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All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Chinese : Porcelain : Pre 1492 item #1388155 (stock #T4)
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Rare Chinese Song Dynasty White Ware Bowl Stand

This very rare bowl stand was made during the Song Dynasty (AD 960 - 1279), most likely at the Cizhou kilns in Hebei province. It is quite "heavily-potted" and coated in a clear finely-crackled glaze over a creamy-white slip, save for the unglazed foot. There are minor chips to the glaze around the rims but no repair or restoration. Diameter 10.5 cm.

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All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Chinese : Porcelain : Pre 1700 item #1388151 (stock #T6)
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Very Rare Chinese Ming Dynasty Small White Porcelain Dish

Whilst it is tempting to attribute this fine small dish as Qingbai ware dating to the Song Dynasty, one solitary almost identical example was recovered from the "Wanli Shipwreck" dated to the early 17th Century (see page 149 of the fine book, "The Wanli Shipwreck and its Ceramic Cargo" by Sten Sjostrand & Sharipah Lok Lok Syed Idrus). For this reason we date this dish to the latter part of the Ming dynasty. It has a foliate rim and mo...

All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Chinese : Porcelain : Pre 1492 item #1384749 (stock #MA783)
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Chinese Ming Dynasty Blue & White Porcelain Bowl (Hongzhi)

This blue and white porcelain bowl with flared rim was made during the late 15th - early 16th century (Hongzhi reign 1488 – 1505). The outer wall is decorated in underglaze blue with a honeycomb pattern below which are lotus leaf panels. The inside decoration is has a floral pattern in the centre with a band of repeated Sanskrit characters around the rim.

Diameter 15 cm (6 inches). This bowl is in fine condition with no repair...

All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Chinese : Porcelain : Pre 1700 item #1384748 (stock #MA712)
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£220.00
Chinese Ming Dynasty Blue & White Porcelain Meiping

This porcelain vase, or meiping, was made during the latter part of the Ming Dynasty (AD 1368 – 1644). It is unusually “heavily-potted” and has been made in four sections that have been luted together at the narrowest and widest parts of the body, and at the neck. It is coated in a thick white glaze in which there are a few kiln scars. The underglaze cobalt blue floral decoration has fired more black than blue. The unglazed flat base ...

All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Chinese : Porcelain : Pre 1700 item #1384747 (stock #MA718)
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£120.00
Chinese Ming Dynasty Blue & White Porcelain Ewer / Teapot

This small ewer or teapot was made during the latter part of the Ming Dynasty (AD 1368 – 1644). It has been made in two parts, upper and lower, that have been luted together at the waist. The thick white glaze covers both inner and outer surfaces. The underglaze blue decoration comprises floral designs on opposing sides of the shoulder together with thin blue bands around the neck and base, but these are fairly indistinct, having fi...

All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Chinese : Porcelain : Pre 1700 item #1384746 (stock #MA512)
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£85.00
Chinese Ming Dynasty Blue & White Porcelain Jarlet

This small blue & white porcelain jar, or jarlet, dates to the 16th century. It is "heavily-potted" and is coated in a thick finely-crackled glaze. The underglaze blue decoration comprises floral and geometric patterns. The base remains unglazed and has fired to a pale brown. 

Height 5.5 cm. It is in good condition with no repair or restoration.

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All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Chinese : Porcelain : Pre 1700 item #1384745 (stock #MA623)
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£120.00
Chinese Ming Dynasty Blue & White Porcelain Bowl (Wanli)

This porcelain bowl was made during the Wanli reign (1573 - 1620) of the Ming Dynasty. It is of the type known as "Swatow" or "Zhangzhou" ware. It is coated in a thick crackled glaze, the underglaze blue decoration comprising various floral and geometric patterns. The sand/grit adhering around the unglazed foot is typical of this type of ware, the bowl having been stood on sand in the kiln during firing. Diameter 14.5 cm (5.5 inches). ...

