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  • Thumbnail for Bronze mirror - back view
    Bronze mirror - back view

    The mirror is cast with typical grape vine and lion decoration on the reverse, a subject frequently seen in Tang mirrors; the reflecting surface is now degraded. 4 inches in width.

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    Chinese Stoneware Dish (top)

    7 1/2" w. Small dish, shallow, gently curving upward from the flat, footless bottom with traces of three large spur mounds, carved design of overlapping lotus petals with pod rings in the center, olive green crazed and glassy glaze with dark poolings in the recesses and near the base, grey body.

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    Chinese Stoneware Cups

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

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    Chinese Yueyao Stoneware Offering Set - top view

    Tray - 8 1/2" w. Cups 1 7/8" h x 3 1/2" w. Five campanulate cups with slightly thickened rims and straight sided footrings fastened in a circle to the inside of a flaring short rim of a round tray with convex bottom containing a double beaded ring, concave base of the tray unglazed, pale yellowish brown glassy glaze, finely crazed, ending at the bottom in large droplets and pooling to a heavy bead.

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    Seated Musician/Singer

    Seated figure of singer with hands clapping; covered in yellow glaze except for knees which are covered in turquoise paint; old label on bottom from MIA and VA & T. 6 7/8 x 4 3/4 x 4 1/2".

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    Great Wild Goose Pagoda

    Photograph of the Great Wild Goose Pagoda in Xi'an, China.

  • Thumbnail for Chinese Stoneware Cup and Stand (detail)
    Chinese Stoneware Cup and Stand (detail)

    Cup - 2 1/8" h x 4" w. Stand - 1 1/4" h x 5 3/4" w. Petal - carved, campanulate cup, green-glazed, crazed and pooling thickly in recesses and running down on a solid, slightly splayed base in thicl pools, flat base with traces of spurs, double groove below the rim on the exterior. Design of overlapping petals repeated on the inside of the stand, encircling the cup ring, concave base, buff colored body.

  • 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.

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    Small free-standing Makara

    Makara is a mythical water creature with elephant tusk. Gilt bronze. Length: 1.5; height: 2"

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    Cup by Anonymous

    A white proto-porcelain bowl with a clear glaze, slightly tinted with green where the glaze pools in the bottom of the bowl.

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    Small Jar by Anonymous

    This small earthenware jar is delicately glazed with a well-controlled three-color (sancai) glaze.

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    Mile Fo (Budai)

    Stone Maitreya: The "kindly, laughing monk Budai who wanders the earth with his begging sack and prayer beads in order to offer help to the faithful. He tends to be found in the foyer of every temple, and he brings harmony, love, joy and well-being to the believers."

  • Thumbnail for Chinese Stoneware Cup and Stand (separated tops)
    Chinese Stoneware Cup and Stand (separated tops)

    Cup - 2 1/8" h x 4" w. Stand - 1 1/4""h x 5 3/4" w. Petal - carved, campanulate cup, green-glazed, crazed and pooling thickly in recesses and running down on a solid, slightly splayed base in thicl pools, flat base with traces of spurs, double groove below the rim on the exterior. Design of overlapping petals repeated on the inside of the stand, encircling the cup ring, concave base, buff colored body.

  • Thumbnail for Chinese Xingyao Porcelain Bowl (side)
    Chinese Xingyao Porcelain Bowl (side)

    3 3/8" h x 6 1/4" at widest point. Unusual form of "Samarra" type. Ovate and faceted octagonally with beaded strips strung vertically between the panels, a grooved ring on the flat base forming a wide foot ring, horizontal fluted interior with impressed floral spray at the bottom, one slightly raised semi-circle at the exterior only with 'tear' stains running toward the base.

  • Thumbnail for Stoneware Cup  - top view
    Stoneware Cup - top 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 Stoneware Cup - top view
    Stoneware Cup - top 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.

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    Female Dancer

    Standing figure made of low-fired white ceramic material; unglazed; painted polychrome decoration. 12†high.

  • Thumbnail for Ceramic tomb figure of woman on horseback
    Ceramic tomb figure of woman on horseback

    This tomb figure, probably dating from the early Tang dynasty (7th century), is evidence of a time in China when women were granted great personal freedoms, including riding on horseback. This contrasts with restrictions placed on women in later periods when they were, in theory, to be confined to the house, a constraint furthered by the practice of binding the feet of Chinese women.

  • Thumbnail for Chinese Stoneware Cup and Stand (top view)
    Chinese Stoneware Cup and Stand (top view)

    Cup - 2 1/8" h x 4" w. Stand - 1 1/4" h x 5 3/4" w. Petal - carved, campanulate cup, green-glazed, crazed and pooling thickly in recesses and running down on a solid, slightly splayed base in thicl pools, flat base with traces of spurs, double groove below the rim on the exterior. Design of overlapping petals repeated on the inside of the stand, encircling the cup ring, concave base, buff colored body.

  • Thumbnail for Chinese Stoneware Cup and Stand (profile view)
    Chinese Stoneware Cup and Stand (profile view)

    Cup - 2 1/8" h x 4" w. Stand - 1 1/4" h x 5 3/4" w. Petal - carved, campanulate cup, green-glazed, crazed and pooling thickly in recesses and running down on a solid, slightly splayed base in thicl pools, flat base with traces of spurs, double groove below the rim on the exterior. Design of overlapping petals repeated on the inside of the stand, encircling the cup ring, concave base, buff colored body.

  • Thumbnail for Chinese Xingyao Porcelain Bowl (top)
    Chinese Xingyao Porcelain Bowl (top)

    3 3/8" h x 6 1/4" at widest point. Unusual form of "Samarra" type. Ovate and faceted octagonally with beaded strips strung vertically between the panels, a grooved ring on the flat base forming a wide foot ring, horizontal fluted interior with impressed floral spray at the bottom, one slightly raised semi-circle at the exterior only with 'tear' stains running toward the base.

  • Thumbnail for Chinese Stoneware Jar-Small
    Chinese Stoneware Jar-Small

    3 1/2" h. Similar to "Chinese Stoneware Jar -Large" - less the lobes, less the solid foot. Footless concave bottom.

  • 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 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.