Porcelain Collection
Double Earring Vase
Northern Song Dynasty
10-12th Century
Double Earring Vase
Han Dynasty (B.C. 206-220)
Southern Song Dynasty
12-13th Century
Tripod Censer
Yuan Dynasty, 13-14th Century
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Limited Fine Collection of Ming Qing Dynasty Furniture
Limited Fine Collection of Ming Qing Dynasty Furniture
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For the purist Orientalist the finest ceramics would probably be the best of the Song celadons (some fine pieces were also produced under the
Jin and Yuan dynasities). The term celadon is somewhat vague and myth has it that the name itself came from a character in a French 17th
century play called Celadon. One definition is a stoneware which is fired at about 1200 to 1280 centigrade and covered with a glaze with a lime
Nothern Celadons were mainly made at Yaozhou in Shanxi, celadons from here are referred to as Yaozhou. The main centre for the production
of celadons in the south was at Longquan and it these Longquan celadons which are still readily available. Some celadons are decorated with
incised or moulded designs, the moulded decoration being later, introduced about the beginning of the twelfth century.

The most appealing and also the most difficult to come by are the Ru and Guan wares, the former made at the end of the Northern Song( that
fell in 1127 AD) and the latter at the beginning of the Southern Song. Here in London these Imperial or Official wares can best be seen at the
Percival David Foundation or the British Museum.

Song pieces tend to be smaller than those made in the Ming period. On many celadons, due their iron-oxide content, exposed areas are burnt
red on firing. This can most easily be seen on Ming dishes and censers that were fired on a ring which left a red band.

We recommend the book Chinese Celadon Wares, by Gompertz ( See the annotated bibliography by M Medley.) as starting point for someone
beginning to take an interest in the subject.
The four porcelains below were collected in 1980's.  If you are
in China, please contact Mr. Zhonghua Wu for a close look and
inquiry. We're not responsible for shipping from China to
overseas as they are sensitive cultural relics.