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Jian Bowl Song dynasty

I purchased this Jian bowl, 120mm in diameter x 52mm high. Provenance: Ex Steinberg collection. It was probably a kiln waster, but has a high quality hare’s fur glaze. 110 more words

Song Dynasty

Antique Celadon Glazed Dish

Antique Chinese

Celadon Glazed


Fully glazed base

with 3 sesame-seed markings

Diameter: 20 cm

 Price on request

Ceramics & Porcelain

Farmers Returned 700-year-old Antiques And Got Only $50.

Is honesty from citizens still appreciated by governments in this modern world?

The antiques shown in the picture was discovered by some local farmers in Ningxiang county of China’s Hunan province and taken to the government office. 62 more words

General News

Plum Blossoms

The sky is light gray, there is a dampness on the road, a bit of wind but no rain – it is just such a day and the wild plum in the backyard is almost in bloom. 112 more words


Homework: Tang and Song Meditations on War

First and foremost: congrats to second period for their victory in our first attempt at Thesis Statement Bootcamp!  We’ll be starting a new round, so if your class didn’t win donuts this time, don’t despair: you can still win a delicious reward by the end of the semester. 144 more words



This week I had 3 days of duty as docent at the National Gallery of Canada. One was hosting the Wednesday Morning Lectures-Mercredis Culturels, I coordinate that program in French and in English. 987 more words

Silk Road even older than thought, ancient tea suggests


Tea found in burial pits near tomb of Han dynasty emperor Liu Qi predates previous oldest discovered by hundreds of years

Pamir mountains in western Asia have some of the world’s most highly elevated roads and are believed to have formed part of the ancient trade route. 349 more words