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    Chinese Stone Relief Carving (front)

    Remnant of larger stone grouping showing four figures, two seated with two exterior figures presented hands folded in a devotional manner. Most likely part of an original funerary construct.

  • Thumbnail for Chinese Tomb Candle Holders - view 2
    Chinese Tomb Candle Holders - view 2

    7" h. Paneled hu-formed stem with two degenerated animal head handles, molded in relief with floral sprays divided by bow-form raised and molded vertical lines raised on a high tapered base molded in relief with a frieze of stylized lotus petals, supported by five simple feet, surmounted by a hexagonal drip pan, on top there is an inverted scalloped tip collar surmounted by a tapered lip, minutely crazed greenish-beige glaze carelessly applied

  • Thumbnail for Bronze Incised Belt Hook with missing gemstone - side view
    Bronze Incised Belt Hook with missing gemstone - side view

    Detail of scrolling pattern on inlaid bronze belt hook. Spot for possible missing gemstone can be seen at center.

  • Thumbnail for Funerary Vases (view 1) vase 1
    Funerary Vases (view 1) vase 1

    One of two funerary vases. This unusual green glaze jar belongs to a particular type of funerary vessel made during the Three Kingdoms and Western Jin dynasties. Called a hunping (spirit jar), it has a long tapered body topped by a configuration of architectural elements and animals. In this example, figures circle the jar as other creatures swarm up the neck of the container.

  • Thumbnail for Bronze Inscribed Mirror (detail)
    Bronze Inscribed Mirror (detail)

    3" w. The recessed field is centered by a plain pierced knob surrounded by a circle of seal characters alternating with hairspring-like loops and X's in diamonds flanked by rope twist borders over which is an inscribed plate with the inscription "Zhang-zhia zao" ("Made by the Zhang family").

  • Thumbnail for Stoneware Dish (back)
    Stoneware Dish (back)

    Back view of one of a set of small offering plates. The front side features an incised lotus in which the green glaze sits to highlight the design. A light crackle effect can be seen on all of the set pieces; the underside is useful for showing how the glaze flows over the body of the plate, clinging but not entirely covering it.

  • Thumbnail for Stoneware Cup - bottom view
    Stoneware Cup - bottom view

    2" average height. One of set of 3 cups, campanualate with slightly thickened rims and solid straight sided foot-rings, yellowish glassy and finely crazed glaze, grey body.

  • Thumbnail for Chinese Jianyao Teabowl (bottom)
    Chinese Jianyao Teabowl (bottom)

    2 " h x 4 1/4" w. The conical bowl on a narrow shallow foot ring is covered with a chocolate glaze on the exterior and interior of the reddish brown stoneware except for the base and just above the foot ring.

  • Thumbnail for Chinese Tomb Candle Holders - view 3
    Chinese Tomb Candle Holders - view 3

    7" h. Paneled hu-formed stem with two degenerated animal head handles, molded in relief with floral sprays divided by bow-form raised and molded vertical lines raised on a high tapered base molded in relief with a frieze of stylized lotus petals, supported by five simple feet, surmounted by a hexagonal drip pan, on top there is an inverted scalloped tip collar surmounted by a tapered lip, minutely crazed greenish-beige glaze carelessly applied

  • Thumbnail for Stoneware Cup - profile view
    Stoneware Cup - profile view

    2" average height. One of set of 3 cups, campanualate with slightly thickened rims and solid straight sided foot-rings, yellowish glassy and finely crazed glaze, grey body.

  • Thumbnail for Stoneware Cup - profile view
    Stoneware Cup - profile view

    2" average height. One of 3 cups, campanualate with slightly thickened rims and solid straight sided foot-rings, yellowish glassy and finely crazed glaze, grey body.

  • Thumbnail for Chinese Tomb Candle Holders - view 1
    Chinese Tomb Candle Holders - view 1

    7" h. Paneled hu-formed stem with two degenerated animal head handles, molded in relief with floral sprays divided by bow-form raised and molded vertical lines raised on a high tapered base molded in relief with a frieze of stylized lotus petals, supported by five simple feet, surmounted by a hexagonal drip pan, on top there is an inverted scalloped tip collar surmounted by a tapered lip, minutely crazed greenish-beige glaze carelessly applied

  • Thumbnail for Funerary Vases (view 2) vase 2
    Funerary Vases (view 2) vase 2

    This unusual green glaze jar belongs to a particular type of funerary vessel made during the Three Kingdoms and Western Jin dynasties. Called a hunping (spirit jar), it has a long tapered body topped by a configuration of architectural elements and animals. In this example, figures circle the jar as other creatures swarm up the neck of the container.

