• #18481 Antique Large Size Chinese Export Porcelain Bowl of Famille Rose Type

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    365.00

    285.00

    Antique Large Size Chinese Export Porcelain Bowl of Famille Rose Type. Painted with beautiful array of colors in pink, blue, green, yellow with Flower and Figure Design on a white porcelain ground. One side is elaborately decorated with leafy peony flower and butterfly pattern, while the other is decorated with court figures doing various activities. Famelli Rose was introduced to China from Europe during the 18th century and has still been produced in the 20th century. Some consider it part of the Canton ware. This one is probably from the late 19 to the early 20th century. A great large size to display in your kitchen or living room. In excellent consition. Dimensions: 11 3/8" Diameter x 5" H

  • #15401 Antique 19-18th Century Hand-woven Chinese Wool Rug with Unusual Motifs

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    900.00

    795.00

    Rare antique 19-18th Century Hand-woven Chinese Wool Rug with beautiful and Unusual Motives of a large stemmed lotus plant with lotus flower coming out of a tall vase placed on a low Chinese table. At the foreground, there are a round fish bowl with goldfish in it as well as calligraphy brush on a manuscript book as well as what looks like persimmon fruits towards the right. The pronunciation of persimmon in Chinese is the same as the pronunciation for the first Chinese character of the Shakyamuni Buddha's name. Therefore, a persimmon sometimes is used as an art motif related to Buddhism. Behind the tall vase is a larger Chinese low table with intricate woodwork with small objects and a tall bonsai landscape rock displayed on it. To the left of this table is a temple incense burner with lid on it. Truly an unusual and beautiful piece with such elegant colors as well as a work of art though with many unsophisticated repairs. It can make a wonderful hanging on the wall. Sold as is. Dimensions: 51 1/2" L x 27" W

  • #11747 A Pair of Old Chinese Hand-Carved Seeds with Monks

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    300.00

    250.00

    A Pair of Old Chinese hand-Carved Seeds with Monks. Old seed carving is hard to come by, though there are plenty reproduced ones. One not enjoy the intricacy of the workmanship, the refine smooth surface of the seed material (a very dense wood surface) through time, but also the philosophical aspect of seeing the carver's own world through a tiny carved seed! Dimensions for each:

  • #18505 Contemporary Dressing Table with Folding Mirror

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    185.00

    145.00

    Contemporary Dressing Table with Folding Mirror with two drawers and side handles. The top is nicely painted in gilt with two dragons. Minor creases at the top where mirror opens and stands. As is. Dimensions: 9 1/2" L x 6 3/4" W x 6 3/4" H (folded)

  • #18402 Antique Round Vase/ Jar with Thick Glaze in Unusual Turquoise/ Teal Color

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    850.00

    450.00

    Antique Round Vase/ Jar with A Thick Glaze in Unusual "Jun" Style Turquoise/ Teal Color. Early 20th century. This jar came from Jiangzhe/ Ningbo area. It possibly is a food jar. Unlike most of other utilitarian jars made of much more porous clay, this jar with its unusual and beautiful thick and smooth glaze is made of denser clay body. There is an impressed mark at the bottom of the jar. Dimensions: 8 1/4" H x 8" diameter

  • #18532 Good Antique Gilt-Painted Red Lacquer Sheep Skin Invitation Box

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    850.00

    445.00

    Good rare Antique Gilt-Painted Red Lacquer Sheep Skin Invitation Box from northern China. Old objects made of sheep skin are rare commodity. This box is nicely constructed with graceful rounded edges and folded corners. The red lacquer is composed of precious organic mineral pigment. The top of the box is painted with figures doing activities in a landscape with trees and pavilions. The painting is worn with losses of gold. The old locking plates at front is very nice. The hinges at the back possibly have been replaced. This beautiful box makes a wonderful desktop object. Dimensions: 12" x 7" x 2 1/2"

  • #18531 Small Antique Gilt-Painted Melon Shaped Rice Barrel with Lid and Old Fitting

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    420.00

    320.00

    Small Antique Gilt-Painted Melon Shaped Rice Barrel with Lid and Old Fitting; painted with vegetation on the body and a Fu-Lion chasing a ball on the lid. The bucket is made of center-cut Ju wood and pegged to join together. the unusual etched old brass decoration on the handle are really nice. Minor flaw on the lid. This is truly a beautiful one. 19th century. Dimensions: 7 3/4" H x 6" diameter

  • #18596 Framed Antique Silk Embroidery of A Bat Hovering Over A Peach

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    365.00

    265.00

    Beautiful Framed Antique Silk Embroidery with An auspicious Bat Hovering Over A Longevity Peach on Branch. 19th century. In good condition and nicely framed in new wooden frame. Bat represents "Blessing" and "Longevity" as well. Dimensions: 16 1/4" L x 13 3/4" W x

