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porcelain

Large Vintage Maitland Smith Vase.  Greek Motif.  Hand Painted.  Philippines      

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    Maitland-Smith – founded by a well-known London antique dealer and designer – acquired and reproduced world class and quality products.  Their expertise includes metal casting, finely executed porcelains, sophisticated finishing techniques, detailed hand painting, beautiful inlaid marquetry and the finest hand carved woodwork and the highest quality… Continue reading

Vintage Maitland-Smith Rectangular Pedestal Porcelain Vase.  Thailand

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    A rare formed vase that seems to float on the heads of four lions.  Fired in a small kiln, finished and hand painted.   The birds, foliage, scenery, colors and shape make this a splendid vase in the hallway or entryway.   Maitland Smith – founded by… Continue reading

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

Dehua White Porcelain Kwan-yin Statue.  Buddha.  Guanyin.  Lotus blossom.  China.

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    Guanyin . . .  the Bodhisattva known as Avalokitesvara… the Buddhist icon associated with compassion.   A stunning statue from the world famous Dehua kilns, located in the vicinity of the town of Dehua Xian, Fujian Province.  Most of my Dehua porcelain comes from a specific… 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

Lovely Finial.  Blue & White “Longevity” Ball.  Lamp. Light. Porcelain.  China.

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    Perfect condition B&W Porcelain “Longevity” finial with brass standard base.

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

Museum Quality  Lord Ganesh Sawankhalok Stoneware / Pottery Statue. Porcelain.  16/17th Century.  Thailand.

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The best known of all traditional Thailand ceramics are those named and from Sawankhalok.  Such stoneware is decorated in a rich brown glaze and decorated with an opaque glaze. The finely crackled surface of the glaze is lightly speckled from ash residue deposits during the low temperature glazing process.… Continue reading

Dehua White Porcelain Kwan-yin Guanyin Buddha on Lotus Blossom.  China.

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    You have heard my many descriptions of Kwan-yin or Guanyin…. Goddess of Mercy or “The One Who Perceives the Sounds of the World” or “The Most Widely Loved Buddhist Divinity”.   But what I might not have mentioned is that some Buddhists believe that when a fellow follower… Continue reading

Hand Carved Famille Rose Porcelain Vase.  Cutout Design.  Incised. Qianlong Marked.  China

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    A gorgeous see-through cutout porcelain vase with intricate carved designs and hand painted in enamel with floral decorations.    I love these overglazed rose colors of pink and carmine.   The mark is that of Qianlong Nian Zhi – Qianlong Period Make.  Qianlong is the… Continue reading
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