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All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Chinese : Pottery : Pre AD 1000 item #1364667 (stock #M8983)
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£1,350.00
LARGE Chinese Warring States Impressed Pottery Jar (475 - 221 BC)

This large and impressive pottery jar was made during the Warring States period (475 - 221 BC). It is made from a fine-grained grey pottery and has a smooth burnished surface. Around its middle are two bands of impressed decoration. To the lower body are white "calcified" deposits from its long burial. 

Height 46 cm (18 inches), diameter 44 cm (17.25 inches). Although not immediately obvious, there are several repairs t...

All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Chinese : Pottery : Pre AD 1000 item #1364665 (stock #MA460)
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£2,500.00
LARGE Chinese Warring States Pottery Jar with Oxford TL Test (475 - 221 BC)

This exceptionally large and impressive pottery jar was made during the Warring States period (475 - 221 BC). It is made from a fine-grained grey pottery, relatively highly-fired, having a distinct ring to it when tapped. It has a wide mouth with a thick rolled rim. It is decorated simply, yet effectively, with raised bands surrounding the body just above its waist. Just above the concave base is a small purpose-ma...

All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Chinese : Pottery : Pre AD 1000 item #1364664 (stock #M8979)
Brian Page Antiques
£1,650.00
LARGE Chinese Warring States Impressed Pottery Jar with TL Test (475 - 221 BC)

This large and impressive pottery jar was made during the Warring States period (475 - 221 BC). It is made from a fine-grained grey pottery and has a smooth surface with bands of lightly incised/burnished lines surrounding the shoulder and the upper body. Around its middle are two bands of impressed decoration. Unusually, the whole of the outer surface has been cold painted with a thick white pigment that, to a ...

All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Chinese : Pottery : Pre AD 1000 item #1358897 (stock #MA597)
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£400.00
Very Rare Chinese Western Han Dynasty Incised Pottery Jar

This attractively-shaped pottery jar was made during the Western Han Dynasty (206 BC - AD 8). It is quite "heavily-potted" and made from a relatively highly-fired grey pottery. It has a burnished surface that has been decorated with many bands of ridges and incised lines surrounding the base, body and neck. Those of you familiar with Western Han cocoon jars will note the similarity; this is almost a "vertical" version of an incised West...

All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Chinese : Pottery : Pre AD 1000 item #1339957 (stock #MA270)
Brian Page Antiques
£395.00
Fine Large Chinese Warring States Pottery Jar (475 - 221 BC)

This attractively-shaped pottery jar was made during the Warring States period (475 - 221 BC). It is made from a fine-grained grey pottery, relatively highly-fired, having a distinct ring to it when tapped. It has a flat base and the lower body has lightly incised lines around it. At the waist and above are several ridges and bands, within which are burnished lines forming geometric patterns. There is a depression around the bottom o...

All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Chinese : Pottery : Pre AD 1000 item #1339956 (stock #MA269)
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* SOLD *
Large Chinese Warring States Pottery Jar (475 - 221 BC)

This attractively-shaped pottery jar was made during the Warring States period (475 - 221 BC). It is made from a fine-grained grey pottery. It has a slightly concave base and the lower body has lightly incised lines around it. Above this the surface is smooth and around the waist and shoulder, to the neck, are decorative burnished lines. Around the base of the neck is a shallow depression. 

Diameter 28 cm (11 inches), height 23.75 cm...

All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Chinese : Pottery : Pre AD 1000 item #1339955 (stock #M9564)
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* SOLD *
Large Chinese Warring States / Han Dynasty Impressed Pottery Jar

This large and unusual pottery jar dates to the 3rd-2nd centuries BC, the Warring States period (475 - 221 BC) or possibly as late as the early Western Han Dynasty (206 BC - AD 8). It is made from a pale grey pottery and has several unusual features. It has a flared mouth and short neck, below which are a series of carved bands around the shoulder. On opposing sides in the middle of these bands are two handles, but instead of t...

All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Chinese : Pottery : Pre AD 1000 item #1338939 (stock #MA245)
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* SOLD *
Very Rare Chinese Warring States Pottery Horse with Oxford TL Test

This very rare and unusual pottery horse was made during the Warring States period (475 - 221 BC). It is "heavily-potted" and fairly coarsely-made, with clear marks of the original shaping tool on its surface. It is unusually highly-fired, having an almost "metallic" ring when tapped. The horse stands alert on its rather thin legs, with mouth open and ears pricked up. There is pigment on the surface, but this is minimal, bein...

All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Chinese : Pottery : Pre AD 1000 item #1337537 (stock #MA172)
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£320.00
Fine Rare Chinese Warring States Painted Pottery Jug

This very rare pottery vessel was made during the Warring States period (475 - 221 BC). It is quite highly-fired and "heavily-potted" with a sturdy handle and the mouth fashioned to form a pouring lip. It was originally painted with diagonal lines in white pigment, although only faint traces of this now remains. Note the round protrusion to the inner surface where the handle is joined to the body. To the flat base there appears to be a mould...

All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Chinese : Pottery : Pre AD 1000 item #1337536 (stock #MA171)
Brian Page Antiques
£250.00
Large Chinese Warring States Painted Pottery Jug

This very rare pottery vessel was made during the Warring States period (475 - 221 BC). It is "heavily-potted" with a sturdy handle and the mouth fashioned to form a pouring lip. It was originally painted with diagonal lines in white and orange-brown pigments, although only faint traces of this now remains. Note the round protrusion to the inner surface where the handle is joined to the body. To the flat base there appears to be a moulded symbol...