All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Chinese : Porcelain : Pre 1492 item #1384744 (stock #MA649)
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£185.00
Chinese Ming Dynasty Hongzhi Blue & White Porcelain Bowl - Sanskrit

This porcelain bowl was made during the Hongzhi reign (1488 - 1505) of the Ming Dynasty. It is relatively "heavily-potted" and has a flared rim. The underglaze blue decoration comprises various floral, cloud and geometric patterns. Around the rim is a band of Sanskrit characters. To the inner foot are a couple of surface flakes, most likely from manufacture and so often seen on bowls of this type.

Diameter 15 cm (6 inche...

All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Chinese : Porcelain : Pre 1700 item #1384739 (stock #M0934)
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£250.00
Fine Chinese Ming Dynasty Blue & White Porcelain Bowl - Chrysanthemums

This fine-quality porcelain bowl was made during the 16th century, c.1550-1570. The pattern, in underglaze blue of good colour, features chrysanthemum blossoms (the chrysanthemum is the emblem of autumn and also represents friendship and an easy life. The inner rim is further decorated with a trellis border whereas the outer rim has a narrower floral scroll border. There is a seal mark to the recessed base.

Diameter 1...

All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Chinese : Porcelain : Pre 1700 item #1384738 (stock #MA292)
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£295.00
Fine Chinese Ming Dynasty Blue & White Porcelain Bowl - Jiajing

This attractive blue & white porcelain bowl was made during the Jiajing reign (1522 - 1566) of the Ming Dynasty. The outer wall is decorated with a scrolling peony pattern whilst the inner pattern features lotus flowers in "white on blue". There is the usual "fritting" to the glaze at the rim edge seen on most porcelain of this period as well as some expected surface wear.

Diameter 14.5 cm (5.75 inches). This bowl is in fin...

All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Chinese : Porcelain : Pre 1700 item #1384737 (stock #MA291)
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Fine Chinese Ming Dynasty Blue & White Porcelain Bowl - Jiajing

This attractive blue & white porcelain bowl of fine form was made during the Jiajing reign (1522 - 1566) of the Ming Dynasty. The "white on blue" decoration features an elaborate lotus flower pattern. There is the usual minor "fritting" to the glaze at the rim edge seen on most porcelain of this period

Diameter 14.5 cm (5.75 inches). This bowl is in fine condition with a good ring when tapped and no repair or restoration. ...

All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Chinese : Porcelain : Pre 1700 item #1384735 (stock #M0087)
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£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 #1384734 (stock #MA525)
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£250.00
Fine Chinese Ming Dynasty Blue & White Porcelain Bowl - Bird in Tree

This attractive porcelain bowl was made during the mid to late 16th century. The underglaze blue pattern features on both sides of the outer wall a bird on a prunus branch. The prunus is a symbol of life as it blossoms in springtime on what appears to be a lifeless tree without leaves. In the centre of the bowl is a peach, an emblem of marriage but also representing immortality and springtime.

This bowl is a good size...

All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Chinese : Porcelain : Pre 1700 item #1384621 (stock #M0753)
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£250.00
Chinese Ming Dynasty Kraak Porcelain Dish - Deer Pattern - Wanli Shipwreck

This "kraak" porcelain dish, 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 underglaze blue pattern features two deer standing in a landscape, one with head raised, the other with he...

All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Chinese : Porcelain : Pre 1700 item #1384620 (stock #MA526)
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£200.00
Fine Chinese Transitional Blue & White Porcelain Bowl

This fine quality porcelain bowl was made during the Transitional period, the middle to late 17th century. It is fairly "heavily-potted" and elaborately decorated in underglaze blue, the pattern featuring flower blossoms. To the base is a floral mark within two wide blue bands.. The rim is coated in iron brown to prevent fritting of the glaze during manufacture.

Diameter 14.75 cm (5.75 inches). This bowl is in fine condition with no ...

