A very unusual Asian motif (Dancing Lions) on a Mason’s Creamer. Circa: 19th century.
A rare 19th century Chinese Water Dropper. The excess brown glaze and the naked pottery at the base are just wonderful!!
An old Chinese Blue White Seal Paste Box. Soft glazed with crackle pattern. This round box is actually quite light, compare to other paste box. Conservative date: 19th century.
Most of the time, I see old Chinese Jars with missing lids. This time (my first actually), I found an old lid cover. Circa: 19th century.
Emile Galle, (1846-1904) Nancy, France. Back markings of a plate. 19th century. Some engraving text “Bailey Bank & Biddle, Philadelphia.”
An elegant Asian Blue White Saucer-Bowl with diffused patterns. It looks like the potter intentionally left the paint wet, in order to achieve that “diffused” effect. I imagine this type of saucer was used to serve side-dishes or relishes. The base has an unpretentious feel to it. Most modern reproduction try to imitate that light orange hue near the base rim… I don’t think they could do it. Authentic pieces always have that unforced, natural look. Only the fake ones try so hard to be something they’re not; and it shows.