high hat on a deer which is called “Lu Gao Sheng”. “Lu Gao Sheng” are phonograms of “deer”, “High, tall” and “To raise”...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Chinese : Porcelain : Monochrome : Yellow : Pre 1900 item #1340626 (stock #CH7.107&108)
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$250.00
These two small rectangular dishes are covered in a warm egg yolk yellow glaze; they are freely incised with a view of a small boat beneath a cliff in a traditional version of iconic images illustrating Su Shih’s famous Song Dynasty prose poem, The Red Cliff (1082). They are quite rare and date from the late nineteenth century. Ex: Eldred’s. Size: L: 10.7cm W: 8 cm
Condition: Good. One plate has a small firing crack in the surface of the interior and a minor hairline at the bottom rim...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Chinese : Porcelain : Pre 1492 item #1340555 (stock #CH6.43)
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$120.00
Yuan dynasty is the time when Zaju (Variety show ) begins to take over people’s entertainment life. This adorable porcelain figure captures a Zaju character riding a horse with a typical Shusheng(Scholar, usually a young one) hat in Zaju (Later adopted by Peking Opera).This porcelain figure is well painted with variety of colour...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Chinese : Porcelain : Pre 1492 item #1340553 (stock #CH6.41&6.42)
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$200.00
These two lovely porcelain figures are from Yuan dynasty, one boy and one girl. The red one with green ruyi is a girl, her hair style is Zongjiao (a hair for children , twisted in a knot or tow) and the one holding green Ruyi is a boy who also wears Zongjiao but with an extra red dot on his forehead, which is a decoration for young boy. It is called Zhuangyuan (A principal graduate, or the one who has the higshegtt mark ) Zhi (mole), meaning a good will for the baby’s future...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Chinese : Snuff Bottles : Pre 1900 item #1340485 (stock #CH7.109)
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Snuff was introduced into China from the West in the seventeenth century and its popularity quickly engendered a new art form, the snuff bottle. This exquisite little ovoid bottle is very well made from layered opaque white/pink/white glass finely carved into an elaborate surface of lotus petals with a coiled lotus stem forming the base rim...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Chinese : Pottery : Pre AD 1000 item #1340482 (stock #CH4.59)
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$380.00
This large storage vessel has a fine amber glaze (Hong tao, red pottery) on the upper body. It was made during the Tang dynasty (618 AD - 906 AD), when ceramic firing technology (both low-fired and high-) was developing rapidly. It was made in a northern kiln for daily use, but even such functional objects have a strong aesthetic identity that is typical of Tang culture. Size: h: 27.5 cm, dia: 20.2 cm
Condition: Good...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Chinese : Pottery : Pre AD 1000 item #1340479 (stock #CH6.29)
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$300.00
This single handled jar is rare, forming a very early jug shape; it was made about 4000 years ago in what is today Gansu Province, China. With some impressed decoration around the neck, it is finely-potted and relatively high-fired to a reddish-orange colour. It has a smooth burnished surface and a loop handle from the waist to the wide flared mouth...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Chinese : Porcelain : Monochrome : Mirror Black : Pre 1900 item #1340477 (stock #CH7.92)
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$450.00
It was not until the Qing dynasty that the Jingdezhen potters finally mastered the production of this very difficult bright black enamel glaze. Unfortunately, these vases were frequently fired a third time overpainted with intricate gold enamel patterns, but the plain monochromes are much more achieved. The very elegant form of this vase with its long neck and compressed body derived ultimately from Han bronze models, and became especially popular in Qianlong times. This example has an underglaz...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Chinese : Pre AD 1000 item #1340473 (stock #CH2.41)
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$380.00
Ear cups were originally used only in ceremonies (Li Qi) back in the Zhou Dynasty. Later, the form became popular in Han dynasty and on into the Jin and Northern and Southern Dynasties, and it was used for wine drinking in daily life. The pair of lead glazed earcups that we also have listed were produced for burial purposes, but this example would have been used by the living. The oval body has an ear-shaped handle on both sides. It is coated with a crackled jade green celadon glaze that already...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Chinese : Porcelain : Blue and White : Pre 1700 item #1340472 (stock #CH6.118)
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$650.00
This small but fine underglaze blue and white porcelain dish is a fine example of Jiajing-Wanli period piece. Six shoutao (peaches, symbolizing long life) hang amid the foliage with a bird perched on one of the branches of the tree. As the market expanded for blue and white ware in the sixteenth century the mark “Fuguijiaqi” was widely used; it means “beautiful vessel for the rich and honourable.” (See gotheborg.com) Provenance: This dish comes from the mysterious Hilltop Burial sites i...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Chinese : Porcelain : Pre 1492 item #1340350 (stock #CH6.34)
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$280.00
This unusual little jar is from Henan Province, folk ware, 13th century. It has a smooth black glaze thinning to brown over the vertical ribs which have been constructed with underglaze slip. In Chinese, this shape of jar is called Gualing Guan, meaning a jar that has the ribs like melon.The rounded shoulders rising to a short cylindrical neck with double flattened rims. An unique feature of this jar is the stamped impression of a flower on the base. H: 10.2 cm, Dia: 12.4 cm Condition: Good....
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Chinese : Porcelain : Pre 1900 item #1337693 (stock #CH7.104)
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Peach-bloom glaze or apple-red (Jiangdouhong) Liuye ping was an original and major innovation of Jingdezhen ware in the Kangxi Period (1661-1722). The deep red glaze is beautifully applied all over the body, giving way to the white base layer of glaze only at the mouthrim. This small but exquisite vase shows the perfection of Liuye ping: A fine and slender boy sits on a narrow recessed base (white). It has a flared rim, medium-length neck, rounded shoulders and long tapered body that ends in a ...