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All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Porcelain : Pre 1920 item #936839
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$595.00
From our Japanese Collection, a good kutani baluster-shaped jar and cover, Meiji Period (1868-1912), executed in traditional kutani palette of iron-red, green, yellow, and gilt highlights, depicting a continuous scene of figures gathered around the circumference of the piece. A small but charming example of genuine 19th century kutani.

Size and condition: 7 1/4 inches tall, 5 inches at the shoulder. Some very minor rubbing to the gilt commensurate with age, and an incidental hair line on ...

All Items : Antiques : Decorative Art : Enamel : Cloisonne : Pre 1900 item #936832
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$1,250.00
From our Japanese Collection, a very good, large, and older pair of Japanese cloisonne vases, late Edo to early Meiji Period, probably 1850-1875, executed with floral motifs including wisteria, peony, and chrysanthemum, along with small birds and butterflies, all set against a turquoise blue ground upon a lobed, melon-shaped form.

This is an attractive and quite sizable pair of early cloisonne that illustrates the evolution of this art form just prior to the Golden Age, when the Japanese ...

All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Sculpture : Pre 1920 item #936822
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From our Japanese Collection, a large and attractive pair of bamboo carvings, late Meiji - Taisho Period, depicting a continuous battle scene of fighting samurai, with some on horseback and some on foot, all well-carved and with a good patina. This pair makes a strong decorative statement. There are several age splits to the base of each piece, ranging from a half inch to an inch long, but none threaten the structural integrity. There is one larger split, however, to the top of one piece about 2...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Chinese : Porcelain : Pre 1910 item #936592
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From our Chinese Polychrome Collection, a very fine and large pair of Rose Medallion vases, mid-late 19th century, most likely late Daoguang to Tongzhi Period circa 1845-1874, certainly no later than Guangxu Period (1875-1908), executed in the typical palette of pinks, blues, greens, yellows, whites, and gilt, depicting four well-painted panels of figures alternating top to bottom with four other well-painted panels of birds, butterflies, and foliage, separated by a band of foliage with four car...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Chinese : Porcelain : Pre 1800 item #936591
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From our Chinese Monochrome Collection, a fine blanc de chine (dehua) porcelain figure of a seated dignitary, Kangxi Period (1662-1722), seated on a low plinth and crisply modeled with an elaborate dragon badge to chest, a ruyi scepter in his left hand, and a pensive downward gaze. Holes under the ears and around the mouth were originally for placement of animal hair to form the beard. In virtually perfect condition, there are two small firing cracks, but these are original to the manufacture an...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Chinese : Porcelain : Pre 1800 item #936589
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From our Chinese Blue and White Collection, a very interesting late 18th century export porcelain plate, depicting an unusual subject matter of a gondolier in what is either an Italian canal in Venice, or a Dutch canal in Amsterdam. The plate is executed in a good underglaze blue with an unidentified edifice in the foreground, and a border of floral motifs. Perhaps architecture buffs can recognize with specificity what the edifice is, and nail down for us whether this is actually an Italian or D...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Chinese : Porcelain : Pre 1800 item #936587
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$1,200.00
From our Chinese Blue and White Collection, an interesting so-called "Scholar's Examination Dish,” Kangxi Period (1662-1722), decorated in a slightly greyish underglaze blue, depicting a leaping carp juxtaposed against a fierce dragon clutching at the flaming pearl of wisdom, with wave shaped aquatic motifs on the border, and a square fu character on the reverse.

We have not researched the symbolism of this particular piece ourselves, but we are told by a colleague that the leaping carp...

All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Chinese : Porcelain : Pre 1800 item #936584
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From our Chinese Blue and White Collection, a lovely Kangxi Period (1662-1722) export dish with barbed rim, depicting a flowering tree in a fenced garden setting in the center medallion, with eight panels in smaller scale repeating the same pattern on the border, and with flowering branches and an auspicious buddhist symbol in double circles on the reverse, all painted in a deep and attractive Kangxi blue.

Size and Condition: 8 3/4 inches in diameter, 1 1/4 inches deep, one small chip to ...

All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Chinese : Pottery : Pre AD 1000 item #936577
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$1,495.00
From our Early Chinese Collection, a very good Han Dynasty hu jar, most probably Western Han (circa 100 BC - AD 08), of well-known and documented form with a dish-shaped mouth, a molded animal frieze on the upper shoulder, and with two taotie mask handles on either side of the jar. Constructed of reddish earthenware covered in a green lead flux glaze that is somewhat crackled and has fired to an attractive brown in some spots, this jar has acquired a silvery iridescence from burial.

Han D...

