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All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Chinese : Porcelain : Pre 1700 item #1280594
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$760.00
A very fine blue and white porcelain bowl dating from the Ming period (1368-1644). The light vessel is decorated with the repeated motif of a dragon chasing the flaming pearl of wisdom, painted in underglaze cobalt blue.

The bowl is in very good condition, except for a minute crack on the mouth rim (see picture 7) and a few innocent dents in the foot rim...

All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Chinese : Porcelain : Pre 1700 item #1280593
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$950.00
An attractive plate dating from the Chinese Ming dynasty (1368-1644). The thick body ware, decorated with overglaze red and green with motifs of birds and foliage, is a good example of potteries made in Zhangzhou (Swatow), China, towards the end of that era. Most of those wares were mass-produced to be exported to Southeast Asia and Japan.

As can be seen on the pictures, the enamel decoration has worn off in some spots...

All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Chinese : Porcelain : Pre 1800 item #1280592
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A beautiful ko-sometsuke blue and white porcelain bowl, with extensive flowery decorations, dating from the last part of the Ming dynasty (1368-1644).

Ko-sometsuke (old sometsuke) ware usually designates ancient Chinese underglaze cobalt blue porcelain...

All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Chinese : Pottery : Pre 1492 item #1273801
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$1,600.00
A splendid Tenmoku chawan (tea bowl) dating from the Chinese Song dynasty (960-1279).

Tenmoku (Tian-mu in Chinese) bowls were first brought to Japan by Zen monks on their return from studying in China. During the Kamakura period (1185-1333), Zen Buddhism became very influential, and tea drinking was popular with the nobility...

All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Chinese : Pottery : Pre 1492 item #1267215
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A very attractive bowl dating from the Chinese Song dynasty (960-1279).

Tenmoku (Tian-mu in Chinese) bowls were first brought to Japan by Zen monks on their return from studying in China. During the Kamakura period (1185-1333), Zen Buddhism became very influential, and tea drinking was popular with the nobility...

All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Chinese : Pottery : Pre 1492 item #1253726
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A splendid Ding type bowl dating from the Northern Song dynasty (960-1127), beautifully carved in lotus sprays.

The attractive vessel is veiled in a finely crackled white glaze with traces of bluish undertones, that form an imaginary bridge to the celadon wares of the same era.

As can be seen on pictures 7 and 8, a few innocent hairlines are visible inside the bowl, which does not leak. It will be shipped in a fitted wooden box...

All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Chinese : Scholar Art : Pre 1920 item #1238413
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A very interesting set of three soapstone seals dating from the Chinese Qing dynasty (1644-1912). Each seal is finely decorated with figures of Buddhist monks (maybe the same character on each stone). The first one seems to be losing his hat to the wind. The second one has caught it (or is letting it go away; having and not having at the same time), and the third one is sitting under a tree...

All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Chinese : Scholar Art : Pre 1920 item #1238410
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A remarkable set of three soapstone seals dating from the Chinese Qing dynasty (1644-1912). Each seal is decorated in relief and great details with figures of a man resting in a house and on a rock, with other rocks and blossoming trees; an invitation to idleness.

Please inquire if you have some questions.

The stones are in very good condition and unmarked...

All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Chinese : Porcelain : Pre 1920 item #1216249
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This beautiful set of one cup and one saucer dates from the end of the Qing dynasty (1644-1912). It is beautifully decorated, in exquisite details with underglaze cobalt blue on a very fine and light porcelain.

The decorations, which are repeated on the saucer, represent women with flowers and foliage.

Please let us know if you have some questions.

The cup is in excellent condition...