Ancient Chinese And Indo-Chinese Antiquities for Sale

Chinese civilization originated in various city-states along the Yellow River valley in the Neolithic era. The written history of China begins with the Shang Dynasty (ca. 1750BC - ca. 1045 BC). The origins of Chinese culture, literature and philosophy, developed during the Zhou Dynasty (1045BC to 256 BC). It was the longest lasting dynasty and spans the period in which the written script evolved from ancient oracle script to the beginnings of modern Chinese writing. The feudal Zhou Dynasty eventually broke apart into individual city states. In 221 BC, Qin Shi Huang united the various warring kingdoms and created the first Chinese empire. Successive dynasties in Chinese history developed bureaucratic systems that enabled the Emperor of China to directly control the vast territories.



Chinese 'Hoi An' Ceramic Shipwreck Lidded Pots Group 025439

Chinese 'Hoi An' Ceramic Shipwreck Lidded Pots Group
Ceramic, 395 grams, 7 cm each. 15th century AD. A group of ceramic creamware vessels comprising three small lidded pots, each with a blue painted landscape scene to the lid; labels to the undersides. Fine condition, one with repaired lid. Provenance: ex From the Hoi An shipwreck, with labels, the Hoi An shipwreck was found by fishermen in the early 1990s. The ship was carrying a large quantity of Vietnamese ceramics from the mid- to late-15th century.
£160.00

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Chinese 'Hoi An' Ceramic Shipwreck Lidded Pots Group 025439
Chinese Ming 'Green-Glazed' Ceramic Vessel 025432

Chinese Ming 'Green-Glazed' Ceramic Vessel
Ceramic, 630 grams, 17.5 cm. Ming dynasty, circa 1368-1644 AD. A green-glazed large globular ceramic vessel, with conical base, carinated shoulder and rolled rim. Fine condition. Provenance: private collection, Cambridgeshire, UK; acquired prior to 2000.
£50.00

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Chinese Ming 'Green-Glazed' Ceramic Vessel 025432
Chinese Ming 'Green-Glazed' Ceramic Vase 025433

Chinese Ming 'Green-Glazed' Ceramic Vase
Ceramic, 100 grams, 8.3 cm. Ming dynasty, 1368-1644 AD. A green-glazed small piriform ceramic vessel, with thickened rim. Fine condition. Provenance: private collection, Cambridgeshire, UK; acquired prior to 2000.
£60.00

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Chinese Ming 'Green-Glazed' Ceramic Vase 025433
Chinese Wei 'Bulbous' Two-Handled Vessel 028130

Chinese Wei 'Bulbous' Two-Handled Vessel
Ceramic, 208 grams, 11.5 cm. Northern Wei Dynasty, 386-534 AD. A creamware ceramic jar with a bulbous body, funicular neck and two strap handles. Fine condition. Provenance: ex private collection, Cambridgeshire, UK; acquired prior to 2000.
£145.00

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Chinese Wei 'Bulbous' Two-Handled Vessel 028130
Chinese Wei 'Bulbous' Two-Handled Vessel 028129

Chinese Wei 'Bulbous' Two-Handled Vessel
Ceramic, 217 grams, 11.5 cm. Northern Wei Dynasty, 386-534 AD. A creamware ceramic jar with a bulbous body, funicular neck and two strap handles. Fine condition. Provenance: ex private collection, Cambridgeshire, UK; acquired prior to 2000.
£145.00

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Chinese Wei 'Bulbous' Two-Handled Vessel 028129
Chinese 'Creamware' Glazed Pot Group 028107

Chinese 'Creamware' Glazed Pot Group
Glazed ceramic, 1.1 kg, 10.5-14 cm. 18th-19th century AD. A mixed group of ceramic creamware vessels of various dates comprising: one bulbous with olive glaze, basal ring and raised rim; one bulbous with brown glaze, basal ring and ribbed tubular neck; one ochre-glazed piriform with flared base, tubular neck and rolled rim. Fine condition. Provenance: ex Steinberg collection, acquired 1940s-1990s.
£150.00

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Chinese 'Creamware' Glazed Pot Group 028107
Chinese Neolithic 'Faux Leather' Pottery Jar 027368

Chinese Neolithic 'Faux Leather' Pottery Jar
Ceramic, 619 grams, 18 cm. 3rd millennium BC. A tall jar with slender profile and everted rim, faux leather texture to the surface. Fair condition, cracked. Provenance: ex J. Cheung collection.
£90.00

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Chinese Neolithic 'Faux Leather' Pottery Jar 027368
Chinese 'Barbed and Tanged' Bone Arrowhead 025442

Chinese 'Barbed and Tanged' Bone Arrowhead
Bone, 4.35 grams, 90.36 mm. Liao dynasty, 907-1125 AD. A carved bone barbed and tanged arrowhead section from the Quinghai Province. Fair condition, repaired. Provenance: Heard collection; acquired Hong Kong, 1999.
£45.00

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Chinese 'Barbed and Tanged' Bone Arrowhead 025442
Cambodian 'Green-Glazed' Ceramic Pot and Footed Dish 028105

Cambodian 'Green-Glazed' Ceramic Pot and Footed Dish
Ceramic, 852 grams, 19 cm. 19th century AD. A ceramic green-glazed jar, bulbous with basal ring and everted rim; the dish domed with central stem and discoid base. Fine condition. Provenance: ex Steinberg collection, acquired 1940s-1990s.
£120.00

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Cambodian 'Green-Glazed' Ceramic Pot and Footed Dish 028105


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