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Authentic Fine Yongzheng Painted Blue & Yellow Porcelain Imperial Dragon Vase. 6-Sided. China.

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The fourth son of Kangxi, Yongzheng was 44 when he succeeded his father. In the reign of Yongzheng, Nian Siyao was the Superintendent of Customs, and most importantly, from 1726 to 1736, director of the Jingdezhen porcelain factory. He personally supervised the pieces made for the Emperor and the court… 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

Rare Pottery Horse Head, China

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Detail: Styling of a head unearthed from Luoyang (Henan Province). This painted pottery is really hard to find. Great personality. Age unknown but is representative of statues from the Han Dynasty. Pristine condition.
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