Porcelain Square Covered Container with Dragon Motif
Late Qing to Republic Period
Length 10cm Width 10cm Height 5.5cm
An interesting covered container decorated with dragons and phoenixes set in a yellow background with scrolling clouds and rolling waves. The interior lip of the bottom section of the container has chips but when covered the damages are not visible.
Chinese Tea Dust Glaze Vase
Size: Diameter 7cm height 14cm
A simple yet refined vase done in the technique often known as tea dust. The glaze has been in used for nearly a millennia, but its appreciation appears to have heightened with the tianmu bowls during the Song dynasty and then onwards by many literati scholars even up to the Qing Dynasty. No mark is found on the vase.
Chinese Tea Pot with Pine and Bamboo Motif
Size: Diameter 12.5-13cm Height 12.5cm
This hexagonal tea pot is crafted as if pine and bamboo were slowly growing over the pot. Rustic tea pots were popular during the mid to late Qing dynasty, influenced by the baroque flavor of the court and the literati culture that continued to inspire many scholars. No mark is found on the pot and the lid of the pot has a chip on the interior area.
Pair of Chinese Flower Motif Polychrome Bowls
Size: Diameter 8.5cm Height 4.5cm
An interesting pair of porcelain bowls decorated with flowers set in a garden like setting. The pair of bowls do not contain any imperial marks and may have been meant for the common market in China during the Qing dynasty.
Dragon Motif Ceramic Covered Container
Guangxu Era or Later
Size: Diameter 7.5cm Height 6.5cm
An interesting covered container with a dragon motif embossed on the top area of the lid. The bottom contains a Gaungxu Era Mark. There is a hairline crack on the bottom of the piece.
Chinese Jade Cup with Dragon Head Motif as the Handle
Ming Dynasty or Later
Size: Diameter 3.75" Height 2"
This finely crafted cup with the lip and foot done at the right lengths and angles are appealing. The handle of the cup is formed with the head of the dragon biting onto the bottom section of the handle.
Brass and Jade Covered Container
Size: Length 4" Width 3.5" Height 2.6"
A wish fulfilling jewel shaped container with lotuses and scrolling vines embossed around its body. The cover has a white jade carving plaque placed on the top. Often containers such as these were used from ritual ceremonies to the simple enjoyment of the scholar's studio. Not much is known what their specific purposes were but one could contemplate that these may have held incense or other precious... Click for details
Polychrome Porcelain Bowl
Kangxi Period or Later
Size: Diameter 14cm Height 8 cm
The Kangxi Period is an interesting period for Chinese ceramics. The kilns both imperial and commoner were producing wares for the foreign market and while the Qing court of trying to formalize and establish the kilns back into their original status, many imperial kilns were producing work, known as transition wares. This bowl was thought to be produced during the period in the Kangxi era when the court was... Click for details
Chinese Celadon Bowl
Yuan Dynasty or Later
Height 4cm Diameter (approx.) 6-7cm
The culture of celadon wares in China is as long as the history of ceramics production. The art was refined in the Song period and by the Yuan dynasty, the craft evolved into other branches such as white wares and different hues of celadons. This small bowl is done in the color often seen during the Yuan dynasty onwards. The simple curvatures and glazes is appealing.
Malachite Carving of Mythical Beast
Size: Length 4.25" Width 2" Height 0.6"
An interesting malachite carving of a mythical beast. The beast is done in the classic archaic style inspired from Shang and Ying dynasty bronzes. The humorous expression seen in the beast is rather appealing. The sculpture comes with a wooden stand.