CHINESE ART

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ARCHAIC CHINESE ART, c. 3000-221 BC

8330. A CHINESE NEOLITHIC VESSEL, Kansu, Yangshao culture, c. 2500 BC. The pot with black triangular and sigma designs on the upper half. Paint generally better quality than usual. 13 x 13.5".

$850.



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8774. BETTER CHINESE NEOLITHIC VESSEL, Kansu, Yangshao culture, c. 2500 BC. The pot with cross within circle designs on the upper half. Paint generally better quality than usual and a nice large example. 13 x 15 inches.

Published 2001 in Oriental Antiques & Art, An Identification and Price Guide, 2nd Edition by Mark Moran & Sandra Andacht, page 135.

$1250.



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9145. LARGE CHINESE NEOLITHIC VESSEL, Kansu, Yangshao culture, c. 2500 BC. The two handled pot with black geometric zoomorphic and net designs on the upper half. Paint better quality than usual and a scarce example with zoomorphic motifs. 14 x 14 inches, a large example!

Published 2001 in Oriental Antiques & Art, An Identification and Price Guide, 2nd Edition by Mark Moran & Sandra Andacht, page 135.

$1250.



9824. A CHINESE NEOLITHIC VESSEL, Kansu, Yangshao culture, c. 2500 BC. The two handled pot with black circular net and zoomorphic motifs on the upper half, small loop handles low on the sides. 14 x 15 inches. Nice large example. Cleaning scratches on surface.

Provenance: Purchased by the current owner from an New York City collection in the 1990's, who in turn had earlier purchased it from a New York City art and antiquities dealer.

$500.



9825. A CHINESE NEOLITHIC VESSEL, Kansu, Yangshao culture, c. 2500 BC. The two handled pot with black wave and ladder designs on the upper half, small loop handles low on the sides. 12.5 x 13.5 inches. Nice large example.

Provenance: Purchased by the current owner from an New York City collection in the 1990's, who in turn had earlier purchased it from a New York City art and antiquities dealer.

$850.



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9146. CHINESE NEOLITHIC VESSEL, Kansu, Yangshao culture, c. 2500 BC. The two handled pot with black circular net motifs on the upper half, small loop handles low on the sides. 10 x 11 inches. Intact.

Published 2001 in Oriental Antiques & Art, An Identification and Price Guide, 2nd Edition by Mark Moran & Sandra Andacht, page 136.

$750.



WARRING STATES PERIOD CHINESE ART, 475-221 BC

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6937. CHOICE WARRING STATES BRONZE DING, 475-221 BC. The extremely rare bronze tripod vessel with a band of molded ornamentation beneath the rim. 8 x 9.5". In excellent condition with light encrustation and very desirable. Side A. Side B. Side C.

Published 2001 in Oriental Antiques & Art, An Identification and Price Guide, 2nd Edition by Mark Moran & Sandra Andacht, page 401.

$6500.



9831. A FINE BRONZE SPEAR POINT, Uncertain culture but definitely ancient. Likely Chinese, later Warring States or Early Western Han period. c. BC/AD. 5.6 inches. Excellent olive-brown patina. Attribution of this interesting type appreciated. Not in Petrie, 'Tools and Weapons'.

Provenance: Purchased by the current owner from an old New York state collection in the early 1990's.

$450.



HAN DYNASTY CHINESE ART, 207 BC - 220 AD

PROUD ANIMATED POSE

12976. HAN DYNASTY HORSE. China, 207 BC - 220 AD. 11 x 12 x 4 inches. The horse with head raised to the side and ears perked with mouth open letting out a whinny. The two lower hind legs reattached, otherwise in excellent condition with no repair or restoration. Light earth patina. Other side.

Provenance: The H. Gene Blocker collection. A professor and author, Dr. Blocker lived and taught in the UK, West Africa, Hong Kong, China and Japan over many years where he also acquired a large collection of Asian art.

$3650.



