The Gregg Oriental Art Collection of Chinese and Asian Ceramics

2017.03.29
by Henry You

The Ceramic Art collection of Gregg Oriental Art came about through the efforts of the principals of the firm, The Gregg Oriental Art, a member of the UK based leading antique dealers association BADA. It is their intention that a significant portion of The Gregg Oriental Art Collection become property of a museum foundation or other public body in the future.

The focus of The Gregg Oriental Art Collection is Chinese and Asian Tradeware Ceramics -- in other words, Ceramics that were traded throughout Asia. Tradeware Ceramics (Porcelain, Stoneware and Earthenware) tell the story of how the peoples of Asia forged social and commercial ties with each other during ancient times.

In creating the collection, major recognition must be given to Jose (Joe) Yusef Makmak for his considerable support and friendship. Our thoughts are with Joe, formerly a prominent ceramic antiquities dealer in Philippines, who passed away in 2008.

Pair of Large Porcelain Temple Jars with Ormolu Mounts

Pair of Large Porcelain Temple Jars with Ormolu Mounts
Pair of Large Porcelain Temple Jars with Ormolu Mounts

Pair of large porcelain temple jars decorated with green, rust, pale pink and yellow, accented with black and shades of blue. The overall form is elegantly potted and the identical decoration features a noblewoman and her attendants. She is being presented with a gift. The reverse is decorated with a garden scene, noblemen and attendants. The ormolu mounts are beautifully executed. The lid featuring a finial of scrolling acanthus leaves, flowers, and a seed-bearing pomegranate. The sides are flanked with female masks surrounded by flora and fauna along with scrolling ribbons. The base design is executed in a undulating wave motif. All of the ormolu has a beautiful patina and appears to have been associated with the porcelain for quite some time. Overall, a spectacular pair.


17/18th Century Japanese Imari Vase with 19th Century Gilt Bronze Mounts

17/18th Century Japanese Imari Vase with 19th Century Gilt Bronze Mounts
17/18th Century Japanese Imari Vase with 19th Century Gilt Bronze Mounts

A baluster shaped 17/18th c. Imari vase of large size with gilt bronze top and base. The 19th century base in Louis XV style with scrolling feet, lion masks with rings, foliates and a central turquoise enamel with initials in gold. The vase is drilled. The gilt bronze is signed V.P Paillard, listed bronzier in Bronzes Dores Francais du XVIII Siecle by Pierre Verlet. Paillard executed this work in the 19th century. The vase and base measure 36.5 inches in height, the vase itself measures 25.5 inches


Large 18th Century Chinese Export Porcelain Aquarium

Large 18th Century Chinese Export Porcelain Aquarium
Large 18th Century Chinese Export Porcelain Aquarium

Pair of large porcelain temple jars decorated with green, rust, pale pink and yellow, accented with black and shades of blue. The overall form is elegantly potted and the identical decoration features a noblewoman and her attendants. She is being presented with a gift. The reverse is decorated with a garden scene, noblemen and attendants. The ormolu mounts are beautifully executed. The lid featuring a finial of scrolling acanthus leaves, flowers, and a seed-bearing pomegranate. The sides are flanked with female masks surrounded by flora and fauna along with scrolling ribbons. The base design is executed in a undulating wave motif. All of the ormolu has a beautiful patina and appears to have been associated with the porcelain for quite some time. Overall, a spectacular pair.


Pair of Tang Dynasty Prancing Horses

Tang Dynasty Prancing Horses

An exceptional pair of Tang Dynasty prancing horses. Made from white pottery, these prancing horses represent the finest in Tang dynasty craftsmanship. Decorated with long manes, blanketed saddles, and bell shaped medallions, these horses were made for the Tang Aristocracy. TL tested with Oxford authentication.


Chinese Chenghua Covered Jar

Covered Jar

Ovoid, with ribbed middle section, the wide cylindrical cover over a short unglazed neck, decorated in underglaze blue with four medallions with scenes of two Chinese ladies. The top, bottom and cover decorated with floral motifs. Comparative literature: Chr. J.A. Jörg, Chinese Ceramics in the Collection of the Rijksmuseum Amsterdam. The Ming and Qing Dynasties, 1997, p. 110-111, nr. 107, illustrated.


Jian Ware Wine Bottle

Jian Ware Wine Bottle

Jian Ware Wine Bottle


Chinese Export 'Canton Famille Rose,' or 'Rose Medallion' Large Center Bowl

Chinese Export 'Canton Famille Rose,' or 'Rose Medallion' Large Center Bowl

A Chinese export 'canton famille rose' or 'rose medallion' or 'rose mandarin' large center bowl/punch bowl, mid-19th century, in the 'Rose Medallion' pattern, the exterior and interior typically enameled and gilt with panels of court figures within key fret and dense Foliate border. Although it is very rare to find a center bowl in this massive scale, the quality of the enameling is truly exceptional. 18.5" (47 centimeters) diameter.


Pair of 19th Century Blue and White Chinese Bowls

Pair of 19th Century Blue and White Chinese Bowls

Pair of blue and white bowls with iron oxide bands around the outer perimeters. The bowls are decorated differently yet are similar enough to be considered a pair.


19th Century Chinese Wucai Celestial Roof Tiles

19th Century Chinese Wucai Celestial Roof Tiles

A Chinese export 'canton famille rose' or 'rose medallion' or 'rose mandarin' large center bowl/punch bowl, mid-19th century, in the 'Rose Medallion' pattern, the exterior and interior typically enameled and gilt with panels of court figures within key fret and dense Foliate border. Although it is very rare to find a center bowl in this massive scale, the quality of the enameling is truly exceptional. 18.5" (47 centimeters) diameter.

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