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All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Chinese : Pottery : Pre AD 1000 item #1330254 (stock #M8477)
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£500.00
Large Chinese Early Western Han Dynasty Pottery Hu Jar

This large pottery jar was made over 2,000 years ago during the early part of the Western Han Dynasty (206 BC - AD 8). It is "heavily-potted" and made from a fairly high-fired pale grey pottery. The lower rounded body is covered with coarse-woven fabric impressions onto which has been luted the tall foot. There are several decorative bands and ridges surrounding the body and neck. On opposing sides of the shoulder have been applied two m...

All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Southeast Asian : Ceramics : Pre 1492 item #1398110 (stock #MB104)
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£500.00
Large Thai 14th - 15th Century Sawankhalok Celadon Bowl

This large stoneware bowl, or dish, was made at the Sawankhalok kilns around the 14th - 15th century. It is heavily-potted and coated in a translucent and finely-crackled celadon glaze that has a hint of blue. On the outer surface, the glaze stops short of the foot where the unglazed base has fired to a deep reddish-brown. In the centre of the base is the round mark of the pontil on which this bowl stood whilst in the kiln during firing...

All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Chinese : Pottery : Pre AD 1000 item #1131261 (stock #M9055)
Brian Page Antiques
£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 1492 item #1329399 (stock #MA004)
Brian Page Antiques
£495.00
Chinese Northern Song Dynasty Qingbai Porcelain Bowls in Kiln Saggars Fused Together

A very rare opportunity to acquire two Northern Song Dynasty (AD 960 - 1127) kiln saggars fused together, each still containing their Qingbai porcelain bowls, excavated from a kiln site in the Jingdezhen area of Jiangxi province. This is one of a variety of different Qingbai porcelain wares in saggars, mostly bowls and dishes of varying sizes and patterns, that we were very lucky to be able to acquire some ...

All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Chinese : Porcelain : Pre 1492 item #1329400 (stock #MA005)
Brian Page Antiques
£495.00
Chinese Northern Song Dynasty Kiln Saggar - Two Qingbai Porcelain Bowls

A rare opportunity to acquire a Northern Song Dynasty (AD 960 - 1127) kiln saggar, not only still containing a Qingbai porcelain bowl, but with the almost complete remains of another fused to its underside! This was excavated from a kiln site in the Jingdezhen area of Jiangxi province. This is one of a variety of different Qingbai porcelain wares in saggars, mostly bowls and dishes of varying sizes and patterns, that we...

All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Chinese : Stoneware : Pre 1910 item #1349656 (stock #MA394)
Brian Page Antiques
£495.00
Large Chinese Qing Dynasty Martaban Dragon Jar

This large and impressive stoneware jar dates to the latter part of the Qing Dynasty (1644 - 1912). This type of large ovoid-shaped storage jar is often referred to as a Martaban (or Martavan) jar, and was used for the transportation of trade goods around south-east Asia. This jar is very nicely decorated with two dragons and is coated in an attractive yellow-green glaze, the colour of which varies in places. The glaze stops short of the flat ba...

All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Chinese : Pottery : Pre AD 1000 item #1353526 (stock #M0619)
Brian Page Antiques
£495.00
Chinese Western Han Dynasty Painted Pottery Attendant Figure (206 BC - AD 8)

This pottery model of a male attendant, or servant, was made during the Western Han Dynasty (206 BC - AD 8). The figure stands with hands together under a robe. Note the presence of purpose-made holes above and below where the hands would be where a flag or weapon (?) would originally have been placed diagonally, and presumably made of wood so long since rotted away and lost. It is made from a relatively highly-fire...

All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Chinese : Metalwork : Pre AD 1000 item #1353771 (stock #MA500)
Brian Page Antiques
£495.00
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 : Porcelain : Pre 1700 item #1360058 (stock #M0086)
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 : 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 : Porcelain : Pre 1700 item #1396339 (stock #MB041)
Brian Page Antiques
£495.00
Fine & Rare Chinese Ming Dynasty Blue & White Kraak Porcelain Dish

This very rare and unusual fine quality moulded "kraak" porcelain dish was made toward the end of the Wanli reign (1573 - 1620) of the Ming Dynasty at the famous Jingdezhen kilns. It has a scalloped cavetto and the underglaze pattern is a deep blue. The central design features two birds, presumably pheasants, one standing and one in flight, within an attractive landscape. The pattern surrounding the cavetto is most unusual an...

All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Korean : Metalwork : Pre 1492 item #1396772 (stock #M0801)
Brian Page Antiques
£495.00
Korean Koryo Dynasty Bronze Bowl, Spoon & Chopsticks

This bronze bowl and utensils were made during the Koryo Dynasty (AD 918 - 1392) but more specifically during the 13th century. The wall of the bowl is particularly thin as it was made by the spinning technique as opposed to having been cast (see below for more information). Originally its surface would have been brightly polished but it has, during its long burial, acquired a green patina. The chopsticks are square at one end and round at...

