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All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Chinese : Pottery : Pre AD 1000 item #1381521 (stock #MA895)
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Fine Chinese Tang Dynasty Sancai Glazed Lady with Oxford TL Test (AD 618 - 906)

Undoubtedly the most desirable of the many forms of Tang pottery sculpture is the Court Lady. This example is made from a relatively highly-fired pale pink pottery that has been coated in sancai (three-colour) glazes: a pale straw-yellow, green and chestnut. Glazed examples of Tang pottery figures are so much rarer and more desirable than plain or painted examples. The way the different coloured glazes blend int...

All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Chinese : Pottery : Pre AD 1000 item #1371193 (stock #MA770)
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Chinese Tang Dynasty Painted Pottery Female Courtier ("Fat Lady") with Oxford TL Test - AD 618 - 906

Arguably the most desirable pottery sculpture from the Tang Dynasty is the female courtier, or "fat lady". This figure was made around the mid 8th century and is a particularly elegant example. The lady stands with her hands clasped together under her flowing robe and her head turned a little to the left. Note also the elaborate hairstyle. It is relatively highly-fired and made from a buff-co...

All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Chinese : Pottery : Pre AD 1000 item #1369984 (stock #MA786)
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Chinese Tang Dynasty Sancai Glazed Wine Cup with Oxford TL Test

This small cup was made during the Tang Dynasty (AD 618 – 906). It is made from a white pottery and has been attractively coated in sancai (three-colour) glazes of green, white and a golden-brown. The glazes cover the inner surface but fall short of the base on the outer surface, as is usual with such Tang glazed items. In places on the surface is a silvery iridescence, a result of exposure to moisture during its long burial. ...

All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Chinese : Pottery : Pre 1700 item #1369983 (stock #MA768)
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Chinese Ming Dynasty Glazed Pottery Zodiac Figure with Oxford TL Test

This pottery figure of a man with a snake, one of the twelve animals of the Chinese zodiac, was made during the Ming Dynasty (AD 1368 – 1644). It is made from a relatively highly-fired cream-coloured pottery. It has been coated in green, straw and yellow glazes and there are also faint traces of red and black “cold painted” pigments.

Height 17 cm (6.5 inches). There is some expected surface wear and “calcified...

All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Chinese : Pottery : Pre AD 1000 item #1369981 (stock #MA789)
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Chinese Tang Dynasty Pottery Lady with Oxford TL Test

This pottery figure of a female courtier was made during the Tang Dynasty (AD 618 – 906). She wears long-sleeved robes; note also the hairstyle. It is quite “heavily-potted” made from a buff-coloured earthenware that has been “cold painted” in black and white pigments, some traces of which still remain on the surface.

Height 26.75 cm (10.5 inches). There is some surface wear and a chip to the base but there is no sign of res...

All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Chinese : Pottery : Pre AD 1000 item #1369978 (stock #MA787)
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Chinese Han Dynasty Glazed Pottery “Ear” / Wine Cup with Oxford TL Test

This pottery cup, often referred to as an “ear cup”, was made during the Han Dynasty (206 BC – AD 220). It is made from quite high-fired pottery, having a distinct ring to it when tapped. Apart from the base, it has been coated in a green glaze that has, as a result of long burial in damp conditions, degraded. There is a chip to the rim edge and to the base. Length 13.25 cm (5.2 inches).

This cup has been t...

All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Chinese : Pottery : Pre AD 1000 item #1364703 (stock #MA472)
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£1,500.00
Tall Chinese Han Dynasty Painted Pottery Yangling "Stick" Figure with Oxford TL Test

This tall and impressive pottery "Yangling" 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 is relatively highly-fired. It has been "cold painted" with a pink/brown flesh-coloured pigment on top of which the facial features have been picked-out in black and red pigments. These figur...

All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Chinese : Pottery : Pre AD 1000 item #1364702 (stock #MA409)
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£1,350.00
Fine & Rare Chinese Neolithic Pottery Owl Jar / Ewer - Qijia Culture (c. 2050 - 1700 BC) with Oxford TL Test

This rare very and interesting pottery vessel was made by peoples of the Qijia Culture (c. 2050 - 1700 BC). Such vessels are sometimes called "owl" jars. It is made from a pale creamy-brown pottery. The outer surface of the body has been decorated with repeated cord impressions. The wide loop handle has a decorative strip of clay applied to its surface. The domed half-cover of the jar h...

All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Chinese : Pottery : Pre AD 1000 item #1364665 (stock #MA460)
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£2,500.00
LARGE Chinese Warring States Pottery Jar with Oxford TL Test (475 - 221 BC)

This exceptionally large and impressive pottery jar was made during the Warring States period (475 - 221 BC). It is made from a fine-grained grey pottery, relatively highly-fired, having a distinct ring to it when tapped. It has a wide mouth with a thick rolled rim. It is decorated simply, yet effectively, with raised bands surrounding the body just above its waist. Just above the concave base is a small purpose-ma...