All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Chinese : Pottery : Pre AD 1000 item #936568
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$1,995.00
From our Early Chinese Collection, an excellent neolithic tripod (Li) pottery vessel from the Xiajiadian Culture of either Inner Mongolia or Liaoning Province, circa 2500-1500 BC. These strange, other-worldly looking vessels belie their true age, which is an astonishing 3500 to 4500 years old. Constructed of a buff colored earthenware with partially hollowed-out udder-shaped legs, it has a slender and well-burnished body that flares out to a wide rim. This particular piece has signs of root grow...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Chinese : Stoneware : Pre 1492 item #936556
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$2,995.00
From our Early Chinese Collection, a very rare, large, and striking Song Dynasty (960-1279 AD) stoneware jar with lid, executed in a straw colored glaze over buff colored stoneware (or proto-porcelain as it is sometimes referred to, which is clay fired at higher temperatures than pottery but lower temperatures than true porcelain, which had yet to be invented at that time). The jar has four sets of very distinctive and unusual udder-shaped protuberances in columns of 5, and four illegible, presu...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Chinese : Pottery : Pre AD 1000 item #936547
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From our Early Chinese Collection, a very good Qin or Han Dynasty (221 BC- 220 AD) cocoon jar, of well-known and documented form, constructed of a grey earthenware body with sets of incised lines running vertically across the piece, a set of bands encircling the neck, and with the entire surface worked very smooth with burnishing tools. Numerous identical pieces of varying size have been published throughout the secondary literature, one such example appearing in Suzanne Valenstein's, A Handbook...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Chinese : Stoneware : Pre 1492 item #936542
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$3,995.00
From our Early Chinese Collection, a fine and rare pair of Song Dynasty (960 – 1279 AD) qingbai vases on integral bases, with a molded six panel floral sprig design and flared petal-form aperture. The glaze is a very good and very attractive translucent blue/blue green color, deeper where pooled in the recesses. The underside is burnt orange-brown from the firing. They bear exhibition labels from the "1953 South Africa National Gallery Chinese Exhibition," and also the "Henry Brown Collection....
All Items : Antiques : Decorative Art : Ceramics : French : Porcelain : Pre 1910 item #936286
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$2,995.00
From our European Porcelain Collection, a truly magnificent Vienna-style, iridescent-green ground, two-handled amphora-shaped vase, late 19th or possibly very early 20th century circa 1910, titled "Marguerite," depicting a very well-painted portrait of a beautiful woman holding a spray of marguerite daisies, the sides and reverse lavishly decorated in a brocade of gilt and adorned with enamel cabachons representing jewels. This superb piece is signed "Wagner" on the front, contains a blue beehiv...
All Items : Antiques : Decorative Art : Ceramics : German : Porcelain : Pre 1800 item #936285
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From our European Porcelain Collection, an important and historically significant Meissen armorial plate, ex-Sotheby's, from the Munchhaussen family dinner service gifted by Augustus III to Gerlach Adolf von Munchhaussen in 1745. The decoration is executed in puce with gilt highlights, painted in the "fabletier" style of mythical beasts set against a landscape of birds and insects, all set beneath the Munchhaussen family coat of arms with a foliate scroll border on the rim. Meissen crossed sword...
All Items : Antiques : Decorative Art : Ceramics : German : Porcelain : Pre 1800 item #936282
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$2,500.00
From our European Porcelain Collection, an exceptionally well-painted 18th century Meissen coffee pot from the so-called "Dot Period" (1732-1773), probably 1740-1760, depicting a serenade or courtship scene with what is either two musicians or perhaps two suitors, attempting to curry the favor of a Lady, all executed in puce with gilt highlights upon a very white, hard paste porcelain body. Meissen crossed swords with dot in blue on the base.

What is interesting for collectors of both Chin...

All Items : Antiques : Decorative Art : Ceramics : German : Porcelain : Pre 1910 item #936279
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$2,250.00
From our European Porcelain Collection, a fine Meissen globular vessel with underplate and lid, late 19th century or possibly turn of the century circa 1910, well-painted in puce with gilt highlights. The large central rose depicted in the first image is so life-like and realistic that it is almost three dimensional: we hope our photos have done this justice. Adding to the marvelous charm of this piece are the dragonflies and other insects, all very well-rendered in gilt. Blue crossed swords to...
All Items : Antiques : Decorative Art : Ceramics : Italian : Porcelain : Pre 1800 item #936277
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$1,295.00
From our European Porcelain Collection, a very fine Doccia (Italian) tin-glazed, hard paste porcelain teacup and saucer, late 18th century circa 1780-1790, probably Ginori factory, very well-painted with a bucolic landscape of what looks like a country estate executed in puce, with a rich baroque border of gilding against a dark cobalt blue ground. This is a truly splendid high quality set.

Size and Condition: Saucer 5 1/4 inches diameter, teacup 3 inches across, 2 7/8 inches tall. Only s...