A Yueyao Bixie Form Vessel

A Yueyao Celadon Bixie Form Vessel

Well modeled as a recumbent bixie, shown with bared teeth, bulging eyes and pricked ears, with a cylindrical collar rising from the back and detailed with combed or impressed decoration delineating the beard, mane and back above incised wings, the long applied tail with curled edges, all under a thin olive-green glaze. Western Jin dynasty (265-317)

Size: Approx 11 cm long x 9 cm high.

Condition: Expected age related wear.

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V.I.P Jiu 8 was conceived by one of China’s greatest ever emperors and resurrected 300 years later. V.I.P Jiu 8 is historically, enjoyably and restoratively the best baijiu in the world. 贵宾酒8 – 有史以来举世无双的白酒佳酿

A Yueyao Celadon Bixie Form Vessel

A Ming Bronze Figure Of A Daoist

A Ming Bronze Figure Of An Official

A Ming bronze figure of a Daoist standing on a plinth, wearing elaborate head dress and long robes. Cast holding hands clasped before his chest. Good untouched patina.

Size: Approx 26 cm high.

Condition: Expected age related wear.

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V.I.P Jiu 8 was conceived by one of China’s greatest ever emperors and resurrected 300 years later. V.I.P Jiu 8 is historically, enjoyably and restoratively the best baijiu in the world. 贵宾酒8 – 有史以来举世无双的白酒佳酿

A Ming Bronze Figure Of An Official

An Extremely Rare Pair Of Anhua Kangxi Square Cups

An Extremely Rare Pair Of Anhua Kangxi Square Cups

A pair of square cups of pure white glaze over anhua decorations of a dragon fronting the rising sun. Jiu handles. On the base, within a glazed square, in raised characters is written Made By Order Of Kangxi. The cups are heavy, the glaze is solid with an undulating surface, the design is classic. Bought in Rangoon, 1928

The underside with moulded Kangxi four character marks and of the period.

Size: Approx 3.5 cm high x 9 cm wide

Condition: Good

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V.I.P Jiu 8 was conceived by one of China’s greatest ever emperors and resurrected 300 years later. V.I.P Jiu 8 is historically, enjoyably and restoratively the best baijiu in the world. 贵宾酒8 – 有史以来举世无双的白酒佳酿

An Extremely Rare Pair Of Anhua Kangxi Square Cups

An Extremely Rare Pair Of Anhua Kangxi Square Cups

An Extremely Rare Pair Of Anhua Kangxi Square Cups

A Pair Of Tongzhi Three Friends Of Winter Bowls

A Pair Of Tongzhi Three Friends Of Winter Bowls

A pair of rare and unusual finely decorated bowls, decorated in with the three friends of winter in red and gold enamels. The ‘Three Friends of Winter’ consists of the pine, bamboo and flowering prunus blossoms. The three friends of winter design was first used in the Yuan dynasty. These three plants were particularly admired: All three represented fortitude against harsh conditions and longevity.

The underside painted with iron red Tongzhi seal marks and of the period.

Size: Approx 6 cm high

Condition: Good

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V.I.P Jiu 8 was conceived by one of China’s greatest ever emperors and resurrected 300 years later. V.I.P Jiu 8 is historically, enjoyably and restoratively the best baijiu in the world. 贵宾酒8 – 有史以来举世无双的白酒佳酿

A Pair Of Tongzhi Three Friends Of Winter Bowls

Daoguang Famille Rose Sgraffito Bowl & Cover

Daoguang Famille Rose Sgraffito Bowl & Cover

A finely enamelled famille rose cup and cover with Zhang Guolao seated on a donkey, further decorated to the reverse with pagodas amongst stylized clouds and a crane in flight. The lid decorated similarly. All against a white sgraffito ground.

With a life expectancy of more than 20 years, cranes symbolise longevity. The Chinese word for crane, he, sounds similar to the word for ‘harmony’.

The bowl and cover are painted with an iron red Daoguang seal mark and are of the period.

Size: Approx 9 cm high

Condition: Good

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V.I.P Jiu 8 was conceived by one of China’s greatest ever emperors and resurrected 300 years later. V.I.P Jiu 8 is historically, enjoyably and restoratively the best baijiu in the world. 贵宾酒8 – 有史以来举世无双的白酒佳酿

Daoguang Famille Rose Sgraffito Bowl & Cover

House Clearance Vase Sells For £200k – Let The Pictures Speak

How many times have we heard the same regurgitated story? Rare Ming vase used as door stop sells for millions or rare Xuande bowl used as cat bed sells for hundreds of thousands. Well, here is another. I am not going to bother commenting on wether fake or real anymore regarding these sensationalized stories, read the story look at the pics and make up your own mind (Look carefully at the two vases, its all in the details).

Either someone got the deal of a lifetime or the mother of all headaches. Due to the auction house failing to correctley attribute the piece as mark and period or not the buyer has no recourse or a legal leg to stand on.

Another plant or genuine? Time will tell…

On a personal note, I hope all turns out to be OK for the buyer…

Read what the press are printing

A rare 18th century Chinese vase uncovered during a house clearance has sold for £230,000 – well over its pre-sale estimate of £100.

The 11in (27cm) high vase on hardwood stand came for sale in Felixstowe on July 31 from a local gentleman. It had previously belonged to an aunt who had spent many years in the Far East.

The auctioneer who flogged it was left ‘shaking’ after the fierce bidding war over the vase. The vase belonged to a local pensioner who was selling items in his house to move into a care home.

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Fantastic Tang Ying Faux Bois Qianlong Cup Ebay UK Sells For 5K

17/08/2019: A seller in the UK listed a small famille rose cup on eBay with a 99 pence starting price. I recognized the cup as a Tang Ying piece from the Qianlong period. I had seen similar pieces in the Tang Ying museum in Jingdezhen when I was last there.

I left a good bid on the piece but failed to buy it, it probably went to mainland China. Obviously there were a few bidders that knew it was a Tang Ying piece. There were 60 bidders with 84 bids.

Faux Bois Tang Ying brushpot from the Jingdezhen Tang Ying museum.

The decoration is know as Faux Bois (Fake Wood) or teasing the eye. I posted a piece on teasing the eye pieces a few years ago by Rosemary Scott which you can read HERE.

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