All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Chinese : Pottery : Pre AD 1000 item #1337535 (stock #MA170)
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* SOLD *
Large Chinese Warring States Burnished Pottery Bowl

This rare and unusual grey pottery bowl was made during the Warring States period (475 - 221 BC). It is quite "heavily-potted" with bands of burnished geometric patterns around the outer wall and lightly incised lines around the inner wall. There is possibly some kind of moulded pattern to the base although it is too indistinct to be sure.

Diameter 23.5 cm (9.25 inches). There are chips to the rim, some of which have been repaired, one of...

All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Chinese : Pottery : Pre AD 1000 item #1330014 (stock #M0888)
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£600.00
Rare Chinese Qin / Early Western Han Dynasty Burnished Pottery Cocoon Jar

This superbly-shaped pottery jar was made over 2,000 years ago during the Qin Dynasty (221 - 206 BC) or the very early part of 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 i...

All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Chinese : Pottery : Pre AD 1000 item #1330013 (stock #M0902)
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£495.00
Rare Chinese Qin / Early Western Han Dynasty Burnished Pottery Cocoon Jar

This superbly-shaped pottery jar was made over 2,000 years ago during the Qin Dynasty (221 - 206 BC) or the very early part of 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 i...

All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Chinese : Pottery : Pre AD 1000 item #1330011 (stock #M0278)
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* SOLD *
LARGE Chinese 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 an exceptionally large example, much rarer than the many known smaller versions. It has a finely-burnished surface making it very s...

All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Chinese : Metalwork : Pre AD 1000 item #1328293 (stock #MA019)
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* SOLD *
Pair Chinese Western Han Dynasty Gilded Bronze Taotie Mask Handles

These two small gilded bronze handles were made during the Western Han Dynasty (206 BC - AD 8) or possibly a little earlier. They are in the form of taotie masks and each has two very small holes showing they would originally have been attached to lacquered or wooden vessels. One handle is much more detailed than the other (please look at our close-up images, bearing in mind that these images are magnified). They are complete...

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 AD 1000 item #1298555 (stock #M0683)
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£285.00
Chinese Eastern Zhou Cord-Impressed Pottery Jar (770 - 221 BC)

This fine pottery jar was made during the Eastern Zhou period (770 - 221 BC). It is made from a relatively highly-fired fine grey pottery. It has a round base that has been decorated with cord impressions that are particularly crisp. On opposing sides of the shoulder are small square-cut handles. The neck is slightly ridged for additional decoration and it has a flared mouth. 

Height 18.5 cm (7.25 inches). Condition is very ...

All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Chinese : Pottery : Pre AD 1000 item #1298554 (stock #M0684)
Brian Page Antiques
£185.00
Chinese Eastern Zhou Cord-Impressed Pottery Jar (770 - 221 BC)

This pottery jar was made during the Eastern Zhou period (770 - 221 BC). It is made from a relatively highly-fired grey pottery. It has a round base that has been decorated with cord impressions. There is a "step" in the pottery around the shoulder and it has a wide flared mouth, the edge of the rim being flat. 

Height 17 cm (6.5 inches). Condition is very good; there is a shallow chip to the upper rim edge but there is no r...

All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Chinese : Pottery : Pre AD 1000 item #1260324 (stock #M7088)
Brian Page Antiques
£350.00
Fine Large Chinese Warring States Pottery Jar (475 - 221 BC)

This fine large pottery jar was made during the Warring States period (475 - 221 BC). It is of fine form, well-made and relatively highly-fired. It has a wide body with short neck, wide mouth and flared rim and a smooth burnished surface with five raised bands surrounding the body. On both the inner and outer surfaces are marks left by ancient root/plant growths during its long burial.

Diameter 28 cm (11 inches), height 22.5 cm...

All Items : Traditional Collectibles : Books : References : Antiques : Pre AD 1000 item #1178931 (stock #M9528)
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£12.99
British Museum Book- The First Emperor - Qin Dynasty

Published price £40.00. Our price £12.99

This fine book is the fully illustrated catalogue of an exhibition of 134 outstanding examples of Chinese antiquities from the time of the Kingdom of Qin and the Qin Dynasty. This books covers so much more than just the well-known Terracotta Army. Excavated jade, bronze and pottery objects, figures and animals are illustrated and described in detail. In addition, as one would expect with any B...

All Items : Traditional Collectibles : Books : References : Antiques : Pre AD 1000 item #1178929 (stock #M9530)
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£5.00
British Museum Book- The Terracotta Warriors

Published price £9.99. Our price £5.00.

This is a small yet well-produced book, more a picture book than anything, and is a good introduction to the subject of the First Emperor of China and The Terracotta Warriors. There are many fine close-up photos of individual soldiers from the Terracotta Army, as well as some other photos. Basic background information is also given.

Hardback with a paper jacket. Size 16 x 19 cm. 96 printed pages. I...

All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Chinese : Pottery : Pre AD 1000 item #1121048 (stock #M8800)
Brian Page Antiques
£250.00
Rare Chinese Zhou Dynasty Pottery Animal

This rare pottery animal was made during the Warring States period (475 - 221 BC) or possibly earlier during the Zhou Dynasty (1050 - 221 BC). It is made from a dark grey earthenware and, although not actually solid, it is particularly heavily-potted. It has been individually sculpted and exactly what animal it represents is open to interpretation, although its crudeness has a certain charm to it.

Length 22.5 cm (8.75 inches). Some surface wear an...