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11112. LARGE HAN DYNASTY FLYING HORSE. China, Han Dynasty, 207 BC - 220 AD. A magnificent large ceramic horse of very fine style proudly prancing with head and tail held erect. Height from hooves to top of head 42.5", Length from back hoof to front hoof 46.5", Depth 9". On professional custom acrylic stand. In excellent condition. An important museum quality piece, in fact a major museum has expressed an interest that this piece to be donated. More photos available. Oxford TL certificate.

The Han 'flying horse' style refers to figures of running horses depicted with all or most hooves off the ground. As a result they have no base and would have required a support under the belly.

Provenance: The Princeton Collection. Acquired in the 1990's from a US antiquities dealer. Accompanied by Oxford Authentication TL certificate #C298c51 dated 22 October 1998.

Price on request.



11111. LARGE HAN DYNASTY STANDING HORSE. China, Han Dynasty, 207 BC - 220 AD. A large ceramic horse standing with head, neck and tail held proudly erect. Free standing without a base. More information pending. More photos available. 45” height.

Provenance: The Princeton Collection. Acquired in the 1990's from a major US antiquities dealer.

Price on Request.



IMPORTANT LIFE SIZED COURT MAIDEN

8331. HAN DYNASTY FIGURE OF A YOUNG GIRL, China, Han Dynasty, 207 BC - 220 AD. The heavy ceramic figure of a young servant girl wearing a short vest over a lighter full length court robe closed with a tassel at the front. She stands respectfully at attention with her hands clasped before her, her hair falling to both sides of her face and thence looped back up. Considerable remains of pigment overall under a light ancient patina. The figure cast in two mating pieces that meet just below her waist. Height is 37 inches. Front left corner of the base reattached, otherwise complete and original with no repair, restoration or repainting. Free standing without a base. Such large figures are found in the tombs of important court officials or nobles. Extremely rare.

Provenance: A private North Eastern collection, acquired in the 1980's from the collection of a Manhattan entertainer.

$80,000.



8332. LARGE WESTERN HAN POLYCHROME JAR, 207 BC - 220 AD. The large gray ware jar vigorously painted with fluid patterns in white and orange lines. 13 x 18.5" with lid. Excellent condition with light soil deposits which if professionally cleaned would reveal considerably more painted designs.

Provenance: A private North Eastern collection, acquired in the 1980's from the collection of a Manhattan entertainer.

$1850.



11115. TALL HAN DYNASTY MODEL WELL HEAD. China, 206 BC - 220 AD. Grey glazed terra cotta three level roofed well model. An unusually tall example. ~22 inches.

Provenance: The Princeton Collection. Acquired in the 1990's from a major US antiquities dealer.

$1450.



11116. VERY LARGE EASTERN HAN DYNASTY COURT FIGURE, China, c. 150 AD. Possibly a groom.

Provenance: The Princeton Collection. Acquired in the 1990's from a major US antiquities dealer.

$4500.



11117. LARGE EARLY CHINESE POLYCHROMED WOOD FIGURE. Description on request.

Provenance: The Princeton Collection. Acquired in the 1990's from a major US antiquities dealer.

POR.



OXFORD TL CERTIFICATE

11119. LARGE HAN DYNASTY MYTHICAL BEING. China, Sichuan Province, 206 BC - 220 AD. 40 inches in height.

Provenance: The Princeton Collection. Acquired in the 1990's from a major US antiquities dealer. Accompanied by Oxford TL certificate C119K40.

$7500.



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6940. LARGE HAN DYNASTY FEMALE ATTENDANT. Western Han, 206-5 BC, See Lau.32. The large earthenware figure wearing long robe painted with white, dark red, black and vermilion pigments. 26". Very rare this large. Intact.

Published 2001 in Oriental Antiques & Art, An Identification and Price Guide, 2nd Edition by Mark Moran & Sandra Andacht, page 124.

$8500.



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6941. LARGE HAN DYNASTY MALE ATTENDANT. Western Han, 206-5BC, Lau.31-33. Large earthenware fig. in long robe painted with white, pale blue & black pigments. 18.4". Rare.

