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All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Chinese : Pre AD 1000 item #1354322 (stock #CH3)
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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 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 : 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 : 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 : 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 #1334581 (stock #CH4.21)
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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 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 1492 item #1334379 (stock #CH5.01)
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$300.00
This Sancai plate dated to Liao - Jin period (1115-1125), features an incised Haitang flower with open leaves around it in the centre. Begonia is the type of flower that is commonly seen in other Liao Sancai wares. The flower is coloured white with a bright red pistil surrounded by a cream glazed circle. There is no restoration. Abrasion and some glaze flakes on the rim, which is normal considering the age and the nature of the glaze. Diameter: 12.5 cm Condition: Some glaze flakes on the rim,...
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 : 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 : Porcelain : Pre 1900 item #1332703 (stock #CH7.45)
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SOLD
This attractive barrel-shaped jar has a crackled cream glaze with a second bright green enamelled overglaze. A bright apple green enamel had been used previously but never as an overall monochrome glaze on top of a crackled one until the Kangxi period (1661-1722). This jar has a Kangxi four-character mark but dates, like almost all four-character “Kangxi” pieces, from the late nineteenth century. Height: 11.5 cm; diameter: 13 cm. Condition: A couple of patches where the green enamel h...
All Items : Vintage Arts : Regional Art : Asian : Chinese : Porcelain : Pre 1970 item #1332689 (stock #CH8.76)
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This Cultural Revolution porcelain plate from Jingdezhen is decorated with an original image by the artist Liu Haihe depicting a family as the centre of revolutionary commitment. It is very skillfully and carefully painted. This plate was created during the cultural revolution and it has a mark of “Jingdezhen Art Porcelain Factory Committee” at the base. Liu Haihe (1927-) was born in Jingdezhen. He first studied art (porcelain and painting) when he was 13. Before the establishment of the...
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 : Pre 1492 item #1332592 (stock #CH6.73)
Maklaiheung Gallery
$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 #1332493 (stock #CH6.86)
Maklaiheung Gallery
$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 : Sculpture : Pre 1700 item #1332460 (stock #CH6.51&6.52)
Maklaiheung Gallery
SOLD for $450.00
Every collector should have a few of these Ming dynasty pottery burial figures in their collection. They are such a good bargain and they tell us so much about Chinese culture. Whereas the Tang dynasty figures are always rather theatrical, these Ming(1368-1644) attendants are resolutely realistic. They remind me of the bored professional mourners one still sees occasionally at funerals today. These two musicians are very good examples, with their robes covered in a slightly iridescent crackled g...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Chinese : Porcelain : Pre 1492 item #1332456 (stock #CH5.81)
Maklaiheung Gallery
$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 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 ...