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All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Chinese : Pre 1492 item #1351422 (stock #MA282)
Brian Page Antiques
£3,000.00
Fine Large Chinese Jin Dynasty Stone Tile - Phoenix (AD 1115 - 1234)

This extremely rare large stone tile, or panel, dates to the Jin Dynasty (AD 1115 - 1234). The carving is of fine quality and features a phoenix standing amongst foliage within a square panel. It was undoubtedly once part of a series of similar stone panels (indeed we have another from the series, see also our item stock number MA283).

Height 53.5 cm (21 inches), width 49 cm (19.5 inches), weight 18.3 kg (40.25 lbs). It...

All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Chinese : Pottery : Pre AD 1000 item #1132215 (stock #M9082)
Brian Page Antiques
£2,500.00
LARGE Chinese Eastern Han Dynasty Pottery Farm House with Oxford TL Test

This large and impressive pottery model of what we assume to be a farm house was made during the Eastern Han Dynasty (AD 25 - 220). It is made from a pinkish-coloured pottery, the surface of which has fired to a pale grey colour. It has a large gabled roof with deep grooves and horizontal incised lines to represent tiles. The ridge along the top has been incised to show three rows of ridge tiles. On the upper surface of...

All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Chinese : Sculpture : Pre AD 1000 item #1334265 (stock #M0781)
Brian Page Antiques
£2,500.00
Very Rare Chinese Eastern Han Dynasty Stone Toad Money Tree Base (AD 25 - 220)

This extremely rare toad-shaped pedestal, or base, for the legendary coin-shedding tree dates to the Eastern Han Dynasty (AD 25 - 220) and has been excavated from Sichuan province. The coin-shedding, or money, tree is known from late Han Dynasty funerary art from the south-west of China. It was believed that if shaken, coins would fall from it. The money tree itself would comprise a bronze trunk, or pole, to which...

All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Chinese : Pre 1492 item #1351420 (stock #MA283)
Brian Page Antiques
£2,500.00
Fine Large Chinese Jin Dynasty Stone Tile - Bird (AD 1115 - 1234)

This extremely rare large stone tile dates to the Jin Dynasty (AD 1115 - 1234). The carving is of fine quality and features a bird standing with outstretched wings in a circle, itself within a square panel. It was undoubtedly once part of a series of similar stone panels (indeed we have another from the series, see also our item stock number MA282).

Height 53 cm (20.75 inches), width 48 cm (19 inches), weight 18.05 kg (39....

All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Chinese : Pottery : Pre AD 1000 item #1364575 (stock #M8071)
Brian Page Antiques
£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 #1364663 (stock #M9267)
Brian Page Antiques
£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 #1364665 (stock #MA460)
Brian Page Antiques
£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 : Porcelain : Pre 1492 item #1405287 (stock #MB140)
Brian Page Antiques
£2,500.00
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...

All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Chinese : Pottery : Pre AD 1000 item #1345801 (stock #M8108)
Brian Page Antiques
£2,200.00
Rare Large Chinese Han Dynasty Burnished Pottery Amphora (206 BC- AD 220)

A superbly conceived design; jars of this general type have been found in excavations dating as far back as the Spring and Autumn Period (770-475 BC). Although perhaps not obviously Chinese in design, this type of vessel is one of the most iconic forms of Han Dynasty pottery and is thought by many archaeologists to be anthropomorphic, with the shape and "swirling" design of the main body based on the female human form....

All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Chinese : Pottery : Pre AD 1000 item #1364579 (stock #MA498)
Brian Page Antiques
£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 #1345699 (stock #M8927)
Brian Page Antiques
£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 #1364628 (stock #M9046)
Brian Page Antiques
£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 #1364664 (stock #M8979)
Brian Page Antiques
£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 : Stoneware : Pre 1492 item #1405286 (stock #MA595)
Brian Page Antiques
£1,500.00
Rare Large Chinese Yuan Dynasty Underglazed Zodiac Jar

This large and extremely rare stoneware jar of very attractive form was made during the Yuan Dynasty (AD 1279 - 1368) or possibly the early part of the following Ming Dynasty, most likely at one of the kilns in Yuxi, Yunnan province. It is "heavily-potted" and has been decorated in an underglazed pattern of twelve panels each featuring one of the twelve animals of the Chinese zodiac. It is coated in a clear and finely-crackled pale green...

