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All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Chinese : Porcelain : Pre 1492 item #1354677 (stock #MA530)
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Chinese Ming Dynasty Blue & White Porcelain Bowl

This attractive blue and white porcelain bowl with flared rim was made during the late 15th - early 16th century. The underglaze blue decoration is quite unusual, being a "busy" mix of scrolling floral and leaf patterns. The glaze is crackled, in places penetrating the body at the rim.

Diameter 14.75 cm (5.75 inches). It is in good overall condition. There are a couple of small chips to the foot, but there is no repair or restoration.

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All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Chinese : Porcelain : Pre 1492 item #1354675 (stock #MA529)
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Chinese Ming Dynasty Blue & White Porcelain Bowl

This attractive blue and white porcelain bowl with flared rim was made during the late 15th - early 16th century. It is quite "heavily-potted" and coated in a crackled glaze. The outer wall is decorated in underglaze blue with a honeycomb pattern below which are lotus leaf panels. The central decoration is based upon the double-vajra (Buddhist sceptre) pattern. he inner wall decoration is most unusual with much of the pattern made from blue d...

All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Chinese : Porcelain : Pre 1700 item #1354674 (stock #MA526)
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£185.00
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 r...

All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Chinese : Porcelain : Pre 1492 item #1354673 (stock #MA527)
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£68.00
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 #1354671 (stock #MA532)
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Small Chinese Ming Dynasty Blue & White Porcelain Bowl - Human Figure

This small blue and white porcelain bowl was made during the16th century. The underglaze blue decoration in the centre of the bowl features a human figure. The outer wall is very simply decorated with just two thin blue lines.

Diameter 8.75 cm (3.5 inches). It is in fine condition with no repair or restoration.

This item is part of a recently acquired old English collection comprising mostly Ming Dynasty blue & whi...

All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Chinese : Pottery : Pre 1700 item #1354666 (stock #MA543)
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Chinese Ming Dynasty Blue & White Porcelain Covered Jar

This unusual blue & white porcelain jar was made during the Wanli reign (1573 - 1620) of the Ming Dynasty. The jar and cover are attractively decorated with floral and scale patterns. Both inner and outer surfaces are coated in a finely-crackled glaze.

Height 7.25 cm. This jar has no repair or restoration although there are several small chips around the edge. It seems very likely these chips were made intentionally: it was believed...

All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Chinese : Porcelain : Pre 1700 item #1354665 (stock #MA544)
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Chinese Ming Dynasty Blue & White Porcelain Covered Box - Bird

This attractive porcelain box was made during the Wanli reign (1573 - 1620) of the Ming Dynasty. It is quite "heavily-potted" and both upper and lower parts have a ribbed wall. The underglaze blue pattern of good colour features a bird sitting within a spray of prunus (or plum), this being a symbol of life.

Diameter 8 cm. There are minor chips to the edge of the lower section but overall this very nice box is in good conditio...

All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Chinese : Porcelain : Pre 1700 item #1354663 (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 #1354662 (stock #MA550)
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Small Chinese Ming Dynasty Blue & White Porcelain Dish

This small porcelain dish was made during the 16th century. The underglaze blue design features a peony, the emblem of spring and a symbol of wealth, honour, love, affection and feminine beauty. This dish has no root rim, a thin line of glaze having been wiped off around the edge of the recessed flat base. Diameter 8.75 cm (3.5 inches). It is in good condition with no repair or restoration.

This item is part of a recently acquired ol...

All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Chinese : Porcelain : Pre 1700 item #1354661 (stock #MA551)
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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 10.5 cm (4 inches). What may initially appear as chips to the rim ar...

All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Chinese : Porcelain : Pre 1700 item #1354660 (stock #MA552)
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£48.00
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.

This item is part of a recently acquired old...

All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Chinese : Porcelain : Pre 1700 item #1354658 (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 #1354655 (stock #MA518)
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£65.00
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 : Southeast Asian : Ceramics : Pre 1492 item #1354654 (stock #MA517)
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£35.00
Small Vietnamese 15th Century Covered Box with Chinese Characters

This small box was made during the 15th century. The underglaze blue pattern is quite difficult to interpret - it seems to be of a landscape that includes Chinese characters. The surface wear suggests this may be shipwreck piece. Small boxes such as this were much prized to devotees of the Japanese tea ceremony. Diameter 4 cm. A couple of tiny chips but no repair or restoration.

This item is part of a recently acquired old...

All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Chinese : Porcelain : Pre 1700 item #1354653 (stock #MA516)
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Small Chinese Ming Dynasty Blue & White Porcelain Box - Peach

This small blue & white porcelain box dates to the 16th century. The underglaze blue decoration features a peach, representing marriage as well as being a symbol of immortality and springtime. The inner surface is also glazed; the flat base remains unglazed.

Diameter 4.5 cm. There is a chip to the lower part, clearly a result of a firing fault; there is no repair or restoration.

This item is part of a recently acquired ol...

All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Chinese : Porcelain : Pre 1700 item #1354652 (stock #MA515)
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£55.00
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.

This item is part of a recently acquired old English colle...

All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Chinese : Porcelain : Pre 1700 item #1354651 (stock #MA514)
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Small Chinese Ming Dynasty Blue & White Porcelain Box - Hare

This very small blue & white porcelain box dates to the 16th century. It is quite "heavily-potted" and both upper and lower sections have a ribbed wall. The underglaze blue pattern on the cover features a hare, an emblem of longevity. It may not be so easy to see the hare in the design; initially the design may appear as a human face.

Diameter 3.75 cm. Fine condition with no restoration or repair.

This item is part of a rec...

All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Chinese : Porcelain : Pre 1700 item #1354650 (stock #MA513)
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Small Chinese Ming Dynasty Blue & White Porcelain Covered Box

This attractive small porcelain box was made during the Wanli reign (1573 - 1620) o the Ming Dynasty. The underglaze blue is of good colour and the pattern features scale and geometric patterns with a flower blossom in the center of the cover. Both inner and outer surface are coated in a crackled glaze.

Diameter 4.25 cm. Fine condition with no repair or restoration.

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