Jian ware tea bowl

Marchant’s forthcoming exhibition and sale of Chinese Ceramics from Han to Song will be the first exhibition in their 93 years dedicated entirely to early Chinese ceramic wares.

The inspiration for the show has come from the rise in demand for early ceramics, thanks to increasing numbers of collections and exhibitions at museums and dealers.

The carefully curated show will feature 35 pieces; thirteen of which come from the collection of The Honourable Justice Robert Tang, a well-known collector of Song ceramics, the majority also have provenance published in the catalogue.

The remarkable large Tang falconer, measuring 62.5 cm high (pictured below), was deaccessioned from the Manno Museum of Art in Japan and is both impressive and dignified.

Other highlights include the Dingyao dish from the Linyushanren Collection, two very fine Jian ware tea bowls (see above image) from the personal collection of the Late Susan Chen, The Feng Wen Tang Collection, which are the two finest examples from a large group purchased from her collection.

Marchant are particularly exited to exhibit a seated Han dog, as very few examples in this seated position are recorded and the company had not handled one until now. Both the charm and immediate impact of the piece is evident.

Tang falconer

The exhibition will be on display at Marchant’s gallery:

120 Kensington Church Street, W8 4BH from 29th October – 16th November, coinciding with Asian Art Week in London 2018, 1st – 10th November 2018.

Gallery and Exhibition opening times:
Monday-Friday 10:00-18:00
Saturday 3rd November 10:00-21:00, late night opening
Sunday 4th November 10:00-18:00