Chinese Arts & Antiques Photos

Chinese peoples have been making decorative arts for over 3,000 years, many of which are now in museum collections.

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Chinese bronze helmet at St. Louis Art Museum. St Louis, MO.China: wine vessel in Asian Art Museum. San Francisco, CA.Jade stag from China in Sackler Gallery. Washington, DC.Jade bird plaques from China in Sackler Gallery. Washington, DC.
Chinese bronze helmet (1523-1028 BCE) at St. Louis Art Museum. St Louis, MO.China: wine vessel (1300-1050 BCE) in Asian Art Museum. San Francisco, CA.Jade stag from Western Zhou dynasty of China (11th c BCE) in Sackler Gallery. Washington, DC.Jade bird plaques from Western Zhou dynasty of China (11th c BCE) in Sackler Gallery. Washington, DC.
Chinese bronze mythical mask at St. Louis Art Museum. St Louis, MO.Bronze wine jar in animal shape from China in Sackler Gallery. Washington, DC.China: bronze vessel in form of rhinoceros in Asian Art Museum. San Francisco, CA.Bronze, silver, gold chariot fitting in canine shape from China in Sackler Gallery. Washington, DC.
Chinese bronze mythical mask (10th C BCE) at St. Louis Art Museum. St Louis, MO.Bronze wine jar in animal shape from Western Zhou dynasty of China (10th c BCE) in Sackler Gallery. Washington, DC.China: bronze vessel in form of rhinoceros (1100-1050 BCE) in Asian Art Museum. San Francisco, CA.Bronze, silver, gold chariot fitting in canine shape from Eastern Zhou dynasty of China (300-250 BCE) in Sackler Gallery. Washington, DC.
Chinese earthenware Chimera tomb figure at Art Institute of Chicago. Chicago, IL.China: Eastern Han dynasty earthenware dog in Asian Art Museum. San Francisco, CA.Lion Yue ware from China in Freer Gallery. Washington, DC.China: Six dynasty earthenware Bactrian camel in Asian Art Museum. San Francisco, CA.
Chinese earthenware Chimera tomb figure (206 BCE-9 AD Western Han dynasty) at Art Institute of Chicago. Chicago, IL.China: Eastern Han dynasty earthenware dog (25-220) in Asian Art Museum. San Francisco, CA.Lion Yue ware from Western Jin dynasty of China (265-317) in Freer Gallery. Washington, DC.China: Six dynasty earthenware Bactrian camel (500-50) in Asian Art Museum. San Francisco, CA.
China: Tang dynasty glazed earthenware winged guardian monster in Asian Art Museum. San Francisco, CA.China: Song dynasty bronze duck vessel in Asian Art Museum. San Francisco, CA.Chinese stoneware cloud-shaped pillow at Art Institute of Chicago. Chicago, IL.Chinese stoneware tiger-shaped pillow at Art Institute of Chicago. Chicago, IL.
China: Tang dynasty glazed earthenware winged guardian monster (690-750) in Asian Art Museum. San Francisco, CA.China: Song dynasty bronze duck vessel (960-1279) in Asian Art Museum. San Francisco, CA.Chinese stoneware cloud-shaped pillow (1115-1234 Jin dynasty) at Art Institute of Chicago. Chicago, IL.Chinese stoneware tiger-shaped pillow (1115-1234 Jin dynasty) at Art Institute of Chicago. Chicago, IL.
Chinese covered censer in shape of mythical beast at St. Louis Art Museum. St Louis, MO.Chinese Ming porcelain vase at St. Louis Art Museum. St Louis, MO.Chinese Ming dynasty porcelain plate with blue dragon at Art Institute of Chicago. Chicago, IL.China: Ming dynasty dish with rabbit in Asian Art Museum. San Francisco, CA.
Chinese covered censer in shape of mythical beast (14th C) at St. Louis Art Museum. St Louis, MO.Chinese Ming porcelain vase (late 15th C) at St. Louis Art Museum. St Louis, MO.Chinese Ming dynasty porcelain plate with blue dragon (1522-66) at Art Institute of Chicago. Chicago, IL.China: Ming dynasty dish with rabbit (1621-7) in Asian Art Museum. San Francisco, CA.
Chinese Ming dynasty porcelain bowl at Metropolitan Museum of Art. New York, NY.Chinese Ming dynasty porcelain elephant-shaped drinking vessel at Metropolitan Museum of Art. New York, NY.China: Qing dynasty Buddhist deity Simhavaktra Dakina in Asian Art Museum. San Francisco, CA.China: Qing dynasty trumpets of brass & human bone from inner Mongolia in Asian Art Museum. San Francisco, CA.
Chinese Ming dynasty porcelain bowl (1506-21) at Metropolitan Museum of Art. New York, NY.Chinese Ming dynasty porcelain elephant-shaped drinking vessel (late 16th C) at Metropolitan Museum of Art. New York, NY.China: Qing dynasty Buddhist deity Simhavaktra Dakina (1736-95) in Asian Art Museum. San Francisco, CA.China: Qing dynasty trumpets of brass & human bone from inner Mongolia (1800-1911) in Asian Art Museum. San Francisco, CA.
Chinese porcelain bowl at St. Louis Art Museum. St Louis, MO.Chinese Qing dynasty porcelain plate at Metropolitan Museum of Art. New York, NY.Chinese Qing dynasty porcelain plate painted with lotus flowers at Metropolitan Museum of Art. New York, NY.Porcelain tea pots at New Brunswick Museum. Saint John, NB.
Chinese porcelain bowl (18th C) at St. Louis Art Museum. St Louis, MO.Chinese Qing dynasty porcelain plate (late 17th C- 1st half 18th C) at Metropolitan Museum of Art. New York, NY.Chinese Qing dynasty porcelain plate painted with lotus flowers (late 17th C- early 18th C) at Metropolitan Museum of Art. New York, NY.Porcelain tea pots (2 Chinese Qing dynasty & Japanese c1890) at New Brunswick Museum. Saint John, NB.
Porcelain tea pots at New Brunswick Museum. Saint John, NB.Qing dynasty porcelain serving platter at New Brunswick Museum. Saint John, NB.Blue & white Ch'ing dynasty porcelain which the Hoovers started collecting while in China & continued for life at Hoover Museum. West Branch, IA.Antique blue Chinese porcelain collection of Hoovers. West Branch, IA.
Porcelain tea pots (Chinese Qing dynasty) at New Brunswick Museum. Saint John, NB.Qing dynasty porcelain serving platter (early 18th C) at New Brunswick Museum. Saint John, NB.Blue & white Ch'ing dynasty porcelain which the Hoovers started collecting while in China & continued for life at Hoover Museum. West Branch, IA.Antique blue Chinese porcelain collection of Hoovers. West Branch, IA.
Antique blue Chinese porcelain collection of Hoovers. West Branch, IA.Antique blue Chinese porcelain collection of Hoovers. West Branch, IA.Rouge de Fer plate from Ming dynasty at Hoover Museum. West Branch, IA.Porcelain plate with magpies on tree branch from China at Utah Museum of Fine Art. Salt Lake City, UT.
Antique blue Chinese porcelain collection of Hoovers. West Branch, IA.Antique blue Chinese porcelain collection of Hoovers. West Branch, IA.Rouge de Fer plate from Ming dynasty (1426-45) at Hoover Museum. West Branch, IA.Porcelain plate with magpies on tree branch (20th C) from China at Utah Museum of Fine Art. Salt Lake City, UT.

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