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Estate sale finds--a whole table full
I found a big pile of stuff at an estate sale less than half a mile from my house! An eclectic collection--a lot was modern junk, but a fair amount looked authentic. He had lots of Indian and Muslim antiques as well. Here is a photo of most of what I bought--I know what some of it is (Kangxi Batavia ware teacups and saucers, Vietnamese jarlets from a 14-15th century wreck--they were labeled). Not so sure about many of the others and will have to ask you opinion as I sort through them...
Looks like some Tang terracotta pieces in the lot.
Sounds like you got quite a haul. Old or otherwise, I like the buff coloured bowls.
@kirby13 The sancai Tang dynasty garnitures with fruit bowls and the other with vessels, if genuine, will be quite desirable to the right collector. Nice finds!
Everything to the left side look like Ming tomb wares, the fahua and sancai table screens are very nice, can't wait to see close ups.
I am very intrigued by the large bowl on the far right.
Way to go Charles, I too look forward to your treasure finds.
Nice find. 😁
What's that interesting bowl behind the censor?
A great find. The Vietnamese jarlets could be from the Hoi An shipwreck.
The sancai pieces are all of the Ming dynasty, not Tang dynasty IMHO.
@julia they seem to fetch a premium if authentic he’s got 4000 euros sitting on that table.
Charles if you get info on this bowl let me know. Thanks Brian
That's one of the ones I like! 😆
Good questions, all! I will get to photographing and posting them in detail this weekend. I agree, based on my quick literature search, the sancai pieces are Ming. I think the model offering tables may be authentic, but they have lots of little chips, and some of the pieces are broken and repaired with glue, and all of the foodstuff models are glued on top of the tables--so the value may not be that great. Of course, they could be more recent copies...
I also found a nearly identical piece to the sancai chest, which was auctioned at one pf the major houses as Ming.
John, you have a good eye; the little yellow bowl is very intriguing. It has an Arabic symbol in the bottom, and is pale yellow with aubergine markings; the finish is weirdly cracked. I am not sure if it is an unusual Chinese sancai piece, maybe for the Persian market, or middle-eastern.
Birgit, you are correct--the jarlets are labeled Hoi An on the bottom...
Julia and Brian, the larger bowl on the right is very intriguing. It has been reassembled. The decoration is very interesting, and it appears to have a line of text across the top. Language unknown, but maybe one of you can identify it! I suspect middle eastern.
In any case, I only paid about a thousand for everything, and there were a few other pieces as well.
I am also intrigued by the little clay faces in the upper right of the photo. I thought they were central American, but someone at the sale thought they might be Indus Valley civilization. If so, they are by far the oldest artifact I have ever collected... Have any of you ever seen anything like these?
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