A very rare white jade carving of a boy flying above clouds and holding Ruyi flower above him. The carving was from Yuan-Ming period. The boy's face is delicately engraved in a fine low relief, giving him broadened features and wide, bulging cheeks. His hair is tied with ribbons in very well engraved bunches.
Published on 'Emperor, Scholar, Artisan, Monk' by Paul Moss. 1984, no. 89.
This is a very finely carved antique white jade snuff bottle. The body of the bottle is elongated melon form with vines and leaves extending to the sides. Vivid high relief carving of butterfly attached on the melon. Very delicate and beautiful carving style. This bottle is not like most other jade pebble snuff bottles with no bottom to support, it can stand up alone.
The item has been kept well with very nice pati ...click for details
This is a magnificent Chinese repousse silver jade dragons treasure vessel with cover, and it dates from the 18th century. The vessel was used in the temple or nobleman's home to contain the offering for the respected buddhas during the ceremony or special events. Complex and gorgeous repousse silver works decorated with stylized mythical beasts surrounded by Ruyi clouds above waves. The domed cover decorated with high relief carving of one vivid dragon holding the Lingzhi in the mouth. All ...click for details
This is a very fine and beautiful antique Chinese SILVER card case with double sided diffrent scenes. One side depicts a gentleman reading books with his friend in the private garden, there is a maid serving the tea and snacks, and another guest is coming under a guard's lead. The other side carved with magpies stay on the plum tree, which indicates good fortune comes on the way. The case has two open sections for holding the cards. Around the edges bands have decorated with scroll leaves, a ...click for details
A charming and beautifully carved white jade wrist rest from Chinese Kangxi period, 17-18th century. This scholar's wrist rest carved with a typical scene of Kangxi period as a deer standing under the pine trees, which indicates the scholar's pursuing spiritual life of complete resting in the nature.
Jade Size: 9.3 cm x 4.5 cm. On stand 3.3 cm tall. Comes with a hardwood stand. Very good condition with no dam ...click for details
Antique Chinese Cloisonne snuff bottle with Tai Ping You Xiang motif, The body shape is at very unique of cubic. It bears hand carved four characters' mark of Qian Long Nian Zhi. A peace-embodying elephant was a usual design for the articles in the Qing-Dynasty court. It is believed to bring auspiciousness and happiness. It described different motif of brush pot and flowers on another side. The overall condition ...click for details
Antique Chinese bronze censer on wood stand from the 17th Century, bearing a six character Xuande mark. The resonance sound is like a bell sound when tapped. Comes with a carved wood stand, but may not be original stand.
Size: About 5-3/4" across the widest point of the body. Diameter of top rim 5-1/4". Height: 3.5" without stand. Net weight 1112 g. Very good condition with no damage. Age wear.
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A large Chinese famille rose porcelain vase painted with 18 Lohans, from the early 20th century. Lohans are well-known for their great wisdom, courage and supernatural power. Due to their abilities to ward off the evil, Lohans have became guardian angels of the Buddhist temple or in the main hall standing guard. The painting on this vase is rich and colorful, full of details.