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Oribe Vase by Eiji
Oribe Vase by Eiji
Inquire   item #1269021

Oribe vase

Eiji

Late 20th century

Diameter 4.25" Height 8.5"

A multi faceted Oribe vase crafted by an artist named Eiji. It is not known who the artist is, but assumedly a living artist today working with the art of making Oribe ceramics. Unlike many of the ceramics, Oribe is one of the few difficult wares to make. The control of the heat is needed to produce the green often associated with Oribe wares.

Edo Period Seto Katakuchi
Edo Period Seto Katakuchi
Inquire   item #1269021

Seto Ware Katakuchi

Edo Period or Later (18-19th century)

Size: Diameter: 5.5" (14cm) height 4.25"( 10.8 cm)

An interesting Seto ware object known as a katakuchi. Some translate katakuchi as a lipped bowl or cup where sake or food is served. Most were originally served sake and as the mingei, or Japan's arts and craft movement, spurred the use of these bowls.

The interesting thing about this katakuchi is the rough carved form on the body and the mouth. The mouth has a fungus like... Click for details

Vintage Chinese Yixing Tea Pot
Vintage Chinese Yixing Tea Pot
Inquire   item #1268650

Yixing Tea Pot

C. 1966

Length 19cm Height 10cm (Approx.)

Yixing tea pots were popular during the height of the Ming dynasty as the scholar tradition and aesthetic spread everywhere across China. Manuals and materials were flowing throughout the empire and some speculate it may had the influence of the materials in relation to the rank one was in the Ming hierarchy. Later, as tea culture continued to spread, more and more works done in the yixing clay. Later, some of these works were... Click for details

Porcelain Plate With Motif of Birds
Porcelain Plate With Motif of Birds
Inquire   item #1268649

Porcelain Plate With Polychrome Details of Birds

Republic Period

Size: Diameter 28.5cm

Possibly based on a painting that is part of the collection of the Forbidden City, the work contains marks referring to Emperor Qianlong's study, the Sanxitang. Below the plate contains a Qianlong reign mark in the design often seen but the plate itself does not date to that period but centuries after when works from this era were revived.

Porcelain Dragon and Cloud Motif Vase
Porcelain Dragon and Cloud Motif Vase
Inquire   item #1267923

Dragon and Cloud Motif Vase

Late Qing Dynasty to Republic

Diameter 6cm Height 13.9cm

Techniques such as the vase shown originate with the the tomb potteries seen during the Tang dynasty. Polychrome glazes with clays not using much of the famed kaolin clay which is associated with porcelain evokes the archaic or the past in which the Chinese literati often took preference among all other contemporary arts. A romance of the past or antiquarian past required the knowledge of art history,... Click for details

Chinese Jade Archer's Ring
Chinese Jade Archer's Ring
Inquire   item #1267921

Jade Archer's Ring

Republic Period or Later

Size: Exterior diameter: 3cm Interior diameter 2cm, Height 2.3cm

Archer's rings were often used by the manchu court during their hunting expeditions. The courtiers and officials used these rings and would use different materials to express their preferences, wealth, and status. This ring is carved from a type of jade where the brown and greens are hidden within a white base, as if it were snow and moss.

Chinese Dragon Head Belt Buckle
Chinese Dragon Head Belt Buckle
Inquire   item #1267920

Jade Dragon Head Belt Buckle

Qing Dynasty

Size: Length8cm Width 1.6cm Height 2.2cm

This piece is using a traditional type of Jade that was often preferred since many archaic jades used this similar type. The dragon head is finely crafted with the mouth and teeth expressed in the finest details.

Chinese Celadon Geese Motif Bowl
Chinese Celadon Geese Motif Bowl
Inquire   item #1267918

Celadon Shallow Bowl With Reeds and Geese

Late Ming to Qing Dynasties

Size: Diameter 17.2 cm Height 6 cm

This bowl, though done in a pale celadon glaze contains a motif of geese and reeds. This motif not only has a seasonal representation, but infers to literati culture especially with the noted calligraphy sage, Wang Xizhi. The design is often associated or compared to with wares from the Yuan Dynasty and later periods. Interestingly, a strange mark or pattern is seen on the... Click for details

Chinese Glass Snuff Bottle
Chinese Glass Snuff Bottle
Inquire   item #1267515

Glass Painted Snuff Bottle

20th century

Size: Height 6 cm Width 3cm

A standard glass snuff bottle with a hard stone lid on the top. A landscape painting is done on one side and the other is a bird and flower setting.

Chinese Blue White Plum Blossom Ginger Jar
Chinese Blue White Plum Blossom Ginger Jar
Inquire   item #1267512

Porcelain Ginger Jar with Plum Blossom Motif

20th century

Size: Height 23 cm

A fine Chinese porcelain blue and white vase decorated with plum blossoms. The motif was often produced during the Early Qing period and its popularity increased after the end of the dynasty. The jar has a hardwood lid with a jade carving on the top. The jar comes with a stand.

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