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Questions about antiques.com? Call our customer service line at 1-800-ANTIQUES http://www.antiques.com//images/antiques_logo.jpg http://www.antiques.com/ Antique Chinese 13th Century Song Dynasty Qingbai Bowl, Molded Double Fish http://www.antiques.com/classified/1134017/Antique-Antique-Chinese-13th-century-Song-Dynasty-Qingbai-Bowl--Molded-Double-Fish **** currently being auctioned (starting $9.99 with no reserve): http://www.Ebay.Com/itm/antique-chinese-13th-century-song-dynasty-qingbai-bowl-molded-double-fish-/221034332342 qingbai bowl with molded double fish design 13th century southern song dynasty porcelain with translucent blue-whitish glaze, jingdezhen ware d: 16.6 cm h: 4 cm perfect condition; rust spots and minor crazing commensurate with age from a cleveland, ohio private collection description & notes this particular qingbai bowl was made late in the song dynasty, 13th century. Its unglazed rim with some kiln grit still stuck suggest that it was fired upside downâa typical practice for qingbai production during the southern song dynasty. Jingdezhen potters, in the creation of this bowl, would have formed its shape and decoration with the help of a pre-made mold and slip, left it to dry, before trimming and glazing it for the kiln. This bowl is one of the finer examples of its type i've had the opportunity to handle: its glaze is dewy and smooth, with an excellent color, and the molded double fish swimming amongst waves has a very nice clarity. song qingbai wares, in my opinion, are must-haves for any serious collector of chinese ceramics. It isn't an exaggeration to say that these pieces form the very foundation of western understanding of chinese ceramic arts. For instance, consider the word âporcelainâ and its etymology. The earliest use of this word in its modern meaning can be traced to the oldest manuscript of marco polo's accounts of china, dated 1298 and written in italianate french. In this narrative, marco polo describes wares he then called âporcellanaâ: âbowls ⦠the color of azure, and very shining and beautiful beyond measure.â this descriptions seems to be a faithful description of qingbai waresâa conclusion reinforced by the fact that âporcellanaâ, during marco polo's time, was used by spanish sailors to describe cowry shells, to which surface qingbai glaze bears many similarities. The beauty and mystique of qingbai porcelain, the first chinese wares to reach europe, was so stunning that medieval period admirers speculated that it was composed of ground up shells. qingbai wares are additionally important as one of the earliest groups of true chinese porcelain. Made at jingdezhen, it is mainly composed of gaolin clay and petuntse, ingredients crucial to jingdezhen's emergence as china's primary ceramic manufacturing center. The translucent quality of qingbai glaze is also integral to the development of mature blue and white wares later during the 14th century yuan dynasty, as it was essentially adopted as a clear coating for underglaze cobalt blue painting. for a very similar example, please refer to this bowl on display at the ashmolean museum of oxford university: http://jameelcentre.Ashmolean.Org/object/ea1956.3345 terms of sale 1.We absolutely guarantee our items to be authentic and correctly dated; nothing we sell will ever be a post-republic period modern reproduction. 2.Returns can be made, no questions asked, within 7 days. Past that, we will only accept returns in the event of a mistake in our period attribution. No restocking fee will be charged, but the buyer must pay for the return shipping, and all pieces must be returned in its original condition. 3.We ship within 3 business days. All items are mailed off with insurance, tracking, and express delivery. 4.Unless stated, the wood display stands sometimes accompanying porcelain items are not for sale. 5.We photograph pieces to the best of our ability. However, computer screens (and even human perception) can vary case by case, so please allow a small margin of deviation between online images of the piece(s) you purchase and actual perceived coloring.

