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Over 1000 antique Ceramics Over 200 Years Old

Chinese Ming & Earlier Ceramics & Works of Art
Chinese Ming & Earlier Ceramics & Works of Art This section covers everything Ming and pre Ming. Here you will also find many Wanli (1573-1619) pieces of porcelain. celadons and miscellaneous works of art. There are a number of Chinese Wanli Kraak dishes and Wucai pieces to be found on the pages in this section.



Chinese Famille-Verte Porcelain
Chinese Famille-Verte Porcelain The Chinese Kangxi famille-verte porcelain in this section holds a variety of shapes and designs. In the last couple of years the prices of Kangxi famille-verte, Kangxi blue and white has esculated to new levels. We nevertheless continue to offer very good value. In our opinion Kangxi famille-verte is still very cheap compared to many other ceramics both Chinese and European
Chinese Kangxi Blue and White
Chinese Kangxi Blue and White The most sophisticated blue and white wares were produced during the Kangxi period (1662-1722). The drawing can be very detailed and fluid, some of the original designs very imaginative and the underglaze blue can be a brilliant sapphire colour. A great many of the designs on Qing porcelain were inspired by novels such as 'The Three Kingdoms'. from the Ming period.

Notes continued below page list for Kangxi blue & white:

Chinese Imperial, Blanc de Chine & Monochromes
Chinese Imperial, Blanc de Chine & Monochromes This section contains both Chinese Imperial porcelain and monochromes and also blanc-de-chine.
Chinese Imari
Chinese Imari This section contains a number of interesting Chinese Imari pieces from the Kangxi, Yongzheng and Qianlong periods.
Chinese Porcelain with Armorials and European Designs
Chinese Porcelain with Armorials and European Designs This section contains Chinese armorial porcelain and Chinese porcelain with European decoration.


The best reference books on English armorials on Chinese porcelain are 'Chinese Armorial Porcelain' by David Sanctuary Howard, published by Faber and Faber, 1974 and Chinese Armorial Porcelain, Volume II, published by Heirloom & Howard, 2003. Some of our stock items were listed in each of these volumes
Chinese Famille-Rose Porcelain
Chinese Famille-Rose Porcelain This section includes Chinese famille-rose from both the Qianlong and Yongzheng periods
The icon shows an important pair of Qianlong (1736-1795) Famille-rose hawks

Chinese Famille-Rose Tea Wares
Chinese Famille-Rose Tea Wares This section contains a large quantity of Chinese famille-rose tea wares, which for the most part compared with early European ceramics are still incredably cheap and very decorative. We can supply special teabow and saucer stands enabling very decorative displays to be made for a comparatively small sum of money. Like most Chinese famille-rose wares the best pieces were made during the the first half of the 18th century.
Chinese Blue & White Qing Porcelain
Chinese Blue & White Qing Porcelain This section comprises mainly of pieces from the Qianlong period (1736-1795). At this time vast quantities of Chinese porcelain were being exported to Europe. The Chinese port of Nanking gives its name to many of the later blue and white pieces. A popular theme for these pieces was known as the 'Willow Pattern' which shows lakeside landscapes with pagodas, houses and trees. This design was widely used on English pottery and porcelain in the first half of the 19th century.
Chinese Qing Blue and White Tea Wares
Chinese Qing Blue and White Tea Wares Chinese late 17th and 18th century teabowls and saucers were copied by nearly every European factory. Curiously enough the copies are often many times the price of the originals. It is still possible to buy a very fine Kangxi blue and white teabowl and saucer for a little as £200 to £300. It is currently a very good area to collect at modest prices. In our opinion prices for such items will go up considerably in the next few years.
Chinese Qing Works of Art
Chinese Qing Works of Art These pages contain a great variety of items including cloisonne, lacquer, paintings etc.

We recommend the following books:
-Gugong Museum, Gugong Bowuyuan Cangpin Daxi: Falangqi Bian 2: Qing Qiasi Falang (Compendium of Collections in the Palace Museum 2: Enamels: Cloisonne in the Qing Dyansty (1644-1911) Part 2) (Beijing, 2011)
There are five volumes in total- the latter four volumes look at the highly-important collection of Chinese cloisonné in the Gugong Museum in Beijing, with each book containing 300 examples.
-Li, He, Chinese Ceramics (London, 1996)

Chinese Snuff Bottles
Chinese Snuff Bottles This section contains various snuff bottles, mainly of Chinese origin. The icon shows a Chinese hair crystal snuff bottle, 19th century.
Chinese Drawings
Chinese Drawings This section contains Chinese drawings, the majority on pith paper.
Japanese Porcelain
Japanese Porcelain apanese imari flask, circa 1700, with iron red edges and cartouches containing two men under pine tree alternating with panels of flowers; height: 8 1/16in. 20.5cm.
Japanese Works of Art
Japanese Works of Art This section contains Japanese Works of Art. The icon shows a Japanese ivory shibayama elephant, Meiji (1868-1912), standing four-square on an ivory base, with its trunk lowered, inlaid with mother of pearl, semi-precious stones, metal and possibly tortoiseshell, with elaborately decorated howdah surmounted by a saddle in the form of a large lotus flower
Islamic and Indian Art
Islamic and Indian Art This section contains anything Islamic. Kashan, Safavid, Mughal etc etc; there are many interesting examples
European Works of Art and Furniture
European Works of Art and Furniture This icon shows a German ivory shell-shaped snuff box, circa 1700.
European Porcelain & Glass
European Porcelain & Glass This section contains a wide selection of European porcelain and glass, including Meissen, Worcester,English glass,Dutch glass
European Pottery
European Pottery This section includes early Medieval English Pottery, and European and English pottery from 16th to 18th century including Italian maiolica, Hispano-moresque, French faience, German saltglaze and German faience, creamware. The best pottery was produced in Itlay and the Near East between 1450 and 1540.


Dutch Delft
Dutch Delft It is worth noting that kilns of a new design were introduced into the Netherlands in the middle of the 18th century. These kilns did away with a lot of the kiln faults and also enabled coal to be used instead of wood. Nearly all the delft from about 1750 onwards has a fairly even glaze.
Tiles
Tiles This section contains primarily Dutch delft tiles but also one or two English and Chinese tiles. Most of these tiles date from the 17th and 18th centuries.

Delft tiles were first made in England by two immigrant Dutch potters called Jacob Janson and Jasper Andries who settled in Norwich 1567, and shortly afterwards moved to Aldegate in London
Antique Jewellery
Antique Jewellery Click on the icon of the antique diamond star shape brooch circa 1820, to see a selection of antique jewellery, including brooches and necklaces. For earrings see the section below
Books
Books Click on the icon of Malik, Adam; Hsu, C. M.; Adhyatman, Sumarah, Koleksi Lukisan Cina Adam Malik/ Chinese Paintings from the Adam Malik Collection,
Sold
Sold Click on the icon of the Wanli teapot to see all SOLD items, including Chinese blue & white, famille verte and famille rose porcelain.
Arts and Crafts
Arts and Crafts

Over 1000 antique Ceramics Over 200 Years Old

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