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All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Chinese : Metalwork : Pre 1700 item #1292332
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$14,600.00
Offered here are nine Chinese bronze mirrors (items 1292323-1292331) of special provenance: all are from the Oliver J. Todd (1880-1974) collection of 1,000 bronze mirrors which Todd acquired in China in the early 20th century...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Chinese : Metalwork : Pre 1492 item #1292331
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This is one of nine Chinese bronze mirrors of good provenance offered together, all of which were collected by Oliver Julian Todd (1880-1974), a civil engineer working in the northern central interior provinces of China during the early 20th century. This mirror appears as No. 131 (p...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Chinese : Metalwork : Pre AD 1000 item #1292330
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This is one of nine Chinese bronze mirrors of good provenance offered together, all of which were collected by Oliver Julian Todd (1880-1974), a civil engineer working in the northern central interior provinces of China during the early 20th century. This mirror was catalogued as No. 158 (p...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Chinese : Metalwork : Pre 1492 item #1292329
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鏡晴換包店孫接橫 This is one of nine Chinese bronze mirrors of good provenance offered together, all of which were collected by Oliver Julian Todd (1880-1974), a civil engineer working in the northern central interior provinces of China during the early 20th century. This mirror was catalogued as No. 280, p...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Chinese : Metalwork : Pre 1492 item #1292328
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This is one of nine Chinese bronze mirrors of good provenance offered together, all of which were collected by Oliver Julian Todd (1880-1974), a civil engineer working in the northern central interior provinces of China during the early 20th century. This mirror was catalogued as No. 370, p...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Chinese : Metalwork : Pre 1700 item #1292327
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自造公惠薛州湖 This is one of nine Chinese bronze mirrors of good provenance offered together, all of which were collected by Oliver Julian Todd (1880-1974), a civil engineer working in the northern central interior provinces of China during the early 20th century. This mirror was catalogued as No. 373, p...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Chinese : Metalwork : Pre 1700 item #1292326
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造泉次薛州湖 This is one of nine Chinese bronze mirrors of good provenance offered together, all of which were collected by Oliver Julian Todd (1880-1974), a civil engineer working in the northern central interior provinces of China during the early 20th century. This mirror was catalogued as No. 374 (p...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Chinese : Metalwork : Pre 1700 item #1292325
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This is one of nine Chinese bronze mirrors of good provenance offered together, all of which were collected by Oliver Julian Todd (1880-1974), a civil engineer working in the northern central interior provinces of China during the early 20th century. This mirror was catalogued as No. 377, p...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Chinese : Metalwork : Pre 1700 item #1292324
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This is an extremely rare form, five-petaled or lobed Huzhou mirror with a zitan handle, signed 公惠薛州湖 Xue Hui Gong (“Hsueh-Hui Gong”) with unusual gold lacquer decoration of lions cold painted directly onto the metal. This is one of nine Chinese bronze mirrors of special provenance, all of which were collected by Oliver Julian Todd (1880-1974), a civil engineer working in the northern central interior provinces of China during the early 20th century...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Chinese : Metalwork : Pre AD 1000 item #1292323
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Tang dynasty or earlier. This is one of nine Chinese bronze mirrors of good provenance offered together, all of which were collected by Oliver Julian Todd (1880-1974), an important civil engineer working in the northern central interior provinces of China during the early 20th century. A miniature 'white' bronze mirror with cast handle, having a steeply concave reflective side and bearing syncretic inscriptions on the reverse...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Chinese : Stoneware : Pre 1900 item #1281379
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$60.00
The area of Shiwan (Shekwan)石灣, now a district of the city of Foshan, just southwest of Guangzhou in southern China, has produced spirited ceramic wares since the Song dynasty. Shiwan wares are often figural, such as this small water coupe—used for wetting and shaping ones brush during painting or calligraphy—in the form of a monkey grasping a water jar. Shiwan wares are often modeled rather than molded figures, a characteristic which adds to their spontaneity and charm...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Chinese : Porcelain : Pre 1800 item #1276834
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$3,200.00
A fine and rare hexagon-shaped, Ching dynasty, Kangxi 康熙 porcelain teapot decorated in blue and white with a metal handle and bearing the four-character 若深珍臟 (Ruo Shen zhen cang) inscription to the underside. The underglaze blue decoration is finely detailed, depicting five cranes: four perched on a pine bough encircling five of the teapot’s six facets and the shoulder with one crane taking flight...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Chinese : Porcelain : Pre 1492 item #1276825
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$580.00
永樂宣德 Early 15th century, Yongle-Xuande period (1403-1435) Ming dynasty porcelain bowl with outwardly flaring rim and underglaze-blue decoration on a soft, pearly colored “white” ground...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Chinese : Porcelain : Pre 1837 VR item #1276822
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$280.00
A thinly potted porcelain bowl on a raised foot with an unusual underglaze blue and white outlined floral and scrolling decoration enclosing five small infinite knot medallions to the exterior...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Stoneware : Pre 1837 VR item #1265359
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$380.00
Two very unusual Oribe ware bowls, Edo period (1603-1868), early 19th century. The center of each bowl is decorated with a bold and lively coiled design likely impressed with a finger tip into the wet clay before firing. Both the interior and exterior of these steeply walled bowls are decorated with three white chrysanthemums with bright yellow centers executed in a lively naturalistic style rather than a formalized chrysanthemum pattern. The flowers are glaze-painted over a characteristic...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Wood : Pre 1920 item #1264918
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$400.00
Lacquered wood box with woven bamboo panel and metal floral-shaped fittings. 19th or early 20th century. This very small Japanese box, executed in a traditional Chinese style, with its Kanji or Chinese inscription, is a fine example of understated design and restrained decoration, and the woven bamboo (ajiro) decoration on its lid is superb. The light weight wooden box has a smooth black lacquered underside and interior with a persimmon-colored lacquer on the exterior which shows a very plea...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Middle Eastern : Metalwork : Pre 1700 item #1258418
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$5,200.00
Although easily mistaken for a vase, this vessel is a type of ewer called a “surai” in the Islamic world. A masterpiece of north Indian, Mughal (1526-1858) metal ware, this silvered brass surai is from the Rajasthan area, circa 1700. Surai are traditionally water pouring vessels used for hand and foot washing before Muslim prayers or when greeting an honored guest in one’s home. However, certain Mughal surai were used for serving wine. This surai is beautifully proportioned and the cas...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Chinese : Pottery : Pre 1492 item #1245907
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$280.00
Fukien Province, Guangzhou kiln complex (Yuan dynasty), 13/14th C. A small jar with gently sloping sides having attached loop handles at the shoulder below a short neck and a well defined, outwardly turned and flattened lip. The exterior of the jar has a very dark brown-black glaze falling naturally short of the foot, the unglazed area of the rim and the underside reveal a gray colored body which has fired to bright orange in unglazed areas. A pleasing and subtle downwardly slanting combed de...