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Vessels, Urns, Vases, Incense Burners, Censers

Vintage Maitland-Smith Rectangular Pedestal Porcelain Vase.  Thailand

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    A rare formed vase that seems to float on the heads of four lions.  Fired in a small kiln, finished and hand painted.   The birds, foliage, scenery, colors and shape make this a splendid vase in the hallway or entryway.   Maitland Smith – founded by… Continue reading

Older Hand Carved Dragon Head Censer.  Incense Burner.  Stone.  Haicheng. China.

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  Detailed footed stone censer in good condition. Some light design engraving/etching near the dragon handles   A small chip around rim on lid, otherwise is excellent condition.   Hand carved in a village near Haicheng (Liaoning Province) in the early- to mid- 1900s, this piece ended up in a… Continue reading

Vintage Maitland-Smith Porcelain Ginger Jar.  Circa 1987. China

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    Kilned fired and hand painted in China.  Maitland-Smith acquired this piece and sold it through their global network . . .  from their base in Hong Kong.   Maitland Smith, founded by a well-known London antique dealer and designer – acquired and reproduced world class quality… Continue reading

Vintage Maitland-Smith Porcelain Ginger Jar.  Hong Kong.

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    This porcelain jar was made in kilns near the ancient kilns of Wun Yiu village – once the center of porcelain industry back in the 1600s.  It was then hand-painted and refired in Hong Kong.   Maitland-Smith acquired this piece and sold it through their global network… Continue reading

Genuine Roman Terracotta Squat Oinochoe Jug.  Italy

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    Oinochoe (aka oenochoe) is a greek term for a wine or other functional jug.  The pouring spout and the handle rising from the jug is very typical of such jugs made between 50 B.C. and 100 A.D..  Some terracotta oinochoes are painted, have reliefs along the… Continue reading

Dayak Iban Native Pottery.  Vase.  Container.  Tajau.  Sarawak. Borneo.  Malaysia

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    Iban Dayak pottery (aka Tajau) is a symbol of status, wealth and power.  Even though the Dayak used the pottery for a variety of “daily” things (rice, water, wine, jewelry), it is also passed down through generations as a symbol of their familial beliefs.  Occasionally, it… Continue reading

Bronze and Copper Hanging Monastery Incense Burner.  Censer.  Hand Crafted.  Master Temple Quality.  Sherpa Monastery.  Sherka.  Rare.  Tibet.  Northeast Nepal.

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  I have located yet another of these rare burners / censers – although a bit smaller – but just as fascinating!   Around the turn of the 19th Century and into the 20th Century, little is known or recorded about the monasteries that were built by the Sherpas in… Continue reading

Oinochoe-styled Vessel.  Reproduction.  Athletes.  Greece

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    Accurate replica and a quality reproduction of a 500 B.C. vessel by a Greek artist, Pvaglis in the mid-1900s, in Greece.  Of course, hand painted.  Recreated from actual pieces found during an archaeological excavation.   Acquired from a NYC collector who commissioned Pvaglis to produce a… Continue reading

Pre Columbian Chimu Blackware.  Stirrup Vessel.  Peru

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    The Chimu Kingdom culture – a large adobe city in the Moche Valley near the present day city of Trujillo – began their rise in 900 AD.  They were masters in crafting black pottery in various shapes and forms.   I started being interested in their rather… Continue reading

Ancient Clay Pottery Pitcher.  Jug.  Wine.  Water.  Funerary / Burial. Greek / Roman.  Israel.

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  This was acquired from an estate of an Israeli archaeologist . . . about him, I know little or nothing.   This vessel seems very primitive to be a Greek or Roman Burial vessel.  It is more likely to be an ancient funerary vessel placed in the tomb… Continue reading
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