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All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Chinese : Pottery : Pre AD 1000 item #1413536 (stock #MB363)
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£500.00
Large Chinese Warring States Impressed Pottery Jar (475 - 221 BC)

This large and attractive pottery jar was made during the Warring States period (475 - 221 BC). It is made from a relatively high-fired dense grey pottery. The whole of the surface of the upper body has been decorated by impressing cord into the soft clay and then incising horizontal bands as the jar was turned; a simple yet very effective method of decoration.

Height 30 cm, diameter 28 cm. Condition is very good. There a...

All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Chinese : Pottery : Pre AD 1000 item #1131261 (stock #M9055)
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£495.00
Chinese Han Dynasty Painted Pottery Figure (206 BC - AD 220)

This rare pottery figure was made during the Han Dynasty (206 BC - AD 220). It is made from a grey pottery that has been "cold painted" in a base coat of white pigment on top of which have been painted pink, red and black pigments with a good deal of the original pigment still remaining. The holes in his sleeves are where originally would have been placed articulated wooden hands, now long since rotted away and lost. There is damage ...

All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Chinese : Porcelain : Pre 1700 item #1360058 (stock #M0086)
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£495.00
Large & Rare Chinese Ming Dynasty Blue & White Porcelain Bowl - Wanli Shipwreck

This large porcelain bowl with a straight mouth rim was made at the Jingdezhen kilns, Jiangxi province in the north-east of China during the last years of the Wanli reign (1573 - 1620) or possibly the Taichang reign (1620) or the Tianqi reign (1621 - 1627); it was recovered from the "Wanli shipwreck" that has been dated to c. 1625. The outer wall is attractively decorated with various floral patterns with a scro...

All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Chinese : Porcelain : Pre 1700 item #1384735 (stock #M0087)
Brian Page Antiques
£495.00
Large & Rare Chinese Ming Dynasty Blue & White Porcelain Bowl - Wanli Shipwreck

This large porcelain bowl with a straight mouth rim was made at the Jingdezhen kilns, Jiangxi province in the north-east of China during the last years of the Wanli reign (1573 - 1620) or possibly the Taichang reign (1620) or the Tianqi reign (1621 - 1627); it was recovered from the "Wanli shipwreck" that has been dated to c. 1625. The outer wall is attractively decorated with various floral patterns with a scro...

All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Chinese : Pottery : Pre AD 1000 item #1259997 (stock #M9825)
Brian Page Antiques
£450.00
Chinese Western Han Dynasty Painted Pottery Ding (206 BC - AD 8)

This pottery tripod (ding) complete with its original cover was made during the Western Han Dynasty (206 BC - AD 8). It is made from a pale buff-coloured pottery that has been cold painted in a base coat of black pigment with swirling patterns on top in white pigment. The body stands on three legs, the tops of which have a thumb-sized indentation. On opposing sides of the body are two quite large square-cut handles. On many pla...

All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Chinese : Pottery : Pre 1700 item #1328512 (stock #MA012)
Brian Page Antiques
£450.00
Pair of Chinese Ming Dynasty Painted Pottery Tiles - Birds & Flower Blossoms

This very attractive pair of pottery tiles was made during the Ming Dynasty (1368 - 1644). They are made from a dense, quiet highly-fired grey pottery and feature leaves, birds and flower blossoms in high relief. The blossoms are presumably lotus blossoms although could possibly be chrysanthemums. The tile on the left also has one flower still in bud. Note the bird in the right tile holding something in its beak, al...

All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Chinese : Pottery : Pre 1700 item #1328762 (stock #M0707)
Brian Page Antiques
£450.00
Pair Chinese Ming Dynasty Painted Pottery Tiles - Horses

This fine pair of pottery tiles was made during the Ming Dynasty (AD 1368 - 1644). They are made of a dense grey pottery and have been painted in black pigment. Each tile features, in high relief and in great detail, a flying horse surrounded by clouds. Mounted and lit well, these tiles make superb decorative items. 

