We’ve updated our website and added some great new resources for dealers, collectors and anyone else interested in Asian art. These include:
Chinese marks identification page with a simple guide on how to read and identify reign marks on antique Chinese porcelain,
Terminology of Asian art page with a glossary of frequently used terms and their meaning, and
Japanese marks identification database that has been greatly expanded and now also includes links to examples of ceramics for each mark.
Asian Art Curator page has also been streamlined and now includes special group searches for misspelled eBay listings, as well as direct access to all the resources mentioned above.
We’ve added many new interesting objects to our eBay shop this month.
See the list below for current auctions and new Buy It Now items.
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Fantastic large Chinese covered cloisonné bowl decorated with auspicious symbols including eight Buddhist precious objects (Ashtamangala), Shou characters and bats on a blue ground with clouds. Interior of both bowl and cover fully enamelled with central floral design surrounded by foliate scrolls. Round openwork carved jade plaque at the top of the lid featuring Fenghuang (phoenix) bird.
Diameter: 29 cm
eBay auction closing 3 July 2022
Fine Antique Japanese Silver Wire Cloisonne Jardiniere Planter. Meiji Period
Fine antique Japanese blue-ground silver wire cloisonne jardiniere / plant pot depicting various flowers and a flying bird. Very nicely done with beautiful details and colours all around.
Diameter: 17 cm
Height: 12.5 cm
Fine early 20th century Chinese black monochrome cloisonné brush washer with beautiful even fish-scale pattern all over with ruyi-head border along the outside of the rim and geometric central medallion with floral design on the inside. Inside of the foot enamelled blue with cloud pattern and apocryphal four-character Ming mark inside red square.
Diameter: 19.5 cm
Antique Chinese Swatow Zhangzhou Ware Blue and White Porcelain Dish Ming Dynasty
Charming late Ming Dynasty 17th century Swatow (Zhangzhou) ware blue and white plate. Large central medallion depicting three birds flying among clouds and framed by a typical fish scale pattern border with four smaller floral medallions.
Diameter: 17 cm
Antique Chinese 18th Century Kraak Shipwreck Porcelain Saucer Dish
Antique Chinese blue and white Kraak porcelain saucer dish. Without any label but wear to the glaze and remnants of sea creatures on the reverse indicate that this came from a shipwreck – same type of saucer was found in Ca Mau shipwreck dated c. 1725, Yongzheng period but it’s not clear whether this example belong to that particular shipwreck.
Diameter: 16 cm
Antique Chinese 18th Century Export Porcelain Saucer With Landscape Painting
Fine 18th century Chinese export blue and white porcelain saucer with nicely painted river or lake landscape with two figures in boats between islands with trees and small huts. Framed by a typical diaper border along the rim. Really beautiful example!
Diameter: 12.5 cm
Fine Tibetan personal seal with silver repoussé decoration featuring coiling dragon and stylised lotus flowers. Same lotus symbol is repeated on the iron base with remnants of pigment still visible in the grooves.
Height: 7 cm
Fine Antique Japanese Satsuma Pottery Dish Marked Kinzan 錦山 Meiji Period
Fine Japanese Satsuma pottery dish decorated with beautifully hand-painted figural temple scene framed by a gilt geometric border. Marked Kinzan 錦山 to the base.
Diameter: 19 cm
Fine Antique Japanese Satsuma Pottery Bowl Marked Choshuzan 長州山 Meiji Period
Fine Japanese Satsuma pottery bowl decorated with beautifully hand-painted figural scene on the inside and stunning floral decoration on the outside. Marked Choshuzan 長州山 to the base.
Diameter: 12.5 cm
Antique Chinese Porcelain Snuff Bottle Black Grisaille Figural Scene. Seal Mark
Rare Chinese porcelain snuff bottle painted en grisaille on iridescent black-enamel ground with a continuous scene of Han Yu riding on the horseback crossing a bridge, with his attendant following behind and holding a prunus branch. Base inscribed with four-character seal mark – possibly apocryphal Ming mark.
Height: 8.5 cm
Diameter: 3 cm