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The Kangxi nainhao (or character mark) is likely apocryphal. Although monochromes were made during this period they were more often in the red palette and designed for the scholar's table. This includ...
Your dish belongs to a type known as Chinese Straits or Nonya ware which was manufactured and exported specifically to the Chinese Straits area, the Philippines and environs. It only appeared in the W...
This is a water pipe for tobacco. It appears to be made from paktong (baitong) or nickel silver--an alloy of copper, nickel and sometimes zinc. This was the favored material for these pipes. They were...
These pots were made from the late Ming Dynasty to the Republic, early 20th Century and were widely exported as they contained foodstuffs. The style is virtually unchanged through the ages. Although u...
Hello Budek This is a bajyo-hai style Japanese wine cup used for sake. It is signed Kutani Sei which means Kutani made. It appears to be porcelain though some Kutani ware is made from pottery potter...