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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...
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...
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...
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...
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...
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...
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...
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 : 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...
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...
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 : Chinese : Pre 1492 item #1378324 (stock #CH5.91)
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Price on Request
Jianyao tea bowl with hare’s fur (temmoku) glaze over a rough stone-ware body, Shuji, Fujian province, China, Song dynasty, C12. Traditionally, these rough bowls were thought of as the ideal tea bowls, both because they showed off perfectly the white powdered tea that was fashionable at that time and because their thick bodies retained the heat well. The lustrous dark brown glaze, carrying reddish streaks of iron, has pulled away in firing to leave the reddish slip exposed around the rim...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Chinese : Snuff Bottles : Pre 1900 item #1378323 (stock #CH7.118)
Maklaiheung Gallery
$2,000.00
The glass is milky white, of a perfectly consistent colour, and slightly translucent. It is intended of course to imitate white nephrite, not as a substitute but as an example of the glassmaker’s complete control of his craft. The bottle would have been blown inititally and then finished in a lapidary process, culminating in a beautifully soft, glowing polish...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Chinese : Porcelain : Pre 1700 item #1378230 (stock #CH6.92&6.93)
Maklaiheung Gallery
$2,200.00
Celebratory porcelain cups (often rather pretentiously called libation cups) with a translucent creamy white glaze over the high-fired perfectly white paste, Dehua, China, late Ming Dynasty, c 1630-1650. The form is that of a rhinoceros horn cup. The decorative appliqués on the larger one show a four-clawed dragon emerging from a cloud, a tiger and a stag standing beneath plum and pine branches. There is a crane, too, on the smaller cup. These cups, with their auspicious symbols, were intended ...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Chinese : Pre AD 1000 item #1378031 (stock #CH2.8)
Maklaiheung Gallery
$800.00
Boshanlu is the Chinese term for this Boshan (Hill Bo or Mountain Bo) shaped censer. Dating from the Eastern Han dynasty, this Boshanlu is a rare piece as most of the censers in this period were made in bronze or unglazed terracotta, whereas this one has a nice layer of rust-coloured glaze. Condition: Good, one small chip at the rim of the cover. Some age-related wear. Size: H: 21.5 cm, W: 14.3 cm.
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Chinese : Porcelain : Pre 1900 item #1374585 (stock #CH7.71)
Maklaiheung Gallery
$130.00
A very nice little jar with a thick geyao glaze. it dates to the end of the nineteenth century. Diameter: 7.1 cm. Condition: Very good.
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 : Glass : Pre 1900 item #1369431 (stock #CH7.112)
Maklaiheung Gallery
$600.00
This is a beautifully finished faceted bottle carved from yellow glass. The pleasing hexagonal form originated in the eighteenth century, but this example dates from the late Qing period. The glass stopper is carved in the form of a chilong. Dimensions: height, 7.5 cm; width, 4.3 cm. Condition: Almost perfect, just a few minor scratches.