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All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Chinese : Pottery : Pre AD 1000 item #1259987 (stock #M8148)
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£850.00
Rare Large Chinese Han Dynasty Pottery Jar (206 BC - AD 220)

This large and impressive pottery jar of exceptional form was made during the Han Dynasty (206 BC - AD 220). It is a fine example of the Han potter's craft, very sophisticated for this period; thinly-potted for its large size, a wide-bodied jar with sturdy handles and quite a small flat base. In places on the surface are the traces of ancient plant/root growths from its long burial.

Height 44 cm (17.25 inches), maximum diameter...

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

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

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

This large and impressive pottery jar was made over 4,000 years ago by peoples of the Caiyuan Culture (c. 2600 - 2200 BC) and has been excavated from the Ningxia Autonomous Region in the north of China. It is relatively highly-fired and has been fired to a very pleasing pale yellowish-brown colour. The upper surface has been burnished and is smooth to the touch. The lower surface has been simply yet effectively decorated...

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

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

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

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

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

All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Chinese : Pottery : Pre AD 1000 item #1353529 (stock #M8999)
Brian Page Antiques
£850.00
Large Chinese Han Dynasty Pottery Ox (206 BC - AD 220)

This large pottery model of an ox was made during the Han Dynasty (206 BC - AD 220). It is made from a relatively high-fired grey pottery which has made it much more durable than lower-fired examples. It has been made in a two-piece mould with the two halves luted together prior to firing. It is in very good condition; although one horn has clearly been broken and re-stuck, there is no obvious sign of any other restoration or repair, as ...

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

This large pottery jar was made over 4,000 years ago during the Machang Phase (c. 2300 - 2000 BC) of the Majiayao culture, also known as the Gansu-Yangshao culture, from present day Gansu or Qinghai province. It is made from a pale yellowish-brown pottery. It is of quite an unusual form, a wide body with two sturdy loop handles, a tall narrow neck and a flared mouth. The elaborate painted geometric patterns covering ...

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

This large pottery jar was made over 4,000 years ago during the Machang Phase (c. 2300 - 2000 BC) of the Majiayao culture, also known as the Gansu-Yangshao culture, from present day Gansu or Qinghai province. It is relatively highly-fired and made from a pale yellowish-brown pottery. It has an unusually small neck compared to its large body size. As usual with this type of large Machang jar, on opposing sides just below it...

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

This tall pottery jar was made over 4,000 years ago during the Machang Phase (c. 2300 - 2000 BC) of the Majiayao culture, also known as the Gansu-Yangshao culture, from present day Gansu or Qinghai province. It is made from a relatively highly-fired pale yellowish-brown pottery, the surface colour of which varies in places due to uneven conditions during firing in the Neolithic kiln. The jar has a fairly small flat b...

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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