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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.

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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, ...