All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Chinese : Pottery : Pre AD 1000 item #1364667 (stock #M8983)
Brian Page Antiques
£1,350.00
LARGE Chinese Warring States Impressed Pottery Jar (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 burnished surface. Around its middle are two bands of impressed decoration. To the lower body are white "calcified" deposits from its long burial. 

Height 46 cm (18 inches), diameter 44 cm (17.25 inches). Although not immediately obvious, there are several repairs t...

All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Chinese : Pottery : Pre AD 1000 item #1384937 (stock #MA897)
Brian Page Antiques
£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 #1233656 (stock #M0062)
Brian Page Antiques
£1,250.00
Tall Chinese Tang Dynasty Painted Pottery Foreigner Figure

This fine pottery model of a foreign groom was made during the Tang Dynasty (AD 618 - 906). It is made from a buff-coloured pottery that has been cold-painted in a base coat of white pigment on top of which is black pigment in places. At the end of the arms are purpose-made holes where originally would have been fixed separate hands, probably made of wood and now long since rotted away and lost. Note the details of the unusual hat, t...

All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Chinese : Pottery : Pre AD 1000 item #1056642 (stock #M8066)
Brian Page Antiques
£1,200.00
Very Rare Tall Chinese Sui / Tang Dynasty Iridescent Glazed Figure

This fine pottery figure of a servant, possibly a groom, was made during either the Sui Dynasty (AD 581 - 618) or the Tang Dynasty (AD 618 - 906). It is quite highly fired, having a distinct ring when tapped. It is coated in a pale yellow / straw glaze that has acquired an attractive silvery iridescence, a result of long burial in damp conditions. The glaze where thickest is finely crackled. There are also good remains of red a...

All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Chinese : Pottery : Pre AD 1000 item #1185459 (stock #M9088)
Brian Page Antiques
£1,200.00
Fine Large Chinese Western Han Dynasty Painted Pottery Ding Tripod (206 BC - AD 8)

This fine example of a painted pottery ding was made during the Western Han Dynasty (206 BC - AD 8). It is a large example of its type, made from a fine-grained grey pottery and relatively highly-fired, having a distinct ring when tapped. The lower part stands on three long curved legs and has two curved square-cup handles on opposing sides. The upper part is adorned with three moulded appliqués (horses with ...

All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Chinese : Pottery : Pre AD 1000 item #1259990 (stock #M9095)
Brian Page Antiques
£1,200.00
Fine & Rare Large Chinese Han Dynasty Painted Pottery Box (206 BC - AD 220)

This rare pottery box was made during the Han Dynasty (206 BC - AD 220). It is a two-part box made from a grey pottery. The cover has been elaborately decorated by "cold-painting" a base coat of creamy-white pigment on top of which have been various coloured pigments, mainly red, white and black, but there are also traces of green and purple pigments. The four protrusions to the cover act as feet when the cover is ta...

All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Chinese : Pottery : Pre AD 1000 item #1263435 (stock #M9063)
Brian Page Antiques
£1,200.00
Chinese Tang Dynasty White Pottery Horse & Rider

This unusual model of a horse & rider was made during the Tang Dynasty (AD 618 - 906). It is made from a creamy-white pottery that has been "cold painted" in various coloured pigments. Note the detail of the overweight rider's clothing and hairstyle.

Height 33.5cm (13 inches). This is a rare and interesting example of Tang Dynasty equestrian pottery sculpture in good presentable condition with signs of the usual and expected repairs to the l...

