Sadler Blue Willow

This is a vintage ginger jar, tea caddy is decorated with a Chinoiserie, Blue Willow pattern. The underside is stamped “Sadler England” and would date to the 1930s.

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Blue and White

There is a true allure of collecting blue and white pottery. I believe it is that some people like myself…just love it. I love the design, the color, and the patterns.

Many have traveled across oceans; traded for a meal; served our family’s and Royalty. As our lives change; then suddenly we are able to appreciate the culture behind the art of the potter, instead of the pot being merely useful.

Old plates, vases and teapots, I think, have a secret history; I can imagine dinners with a silent backstory of conversations over tea and cake. Presentation is important. Make a fuss! It’s a shows love and respect to your family and your guests.

If you are going to collect blue and white; Buy pre-loved and or pre-owned. It’s keeps old pots out of landfills; recycle and reuse. We have to be mindful of our environment too.

My eyes have been caught up by the simple beauty of every day common pottery made remarkable by the colour blue and the brilliance of shape.

This is my table and I’m just getting started.

Old Ming Pot

Could it be Ming?

I am to believe I may have an antique Chinese koi Bowl from the Ming Period in my procession.

It is bronze and is a cloisonné enamel bowl. The bowl measures 11.2 inches across at its widest and 3.4 inches high.

The bowl is bronze with beautiful multi color enameling throughout the piece. The iron work and rims have a dark patina or color which is all original to the piece. Incredible find.

What makes this bowl very special is that the outside and interior of the bowl are decorated with fine and enamelings and there is a scroll border along the top rim.

The bronze is glazed in a dark blue green with gilded scrolls, koi and lotus flowers.

The center bowl is in excellent condition, as is the stand.

If you look at the many photographs for more on the look and condition as they are an important part of the description.

The Zhengde Emperor (Chinese: 正德; pinyin: Zhèngdé) was the Ming dynasty Emperor of China between 1505–1521.

Reign: 19 June 1505 – 20 April 15

What do you think?

Is it Ming…or just an old Ming Pot.

There be Dragons

Dragons brilliantly painted in vivid colours and varying tones of cobalt blue with characteristic ‘heaping and piling’ effects. Imagine standing there before you two striding five-clawed dragons chasing after one another amidst wispy clouds. Bands of lotus leaves encircling the top of border. Glazed interior well painted with a six-character mark within a blue border on the base.

Chinese antique Jiajing mark Blue and White Dragon Bowl. Two floating dragons under the sea with lotus leaves surrounding the top with just a faint gold leaf border. Sounds like a lucid dream.

The Jiajing mark Period Make”. This is possibly very old of high quality porcelain.

Zhong Guo Zhi Zao

Vintage Chinese rice Vintage Chinese rice bowls hand painted. A gilded cloisonné porcelain bowl. A set of 6 Bowls from 1970s hand painted.

Zhong Guo Zhi Zao ‘MADE IN CHINA’ in a diamond shape in 1973 marked on the base from kilns in China. Some marks of quality are important because they validate the quality and authenticity of the product you are investing in.

Although some true antique Chinese pieces will not have a mark or stamp. It wasn’t until the 1890’s when Chinese imports were required by law.

Marks tell you where they come, the year, the quality and the maker and from which kiln they were crafted in.

After all if I’m going to spend £10.00 on a bowl; I don’t want to find out it was mass produced and available at the Pound shop for a £1.00 Quid.

Blue background gilded rims and Floral. Each bowl is with 2 white Cranes floating on a white cloud on each side. and Chinese story about the birds. The story has a mark on it. That red mark is the artist personal stamp. See picture.

The bowls have a white centre. Very elegant and useful. Easy to clean. Complete set. Looks wonderful on any table. Makes a great cereal, salad, porridge or soup bowl.

The height is 5,5 cm / 2.16 ” x diameter 11,5 cm / 4.5 “.

EXCELLENT CONDITION with no chips, no

I found them in an antique shop in Antwerp and in EXCELLENT CONDITION with no chips, no cracks, no damages!

Extraordinary I love them.

Juzan Gama

We found these Japanese bowls in Antwerp. I thought they were stunning and had never seen anything marked like these. When we returned home from holiday… I just had to look them up.

The Juzan Gama Pottery, I believe are a 20th c. modern Japanese porcelain bowls manufactured by 壽山窯 Juzan Family Kiln (Juzan gama).

Juzan Kiln, aka Juzan Gama, still operates today and is located in Nagasaki, Japan producing table wares under the name Juzan Toki.

Juzan Gama produced wares are called Hasami-yaki. This particular style seen on the outside of the bowl is made by what is called chattering kana.

The kana scraper, a metal tool, is held onto a leather hard, unfired bowl, and the bowl is spun. The kana jumps up and down, chatters, across the surface to produce the regular markings.