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All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Chinese : Porcelain : Pre 1492 item #1332593 (stock #CH6.91)
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The compressed globular body is raised on three thick, tapered legs and divided into three lobes loosely carved with a floral scroll, rising to an everted rim set with two rope-twist handles. It is covered overall with a glaze of sea-green tone, in places suffused with minute bubbles. There is a circular aperture in the base, a characteristic which is occasionally found in censers of this form, presumably used to clean out the interior. It dates from the fifteenth century. A larger censer of...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Chinese : Porcelain : Pre AD 1000 item #1332452 (stock #CH4.88)
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This porcelaneous jug or ewer is an intact and rare example of the originality and vitality of the potters from Changsha who made it in the eighth century. It was presumably intended as a wine jug and it is decorated with the moulded figures of three wild and possibly drunken male dancers. They appear to be from Central Asia, their hair is long and dishevelled and their clothes are in disarray. They certainly look as though they are making a lot of noise. At the same time, the jug itself is very...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Chinese : Porcelain : Pre 1492 item #1393873 (stock #CH5.103)
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$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; Richieâ€...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Chinese : Pre 1492 item #1354323 (stock #CH5.109)
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$2,600.00
This is a fine purple-splashed Junyao jar with two small strap handles, Jin or Yuan dynasties, China (C12-13). As expected, it is heavily potted and it has a beautifully thick blue glaze. There is a purple splash to the front with the glaze endling unevenly at the foot and revealing the rich red stoneware body at the base. At the upper rim the glaze has thinned and been altered to a brownish green colour which is also found on the two handles. Ex: I.M. Chait. Size: diameter 13.5 cm, h: 13.8 c...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Chinese : Pre AD 1000 item #1347722 (stock #CH2.35)
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$2500.00
Bronze mirrors were thought to offer protection against evil spirits. The mythological patterns cast into them have very specific, ritualistic functions. This exquisite small example is typical of the very powerful mirrors that were produced in the second half of the Eastern Han. Its borders consist of a band of sawtooth pattern, and a hachured ring, encircling a dramatic creature - a clawed, one-horned tiger (Longhuwen) in a mystical form (hence the name Long hu, meaning dragon-tiger). Its hair...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Chinese : Metalwork : Pre AD 1000 item #1332321 (stock #CH1.79)
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An extremely rare “Ordos” bronze harness decoration from one of the nomadic cultures located on China’s north-western borders in the first millennium BCE. On its front, at either end, there are two human faces worked into the bronze that has been cast in a two piece-mould. On the reverse, there are two struts to attach it to a leather horse harness. It is particularly interesting that each face has quite distinct features, possibly referring to different ethnic backgrounds. As Jenny So h...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Chinese : Porcelain : Pre 1492 item #1332493 (stock #CH6.86)
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$2,200.00
This bowl with its slightly inturned rim, its controlled crackle and its greyish blue tone has characteristics of a late Song or Jin period product. But styles don’t end and begin conveniently with big political shifts and it may equally date from the Yuan dynasty, when there was a desire in the market for more Junyao bowls of a larger size. Whatever the exact time of its manufacture, it exhibits a fine balance of strength and good taste. Diameter: 18cm; Height: 8.3 cm. Condition: excelle...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Chinese : Porcelain : Pre 1492 item #1332456 (stock #CH5.81)
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$2,100.00
This is a small Ding porcelain saucer dish with an elegant, incised floral decoration covered inside and out with a cream glaze. As with almost all Dingyao bowls and plates, the rim has been kept clear of glaze because it was stacked on its rim in the kiln. The Dingyao glazes are generally thin, and must have been quite difficult to control; in this case, some dust seems to have intruded, which makes it slightly rough to the touch. Price: $2100 USD, $2800 CAD (13% HST is applied to all sales in ...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Chinese : Pre 1492 item #1332592 (stock #CH6.73)
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$2,100.00
This bowl exhibits all of the exuberance of taste that was characteristic of the Yuan dynasty. The Junyao potters who made this bowl have mastered the techniques of applying thick layers of glaze and allowing them to run with a daring freedom. Its a gorgeous thing to look at and to hold. Diameter: 19.2 cm Condition: Excellent with only minor wear. Ex IM Chait Auction Price: $2100 USD; $2700 CAD (HST of 13% will be applied on all sales in Canada).