All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Chinese : Porcelain : Pre 1700 item #1384619 (stock #MA527)
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Chinese Ming Dynasty Blue & White Porcelain Dish - Rock & Chrysanthemum

This porcelain dish was made during the late 15th - 16th century. The central design in underglaze blue features a rock and chrysanthemum flowers. The rock is a symbol of durability and steadfastness; the chrysanthemum also represents steadfastness as well as friendship and a life of ease. The underside wall is quite elaborately decorated with a scrolling flora pattern. The dish is coated in quite a thick glaze that is c...

All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Chinese : Porcelain : Pre 1700 item #1384618 (stock #MA545)
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£120.00
Chinese Ming Dynasty Blue & White Porcelain Box

This blue & white porcelain box dates to the 16th century. The underglaze blue decoration to the cover features a peach, representing marriage as well as being a symbol of immortality and springtime, below which is a scrolling floral pattern. The lower section is decorated with beribboned objects. The unglazed edges have fired to a pinkish red and even the inner glazed surfaces have a pinky-red colour in places.

Diameter 8.5 cm, height 7 c...

All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Chinese : Porcelain : Pre 1700 item #1384617 (stock #MA552)
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£50.00
Chinese Ming Dynasty Blue & White Porcelain Dish - Fo Dog

This small porcelain dish was made during the 16th century. It is quite "heavily-potted" and coated in a thick finely-crackled glaze - the flat base remains unglazed. The underglaze blue decoration features a stylised fo dog in its centre and a scrolling floral pattern around the underside wall.  

Diameter 12 cm (4.75 inches). It is in good condition with no repair or restoration.

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All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Chinese : Porcelain : Pre 1700 item #1384616 (stock #MA521)
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£150.00
Large Chinese Ming Dynasty Blue & White Porcelain Covered Box

This larger-sized blue & white box was made during the Wanli reign (1573 - 1620) of the Ming Dynasty. The centre design on the cover is of a stylised curled dragon surrounded by panels containing peaches and precious objects, very much like many kraak porcelain pieces of the same period. The glaze is heavily crackled and to the base the glaze has a "orange peel" effect, a result of this box being a little under-fired. The glaze to...

All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Chinese : Porcelain : Pre 1700 item #1384614 (stock #MA518)
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£60.00
Small Chinese Ming Dynasty Blue & White Porcelain Dish - Peach & Bird

This small porcelain dish was made during the mid to late 16th century (c. 1560 - 1590). The underglaze blue decoration features a bird perched upon a branch of a peach tree. The underside is more simply decorated with just two thin blue bands circling the base.

The peach represents marriage and is a symbol of immortality and springtime.

Diameter 10 cm (4 inches). There is minor "fritting" to the glaze at the rim ...

All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Chinese : Porcelain : Pre 1700 item #1384613 (stock #MA515)
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£48.00
Small Chinese Ming Dynasty Blue & White Porcelain Box

This small blue & white porcelain box dates to the 16th century. The underglaze blue decoration features a floral pattern. The glaze is a little crackled in places. The inner surface is glazed whereas the flat base remains unglazed.

Diameter 4.75 cm. There is a barely noticeable surface chip to the glaze at the edge of the lower section - there is no repair or restoration.

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All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Chinese : Porcelain : Pre 1492 item #1384612 (stock #MA511)
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£75.00
Chinese Ming Dynasty Blue & White Porcelain Jarlet

This small porcelain jar was made during the late 15th to early 16th century. It is "heavily-potted" and coated in a thick glaze with a floral pattern decoration in underglaze blue of good colour. Around the rim edge is insignificant "fritting" to the glaze, invariably seen on such ware of this period. The flat base remains unglazed. 

Diameter 6.5 cm. This jarlet is in fine condition with no repair or restoration.

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All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Chinese : Porcelain : Pre 1492 item #1384611 (stock #MA509)
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£75.00
Chinese Ming Dynasty Blue & White Porcelain Jarlet

This small porcelain jar was made during the late 15th to early 16th century. It is "heavily-potted" and coated in a thick glaze with a floral pattern decoration in underglaze blue of good colour. Around the rim edge is insignificant "fritting" to the glaze, invariably seen on such ware of this period. The flat base remains unglazed.

