Chinese & Oriental ART.
Since the beginning of the Han Dynasty (206BC-AD220) oriental trade goods have arrived in the west via the 'Silk Route'. These included, porcelain,gold, lacquerware,metalware,silk and tea. Later, there followed the 'Maritime Silk Route' bringing even more trade in Chinese goods. Dutch and British maritime trade with China in the 17th.Century increased the supply of porcelain to Europe with the demand for tea. The decorative porcelain was eagerly sort by the wealthy to decorate the 'great houses' of Europe. From massive porcelain vases to extensive dinner services, to miniture items. Porcelain was just the beginning of collectable Oriental items. There followed, carved and inlaid exotic hardwood furniture.Desirable objects in mother-of-pearl, bronze, cloisonne,enamel,carved and inlaid lacquer,ivory,silver,gold jade,glass,silk and numerous other skilfully worked raw materials, to the present day.
I AM A COLLECTOR OF ORIENTAL ANTIQUES. AFTER SOME 45 YEARS OF COLLECTING AS A HOBBY, I AM NOW SELLING MY COLLECTION. (NOW MOSTLY BELOW MY ORIGINAL PURCHASE PRICE).
All my items have been previously owned and used and are mostly in original condition and any repairs or restoration are stated. I can offer a selection of items produced in China, Japan and Asia, from the 3rd. millennium BC through to the 20th.Century AD.
TERMS & CONDITIONS:
15% discount (on advertised price) available on orders of TWO OR MORE items at any one time.
PAYMENT by cheque or Bank 'Fast payment' on receipt of Invoice. Items will be send immediately on receiving payment.
International buyers are responsible for Import Duties, Taxes and charges, (if any.)
I can ship worldwide, (subject to some exceptions) I can also offer combined postage, please contact me for postage costs. (Postage costs illustrated are for UK ONLY, please increase by x 4.5 for Europe and x 10 for rest of world)
I reserve the right to alter my prices without notice at anytime. Most of my items are being sold 'at cost' or below.
If you are not entirly satisfied with your purchase, returns are accepted. Subject to the item being 'not as described' also, to the item being returned in the same condition as originaly sent. The full purchase price (including postage costs) will be re-funded, (buyer pays for return postage.)
You are advised to check the item description and condition befor purchase to avoid any disapointment. Please ask for MORE INFORMATION or ADDITIONAL IMAGES of any of my items, and please quote 'THE ITEM NUMBER' with your enquiry.
Description of condition (of porcelain/pottery) is deemed to state any sustained damage resulting in cracks,(hairline or otherwise) chips, frits and breaks to the porcelain or pottery body.
Other defects sustained in manufacture, including kiln-firing faults, normal wear associated with age of item, are not normally stated as a fault in the context of the general condition of item.
Descriptions refering to age and originality of any item is my opinion only and is not necessarily to be taken as a statement of fact. I do try to be as accurate as possible with my descriptions. Please feel free to check my Ebay Feedback score: 'alistairpaul2005'
WARNING: Porcelain items are for display purposes only, and are not to be used in connection in any way with food. (Some pigments used in their decoration may be toxic)