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Very old Porcelain Ming-Dynasty Blue / White Double Dragons Crackled Porcelain Incense Burner / Bowl. China

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    This burner appears to be very old, judging by the nature of the cracks, depth of color, and residue at the bottom of the inside.   Acquired from a wealthy family’s estate in Nanyang in Henan Province. Wonderful ambiance. Stand not included

Wucai Porcelian Kylin Pi Xiu Dragons. Pair. China

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  Adorable hand painted kylins in porcelain.   Wucai, which has its origins in the earlier Doucai ceramics, first appeared during the reign of the Ming Dynasty Emperor Jiajing who ruled the Chinese empire between 1521 and 1567. Its manufacture continued through the Ming Dynasty and into the succeeding Qing… Continue reading

Ming Dynasty Bronze Buddha Seated on Elephant, China

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Detail: I acquired this from a fine arts gallery in Boston in 1999. The gallery acquired it in the mid-1970s from an art dealer in China. I don’t have any paperwork on it but the gallery told me that it was definitely from the Ming Dynasty… Continue reading

Old Stone Buddha Head Sculpture, China

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Detail: From a collection of stone Buddhist heads by a well-known Seattle WA architect. The prior owner said it was carved in the late Ming Dynasty. I am not confident in that age but I do believe it is from the early- to mid-1900s. A… Continue reading

Happy Gong Wine Vessel in Bronze or Brass, China

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Detail: Kuang styling from the early Chou dynasty (late 11th – early 10th Century BC). Used as a wine vessel. Lei-wen pattern covers surface. In high relief are various dragon forms and other metamorphic animal components. Notice the bird like design at the front… Continue reading

Huge Jade Unicorn or Sin-you, China

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Detail: This is a huge, 78-pound stunning piece that is either a Chinese unicorn with styling from the Ming Dynasty or a Sin-you that is symbolic of justice and truth. Sin-you’s are mythological creatures from East Asia. Hand carved from nephrite and was in a… Continue reading
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