Vintage Shiwan artistic ceramic mudman. This figurine is highly glazed with exception of face and hands. The face and hands are left unglazed to expose the natural color of the mud, and is the distinctive feature of these figures. The piece is highly detailed and approximately 4 1/2 tall. A very nice piece to add to your collection or gift giving. The piece is numbered 811669. It has a red and gold foil label, but cannot make out the writing. Letters too small. The piece is used but in excellent condition. Please see pictures. We are not experts. We do our best to describe and research each item. Please let us know if something is incorrect. We will gladly correct and make the appropriate changes. We cannot guarantee a smoke or pet free environment as many items are purchased from estate sales, antique shops, churches, and other locations. We are not responsible for buyer's safe use of the product. Please refer to any manufacturer specific safety instructions, and/or appropriate use of the item being purchased. For international buyers/bidders, any customs fees or other charges not included in selling or shipping/handling fees and are the buyer's responsibility. Please familiarize yourself with your countries shipping regulations before bidding/buying an item. Alley Cat Finds pledges to give back to the homeless 10% of all of its gross sales. Thank you for visiting our store! Please visit us often. We are in the process of developing our inventory.
12 x 1.5 Bowl or Charger, mid 19th century, with old hand wrought bronze wall mount. This is a very well painted Satsuma, with 3 Samurai warriors reviewing scrolls. It is 6 figure signed, & in excellent condition.
18.5 x 10 Majestic, garlic head, Japanese Satsuma vase, dating from the late 19th, early 20th centuries. Floral decorated in the round, & truly reflects the creativity of the Meiji Empire. Arguably the most creative period in Japanese history.
15 x 8 Monumental late 19th, early 20th century, hexagonal, enamel over bronze, vase. The finest one I have ever seen. Lovely pink & white background, with 6 floral & garden scenes, accented with base & lip florals. Internally enameled, no signature.
4 x 9 Genuine early 20th century Syrian hand wrought cooking utensil. This is not a tourist piece. Shows years of use, even has a small repair. All the decorative panels are different Islamic inscriptions.
Uttarabodhi Buddha A very rare bronze temple Buddha in the Uttarabodhi mudra, or Mudra of Supreme Enlightenment. 45 tall. This is #3 of 5 originally collected in Hong Kong in 1947, without Halo 45 with Halo 22 x19
6.5 x 3 Petite & finely detailed, 3 legged, bronze Japanese Meiji period candle holder. The feet are tongues of lions, center is birds & tress, & at the top relief, swirling clouds. Excellent original condition. Has a small casting flaw at the rim lip.
6.5cm x 16cm A rare Song Dynasty beauty. A knife cut footed tapered bowl, with rolled lip. It is internally glazed with brown stipple glaze lip, & brown banded on the outside. Excellent condition. From the Three Gorges Dam project, collected mid 90's.
6.5cm x 17cm Excellent Late Yuan, early Ming Dynasty, pressed floral internal design, celadon footed bowl. Heavy walled, with knife cut foot, curved body to rolled lip. Collected in the mid 1990's at the Three Gorges Dam Project.
4.5cm x 15.5cm Rare to find in such perfect condition. Subtle beauty, Qingdai glazed, footed bowl, curved body with knife cut, flared lip, and fully glazed foot. Collected in the mid 1990's at the Three Gorged Dam project.
3cm x 12.5cm Beautiful, delicate, and almost eggshell, qingdai curved footed bowl. This pristine Song Dynasty has some ancient Chinese glyphs. Collected in the mid 1990's at the Three Gorges Dam project.
4.5cm x 4.5cm Very quaint & nice Yuan Dynasty, to early Ming burial jarlet. This one shows iron intrusion in the crazing and re-mineralization. Signs of long burial, & the original mud is still inside. A great relic.
3cm x 15cm Beautiful & slightly celadon, blanc de Chine footed bowl. A fine white clay, almost porcelain. Foot is internally knife cut, rising to curved, conical body, with knife cut foliate flat flared lip. Appears to be a very old small flea bite repair to the lip.
6.7cm x 17.5cm Large & beautiful black glaze, possibly Jianyao, Southern Song Dynasty bowl. Late Song, early Yuan. Spot in the middle looks like an eyeball. Excellent condition, kiln stick at the lip. (Not damage)
7cm x 14.8cm Large, rare and beautiful conical, curved to the raised hollow foot, footed celadon bowl. It has double dipped, two color glaze to give a substantial look & feel. Yuan/Ming transitional period. Excellent condition.
Stunning unique porcelain piece depicting a ricksha driver carrying a lady passenger with porcelain umbrella. Gilt trimmed. Has original sticker on the bottom. 12 wide, 4 deep and 10 tall. Fine condition with no damage. 1960-70s.
8.5 x 9 Rare, large and richly painted, mid to late 18th century Ginger Jar. About 75% decorated in the round with powerful floral. Has a very unusual heart shaped cameo center with what appears to be a tower amidst the rocks & & weather waves. No lid, hairline on rear.
35 overall, 19 x 8 vase. A delicate beauty, done with the skills of a Zen master. A single butterfly travels between the flowers. The shoulder & neck decorated with a gilt band of medallions, geometric & amorphous patterns. A fine, fine, piece. Excellent condition.
