Fine Antique Asian Art, Buddhist Statues, Tea Bowls, Japanese Ceramics, Chinese Paintings,
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Chinese : Pottery : Pre 1492 item #1309766 (stock #0250)
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Here is another stunning chawan from our collection - one of the oldest available chawans in the world, already exhibited in a museum and published in books!

Nogime (hare's fur) Tenmoku tea bowl from the Jian Kilns - made in the Northern Song Period. This is one of the first tea bowls in Japan, which came together with the first tea from China. More than 1000 years old!

Little refined iron bearing clay, with iron oxide, thrown into the typical tenmoku shape. The bowl was ...

All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Chinese : Porcelain : Pre 1492 item #1320984 (stock #0283)
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Another highlight of our family collection: Rather large Chinese Kinuta Seiji Celadon Vase for Japanese Tea Ceremony. Classical mallet (kinuta) shaped celadon vase in the style of the longquan kilns of the 13th century. The celadon glaze is applied very thickly and the vase may have been glazed and fired more than one time. Some fine aesthetic hairlines complete its beautiful expression.

The execution of the foot rim and the texture of the clay matches the Chinese original. The col...

All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Tea Articles : Pre 1492 item #1353407 (stock #0362)
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Japanese Tokoname Yama Chawan (literally 'Mountain Tea Bowl'), biscuit firing ware with impressive natural glaze and slightly distorted form. It dates back to the Kamakura Period (1185 - 1333).

Size: 4 cm height x 15,6 cm (max) in diameter.

Shipping included
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Chinese : Pottery : Pre 1492 item #1361382 (stock #0379)
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We present a rare Tenmoku tea bowl with partrige feather mottles (Chinese: 'Zhegu Ban'), made during the Southern Song Dynasty (1127-1279) or earlier. Looking inside this Tenmoku chawan is like glazing deep into the cosmos. There one can understand the meaning of microcosm and ask whether one is looking inward or outward; probably both.

The deep rounded sides of this elegantly potted tenmoku chawan are rising from a short straight foot to a lipped rim, covered overall in a black g...

All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Chinese : Pottery : Pre 1492 item #1362297 (stock #0383)
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Elegant Chinese Jian hare's fur tenmoku chawan made during the Southern Song Dynasty (1127-1279). Looking inside this Tenmoku chawan is like glazing deep into the cosmos. There one can understand the meaning of microcosm and ask whether one is looking inward or outward; probably both.

The deep rounded sides rising from a short straight foot to a lipped rim, covered overall in a carmine-red glaze falling short of the foot and thinning to brown at the mouth-rim. The interior with br...

All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Chinese : Pottery : Pre 1492 item #1367925 (stock #0406)
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Here is another highlight of our family collection: a breathtaking Chinese (karamono) Jian Yuteki (oil spot) tenmoku chawan from the Southern Song Dynasty (1127-1279).

The deep, rounded conical sides are covered inside and out with a thick, iridescent black glaze suffused with a dense pattern of variegated iridescent and silvery ‘oil spots’, stopping in an irregular line and pooling above the light grey stoneware foot.

The ‘oil spot’ (Jpn. yuteki) surface is muc...

All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Chinese : Pottery : Pre 1492 item #1427579 (stock #0474)
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Here is another stunning chawan from our collection, a Nogime (hare's fur) Tenmoku tea bowl from the Jian Kilns - made in the Southern Song era (Chinese: 南宋; 1127–1279). Such tea bowls were one of the first tea bowls in Japan, which came together with the first tea from China.

Little refined iron bearing clay, with iron oxide, thrown into the typical tenmoku shape. The bowl was tilted a little in the sagger so the flat pool of glaze inside is a little tilted, too - one of the...

All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Chinese : Pottery : Pre 1492 item #1433228 (stock #0478)
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One of a kind. Wonderful and important Chinese Hawksbill Tortoise Tenmoku Chawan from the Jizhou kiln of Southern Sung. It has a wonderful crazing and still vivid colours. The tea bowl was part of the collection of Dr. Walther von Krenner, one of the best connaisseurs of Asian Art in the world and writer of several books on Chinese and Japanese ceramics.

It comes with a tailor made Japanese wooden box from a former owner. The Hakogaki reads: Tenmoku Wan Sung Jidai Uichi kan (Tenmoku...

All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Tea Articles : Pre 1492 item #1448731 (stock #0499)
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$1,800.00
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Japanese Yama Chawan (literally 'Mountain Tea Bowl'), biscuit firing ware with impressive natural glaze and slightly distorted form. It dates back to the Kamakura Period (1185 - 1333). Highlight is big golden Foo Dog which was added by a former owner as a kind of Kintsugi to close a damage on the inside surface. Such typ of Kintsugi is definitely rare.

