Galleries

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There are two superb and rare objects dating to the early dynasties, Warring States Period and the Tang Dynasty. A small but fine collection of Qing Dynasty wood panels and very fine carved panel of the “Eight Immortals” from the late Ming to early Qing Dynasty. An ancient neolithic jade pendant from the HongShan Culture, dating back some 8000 years.

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Mata Ortiz pottery is the recreation of traditional pottery works from the historic Paquime archeological site in Chihuahua, Mexico. In the early 60’s, Juan Quezada is credited with its revival and the development of modern pottery making. Today Juan is considered the Master potter in Mata Ortiz, Mexico. His works and other members of his family are in countless museums and private collections worldwide.

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I started piecing this collection in 1972. I collected the finest objects that I could at the time with the funds I had. I wasn’t rich, so in my search for the finest objects, I had to find a way to add them to my collection. The collection consists of some remarkable objects from the Torricelli Mountains District, Trobriand Islands, Wosera District, Highlands Districts, Asmat and Dani Tribes, and other Sepik Rivers villages. These objects were obtained from many of the most well know collections, collectors and museums from around the globe i.e., Webster, Hooper, Oldman, Davidson, Umlauf, Friede and Cunningham Collections.

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The creation of porcelains began over 2000 years ago in the ancient city of Chang Nan (China), later changed to Jingdezhen. Contemporary porcelains created by the few Master Ceramists of Jingdezhen, today are considered some of the finest on the planet. Styles range from the early QingHua (Blue & White) to the Gao Wen Yao Bian (High Temperature Glaze) which can only be found in Jingdezhen.