  • Thumbnail for Bronze Inscribed Mirror
    Bronze Inscribed Mirror

    3" w. The recessed field is centered by a plain pierced knob surrounded by a circle of seal characters alternating with hairspring-like loops and X's in diamonds flanked by rope twist borders over which is an inscribed plate with the inscription "Zhang-zhia zao" ("made by the Zhang family"). The corroded side shown here was once highly polished for viewing one's reflection.

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    Bronze Inscribed Mirror

    3 1/2". Recessed field cast in linear relief with highly stylized bird motifs alternating with leaves and nipple bosses, surrounded within a double circle of zigzag borders a raised beveled rim, all around the central pierced knob. Image shows heavily corroded mirror side, formerly highly polished for seeing one's reflection.

  • Thumbnail for Bronze Inscribed Mirror (detail)
    Bronze Inscribed Mirror (detail)

    3 1/2" w. Recessed field cast in linear relief with highly stylized bird motifs alternating with leaves and nipple bosses, surrounded within a double circle of zigzag borders a raised beveled rim, all around the central pierced knob.

  • Thumbnail for Stoneware Cup - profile view
    Stoneware Cup - profile view

    2" average height. One of set of 3 cups, campanualate with slightly thickened rims and solid straight sided foot-rings, yellowish glassy and finely crazed glaze, grey body.

  • Thumbnail for Chinese Stone Relief Carving (center detail)
    Chinese Stone Relief Carving (center detail)

    Detail of two central figures on relief remnant. Both seated, the one on the right being male based on the attire worn. The male figure gestures with his right hand toward the female figure, the meaning of which is not clear.

  • Thumbnail for Chinese "Hare's Fur" teabowl (bottom)
    Chinese "Hare's Fur" teabowl (bottom)

    2 1/2"" h x 4 1/4""w. Bottom view of hare's fur teabowl.

  • Thumbnail for Bronze Incised Belt Hook -back view
    Bronze Incised Belt Hook -back view

    2"w. Back side of bronze belt hook. Cast with projecting brows, scrolled horns and large scrolled ears, loop handle below a protruding nose which is flanked by hooked fangs, incised with fur markings, traces of gilding present. Dated to Late Eastern Zhou/ Early Han Dynasty.

  • Thumbnail for Bronze Incised Belt Hook - side view 2
    Bronze Incised Belt Hook - side view 2

    2"w. Cast with projecting brows, scrolled horns and large scrolled ears, loop handle below a protruding nose which is flanked by hooked fangs, incised with fur markings, traces of gilding present. Dated to Late Eastern Zhou/ Early Han Dynasty.

  • Thumbnail for Bronze Incised Belt Hook with missing gemstone
    Bronze Incised Belt Hook with missing gemstone

    Detail of scrolling pattern on inlaid bronze belt hook. Spot for possible missing gemstone can be seen at center.

  • Thumbnail for Yueyao Stoneware Cup (bottom)
    Yueyao Stoneware Cup (bottom)

    2"h x 4"w. Bottom view of small bowl with crackled light green glaze.

  • Thumbnail for Funerary Vases (view 2) vase 1
    Funerary Vases (view 2) vase 1

    One of two funerary vases. This unusual green glaze jar belongs to a particular type of funerary vessel made during the Three Kingdoms and Western Jin dynasties. Called a hunping (spirit jar), it has a long tapered body topped by a configuration of architectural elements and animals. In this example, figures circle the jar as other creatures swarm up the neck of the container.

  • Thumbnail for Bronze Inscribed Mirror
    Bronze Inscribed Mirror

    3 1/2" w. Recessed field cast in linear relief with highly stylized bird motifs alternating with leaves and nipple bosses, surrounded within a double circle of zigzag borders a raised beveled rim, all around the central pierced knob.