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All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Chinese : Pottery : Pre 1492 item #1334382 (stock #CH5.02)
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$400.00
A polychrome Liao Sancai saucer dish incised with good luck cloud patterns. The dish is glazed in green, yellow and cream colours. Condition: Very good, no repair, no crack, minor glaze fritting on the side close to the rim.  Diameter: 12.00cm  Ex: I.M. Chait
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Chinese : Pottery : Pre AD 1000 item #1334581 (stock #CH4.21)
Maklaiheung Gallery
SOLD FOR $600
This is a very nice example of a small Tang Dynasty (618-907CE) sancai pot for the scholar’s table at an affordable price. The glaze is finely crackled and has a slight iridescence. Diameter: 5cm. Condition: Intact and good with no repairs; normal wear for its age.
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Chinese : Pottery : Pre AD 1000 item #1334666 (stock #CH2.20)
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A small hu-form jar with green and amber lead glaze. It dates to the Han dynasty, probably the Western Han (206BCE-9CE). These small jars are actually much less common than the larger ones, and it is rare to find them with two colours. Height: 12.4 cm; diameter: 9.4 cm. Condition: good and intact; normal wear and with the usual small chips to the glaze. Ex Anthony J. Allen. Price: USD $550; CAD $715 (13% HST will be applied on all sales in Canada)
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Chinese : Pottery : Pre AD 1000 item #1340479 (stock #CH6.29)
Maklaiheung Gallery
$320.00
This single handled jar is rare, forming a very early jug shape; it was made about 4000 years ago in what is today Gansu Province, China. With some impressed decoration around the neck, it is finely-potted and relatively high-fired to a reddish-orange colour. It has a smooth burnished surface and a loop handle from the waist to the wide flared mouth. Around the rim there are the remnants of a pigment or lacquer which appears to have been applied to protect the rim. Size: h: 12.3cm, dia; 11.7cm ...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Southeast Asian : Ceramics : Pre 1800 item #1347384 (stock #TH102)
Maklaiheung Gallery
$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 AD 1000 item #1347722 (stock #CH2.35)
Maklaiheung Gallery
$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 : Pre AD 1000 item #1354322 (stock #CH3)
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SOLD
A rare green-glazed dragon-handled porcelaneous tripod vessel (Jiaodou) from the Yueyao kilns, eastern Jin dynasty. The head of the dragon is carved very expressively This is an extremely rare censer form that probably derives originally from a bronze shape; more examples have been found in bronze than in ceramics. The Yueyao kilns were the first in China to develop a porcellaneous body and glaze. The glaze on this example is typical of Yue production in the Jin period, a beautifully soft greyi...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Chinese : Pre 1492 item #1354323 (stock #CH5.109)
Maklaiheung Gallery
$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 : Porcelain : Pre 1492 item #1359705 (stock #CH4.57)
Maklaiheung Gallery
SOLD
A small Qingbai brush washer from Song Dynasty (960 - 1279 AD). Dia: 12.7 cm Condition: Good. No scratch or crack on surface.
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Chinese : Porcelain : Pre 1492 item #1363556 (stock #CH4.55)
Maklaiheung Gallery
$80.00
This small but fine piece belongs to the Maklaiheung's QingBai Collections. About Qingbai Wares: "The special characteristic comes from the body, which is natural porcelain clay, and its glaze, which is made by diluting in water the porcelain body material mixed with lime." "Rims on qingbai bowls and dishes were also sometimes fitted with a silver band in the same manner as the Northern Ding wares, to cover the unglazed rims."- Gotheborg Condition: Good. No sign of repair or restorati...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Chinese : Sculpture : Pre AD 1000 item #1366057 (stock #CH3.94)
Maklaiheung Gallery
SOLD
The bodhisattva Avalokiteshvara is shown standing on a lotus plinth rising from a four-legged platform, his right hand raisedin tribangha and a kamandalu ('holy water' bottle) pendent from the left hand. He is wearing a crown centered by a figure of Amitabha Buddha, and his head is surrounded by an aureole inscribed with flames, at the top of which another image of the Buddha emerges. This figure dates from the Northern Wei dynasty (6th century CE), and it’s remarkabe for the way in which, des...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Chinese : Glass : Pre AD 1000 item #1366062 (stock #CH1.102)
Maklaiheung Gallery
$400.00
A rare composite eye bead made during the Warring States Period, circa 481 to 221 BC. The composite type of Warring States bead is made with a thin layer of glass overlaid on a clay or ceramic material core. There are five small white glass eyes around each of the larger eyes which are made of stratified layers of blue on top of white glass. This elaborate style of bead was only made during a narrow window of time in Henan province and apparently never made again. Dimensions: width, 21mm; hei...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Chinese : Glass : Pre AD 1000 item #1366069 (stock #CH1.122)
Maklaiheung Gallery
$360.00
A rare composite eye bead made during the Warring States Period, circa 481 to 221 BC. The composite type of Warring States bead is made with a thin layer of glass overlaid on a clay or ceramic material core. This one is in especially good condition. From every aspect the frame of rich brown intersecting lines creates an almost mask-like structure for the blue and white, or yellow, raised eyes. This elaborate style of bead was only made during a narrow window of time in Henan province. Dimensi...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Chinese : Porcelain : Pre 1492 item #1366350 (stock #CH5.58)
Maklaiheung Gallery
Price on Request
A finely-potted dingyao porcelain dish, with a moulded and auspicious design of a peony at the centre and two phoenixes amidst foliage in the cavetto within a key fret border. The rim is silver. Northern Chinese, Song or Jin dynasty, C11-12. No photograph can communicate the appeal of dingyao which combines both softness and severity. The technique of moulding, which had been used originally of course for bronze-casting and then for the manufacture of mass-produced burial goods, was taken by the...
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 : 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 : 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 : 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...