All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Chinese : Metalwork : Pre 1700 item #1183915 (stock #1254)
A very rare pair of Ming Dynasty (1368 - 1644) bronze vases, mirror image, not identical. Rising from roots to a tree stump, prunus decoration, with a bird on a branch. Height 24.1cm (9.6 inches) Excellent condition.
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Chinese : Pottery : Pre AD 1000 item #1181649 (stock #1108)
A very rare museum quality Chinese Tang Dynasty Amphora with the handles in the form of dragons' necks and heads. Whilst these amphoras do come up at auction occasionally what makes this one unique is the beautiful brown glaze, the like of which I have not seen equalled. Henan Province likely Gonxian kiln. Height 28cm (11.3 inches) Oxford TL Test C105K4 dated 17 March 2005. Published on the front cover of Allen's Authentication of Ancient Chinese Ceramics.