Large Chinese Song / Yuan Dynasty Moulded Dehua Qingbai Porcelain Box
This covered box was made during the 13th - 14th century, most likely at the Dehua kilns in Fujian province. Both upper and lower parts are decorated with moulded patterns. The centre of the cover is decorated with a floral pattern surrounded by a fluted pattern. The wall of the lower section is also "fluted". Both inner and outer surfaces are coated in a qingbai glaze that has just a hint of blue. The slightly concave bas...
Large Chinese Yuan Dynasty Blue & White Jar with Oxford TL Test
Rarely offered for sale, this large early "blue & white" jar was made during the Yuan Dynasty (AD 1279 - 1368). It has a wide body as well as a wide mouth. Around the shoulder, painted in underglaze cobalt blue, are three stylised Dogs of Fo and beribboned spiralling objects. Below this the body is decorated with scrolling floral and leaf patterns with a band of large lotus leaves toward the base. The colour of the underglaze bl...
Large Chinese Ming Dynasty Blue & White Porcelain Dish - Phoenix
This blue & white "Swatow" (or "Zhangzhou") porcelain dish was made during the Wanli Reign (1573 - 1620) of the Ming Dynasty. It is coated in a thick, finely-crackled glaze and decorated in underglaze blue. The pattern features a standing phoenix surrounded by foliage and blossoms which include the peony and bamboo, the phoenix symbolising peace and prosperity, the peony riches, love, affection and beauty and the bamboo longevi...
A finely carved rare jade cat from the Chinese dynasty of Song to Ming period. Large size of its kind. Vivid carving details. The back of this piece was treated to feel like archaic jade, which was the loved fashion by Chinese scholars of that time period. Size: 7.5 cm long, 3.3 cm tall. Very good antique condition for its age. Provenance: From Doyle New York.
Width: 29 cm (11.6 in)
Height: 12.2 cm (5 in)
Large Chinese famille rose porcelain bowl; features rural and river scenes; rings like a bell; 18th century; good condition
A magnificent Chinese Northern Song dynasty Yaozhou carved dish in perfect condition. Dia 18 cm. Condition: no chip, no restored. Shipping from Taipei, Taiwan via EMS at actual cost. Item selling at various platform, please ask before ordering.
A charming Chinese Song to Jin dynasty Cizhou black glaze bowl with russet splash. Dia. 17 cm ht. 7.5 cm. Condition: perfect glaze, no chip, no restore, sign of use. Shipping from Taipei, Taiwan via EMS at actual cost. Item selling at various platform, please ask before ordering.
Before styles such as Raku, Hagi, Karatsu, etc came into fashion for use in the tearoom in early Edo, it was commonplace in cultured society to use tea-ware imported from China. In fact, some pottery styles uniquely Japanese (such as Shino) are thought to have been born out of unsuccessful attempts to emulate these extremely high-quality and refined ceramics. The number of such pieces imported was so great that today it is not uncommon for Chinese collectors to visit Japan in search of authentic...
Height: 43 cm (17 in)
Width: 19 cm (7.7 in)
Fine quality large Chinese porcelain baluster vase; underglaze blue cloud effect with Ruyi borders at the rim and standing lappets above the base; gilded iron-red Foo Dogs surround the piece; some wear to the iron-red decoration; Guangxu Period mark; old Christies’ label; very good condition; email for more pictures
Large Chinese Qing dynasty celadon charger decorated in the interior with a carved scrolling peony motif. Late 19th century to circa 1900. 15 1/2” diameter x 2 5/8” high. Heavily potted and in very good overall condition. There are some original crazing and production flaws to the interior. From a North Scottsdale, Arizona collection. Please note that the stand is not included.
Tall Chinese Han Dynasty Amber Glazed Pottery Hu Jar
This large pottery jar (or "hu") of fine form was made during the Han Dynasty (206 BC - AD 220). It has been coated with a greenish-amber glaze that covers the whole of the outer surface and the inside of the mouth. The slightly concave flat base remains unglazed. There are many decorative ridges and bands that surround the jar and on opposing sides at the waist are two moulded taotie ring handles. To part of the glaze on the lower body an...
ENAMEL PORCELAIN PLAQUE TABLESCREEN
Chinese enamel porcelain plaque, mounted as tablescreen; the rectangular panel depicting houses and a waterfall tucked in amid a mountainous landscape, with inscription and seal mark; the frame and stand with archaistic bat and chilong motif scrolling; H: 26 1/4"
Antique Chinese late Qing Dynasty woman’s informal satin silk robe, finely embroidered in satin silk stitch with six roundels displaying vases with branches of various flowers and butterflies, amidst branches, peonies, magnolias, and goldfish, all picked out in bright shades of red, blue, pink, brown, and orange, reserved on a cream - white ground, and edged by black silk. The cuffs, embroidered in suite, are bordered with a band of brocade woven with five-clawed Principal Celestial Long Drag...
This extraordinary vase is a truly Japanese expression of a classical Chinese form. Fashioned after cylindrical Song Dynasty pieces that are thought to have been introduced in the 9th century from Syria, the handles are of Chinese origin and represent the mythical "Chiwen" (Shichihoko in Japanese). This deity, typically depicted with the body of a carp, the head of a tiger, and the scales of a dragon, is believed to be a bringer of rain and a protector against fire. The outer ring of the foot is...
A massive bronze (copper tin alloy) vase cast in Han dynasty Hu shape and with Han style Taotie mask handles. The archaistic style decoration is an amalgam of Shang and Zhou dynasty motifs. These consist of upper and lower bands depicting stylized dragons and a central band of large Taotie ("monster"} masks. All are reserved against a flattened Leiwen (cloud) daiper ground. Below the upper two horizontal bands are pendent 'Cicida Blades'.
An accompanying 1973 British Museum letter suggests a...
Large Chinese Warring States Impressed Pottery Jar (475 - 221 BC)
This large and attractive pottery jar was made during the Warring States period (475 - 221 BC). It is made from a relatively high-fired dense grey pottery. The whole of the surface of the upper body has been decorated by impressing cord into the soft clay and then incising horizontal bands as the jar was turned; a simple yet very effective method of decoration.
Height 30 cm, diameter 28 cm. Condition is very good. There a...
A spectacular stone Buddha (Guanyin) dating from the Chinese Tang dynasty (618-907).
Kindly inquire if you have some questions.
The statue will be shipped in a fitted wooden box.
Size: 48 (h) x 14.5 x 8 cm (with stand 59 (h) cm); 19.2 x 5.8 x 3.2 in
Please understand there might be some delay receiving clearance from the Japanese Agency for Cultural Affairs to ship the statue outside of Japan (standard procedure for important and expensive antiqu...
Pair Chinese Ming Dynasty Painted Pottery Tiles - Ox / Moon
This fine pair of pottery tiles was made during the Ming Dynasty (AD 1368 - 1644). They are made of a dense grey pottery and have been painted in black pigment. Each tile features, in high relief and in good detail, a long-horned ox, or cow, looking up at the moon, albeit in rather a strange pose, standing with its neck down but head turned upwards toward the sky. Mounted and lit well, these tiles make superb decorative items.