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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

Vintage Maitland-Smith Porcelain Ginger Jar.  Hong Kong.

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    This porcelain jar was made in kilns near the ancient kilns of Wun Yiu village – once the center of porcelain industry back in the 1600s.  It was then hand-painted and refired in Hong Kong.   Maitland-Smith acquired this piece and sold it through their global network… Continue reading

Tanagra Terracotta Woman Figurine.  Himation Robe. Vase.  Hellenistic Greek Period.  Boeotia Greece

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    In the 1860s, Greek field peasants unearthed hundreds of clay figurines in ancient graves near the town of Bratsi, in the region of Boeotia, 40+ miles north of Athens.  The more they dug, the more they unearthed beautifully made small terracotta statues.  They seemed to be… Continue reading

Dayak Iban Native Pottery.  Vase.  Container.  Tajau.  Sarawak. Borneo.  Malaysia

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    Iban Dayak pottery (aka Tajau) is a symbol of status, wealth and power.  Even though the Dayak used the pottery for a variety of “daily” things (rice, water, wine, jewelry), it is also passed down through generations as a symbol of their familial beliefs.  Occasionally, it… Continue reading

Oinochoe-styled Vessel.  Reproduction.  Athletes.  Greece

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    Accurate replica and a quality reproduction of a 500 B.C. vessel by a Greek artist, Pvaglis in the mid-1900s, in Greece.  Of course, hand painted.  Recreated from actual pieces found during an archaeological excavation.   Acquired from a NYC collector who commissioned Pvaglis to produce a… 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

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

Hu Dynasty – Styled Brass Urn / Vessel, China

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Detail:  I really liked this piece when I bought it from a Toronto art dealer in 2000.  Unfortunately, he could not give me much information on the vessel.  It has a lot of qualities found in Hu Dynasty urns . . . but I’m not really… Continue reading

Antique Wine or Water Emperor Vessel / Pitcher, China

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Detail:  This vessel  – with a guardian foo dog on top – is a quality piece of art.  I acquired it from an Asian art dealer in Los Angeles.  It was cast in Shanxi Province in a foundry near the famous Houma Foundry.  Age unknown… Continue reading
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