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What did YOU find/buy lately?
I was thinking that it could be fun to have a "show and tell"-like topic where people could show off what they've found recently! (asian items only) 😀
I'll get things rolling with this nice mirrored pair of qianjiang decorated planters with precious objects that I found yesterday at a local flea market. I'm guessing they are from around 1900 (they have alot of calligraphy on them, so hoping there might be a date hidden in there somewhere).
What have you found?
"A little knowledge is a dangerous thing!"
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What I have found is (not really sure, may be) the date on the pot at the left: Jia zi, 1924 😊
I was going to an important flea market this morning but it has not been possible due to an heavy rain. Pity.
Hi Giovanni, sorry to hear about the bad weather! The outdoor season is also beginning to come to and end here in Denmark.
Thanks for helping me find where the date was. You were a bit at a disadvantage because of the angle of the picture, I am almost certain that the date is jia wu (1894/1954) rather than jia zi. But I did have the advantage of being able to see it up close and at the right angle, but I'm almost certain I wouldn't have found it without help! 🙂 So thank you!
"A little knowledge is a dangerous thing!"
~ Art, antiques and design, at Mollari's ~ www.mollaris.com
A very nice example you have purchased Birgit, from our mutual friend Xin.
Dear all -
A great find Michael, very nice ...
I hope the rain eases of later Giovanni, allowing you to visit the flea market ...
A beautiful Shunzhi piece you’ve acquired from Xin Birgit, congratulations ...
My latest acquisition is this ink and colour painting of a dragon emerging from clouds, said to be Japanese, earlier 20th century ...
I collect Japanese landscape scrolls and have encountered many with the “Dragon in clouds” scrolls which were popular from the Meiji period to today. Unfortunately the characters are difficult and quickly written and the painting is cleanly framed which makes it difficult to date. I say this as scrolls can often be dated by other clues such as the wear and material used enclosing the painting itself. My guess would be to date this one ca. 1920-30 as these seemed to reach the height of their popularity at the late Taisho/early Showa times.
Hi Birgit -
Thank you. I was much taken with the way in which some of the details - body, hands/claws and tail - have been rendered quite faintly, giving the appearance that the dragon is seemingly emerging out of yet, at the same time, disappearing back into the mist/clouds ...
All rather captivating, IMO ...
Found this interesting wooden stand at a T&T market recently. Appears to be rose wood in the form of a crab. Think maybe from Japan and have a little age perhaps it lacks enough detail in the carving to be antique. As it was priced at about the cost of a coffee and cake I took it home doubt I will ever find anything to fit in it but you never know your luck in the big city .
I am showing here what I found last Sunday, at a flea market. Probably I shouldn't, because it is not for my collection; I will put it on ebay within this week. I am showing here as my late find because it is an odd find.
A pair of gilded wood wall shelves, Italian baroque of the 18th century. As you see in the picture, two 18th century Chinese cups have been inserted in them. The necessary hollowing must have been made by the top, and then covered with the top lid. I have never found such things before; I have only seen them in noble prestigious houses that hold collections of Chinese porcelain.
The two monochrome green Ming altar vases are instead in my collection.
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