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Chinese white porcelain pharmaceutical bottles. Qing Dynasty (1644 - 1911).
These bottles were used in an apothecary shop to store herbs, medicines and other pharmaceuticals. Each bottle's contents is hand-painted on both sides of the body. Measure between 35 - 42 mm. 20 available. #Chinabot11: $45 ea
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Chinese Song/Liao Dynasty (907-1279 AD). Large funerary opium pillow. Nicely detailed surfaces, two small round holes on either edge. This would have been placed under the head of the deceased, filled with opium. D: 4.63", W: 8.63", H: 4.5". One corner has been repaired. Ex-East Coast USA estate collection; purchased from a West Coast USA auction house. Nice green color. #AS2008: $699

China, Qing Dynasty. Xian Feng, 1851-1861 AD.
Massive bronze 100 cash coin, Kaifeng mint, Honan Province, cast 1854-1855. ref: H-22.848, 49 mm, 49.71g. Fine, brassy to black patina. An absolutely gigantic coin! Extremely impressive in-hand. ex-Stephen Album. #AS2013: $250


Central Asia, c.14th - 16th Century AD. Nicely colored single handle jar, with a series geometric panels in deep, rich earth tones. Small rim chip, otherwise a very interesting and rather scarce vessel with beautiful coloration. H: 5" (12.5 cm). Ex Los Angeles collection. #0310274: $299



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China. Qing Dynasty. HUGE bronze charm. "Five Poisonous Creatures" charm, Liu Hai or Zhong Kui standing right, auspicious spider above, three legged toad below, qu xié jiàng fú (expel evil and send down good fortune) / the large animal at the right is a tiger or cat and to the right of its tail is a lizard and to the left is a spider, and a snake is at the left of the center hole and the three legged toad is at the lower left, VF to EF, ex Wéiduolìya Collection. One of the most dangerous and inauspicious days of the year in ancient China was the 5th day of the 5th month, according to the lunar calendar. This day marked the beginning of summer which by midseason meant dangerous animals and insects, the spread of infectious diseases, and the appearance of evil spirits. Charms of these types were often hung in Chinese homes to protect the family from evil spirits and poisonous animals associated with this unlucky day. Huge 48mm, 22.31g. ref: CCH-1823. ex-Stephen Album, foremost expert and author on Chinese coins. #AS2019: $299



China, Qing Dynasty. Xian Feng, 1851-1861 AD.
Massive bronze 50 cash coin, Board of Revenue mint, Peking, South Branch mint, cast 1853-1854. ref: H-22.703, 56 mm, 54.30 grams! Fine, dark brassy patina. An absolutely gigantic coin! Extremely impressive in-hand. ex-Stephen Album. #NAV043: $250

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Indus Valley, Taxila Period, 1st - 2nd century AD. Buddhist silvered-bronze prayer bowl.
This deep example is elaborately decorated with ornately etched and hammered design patterns. It makes a classic ringing "OMMMMMMMMM" sound when rubbed in a circular fashion around the inside. A lovely example with a bit of mineral encrustation and signs of extensive usage in ancient times. Large piece, deep and heavy. An amazing addition to even the most discriminating collection. Measures 4 1/2" x 8 1/4 inches. Ex-Khan family collection, Santa Fe, NM. #IV100: $675
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Indus Valley, Taxila Period, 1st - 2nd century AD.
Buddhist silvered-bronze prayer bowl.
Excellent large Buddhist incantation bowl from the Indus Valley. This deep silver-bronze alloy (Villon) bowl is 9-1/4" in diameter, 4-1/2" deep and is encrusted with mineral deposits. Wonderful sound, despite the encrustation! It makes a classic ringing "OMMMMMMMMM" sound when rubbed in a circular fashion around the inside. Ex Khan collection. #AS2006: $575 SOLD

Early Neolithic China, c. 3000 - 2200 BC. Large earthenware 2-handled pot. Nice geometric painted decorations overall, some cracks and restoration. 4 1/4" tall x 5" wide. Overall a nice, interesting, and VERY ancient piece! #90913: $299 SOLD