Spoils of Time Asian Ceramics and Works of Art
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Frederick, MD 21701
Serendipitous discoveries offered as fortune permits. Our interests have leaned to Asian art though American furniture, fine art and Continental decorative arts sometimes are represented.

Recent acquisitions have been in Japanese swords and related arts including tsuba and other fittings. We also have traditionally carried Asian ceramics, scholar art and Buddhist sculpture and more. Japanese, Chinese, Southeast Asian and South Asian decorative arts are represented.

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All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Southeast Asian : Ceramics : Pre 1700 item #1282771
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An Annamese blue and white porcelain dish. Flower decoration in cavetto centered by leaves and flowers decorated bands within unglazed rim. Leaf lappet decoration above the ring foot centering unglazed bottom with typical iron wash. 15th to 16th century. Good condition, crawling original to the firing, crazing to glaze, good resonance when tapped, no hairlines and no cracks. Diameter, 9 1/2 to 9 5/8 inches (about 24.3 cm). Height, little more than 2 1/4 inches (about 5.75 cm). Acquired through a third party, along with some of the other ceramic lots we have recently listed, from the estate of a retired government employee who worked and traveled extensively throughout Asia in the 20th century.