1.5 x 8.5 Fascinating mid 20th century heavy bronze 1/2 cloisonne serving bowl. Outer side rim is a nice floral design on a black background, the inner base is a monster exploded pastel blues lotus. The inside is untouched smooth bronze. Good condition.
56.5 / 144cm tall x 21.5 / 55cm wide, 68 on the stand. Monumental Palace Vase, Republic Era, circa 1930-1940. Scenes from upper class Chinese life, flora ears, Very rare find & in perfect condition. The blue curvette background is done in low relief. This monster will require special handling, so final shipping to be determined by address.
14.5 x 13.25 Guaranteed Authentic Chinese Neolithic vase between 4000-5000 years old. From an old Philadelphia collection. All original paint, no major repairs. It does have some tectonic movement fractures that have been stabilized & appear to have been done long ago. Numerous root tracks also reflect it's antiquity.
14 x 9.5 A rare form blanc de chine Sui Dynasty vase. From a local collection, collected at the 3 Gorges Dam project around 1995. Still has Chinese Government stamp, heavy earthen staining, excellent condition, couple lower rim lip chips. (pictured)
31 x 8 Gilt 19th century Buddhist temple bronze offering./censer pedestal. I understand a bowl was placed in the Fleurette at the top for offerings, & that a incense burner was often placed inside. Excellent condition.
2.5 x 4.75 15.75oz An amazing and well preserved Ancient Chinese Iron Age artifact. Probably dates from the Warring States period, 600-300 BCE. It has been both cast & blacksmithed with impressed patterns around the shell edge, followed by left leaning boxy spiral, ending with a curved spiral, probably symbolic of a serpent. There are many traces of the original gilding, & at some point was somewhat painted over with a turquoise or malachite based paint. The gilding is mostly preserved under this paint. The patina is completely natural, the pitting random, and there are traces of slag. acquired in China in the 1950's. This is clearly an important and Museum worthy piece, I welcome your feedback, & questions. Currently a research only piece. Qualified institutions may borrow any of my pieces.
12 x 8.75 with lid, 9 without. A guaranteed authentic & in excellent as collected condition, white Tang Dynasty Baluster vase. Collected in the mid 1990's at the 3 Gorges Dam project. A rare beauty. Lid probably not original to the vase. Foreign orders shipped USPS Express International.
10.5 x 10.5 Very rare Yuan Dynasty Buddhist burial pot. (7th-8th century CE) Collected in the mid 90's from the 3 Gorges dam project. Beautifully glazed in classic period glazes, with Buddhist medallions & leafy palm frond applications. Irrefutable evidence of it's long time burial is reflected in beautiful striped iridescence that surrounds the base & high mineralization at a side crack. (pictured) Note the page from a Chinese antiquities exhibit.
18x23x8 Hand carved wooden late 19th, early 20th century 5 dragon sculpture. I believe they are protecting the pearl of wisdom. Appears Cherry with a rosewood base, ivory teeth, glass eyes. Minor damage.
Nice figurine of an oriental ivory carver working on a carving. Signed. 5-3/4 tall. Very good condition with the exception of a very tiny chip on one toe which is noticeable only if you look very close. 1960s.
4 x 4 x 7 1950s Vintage Japanese Cloisonne Vase. A work of exemplary Cloisonne craftsmanship. Red and white roses decorate the front of the vase, gracefully wrapping around towards the sides. Plant motifs are rendered in the background itself, subtly incorporated into the allover irregular pattern. Gilt rim at the opening and the foot of the vase. Excellent Condition. Signed Sato.
5 x 5 x 7 1950s Vintage Japanese Cloisonne Vase. Unmarked, but clearly Ando. A work of exemplary Cloisonne craftsmanship. On the front of the vase, a delicate flowers and leaves appear to float over red background. Plant motifs and a bird are rendered in the background itself, subtly incorporated into the allover irregular pattern. Gilt rim at the opening and the foot of the vase. Excellent Condition.
Hand Painted Porcelain Incense Censer-oriental Man
A beautifully articulated figure of a Oriental man seated cross-legged holding an ornate box or basket with three triangular gilded holes which is actually for incense burning. The figure is 4 inches tall and 3,25 inches at the widest part of the base. The man has a black queue and blue hat formerly worn by men. The green robe flows in a realistic manner.The bottom marked Made in Japan.In very good condition.
8.5 x 13.25 Large . I did find a barely visible hairline thru the bottom of the stalk, curving left about 5 . It does not show on the interior of the vase. If you can help me identify this vase, please do.
18 x6.25 Possibly late 19th century, probably early 20th Republic. Beautifully painted, slightly unusual, theme seems to be friendship, or wine merchant. Gilt decorated, pinched wine . Unmarked export vases.
Oriental ~ Black Wood lacquered Duck that is 8 ¼ inches long by 3 ¼ inches tall by 4 ¼ inches wide. Hand painted with flowers on head, side, and on bottom of opening in back. It is for candy, nuts, etc. Each one is slightly different in design and color because they are hand painted individually. I have 11 of these for $10 each.