The total length when both tiles are placed together is 51.5 cm (20.25 inches), height 25.5 cm 10 inches). Conditio...

All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Chinese : Pottery : Pre 1700 item #1328763 (stock #M0708)
Brian Page Antiques
£450.00
Pair Chinese Ming Dynasty Painted Pottery Tile - Ox / Moon

This fine pair of pottery tiles was made during the Ming Dynasty (AD 1368 - 1644). They are made of a dense grey pottery and have been painted in black pigment. Each tile features, in high relief and in good detail, a recumbent long-horned ox, or cow, looking up at the moon. Mounted and lit well, these tiles make superb decorative items. 

The total length when both tiles are placed together is 52.5 cm (20.5 inches), height 25.5 ...

All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Chinese : Pottery : Pre 1700 item #1328764 (stock #M0709)
Brian Page Antiques
£450.00
Pair Chinese Ming Dynasty Painted Pottery Tiles - Ox / Moon

This fine pair of pottery tiles was made during the Ming Dynasty (AD 1368 - 1644). They are made of a dense grey pottery and have been painted in black pigment. Each tile features, in high relief and in good detail, a long-horned ox, or cow, looking up at the moon, albeit in rather a strange pose, standing with its neck down but head turned upwards toward the sky. Mounted and lit well, these tiles make superb decorative items. 

All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Chinese : Pottery : Pre 1700 item #1328765 (stock #M0710)
Brian Page Antiques
£450.00
Pair Chinese Ming Dynasty Phoenix Tiles

This fine pair of pottery tiles was made during the Ming Dynasty (AD 1368 - 1644). They are made of a dense grey pottery and have been painted in black pigment. Each tile features, in high relief and in great detail, a phoenix with its wings outstretched and head looking upwards. Mounted and lit well, these tiles make superb decorative items. 

The total length when both tiles are placed together is 53 cm (21 inches), height 26.5 cm (10.5 inches). ...

All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Chinese : Pottery : Pre 1700 item #1328767 (stock #MA018)
Brian Page Antiques
£450.00
Chinese Ming Dynasty Painted Pottery Mandarin Tile

This pottery tile depicting a mandarin (Chinese official) was made during the Ming Dynasty (1368 - 1644). It is made from a dense, quite highly-fired grey pottery. The mandarin wears a flowing robe, belted across his waist, with his badge of rank in the centre of his chest. In his left hand is what appears to be a hu (audience tablet). Note also the mandarin's hat and long beard & moustache. This tile has been "cold painted" in black and whi...

All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Chinese : Pottery : Pre 1700 item #1328768 (stock #MA017)
Brian Page Antiques
£450.00
Chinese Ming Dynasty Painted Pottery Mandarin Tile

This pottery tile depicting a mandarin (Chinese official) was made during the Ming Dynasty (1368 - 1644). It is made from a dense, quite highly-fired grey pottery. The mandarin wears a flowing robe, belted across his waist, with his badge of rank in the centre of his chest. In his right hand is what appears to be a hu (audience tablet). On top of the object held in his left hand sits a rabbit (or hare). Note also the mandarin's hat and long ...

All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Chinese : Pottery : Pre AD 1000 item #1339952 (stock #MA267)
Brian Page Antiques
£450.00
Large Chinese Neolithic Pottery Jar - Caiyuan Culture (c. 2600 - 2200 BC)

This rare and attractively-shaped wide 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 has a flat base, a wide body and an unusually wide flared mouth. The finely-burnished surface has fired to various attractive shades of orange-brown and is very smooth to the touch. Around the shoulder is ...

All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Chinese : Stoneware : Pre 1700 item #1349655 (stock #MA393)
Brian Page Antiques
£450.00
Large Chinese Ming Dynasty Henan Glazed Stoneware Jar

This large stoneware jar was made during the Ming Dynasty (1368 - 1644), possibly earlier, most likely from one of the kilns in Henan province. It is of an unusual yet very pleasing form and particularly "heavily-potted". It is coated in a thick dark-brown to black glaze, the colour of which varies depending on its thickness. The glaze stops just short of the flat base that remains unglazed. 

