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— Thailand 2000 BC - 1000 BC An early and exceptional Ban Chiang pottery bowl from northern Thailand's Udon Thani Province. "Field" assembled from approximately two dozen original sherds. One of the most important Hindu Gods, Garuda is the King of the birds and acts as a messenger between the Gods and men. 4.5" tall x 4.5" across — China 1200 BC - 500 BC A fine Chinese Neolithic polychrome painted, two handled vase dating to the Tangwang Phase of the Xindian Culture. 10" across x 1.5" tall 5 — China 206 BC - 220 AD A nice Han Dynasty bronze belt hook with serpent (dragon) head. The large rounded bowl sits atop a gently flared pedestal base. This type of teapot was less elaborate than those used by the upper class and were most common among working-class citizens. There's a small chip on the spout, some glaze loss on the suspension loop and other minor imperfections, all of which are evidence of extended (daily) household use. The olla also has a mark or "Chi" symbol carved into the upper shoulder. Found broken upon excavation, as would be expected, but condition is good for a vessel of this size. 15" tall x 15" across 00 — Bali Early 20th Century Lovely antique Balinese wood carving of the Hindu God "Garuda" dating to the first half of the 20th Century. Each has two tiny handles and are glazed from the rim to the the upper base. Rather small, but has a nicely painted interior with a simple exterior rim decoration. The Ban Chiang culture was not discovered until the mid 20th Century and is now thought be among the earliest of Bronze Age civilizations. The lid is most likely not original to the bowl (as is typical) and may not date to the same period, but it fits fairly well although not exactly the same color as the bowl. A three inch section at the edge of the base has been restored, otherwise intact and original. Carved from a semi-hard gray sedimentary stone similar to slate or shale. A few chips and dings but otherwise intact and choice.

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The shape is old, dating back to the seventh century, and continuing to be produced until the mid-fifth century.

0 — China 1875 AD - 1908 AD An antique pottery teapot dating to China's Kuang Hsu Dynasty, circa late 19th Century. Each is 8.75" tall — Nepal Late 19th Century Antique lidded pigment container from Nepal. Flat bottom, rounded body and gently flaring spout. A few scrapes and dings along with two very small rim chips and areas of paint loss. Typical of the type, but larger than most and in near excellent condition.

Each is just over 9" tall — China 1368 AD - 1644 AD A fine pair of Ming Dynasty pottery tomb figures. The heads, legs and bases are cold-painted in white with black details. Some surface crazing and minor base chips, else intact and choice. They display well together and are being sold only as a set. Small vase-form terracotta vessel with linear and circular designs in black against a tan-orange (buff) background. 4.5" tall — China 206 BC - 220 AD Large Han Dynasty greyware granary model.

— Thailand 1300 AD - 1400 AD Two Sawankhalok circular lidded boxes (pyxis) dating to 14th Century Thailand. The molding of each figure is identical, but glaze coloration differs slightly. Each has a few small dings, minor glaze losses and surface crazing. The lower portion of the vase is round bodied with a footed base.

Both are squat rounded forms with low ring bases and glazed surfaces decorated with floral, plant and linear designs. Each has chips missing from the interior rims, light staining, minor surface losses and craquelure glaze, all consistent with age. There are two dragons around the bottom, cast in high relief along with stylized waves.


  1. Record ID LON-84FF0A Object type AMPHORA Broad period ROMAN County Greater London Authority Workflow stage Awaiting validation A fragment of Roman amphora.

  2. You may know an amphora as a type of large two-handled Grecian vase originally designed for storage. But the name Amphora, which was stamped on many wares dating to.

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