Global Art & Artifacts


Dehua Porcelain Kwan-yin Statue with Celadon Glaze.  Fujian Province. China

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    A traditional Blanc de Chine porcelain statue from the Dehua kilns but with a celadon glaze.  Such colored glazes can only be added to a specific type of porcelain clay. The “southern” kilns invented and refined the celadon technique during the Song Dynasty.  Longquan kilns gained… Continue reading

Bronze Pedestal Vessels, pair from China

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Detail:  These remind me of a Zun wine vessel used in religious ceremonies during the Song Dynasty.  Gorgeous engravings . . . even on the bottom of each.  Foo dogs and phoenix motif.  Age unknown.  From a private residence near Beijing. This item has been… Continue reading

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