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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 ...

All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Chinese : Pottery : Pre AD 1000 item #1339968 (stock #MA266)
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). 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 : Pottery : Pre 1492 item #1337014 (stock #M8470)
Brian Page Antiques
£695.00
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 : Stoneware : Pre 1492 item #1344504 (stock #MA349)
Brian Page Antiques
£695.00
Very Rare Chinese Song Dynasty Dragon Jar with Stand & Cover

This stoneware jar was made during the Song Dynasty (AD 960 -1279) or possibly the Yuan Dynasty (1279 - 1368). We have had a few similar "dragon" jars over the years but it is extremely rare to see such a jar with not only a cover, but a cut-out bowl in which it stands. We have known that such items existed as there is one illustrated in a Chinese museum book (see above for reference). 

Such jars as this with an applied dragon...

All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Chinese : Pottery : Pre AD 1000 item #1351362 (stock #M8079)
Brian Page Antiques
£695.00
Fine Chinese Western Han Dynasty Painted Pottery Figure (206 BC - AD 8)

This tall pottery figure was made during the Western Han Dynasty (206 BC - AD 8). It represents a male servant or attendant. It is "heavily-potted" and made from a grey pottery that has been "cold painted" in various coloured pigments, much of which still remain. There is a purpose-made hole, where the would-be hands are clasped together under the robe, where originally would have been placed possibly a banner of some so...

All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Korean : Metalwork : Pre 1492 item #1396773 (stock #M0800)
Brian Page Antiques
£695.00
Fine Korean Koryo Dynasty Bronze Bowl, Spoon & Chopsticks

This fine, high quality 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). The foot of the bowl has been made separately and is joined by two rivets. Originally its surface would have been brightly polished but it has,...

All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Chinese : Pottery : Pre 1492 item #1019393 (stock #M7768)
Brian Page Antiques
£650.00
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. 

This jar is quite "heavily-potted" and the pottery is particularly dark, almost black. There are good traces of white pigment on both the jar and cover. The wall is decora...

All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Chinese : Pottery : Pre AD 1000 item #1263427 (stock #M7080)
Brian Page Antiques
£650.00
Chinese Tang Dynasty Painted 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, who seems to be slumped in the horse's saddle !

Height 27.5cm. Repairs should, of course, realistically be expected for such pottery figures. The left lower front body of the horse has been ...

All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Chinese : Pottery : Pre AD 1000 item #1263428 (stock #M7423)
Brian Page Antiques
£650.00
Chinese Tang Dynasty Pottery Horse & Rider

This pottery model of a horse and rider was made during the Tang Dynasty (AD 618 - 906). It is quite "heavily-potted" and has been "cold painted" in various coloured pigments, very good traces of which remain. In both hands of the rider are the corroded remains of whatever the rider was originally holding, now long since rusted away and lost.

Height 30.5 cm (12 inches). Looking inside the hollow body shows no sign of repair but, as should reasonab...

All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Chinese : Pottery : Pre AD 1000 item #1319953 (stock #M0879)
Brian Page Antiques
£650.00
Fine Large Chinese Warring States Burnished and Incised Pottery Jar (475 - 221 BC)

This fine large pottery jar was made during the Warring States period (475 - 221 BC). It is made from a fine-grained grey pottery and has a highly burnished surface, extremely smooth to the touch. Around the shoulder are many bands of lightly incised geometric patterns. The surface colours vary from black to shades of grey due to conditions in the kiln during firing. There are also areas of burial deposits on ...

All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Chinese : Pottery : Pre 1700 item #1328509 (stock #MA007)
Brian Page Antiques
£650.00
Set of Chinese Ming Dynasty Painted Pottery Tiles - Lotus Blossoms

This highly decorative set of pottery tiles was made during the Ming Dynasty (1368 - 1644). They are made from a dense, quiet highly-fired grey pottery and comprise three tiles, the left and right tiles being very elaborately decorated with lotus buds and blossoms in high relief, together with a central spacer tile. These tiles have been "cold painted", in places the background with a black pigment, but the decorative element...