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Antique Chinese 19th Century Guangxu Period Millefleur Famille Rose Bowl, Qianlong Seal Mark http://www.antiques.com/classified/1134018/Antique-Antique-Chinese-19th-century-Guangxu-Period-Millefleur-Famille-Rose-Bowl--Qianlong-Seal-Mark ***** currently being auctioned (starting $9.99 no reserve): http://www.Ebay.Com/itm/antique-chinese-19th-century-guangxu-famille-rose-millefleur-bowl-qianlong-mark-/221034371567 famille rose bowl in millefleur pattern late 19th century guangxu reign, qing dynasty porcelain with overglaze famille rose enamels, jingdezhen ware d: 10.7 cm h: 6.1 cm one tiny & faint hairline in bowl interior; no further damage from a columbus, ohio estate description & notes this bowl bears a six-character qianlong seal mark in iron red, but its shape and pattern suggests that it was made during the late 19th century guangxu period. Famille rose millefleur, since its inception during the qianlong reign, is a tour de force of artistic and technical acrobatics: a kaleidescope of hundreds of flowers, in a fantastic maze of colors, and enameling work so fine that flowers overlap each other without the colors mixing. Although not as fine as qianlong-period millefleur wares, this bowl is still a fine example of this type of famille rose ware, with its colors vivid and enamels contained within outlines. Additional sophistication is exemplified by the black enamel ground and gilt swirling scrolls. Judging by the fine glaze, thin potting, compact paste, and gilt mouth-rim, this bowl is either imperial ware or minyao (folk kiln) of near-imperial quality. a near-identical example, but with a guangxu mark, is currently offered for sale by nicholas pitcher (former director of chinese ceramics at christie's london), priced at £4000.00: http://www.Nickpitcher.Com/view_item.Php?Item_id=444 terms of sale 1.We absolutely guarantee our items to be authentic and correctly dated; nothing we sell will ever be a post-republic period modern reproduction. 2.Returns can be made, no questions asked, within 7 days. Past that, we will only accept returns in the event of a mistake in our period attribution. No restocking fee will be charged, but the buyer must pay for the return shipping, and all pieces must be returned in its original condition. 3.We ship within 3 business days. All items are mailed off with insurance, tracking, and express delivery. 4.Unless stated, the wood display stands sometimes accompanying porcelain items are not for sale. 5.We photograph pieces to the best of our ability. However, computer screens (and even human perception) can vary case by case, so please allow a small margin of deviation between online images of the piece(s) you purchase and actual perceived coloring.
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Antique Chinese 18th Century Qianlong Period Faux Bois & Famille Rose Plate http://www.antiques.com/classified/1134019/Antique-Antique-Chinese-18th-century-Qianlong-Period-Faux-Bois---Famille-Rose-Plate- **** currently being auctioned (starting $9.99 with no reserve): http://www.Ebay.Com/itm/antique-chinese-18th-century-qianlong-period-famille-rose-export-plate-/221034357172 famille rose plate with floral sprays and faux bois cavetto late 18th century qianlong reign, qing dynasty porcelain with overglaze enamels d: 23 cm perfect condition; very minor enamel loss commensurate with age purchased from a france-based dealer description & notes from the introspective reserve of song monochromes to the fantastic romance of kangxi wucai, chinese ceramic arts tend to lean towards the imaginative and symbolic. However, by the mid-18th century qianlong period, chinese aesthetics incorporated a heavy infusion of european influences, brought about by a vibrant export market and the influence of foreigners such as giuseppe castiglione and jesuit priests in china. the new cosmopolitan taste of the 18th century chinese court held an intense fascination with perspective, realism, and verisimilitude. This novel development is reflected in porcelain production with the emergence of wares that imitated other materials and living things with fastidious diligence. Many qianlong period porcelain are thus interesting imitations of gilt bronze, cloisonné, carved lacquer, still life, and food arrangements. this particular plate is so delightful because it sports a faux-bois (literally âfake woodâ) cavetto, which makes it so representative of the qianlong era. The central field features famille rose floral sprays with excellent enamels and execution. Finally, the glaze is overall luminous and lovely. Though most of the motifs on this plate is commensurate with the chinese domestic taste, the design and shape of the plate suggest that it was made for export. terms of sale 1.We absolutely guarantee our items to be authentic and correctly dated; nothing we sell will ever be a post-republic period modern reproduction. 2.Returns can be made, no questions asked, within 7 days. Past that, we will only accept returns in the event of a mistake in our period attribution. No restocking fee will be charged, but the buyer must pay for the return shipping, and all pieces must be returned in its original condition. 3.We ship within 3 business days. All items are mailed off with insurance, tracking, and express delivery. 4.Unless stated, the wood display stands sometimes accompanying porcelain items are not for sale. 5.We photograph pieces to the best of our ability. However, computer screens (and even human perception) can vary case by case, so please allow a small margin of deviation between online images of the piece(s) you purchase and actual perceived coloring.