Published 2001 in Oriental Antiques & Art, An Identification and Price Guide, 2nd Edition by Mark Moran & Sandra Andacht, page 125.

$2500.



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6942. LARGE HAN DYNASTY FEMALE ATTENDANT. Western Han, 206-5BC, Lau.31-33. Large earthenware fig. in long robe painted with white, dark red & black pigments. 18". Rare.

Published 2001 in Oriental Antiques & Art, An Identification and Price Guide, 2nd Edition by Mark Moran & Sandra Andacht, page 125 (incorrect photo).

$2500.



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6943. LARGE HAN DYNASTY HEAD OF A GIRL. Western Han, 206-5BC. Large earthenware head with ornate hairstyle painted with dark violet pigment. 7.5x7.8". Rare.

Published 2001 in Oriental Antiques & Art, An Identification and Price Guide, 2nd Edition by Mark Moran & Sandra Andacht, page 125.

$3500.



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6944. LARGE HAN DYNASTY FEMALE HEAD. Western Han, 206-5BC. Large earthenware head with ornate hairstyle remains of white pigment. 8.5". Rare.

Published 2001 in Oriental Antiques & Art, An Identification and Price Guide, 2nd Edition by Mark Moran & Sandra Andacht, page 125.

$3500.



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6945. LARGE HAN DYNASTY FEMALE HEAD. Western Han, 206-5BC. Large earthenware head with ornate hairstyle remains of white & black pigments. 8". Rare.

Published 2001 in Oriental Antiques & Art, An Identification and Price Guide, 2nd Edition by Mark Moran & Sandra Andacht, page 126.

$3500.



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6946. FINE HAN DYNASTY DRUMMER, 207 BC- 220 AD. With highly animated features and outstreched leg. Considerable remains of polychrome under ancient soil. 15.5". Rare this large. Considerably better than image shows.

Published 2001 in Oriental Antiques & Art, An Identification and Price Guide, 2nd Edition by Mark Moran & Sandra Andacht, page 126.

$3500.



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6947. LARGE HAN DYNASTY MUSICIAN, 207 BC- 220 AD. Lau.13sim. Kneeling drummer with remains of pigment. 15.5".

Published 2001 in Oriental Antiques & Art, An Identification and Price Guide, 2nd Edition by Mark Moran & Sandra Andacht, page 126.

$1650.



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6949. HAN DYNASTY EARTH SPIRIT, 207BC-220AD. The seated fantastic beast with wings and a large central horn. 12". One ear reattached.

Published 2001 in Oriental Antiques & Art, An Identification and Price Guide, 2nd Edition by Mark Moran & Sandra Andacht, page 127.

$2500.



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6950. HAN DYNASTY MYTHICAL BEAST. Late Eastern Han, c. 100-220AD. Gray earthenware traces of slip. These are in the form of bronze weights used to hold down the edges of seating mats. The function of the hole is uncertain, perhaps it functioned as a holder. Lau.42. 8". One of a pair.

Published 2001 in Oriental Antiques & Art, An Identification and Price Guide, 2nd Edition by Mark Moran & Sandra Andacht, page 128.

$1500.



8792. HAN DYNASTY MYTHICAL BEAST. Late Eastern Han, c. 100-220AD. Gray earthenware traces of slip. These are in the form of bronze weights used to hold down the edges of seating mats. The function of the hole is uncertain. Lau.42. 8". One of a pair.

$1500.



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6951. HAN DYNASTY GRANARY MODEL. Eastern Han, 25-220AD, Lau115. Green-glazed earthenware with some iridescence. 11.6".

Published 2001 in Oriental Antiques & Art, An Identification and Price Guide, 2nd Edition by Mark Moran & Sandra Andacht, page 134.

$2500.



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9841. CHOICE HAN DYNASTY HEARTH MODEL, 207 BC-220 AD. Olive glazed terra cotta hearth stove model with fire hole, two cooking pots, molded fish, food, tongs, pots. 8 x 7 inches. Excellent condition. Rare this nice. Provenance: Purchased by the current owner from a large Mid Western collection in the 1990's, previously from a West Coast dealer in Asian art.