All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Chinese : Pottery : Pre 1700 item #1328510 (stock #MA008)
Brian Page Antiques
£650.00
Set of Chinese Ming Dynasty Painted Pottery Tiles - Lotus Blossoms

This highly decorative set of pottery tiles was made during the Ming Dynasty (1368 - 1644). They are made from a dense, quiet highly-fired grey pottery and comprise three tiles, the left and right tiles being very elaborately decorated with lotus buds and blossoms in high relief, together with a central spacer tile. These tiles have been "cold painted", in places the background with a black pigment, but the decorative element...

All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Chinese : Pottery : Pre AD 1000 item #1336991 (stock #MA158)
Brian Page Antiques
£650.00
Large Chinese Neolithic Painted Pottery Jar - Machang (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 quite "heavily-potted" with a well-rounded body, two sturdy loop handles and wide flared mouth. It is relatively highly-fired. The inside of the mouth and the upper body have been coated in a reddish-brown was...

All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Chinese : Metalwork : Pre AD 1000 item #1339089 (stock #MA224)
Brian Page Antiques
£650.00
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 13 cm (5 inches). Condit...

All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Chinese : Pottery : Pre 1492 item #1342561 (stock #MA079)
Brian Page Antiques
£650.00
Fine Chinese Yuan Dynasty Black Pottery Female Figure

This exceptional pottery figure was made during the Yuan Dynasty (AD 1279 - 1368). It is made from a dark pottery that has a smooth burnished surface. The figure represents a female servant standing in attendance. Note the detail of the clothing, the bow across her chest, and especially the detail to the facial features and hairstyle.

The vast majority of ancient Chinese pottery figures were made in previous centuries, mostly during t...

All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Chinese : Pre 1700 item #1345696 (stock #M9454)
Brian Page Antiques
£650.00
Large Chinese Ming Dynasty Stone Panel - Horse / Qilin / Deer

This stone panel was made during the Ming Dynasty (1368 - 1644) and features three animals, a horse, a qilin (mythical creature) and a deer. This panel was most likely originally one of a series. Very impressive when displayed well and lit from a angle.

Length 80 cm (31.5 inches), height 24 cm (9.5 inches). On the surface in places are calcified deposits. Condition is good with no repair or restoration.

*** TO ORDER THIS I...

All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Chinese : Pottery : Pre AD 1000 item #1353769 (stock #MA501)
Brian Page Antiques
£650.00
Fine Chinese Han Dynasty Pottery Amphora (206 BC - AD 220)

A superbly conceived design; vessels of this general type have been found in tombs dating as far back as the Spring and Autumn Period (770-475 BC) and are thought by some archaeologists to be anthropomorphic, based on the female human form. 

This particular example was made some 2,000 years ago during the Han Dynasty (206 BC - AD 220), possibly earlier. This vessel has a smooth burnished surface and particularly well-defined "s...

All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Chinese : Stoneware : Pre AD 1000 item #1362019 (stock #MA628)
Brian Page Antiques
£650.00
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 1492 item #1396767 (stock #M0982)
Brian Page Antiques
£650.00
Rare Chinese Song / Yuan Dynasty Buddhist Inscribed Sanskrit Jar

This very rare 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, then ,a particularly isolated part of China. Whilst the clay was still soft, prior to firing, the entire outer surface of this jar was incised with characters of a Sanskrit-type script, the Buddhist script of that area at the time. There is also one in...

All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Chinese : Metalwork : Pre AD 1000 item #1396769 (stock #MA223)
Brian Page Antiques
£650.00
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 13 cm (5 inches). Condit...

All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Chinese : Pottery : Pre AD 1000 item #1399635 (stock #MB106)
Brian Page Antiques
£650.00
Chinese Han Dynasty Painted Pottery Cocoon Jar

This pottery "cocoon" 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. The form of this particular example is a little different to some others with its more "rounded" body and shorter foot. It is made from a relatively highly-fire...

All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Chinese : Pottery : Pre 1492 item #1019672 (stock #M7775)
Brian Page Antiques
£600.00
Tall Chinese Song / Yuan Dynasty 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.�

Most noticeable is the variation in colour from black to a pale creamy-yellow; this is as a result of uneven firing conditions during its manufacture. The ...

