Antique Chinese carved white jade belt hook from the 19th century. Beautifully carved with dragon head. Good conidtion with usage wear. Small scrach at the tail end as shown in the photos. Size is 4" long. The stand is not included.
This is a Chinese Kesi (silk tapestry) dragon robe or Chi-fu dated to the late 19th Century. KESI dragon robe was the most expensive type of dragon robe in Qing dynasty; much more expensive than embroidery and brocade robe. The robe is made from unique slate blue w/ bronze dragons, brightly colored auspicious symbols. Original blue silk satin lining. There are nine, four-clawed dragons throughout the robe. The robe also features bats and other auspicious Buddhism symbols as well as Taoism symbol ...click for details
A Chinese imperial embroidery dragon robe from about 1890 Qing Dynasty. The robe is made of a reddish brown silk ground. There are nine, five-clawed dragons done in couched golden thread. Brown was considered a shade of yellow by the Qing Court. The use of the color was restricted to the imperial family members. Partial of the original lining was replaced. The robe is in general good condition with some loose threads and slight age wear.
Size: 83” x 53”
This is a Late Ming - early Qing period white jade plaque, carved with an old Chinese love story "Que Qiao Shiang Hui". The subject on this piece is rare. It's a very famous Chinese folk love story, which named the Chinese Valentine's Day - Double Seven Festival: In the evening of seventh day of lunar seventh month, also called Lover's Festival - Traditional Chinese Valentine's Day, when Cowherd and Weaving Maid (NiuLang ZhiNiu) are allowed by the Jade Emperor of the He ...click for details
This is a rare and fine silk kesi dragon roundel from the 19th century. It is very likely that this roundel was from the surcoat of an Emperor of the 19th century. The roundel shows a 5 claws dragon with a "Long Live for Ten Thousand Years" mark weaved in gold thread over the dragon's head. The endless "Wan" character, which is "Endless Ten Thousand", are all over the back ground in gold thread. It is in overall good condition in rich color with no stain or rest ...click for details
A beautiful and large Chinese cloisonné enameled box with 5 old jade plaques mounted on the cover. Decorated groups of big lions and baby lions playing, which are called"Tai Shi Shao Shi". It means good fortune passing down from generation to generation. The four smaller jade plaques are carved with children figures. Four Children in Chinese implies "Sihai", which implies anywhere in the world. The center jade piece is a beautifully carved butterfly. Butterfly is a symbol of ...click for details
This is a finely carved Japanese ivory Okimono of an elder with a single horn mythical creature, 17/18th century. Very detailed carved for both facial features of the creature and the elder, and the back also carved in fine details. The flames carved on the legs of the creature and the single horn indicates the mythical creature and the elder were from a legend. (It looks like a figure from the Chinese Ming Dynasty.) Height: 2 7/8". Very good condition with no crack or restoration.
Antique Chinese Zitan wood wine cup with well preserved silver liner from the late 17th Century. The cup was carved with Yulan Magnolia flower and Plum flower. Both flowers were symbols for ideal personality of Chinese scholar. This type of cups were made from the 14th century all the way through the 20th century. This cup is authentic from the late 17th century. This zitan cup was well carved from one solid piece of zitan wood trunk. It is in good condition with sealed age crack as shown in pho ...click for details
Antique Japanese ivory okinomo of a fisherman couple, from the early 20th Century, Meiji Period. Fine carving with vivid details. Maker's mark on the bottom.
10" tall without the stand. 3" wide on the base. The net weight is 1 lb 6.8 oz. Sealed natural age crack on the bottom as shown in the photo, otherwise in excellent condition. (U.S. Domestic shipping only).
A Rare full set of Imperial Chinese Chaofu (Formal Robe)skirt, cuffs and collar. Silk embroidered dragons with gold-wrapped thread on the Gauze ground. Five-clawed dragons racing amidst clouds in pursuit of flaming pearls above water and wave motifs. The white silk stitches on dragons were made to imitate effect of seed pearls. Chaofu was the most formal robe of the Qing Dynasty. Gauze Chaofu is very rare on the market today. According to the "Collected Regulations & Precedents of the Q ...click for details