Diameter 6.5 cm. This jarlet is in fine condition with no repair or restoration.

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All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Chinese : Porcelain : Pre 1492 item #1384608 (stock #MA507)
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£65.00
Chinese Ming Dynasty Blue & White Porcelain Jarlet

This small porcelain jar was made during the late 15th to early 16th century. It is "heavily-potted" and coated in a thick glaze with a floral pattern decoration in underglaze blue of good colour. Around the rim edge is insignificant "fritting" to the glaze, invariably seen on such ware of this period. The flat base remains unglazed.

Diameter 6.5 cm. This jarlet is in fine condition with no repair or restoration.

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All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Chinese : Porcelain : Pre 1700 item #1384607 (stock #MA505)
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£95.00
Small Chinese Ming Dynasty Blue & White Porcelain Jar - Bird & Peach

This small blue & white porcelain jar, or jarlet, dates to the 16th century. The underglaze blue pattern is very unusual for such a jar, with the main decoration featuring the same design on opposing sides of the jar, a bird on a branch apparently pecking at a peach. Around the shoulder are precious objects. The colour of the thick glaze does vary in places, as does the crackle of the glaze, obviously due to uneven conditio...

All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Chinese : Porcelain : Pre 1700 item #1384606 (stock #MA504)
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£75.00
Small Chinese Ming Dynasty Blue & White Porcelain Jar - Fo Dog

This small blue & white porcelain jar, or jarlet, dates to the 16th century. It is quite heavily-potted, has a flared mouth and is coated in a thick crackled glaze. The underglaze blue decoration features two dogs of fo and a star pattern around the shoulder. The base remains unglazed and has fired to a pale reddish-brown. Around the mouth edge is minor "fritting" to the glaze, invariably seen on such ware of this period. Height ...

All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Chinese : Porcelain : Pre 1700 item #1384605 (stock #MA503)
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£85.00
Small Chinese Ming Dynasty Blue & White Porcelain Jar

This small blue & white porcelain jar, or jarlet, dates to the 16th century. It is "heavily-potted" and is coated in a thick finely-crackled glaze. The underglaze blue decoration around the body and shoulder feature floral patterns. The base remains unglazed and has fired to a pale reddish-brown. 

Height 7 cm. It is in fine condition with no repair or restoration.

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All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Chinese : Porcelain : Pre 1700 item #1384604 (stock #MA303)
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£135.00
Pair Chinese Ming Dynasty Blue & White Porcelain Dishes

This pair of small porcelain saucer dishes was made during the latter part of the Ming Dynasty (1368 - 1644). They are simply decorated in underglaze blue with simple thin blue lines and each with a seal mark to the base.

The diameter of each is approximately 13.5 cm (5.25 inches). They both have a good ring when tapped and have no restoration or repair.

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All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Chinese : Porcelain : Pre 1700 item #1384603 (stock #MA287)
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£220.00
Large Chinese Ming Dynasty Blue & White Porcelain Bowl - 16th Century

This unusual blue & white porcelain bowl was made during the mid to late 16th century c.1560-1580. The outer surface is minimally decorated with just a geometric band around the foot wall whereas the inner surface is particularly elaborately decorated. In the centre is a standing bird, presumably a heron, together with various plants and blossoms. The surrounding wall is decorated with a pattern featuring lotus leaf panel...

All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Chinese : Porcelain : Pre 1700 item #1384602 (stock #M0547)
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£85.00
Chinese Ming Dynasty Blue & White Porcelain Jar - Fo Dog

This small blue & white porcelain jar dates to the 16th century. It is quite heavily-potted and coated in a thick crackled glaze. The underglaze blue decoration features two dogs of fo. The mouth is a little misshapen, this from its manufacture and not later damage. Height 7.5 cm (3 inches). It is in fine condition with no repair or restoration.

