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Chinese 1600’s Qing Kangxi Hawthorne Plum Prunus Blue White Porcelain Vase Chinese 1600’s Qing Kangxi Hawthorne Plum Prunus Blue White Porcelain Vase Chinese 1600’s Qing Kangxi Hawthorne Plum Prunus Blue White Porcelain Vase

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Chinese 1600’s Qing Kangxi Hawthorne Plum Prunus Blue White Porcelain Vase

June 20, 2014 by Estate Auctions Inc.

Chinese 1600’s Qing Kangxi Hawthorne Plum Prunus Blue White Porcelain Vase yqz
18 in Tall Ex Museum Collection Bergen Auction Ending (Jun 30, 2014 18:32:01 PDT) http://yqz.me/Vase_Chinese_1600

China, late 1600’s early 1700’s. Qing Kangxi Hawthorne Plum Prunus Blue White Porcelain Vase Ex Museum Coll. Bergen. Of baluster form with a very

Chinese 1600's Qing Kangxi Hawthorne Plum Prunus Blue White Porcelain Vase

Chinese 1600’s Qing Kangxi Hawthorne Plum Prunus Blue White Porcelain Vase

high rounded shoulder and straight tapering body to a hidden footring, the mouth relatively wide and with a flaring rim. The body covered with a cracked ice pattern reserving prunus branches and blossoms. Base marked with a double blue ring. Kangxi period, 1662 – 1722. Ex Collection Munthe and formerly in the Vestlandske Kunstindustrimuseum (West Norway Museum of Applied Art), Bergen, Norway. The collection of the General Johan Wilhelm Normann Munthe (1864 – 1935) and by descent through the family, sold previously in the 26OCT01 sale of the Munthe Collection . found in a museum publication – “The largest collection of Chinese art in Norway numbers some 2,500 items in the fields of sculpture, painting, bronzes, jades, ceramics and textiles …. magnificent collection is the work of General Johan Wilhelm Normann Munthe who spent most of his life in China from 1886 – 1935. His career was both adventurous and impressive starting in the International Maritime Customs Service at the age of 22 and culminating in his position as a Chinese general and trusted advisory to Yuan Shikai, the first president of the New Republic of China {self proclaimed Emperor Hongxian}. Shabby Chic Condition with Damage to the neck may require more professional restoration. Clean breaks (see photos). It measures approx. 17 1/2″ tall.

For those not familiar with Anthony Lee here is his bio: Anthony M. Lee is an institutional, market and collection consultant specializing in the arts of China, Japan, Korea, Himalayan Kingdoms, South and Southeast Asia. Starting as a salesperson at age 14 in Chinese antiques in a family business, he went on to university studies in Asian arts, as well as receiving his licenses in tea ceremony, with further studies of ceramics and religious art over eight years in Japan. For several years he was an associate dealer with Sotheby’s online site and consultant with various auction houses and museums. Anthony has acted as consultant to over 20 museums, government agencies and trusts including the largest museums in Canada and the US, as well as major collectors, dealers, insurance and transportation companies worldwide.

He is considered by many to be one of the foremost experts in the world in Asian Art & Artifacts.

Anthony Lee started a website ages ago called Asianart. It is a place to post photos of your items and have experts identify them for you. (You can still post things there and folks will help you.) He no longer moderates it and identifies things for us as here on eBay as an old friend.

Stunning! China 1800’s Qing Chinese Export Painted Fan

May 26, 2014 by Estate Auctions Inc.

China 1800’s Qing Chinese Export Peacock Feather & Sandalwood Painted Fan NR yqz
Brisee Framed Dignitaries in a Court Scene Auction Ending (Jun 02, 2014 19:28:01 PDT) http://yqz.me/Chinese-Fan

Description composed by world renowned Asian expert & appraiser, Mr. Anthony Lee. His bio is below.

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China, mid 1800’s. Qing Chinese Export Peacock Feather & Sandalwood Painted fan Brisee Framed. The ribs of carved and pierced sandalwood with deeply carved relief of florals on the end ribs, the main part of the fan of paper with an assembly of dignitaries in a court scene in canton rose style borders, the ends with added peacock feather eyes. Minor tears to the paper at the join with the ribs (see images). Generally good condition. Framed and Glazed (contemporary US). Overall framed approx. 25″ x 16 3/4″ x 2″. We will NOT ship this out of the frame.

Meiji Satsuma Buddhist 100 Rakans Masters Gold Moriage Vase

May 15, 2014 by Estate Auctions Inc.