Published 2001 in Oriental Antiques & Art, An Identification and Price Guide, 2nd Edition by Mark Moran & Sandra Andacht, page 134.

$2500.



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8778. GRACEFUL HAN DYNASTY COURT LADY, 207 BC - 220 AD. The lady wearing long robes standing in a graceful pose with hair drawn up into a knot on the left side of the head, her hands clasped over her upper abdomen. 17". The head reattached. Remains of paint.

Published 2001 in Oriental Antiques & Art, An Identification and Price Guide, 2nd Edition by Mark Moran & Sandra Andacht, page 131.

$3500.



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8779. LARGE HAN DYNASTY COURT FIGURE, 207 BC - 220 AD. The male attendant standing respectfully with arms crossed and wearing long robes and a peaked hat, remains of polychrome. 24.5 inches. Crack at neck in need of stabilization but a fine large example of noble bearing.

Published 2001 in Oriental Antiques & Art, An Identification and Price Guide, 2nd Edition by Mark Moran & Sandra Andacht, page 131.

$3500.



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8783. HAN DYNASTY WARRIOR, 207 BC - 220 AD. The warrior standing erect with peaked hat and armor. Remains of polychrome. 13.5 inches. Back and front reattached along molding seam.

Published 2001 in Oriental Antiques & Art, An Identification and Price Guide, 2nd Edition by Mark Moran & Sandra Andacht, page 133.

$1400.



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8784. HAN DYNASTY BARBARIAN GROOM, 207 BC - 220 AD. The bearded male attendant, probably a foreigner judging by his large nose and tunic, standing with right hand against his chest, the left along his side. 6.2 inches. Considerable detail and white slip under ancient soil. A rare type.

Published 2001 in Oriental Antiques & Art, An Identification and Price Guide, 2nd Edition by Mark Moran & Sandra Andacht, page 133.

$1250.



9775. A WESTERN HAN PAINTED HU, 207 BC - 220 AD. The sizable gray ware jar vigorously painted with fluid patterns in white and orange lines. 11.25 inches. Intact with light soil deposits.

Provenance: Purchased by the current owner from an New York City collection in the 1990's, previously from a New York City art and antiquities dealer.

$1250.



9777. A FINE HAN DYNASTY GRANARY MODEL, 207 BC-220 AD. The sizable green-glazed round tower with tiled roof. 9.3 inches. Small rim flakes. Rare.

Provenance: Purchased by the current owner from a large Mid Western collection in the 1990's, previously from a West Coast dealer in Asian art.

$2500.



9778. A HAN DYNASTY ANIMAL PEN MODEL, 207 BC-220 AD. The walled terra cotta pen with tower with removable roof and side ramp. 6 x 7 x 8 inches. Small cracks to tower top.

Provenance: Purchased by the current owner from an New York City collection in the 1990's, previously from a New York City art and antiquities dealer.

$450.



9779. A HAN DYNASTY STOVE MODEL, 207 BC-220 AD. The green glazed tomb furnishing with separately molded pot and chimney. 6 x 7 inches. Chip to chimney. Rare.

Provenance: Purchased by the current owner from a large Mid Western collection in the 1990's, previously from a West Coast dealer in Asian art.

$650.



9780. HAN DYNASTY COURT FIGURE, 207 BC-220 AD. The standing figure dressed in a long court robe. Considerable original white, red and black paint. 10.5 inches.

Provenance: Purchased by the current owner from an New York City collection in the 1990's, previously from a New York City art and antiquities dealer.

$650.



9120. FINE HAN DYNASTY BELT HOOK IN THE FORM OF A SCORPION, 207 BC - 220 AD. The body cast in the form of a scorpion. 2.4 inches. A rare and unusual type. In custom Chinese box.

$450.



8794. A LARGE HAN DYNASTY BRONZE HU, 207 BC - 220 AD. The heavy gracefully formed ritual vessel with molded reinforcing bands and Tao Tieh masks above the twin ring handles. 11.5" x 14". Very rare. Intact and in excellent condition.