You can also find traces of the famous kai-yu glaze on this excavated piece, which makes it to a true historic-cultural highlight.

All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Chinese : Porcelain : Pre 1492 item #1453618 (stock #0510)
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We present a rare medium sized Tenmoku tea bowl with partrige feather mottles (Chinese: 'Zhegu Ban'), made during the Southern Song Dynasty (1127-1279) or earlier. Looking inside this Tenmoku chawan is like glazing deep into the cosmos. There one can understand the meaning of microcosm and ask whether one is looking inward or outward; probably both.

The deep rounded sides of this elegantly potted tenmoku chawan are rising from a short straight foot to a lipped rim, covered overall...

All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Tea Articles : Pre 1492 item #1457494 (stock #0527)
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$900.00

Japanese Yama Chawan (literally 'Mountain Tea Bowl'), biscuit firing ware with impressive natural glaze and slightly distorted form. It dates back to the Kamakura Period (1185 - 1333). Highlight is the inside design with a Japanese Koi image which was added by a former owner as a kind of Kintsugi to close a damage on the inside surface. Such typ of Kintsugi is definitely rare.

You can also find traces of the famous kai-yu glaze on this excavated piece.

At the beginning of ...

All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Chinese : Porcelain : Pre 1492 item #1458932 (stock #0538)
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$7,950.00
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After selling one of the oldest Chinese Tenmoku Tea Bowls (Please refer to our stock # 0250) which came with the first tea from China to Japan we are proud to offer you another more than 1000 year old Chinese tea bowl.

Important and rare Chinese Dingyao (Ting ware, Chinese: 定瓷) tea bowl with floral design from the Northern Song Dynasty (960-1127) made of finest thin porcelain with a white-greyish body and a nearly transparent white-tinted glaze.

This cultural-histori...

All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Chinese : Pottery : Pre 1492 item #1470605 (stock #0572)
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$4,500.00

An extremely rare perfectly potted Zheghu Ban Partridge Breast mottled Tenmoku tea bowl. Looking inside this Tenmoku chawan is like glazing deep into the cosmos. There one can understand the meaning of microcosm and ask whether one is looking inward or outward; probably both.

The bowl gets its uniqueness from the fact that the glaze looks like a highly rare mixture of partridge-breast mottles that nearly look like oil-spots.

Cizhou-type ware, Southern Song 12th - early 13...

All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Chinese : Metalwork : Pre AD 1000 item #1217070 (stock #0021)
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This is Chinese Official General Seal made of Bronze. It is still in good condition and usable.

It dates from the Han-Dynasty ºº³¯ (206 BC ¨C 220 AD). This Dynasty was the Golden Age in Chinese history.

Size approx. 3,5 cm x 2,5 cm

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All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Chinese : Porcelain : Pre AD 1000 item #1220563 (stock #0059)
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$750 Sold

This rare pear shaped wine bottle has been manufactured 1000 years ago in the prospering Chinese Song Dynasty.

The coloured crackle glaze and the spoils of age fuse to a stunning Chinese Ceramic masterpiece. Some pieces of glaze have been chipped off due to the age, but it does not reduce the gorgeous impression of this wine bottle.

Chinese ceramics of the Song Dynasty (960-1279) constitute perhaps the foremost expression of ceramic art, not only in China but in the e...

All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Chinese : Pottery : Pre AD 1000 item #1220570 (stock #0060)
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This delightful small pottery bowl was made during the late Song dynasty of China (around 1200 A.D.).

Originating from the Jian kilns of Fujian province, it has a base of rough, unglazed clay, and a rare streaked ‘hare’s fur’ glaze, made using iron oxide in the firing process.

The rim has a rust red glaze, and would have been made separately from the main body.

Coming from an un-named shipwreck (possibly the Lianjiang wreck), it is in fair condition with...

All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Chinese : Stoneware : Pre AD 1000 item #1223493 (stock #0077)
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$850 Sold

This is another antique wine bottle of the Song Dynasty from our collection.

This large wine bottle is about 1000 years old and has been made in the Ji Kiln. It has a dark glazed body with an some unglazed dragon / phoenix decoration.

It is in good condition. There are only some little spoils of time and a little scratch ( please watch photos ). No repairs, no significant damages.

The bottle comes with a wood box, in which it has been stored for decades in our co...

All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Chinese : Pottery : Pre AD 1000 item #1238325 (stock #0121)
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$800.00

An ancient Chinese Neolithic Terracotta vase from the Qijia culture, dating to approximately 2400 B.C.

This attractive earthenware vase dates to China's Qijia Culture. It is of typical form, with large body, waisted neck, and flaring mouth. The piece is decorated throughout with long vertical, combed groves.

Height: 7 inches

Condition: Stable hairline cracks to body. Overall very good condition. Unrestored.

Provenance: ex. British private collection, ex...