Thursday, November 25, 2010
Type: Parker 17 super duofold was introduced in 1962,England and continued until 1972. Barrel finished in black with gold trims and deep cap ring.Measuring 13cm long with B Nib 14k gold and aerometric squeeze filler.Reference here.
Condition: Extremely fine condition with clear chalk marks on barrel.Writes and sign smoothly.
Thursday, November 18, 2010
Saturday, November 13, 2010
Having another small batch of vintage porcelain plates for cleaning has always been a pleasure any collector would vouch. It has always been the hunting, selecting, cleaning and cataloguing that provides all the fun. Plates that had been left untouched for the past 40 years in some corners of a building are always filled with dirt and lined with thicker corrugated cards. They were easily cleaned up after some soaking in water. All specks and clean after a quick bath and wash.
Price Per piece: RM80
Type: Vintage 1970's medium size plates with floral motif and yellow background. Made in Jingdezhen, China mainly for the export market. Markings can be checked here.
Dimensions: D23cm x Wt.420gm
Same as batch P025, they were cleaned up and turned out nicely without any chips or minor breakages. There must be little secrets in selecting dirt covered vintages and one has to take some risk.
Price per piece: RM80
Type: 1970's medium size plates with dragon and phoenix motif in famille verte style and design. Made in JDZ, China ca 1970 for the export market. Markings can be confirmed here.
Dimensions:D23cm x Wt.500gm
Price per piece: RM45 Only 2 pieces available.
Type: Turquoise tea bowl with ice-flakes glazes.
Comments: Interesting greenish colouration with ice-flake glazes suitable for chinese tea or for deco.
Friday, November 12, 2010
Price per piece: RM25
Type: Chinese Tea Cups in Sunflower shape with Ru Kiln Powdered Green Crackled Glaze.Made in Taiwan.
Dimensions: H4cm x D7cm x Wt.70gm x Capacity 50ml
Condition: All New without any stain or dirt.
Comments: This cup is also made from the Ru Kiln type of glaze which I have commented in the previous 2 Gaiwans. They are just so simple and elegant to use in your tea drinking sessions. The natural crackled glaze may develop into beautiful crackled veins after some tea drinking sessions which made it very personal and seasoned to anyone who owns it. Just enjoy the simple pleasure.
Thursday, November 11, 2010
|Stained crackled veins|
Type: Gaiwan with Ru kiln type of powdered jade green crakled glaze.Simple yet elegant color and shape.
Dimensions: H6cm x Capacity 125ml x Wt.300 (incl.cup,cover & base plate)
Condition: New. Made in Taiwan
Comments: Similar to PE019 with different shape. Please read comments in PE019
Type: Gaiwan - Sunflower shape with Ru kiln type of light sky blue glaze. Ice vein crackled in glaze. Made in Taiwan.
Dimensions: H6.5cm x Capacity 150ml x Wt.300 (cup, cover & base plate)
Comments: Ru kiln was one of the finest kiln known in old Northern Song dynasty China. Wares made from the Ru kiln were known to be of the highest quality and specially made for the palace and its official's daily use only.
The gaiwan here uses the same type of glaze that was once used in the Ru kiln. Firing temperature is said to be very complicated and must be meticulously controlled and monitored and only small items can be fired.
This gaiwan is one of the higher quality type available beside other brands with differences in their prices.Many tea connoisseurs enjoy drinking tea from this type of gaiwan claiming much smoother aftertaste or level of astringency as compared to using other types of gaiwan or tea cups.
The overglaze has ice vein crackles and hence will develop into beautiful stained(from tea) crackles resembling golden veins or spider web strands. A very elegant and solid piece of ware.
Code: P018 SOLD 2 pcs 21/04/2011
Price Each: RM120. Only 3 pieces available for sale.
Type: Vintage Chinese Blue & White Porcelain Tea Cups
Dimensions: Wt.<90gm> x D7cm x H5.5cm x Capacity 80ml
Condition: As per pix here. No breakage or severe chips except some old oxide stains.
Comments: Was informed that the cups were probably made in late Ching dynasty.Each cup is individually hand drawn and made most probably from the folks kiln (min yao). May notice slight difference in sizes. Noted some sporadic iron oxide stain on parts of cups.The apparent finger-tip size non-glazed area at the bottom of the cup was held by the kiln worker during the glaze dipping process.
The tea cup here appears old and it is challenging to determine its age from the shape, motif used, contemporary style, bubble analysis,the types of blue glaze and which kiln, methodology of kiln burning used etc. Wow, such a long list of things to know but surely you have to read up a lot before venturing into chinese porcelain.
Collecting smaller porcelain items is a good start into this challenging area.Each item can easily prompt you to further your research into the respective kiln and dynasty period and before long one can have a good grasp of the type of porcelain produced from each period.
Since there are so many types of porcelain ware, it is recommended to focus on certain types that are appealing to you or possibly those that you can use or see them in your daily use.
Further down the road, one can focus deeper into it by analysing their motif for each period, their style and glaze used and so forth. The internet is a good place to do your preliminary research though most of them are in mandarin. I am still learning about all there is to learn about porcelain and enjoying it every minute. I hope you can enjoy them too. Cheers!
Same batch with P015, there were easily cleaned up of all the dirt and debris.Markings can be traced here.These type of chargers were normally used in the 70's and now considered relatively scarce. Here are the details:
Price per piece: RM80
Type: Porcelain charger made in the 1970's with scenery motif. Each is hand drawn and each is different. You can compare the pictures as above.
The paintings here are just great for deco.
Dimensions: Wt. 190gm x D15cm
Condition: All new old stock without chips or breakage.
I just got another small batch of old vintage porcelain charger plates circa 1970's and immediately would like to put up here for viewing. After cleaning up all the dirt and lining paper, they came up quite nice to my satisfaction without any visible breakage or chips. Markings at the back can be easily traced here. If you are interested, here are the details:
Price per piece: RM70
Type: Chinese export charger plate 1970's with floral motif. They were glazed with white and an overglaze of hand painted floral patterns.
Dimensions: Wt.190gm x D15cm
Condition: New old stock. Suitable as deco, as teapot base or other daily use.
Type: Cross Townsend Titanium Fountain Pen with 23k gold plated appointments. A contemporary metalic finish and fine writing instrument. B Nib marked:'B Cross'Made in USA
Condition: NEW old stock
Type: Vintage NEW chrome ronson lighter with NEW leather /chrome case complete.Made in England.
Condition: NEW . Lighter not tested for picture here but shouldn't have any problem.No evidence it was ever used at all.