$7500.



8336. A HAN DYNASTY BRONZE STRAINER VESSEL, 207 BC - 220 AD. The heavy vessel with ring handles with tao tieh masks. 6 x 11". Rare. Excellent condition.

$2500.



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9149. EASTERN HAN NET TEXTURED JAR, c. 1-220 AD. The hard-fired grayware jar with finely textured net design around the body. 5 x 8.25 inches. Excellent example.

Published 2001 in Oriental Antiques & Art, An Identification and Price Guide, 2nd Edition by Mark Moran & Sandra Andacht, page 134.

$850.



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9150. EASTERN HAN NET TEXTURED JAR, c. 1-220 AD. The hard-fired grayware jar with finely textured net design around the body. 4.75 x 8 inches. Excellent example.

Published 2001 in Oriental Antiques & Art, An Identification and Price Guide, 2nd Edition by Mark Moran & Sandra Andacht, page 135.

$850.



WEI DYNASTY CHINESE ART, 220-265

8346. A WEI DYNASTY POLYCHROME STONE PLAQUE, c. 220-265 AD. Grey stone carving of warrior and attendant within alcove. Remains of polychrome on figures. 10.5 x 12.5". 15 lbs. Repaired from two large pieces.

Provenance: Purchased by the current owner from an New York City collection in April, 1999, who in turn had earlier purchased it from a New York City art and antiquities dealer.

$850.



9827. A WEI DYNASTY STONE CARVING, 220-265 AD. With a male devotee standing on a lotus within an alcove. 5.5 x 12.5 x 2 inches deep. Remains of pigment. Rare.

Provenance: Purchased by the current owner from an New York City collection in April, 2000, who in turn had earlier purchased it from a New York City art and antiquities dealer.

$850.



9828. A WEI DYNASTY STONE CARVING, 220-265 AD. With a female devotee standing on a lotus within an alcove. 5.5 x 12.5 x 2.75 inches deep. Remains of pigment. Rare.

Provenance: Purchased by the current owner from an New York City collection in April, 2000, who in turn had earlier purchased it from a New York City art and antiquities dealer.

$850.



SIX DYNASTIES CHINESE ART, 220-581

9781. RARE SIX DYNASTIES HOUSE, 220-581 AD. The dark brown glazed house with birds on top and eight inscribed characters on the front. 4 x 6 x 6 inches. It is very rare to find nice artifacts from this period. Head of one bird reattached otherwise choice condition.

Provenance: Purchased by the current owner from a large Mid Western collection in the 1990's, previously from a West Coast dealer in Asian art.

$650.



SUI DYNASTY CHINESE ART, 581-617

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11096. MATCHING PAIR OF BEARDED FOREIGN WARRIORS, China, Sui Dynasty, 581-618 AD. The large ceramic warriors both standing at attention wearing armor and helmets and resting their large oval shields on the ground in front of them. Both figures with rare straw glaze. Dimensions 5.5 inches wide x 18 inches in height. Both figures intact with no repair or restoration. Sui Dynasty art is quite rare, especially to find a fine matching pair of large bearded warriors such as these.

Provenance: The Princeton Collection. Acquired in the 1990's from a major US antiquities dealer. Accompanied by Oxford Laboratory TL test certificate number C199K34.

$10,000.



TONG (TANG) DYNASTY CHINESE ART, 618-907

AN IMPRESSIVE EXAMPLE

12978. FINE TONG DYNASTY EARTH SPIRIT. China, c. 8th-9th century AD. 10 x 14 inches. One flame reattached otherwise in excellent original condition with most of the original paint remaining. Light earth patina. Left side. Right side. Back.

Provenance: The H. Gene Blocker collection. A professor and author, Dr. Blocker lived and taught in the UK, West Africa, Hong Kong, China and Japan over many years where he also acquired a large collection of Asian art.

$6000.