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All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Chinese : Porcelain : Pre 1700 item #1384600 (stock #M0924)
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£130.00
Chinese Ming Dynasty Blue & White Porcelain Bowl - Buddhist / Pine

This blue & white porcelain bowl was made during the early to mid 1500's. The central pattern is the double-vajra (Buddhist sceptre). The outer wall is decorated with an unusual floral design, featuring the pine, representing strength, longevity and steadfast friendship. In places there is some kiln grit embedded within the glaze, also some staining to the inner surface caused either during firing, or as a result of long buri...

All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Chinese : Porcelain : Pre 1700 item #1384599 (stock #M0915)
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Large Chinese Ming Dynasty Blue & White Porcelain Bowl - 16th Century

This unusual blue & white porcelain bowl was made during the mid to late 16th century c.1560-1580. The outer surface is simply decorated with just a scrolling pattern surrounding the foot, whereas the inner surface is much more elaborately decorated. In the centre is a bird standing in water, presumably a heron, together with various plants and blossoms. The surrounding wall is decorated with a pattern featuring lotus leaf...

All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Chinese : Porcelain : Pre 1700 item #1384598 (stock #M0922)
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£220.00
Large Chinese Ming Dynasty Blue & White Porcelain Bowl - 16th Century

This unusual blue & white porcelain bowl was made during the mid to late 16th century c.1560-1580. The outer surface remains undecorated whereas the inner surface is particularly elaborately decorated. In the centre is a standing bird, presumably a heron, together with various plants and blossoms. The surrounding wall is decorated with a pattern featuring lotus leaf panels and tassels.

Diameter 18 cm (7 inches). There ...

All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Chinese : Porcelain : Pre 1700 item #1384597 (stock #M0923)
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£150.00
Large Chinese Ming Dynasty Blue & White Porcelain Bowl - Jiajing

This blue & white porcelain bowl was made during the latter part of the Jiajing reign (1522 - 1566) of the Ming Dynasty. It is thickly-glazed. The outer surface is simply decorated with just two underglaze blue lines surrounding the rim and foot. The inner surface is decorated with a floral pattern in its centre and a trellis border around the rim.

Diameter 18 cm (7 inches). There is some surface wear to the inner surface, ...

All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Chinese : Porcelain : Pre 1700 item #1384595 (stock #M0930)
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£138.00
Chinese Ming Dynasty Blue & White Porcelain Bowl - Buddhist / Lotus

This blue & white porcelain bowl was made during the early to mid 1500's. The central pattern would appear to be a variation of the double-vajra (Buddhist sceptre). Around the inner rim is a trellis border. The outer wall is elaborately decorated with a pattern featuring lotus blossoms. The lotus is, of course, a Buddhist emblem, and also represents purity and perfection.

Diameter 15.5 cm (6 inches). There is a tiny chip...

All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Chinese : Porcelain : Pre 1700 item #1384594 (stock #M0940)
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£95.00
Chinese Ming Dynasty Blue & White Porcelain Dish - Peach & Bird

This small porcelain dish was made during the mid to late 16th century (c. 1560 - 1590). The underglaze blue decoration, of good colour, features a bird perched upon a branch of a peach tree surrounded by a trellis border. The underside is more simply decorated with just two thin blue bands circling the base and rim edge and a small seal mark in the centre.

The peach represents marriage and is a symbol of immortality and spr...

All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Chinese : Porcelain : Pre 1700 item #1384593 (stock #MA440)
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£220.00
Fine Large Chinese Ming Dynasty Blue & White Porcelain Bowl - 16th Century

This large blue & white porcelain bowl was made during the mid to late 16th century, c.1550 - 1570. It is decorated to the inner surface in underglaze blue of good colour with a lotus blossom pattern in its centre and a trellis border around the inner rim. The outer surface is simply decorated with two thin blue lines around the rim and foot. To the base is a seal mark. The foot is a little chipped, most likely cause...

All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Chinese : Porcelain : Pre 1700 item #1384592 (stock #M9981)
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£220.00
Large Chinese Ming Dynasty Blue & White Porcelain Bowl - 16th Century

This large blue & white porcelain bowl was made during the mid to late 16th century, c.1550 - 1570. It is decorated to the inner surface in underglaze blue of good colour with a lotus blossom pattern in its centre and a trellis border around the inner rim. The outer surface is simply decorated with two blue lines around the rim and foot. The foot is a little chipped, caused during manufacture. There is a small rim chip th...