  • #18412 Good Antique Paper Mache Lacquered Wine Jar with Lid

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    385.00

    285.00

    Good Antique Paper Mache Lacquered Wine Jar with Lid. In excellent condition. Late 19-early 20th century. We used to have more of these old paper mache wine jars. But as they got sold, few are left. In the recent years, we did not see as many available on the market either. This is a really nice one, very solid and in good condition. Dimensions: 11 3/4" H x 8 1/2" L x 5 1/8" W

  • #18250 Antique Blue-and-White Ginger Jar with Old Lid in Peony Design

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    895.00

    585.00

    Antique Blue-and-White Ginger Jar with Old Lid in hand-painted Peony flower Design. This beautifully painted jar is an authentic piece from the 1820-1850's. Jars similar to this one, along with many other ginger jars, temple jars, and almost any kind of provincial blue-and-white Chinese porcelain wares, are being produced now and coming out of Jingdezhen 景德鎮, China in the recent years with a steady supply to the western market to be sold as antiques or as unspecified. Not only this jar is a beautiful antique piece, It is also much harder to find an old ginger jar with an old lid. This antique jar with its beautiful blue color glaze will grace any decor! Dimensions: 8 1/4" H x 71/4" D

  • #18442 Rare Small Antique Chinese 17-18th Century Porcealin Cup with Lid

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    520.00

    420.00

    Rare Small Antique Chinese 17-18th Century Porcelain Cup with Lid with blossom motif painted in the style of the period. In good condition. Dimensions: 2 5/8" H x 2 5/8" D

  • #18475 Rare Antique Bamboo Stacking Basket with Carved Calligraphy of Poem

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    0.00

    0.00

    (刻明月千里清代竹編提籃)This special old Chinese square bamboo woven stacking basket with handle is a rare piece with its unique lid that is made of one piece of bamboo pressed to form a large flat sheet of surface. This flat sheet of bamboo is called Zhu-Huang (竹黃, Bamboo-Yellow) as the name refers to the yellow color of the smooth sheet of bamboo surface. The four corners of the lid are fitted with wonderful old brass fitting with an auspicious bat and coin design that represents the Fu-Lu (福祿,Blessing and wealth) of the Fu-Lu-Shou (福祿壽) , the three aspects of life's prosperity in Chinese culture. The Shou (壽) represents Longevity. The two sides of the broad bamboo handle are carved with commonly seen Daoist motives such as fan, flute, lotus flower, etc. the basket comes with a fitted long brass locking stick that locks the basket tiers from moving when traveling. The original lock for the stick is gone but can possibly be refitted with another small old Chinese lock. There is a small crack on the lid as seen on photo. The four characters carved and painted in black on the lid read as “明月千里”or “千里明月”, literally can be translated as “bright moon over a thousand miles”, a poetic phrase that can be found from the poem of “水調歌頭“ by Song Dynasty poet Wang-Zhi-Dao (王之道) , from the phrase of “明月千里滿西樓, the bright moonlight shines over a thousand miles and filled the west pavilion”. It is not known if the original phrase did come fromWang-Zhi-Dao's poem. Other earlier poets from other Dynasties have also written many famous and beautiful poems with moon as a subject that elicits poet's sorrow or longing for loved ones. Out of the many famous poets who wrote about moon, of course, Tang Dynasty poet Li-Bo (also pronounced Li-Bai) “李白“, Du-Fu (杜甫), and Zhang-Jiu-Ling (張九齡),and also Song Dynasty poet Su-Shi (蘇軾,蘇東坡), have all written beautiful phrases about moon that have lasted till today and remain most popular and familiar to many Chinese. Below are some examples for those who enjoy reading classical Chinese works. Phrases by Li-Bo (Li-Bai) “舉杯邀明月,對影成三人”translated here as “I raise my cup and toast to the moon; myself, the moon, and my shadow become three companions”. Phrases by Zhang-Jiu-Ling “海上生明月,天涯共此時“,translated here as “Out of the sea rising the bright moon; you and I share this moment apart from the world's end”. And here's one by Si-Dong-Po (Su-Shi) that works for the time we are in now “ 但願人長久,千里共嬋娟”, translated as “Wishing the beloved ones stay healthy and forever; From a thousand miles apart, here we share the comfort of viewing the same moon”. “嬋娟” is a classical term in Chinese for Moon. Old basket like this one was probably used for storing personal belongings, such as a lady's embroidery tools, makeup items, hair pin and combs, or any other small personal daily or intimate objects. This basket is likely from the late 19th to early 20th century. Dimensions: 10 1/4” x 10 7/8” 16” H

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