All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Chinese : Pottery : Pre AD 1000 item #1337002 (stock #MA163)
Brian Page Antiques
£1,200.00
LARGE Chinese Neolithic Machang Phase Painted Pottery Jar (c. 2300 - 2000 BC)

This large 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 made from a very pale yellowish-brown pottery the colour of which varies in places due to uneven conditions in the Neolithic kiln. It is a very well-made jar and of fine form. At the waist of its very wide...

All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Chinese : Pottery : Pre AD 1000 item #1364576 (stock #M7712)
Brian Page Antiques
£1,200.00
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 #1395217 (stock #MB028)
Brian Page Antiques
£1,200.00
Large Chinese Eastern Han Dynasty Pottery Pig / Boar (AD 25 - 220)

This pottery model of a pig was made during the Eastern Han Dynasty (AD 25 - 220) and has been excavated from Sichuan province. It is quite "heavily-potted" and made from a red pottery. It has its snout close to the ground, clearly sniffing for truffles, and a moulded curly tail ! To the rear of the underside is a large firing hole.

This is a large example with a length of 36 cm (14 inches). Condition is very good; the...

All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Chinese : Pottery : Pre AD 1000 item #1399637 (stock #MB110)
Brian Page Antiques
£1,200.00
Fine Chinese Han Dynasty Painted Pottery Cocoon Jar with Oxford TL Test

This fine-quality pottery "cocoon" jar was made some 2,000 years ago during the Western Han Dynasty (206 BC - AD 8). The shape, named after its similarity to the silkworm cocoon, evolved during the late Warring States period (475 - 221 BC) and then generally died out by the middle of the Western Han. It is made from a relatively highly-fired fine-grained grey pottery and has been decorated by "cold painting" a variety of...

All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Chinese : Pottery : Pre AD 1000 item #1403516 (stock #MB123)
Brian Page Antiques
£1,200.00
Fine Chinese Tang Dynasty Sancai Glazed Pottery Groom Figure (Published & with Oxford TL Test)

This fine pottery figure was made during the Tang Dynasty (AD 618 - 906) and represents a foreign male attendant or groom. It is "heavily-potted" and made from a cream-coloured pottery that is relatively highly-fired. The body is coated in very finely-crackled green and amber glazes.

Tang glazed items such as this are usually referred to as "sancai glazed" pieces. "Sancai" refers to three colo...

All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Chinese : Pottery : Pre AD 1000 item #1329929 (stock #M7783)
Brian Page Antiques
£950.00
Rare Large Chinese Neolithic Pottery Jar - Caiyuan Culture

This fine and attractively-shaped pottery jar was made over 4,000 years ago 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 finely-potted with a wide body that tapers down to a relatively small base and one handle from the shoulder to the flared mouth. The upper surface has been burnished smooth. 

Height 29 cm (11.5 inches), diameter 27 ...

All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Chinese : Pottery : Pre AD 1000 item #1334266 (stock #M9391)
Brian Page Antiques
£950.00
Rare Chinese Eastern Han Dynasty Pottery Money Tree Base (AD 25 - 220)

This very rare and unusual moulded pottery object was made during the Eastern Han Dynasty (AD 25 - 220). It is the base to a "money tree" and has been excavated from Sichuan province. The coin-shedding, or money, tree is known from late Han Dynasty funerary art from the south-west of China. It was believed that if shaken, coins would fall from it. The money tree itself would comprise a bronze trunk, or pole, to which were...

All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Chinese : Pottery : Pre AD 1000 item #1334268 (stock #MA070)
Brian Page Antiques
£950.00
Rare Chinese Eastern Han Dynasty Pottery Money Tree Base (AD 25 - 220)

This very rare and large moulded pottery object was made during the Eastern Han Dynasty (AD 25 - 220). It is the base to a "money tree" and has been excavated from Sichuan province. The coin-shedding, or money tree is known from late Han Dynasty funerary art from the south-west of China. It was believed that if shaken, coins would fall from it. The money tree itself would comprise a bronze trunk, or pole, to which were at...

