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All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Chinese : Pottery : Pre AD 1000 item #1364702 (stock #MA409)
Brian Page Antiques
£1,350.00
Fine & Rare Chinese Neolithic Pottery Owl Jar / Ewer - Qijia Culture (c. 2050 - 1700 BC) with Oxford TL Test

This rare very and interesting pottery vessel was made by peoples of the Qijia Culture (c. 2050 - 1700 BC). Such vessels are sometimes called "owl" jars. It is made from a pale creamy-brown pottery. The outer surface of the body has been decorated with repeated cord impressions. The wide loop handle has a decorative strip of clay applied to its surface. The domed half-cover of the jar h...

All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Chinese : Pottery : Pre AD 1000 item #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 #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 : Porcelain : Pre 1700 item #1396584 (stock #MB049)
Brian Page Antiques
£1,200.00
Fine & Rare Chinese Ming Dynasty Blue & White Porcelain Bowl with Poem & Yongle Reign Mark - "Red Cliff" Pattern

This rare and very interesting blue and white porcelain bowl was made during the latter part of the Ming Dynasty (c. 1620 - 1644). On the inner surface is the four-character Yongle reign mark (1403 - 1424) surrounded by a wide and elaborate circular border, the same border being repeated around the edge of the inner rim. The outer wall is decorated with what is known as the "Red C...

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 #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 ...