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All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Chinese : Pottery : Pre AD 1000 item #1385701 (stock #CH2.44)
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$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 : 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)
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$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 : Vintage Arts : Decorative Art : Ceramics : English : Pottery : Pre 1930 item #1374584 (stock #EU37)
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SOLD $980.00
This very rare mug dates from the early period of production at the St. Ives pottery in the 1920s or early ’30s. In those years Leach was developing the designs for his later production and one can see in the body and the handle of this mug characteristics that became typical of the Standard Ware designs of the post-WWII period. It is covered with a thick, bubbly tenmoku glaze that is typical of the finish on most of the pots that Leach, Shoji Hamada and Michael Cardew produced in St.Ives at...
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 : Southeast Asian : Pre AD 1000 item #1365294 (stock #SEAP329)
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Price on Request
Pedestal cups are quite common among first millennium BCE pottery from a variety of different cultures in mainland Southeast Asia. Perhaps it can be assumed that they served a ritual function, possibly in conjunction with the large bronze bells that are also found at many of these sites. The Ban Chiang examples from Northeast Thailand are particularly lively, with their freely-painted buff and brick red decorations. This one stands out because of the rare elegance of its form and the assurance o...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Southeast Asian : Pre AD 1000 item #1365293 (stock #SEAP338)
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Price on Request
Pedestal cups are quite common among first millennium BCE pottery from a variety of different cultures in mainland Southeast Asia. Perhaps it can be assumed that they served a ritual function, possibly in conjunction with the large bronze bells that are also found at many of these sites. The Ban Chiang examples from Northeast Thailand are particularly lively, with their freely-painted buff and brick red decorations. This one, however, is especially rare because it is one of only a handful of rec...
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 #1336465 (stock #CH2.16)
Maklaiheung Gallery
SOLD
This cylindrical granary stands on three feet decorated with a moulded bear motif, which are often found on such containers. In the Han Dynasty, people interred these granaries in graves to provide grain for the deceased. This one is made with fine grey pottery and decorated with three sets of horizontal incised bands. Dimension: H: 24.5cm Dia: 12.5cm Condition: very good, with an aged patina and traces of ancient root growth. No sign of damage or repair. Price: USD $350; CAD $455 (13% HS...
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)
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 #1334578 (stock #CH4.41)
Maklaiheung Gallery
$500.00
This is a good example of an utilitarian Tang Dynasty (618-907CE) jar that would have been used for storage. It is roughly but skillfully potted and the green glaze has gathered into a light blue drop that in other kilns might have been deliberately exploited so as to produce the sought-after suffused grey effect. Diameter: 5cm. Condition: Intact and good with no repairs; normal wear to the rim.
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Chinese : Pottery : Pre AD 1000 item #1332707 (stock #CH2.13&2.14)
Maklaiheung Gallery
$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 : Indian Subcontinent : Pre AD 1000 item #1332697 (stock #SA181)
Maklaiheung Gallery
$1,800.00
This bulbous storage jar is in unusually good condition. It is decorated with black painted motifs that include large zebu bulls (revered in the Indus Valley culture) water, birds, and grain - symbols of fertility and prosperity. In style it appears to come from the area of Nausharo in present day Balochistan, a smaller town famous for its long pottery tradition about 200 kilometers north of Mohenjodaro. Height 16.5 cm; diameter: 16.5 cm. Condition: Excellent, expected wear for its age and...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Chinese : Pottery : Pre AD 1000 item #1332444 (stock #CH4.17)
Maklaiheung Gallery
$400.00
A Tang Dynasty (618-907CE) moulded pottery figure of a boar, which, as with all these figures, captures the immediacy of the animal’s presence. Height: 6cm; length: 13cm. Condition: Intact and good with no repairs. Price: $400 USD; $530 CAD (HST of 13% will be applied on all sales in Canada).
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Chinese : Pottery : Pre AD 1000 item #1332330 (stock #CH4.13)
Maklaiheung Gallery
$260.00
A Tang Dynasty (618-907CE) moulded pottery figure of a sleeping duck. It is roughly made but the immediacy of the potter’s observation catches the life of the bird. Price: $260 USD; $340 CAD (HST of 13% will be applied on all sales in Canada). Height: 5 cm; width:5 cm. Condition: Intact and good with no repairs.
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Chinese : Pottery : Pre AD 1000 item #1332329 (stock #CH4.15)
Maklaiheung Gallery
$400.00
These Tang Dynasty (618-907CE) pottery figure groups were roughly moulded, but are full of vitality. This example has been cold painted with a white pigment over the grey low-fired pottery. Length: 14.6 cm; width: 7.9cm. Price: $400 USD; $530 CAD (HST of 13% will be applied to all sales in Canada). Condition: Intact and good with no repairs; typical wear to the pigment.
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Chinese : Pottery : Pre AD 1000 item #1332327 (stock #CH2.11)
Maklaiheung Gallery
$450.00
The ram is depicted at rest with its legs folded under its body. These animal figurines played an important part in Chinese burial practices. Very similar ram figurines, frequently with an early celadon yueyao glaze, are quite common in the Jin dynasties, a century or so later (there are nice examples in the New York Metropolitan Museum and the Shanghai Museum). This one appears to have been cold painted with a white slip, traces of which still remain. Length: 13.2 cm; width: 6.4 cm. Condi...