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Identifying Marco Polo and Shufu Ceramics

2022-07-12T13:46:07+08:00

Confused by the terms 'Marco Polo ware' or 'Shufu', here's an introduction to these two members of the qingbai family, and some guidelines that will help in the identification of each.

Identifying Marco Polo and Shufu Ceramics2022-07-12T13:46:07+08:00

Water Pots

2022-07-29T10:31:33+08:00

Surahi or goglet, water pots were--and perhaps still are in some regions--part of life in Asia. This member recalls their popularity and tries to trace their many shapes and origins.

Water Pots2022-07-29T10:31:33+08:00

A ‘Kunlun’ Slave: An Unusual Mingqi Figurine

2022-05-31T15:40:05+08:00

Slaves were part of tribute and trade goods in China during the Song and were even depicted in pottery figurines: 崑仑 奴 [kūnlúnnú] or “Kun-lun slave”.

A ‘Kunlun’ Slave: An Unusual Mingqi Figurine2022-05-31T15:40:05+08:00

A 1921 Account of a Local Burmese Pottery

2022-06-01T16:42:44+08:00

A collector's interest is piqued when he discovers an 1897 reprint of a late 19th century book on Burma written by George Bird.

A 1921 Account of a Local Burmese Pottery2022-06-01T16:42:44+08:00

St. Ignatius of Loyola tea bowl and saucer

2022-05-31T14:51:20+08:00

The original inspiration for this depiction of Saint Ignatius was an oil-on-canvas painting by the great Flemish artist Peter Paul Rubens....

St. Ignatius of Loyola tea bowl and saucer2022-05-31T14:51:20+08:00

Tipu’s Tiger immortalised in Clay

2022-05-31T12:25:33+08:00

The story begins in the 1790s in India where the 'honourable' East India Company was struggling to maintain control....

Tipu’s Tiger immortalised in Clay2022-05-31T12:25:33+08:00

English Heraldic Souvenir Ceramics

2022-05-26T10:10:37+08:00

English heraldic souvenir ware is more commonly known as ‘crested china’ and during wartime many figurines took on personas to happily 'do their bit'!

English Heraldic Souvenir Ceramics2022-05-26T10:10:37+08:00

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