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All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Chinese : Pottery : Pre AD 1000 item #1384939 (stock #MA896)
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£950.00
Tall Chinese Neolithic Siwa Culture Black Pottery Jar with Oxford TL Test (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 finely constructed with high handles, a saddle-shaped mouth, quite a wide body and a small flat base. Pottery jars from the Siwa culture are rarer than those from the preceding Qijia and Majiayao cultures and most known examples are made from an orange or buff...

All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Chinese : Pottery : Pre AD 1000 item #1384937 (stock #MA897)
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£1,350.00
Fine Chinese Tang Dynasty Horse & "Fat Man" Rider with Oxford TL Test

This fine pottery model of a horse and rider was made during the Tang Dynasty (AD 618 - 906). Sitting on the horse is a male courtier, often referred to as a "fat man", the male equivalent of the "fat lady"; note the clothing and hairstyle. It is made from a relatively high-fired buff-coloured pottery that has been "cold painted" in various coloured pigments.

Height 31 cm. There is no obvious sign of repair, as is conf...

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 #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 #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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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...

All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Chinese : Pottery : Pre AD 1000 item #1364579 (stock #MA498)
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£2,200.00
Fine LARGE Chinese Neolithic Painted Pottery Jar - Machang (Liuwan type) with Oxford TL Test

This large and impressive pottery jar was made over 4,000 years ago during the Machang Phase (c. 2300 - 2000 BC) of the Majiayao culture, also known as the Gansu-Yangshao culture, from present day Gansu or Qinghai province. It is "heavily-potted" and relatively highly-fired. This jar has a wide body with two sturdy loop handles on opposing sides at its waist. The flat base has some impressions in it, m...

All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Chinese : Pottery : Pre AD 1000 item #1364576 (stock #M7712)
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£1,500.00
Large Chinese Neolithic Caiyuan Pottery Jar with Oxford TL Test

This large and impressive pottery jar was made by peoples of the Caiyuan Culture (c. 2600 - 2200 BC) and has been excavated from the Ningxia Autonomous Region in the north of China. It is quite "heavily-potted" and has been fired to a very pleasing pale yellowish-brown with the surface colour becoming more red in places. The upper surface has been burnished and is very smooth to the touch. The lower surface has been simply yet ver...

All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Chinese : Pottery : Pre AD 1000 item #1364575 (stock #M8071)
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£2,500.00
Set of Four Chinese Han Dynasty Pottery Food Containers with Oxford TL Test (comprising two dings and two round boxes) 206 BC - AD 220

These fine lidded pottery vessels were made during the Han Dynasty (206 BC - AD 220 and have all come from the same excavation. They are made from a fine-grained grey pottery and quite highly-fired, all having a distinct ring when tapped. Two of the vessels are of the "ding" type with sturdy handles and three feet, the other two are round boxes of a simple ye...

All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Chinese : Pottery : Pre AD 1000 item #1353543 (stock #M8950)
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LARGE Chinese Tang Dynasty Painted Pottery Camel with TL Test

This exceptionally large and impressive pottery model of a camel was made during the Tang Dynasty (AD 618 - 906). It is made from a buff-coloured pottery that has been "cold painted" in various different coloured pigments. The camel stands upright and alert with its head raised a little. 

We have had this camel tested by Oxford Authentications, the only testers of ancient pottery accepted by all major dealers, auction houses ...