Jade Archer's Ring
Republic Period or Later
Size: Exterior diameter: 3cm Interior diameter 2cm, Height 2.3cm
Archer's rings are 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.
Famille Rose Reticulated Dish
Size: Diameter 26 cm
An interesting and unusual reticulated dish with enamel work. Not often does one find reticulated dishes in Chinese porcelain ware especially in this design. The Qing dynasty was an interesting period especially with the medium, porcelain. A rich conversation and experiment with porcelain can be seen with the reigns of Emperors Kangxi, Yongzheng, and Qianlong. Strangely, the development peaked by the 19th century and the... Click for details
Junyao Glaze Bowl
Ming Dynasty or Later
Diameter 21.6 cm
From a Noted California Estate.
Junyao, noted for the sky blue color with hints or flash of raspberry colors surrounding the edge or on areas of the bowl.
Porcelain Lotus Flower Bowl with lotus motif
Qing to Republic Period or later
Size: Diameter 13.8cm Height 6.7cm
The technique of using cobalt blue along with red began with the development of the blue and white technology during the Ming dynasty. It was thought that the combination of the two in ceramics would be difficult and examples seen in the collecting of the Palace Museums in Beijing and Taipei show rare examples of exquisite techniques.
This bowl is interesting... Click for details
Junyao Glaze Bowl
Yuan Dynasty or Later
Size: Diameter 18.5cm
Junyao, noted for the sky blue color with hints or flash of raspberry colors surrounding the edge or on areas of the bowl. This bowl comes from a noted San Francisco estate who collected fine Chinese antiques.
Celadon Plate with Scrolling Cloud Motif
Ming Dynasty-Early Qing
Size: Diameter 22cm Height 3.9cm
Auctioned in Tokyo around 1982
This celadon dish was formerly part of a noted Italian collection which was exhibited in Japan in 1982. The De Bedin Collection was formed by two generations of the family which began when the collector's father was the ambassador to China during the 1912-1926 period.
Bizen Ware Flower Container
Late Edo Period
Size: Diameter 8.5 Height 22 cm
Note: From a prominent Japanese collection based in San Francisco
Bizen wares began as far as the early history of Japanese ceramics. Utilitarian in its origin, Sen no Rikyu took favor of the simple, unglazed, natural look of Bizen and used the wares with tea jars and water containers. This flower container would be perfect for a tea gathering or to decorate the alcove or a minimalist setting.
Nabeshima Plate With Loquat Motif
Size: Diameter 19.5 Height 5.3 cm
Nabeshima wares are influenced from the porcelain production of Imari, Arita, Hazama, and related regions. Nabeshima is the clan name of the region which is present day Saga and Nagasaki Prefectures. During the Edo Period, the Nabeshima wares were thought to have been presented to the Shogunate when the lords of Nabeshima would travel to Edo during the sankinkotai or the required travels by lords to Edo.... Click for details
Chinese Blue and White (Qinghua) Bowl
Late Qing Dynasty
Size: Diameter 19.3 Height 9.3 cm
From the Christie's auction of the Nanking Cargo
An interesting blue and white bowl decorated with a literati style landscape painting motif on the side. The bowl, according to the sticker found below, came from an auction of the Nanking Cargo held in 1986.
Jade Dragon Head Belt Buckle
Size: Length8cm Width 1.6cm Height 2.2cm
The belt buckle design first appears around the late Song Dynasty. The Inner Mongolia Museum has an example of a early Yuan dynasty version of the Dragon head belt buckle with the silk cord used to wear the piece.
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... Click for details