Northern Wei Period Figure
Northern Wei (386-534)
Standing Northern Wei figure.
Cizhou ware swallow vase
Ming Dynasty: 1368-1644
Decorated with swallows on the exterior.
Cizhou ware of Shoulao
Ming dynasty (1368-1644)
Seated figure of Shoulao, the god of longevity with an attendent. (5255)
Tang Figure of a Foreigner
Tang dynasty (618-906)
Figure of a forigner covered in a green glaze. (5482)
Sculpture of a foreign horse rider
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.
Celadon Ware - Ming Dynasty 16th Century
A Longquan Celadon glazed vase with wooden base and lid
W 130mm H 220mm
Celadon Ware - Ming Dynasty 1368-1644
A Longquan Celadon duck shaped incense burner
W 70mm H 200mm
Celadon Ware - Southern Dynasty 420 - 478
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.
Celadon Ware - Five Dynasties 10th Century
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