AN IMPOSING EXAMPLE

12977. LARGE TONG DYNASTY BACTRIAN CAMEL. China, c. 8th-9th century AD. 16 x 17 x 5.5 inches. All intact in excellent original condition with considerable orange and white pigment. Light earth patina. Left side. Right side.

Provenance: The H. Gene Blocker collection. A professor and author, Dr. Blocker lived and taught in the UK, West Africa, Hong Kong, China and Japan over many years where he also acquired a large collection of Asian art.

$4000.



A LARGE AND IMPOSING FIGURE

7572. LARGE TONG DYNASTY TOMB GUARDIAN. China, Tong (Tang) Dynasty, 618-970 AD. Large ceramic figure of an imposing tomb guardian warrior wearing armor and standing triumphant on the back of a prostrate earth spirit (zhenmushou) with high pointed hat he has defeated. Height 30 inches. 30 lb. Excellent quality and detail. Restoration to right forearm and professional repair at waist, otherwise all original. A large and rare piece of exceptional style.

Provenance: An extensive North Eastern collection, acquired by private sale from the collection of a New York City entertainer in the early 1990's.

$12,000.



11058. TONG (TANG) DYNASTY TERRA COTTA HORSE AND RIDER, c. 7th century AD. Minor losses but all original. 15 x 12 inches.

Provenance: The Princeton collection. Acquired in the 1980's-1990's.

$2500.



8338. FINE LARGE TANG DYNASTY COURT LADY, 618-970 AD. With elaborate hairdo, long robe belted at hips and finely modeled features. Considerable remains of polychrome under light ancient soil. 23". Head rejoined.

$6500.



7571. A TANG DYNASTY MUSICIAN, 618-970. Finely modeled court musician kneeling with a zither. Neck repair with glue drip on front but still an excellent and rare piece. 11".

$4500.



9782. A TANG DYNASTY MUSICIAN, 618-970 AD. The finely modeled female court musician beating a drum. Remains of paint. 10 inches. Rare.

Provenance: Purchased by the current owner from an New York City collection in the 1990's, previously from a New York City art and antiquities dealer.

$1850.



NORTHERN SONG (SUNG) DYNASTY CHINESE ART, 960-1127


SIGNED WU BING PAINTING

12866. LARGE CHINESE PAINTING ON SILK DEPICTING BIRDS AND FLOWERS. The painting depicting white egrets and songbirds among willows, lotus and peonies by a stream. A masterwork of early Chinese painting. On the lower left of the panel there are seven Chinese characters, which include the name of the Chinese master, Wu Bing. Whether this is an original Song Dynasty Wu Bing or not is uncertain. The rendering is excellent and the painting could possibly be of the period. On the other hand it could be another Chinese master's copy of a Wu Bing from slightly later. There is also the possibility of another Ming Dynasty Wu Bing. A detail image of the characters is included. 39.75" wide x 76.5" high. Stabilized on an old protective panel backing. Verso 1. Verso 2. Verso 3. Verso 4. Verso 5. Full view. Signature. Chinese character translation.

Wu Bing (12th c.), Song Dynasty (960-1279). A native of Jiangsu province, was a Southern Song court artist during the Shaoxi era (active 1190-1194) and served as a Painter-in-Attendance. He specialized in painting close up scenes of nature of flowers, birds and insects, all of which he rendered with exceptional detail and naturalism. One of the most famous of Chinese painters, his works can be found at the National Palace Museum, Taipei, the Cleveland Museum of Art, and the Metropolitan Museum of Art. One of his paintings recently sold at auction in Beijing for $7,983,162 USD.

Provenance: The collection of a Southern gentleman.

$45,000



11113. PAIR OF LARGE SONG (SUNG) DYNASTY TILES. China, 960-1279 AD. Carved terra cotta depicting cranes and mangroves.

Provenance: The Princeton Collection, purchased in the 1980's.

$3500.



MING DYNASTY CHINESE ART, 1368 - 1644

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6963. LARGE LIMESTONE HEAD OF KWAN YIN, Ming Dynasty, possibly earlier. Over lifesized carved stone head of the Goddess of compassion. 7.5 x 9 x 15". 55 lb. Nice condition with light deposits. Very impressive, especially if mounted on a good stand.