All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Chinese : Porcelain : Pre 1700 item #1384591 (stock #M0917)
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£130.00
Large Chinese Ming Dynasty Blue & White Swatow Porcelain Bowl - Heron & Ducks

This "Swatow" (or "Zhangzhou") blue & white porcelain bowl was made during the mid to late 16th century c.1550-1570. The central design is of a heron standing amongst aquatic plants; around the inner rim is a scrolling blue band. Surrounding the outer wall are ducks in a pond with various aquatic plants. The bowl is coated in a thick crackled glaze that in places has "crawled", revealing the white slip below the gl...

All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Chinese : Porcelain : Pre 1700 item #1384590 (stock #M0916)
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£150.00
Large Chinese Ming Dynasty Blue & White Swatow Porcelain Bowl - Heron & Ducks

This "Swatow" (or "Zhangzhou") blue & white porcelain bowl was made during the mid to late 16th century c.1550-1570. The central design is of a heron standing amongst aquatic plants; around the inner rim is a scrolling blue band. Surrounding the outer wall are ducks in a pond with various aquatic plants. The bowl is coated in a thick and finely-crackled glaze. Parts of the foot remain unglazed and have fired to a r...

All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Chinese : Porcelain : Pre 1700 item #1384589 (stock #M0826)
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£55.00
Chinese Ming Dynasty Blue & White Porcelain Deer Jarlet - Wanli Reign

This attractive small porcelain jar, or jarlet, was made during the Wanli Reign (1573 - 1620) of the Ming Dynasty. It has a thick crackled glaze that covers both inner and outer surfaces. The underglaze blue decoration features two deer, each with its head lowered, standing amongst foliage. The deer is a symbol of long life as it is said to be the only animal able to find the sacred fungus of immortality. Surrounding the s...

All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Chinese : Porcelain : Pre 1700 item #1384588 (stock #M0822)
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£55.00
Chinese Ming Dynasty Blue & White Porcelain Deer Jarlet - Wanli Reign

This attractive small porcelain jar, or jarlet, was made during the Wanli Reign (1573 - 1620) of the Ming Dynasty. It has a thick crackled glaze that covers both inner and outer surfaces. The underglaze blue decoration features two deer, each with its head lowered, standing amongst foliage. The deer is a symbol of long life as it is said to be the only animal able to find the sacred fungus of immortality. Surrounding the s...

All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Chinese : Porcelain : Pre 1700 item #1384587 (stock #MA297)
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£295.00
Fine Pair Chinese Transitional Blue & White Porcelain Bowls

This pair of fine quality porcelain bowls was made during the Transitional period, the middle to late 17th century. They are both elaborately decorated in underglaze blue of a good deep blue, the pattern featuring a phoenix standing amongst various plants & blossoms. To the base of each is a pictorial mark within thin blue rings. One bowl has a stained scratch to the underside.

The diameter of each is approximately 13 cm (5 inc...

All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Chinese : Porcelain : Pre 1700 item #1371458 (stock #MA833)
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Rare Large Chinese Ming Dynasty Blue & White Swatow Dish (Phoenix & Dragons)

This blue & white "Swatow" (or "Zhangzhou") porcelain dish was made during the Wanli Reign (1573 - 1620) of the Ming Dynasty. It is coated in a thick glaze and decorated in underglaze blue, the pattern featuring a standing bird / phoenix surrounded by foliage and blossoms. Around the cavetto are three stylized dragons. This is a particularly rare pattern for a Swatow dish. The reverse of the dish is simply decorate...

All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Chinese : Porcelain : Pre 1700 item #1371201 (stock #MA766)
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Chinese Ming Dynasty Blue & White Porcelain Meiping with Cover

This porcelain vase, or meiping, was made during the “Middle Ming” period (1488 – 1566). The underglaze blue decoration surrounding the widest part of the body is a chrysanthemum scroll with various floral and geometric patterns above and below. The chrysanthemum is an emblem of friendship. The slightly recessed flat base remains unglazed. The glaze is crackled in places. There an area to the shoulder where the glaze appear...

