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Terracotta Majapahit Empire 16th Century Naga – Dragon – Head, Eastern Java near Trawulan

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Detail: Excavated in eastern Java, near the once-capitol city of the Majapahit Empire, Trowulan. Other examples of Majapahit terracotta can be found in the National Museum in Jakarta, The Rijksmuseum in Amsterdam, The Princess Hof Ceramic Museum in Leeuwarden plus in a superb book titled Majapahit Terracotta… Continue reading

Rare and Authentic 14th Century Majapahit Empire Hanuman Terracotta Head, East Java near Trowulan

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Detail: Excavated in a cavern in eastern Java, near the once-capitol city of the Majapahit Empire, Trowulan. This particular piece was part of the Van de Hout collection. Maurius van den Hout was an official with the Dutch Indonesian government in the years prior to WW… Continue reading

Old / Antique and Rare Ceramic Parrot Roof Tile, China

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Detail: This mid-sized ceramic figure is a charming example of Chinese folk art. Highly glazed parrots – such as this one – were placed on the edges of rooftops of homes and public/private buildings. Limited to 9 parrots per roof, they were to protect the occupants from bad… Continue reading

Rare Painted Pottery Tomb Guardian & Earth Spirit Statue, China

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Detail: This is styled after earth spirits circa 618 – 907 AD. These pottery tomb guardians usually had an animal’s body and face. This particular statue has a human face and the long spiky horn and stretched winds – supposedly making it extremely fearsome. Tomb guardians… Continue reading

Celadon Ware Griffin Oil Lamp, China

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Detail: The stylings of this piece are from the Western Jin Dynasty (265-420 AD). The original pieces were used specifically by court officials and the griffins were protective creatures. Our Chinese agent secured it from a private home in Lishui in the Zhejiang Province. It appears… Continue reading

Hand-painted Gold Gilt Imari Porcelain Vase, China

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Detail: Exquisite color with gold gilding. Imari porcelain was first produced in Japan in the 1700’s. China quickly began to produce its own Chinese Imari pieces. China was able to produce a thinner porcelain with a more even / smooth glaze. I am told… Continue reading

Stunning Porcelain Court Lady Statue / Figure, China

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Detail: Fully hand-painted porcelain statue of a court lady. Detail and color are stunning. Porcelain “court ladies” were very popular in the 1700’s. Perfect condition. Circa late 1900’s.

Pair: Blue and White Vases, China

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Detail: Older Chinese porcelain in a “bottle” shaped vase. Has a crackle appearance on the surface. The owner claims these are from the late-1800’s with marks of the Qing Dynasty. Dragons and wisemen on the stems. Remnants of red wax export stamp on one vase. Sold as a pair only.

Red Snuff Bottle / Container, Tibet

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Detail: Red ceramic with silver/nickel composite as a cover and spoon. Age unknown but prior to 1970. In pristine condition. I am sorry, this item has been sold.

Footed Glazed Vessel with Foo Dog / Lion Lid, China

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Detail: Stunning glazed vessel with phoenix figures on each corner of a vented lid. This was likely a censer or incense burner. From our ceramic dealer in Canada. Circa mid-1900’s. Pristine condition.
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