Welcome Robert McPherson Antique Established 1980.
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A Kangxi ‘Master of the Rocks’ style dish c.1670.
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I have been members of the British Antique Dealers Association for many years. I am also an expert advisor to a Government committee involved in accessing important Chinese and Japanese ceramics. Further I am member of many vetting committee’s at major antique fairs in England.
We pride ourselves on offing genuine pieces in the condition we describe.
model of a shrine, Longquan kilns c.1400-1450. The small shrine for home or temple use depicts Guanyin in seated pose on the lotus throne with her two diminutive acolytes below paying homage. Guanyin is in surrounded by a grotto of stylised swirling clouds, the sun disk is above ; her emblems, a bird and a vase are either side of her. Guanyin and the acolytes heads are unglazed and would originally have been gilded.
A large Ming Porcelain bowl, Jiajing Period 1522-1566. Decorated in Blue and White with roundels of deer and birds, the well of the bowl is painted with a large hare. The base with an apocryphal Xuande six character mark, Ming Dynasty (1426-1435).
A 17th century Blanc de Chine Porcelain bronze form censer late Ming or early Qing c.1620-1650, from the Dehua kilns in Fujian Province. The bombe form with two lion mask handles. The 19th century carved wood cover has a coral finial.
A pair of rare Kakiemon type porcelain vase, perhaps Arita or Kakiemon kilns c.1660-1670. The vases are modelled as the lower section of a bamboo cane growing from a textured rockwork base with rather comical looking tigers with their tails up. Enamelled in early Kakiemon type enamel colours. The unglazed bases have an imprint of the fine textured cloth they were dried on.