Meiji Satsuma Buddhist 100 Rakans Masters Gold Moriage Vase – Hotoda Studio yqz
Japan Late 1800’s Early 1900’s Made Into Lamp
Auction Ending (May 25, 2014 18:36:01 PDT) http://yqz.me/Buddhist

Japan, late 1800’s early 1900’s. Meiji Satsuma Buddha Buddhist 100 Rakans Masters Gold Moriage Vase – Hotoda

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Studio. Of sharp shouldered baluster shape with a bady tapering down to a hidden footring, the neck waisted and rising to a narrow everted rim. The body decorated in Kyoto Brocade Satsuma style with relief moulded figured such as the Buddha Amida and some of the Rakan (Buddhist Master or Disciple) heads, other details outlined in moriage raised slip decoration, gossu blue and heavy use of gold enamelling. The shoulder with Shimazu Clan crest (kamon) of a cross in a gold circle (Satsuma Clan), and base with a border of whorls. Lamped with bronze base and cap, vase drilled, but likely from the Hotoda (Hododa) studios. Wear and minor chipping to enamels (see photos of shoulder). Adjustable lamp rod. With the rod on top this measures approx. 30″ tall and 10″ across its widest.

The Nippon Era

May 15, 2014 by Estate Auctions Inc.

A Brief History of Nippon from nipponcollectorsclub (Great website!)

Nippon Vases and Bowls http://yqz.me/Nippon-Vases

Nippon Vases and Bowls
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The Nippon era began in 1891 when the Japanese porcelain was clearly marked “Nippon” due to the McKinley Tariff Act. This act required that all porcelain be marked with the country of origin. (“Nippon” literally translates to “Japan”.) This porcelain was made specifically to be exported to the west with designs and patterns that suited American’s tastes. At that time, Japan had a thriving porcelain industry using methods used in Europe and the United States.

The Japanese items were less expensive than pieces coming from Europe and became very popular in the U.S. The porcelain was sold in gift shops, dime stores, fairs and even at the local grocery. Nippon items were also sold by Montgomery Ward, Sears & Roebuck, mail order houses and other department stores.

In 1921 the United States government changed its position and required that Japanese imports no longer be marked “Nippon”, but with “Japan”. This marks the end of the Nippon era.

Up in this auction is a great piece of Nippon hand painted poppy pattern china bowl circa 1899. This bowl is gold gilted around the rim and base,

http://yqz.me/Nippon-bowl

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and it really makes the poppies pop . Some of the moriage has come off in a few spots and there has been some gilt loss over time. The pattern has pink, deep orange, and yellow poppies. There are also 2 delicate flowers handpainted around the outside as well. The bowl itself is in great shape, and shows only one small crack on the bottom of the base. That was however painted over then glazed over during production. This is a fine piece, ready to be added to your collection. This measures approximately 6 1/2″ across at its widest and stands 3 1/4″ high. We are calling this shabby chic due to some gilt loss and some paint loss on the moriage. Still a delightful piece

Antique Japanese Nippon Hand Painted Gilded Spider Web Vase

May 14, 2014 by Estate Auctions Inc.

LARGE c.1910 Antique Japanese Nippon Hand Painted Gilded Spider Web Vase NR yqz

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Elegant Art Nouveau Design! AUCTION ENDING 05-23-14 9:20 EST

This auction is for a beautiful and large Nippon vase, hand painted floral scene with a variety of colors, gilded spider web design around the vase with lots of gold and fantastic art nouveau shape, especially on the ribbon style handles. It measures approx. 9 3/4″ tall, 4 3/4″ across, no chips or cracks, some wear to the gold. It has the green Nippon stamp. Under the lip of the vase could use a good cleaning but overall in really good condition. Simply stunning. Good luck.

A Brief History of Nippon from nipponcollectorsclub (Great site!)

The Nippon era began in 1891 when the Japanese porcelain was clearly marked “Nippon” due to the McKinley Tariff Act. This act required that all porcelain be marked with the country of origin. (“Nippon” literally translates to “Japan”.) This porcelain was made specifically to be exported to the west with designs and patterns that suited American’s tastes. At that time, Japan had a thriving porcelain industry using methods used in Europe and the United States.

The Japanese items were less expensive than pieces coming from Europe and became very popular in the U.S. The porcelain was sold in gift shops, dime stores, fairs and even at the local grocery. Nippon items were also sold by Montgomery Ward, Sears & Roebuck, mail order houses and other department stores.

In 1921 the United States government changed its position and required that Japanese imports no longer be marked “Nippon”, but with “Japan”. This marks the end of the Nippon era.

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