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Antique Chinese Late 18th Century Qianlong Period Mandarin Export Cup http://www.antiques.com/classified/1134020/Antique-Antique-Chinese-late-18th-century-Qianlong-Period-Mandarin-Export-Cup- **** currently being auctioned (starting $9.99 with no reserve): http://www.Ebay.Com/itm/antique-chinese-late-18th-century-export-qianlong-period-mandarin-enameled-cup-/221034326907 cup in mandarin pattern enamels late 18th century qianlong-jiaqing reign, qing dynasty porcelain with overglaze enamels h: 7 cm d: 5.7 cm a small & faint hairline in the interior (it does not seep through the exterior); no further damage from cape cod, ma estate the mandarin patternâwith its bold combination of overglaze red and brown, grisaille, and various enamels (mainly purple, blue, and green)âis interesting in that it employs native chinese enamels, but is a color palette unique to export porcelain; this aesthetic is rarely found in domestic taste porcelain. Teacups such as this one likely had its porcelain body (biscuit and glaze) made in jingdezhen, was then shipped to canton, and enameled there by artisans before traveling to europe and america. The rush for export production had both its charms and drawbacks. The high manufacture volume certainly lent decorators a sense of speed, confidence, and spontaneity. And yet many export wares also sport a hurried look that veers on sloppiness. terms of sale 1.We absolutely guarantee our items to be authentic and correctly dated; nothing we sell will ever be a post-republic period modern reproduction. 2.Returns can be made, no questions asked, within 7 days. Past that, we will only accept returns in the event of a mistake in our period attribution. No restocking fee will be charged, but the buyer must pay for the return shipping, and all pieces must be returned in its original condition. 3.We ship within 3 business days. All items are mailed off with insurance, tracking, and express delivery. 4.Unless stated, the wood display stands sometimes accompanying porcelain items are not for sale. 5.We photograph pieces to the best of our ability. However, computer screens (and even human perception) can vary case by case, so please allow a small margin of deviation between online images of the piece(s) you purchase and actual perceived coloring.
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Antique Chinese 19th Century Canton Carved Ivory Box http://www.antiques.com/classified/1134021/Antique-Antique-Chinese-19th-Century-Canton-Carved-Ivory-Box **** currently being auctioned (starting $9.99 with no reserve): http://www.Ebay.Com/itm/intricate-antique-chinese-19th-century-canton-carved-ox-bone-box-qing-dynasty-/221034337421 carved box with dragons and phoenix 19th century qing dynasty ivory, carved in canton d: 6.5 cm h: 5.5 cm box lid with two small cracks, bottom portion perfect from a harwich, ma estate description & notes this carved box would have been an imported chinese luxury commodity for the east coast well-to-do during the 19th century. The extremely fine rendering of the dragon, phoenix, and flora is very typical of the canton school, which boasted exquisite workmanship and bleached surfaces. Please note that due to its age, this carved box has expanded & shrunk at different rates, so that the lid does not close perfectly. terms of sale 1.We absolutely guarantee our items to be authentic and correctly dated; nothing we sell will ever be a post-republic period modern reproduction. 2.Returns can be made, no questions asked, within 7 days. Past that, we will only accept returns in the event of a mistake in our period attribution. No restocking fee will be charged, but the buyer must pay for the return shipping, and all pieces must be returned in its original condition. 3.We ship within 3 business days. All items are mailed off with insurance, tracking, and express delivery. 4.Unless stated, the wood display stands sometimes accompanying porcelain items are not for sale. 5.We photograph pieces to the best of our ability. However, computer screens (and even human perception) can vary case by case, so please allow a small margin of deviation between online images of the piece(s) you purchase and actual perceived coloring.