Published 2001 in Oriental Antiques & Art, An Identification and Price Guide, 2nd Edition by Mark Moran & Sandra Andacht, page 203.

$4500.



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6962. LIFE SIZED TERRACOTTA HEAD OF KWAN YIN, Ming Dynasty, possibly earlier. The large molded pottery head of the Goddess of compassion in accomplished style with traces of yellow & red pigment. Possibly somewhat older. 6.5 x 8.5 x 12". Free standing. Intact.

Published 2001 in Oriental Antiques & Art, An Identification and Price Guide, 2nd Edition by Mark Moran & Sandra Andacht, page 146.

$4500.



GUO JING ZHOU

12867. EARLY MING DYNASTY CHINESE SCROLL DEPICTING LADIES IN A LANDSCAPE. The scroll depicting a central female figure in a feathered cloak and holding a scepter. The subject matter is the Queen Mother of the West. There are two red seals in the lower left as well as writing applied to the exterior on the top of the scroll. The smaller red seal is that of Guo Jing Zhou, the artist. The larger red seal contains a quote from the famous Tang Dynasty poet Wang Wei which reads "I have been recognised as a poet in this life, but I must have been a painter in a previous life". Details of the marks are included along with an image of characters on the outside of the scroll. 30 x60 inches.

Provenance: The collection of a Southern gentleman. Full view. Verso 2. Verso 3. Verso 4. Chinese character translation.

$38,000.



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6955. MING DYNASTY POLYCHROME HORSE, 1368-1644. Especially nice green, yellow & black glaze. 11.5".

Published 2001 in Oriental Antiques & Art, An Identification and Price Guide, 2nd Edition by Mark Moran & Sandra Andacht, page 146.

$2500.



8342. ORNATE MING GREEN GLAZED CEREMONIAL URN, 1368-1644. Green & straw glazed vessel with detailed molded attachments of flowers and dragons, minor chips & losses. Inscription under one handle. 15.5". Rare & fine. Another view. Another view. Another view. Another view. Another view. Another view. Another view. Another view.

$3500.



9783. A FINE MING DYNASTY OFFERING TABLE WITH OFFERINGS. 1368-1644. The sizable brown and green glazed stoneware tomb furnishing with excellent detail with five original offerings including pig head, rooster, cakes and fruits. 7 x 9.3 x 11.6 inches. Rare and in excellent condition.

Provenance: Purchased by the current owner from a large Mid Western collection in the 1990's, previously from a West Coast dealer in Asian art.

$3500.



11069. LARGE MING DYNASTY GLAZED OFFERING FIGURE (ONE OF A PAIR), c. 1368-1644 AD. Female figure made in three pieces, all original. 25 inches. Offering dish reattached, otherwise intact. One of a pair.

Provenance: The Princeton Collection, acquired from an dealer in the 1980's.

$2850.



11070. LARGE MING DYNASTY GLAZED OFFERING FIGURE (ONE OF A PAIR), c. 1368-1644 AD. Male figure made in three pieces, all original. Chip to rear of base and slight losses to reattached offering bowl and glaze. 25 inches. One of a pair.

Provenance: The Princeton Collection, acquired from an dealer in the 1980's.

$2850.



8343. A FINE MING DYNASTY TOMB ATTENDANT, 1368-1644. The robed attendant green-glazed and with detailed features in black. 13". Nice expressive example.

Provenance: A private American collection. Ex a Midwestern collection. Purchsed from a West Coast Oriental art dealer in the 1970'-1980's.

$2500.



7734 MING DYNASTY GREEN NEPHRITE INCENSE BURNER. Ming Dynasty or earlier. c. 1368-1644 AD. 5 x 7 inches. With areas of white burial patina. Side A. Side B. Comes with original custom Chinese fitted box.

$1500.