All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Chinese : Pottery : Pre AD 1000 item #1364629 (stock #M7425)
Brian Page Antiques
£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 #1008680 (stock #M7683)
Brian Page Antiques
£850.00
Tall Chinese Northern Wei Dynasty Warrior

This fine pottery figure was made during the latter part of the Northern Wei Dynasty (AD 386 - 534) or possibly just a little later during the following Eastern Wei (AD 534 - 550) or Northern Qi (AD 550 - 577) dynasty. It represents a warrior clad in armour and holding a shield. In its right hand would originally have been placed a miniature weapon, probably made of wood, now long since rotted away and lost. Note the attention to detail, especially to ...

All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Chinese : Pottery : Pre AD 1000 item #1065707 (stock #M8144)
Brian Page Antiques
£850.00
Rare Chinese Tang Dynasty Painted Pottery Jar, Stand & Cover (AD 618 - 906)

This tall and impressive pottery set comprising stand, jar and cover was made during the Tang Dynasty (AD 618 - 906). They are made from a relatively high-fired grey pottery and have been decorated with "cold painting" designs featuring flower blossoms and geometric patterns in red and white pigments. Around the large stand are bands of "pie crust" decoration and three large cut-out apertures.

Total height when a...

All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Chinese : Stoneware : Pre AD 1000 item #1259981 (stock #M9566)
Brian Page Antiques
£850.00
Fine Large Chinese Han Dynasty Glazed Stoneware Jar (206 BC - AD220)

This large and impressive stoneware jar, of the ware often referred to as "proto-porcelain", was made during the Han Dynasty (206 BC - AD 220). This jar has a flared mouth with a wide body on top of a large integral foot. There is a raised ridge around the inner rim. On opposing sides to the upper shoulder are a pair a loop handles decorated with geometric impressions. Around the shoulder between two bands of incised lines ...

All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Chinese : Pottery : Pre AD 1000 item #1274180 (stock #M8953)
Brian Page Antiques
£850.00
Tall Chinese Han Dynasty Glazed Pottery Jar with Octagonal Base

This large pottery jar (or "hu") was made during the Han Dynasty (206 BC - AD 220). It is made from a reddish pottery that has been coated with a green glaze. Due to its long burial in damp conditions, the glaze has thinned and flaked in places as well as acquiring a silvery iridescence. On opposing sides at the waist are two moulded taotie ring handles as well as several bands and ridges that surround the jar. Interesting it ha...

All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Chinese : Pottery : Pre AD 1000 item #1337000 (stock #M7713)
Brian Page Antiques
£850.00
LARGE Chinese Neolithic Pottery Jar - Caiyuan Culture (c. 2600 - 2200 BC)

This large and impressive pottery jar was made over 4,000 years ago 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 relatively highly-fired and has been fired to a very pleasing pale yellowish-brown colour. The upper surface has been burnished and is smooth to the touch. The lower surface has been simply yet effectively decorated...

All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Chinese : Pottery : Pre AD 1000 item #1339965 (stock #MA264)
Brian Page Antiques
£850.00
LARGE Chinese Neolithic Pottery Jar - Siwa Culture (c. 1350 BC)

This large and impressive pottery jar dates to the Siwa culture (c. 1350 BC). From its fairly small flat base, the body spreads out to a wide waist and then tapers in again to a neck of about the same width as the base before flaring out to form the mouth. There are two loop handles that join the shoulder to the rim. The surface colour of the pottery has interesting variations in places, from an attractive deep orange to grey, a r...

All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Chinese : Pre 1700 item #1345697 (stock #M9455)
Brian Page Antiques
£850.00
Large Chinese Ming Dynasty Stone Panel - Horse / Qilin / Deer

This carved stone panel was made during the Ming Dynasty (1368 - 1644). The decoration features a horse, a qilin (mythical creature) and a deer. Each animal is separated by bamboo, the qilin standing between a rock and a palm tree. This panel was most likely originally one of a series. Very impressive when displayed well and lit from a angle.

