A Fine and Rare Vase from the workshop of Harding Black in San Antonio, Texas. Dated 1957 and measuring about 14 1/4" tall and weighing almost eight pounds. Great brutalist style and volcanic glaze.
Tall Chinese Han Dynasty Glazed Pottery Hu Jar
This attractive pottery jar (or hu) was made during the Han Dynasty (206 BC - AD 220). Its form is probably the most well-known of Han Dynasty pottery and every museum collection of Chinese ancient pottery will have an example. It is "heavily-potted" and made from a reddish pottery. The body and neck are decorated with bands of grooves that encircle the body. On opposing sides at the waist are moulded taotie mask ring handles. What makes this e...
Chinese Neolithic Siwa Culture Burnished Black Pottery Jar (c. 1350 BC)
This rare pottery vessel was made over 3,000 years ago by peoples of the Siwa Culture (c.1350 BC) from present day Gansu or Qinghai province. It is quite "heavily-potted" with high handles, a saddle-shaped mouth and a wide body, and is also relatively highly-fired. Pottery jars from the Siwa culture are rarer than those of the preceding Qijia and Majiayao cultures and most known examples are made from an orange or buff...
Tall Chinese Han Dynasty Painted Pottery Stick Figure (with woven silk impressions)
This tall and impressive pottery "stick" figure was made during the Western Han Dynasty (206 BC - AD 8), more specifically, the 2nd century BC. It is "heavily-potted" and made from a dense fine-grained pottery that has been "cold painted" with a base coat of white pigment on top of which have been painted red and pink pigments with the facial features picked-out in black. Note the top knot to the hair.
Chinese Tang Dynasty Sancai Glazed Pottery Lady with Oxford TL Test
This elegant pottery figure of a lady was made during the Tang Dynasty (AD 618 - 906). The lady wears flowing robes and stands alert with hands clasped together across her chest, her head looking very slightly to her left. It is made from a cream-coloured pottery that is relatively highly-fired. The body is coated in finely-crackled green and amber glazes while the head and face have been cold painted with black and white pi...
Chinese Han Dynasty Glazed Pottery Ding Tripod with Twin-Fish Cover
This pottery vessel was made during the Han Dynasty (206 BC - AD 220). It is thickly-potted and made from a buff-coloured pottery that is relatively highly-fired. The vessel stands on three sturdy legs and has a pair of square-cut handles opposite each other that are decorated with a moulded criss-cross pattern. The cover is attractively decorated with a moulded design featuring two fish surrounded by a wave pattern.
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.
A Chinese blue-glazed pottery cosmetic box, Tang dynasty. 120mmx60mm
A black-glazed ewer was finely mold with a chicken-head on the spout.
The glaze was in greasy-feel condition when time-enduring crackles were yielded.
LAST THREE PICTURES CAN BE OBSERVED IN DETAILS.
Date: Eastern Jin Dynasty, 4th century.
Provenance: Deqing Kiln, Yuezhou, Zhejiang Province.
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Great hallmarked art deco 14K Gold ring with two rows of small, faceted, sparkly diamonds: one row on each side lining a tall black onyx cone. Probably European. 18 diamonds in all. It is a size eight, but could be resized by a jeweler. Is stands over 3/8", or 11mm, tall above the finger. Marked "MG, 14K, 585, 4." Excellent vintage condition.
Conceived by 20th century master ceramicist Kawai Kanjiro—here an abstract depiction of flowers is used to adorn an exquisite “henko” shaped vase. The glaze used is known as “tetsu-yu” for its use of iron compounds to achieve this distinctive look. Though many pieces by Kanjiro remain today, this exact combination of style, shape, and glazing is uncommon, making this a must-have work for serious collectors.
Like so many greats throughout history, Kanjiro (1890 - 1966) was ...
Nice Mingei tea bowl signed. Simple but very elegant tea bowl showing a greenish glaze. It is hard to appreciate the elegance and feel of this bowl from images. Perfect for everyday use. Condition: Good. Width: 5" (12.5 cm). Height: 3.6" (9.2 cm) Weight: 430 gr
Extremely Rare Poupee (doll) from the Louis Vuitton Toy Shop. Made from a type of plastic (possibly celluloid) with delicate hand painted features, dressed in a detailed regional costume of Bretagne (Brittany). The costume appears to be of a style found in the area around Pont Aven. The face of the doll is of a mature woman not a child. The dolls wig appears to be of human hair and is in a pulled back style. The headdress is of stiffened lace, as is the wide collar of the dress. The dress itself...
An Art Deco Hawkes Crystal Cocktail (Martini) Pitcher made for Tiffany and with a Tiffany Marked Sterling Lip. Hawkes trefoil mark on base (hard to photograph, but within black marker circle). Dimensions; 9" to lip, 9.75" total, 4.5" diameter. Monogram "KCD" on top. From the 1920's and in excellent condition.
Late Ming Dynasty, 1500s
This deep bowl is stoutly potted, being rather heavy toward the base, with the wall thinning gradually to the slightly flaring rim. It rests on a tall, thick footring, with a deep base that is glazed down to the dense, white porcelain paste that is exposed with some kiln grit adhering. The design in underglaze cobalt blue is of chrysanthemums, grasses and three stylized bats. The interior has a broad unglazed ring around the bottom to allow it to be stacked during ...
Takeda dolls are modeled after the characters from 17th to 19th century Japanese theater. They are known for exaggerated postures and often with a vivid facial expression of the Kabuki actors or Jyoruri puppets on stage from the period.
This doll is holding up a "takafuda" bulletin board in one hand and a brush in the other. "takafuda" was an official bulletin board for Tokugawa government (1603-1868) to announce any regulations, or changes etc.
Little was known about Takeda do...
Japanese black lacquered on woven Bamboo Trunk, with red lacquered wooden frame on the bottom, Ca. 1920's, 14 1/2" high, 27 1/4" x 15 1/4" wide, two(2) black iron lock compartment on the side and large handles in front and back and corners are wrapped around with black iron. Wooden stretchers on the bottom to support for strength, blue rice paper lining inside the top and the bottom. Some black lacquer loses on the surface and corners are worn.
A very rare 17th century model of an actor, 14" in height. Over a blue underglaze, it is enameled in black, iron-red, green and blue, the red and white robe nicely decorated in a pattern of thistles
Provenance: Christie's Lot 341, March 1987
Condition: Minor wear and a few rough spots. Detailed photographs will be provided upon request to one seriously interested in the piece. detailed photograph will be A slight rough spot