All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Chinese : Pottery : Pre AD 1000 item #1364664 (stock #M8979)
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£1,650.00
LARGE Chinese Warring States Impressed Pottery Jar with TL Test (475 - 221 BC)

This large and impressive pottery jar was made during the Warring States period (475 - 221 BC). It is made from a fine-grained grey pottery and has a smooth surface with bands of lightly incised/burnished lines surrounding the shoulder and the upper body. Around its middle are two bands of impressed decoration. Unusually, the whole of the outer surface has been cold painted with a thick white pigment that, to a ...

All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Chinese : Pottery : Pre AD 1000 item #1364663 (stock #M9267)
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£2,500.00
Exceptionally LARGE Chinese Neolithic / Bronze Age Impressed Pottery Jar with Oxford TL Test

This extremely rare and imposing pottery jar dates to the around the 1st millennium BC, the late Chinese Neolithic / Bronze Age period. It is, without doubt, the largest and most substantial pottery jar we have ever encountered from this period. It has a rounded base and the whole of the outer surface has been decorated with repeated coarsely-woven cord impressions. Interestingly the inner surface be...

All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Chinese : Pottery : Pre AD 1000 item #1364632 (stock #M8927)
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£1,850.00
Fine Large Chinese Western Jin Dynasty Warrior with Oxford TL Test (AD 265 - 316)

This impressive and very rare pottery model of a warrior was made during the Western Jin Dynasty (AD 265 - 316), although some publications incorrectly attribute such figures to the earlier Han Dynasty. It is quite "heavily-potted" and made from a fine-grained grey pottery that is relatively highly-fired, having an almost metallic ring to it when tapped. The surface has been "cold painted" in a base coat of white...

All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Chinese : Pottery : Pre AD 1000 item #1364631 (stock #M0978)
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Fine Chinese Western Han Dynasty Painted Pottery Cocoon Jar with Oxford TL Test (206 BC - AD 8)

This fine quality pottery "cocoon" jar was made some 2,000 years ago during the Western Han Dynasty (206 BC - AD 8). It is made from a fine-grained grey pottery that is relatively highly-fired. It has been decorated by cold-painting various coloured pigments with a design of swirling cloud patterns within vertical and geometric bands. The paint does not extend all around the jar - this is intentio...

All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Chinese : Pottery : Pre AD 1000 item #1364630 (stock #MA407)
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Fine Chinese Tang Dynasty Painted Pottery Horse & Female Rider with Oxford TL Test

This attractive model of a horse & female rider was made during the Tang Dynasty (AD 618 - 906). It is made from a relatively highly-fired orange-brown pottery that has been cold-painted in various coloured pigments, very good traces of which still remain. Note the long sleeves and hairstyle of the lady rider. The horse stands alert with its head turned a little to its left with an almost quizzical look !

He...

All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Chinese : Pottery : Pre AD 1000 item #1364629 (stock #M7425)
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£950.00
Rare Chinese Tang Dynasty Painted Pottery Horse & Rider with Oxford TL Test

This very rare pottery model of a horse & rider was made during the Tang Dynasty (AD 618 - 906). The body of the horse, complete with the rider, has been made in a two-piece mould. the join running along the horse's neck and back and the sides of the rider. Note the detail of the rider, his clothing and his hands. Note also the sturdy legs of the horse and the way the tail joins the cut-out base to give extra strengt...

All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Chinese : Pottery : Pre AD 1000 item #1364628 (stock #M9046)
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£1,650.00
Rare Chinese Northern Qi Dynasty Armoured Horse & Rider with Oxford TL Test (AD 550 - 577)

This very rare and interesting pottery model of a horse and rider was made during the Northern Qi Dynasty (AD 550 - 577). Such models from this short-lived dynasty are much rarer and have a style quite different to the later Tang Dynasty equivalents. It has been made from a grey pottery that has been "cold painted" in a base coat of white pigment on top of which are traces of various coloured pigments. ...

All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Chinese : Pottery : Pre AD 1000 item #1364627 (stock #M9064)
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£1,750.00
Tall Chinese Tang Dynasty Painted Pottery Horse & Female Rider with Oxford TL Test

This attractive model of a horse & female rider was made during the Tang Dynasty (AD 618 - 906). It is made from a pink-coloured pottery that has been cold-painted in various coloured pigments, traces of which still remain. Note the long sleeves and hairstyle of the lady rider.

This is larger than the majority of known Tang horse and riders with a height of 40 cm (15.75 inches). Condition is exceptional with...

All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Chinese : Porcelain : Pre 1492 item #1364580 (stock #MA465)
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£2,500.00
Large Chinese Yuan / Early Ming Dynasty Blue & White Jar with Cover with Oxford TL Test

This large and rare early underglazed jar, complete with cover, was made during the latter part of the Yuan Dynasty (AD 1279 - 1368), or the early Ming Dynasty (1368 - 1644), at one of the kilns at Yuxi in Yunnan province. Although classed as "blue & white" ware, the underglaze cobalt blue has fired very dark and the glaze is distinctly greenish in colour. Around the shoulder, painted in underglaze cobalt...