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All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Chinese : Porcelain : Pre 1492 item #1393873 (stock #CH5.103)
Maklaiheung Gallery
$2,800.00
These roughly potted Jizhou tea bowls embody the Song aesthetic and have always been highly sought after. The body is of conical form and burnt ochre at the foot. The lovely calligraphic design has a lovely freedom to it. It is splashed on in a very painterly way, representing prunus blossom with a sketchily painted moon in the sky above. These Jizhou tea bowls, along with Jian Kiln tea bowls, were of the prized tea ceremony wares among Song literati. Ex. Tse collection, Montreal; Richie...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Chinese : Porcelain : Pre 1492 item #1393642 (stock #CH5.87.1)
Maklaiheung Gallery
$1,100.00
A stunning piece of Qingbai porcelain like this one is rare to find nowadays. The glaze has a rich bluish green colour which offers a jade like effect. With its impressed lotus motif on the exterior of the body, this bowl is dated to the Yuan dynasty when these floral patterns were common. The incised design is very assured and full of vitality. Diameter: 15.5 cm. Condition: Good. No chips, no repairs. There is a firing crack to the rim, and discolouration to the exposed clay at the base. ...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Ancient World : Near Eastern : Stone : Pre AD 1000 item #1393641 (stock #SA227)
Maklaiheung Gallery
$3,800.00
This large disk-shaped ritual object from central Asia - the Bactrian-Margiana Archaeological Complex - is made of marble. Dated in the 3rd to 2nd millennium century BC, it has a smooth, curved-in side, and the concave surface of the face is well-polished. The abstract vein pattern in the marble offers colours of pink-purple, beige, and grey. The use of this kind of object is still uncertain. Some believe these are purely ritual objects. Other theories suggest they might have also been used fo...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Chinese : Porcelain : Pre 1492 item #1389864 (stock #CH5.101)
Maklaiheung Gallery
$1,500.00
With a lustrous, light blue glaze all over, this beautiful Qingbai cosmetic box represents the high standard that Qingbai porcelain achieved in the Southern Song Dynasty (1127-1279). It is in the form of fluted chrysanthemum petals and on the cover there is a single chrysanthemum flower moulded in the centre. Diameter: 8.5 cm Condition: Excellent, no chips, no cracks. A museum inventory number on the interior of the cover. Provenance: Alderfer Auction, 2006. Price: USD $1500; CAD $1960 ...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Chinese : Porcelain : Pre 1492 item #1389862 (stock #CH4.63)
Maklaiheung Gallery
$300.00
This lovely, well potted Qingbai saucer dish with light green glaze has a central moulded decoration of two fish, swimming freely through aquatic plants. The pattern around the fish is known as Lei wen or yun lei wen (Cloud or Rolling Thunder/Cloud Pattern), it symbolized life (rain) and good wishes. Diameter: 14 cm. Condition: Good. There is some unevenness and discolouration to the rim where it would have been covered by a metal band. Price: USD $300; CAD $392 (13% HST will be applied on al...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Chinese : Porcelain : Pre 1700 item #1388412 (stock #CH7.62)
Maklaiheung Gallery
$550.00
Produced in the Kangxi period (1661-1722), this fine plate was intended for the export market and painted in the fashionable Japanese style. Jingdezhen's monopoly on porcelain production was broken in 1616 when Japanese potters at Arita figured out how to produce their own porcelain wares. These were exported to the outside world from the port at Imari, and their dramatic combination of underglaze blue with overglaze red and gold proved an enormous success. The demand for “Imari” wares was s...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Chinese : Metalwork : Pre AD 1000 item #1388411 (stock #CH1.82)
Maklaiheung Gallery
$700.00
A rare and unusual “Ordos” bronze pin from one of the nomadic cultures located on China’s north-western borders in the first millennium BCE. It represents a ferocious animal, possibly a wolf, standing on two orbs. The decorations on its flanks and neck indicate the animal’s hair. It may have been intended as a decorative ornament, or it may have been a tool used for leather-work. Length: 8.7 cm. Condition: Excellent, with a deep patina, and a small patch of verdigris. Purchased in...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Ancient World : Pre AD 1000 item #1388410 (stock #WA537)
Maklaiheung Gallery
$1,100.00
These large beads with stratified eyes and trailed decoration are very rare. They were almost certainly made in one of the Hellenistic settlements around the Black Sea. They were traded to the Sarmatian and Scythian nomadic peoples who controlled vast inland territories, and who attached these beads as signs of status and wealth to personal clothing and to horse apparel. This example has a core of very dark blue glass with applied eyes in four layers (white, red, white, blue) separated with a ri...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Chinese : Pre AD 1000 item #1386014 (stock #CH4.92)
Maklaiheung Gallery
$580.00
At the same time as the foundations for the production of fine imperial porcelain were being laid in North China during the Tang dynasty, further south, some of the most exciting developments in decorative forms and ceramic techniques were flourishing in the kiln sites near to Changsha in Hunan. This small gourd-shaped bottle is usually described as a water dropper, but we think it may have been used specifically as a container for Taoist medicine. The influence of Taoism was expanding rapidly i...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Chinese : Pottery : Pre AD 1000 item #1385701 (stock #CH2.44)
Maklaiheung Gallery
$220.00
A beautifully modelled Han Dynasty burial figure of a rooster in dark grey clay. Details of the eyes, wings, and tails are clearly delineated. Calcified roots can also be found near the base. Height, 19 cm; Length, 21 cm. Condition: Good. Typical wear of its kind. No damage or repair.