All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Chinese : Stoneware : Pre AD 1000 item #1259982 (stock #M0041)
Brian Page Antiques
£600.00
Large Chinese Western Han Dynasty Stoneware Jar

This large and impressive pottery jar, the shape known as a "pou", was made during the Western Han Dynasty (206 BC - AD 8). This type of stoneware is often referred to as "proto-porcelain" although the body of this particular example is porous so it is a little under-fired. The surface colour varies from grey to a pinky-brown due to uneven conditions in the kiln during firing. The round body is surrounded by impressed bands and on opposing sides ...

All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Chinese : Pottery : Pre AD 1000 item #1259984 (stock #M8111)
Brian Page Antiques
£600.00
Very 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, the cover of which has been elaborately painted in red and white pigments. The four protrusions to the cover act as feet when the cover is taken off the box and inverted. Although such boxes are rare and not widely documented, there is a reference in the fine 1996 book "Chinese Ceramics, the New Standard Guide" by He Li (ISBN...

All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Chinese : Pottery : Pre AD 1000 item #1263422 (stock #M9037)
Brian Page Antiques
£600.00
Chinese Tang Dynasty Painted Pottery Horse & Rider

This attractive pottery model of a horse and rider 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 have been applied various coloured pigments. The rider is a musician, a drummer, and is in the act of beating his drum. Interestingly in his left clasped hand can be seen the faint remains of rusted iron, the remains of a miniat...

All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Chinese : Pottery : Pre AD 1000 item #1263423 (stock #M9036)
Brian Page Antiques
£600.00
Chinese Tang Dynasty Painted Pottery Horse & Rider

This attractive pottery model of a horse and rider 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 have been applied various coloured pigments. The rider is a musician, a drummer, and is in the act of beating his drum. Interestingly in his left clasped hand can be seen the faint remains of rusted iron, the remains of a miniat...

All Items : Vintage Arts : Regional Art : Oceanic : Pottery : Pre 1970 item #1300062 (stock #M0604)
Brian Page Antiques
£600.00
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 1492 item #1307207 (stock #M0351)
Brian Page Antiques
£600.00
Large Chinese Song / Yuan Dynasty Glazed Buddhist Jar with Inscription

This large and impressive glazed pottery jar was made during the Song Dynasty (AD 960 - 1279), or possibly 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 is...

All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Chinese : Pottery : Pre AD 1000 item #1339975 (stock #MA254)
Brian Page Antiques
£600.00
Large Chinese Neolithic Machang 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 relatively highly-fired pale yellowish-brown pottery, the colour of which varies in places due to uneven conditions in the Neolithic kiln. It is a well-made jar of fine form and good proportions. At ...

All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Chinese : Pottery : Pre AD 1000 item #1339976 (stock #MA256)
Brian Page Antiques
£600.00
Large Chinese Neolithic Machang 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 quite "heavily-potted" and made from a pale yellowish-brown pottery, the colour of which varies in places due to uneven conditions in the Neolithic kiln. It is a well-made jar of fine form and good proportions. ...

All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Chinese : Stoneware : Pre 1492 item #1344503 (stock #MA348)
Brian Page Antiques
£600.00
Very Rare Chinese Song Dynasty Dragon Jar with Stand & Cover

This stoneware jar was made during the Song Dynasty (AD 960 -1279). We have had a few similar "dragon" jars over the years but it is extremely rare to see such a jar with not only a cover, but a cut-out bowl in which it stands. We have known that such items existed as there is one illustrated in a Chinese museum book (see above for reference). 

Such jars as this with an applied dragon around its shoulder are found in Sichuan p...

All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Chinese : Pottery : Pre AD 1000 item #1345868 (stock #M7104)
Brian Page Antiques
£600.00
Tall Chinese Neolithic Qijia Culture Pottery Jar

This tall and attractively-shaped pottery vessel was made around 4,000 years ago by peoples of the Qijia Culture in eastern Gansu province, China dating from approx. 2050 - 1700 BC. It is relatively highly-fired. The lower surface has been decorated with repeated vertical lines whereas the upper surface has been burnished to a smooth finish. At the waist are two loop handles, with the surface of the body on the inside of the handles slightly d...

All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Chinese : Pottery : Pre AD 1000 item #1351361 (stock #M8376)
Brian Page Antiques
£600.00
Tall Chinese Northern Qi Dynasty Painted Pottery Figure (AD 550 - 577)

This very rare and unusual painted pottery figure was made during the Northern Qi Dynasty (AD 550 - 577). It is made from a grey pottery that has been "cold painted" in various coloured pigments, very good traces of which still remain. Note the details of the clothing, the headgear and especially the facial features. In each hand is a purpose-made hole where originally would have been placed miniature weapons or banners, ...

