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Antique Tin-Glazed Faience Canopic Jars. Clay. Stone. Set of four. Egypt

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    Canopic jars were used by the ancient Egyptians during the mummification process. Internal soft organs of the deceased to be mummified were stored in these jars . . . away from the body.   The jars had lids or stoppers shaped as the head of one… 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

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

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.

Celadon Glazed Jade Green Porcelain Vase, China

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Detail: From the Zhejiang Province, this large celadon – with jade green glaze on porcelain – is in mint condition. Monochrome glaze. Dragons on each side of upper stem. Bats or birds on edge. Circa mid-1900s.
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