Height 33 cm (13 inches), diameter 28 cm ...

All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Chinese : Metalwork : Pre AD 1000 item #1353771 (stock #MA500)
Brian Page Antiques
£450.00
Rare Chinese Han Dynasty Bronze Chariot Bell

This rare and interesting bronze bell was made during the Han Dynasty (206 BC - AD 220). It would have originally been fitted to a horse-drawn chariot, ringing constantly as the chariot went along. It still has its bronze ball inside the bell section so shaking it will make the same sound that was heard some 2,000 years ago ! The surface has corroded due to long burial and there are extensive malachite deposits.

Height 15 cm (6 inches). Condit...

All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Chinese : Pottery : Pre AD 1000 item #1358895 (stock #M7571)
Brian Page Antiques
£450.00
Rare Chinese Neolithic Pottery Footed Jar - Caiyuan Culture (c. 2600 - 2200 BC) 

This very rare and unusually-shaped pottery jar was made some 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 and two loop handles. The body stands on an integral foot that is pierced with three circular holes. It has a very smooth burnished surface. There are lightly-incis...

All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Chinese : Porcelain : Pre 1492 item #1398002 (stock #MB087)
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£450.00
Fine Chinese Song / Yuan Dynasty Qingbai Porcelain Moulded Bottle

This rare and interesting porcelain bottle or vase was made during the 13th - 14th century, most likely at one of the kilns in Fujian province. It has been made in four separate moulded sections that have been luted together. The moulded decoration comprises repeating floral and geometric patterns. The surface and inner mouth are coated in a finely-crackled translucent greenish-blue Qingbai glaze.

Height 20 cm. It is in f...

All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Chinese : Porcelain : Pre 1700 item #1405464 (stock #MB152)
Brian Page Antiques
£450.00
Chinese Ming Dynasty Monochrome Glazed Porcelain Jar (Ex. Museum)

This attractively-shaped jar was made during the Ming Dynasty (1368 - 1644). It is quite "heavily-potted" and coated in a thick white glaze that has a smooth silky feel to it. The glaze has in fact fired more grey than white and to the lower body is darker where the texture of the surface is less smooth. To part of the body there are thick sags to the glaze. At the rim there is a small firing fault that has resulted in a rim c...

All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Chinese : Stoneware : Pre 1492 item #1410107 (stock #MB242)
Brian Page Antiques
£450.00
Fine & Rare Chinese Song Dynasty "Five Section" Stoneware Jar

This rare and unusual jar was made during the Song Dynasty (AD 960 - 1279). Although we have seen jars of this general form before, they are not widely documented. They come from Sichuan province in the south-west of China and are sometimes adorned with dragons. We know they were used for the storage of grain as we have previously had (smaller) examples that contained the remains of grain. This must be the finest example of its ty...

All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Chinese : Stoneware : Pre AD 1000 item #1410119 (stock #MA628)
Brian Page Antiques
£450.00
Fine & Rare Chinese Western Jin Dynasty Yue Ware Tray

This rare circular stoneware, or porcelaneous, dish or tray was made during the Western Jin Dynasty (AD 265 - 316). It is heavily-potted and coated in quite a thick translucent pale green, or celadon, glaze that is crackled in places. The tray has a circular compartment in its centre surrounded by six other compartments, presumably each to contain different foodstuffs. The flat underside is unglazed and marks of the firing pads on which ...

All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Chinese : Pottery : Pre AD 1000 item #1263433 (stock #M9067)
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£400.00
Small Chinese Northern Wei Dynasty Painted Pottery Pack Horse (AD 386 - 534)

This rare and unusually small pottery model of a pack horse, or pony, was made during the Northern Wei Dynasty (AD 386 - 534). It is made from a grey pottery that has been "cold painted" with traces of red and white pigments remaining. Note the detail of the saddle bags and pack. Interestingly, on the surface of the back left hoof is a heavy rust deposit suggesting this horse lay alongside an iron object during its lo...