All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Chinese : Pottery : Pre 1700 item #1371191 (stock #MA823)
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£250.00
Fine & Rare Chinese Ming Dynasty Glazed Pottery Zun Vase / Cup

This rare and interesting vessel was made during the Ming Dynasty (AD 1368 – 1644) and is in the form of a “zun”, an ancient ritual bronze vessel with a round or square vase-like shape, used for drinking wine as part of a ritual ceremony. This example is somewhat smaller than the full-sized bronze versions and was undoubtedly made specifically for burial. It is coated in green and yellow glazes, the green having acquired a ...

All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Chinese : Stoneware : Pre 1492 item #1371190 (stock #MA809)
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Fine Chinese Early Ming Dynasty Celadon Bowl – Incised Lotus Pattern

This attractive bowl was made during the14th – 15th century, probably at the Longquan kilns in Zhejiang province. It is heavily-potted and coated in a finely-crackled transparent green glaze, save for the unglazed foot revealing the pale grey body. The inner surface is nicely decorated with a scrolling lotus blossom pattern.

A good size with a diameter of 19.5 cm (7.5 inches). An exceptional example, in fine conditi...

All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Chinese : Porcelain : Pre 1700 item #1371154 (stock #MA803)
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Rare Chinese Ming Dynasty Enamelled Porcelain Dish

This unusual porcelain dish was made during the “Middle Ming” period (1488 – 1566). Examples with enameled decoration are much rarer than underglazed blue & white examples. This dish is relatively “heavily-potted”. It is decorated with a very rare pattern, a bearded figure standing in a garden. Around the outer wall is a scrolling chrysanthemum pattern. The patterns comprise red, green and yellow enamels. Enamels are relatively sof...

All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Chinese : Porcelain : Pre 1700 item #1370596 (stock #MA775)
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Chinese Ming Dynasty Blue & White Porcelain Bowl – Human Figures

This small porcelain bowl was made during the mid to late 16th century. It is decorated with human figures holding various objects.

Diameter 11 cm. Three minor rim chips - no repair or restoration.

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All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Chinese : Pottery : Pre 1700 item #1367185 (stock #MA726)
Brian Page Antiques
£220.00
Chinese Ming Dynasty Turquoise Glazed Dragon Vase

This interesting vase dates to the second half of the Ming Dynasty (1368 - 1644). Each side features a moulded dragon against a background of waves and clouds. It is made from a pale stoneware and was most likely made in Shanxi province in the north of China. The outer surface, and inner mouth, are coated in a attractive and finely-crackled turquoise glaze.

Height 20.5 cm (8 inches). There is a small chip to one corner of the mouth that ...

All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Chinese : Porcelain : Pre 1492 item #1366815 (stock #MA703)
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Large Chinese Yuan / Ming Dynasty Longquan Celadon Dish

This large porcelain dish was made during the 14th – 15th century at the Longquan kilns in Zhejiang province. It is “heavily-potted” and very heavy for its size with a weight of 2.1 kg (4.5 lbs). The colour of the thick celadon glaze does vary a little in places but is particularly dark for this type of ware. The unglazed firing ring to the base has fired to an orange-brown.

A good size with a diameter of 28 cm (11 inches). Co...

All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Chinese : Porcelain : Pre 1700 item #1366812 (stock #MA704)
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Chinese Ming Dynasty Blue & White Dish

This attractive blue & white porcelain dish was made during the latter part of the Ming Dynasty (1368- 1644). The pattern features a fenced garden scene, the pattern comprising predominantly leaves. The underside wall is decorated with a scrolling leaf pattern. This dish is a good size with a diameter of 18.5 cm (7.25 inches). It is in very good condition; there are a few minor blemishes to the glaze, caused during manufacture and quite typical of this ...

