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  • Classification: ceramics
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    • A set of miniature Han, Tang and Song dynastic pottery

    • This is a remarkable set of miniature Han, Tang and Song dynastic specimen. They were formerly in the collection of Mr. S. Yamanaka. 23 in total, they contain: 2 Tang-style green one-handled pottery cups, 2 Tang-style green baskets with overhead...
    • Pottery, overglaze green, caramel and white
    • A set of miniature Han, Tang and Song dynastic pottery

    • This is a remarkable set of miniature Han, Tang and Song dynastic specimen. They were formerly in the collection of Mr. S. Yamanaka. 23 in total, they contain: 2 Tang-style green one-handled pottery cups, 2 Tang-style green baskets with overhead...
    • Pottery, overglaze green, caramel and white
    • A set of miniature Han, Tang and Song dynastic pottery

    • This is a remarkable set of miniature Han, Tang and Song dynastic specimen. They were formerly in the collection of Mr. S. Yamanaka. 23 in total, they contain: 2 Tang-style green one-handled pottery cups, 2 Tang-style green baskets with overhead...
    • Pottery, overglaze green, caramel and white
    • Miniature gray-glazed vase

    • This is a miniature vase with an outward-turning mouthrim, a waisted neck, slanting shoulders, a globular body and a footring. The exterior of this vase, the interior outward-turning mouthrim, and the base of the footring are gray glazed with bai...
    • Ceramic
    • Porcelain vase

    • This Japanese imported vase carries an enameled four-character mark (qian long nian zhi) on the bottom, meaning 'made during the Qianlong reign' in regular script. It is possible that this small vase was a reproduction of the famous Kutani kiln. ...
    • Wood, clay
    • Japanese Powder-Blue Vase

    • This vase would be more accurately categorized as a Japanese ceramic with Chinese motifs, probably from a Japanese souvenir dealer. It may have been an imitation of the Chinese powder blue glaze known as sprinkled blue (sa lan) or snowflake blue...
    • Ceramic
    • A set of miniature Han, Tang and Song dynastic pottery

    • This is a remarkable set of miniature Han, Tang and Song dynastic specimen. They were formerly in the collection of Mr. S. Yamanaka. 23 in total, they contain: 2 Tang-style green one-handled pottery cups, 2 Tang-style green baskets with overhead...
    • Pottery, overglaze green, caramel and white
    • Small clay lamp

    • This object is a small pitcher-shaped lamp with a handle. There are two holes in the top of the piece, one in the middle and one at the front of the piece. There is also a hole in the handle. It is brownish-red in color and appears to have been...
    • Clay, glaze
    • Water pot ping guo zun

    • This apple-shaped water pot ping guo zun is a typical form from the Kangxi period. There are two subtypes: one without a neck and the other with a pressed-in short neck with its lower part below the shoulder. Since this neckless water pot has a...
    • Ceramic
    • Vase

    • White antique vase, almost 9" tall and 4" in diameter. Diapered neck and sides with two white panels, heavily enameled, one with white crane and peonies, the other with chrysanthemums and much gold. Decorative aspects are very geometric. Gold...
    • Ceramic; wood stand
    • Small pottery dish with an outward-turning mouthrim

    • This is a small pottery dish with an outward-turning mouthrim, raised edges and a flat base. It seems to have three spur marks on the inside bottom. This dish is probably covered with a copper-green lead-silicate glaze, much of which has chipped...
    • Pottery, clay, copper-green lead-silicate glaze, wood
    • Small pottery spoon

    • This is a small pottery spoon probably covered with a copper-green lead-silicate glaze, much of which has chipped off. Such a glaze was common in the Han dynasty for changing color when buried in the earth. It becomes iridescent and silvery. This...
    • Pottery, clay, copper-green lead-silicate glaze, wood
    • Zisha (purple sand) stoneware teapot