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Pair Of Antique Chinese 18th Century Kangxi Period Blue And White Wine Cups http://www.antiques.com/classified/1134022/Antique-Pair-of-Antique-Chinese-18th-century-Kangxi-Period-Blue-and-White-Wine-Cups- **** currently being auctioned (starting $9.99 with no reserve): http://www.Ebay.Com/itm/pair-of-antique-chinese-18th-century-kangxi-blue-white-porcelain-wine-cups-/221034310792 pair of blue and white wine cups early 18th century kangxi period, qing dynasty porcelain with underglaze cobalt painting; jingdezhen ware h: 4.2 cm d: 7 cm one cup with tiny hairline, the other perfect; rim fritting as typical of kangxi wares from a private collection in scarborough, maine the kangxi reign is frequently lauded by scholars and collectors as a golden period during which export and minyao (folk) wares reached new heights in artistic and technical quality. This pair of wine cups certainly represent well the quality of kangxi wares with their fine paste, jade-like glaze, and excellent cobalt blue. What these cups lack in size they make up in charm: there is a wonderful naiveté about the way the daisies and landscapes are drawn with such quick but simple confidence. terms of sale 1.We absolutely guarantee our items to be authentic and correctly dated; nothing we sell will ever be a post-republic period modern reproduction. 2.Returns can be made, no questions asked, within 7 days. Past that, we will only accept returns in the event of a mistake in our period attribution. No restocking fee will be charged, but the buyer must pay for the return shipping, and all pieces must be returned in its original condition. 3.We ship within 3 business days. All items are mailed off with insurance, tracking, and express delivery. 4.Unless stated, the wood display stands sometimes accompanying porcelain items are not for sale. 5.We photograph pieces to the best of our ability. However, computer screens (and even human perception) can vary case by case, so please allow a small margin of deviation between online images of the piece(s) you purchase and actual perceived coloring.
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Antique Chinese Early-mid 19th Century Famille Rose Vase, Rose Medallion http://www.antiques.com/classified/1134023/Antique-Antique-Chinese-early-mid-19th-century-famille-rose-vase--rose-medallion **** currently being auctioned (starting $9.99 with no reserve): http://www.Ebay.Com/itm/antique-chinese-19th-century-canton-famille-rose-enameled-vase-rose-medallion-/221034320538 canton enameled ârose medallionâ vase mid 19th century daoguang-tongzhi period, qing dynasty porcelain with overglaze famille rose enamels h: 18 cm chip and old repair at rim; no other damage from a columbus, ohio estate decorated in canton, ârose medallionâ wares were made strictly for export. The use of purple, pink, green, and various famille rose enamels in combination with gilt overglaze decoration lent these pieces a bright, lovely look that appealed tremendously to consumers everywhere. The popularity of rose medallion was so great that they came to dominate the look of chinese export ware during the 19th century, and their high production volume ironically led to their decline. Looking at poorly rendered and rather gaudy late 19th - 20th century rose medallion, it can be hard to understand why these ugly things were even made in the first place. However, early rose medallion pieces such as the vase help us understand their initial appeal: paired with a luminous white glaze, finely painted (seen in the gilt ornaments of the woman's hair and subtle shading on all the robes) rose medallion wares evoke the old stunning romance of kangxi wucai pieces while utilizing newer famille rose enamels. terms of sale 1.We absolutely guarantee our items to be authentic and correctly dated; nothing we sell will ever be a post-republic period modern reproduction. 2.Returns can be made, no questions asked, within 7 days. Past that, we will only accept returns in the event of a mistake in our period attribution. No restocking fee will be charged, but the buyer must pay for the return shipping, and all pieces must be returned in its original condition. 3.We ship within 3 business days. All items are mailed off with insurance, tracking, and express delivery. 4.Unless stated, the wood display stands sometimes accompanying porcelain items are not for sale. 5.We photograph pieces to the best of our ability. However, computer screens (and even human perception) can vary case by case, so please allow a small margin of deviation between online images of the piece(s) you purchase and actual perceived coloring.
