Antique Chinese bronze censer from the 16th century Ming dynasty. 锦 带 天 鸡 炉. Identical censer can be seen in the famous book of censers:《大 明 宣 德 炉 总 论》,page 174. Size: 18cm across from handle to handle, 9.5 cm height. A small crack on the rim; should be easily repaired. Good patina through out. Good Xuande mark on the bottom. Good weight of 1,557 grams. An item not easy to find in today's market ...click for details
Antique Chinese bronze censer from the 19th century. It is in the form of archaic bronze Ding. It has silver inlay all around the body and on both legs. The under side has a silver inlaid mark of "Shi Sou". It was displayed as an scholar's item on the desktop, or used as incense burner. It has nice patina. Size: 11.5cm tall, 369g in weight. It is in very good condition with its age.
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
There is no civilization that has relied as much as the Chinese on carving inscriptions into stone as a way of preserving the memory of its history and culture. By the beginning of the seventh century, or perhaps much earlier, the Chinese had found a method of making multiple copies of old inscribed records, using paper and ink. Rubbings (also known as inked squeezes) in effect “print” the inscription, making precise copies that can be carried away and treasured. For at least a thousand years, s ...click for details