All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Chinese : Porcelain : Pre 1700 item #1366172 (stock #MA622)
Brian Page Antiques
£120.00
Chinese Ming Dynasty Blue & White Porcelain Bowl

This porcelain bowl was made during the Wanli reign (1573 - 1620) of the Ming Dynasty. It is of the type known as "Swatow" or "Zhangzhou" ware. It is coated in a thick glaze, the underglaze blue decoration comprising various floral and geometric patterns. It is unusually highly-fired for a Swatow piece, having a good ring when tapped, and the occasional crackle to the glaze. The sand/grit adhering around the unglazed foot is typical of this type...

All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Chinese : Porcelain : Pre 1700 item #1365972 (stock #MA652)
Brian Page Antiques
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Chinese Ming Dynasty Blue & White Porcelain Dish - Qilin

This porcelain dish was made during the middle of the 16th century. It has a foliate rim and a moulded rib pattern around the outer wall. The central decoration features one of the four great mythological creatures of China, the qilin, a symbol of longevity and happiness. In addition, around both the upper and lower surfaces are scrolling geometric bands.

Diameter 16 cm (6.25 inches). This dish is in fine condition with no restorat...

All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Chinese : Porcelain : Pre 1492 item #1364684 (stock #MA568)
Brian Page Antiques
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Chinese Song / Yuan Dynasty Longquan Celadon Jarlet with Floral Pattern

This small moulded jar, or jarlet, was made during the 13th - 14th century, most likely at one of the Longquan kilns in Zhejiang province. It is "heavily-potted" and has been made in two halves, upper and lower, that have been luted together around the waist. On opposing sides of the neck are two small loop handles. It is coated in a thick pale celadon glaze that covers both inner and outer surfaces. The upper part is de...

All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Chinese : Porcelain : Pre 1492 item #1364580 (stock #MA465)
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Large Chinese Yuan / Early Ming Dynasty Blue & White Jar with Cover with Oxford TL Test

This large and rare early underglazed jar, complete with cover, was made during the latter part of the Yuan Dynasty (AD 1279 - 1368), or the early Ming Dynasty (1368 - 1644), at one of the kilns at Yuxi in Yunnan province. Although classed as "blue & white" ware, the underglaze cobalt blue has fired very dark and the glaze is distinctly greenish in colour. Around the shoulder, painted in underglaze cobalt...

All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Chinese : Porcelain : Pre 1700 item #1363851 (stock #MA637)
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Fine Chinese Ming Dynasty Blue & White Porcelain Bowl

This exceptional blue & white porcelain bowl was made during the mid to late 16th century. The underglaze blue is of good colour and the design around the outer wall is particularly unusual and elaborate featuring two boys playing in a garden with a female figure looking back at them. To the centre of the bowl is a male figure and a deer. There is a mark to the base.

Diameter 12.75 cm (5 inches). There is a very minor surface firing f...

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 1492 item #1357702 (stock #MA488)
Brian Page Antiques
£2,650.00
Large Chinese Yuan / Early Ming Dynasty "Blue & White" Jar with Cover

This large and rare early underglazed jar, complete with cover, was made during the latter part of the Yuan Dynasty (AD 1279 - 1368), or the early Ming Dynasty (1368 - 1644), at one of the kilns at Yuxi in Yunnan province. Although classed as "blue & white" ware, the colour of the underglaze cobalt blue does vary in places and the glaze is distinctly greenish in colour. Already a very rare type of jar, the "Three Friends o...

All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Chinese : Porcelain : Pre 1492 item #1354602 (stock #MA444)
Brian Page Antiques
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Fine Chinese Ming Dynasty Blue & White Porcelain Bowl (rare pattern)

This porcelain bowl was made during the Middle Ming period (1488 - 1566). It is relatively "heavily-potted" and has a flared rim. The underglaze blue decoration is most unusual, featuring five human characters, one of which appears to be using a fishing rod. Various other decorative motifs are used. There is an area to the wall where the glaze is slightly off-colour and finely-crackled.

Diameter 15 cm. This bowl is in f...