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Antique Chinese Late 18th Century Qianlong Period Blue And White Bowl With Landscapes http://www.antiques.com/classified/1134024/Antique-Antique-Chinese-Late-18th-Century-Qianlong-Period-Blue-and-White-Bowl-with-Landscapes **** currently being auctioned (starting $9.99 with no reserve): http://www.Ebay.Com/itm/antique-chinese-18th-century-qianlong-period-blue-and-white-bowl-with-landscapes-/221034342792 blue and white bowl with landscapes, flora, and fauna late 18th century qianlong period, qing dynasty porcelain with underglaze colbalt blue; jingdezhen ware h: 7 cm d: 13.8 cm long hairlines; loss of gilding; was never broken and display fine from a marion, ma estate this bowl is one of the rarer qianlong-period blue and white export bowls i've come across. The complicated fluted shape is finely executed, and the alternating cartouches featuring chinese landscapes and insects with flora is very beautiful. The gilding is bright and fine. All in all, a nice display piece. What's interesting is that qianlong period landscapes such as the ones seen on this bowl were understood to be so representative of china that it inspired thomas minton to formulate his own interpretationâthe ever ubiquitous âwillowâ pattern. terms of sale 1.We absolutely guarantee our items to be authentic and correctly dated; nothing we sell will ever be a post-republic period modern reproduction. 2.Returns can be made, no questions asked, within 7 days. Past that, we will only accept returns in the event of a mistake in our period attribution. No restocking fee will be charged, but the buyer must pay for the return shipping, and all pieces must be returned in its original condition. 3.We ship within 3 business days. All items are mailed off with insurance, tracking, and express delivery. 4.Unless stated, the wood display stands sometimes accompanying porcelain items are not for sale. 5.We photograph pieces to the best of our ability. However, computer screens (and even human perception) can vary case by case, so please allow a small margin of deviation between online images of the piece(s) you purchase and actual perceived coloring.
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Antique Chinese Late 18th Century Qianlong Period American Market Export Cup And Saucer http://www.antiques.com/classified/1134025/Antique-Antique-Chinese-late-18th-century-Qianlong-Period-American-Market-Export-cup-and-saucer **** currently being auctioned (starting $9.99 with no reserve): http://www.Ebay.Com/itm/antique-chinese-late-18th-century-american-market-monogram-cup-bowl-and-saucer-/221034350786 american market cup and saucer late 18th century qianlong period, qing dynasty porcelain with overglaze enamels cup h: 5 cm d: 9 cm; saucer d: 14.5 cm cup perfect with one minute rim frit; plate one small hairline from a private collection in scarborough, maine american market porcelain may seem staidly reserved in comparison to other chinese export wares. However, their historical significance ought to lend them a secure place in any serious americana or china trade collection. under british rule, the american colonies could not trade directly with canton; chinese porcelain were reserved for the wealthy and prominent families who could afford to purchase china at high price from the british east india company. following independence, the americans did join in on the china trade in 1874, when the ship empress of china successfully made a voyage to canton. However, chinese porcelain (in particular european taste wares with elaborate famille rose decorations) became problematic during the new era: emblematic of old world aristocratic consumption, chinese porcelain were in danger of being perceived as antithetical to republican simplicity. Samuel shaw, supercargo to the empress of china, resolved this controversy by designing a whole new look for chinese export porcelain. Now know as âamerican market,â this group of wares are characterized by simplicity of design and attention to american motifs and designs. An effort was made to purge chinese images in favor of rather utilitarian and masculine pieces. The monogram seen on this cup and saucer is the subject of interesting debate: does it represent newly acquired american individuality? Or is it an attempt to reconnect with european aristocracy by evoking the customization and prestige of amorial porcelain? terms of sale 1.We absolutely guarantee our items to be authentic and correctly dated; nothing we sell will ever be a post-republic period modern reproduction. 2.Returns can be made, no questions asked, within 7 days. Past that, we will only accept returns in the event of a mistake in our period attribution. No restocking fee will be charged, but the buyer must pay for the return shipping, and all pieces must be returned in its original condition. 3.We ship within 3 business days. All items are mailed off with insurance, tracking, and express delivery. 4.Unless stated, the wood display stands sometimes accompanying porcelain items are not for sale. 5.We photograph pieces to the best of our ability. However, computer screens (and even human perception) can vary case by case, so please allow a small margin of deviation between online images of the piece(s) you purchase and actual perceived coloring.
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