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    Carrak Bottle

    Blue and white kendi. Beginning in the 14th C., the kendi also was made for export. Kendi was a drinking vessel with a long neck for filling and a short spout for drinking. The shape originated in Persia; kendi is a Persian word.

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    Plate - Blue and White Kraak ware

    Kraak ware, the center decorated with unusual scene of two deer (one spotted) at the water's edge, in a landscape of rocks, flowers, trees. Cracked with raised, unglazed "bumps" in center.

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    Bronze Incised Belt Hook - top view

    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 Chinese Jizhou Tomb Vases (pair)
    Chinese Jizhou Tomb Vases (pair)

    Pair - 5 1/2" h. Baluster - 6 1/8" h. A pair of pyriform vases on a high splayed foot, molded with a raised floral scroll above a raised band which is over a band overlapping lotus leaves, an incised thin band on the wide neck terminating in a flat ringed mouth. The dirty light brown and crazed glaze on the exterior falls to halfway down the foot where the grey sugary body is brown from firing. A third vase is of baluster form with moled leaves on the shoulder below the bulbous portion and on the foot, two applied tubular handles above an incised ring on the neck. The dirty light brown glaze is halfway down the foot.

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    Chinese Gu Yue Xuan Vase (view 2)

    4 7/8" h. Slender ovate form, cylindrical foot ring, tapered shoulder and trumpet horn neck and mouth, raised enamel décor from top to bottom, on the neck a band of ruyi heads followed by a band of pendant jewels, on the shoulder band of upright overlapping stiff leaves, a narrow double reciprocating linear band, a wider Greek key band followed by a narrow pendant spear head band, the body with a hawk standing on a rock formation with lotus leaves below and a large setting sun to the left, above the sun is a short poem in black enamel with three red seals, on the foot ring is a band of ruyi heads followed by a band of floral meander alternating with Greek key, the bands in blue enamel, the scene in polychrome enamel, egg shell thin porcelain, red enamel four character mark "made for the hall of cultivation of virtue" - a palace mark in a double line square with rounded corners.

  • Thumbnail for Chinese Carved Gourd with Literary Scenes (1 view 2)
    Chinese Carved Gourd with Literary Scenes (1 view 2)

    1 1/2" h x 1 3/4" l (including base). Side view of finely carved gourd showing scenes from literature and opera.

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    Funerary Vases (detail 2)

    Detail of neck of funerary vessel. 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 Chinese Junyao Bowl - top view
    Chinese Junyao Bowl - top view

    6 3/4" w. Campunulate form with slightly inverted rim, carved with two tiers of overlapping petals just above the foot on the exterior and freely carved floral scrolls in the interior of the bowl, the unglazed base has a shallow narrow foot ring, a blue glaze on the exterior and interior terminating to a mushroom color on the rim, an incised quarter moon on the base. Song Dynasty or later.

  • Thumbnail for Blue Glass Vase with Box (in box)
    Blue Glass Vase with Box (in box)

    View of small blown glass bottle as presented to Robert Thorp in a small box with stand. The vase is clear, yet mottled with various colors ranging from light blue to brown intermixed with bits of mica to create a sparkling effect.

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    Blue Glass Vase with Box ( vase only from above)

    Top view of small blown glass bottle, mottled with various colors ranging from light blue to brown intermixed with bits of mica to create a sparkling effect.

  • Thumbnail for Blue Glass Vase with Box (out of box)
    Blue Glass Vase with Box (out of box)

    View of small blown glass bottle, mottled with various colors ranging from light blue to brown intermixed with bits of mica to create a sparkling effect.

  • Thumbnail for Chinese Ladies - set of two
    Chinese Ladies - set of two

    Pair of painted earthenware figures of women, boasting long sleeves and slender shape and an extended bouffant hairstyle. Funerary figurines.

  • Thumbnail for Chinese Earthenware Tomb Vase
    Chinese Earthenware Tomb Vase

    7 1/2" h. Bottle-form vase with pyriform body raised on a high splayed foot, the neck spreading outward near the top of culminating to an inverted scalloped collar which is surmounted by an inward tapered lip, two degenereated animal head handles are applied to the neck, molded with lobed bulbous portion above which is a band of vertical reeding with looped pendants, then a Greek key band followed finally by reeding continuing up to the collar, minutely crazed greenish-beige glaze carelessly applied.

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

    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 Carved Nuts with Literary Scenes - top view
    Carved Nuts with Literary Scenes - top view

    1 1/2""h x 1 3/4""l (including base). Finely carved sampan with moveable windows and doors set on a peach stone stand carved with raised flowers on an inverted chevron ground.

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    Carved Bone Figure of Buddhist Guardian (front)

    Guardian figure shown from the front, highlighting his military uniform and the sway of his stance. Made of bone, approximately 6 inches in height. Back view.Guardian figure shown from the rear, highlighting his military uniform and the sway of his stance. Made of bone, approximately 6 inches in height.

  • Thumbnail for Chinese Carved Gourd with Literary Scenes (2 view 2)
    Chinese Carved Gourd with Literary Scenes (2 view 2)

    1 1/2"h x 1 3/4"l (including base). Side view of finely carved gourd showing scenes from literature and opera.

  • Thumbnail for Chinese Yingqing Incised Porcelain Bowl
    Chinese Yingqing Incised Porcelain Bowl

    6" w. Conical form with incised design of scrolled waves with combed effect, small unglazed base with shallow foot ring burnt red, rayed design just above the foot ring, grayish blue glaze

  • Thumbnail for Jade Disc with Crane Motif
    Jade Disc with Crane Motif

    2" w. Disc-form pendant reticulated carving of cranes amid pine trees, greyish-green stone.

  • 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 Carved Bamboo Box (top)
    Carved Bamboo Box (top)

    Closed bamboo box with landscape scene on lid.

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    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 Chinese Carved Nuts with Literary Scenes (1 view 3)
    Chinese Carved Nuts with Literary Scenes (1 view 3)

    1 1/2" h x 1 3/4" l (including base). Side view of finely carved gourd showing scenes from literature and opera.