Length 87cm (34.25 inches), height 27.5 cm (10.75 inches). On the surface in places...

All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Chinese : Pottery : Pre AD 1000 item #1399636 (stock #MB108)
Brian Page Antiques
£850.00
Fine Chinese Han Dynasty Painted Pottery Cocoon Jar

This fine-quality pottery "cocoon" jar was made some 2,000 years ago during the Western Han Dynasty (206 BC - AD 8). The shape, named after its similarity to the silkworm cocoon, evolved during the late Warring States period (475 - 221 BC) and then generally died out by the middle of the Western Han. It is made from a relatively highly-fired fine-grained grey pottery and has been decorated by "cold painting" a variety of different coloured ...

All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Chinese : Pottery : Pre AD 1000 item #1399886 (stock #M0890)
Brian Page Antiques
£850.00
Large Chinese Western Han Dynasty Burnished Pottery Cocoon Jar

This superbly-shaped pottery jar was made over 2,000 years ago during the Western Han Dynasty (206 BC - AD 8). The shape, named after its similarity to the silkworm cocoon, evolved during the late Warring States period (475 - 221 BC) and then generally died out by the middle of the Western Han. This is a very nice example and has a finely-burnished surface making it very smooth to the touch. It has been decorated with ten bands ...

All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Chinese : Pottery : Pre AD 1000 item #1405347 (stock #MB148)
Brian Page Antiques
£850.00
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...

All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Chinese : Pottery : Pre AD 1000 item #1185454 (stock #M9086)
Brian Page Antiques
£800.00
Large Chinese Western Han Dynasty Painted Pottery Tripod (206 BC - AD 8)

This fine example of a painted pottery tripod, most likely a steamer, was made during the Western Han Dynasty (206 BC - AD 8). It is a large example of its type, made from a fine-grained grey pottery and relatively highly-fired, having a distinct ring when tapped. The body stands on three long curved legs that have been luted to the surface. It has a wide ridge surrounding the body that allows the upper part to be place...

All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Chinese : Pottery : Pre AD 1000 item #1259966 (stock #M6634)
Brian Page Antiques
£795.00
Fine & Rare Large Chinese Han Dynasty Glazed Granary Jar with Cover

This rare pottery model of a granary was made some 2,000 years ago during the Han Dynasty (206 BC - AD 220). It is coated in a very attractive amber glaze that varies slightly in colour around the vessel. The unusual shoulder and top presumably represent a two-tier tiled roof. It has its original cover with moulded floral pattern and two purpose-made holes. We know from two other similar examples we have from the same excavati...

All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Chinese : Pottery : Pre AD 1000 item #1330261 (stock #MA035)
Brian Page Antiques
£795.00
Large Chinese Neolithic Machang Phase Painted Pottery Jar (c. 2300 - 2000 BC)

This large 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 made from a pale yellowish-brown pottery. It is of quite an unusual form, a wide body with two sturdy loop handles, a tall narrow neck and a flared mouth. The elaborate painted geometric patterns covering ...

All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Chinese : Pottery : Pre AD 1000 item #1336990 (stock #MA162)
Brian Page Antiques
£795.00
Large Chinese Neolithic Machang Phase Painted Pottery Jar - Liuwan Type

This large 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 relatively highly-fired and made from a pale yellowish-brown pottery. It has an unusually small neck compared to its large body size. As usual with this type of large Machang jar, on opposing sides just below it...

All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Chinese : Stoneware : Pre AD 1000 item #1339974 (stock #MA271)
Brian Page Antiques
£795.00
Large Chinese Neolithic Machang Phase Painted Pottery Jar (c. 2300 - 2000 BC)

This tall 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 made from a relatively highly-fired pale yellowish-brown pottery, the surface colour of which varies in places due to uneven conditions during firing in the Neolithic kiln. The jar has a fairly small flat b...

