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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

Ancient Clay Pottery Pitcher. Jug. Wine. Water. Funerary / Burial. Greek / Roman. Israel.

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  This was acquired from an estate of an Israeli archaeologist . . . about him, I know little or nothing.   This vessel seems very primitive to be a Greek or Roman Burial vessel. It is more likely to be an ancient funerary vessel placed in the tomb… Continue reading

Antique Rare Sawankhalok Pottery Elephant. Chang Thai. Si Satchanalai Kilns. Sukhothai Period. Statue. Thailand.

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    One of the most famous examples of Thai pottery are from the Sukhothai period (14-16th Centuries) from the kilns of Si Satchanalai, which is around the historic village of Sawankhalok in north-central Thailand. This period started in the 13th century CE and continued until the 16th century.… Continue reading

Rare and Authentic 14th Century Majapahit Empire Hanuman Terracotta Head, East Java near Trowulan

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Detail: Excavated in a cavern in eastern Java, near the once-capitol city of the Majapahit Empire, Trowulan. This particular piece was part of the Van de Hout collection. Maurius van den Hout was an official with the Dutch Indonesian government in the years prior to WW… 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

Celadon Ware Griffin Oil Lamp, China

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Detail: The stylings of this piece are from the Western Jin Dynasty (265-420 AD). The original pieces were used specifically by court officials and the griffins were protective creatures. Our Chinese agent secured it from a private home in Lishui in the Zhejiang Province. It appears… Continue reading

Pair of White Porcelain Dragons, China

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Detail: What a delightful pair. Lots of detail. Notice the eyebrows. Slight difference between the two statues . . . size of the head, spread of the tail, thickness of body, horn placement. Circa mid-1900’s. Pristine condition.

Tenmoku Pottery Vase, Malaysia

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Detail: It’s all in the clay. Originating in China around 1200 AD, this clay came from the Fujian Province. This clay was known for its hardness and course grain. Glazing of this clay became quite an art. The process is carried on in this piece, from a factory in Malaysia. Acquired in Spain from a dealer.

Tang-Style Sancai Pottery Horse, China

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Detail: Sancai is a technique of intermingling decorative colors and dates back to the Tang Dynasty. This particular horse was made in Luoyang (Henan Province). There is a signature stamp in the pottery. Perfect condition. Age unknown. Sorry, this item as been sold.

Horned Qilin in Tri-color Pottery, China

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A true one-of-a-kind ceramic piece of a Qilin, a sacred pet of the deities. This representation of the Qilin beast is from the Ming Dynasty. From a private collector in Toronto. Circa 1970’s. In good condition.   This stunning statue has SOLD. Thanks, M.S. !!
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