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Rare Chinese Antiques

Rare Antiques For Sale

If you are looking for rare antiques, make sure you check out our collection offered for sale.

In our collection you will find rare antiques, most of them are Chinese antiques for sale : Han dynasty jade and stone carvings, Tang dynasty incredible pitcher set from silver and gold , Song dynasty pottery with Celadon glaze, rare antiques from the great Yuan dynasty, blue and white Ming dynasty vases, plates and other Porcelain Items and amazing Qing dynasty collection of various antique snuff bottles from Qianlong regime, Chinese opera clothing and locks.


The Ming Dynasty

The Ming Dynasty took reign over China from 1368 – 1644 A.D, the Empire Of The Great Ming is considered one of the eras with most social stability and orderly government. The items from that period are exquisite.

The Qing Dynasty

The Manchu Qing dynasty took power on 1644 and until 1912 A.D, what started as a rebellion against the Ming dynasty ended as the last royal dynasty in Chinese history, during the Qing dynasty an amazing art works were made with high quality material and details.

Among our collection you will find rare antiques such as Chinese porcelain, antique snuff bottles, opium pipes for sale, antique silver tankards, incense burners, whiskey jars opera items, tortoise shell carving, antique buddha statues, burmite amber, jade and more!

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You will find in the Blog section articles about the ancient dynasties of china, starting from the Han dynasty (206 BC – 220 AD), Tang dynasty (618 – 907 AD), Song dynasty (960 – 1279 AD), Yuan dynasty (1271 – 1368 AD), Ming dynasty (1368 – 1644 AD) and the last dynasty who control China, the Qing dynasty (1644 – 1912).

Asian Antiques

Thai Antique

Thai people are mentioned as Siamese is in a 12th-century A.D. by khmer inscription from the Angkor Wat. Thai city-states became independent after the weakening of the Khmer Empire.

Ayutthaya kingdom emerged in the 14th Century and expanded its terriotory, Sukhothai was subdued after fierce battles and Lanna eventually subjugated and became Ayutthaya’s vassal.

in 1767 After more than 400 years in power, Ayutthaya Kingdom was brought down and it’s capital burned When the Burmese armies invaded it. General Taksin reunited the Thai kingdom and in 1769 declared himself king. General Chakri succeeded the empire in 1782 and founded the Chakri Dynasty as King Rama I.

Khmer Art

Khmer Empire is dated to 802 AD. When king Jayavarman II has declared himself as “Chakravartin” (King of the world) in the years to come he gradually grew his territory and established his capital.

The kingdom split during the 10th century. Jayavarman IV established Koh Ker as his new capital, Rajendravarman II (944 – 968 AD) took the extensive building plans of the earlier kings and monarch. And constructed in the Angkor area several of temples, and massive buildings. Power struggles and conflicts occurred in the 11th century. Under Suryavarman II (1113–1150 AD) the kingdom finally united internally and in 37 years of work the largest temple of Angkor was built. Khmer’s historical inscription is lacking roughly from 1300-1600 AD. With this missing historical content it has gradually faded with the fall of Angkor to the Siamese army, the empire ended in the 15th century.

Burmese Antiques

The earliest recorded history on Burma were the Pyu tribe, by the 4th century AD, the Pyu adopted Buddhism and established several city states. Farther south, the Mon and the Mranma were other groups who entered the southern Burmese coastline and northern Irrawaddy valley in the 9th century. The Pagan Empire (1044 – 1287 AD) and the tribes have started to unify under the language and culture of the new empire.

After the fall of the Pagan Empire in 1287 the kingdom has split to several states, the major powerful states were the: Shan, Ava, Arakan and Hanthawaddy. They had a relationship of constant war and alliances shifting. During the 16th Century the Toungoo Dynasty (1510 – 1752 AD) unified the country again and attacked its neighbors. For a brief period it was the largest empire in Southeast Asia history.

The Opium Wars

First Opium War (1839–1842 AD)

Second Opium War (1856–1860 AD)

Opium as a drug was introduced to the Chinese during the 18th century, but the amount was limited in the beginning, and was rising with the progress of the years. Emperor Daoguang who ruled china between 1820-1850 has tried to restrict the use of opium, and issued many edicts against it, what has caused the first opium war… (Read More…)

Terracotta Army

The Armies of Qin Shi Huang

(210–209 BC)

The Terracotta army depicted the army of the first Emperor of China “Qin Shi Huang”. During the period of 210 BC to 209 BC, after the emperor has died, these sculptures were used as the funerary art and are buried along with the emperor to protect him in the afterlife… (Read More…)