    • Originally produced in Yixing city, in the Zhejiang province, this life-like (xiang sheng) zisha (purple sand) stoneware teapot has a brown mushroom-shaped lid, a black handle in the form of the lotus fruit that resembles a bat, an ivory white...
    • Zisha stoneware, wood
    • Small neckless water pot

    • This small neckless water pot bears a globular body tapering to the bottom. Its exterior is glazed in three colors (san cai), namely green, brown and white. The glaze was dripped onto the piece starting at the mouth of the water pot. The bottom...
    • Pottery, three-color (san cai) glaze (green, brown and white), clay, wood
    • Porcelain vase

    • This blue-and-white cylindrical vase is a well known type often referred as yi tong ping because of its beautiful straight body that implies 'the Middle Kingdom will be unified under the Qing Emperor forever.' The shape of the body implies that...
    • Ceramic
    • Covered jar with famille rose bird-and-flower designs

    • This covered jar has a teakwood cover, a short neck, slanting shoulders, a deep bulging body tapering to the bottom, and a footring. Its teakwood cover with its lotus flower-shaped knob bears an engraving of raised cloud collars in the center...
    • porcelain, teakwood, famille rose
    • Ceramic vase

    • This is a large square vase with a flaring mouth, a short neck, angular shoulders, a four-sided body and a tall, splayed footring. Overall its exterior is decorated with three registers of designs. The first register on the lower part of the neck...
    • Ceramic
    • Dan ping vase

    • One of a pair, this rounded-belly vase is called a dan ping, or gall-bladder bottle, made by the Imperial kiln long yao. The bottle extends upwards through slanting shoulders to a tall, slender neck, ending with a straight mouth. The potters of...
    • Ceramic
    • Water coupe

    • This oil-spot jar belongs to the jian wares made in Fujian, South of China where they are best known for this oil effect. Originated from the Fu Jian kiln of the Song Dynasty, oil spots (you di) are variously called 'oil droplets,' 'rain drops,'...
    • Clay, glaze
    • Small Jian-type deep brown tea bowl

    • This is a small Jian-type tea bowl with a flaring mouthrim, a conical body and a footring. The interior of the body is in a deep brown glaze with a black 'hare's fur' (tu hao) effect on it. The exterior is almost entirely glazed in deep brown...
    • Clay, glaze
    • Large black glazed jar

    • This is a large jar with an outward-turning mouthrim, a short and straight neck, slanting shoulders, a slightly compressed globular belly and a flat base. Both the exterior and the interior are black glazed with some discoloration. The center of...
    • Ceramic
    • Small glassy purplish-red glazed vase

    • This is small vase with a flaring mouth, a long and straight neck, a pear-shaped body tapering to the bottom, and a tall splayed foot. The exterior of this vase is glazed in a glassy purplish-red, with considerable discoloration on the outside...
    • Ceramic
    • Large vase with blue-and-white moulded appliqué

    • This is a large vase with a flaring mouth, a straight neck, slanting shoulders, bulging body tapering to the bottom and a splayed foot. The original handles are missing from the shoulders. The background of this vase is primarily in a pea green...
    • Ceramic
    • Large sand-red clay vase

    • This large sand-red clay vase has a dish-shaped mouth with an outward-turning mouthrim, a waisted neck, slanting shoulders, a bulging belly tapering to the bottom and a tall concave foot. Its exterior is finely wheeled and polished. It is decorated...
    • Pottery, sandy red clay, applied decoration in high relief, wood
    • Yellow-glazed pottery square-style official seal of Han Qi

    • This is a large pottery square-style official seal with a detachable seal base surmounted with a knob in the shape of four connected double-antlered dragon heads facing different directions. The knob and the exterior of the seal base are covered...
    • Pottery, yellow glaze, reddish brown clay, wood
    • Amitabha Buddha

    • Amitabha Buddha is the Buddha of Infinite Light, one of the pentad of five transcendent Buddhas of the Mahayana and Vajrayana doctrines. "He whose splendor is immeasurable" is the Buddha of the Pure Land, the western paradise in which all mortals...
    • Ceramic

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