All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Chinese : Porcelain : Pre 1700 item #1396340 (stock #MB043)
Brian Page Antiques
£600.00
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 a butterfly and a grasshopper on a rock within an attractive landscape. The pattern surrounding the cavetto is most unusual and dishes with such a bord...

All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Chinese : Pottery : Pre AD 1000 item #1396948 (stock #MB053)
Brian Page Antiques
£600.00
Large Chinese Tang Dynasty Glazed Stoneware Jar

This fine and attractively-shaped stoneware jar was made during the Tang Dynasty (AD 618 - 906). The upper body and inside mouth have been coated in a finely-crackled translucent pale green glaze, the colour of which varies in places according to the glaze's thickness. There are a couple of kiln scars to the body where presumably other vessels were in contact with each other in the kiln during firing.

A good size with a height of 29.5 cm ...

All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Southeast Asian : Ceramics : Pre 1492 item #1398113 (stock #MB102)
Brian Page Antiques
£600.00
Large Thai 14th - 15th Century Sawankhalok Celadon Bowl

This large stoneware bowl was made at the Sawankhalok kilns around the 14th - 15th century. It is heavily-potted and has a foliate rim. It is coated in a translucent and finely-crackled celadon glaze that has a hint of blue in places. The unglazed base has fired to a deep reddish-brown and in its centre is the round mark of the pontil on which this bowl stood whilst in the kiln during firing. Under the glaze, the inner surface is decora...

All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Southeast Asian : Ceramics : Pre 1492 item #1398114 (stock #MB103)
Brian Page Antiques
£600.00
Large Thai 14th - 15th Century Sawankhalok Celadon Bowl

This large stoneware bowl was made at the Sawankhalok kilns around the 14th - 15th century. It is heavily-potted and has a foliate rim. It is coated in a translucent and finely-crackled celadon glaze. The unglazed base has fired to a deep reddish-brown and in its centre is the round mark of the pontil on which this bowl stood whilst in the kiln during firing. Under the glaze, the inner surface is attractively decorated with incised flow...

All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Chinese : Pottery : Pre AD 1000 item #1399887 (stock #M0901)
Brian Page Antiques
£600.00
Fine 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, although in places the burnished surfac...

All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Chinese : Pottery : Pre AD 1000 item #1399888 (stock #M0904)
Brian Page Antiques
£600.00
Fine 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. The surface colour is generally an par...

All Items : Vintage Arts : Regional Art : Oceanic : Pottery : Pre 1970 item #1300061 (stock #M0603)
Brian Page Antiques
£550.00
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 #1330253 (stock #M8476)
Brian Page Antiques
£550.00
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 base of the neck. On opposing sides of the shoulder have been a...

All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Chinese : Pottery : Pre AD 1000 item #1353532 (stock #M7665)
Brian Page Antiques
£550.00
Tall Chinese Northern Wei Dynasty Painted Pottery Warrior with Shield

This fine pottery figure was made during the Northern Wei Dynasty (AD 386 - 534). The head and body have been made separately, and 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 the face. Very good traces of the various coloured pigment...

All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Chinese : Pottery : Pre AD 1000 item #1399634 (stock #MA902)
Brian Page Antiques
£550.00
Chinese Han Dynasty Painted Pottery Cocoon Jar

This pottery "cocoon" 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. It is made from a relatively highly-fired fine-grained grey pottery and has been decorated by "cold painting" a variety of different coloured pigments in a desi...

All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Chinese : Pottery : Pre AD 1000 item #1008683 (stock #M7603)
Brian Page Antiques
£500.00
Very Rare Chinese Neolithic Large Bowl with Spout - Machang

This very rare large pottery bowl 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 coarse, gritty red pottery. It has a spout and the inner surface is purposely incised with deep grooves.

Diameter 25.5 cm (10 inches), height 16.5 cm (6.5 inches). There is a small repair to the...

All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Chinese : Pottery : Pre AD 1000 item #1330254 (stock #M8477)
Brian Page Antiques
£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)
Brian Page Antiques
£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 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...