All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Chinese : Pottery : Pre AD 1000 item #1358897 (stock #MA597)
Brian Page Antiques
£400.00
Very Rare Chinese Western Han Dynasty Incised Pottery Jar

This attractively-shaped pottery jar was made during the Western Han Dynasty (206 BC - AD 8). It is quite "heavily-potted" and made from a relatively highly-fired grey pottery. It has a burnished surface that has been decorated with many bands of ridges and incised lines surrounding the base, body and neck. Those of you familiar with Western Han cocoon jars will note the similarity; this is almost a "vertical" version of an incised West...

All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Paintings : Pre 1900 item #1377631 (stock #MB7579)
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£400.00
A Fine Japanese Ink & Colour Drawing of Children Playing. Attrib. to Kyosai. Meiji

14 x 11 ins.(35.5 x 27.9 cms) This superb drawing in the Shijo style shows three boys playing with spinning tops. One of the boys is cradling a cat in his arms. Note the look of anticipation in the attitude of the lower boy on the left. He crouches, concentrating, with his hands open waiting for the top to fall over. The trousers of the boy are rendered in ink wash without outline.

Our attribution to the...

All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Chinese : Porcelain : Pre 1700 item #1405461 (stock #MA817)
Brian Page Antiques
£400.00
Fine Chinese 17th Century Dehua / Blanc de Chine Flat Dish (Ex. Museum)

This flat dish was made in the 17th century (c. 1650 - 1700) at the famous Dehua kilns in Fujian province. It is quite "heavily-potted" and is coated in a finely-crackled ivory coloured glaze apart from the wide foot ring that remains unglazed.

It is of a good size with a diameter of 19.25 cm. It is fine condition and has no restoration or repair..

This dish bears a museum inventory number “B.R. 42-1944” and ...

All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Chinese : Pottery : Pre AD 1000 item #1405540 (stock #M7449)
Brian Page Antiques
£400.00
Chinese Neolithic Siwa Culture 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 coloured ...

All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Chinese : Pottery : Pre AD 1000 item #931737 (stock #M7085)
Brian Page Antiques
£395.00
Rare Chinese Neolithic Three-Handled Jar - Qijia Culture

This very rare pottery jar was made around 4,000 years ago by peoples of the Neolithic Qijia Culture (c. 2050 - 1700 BC), from what is now eastern Gansu province, China. They produced a variety of pottery vessels including cord-impressed pottery of many shapes and sizes as well as a variety of finer vessels such as this, with none, one, two or three handles, although those with three handles are by far the rarest. It is relatively high...

All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Chinese : Pottery : Pre AD 1000 item #1008678 (stock #M7684)
Brian Page Antiques
£395.00
Rare Chinese Early Tang Dynasty Painted Pottery Figure

This very rare and interesting pottery model was made in the early part of the Tang Dynasty (AD 618 - 906). Apart from the small aperture to the base, it is solid (as opposed to being hollow as are the majority of Tang figures) and relatively highly-fired. Note the detail of the clothing, the face and the feet. It has been "cold painted" with a creamy-white pigment on top of which are red and black pigments.

Height 25 cm (10 inches). T...

All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Chinese : Pottery : Pre AD 1000 item #1008679 (stock #M7685)
Brian Page Antiques
£395.00
Rare Chinese Early Tang Dynasty Painted Pottery Figure

This very rare and interesting pottery model was made in the early part of the Tang Dynasty (AD 618 - 906). Apart from the small aperture to the base, it is solid (as opposed to being hollow as are the majority of Tang figures) and relatively highly-fired. Note the detail of the clothing, the face and the feet. It has been "cold painted" with a creamy-white pigment on top of which are red and black pigments.

Height 25 cm (10 inches). T...

All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Chinese : Pottery : Pre 1492 item #1019392 (stock #M7767)
Brian Page Antiques
£395.00
Chinese Song / Yuan Dynasty Buddhist Lotus Jar

This 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 wall is decorated with applied strips of clay to form two rows of lotus leaves. The cover is quite elaborate with a six-pointed star design. The jar stands on an i...

