• #16637 Pair of Early 20th Century Hand-Carved Bamboo Monks

    Decorative and Collectible Decorative & Collectibles ...

    3000.00

    2200.00

    Pair of Early 20th Century Hand-Carved Bamboo Monks. Not signed. Some age cracks. As is. Dimensions:

  • #17734 Large Yixing/ I-Hsing Teapot of A Watermelon by Gao-Jian-Fang 高建芳

    Decorative and Collectible Tea Room and Gift ...

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    Large Yixing/ I-Hsing Teapot of A Watermelon by established artist Gao-Jian-Fang 高建芳. Although a watermelon teapot is a common design made by many Yixing potters and studios and even many pieces can bear the same artist's name but not made by the artist, this teapot is so impeccably made, the lid so so tightly fit, the whole piece is made in such perfection with such attention to detail that it is truly an art piece to be admired and treasured!

  • #17010 Pair of Very Long Carved Duei-Lian Wooden Couplets with Calligraphy Poem

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    Pair of Very Long Carved Duei-Lian Wooden Couplets with Calligraphy Poem. Dimensions:

  • #17732 Pair of Qing Dynasty Blue-and-White Tea Cups with Lid with Calligraphy Poem

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    Pair of Qing Dynasty Blue-and-White Tea Cups with Lid with Calligraphy Poem. Dimensions for each cup with lid:

  • #17729 Good Qing Dynasty Court Badge of a Kesi Weaving for Military Official

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    This beautiful antique Chinese court badge is a woven silk textile called Kesi Weaving(緙絲). The tiger or leopard like animal represents a symbol of court status of a third rank military marshal (a leopard is the third ranking officer, while a tiger would be the forth ranking officer in Qing court system). The badges were sewn on the front of the garment at the chest position and at the back as well. The opposite symbol of a marshal would be a bird which represents the literary status. Kesi (pronounced Ke-Si) is a special type of high art in Chinese weaving where colored silk threads are filled and woven in between the contoured shapes of the objects. The front and the back of the weaving look the same. This technique often creates a sculptural quality visually for the woven piece. A good Kesi weaving is known for its elegant colors and fine detail. This work was primarily produced for the court or the imperial. The well woven and presented tiger or leopard looks back at a sun or a fire ball with its mouth open, snarling. There are two bats at the top, each biting a Ruyi sector and a wine gourd. At the bottom, there appears to be an auspicious carp rising above the waves. There are also other motifs including various floral patterns, a fan, Wan symbol, sword, flute, as well as Ling-Zhi pattern (medicinal mushroom) in shades of blue all over. Kesi weaving is rare and is highly sought after by Chinese art connoisseurs and museums.The composition of the design on this badge is well organized, presenting a clean and harmonious image with all the elements. This badge is in good condition and is professionally framed in nice complimenting fabrics matting and beautiful black-and-gilt wooden frame. Dimensions (with frame) are approximately 20" x 19"

  • #17572 Good Antique Ju Wood Scholar's Box with Old Brass Plates and Original Finish

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    650.00

    320.00

    Good Antique Ju Wood Scholar's Box with Nice Old Brass Plates and Original Finish. This box was probably used to store tabletop objects and personal paper and writing objects. It has a nice subtle finish and beautiful patina that is hard to find in old boxes. Outside of costly Chinese exotic hardwood types, Ju wood is considered the best quality of softwood and was used in some of the early Ming style furniture pieces and wooden objects that have been found today.. Dimensions: 17 3/8" L x 9 3/4" W x 9 1/4" H

  • #17557 Old Japanese Satsuma Bowl in Petal Form with Chrysanthemum Design, Signed

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    (日本薩摩燒花瓣形陶碗) Here we have a possibly early 20th century Japanese ceramic ware Satsuma bowl in an elegant petal form with thick paste of glaze with a gilt enameled design with chrysanthemum and other flowers and vegetation. The white chrysanthemums are done with a raised surface. The base glaze of the bowl is in an ivory white glaze with tiny crackles. Satsuma ware was quite popular during the late 19 to early 20th century as an export ware to the western market. It is still quite popular and collected by many collectors for late Japanese wares even though the style of the pottery has evolved much differently from the earlier ones. The Satsuma characters at the bottom of this bowl are well executed in hand-written calligraphy with a Shimazu mark above. Although many late Satsuma wares were created with elaborate designs and garish colors, this bowl uniquely has a more subdued presentation with its beautiful shape. This bowl measures approximately 9” in diameter by 3 1/2” in height. Dimensions:

  • #17570 Hand-Carved Old Chinese Bamboo Miniature Mask of A Fox

    Decorative and Collectible Decorative & Collectibles Tea Room and Gift ...

    185.00

    110.00

    This charming Hand-Carved Old Chinese Bamboo Miniature Mask of A Fox has simple carved lines with a wonderful expression. It is rather unusual. it has some old bug holes, but the age is unknown. There is a minor age crack on the forehead of the fox but not quite noticeable. Dimensions: 2 1/2" L x 1 3/4" W x 1 3/8" D Dimensions:

  • #17569 Antique Qing Dynasty King Fisher Feather Hair Pin with Peony Design

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    130.00

    95.00

    Antique Qing Dynasty King Fisher Feather Hair Pin made of silver with a peony design. This sought after beautiful bright blue color is the real original color from the feather of the Kingfisher bird. These Qing delicate small ornaments, most came from the more elaborate full headdress, are very popular and collected by many. The color is so bright that it almost resonates a sound. Some losses of feathers. As is. Dimensions: 1 3/8" L x 3/4" W x 3/8" D

  • #17568 Rare Antique Blue-and-white Porcelain Brush Wash in Butterfly Shape

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    365.00

    265.00

    Rare Antique Blue-and-white Porcelain Brush Wash in Butterfly Shape. The two holes on the top are for resting the brushes in between painting or writing; the larger empty space is where a calligrapher or painter can clean the brush or for thinning the ink held on the brush. This small antique brush wash with a rare beautiful butterfly shape has a Chinese government's antique waxed seal at the bottom and is from the 1850's or so. Dimensions: 3 1/8" L x 2 1/8" W x 1 1/2" H

  • #13974 Hand-Carved Wall Hanging of A Wooden Peach with Fu Blessing Character

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    240.00

    165.00

    Hand-Carved Wall Hanging of An Auspicious Wooden Peach with Fu Blessing Character. Carved out of one piece of wood. The oldest Chinese wooden hanging in Daoist tradition is said to be a carved block of wood with a peach shape (probably much different shape from this one) hung on the door or wall of a house or temple as a Feng-Shui object to ward off the evil spirits and ghosts. This skillfully hand carved piece has a lot of nice detail. The Fu character stained in green color means Blessing. This piece was created in the early 90's. Dimensions: 9 1/2" L x 8" W x 1/2"D

  • #17565 Pair of EX-Small Size Antique Gilt Carved Bed Panels with Openwork

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    320.00

    220.00

    Pair of Small Size Antique Gilt Carved Bed Panels with Openwork. Both panels are intricately carved. One is carved with a large bird flying and looking down next to a blossom branch.The other one is carved with two figures conversing with each other on path in a landscape. Both are beautiful carved and painted in vivid gilt color with the old red lacquer made from ground minerals. Some old bug holes on the side of one panel and some other losses on the carving. 19th century. As is. Dimensions: 8 1/2"x 2" each panel

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