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6960. MING DYNASTY OR EARLIER JADE COSMETICS JAR. Kang Hsi Period, 1660-1720. Pale green jade with 3 carved animals on the side & knobbed lid. 3.2x3.8". Excellent condition with areas of white burial patina. Comes with original custom Chinese fitted box.

Published 2001 in Oriental Antiques & Art, An Identification and Price Guide, 2nd Edition by Mark Moran & Sandra Andacht, page 200.

$1250.



QING (CHING) DYNASTY CHINESE ART, 1644-1911

7735 WHITE KHOTAN JADE INCENSE BURNER. Qing Dynasty, 19th century. 18 cm Height 2.5 lbs. With areas of white burial patina. Enlargement. Comes in an original custom Chinese fitted box.

$1500.



7737 BEAUTIFUL GOLDEN JADE CEREMONIAL VESSEL. Qing Dynasty. 19th - early 20th century. 4.5 x 8.5 inches. Comes in an original custom Chinese fitted box. Side A. Side B.

$2500.



8348. A CHING DYNASTY BLUE AND WHITE GINGER JAR. c. 18th century. Large blue and white jar with characters. 8.5".

$450.



8349. A CHING LIDDED BLUE AND WHITE GINGER JAR, c. 17th-19th century. Decorated with floral pattern, a small molded foo lion serving as the knob of the lid. 4 small handles. 8 x 8.5".

$750.



CHINESE ANTIQUES

7733 FINE ARCHAISTIC KHOTAN YELLOW JADE VASE. Mid 20th century. With finely carved 3 ram motif on inner top rim. 19 cm Height 2.3 lbs. Side A. Side B. Top view. Another view. Another view. Another view. Another view. Another view. Comes in an original custom Chinese fitted box.

$1500



12967. GUANGDONG SHIWAN CERAMIC FIGURE. Late 20th century. Beautifully rendered figure of a nobleman holding up the pill of immortality. Polychrome glazing. Signed. 10.5 x 10 x 8 inches. Much better quality and larger than usual for these. Photo. Photo. Photo. Photo. Photo. Photo. Photo.

Provenance: Purchased by the current owner at a New Jersey estate auction in the 1990's.

$450.



PUBLISHED IN ORIENTAL ANTIQUES AND ART

9128. CHINESE IVORY WARRIOR, c. mid 20th century. The figure of wonderful style and meticulous detail. 7.75 inches. Choice intact condition. On silver inlaid custom rosewood stand.

Provenance: Ex Berman's Auction, NJ August, 1999. Published 2001 in Oriental Antiques & Art, An Identification and Price Guide, 2nd Edition by Mark Moran & Sandra Andacht, page 247.

$3500.



9311. LARGE CHINESE BRUSH PAINTING OF A WARRIOR, c. mid 20th century. Vigorous painting of warrior with large sword, line of calligraphy at right, 3 red seals. 27 x 53 inches. Comes with xeroxed certificate and information sheet in Chinese. Very likely by a known Chinese artist due to the excellent Zen warrior style.

Provenance: Berman's Auction, NJ.

$1250.



7573. AN ESPECIALLY LARGE INTERIOR PAINTED SNUFF BOTTLE. c. early 20th century. The thick glass snuff bottle with finely detailed landscapes on both sides, a jade stopper with ivory scoop. Signed and boxed. 4" x 4.2".

Provenance: Berman's Auction, NJ.

$650.



PUBLISHED IN ORIENTAL ANTIQUES AND ART

9844. CHINESE CLOISONNÉ MATCHBOX HOLDER, c. 1920's. The openwork brass holder designed to take a standard box of small wood matches and ornamented with very finely detailed imperial dragons against cloud backgrounds with waves below and the encircling the blue pill representing the elixir of immortality. Identical cloisonne scene both sides. 1.6 x 2.6 inches. Excellent workmanship.

Provenance: Purchased by the current owner at the Birchwood Manor New Jersey antiques show in 2002. Published 2001 in Oriental Antiques & Art, An Identification and Price Guide, 2nd Edition by Mark Moran & Sandra Andacht, page 40.

$650.