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Southeast Asian : Pre 1492 item #1385700 (stock #TH91)
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From Lopburi or early Sukhothai, Thailand, C13-14, this is an elegant bronze offering bowl in the shape of an open lotus blossom. This type of bowls showed a marked technological advance on the bronze vessels of Angkor. It has been turned on some kind of a lathe, giving it a polished appearance with an exquisite patina. Those that we have seen in Thai museums in Sukhothai and Khorat have had broken petals; this is the only one we know in perfect condition. In its purity and simplicity, it embodi...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Chinese : Porcelain : Pre 1492 item #1385699 (stock #CH5.53)
Maklaiheung Gallery
$2,600.00
With a lightly crackled white glaze, this beautiful Dehua porcelain kendi is tending to a light blue Qingbai effect, where it has pooled, over a beautiful white translucent body. It has a long curved spout, a flared rim, and a bulbous body molded with a floral design. These kendis were made mainly for the growing export market in island Southeast Asia. They were used as pouring vessels in Buddhist rituals. This is very early Blanc de Chine, and the porcelain has a lovely softness to it. There is...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Southeast Asian : Ceramics : Pre 1900 item #1384811 (stock #TH103)
Maklaiheung Gallery
$580.00
This late nineteenth century teapot was manufactured in Jingdezhen and enamelled either there or in Guangzhou. By that period in Thailand ware that previously had been utilized solely by the royal court was becoming fashionable with the newly-wealthy classes. This pot and its lid are decorated in a “trellis and flower” pattern in the Lai Nam Thong (gold wash) style. It has gilding around the rims and a decorative brass handle. Length: 19 cm; height (to the top of the lid): 13 cm. Condi...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Southeast Asian : Sculpture : Pre AD 1000 item #1384808 (stock #SA228)
Maklaiheung Gallery
$3,500.00
This terracotta figure of a seated goddess dates to the early 3rd millennium BCE and comes from the Mergarh region of what is now Pakistan. She has large breasts and the head of a bird. Her hair is decorated with jewels and she wears elaborate necklaces around her neck. These figures clearly served a ritual function, and this one expresses a strange mixture of vulnerability and authority. She may be more dangerous than she looks! These very finely-modelled figures date from relatively early in t...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Chinese : Pottery : Pre AD 1000 item #1383556 (stock #CH3.35)
Maklaiheung Gallery
$450.00
The Northern and Southern Dynasties (420 AD- 589 AD) are often considered the most chaotic period of time in Chinese history. However, the cultural diversification of Chinese and Non-Chinese (mainly Nomadic minorities from the north and the west) inspired the arts and cultural creations which influenced the whole of China (Zhongyuan), including the funeral industry. This tomb figure is of a typical foreigner servant or groom, standing with a distinguishing hat that only the non-Han people (Hu...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Chinese : Pottery : Pre AD 1000 item #1383297 (stock #CH2.68)
Maklaiheung Gallery
$500.00
The shape is rare for the time and resembles an unusual early form of Tang dynasty ovoid shaped jar. The jar has a flared lip, and there is decorated with three beautifully painted flowers in green, black and fragments of red. Calcified roots can also be found close to the base. Price: USD $500; CAD $680 (13% HST will be applied on all sales in Canada)Height: 27.5 cm; Diameter: 21 cm Condition: Excellent considering the age. Old kiln flaws to the base, wear to the pigments; no repairs.
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Indian Subcontinent : Himalayas : Pre AD 1000 item #1383261 (stock #SA179)
Maklaiheung Gallery
$800.00
Believed to protect the owner from misfortune, these were among the most highly prized beads in the ancient world. They were especially valued in Tibet, though they were not produced there. This one would have been manufactured in South Asia some time between 2,000 and 4,000 years ago. As with all dzi beads, the dark brown area of the stone may have been darkened in a process that involved it being coated with a solution of natural sugar and then baked. ‘Lukmik’ means goat’s eye (which is...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Southeast Asian : Ceramics : Pre 1800 item #1378354 (stock #VN92)
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Massive polychrome Kendi, Vietnam, C15-16. It has a tall neck and mammiform spout and is decorated with six horizontal lines of underglaze blue and a polychrome design in overglaze enamels of reddish brown and bright green. A scalloped motif is painted on the neck flange, a band of lotus petals on the shoulder and water weeds (eelgrass) around the base. The body is decorated with ogival panels of grasses against a background of red waves, and the spout with green flames and a Ruyi-shaped cloud-h...