Later Chinese Ceramics



Longquan celadon; cong-shaped vessel supported by a Buddhist stupa base; finely molded details; Song dynasty; 7.3 inches (18.4 cm) high.



A pottery wine flask with rich brown glaze and a biege rectangular reserve on the shoulder and inscribed within with xin hua qun (appricot flower village); glazed recessed base within unglazed footrim; pottery; Northern Song period (960-1127); China. 7.5 inches (19.1 cm) high.


Pair of architectural tiles, each bearing a relief image of a ferocious dragon in gold and white against green clouds; Ceramic; Ming dynasty (1368-1644); China. 16.75 inches (42.5 cm) high; 16.25 inches (41.3 cm) wide.


A porcelain shallow dish; painted dragon chasing flaming pearl in overglazed coral red amongst underglazed cobalt blue cloud motifs, all within a double-ring border which si repeated at the rim; underglazed blue six-character mark of da qing jiaqing Yuzhi and of the period; porcelain; Qing dynasty (1644-1911); China. 7.75 inches (19.7 cm) in diameter.


Imperial bowl with interior turquoise glaze and exterior in famille-rose palette in enamelled floral leaf sprays interspersed with shou medallions encircled by gui dragons; six character mark and period of Da Qing Jiaqing Nianzhi in overglazed coral red with square reserve; China. 6 inches (15.2 cm) wide.



A mallet-shaped porcelain vase with famille verte enamelled decoration of a lady scholar playing a flute; next to her are two younger companions, one holding a mouth organ, the other a lotus flower; all interspersed with auspicious symbols (i.e. pomegranates, pears, and ruyi scepters) and luxury items (i.e. ceramic wares, scholars' books, and zithers); six-character mark and period; Da Qing Kangxi Nianhao (1662 - 1722); 7.25 inches (18.4 cm) high.



A celadon glazed ceramic bowl; chrysanthemum petal pattern on the exterior with delicately formed mouthrim; white glazed interior; underglazed cobalt blue hallmark of zhi ben tang zhi; ceramic; 18th century; China. 6 inches (15.2 cm) in diameter.


A rare lidded tea caddy; shoulder decorated with incised stylized lingzhi motifs; slip decoration of 100 style shou characters; lakeside scene on the reverse ; scholars contemplate a distant mountain from a small shelter; Yixing ware; 19th century Qing dynasty; China. 9.25 inches (23.5 cm) high.



A porcelain globular water pot with fencai enamelled design of Zhong kuei, the Demon queller seated on the rock and attended by a servant demon; coral red mark of Qianlong Yuzhi but of the Republic period; circa 1900; China. 3 inches (7.6 cm) high.



A porcelain vase with fencai and grisaille enamelled desgin of winter landscape and the Tree Friends of Winter, namely pine, bamboo and peach trees; dotted with pavillion and lake and moutainous scenes; inscribed in black enamel with red seals; overglazed blue enamel mark of Qianlong Nianzhi; Republic period; circa 1900; China. 7.75 inches (19.7 cm) high.



Last updated 20/05/2004 Michelle Lin