All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Chinese : Pottery : Pre AD 1000 item #1081776 (stock #M8312)
Brian Page Antiques
£395.00
Very Rare Chinese Neolithic Pottery Jar - Banshan / Majiayao Culture (c. 2600 - 2300 BC)

This very rare and interesting pottery jar was made over 4,000 years ago by peoples of the Majiayao Culture, most likely during the Banshan phase (c. 2600 - 2300 BC) and is a most unusual example. It is made from quite a gritty clay with fairly small flat base, wide waist and wide flared mouth. The body has been decorated with applied strips of clay, whilst the mouth is decorated with four flanges that hav...

All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Chinese : Stoneware : Pre 1492 item #1313054 (stock #M8200)
Brian Page Antiques
£395.00
Chinese Song Dynasty Stoneware Dragon Jar (AD 960 - 1279)

This interesting stoneware jar was made during the Song Dynasty (AD 960 -1279). It is "heavily-potted" and has an applied decoration around its shoulder featuring a dragon chasing a pearl; the dragon, of course, seen as a divine mystical creature and the pearl a symbol of strength, fortune and transformation.

It is coated in a yellowish-brown iron glaze, the colour of which varies according to its thickness, that stops just short of...

All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Chinese : Stoneware : Pre 1492 item #1313059 (stock #M0865)
Brian Page Antiques
£395.00
Chinese Song Dynasty Stoneware Dragon Jar (AD 960 - 1279)

This interesting stoneware jar was made during the Song Dynasty (AD 960 -1279). It is "heavily-potted" and has an applied decoration around its shoulder featuring a dragon chasing a pearl; the dragon, of course, seen as a divine mystical creature and the pearl a symbol of strength, fortune and transformation. It is coated in a thick dark iron-brown glaze, that falls short of the base of the jar, on top of a pale slip. Note the ridge to ...

All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Chinese : Pottery : Pre AD 1000 item #1337004 (stock #M8125)
Brian Page Antiques
£395.00
Large Chinese Neolithic Pottery Jar - Siwa Culture (c. 1350 BC)

This large pottery jar dates to the Siwa culture (c. 1350 BC). From its base, the body spreads out to a wide waist and then tapers in a little before spreading out again to form the wide saddle-shaped mouth. There are two loop handles that join the shoulder to the rim. Much of the surface has been fired to a very attractive orange-red with variations in colour in places, a result of uneven conditions during the firing process. It ...

All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Chinese : Pottery : Pre AD 1000 item #1339957 (stock #MA270)
Brian Page Antiques
£395.00
Fine Large Chinese Warring States Pottery Jar (475 - 221 BC)

This attractively-shaped 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 flat base and the lower body has lightly incised lines around it. At the waist and above are several ridges and bands, within which are burnished lines forming geometric patterns. There is a depression around the bottom o...

All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Chinese : Pottery : Pre AD 1000 item #1403515 (stock #MA570)
Brian Page Antiques
£395.00
Fine Chinese Tang Dynasty Glazed Pottery Figure

This pottery figure was made during the Tang Dynasty (AD 618 - 906). It is "heavily-potted" and made from a relatively highly-fired creamy-white pottery. The visible joins at each side show it was made in a two-piece mould. Glazed Tang figures are so much rarer and more desirable than painted figures; the body of this figure is coated in very finely-crackled dark yellow glaze. The head remains unglazed and there are traces of the original "cold...

All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Chinese : Porcelain : Pre 1492 item #1404587 (stock #MB132)
Brian Page Antiques
£395.00
Chinese Song / Yuan Dynasty Longquan Celadon Porcelain Alms Bowl

This fine and attractively-shaped porcelain bowl, the form often referred to as an alms bowl, was made during the 13th - 14th century at one of the Longquan kilns in Zhejiang province. It is heavily-potted and coated in an olive-green glaze. There are incised bands and geometric patterns to the outer wall just below the rim, and close to the base. The inner surface is undecorated save for the glaze. The foot rim is square cut w...