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Pottery (5454)

Northern Wei (386-534)



Standing Northern Wei figure.


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H:24 D:17

Ming Dynasty: 1368-1644 


Decorated with swallows on the exterior.

WEB1132 (5403)

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Ming dynasty (1368-1644)

H:26cm D:17cm

Seated figure of Shoulao, the god of longevity with an attendent. (5255)


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Tang dynasty (618-906)

Figure of a forigner covered in a green glaze. (5482)



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Tang Dynasty (AD 618-907)


The horse standing foursquare on a rectangular base with its head lowrred, the well-modeled bodies with carefully incised details of its mane falling to one side and it's tail bound supports a male rider astride a saddle, dressed in a green robe, the hands raised ad if to tug on reins. 
Equestrian figures of this form were most likely part of a hunting group.

Figures of this type were popular during the Tang dynasty and were an ssential part of all tomb retinues. Horses were a symbol of power and authority limited to only the wealthy by an edict.


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A Longquan Celadon glazed vase with wooden base and lid

W 130mm H 220mm

Ref: WEB43

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A Longquan Celadon duck shaped incense burner

W 70mm H 200mm

Ref: WEB50

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A green-glazed Yue, Chicken - Head Ewer. * Provenance, The Idemitsu Museum, Japan * A similar Yueyao ewer preserved by the Cixi county council for Cultural Relics in Zhejiang province (excavated 1979) is illustrated in Chugoku toji zenshu, Vol. 4, Shanghai, 1981 pl. 120. Another from the collection of the Cleveland Museum of Art was included in the exhibition Ice and Green Clouds. Traditions of Chinese Celadon, Indianapolis Museum of Art, 1987, Cat. No. 30.

Ref: WEB109

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An olive green glazed Yueyao bowl on a foot ring base in very fine buff-coloured stoneware, fully coated, including the base. (3290)

W 140mm H 70mm

Ref: WEB114

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A Longquan Celadon vase

Ref: WEB118

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