All Items : Traditional Collectibles : Books : Documents : Pre 1920 item #1377617 (stock #MB5441)
Brian Page Antiques
£795.00
An Interesting & Rare Collection of 30 Parliamentary and Consular Reports on Japan 1856-1912.

These reports were presented to both houses of Parliament by command of Queen Victoria and form a valuable research tool for the study of relations between Great Britain and Japan in the most momentous episode in Japanese history, the Restoration of the Emperor in 1868, which brought to an end the Shogunate and the Edo Period. Apart from the diplomatic and political interest there is valuable infor...

All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Chinese : Pottery : Pre AD 1000 item #1398448 (stock #MB105)
Brian Page Antiques
£795.00
Rare Chinese Eastern Han Dynasty Decorated Glazed Jar

This very rare and unusual pottery jar was made during the Eastern Han Dynasty (AD 25 - 220). It is made from a red pottery and very attractively decorated in both green and amber glazes. The green glaze has a matt finish whereas the amber glaze is mostly glossy, although its colour and appearance does vary in places according to its thickness and, probably, uneven conditions in the kiln during firing. Additional decoration is provided by...

All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Chinese : Pottery : Pre 1492 item #1019679 (stock #M7776)
Brian Page Antiques
£750.00
Chinese Song / Yuan Dynasty Incised Buddhist Pottery Jar

This very rare and interesting pottery jar was made between the 10th and 13th centuries, during the Five Dynasties period (AD 906 - 960), Song Dynasty (AD 960 - 1279) or possibly the Yuan Dynasty (AD 1279 - 1368) and has been excavated from a Buddhist site in Yunnan province.�

The decoration of this particular jar features elaborate incised patterns based around lotus leaves. Around the shoulder, and on top of the cover, are p...

All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Chinese : Pottery : Pre 1492 item #1020258 (stock #M7787)
Brian Page Antiques
£750.00
Rare Large Chinese Song / Yuan Dynasty Incised Buddhist Pottery Jar

This very rare and impressive pottery jar was made during the Song Dynasty (AD 960 - 1279) or possibly the Yuan Dynasty (AD 1279 - 1368) and has been excavated from a Buddhist site in Yunnan province.�The body of the jar has been decorated based on lotus leaves, with a mixture of applied and incised decoration. The elaborate cover has also been decorated with deeply-incised lotus leaf patterns. There are also faint traces...

All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Chinese : Pottery : Pre AD 1000 item #1065705 (stock #M8145)
Brian Page Antiques
£750.00
Rare Chinese Tang Dynasty Painted Pottery Jar, Stand & Cover (AD 618 - 906)

This tall and impressive pottery set comprising stand, jar and cover was made during the Tang Dynasty (AD 618 - 906). They are made from a relatively high-fired grey pottery and "cold painted" in various coloured pigments. The stand has cut-out apertures and petals to represent a lotus flower. The jar has a band of "pie crust" decoration around its waist. The cover has purpose-made holes in its upper part; it is pain...

All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Chinese : Pottery : Pre AD 1000 item #1259962 (stock #M6619)
Brian Page Antiques
£750.00
Rare Large Chinese Han Dynasty Glazed Granary Jar

This large and impressive pottery vessel was made some 2,000 years ago during the Han Dynasty (206 BC - AD 220). This vessel is a granary and its top part represents a two-tiered tiled roof. It is made from a red pottery and coated in an amber glaze that is quite thin in places. The wide body, decorated with several deeply incised bands, swells out slightly and then tapers in towards its base (most known Han Dynasty pottery granary jars have s...

All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Chinese : Pottery : Pre AD 1000 item #1259964 (stock #M6623)
Brian Page Antiques
£750.00
Fine Large Chinese Han Dynasty Glazed Granary Jar

This large and impressive pottery vessel was made some 2,000 years ago during the Han Dynasty (206 BC - AD 220). It is made from a red pottery and coated in an amber glaze that has a silvery sheen to it. This vessel is a granary and its top part represents a two-tiered tiled roof. The long body is simply decorated with two bands of incised lines, and stands on three sturdy feet moulded into the form of bears. 

