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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

Small Wine or Tea Pitcher / Vessel, China

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Detail: This is just adorable. There are three bands of jade-type stone and two bands of a silver/nickel metal with dragons and phoenix. The top is special with cloisonné designs and a seated Buddha on the very top. Heavy and thick metal on spout and handle.… 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

Song Dynasty-Styled Jade Phoenix Vessel, China

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Detail: Hand carved phoenix wine drinking vessel like those from the Song Dynasty (about 1100 AD). This was carved in the mid-1900’s. Very majestic and in pristine condition.

Bronze / Brass Bird Zun Cooker Vessel, China

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Detail: A zun is an ancient vessel that contained wine. This has the Tsun styling of the Sung Dynasty (960-1279 AD). Lots of detail with snakes (in a wing formation) and other birds. Unidentifiable signature on bottom. Features are more pronounced than the owl Tsun… 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 sold. Thanks M&Y.F. !

Happy Gong Wine Vessel in Bronze or Brass, China

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Detail: Kuang styling from the early Chou dynasty (late 11th – early 10th Century BC). Used as a wine vessel. Lei-wen pattern covers surface. In high relief are various dragon forms and other metamorphic animal components. Notice the bird like design at the front… Continue reading
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