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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

Vintage Porcelain Ginger Jar.  Porcelain.  Contemporary Styling.  Flowers.  Colorful.  With Lid.  China

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    Very striking for a vintage piece.  I love the floral design and the bright crisp colors.  The lid even has – what I would label – a golden stem.  The vase -what appears to be – round is actually gently scalloped.   A quality piece… Continue reading

Vintage Rich Yellow Cloisonne Enamel Bowl / Jar. Lid. Peony. With Stand. China.

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    Cloisonne, cloisonné, cloisonné . . .  how simply gorgeous.  The detail – with copper wire forming the partitions – is just stunning.  And don’t get me started on the enamel work!   This piece is from the early 1950s and is in perfect condition. … Continue reading

Vintage Heavy Brass Decorative Plate.  10”.  India

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  Very unique and quite stunning.   The swirling background is really cool.  Hook on back for wall hanging.   I have a matching brass jar / urn listed as V-6003.  Both pieces would look great on your dining table or on a décor shelf.   … Continue reading

Vintage Decorative Cloisonné Heavy Enameled Brass Ginger Jar / Urn with lid.  India

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    Very unique and quite beautiful.    During photography, I noticed a dent near one of the designs (to the far right of the design on the first image).  I am reducing the price by 50% of its true and undented value.  It is only somewhat… Continue reading

Rare Antique Brass Lengguai. Betel Nut. Borneo

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Found in most homes, the Lengguai is traditionally a serving tray for daun Sirih (betel nut) . . .  a stimulant.  The more wealthy families owned the highest quality brass Lengguais, like this one.   In this case, I would guess – based on the designs and… Continue reading

Rare White Porcelain Meiping Vase, China

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This porcelain has a high Kaolin content enabling it to be fired at 1350 degrees C to obtain an incredibly hard ceramic body of pure white. The relief of fish, flowers, coy fish and dragonflies add to the beauty and value of this vase. With decorative lid. Petals at the… Continue reading

Pair, Square Famille Verte Porcelain Jars, China

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Detail:  Peacocks, coy fish, bamboo, flowers, foo dogs / lions on handles and top.  Hand signed on bottom, not stamped.  From a private family outside Beijing.  Circa early- to mid-1900’s.  Lids.   This beautiful pair of jars have SOLD.  Thanks M.K.!

Colorful Coy Lidded Jar, China

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Detail:  Older jar (with lid) sitting on a beautifully polished and decorative wooden stand.  Hand numbered. Circa mid-1900’s.
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