This granary is similar to ot...

All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Chinese : Pottery : Pre AD 1000 item #1259965 (stock #M6624)
Brian Page Antiques
£750.00
Fine Large Chinese Han Dynasty Glazed Granary Jar

This large and impressive pottery vessel was made some 2,000 years ago during the Han Dynasty (206 BC - AD 220). It is made from a red pottery and coated in an amber glaze that has a silvery sheen to it. This vessel is a granary and its top part represents a two-tiered tiled roof. The long body is simply decorated with two bands of incised lines, and stands on three sturdy feet moulded into the form of bears. 

This granary is similar to ot...

All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Chinese : Pottery : Pre AD 1000 item #1272326 (stock #M0437)
Brian Page Antiques
£750.00
Large Chinese Neolithic Machang Phase Painted Pottery Jar (c. 2300 - 2000 BC)

This large 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, relatively highly-fired and has a smooth burnished surface. On opposing sides just below its waist are two sturdy loop handles. The decorative pattern, a variation of the typical Machang h...

All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Chinese : Pottery : Pre AD 1000 item #1314819 (stock #M0816)
Brian Page Antiques
£750.00
Large Chinese Neolithic Machang Phase Painted Pottery Jar (c. 2300 - 2000 BC)

This large 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. The decorative pattern, applied on top of the smooth burnished surface with a fired-on mineral-based pigment, features four roundels containing geometric patterns. On opposing sides just below its waist are two ...

All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Chinese : Pottery : Pre AD 1000 item #1336989 (stock #MA159)
Brian Page Antiques
£750.00
Large Chinese Neolithic Machang Pottery Jar (with painted symbol) Liuwan Type

This large 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 relatively highly-fired and made from a pale reddish-brown pottery, the surface colour of which varies due to uneven conditions during firing in the Neolithic kiln. On opposing sides just below its waist a...

All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Chinese : Pottery : Pre AD 1000 item #1336997 (stock #M7447)
Brian Page Antiques
£750.00
Rare Large Chinese Neolithic Xindian Culture Pottery Jar

This very rare pottery jar was made around 3,000 years ago by peoples of the Neolithic Xindian culture (c. 1200 - 500 BC). The Xindian culture is a relatively late Neolithic culture and overlaps with the Chinese Bronze Age. Xindian pottery is rarer and generally much less refined, more coarse and brittle than pottery from some earlier Chinese Neolithic cultures. Like many Xindian jars, this example is quite "thinly-potted" and shows "st...

All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Chinese : Pottery : Pre 1492 item #1337015 (stock #M9759)
Brian Page Antiques
£750.00
Fine Large Chinese Song / Yuan Dynasty Glazed Buddhist Jar

This large and impressive pottery jar was made around the 13th / 14th century, during the Song Dynasty (AD 960 - 1279) or the Yuan Dynasty (AD 1279 - 1368). Until recent years, this type of jar was almost unknown in the west with some people initially attributing them to the Liao Dynasty (same general period but in the north of China). These jars are now known to have originated from Yunnan province in the south-west of China.

It...

All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Chinese : Pottery : Pre AD 1000 item #1339815 (stock #M7424)
Brian Page Antiques
£750.00
Rare Chinese Tang Dynasty Painted Pottery Horse & Rider

This very rare and unusual 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 strength to the...

All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Chinese : Pottery : Pre AD 1000 item #1339966 (stock #MA265)
Brian Page Antiques
£750.00
Large Chinese Neolithic Pottery Jar - Siwa Culture (c. 1350 BC)

This large and impressive pottery jar dates to the Siwa culture (c. 1350 BC). It has a relatively small flat base and a wide saddle-shaped mouth. There are two loop handles that join the shoulder to the rim. The surface colour of the pottery has interesting variations in places, from an attractive deep orange to grey, a result of uneven conditions during the firing process. The clay is quite gritty and in places there are surface ...