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 : Pottery : Pre AD 1000 item #1372597 (stock #CH2.78)
Maklaiheung Gallery
$1,350.00
Han dynasty potters were perhaps the most original and creative in the whole history of Chinese ceramics, and their work is still neglected and undervalued - a marvellous opportunity for the collector. This jar, which was made in the late Western-early Eastern Han period (1st century BCE-1st century CE) in the Jiangsu or Zhejiang area, has a full rounded body and a low cut neck which gives prominence to the mask handles. It is very “potterly” and surprisingly modern in appearance. The ash ...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Chinese : Porcelain : Pre 1492 item #1393642 (stock #CH5.87.1)
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$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 : Asian : Chinese : Pottery : Pre AD 1000 item #1332707 (stock #CH2.13&2.14)
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$1,080.00
These ear cups - erbei - originally coated with a green lead glaze, have developed a very attractive iridescence over many years of burial. This form, used for drinking wine, was made in a variety of different materials in the eastern Han Dynasty (25-220CE), bronze, jade, glass, lacquer, and, of course, ceramics. These two cups are moulded on the exterior with a wave pattern and a saw tooth band below the rim, imitating the decoration on a bronze model. Length: 11 and 11.5 cm. Condition: One ...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Southeast Asian : Ceramics : Pre 1800 item #1347384 (stock #TH102)
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$880.00
This fine and rare Bencharong porcelain cup was made in Jingdezhen, China and probably enamelled in Guangzhou following patterns provided by the royal court in Ayutthaya, Thailand, mid-18th century, early-mid Qianlong period. This exquisite cup has a floral design beneath the rim and below that four panels of two norasingh and two theppanom framed by scrolls of flame. These cups are the rarest of all Bencharong wares and appear to have been used exclusively in the royal court. In China, cups o...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Chinese : Pre 1700 item #1332704 (stock #CH6.116)
Maklaiheung Gallery
$750.00
Very little seems to have been written in English about these brown-glazed boxes with moulded lids. I bought this from a Japanese collector who believed it to be Vietnamese, since siimilar boxes were produced in Vietnam during the fifteenth-sixteenth centuries. But the clay is quite different and more gritty than the smooth grey paste used in Vietnamese ceramics. Apparently these Fujian boxes were exported to Southeast Asia and competed there with the Vietnamese variants. They are unusual and un...
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 : Asian : Chinese : Pottery : Pre AD 1000 item #1366353 (stock #CH2.12)
Maklaiheung Gallery
$680.00
This is a beautiful example of one of the most stunningly original forms in the whole history of Chinese ceramics. It was made in Sichuan about 2,000 years ago, but it is remarkably modern in its swirling design and in the integration of the two large eyes into the curves of the handles. This form is sometimes said to be reminscent of the female body, and it does indeed have an anthropomorphic presence, but in the end its strength lies in its vitality as a piece of abstract sculpture. There are ...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Chinese : Pre AD 1000 item #1332453 (stock #CH4.91)
Maklaiheung Gallery
$600.00
A good example of the kinds of porcelaneous ware that were produced in large quantities at the ChangSha kilns at Tongguan in the eighth century. These have increased in value over the years and this is a very affordable piece. It is quite robustly potted and intended for the scholar’s table. The dark olive glaze is embellished with ten brown stripes. Diameter: 5.5 cm. Condition: good and intact; the glaze, though rough, retains much of its brightness. Price: $600 USD; $795 CAD (HST of ...