All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Chinese : Pottery : Pre AD 1000 item #1399544 (stock #MB111)
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Fine Chinese Western Han Dynasty Pottery Jar

This attractive pottery jar was made during the Western Han Dynasty (206 BC - AD 8). It is made from a relatively highly-fired grey pottery. Note the decorative raised bands and the taotie mask handles that are all particularly "crisp". It has a flat base that is slightly convex. Between the raised bands around the waist are faint traces of original pigment. To part of the rim edge there are calcified deposits from over 2,000 years of interment (t...

All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Chinese : Pottery : Pre 1492 item #1081093 (stock #M8291)
Brian Page Antiques
£450.00
Fine Chinese Song / Yuan Dynasty Pottery Buddhist Lotus Jar 

This fine pottery jar was made during the Song Dynasty (AD 960 - 1279), or possibly the Yuan Dynasty (AD 1279 - 1368) and has been been excavated from a Buddhist site in Yunnan province.

The wide body of the jar has been elaborately decorated with two bands of applied lotus leaves. The dome-shaped cover has been similarly decorated. The whole of the inner surface of the jar is covered in a network of ancient root/plant growths f...

All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Chinese : Pottery : Pre AD 1000 item #1255234 (stock #M0364)
Brian Page Antiques
£450.00
Chinese Tang Dynasty "Fat Man" Figure (AD 618 - 906)

This interesting and elegant looking pottery figure was made during the Tang Dynasty (AD 618 - 906). It is the male equivalent of the well-known "fat lady" (female courtier) figures. It is quite "heavily-potted" and made from a buff-coloured pottery that has been "cold panted" in a base coat of white on top of which have been applied black, pink and pale yellow pigments, traces of which still remain. Note the detail of the clothing, facial...

All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Chinese : Pottery : Pre AD 1000 item #1259996 (stock #M9826)
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 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 : Stoneware : Pre AD 1000 item #1353536 (stock #M9212)
Brian Page Antiques
£450.00
Chinese Western Han Dynasty Glazed Stoneware Jar with Mask Handles (206 BC - AD 8)

This stoneware jar, of the type often referred to as "proto-porcelain" dates to the Western Han Dynasty (206 BC - AD 8). The upper body is coated with a thin olive-green ash glaze whilst the unglazed lower body has fired to a dark reddish-brown. On opposing sides are two sturdy and elaborate handles each decorated with a mask pattern. The jar stands on three integral short rectangular feet.

Diameter 27 cm ...

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 : Stoneware : Pre 1492 item #1364186 (stock #MA630)
Brian Page Antiques
£450.00
Chinese Song / Jin Dynasty Black & Brown Glazed Stoneware Jar

This "heavily-potted" stoneware jar was made during the 11th - 13th century, during the Northern Song (AD 960 - 1127) or Jin Dynasty (AD 1115 - 1234) at one of the workshops in Henan province. The upper body and inner mouth are coated in a thick black glaze, the interior in a thinner brown glaze. The lower outer surface remains unglazed showing the cream-coloured stoneware body. To the inside centre are firing marks where a smaller...

All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Chinese : Porcelain : Pre 1492 item #1376279 (stock #MBP002)
Brian Page Antiques
£450.00
Fine Chinese Song Dynasty Qingbai Porcelain Bowl

This fine porcelain bowl was made during the Song Dynasty (AD 960 – 1279), more specifically during the 11th – 12th Century. It is of an attractive conical form and stands on a high foot. The porcelain has a good ring when tapped and is particularly translucent. Qingbai glazes can vary in colour according to conditions in the kiln during firing; this bowl is very unusual as the glaze has fired to a very pale, almost yellow, the colour emph...

All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Chinese : Porcelain : Pre 1492 item #1398002 (stock #MB087)
Brian Page Antiques
£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 : Pottery : Pre AD 1000 item #1263433 (stock #M9067)
Brian Page Antiques
£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 : Vintage Arts : Regional Art : Oceanic : Pottery : Pre 1970 item #1300059 (stock #M0719)
Brian Page Antiques
£400.00
LARGE Chambri / Aibom Pottery Jar - Papua New Guinea (Ex. 1970's Collection)

This rare pottery jar was part of a large collection of artifacts collected from the region of the Sepik River, Papau New Guinea in the early 1970's. Most of the collection comprised wooden artifacts, but there were also some much rarer pottery items that we were able to acquire. This particular jar is from the village of Aibom which is the only village in this region to have clay suitable for this type of pottery, ...

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 : 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...