The Art and Orchid Gallery's entirely hand made vase is covered with polychrome enamels from the interior neck to the unglazed base. The Hotei or 'God of Contentment' comfortably rests in the dented sac that he usually carries. He was sprigged on by luting, then enameled to contrast with the green ground of the sac vase.[3A, 34B] All types of details, like white eyes, teeth and body hair, stand out against his skin's matte glaze. It is made of a hard paste stoneware,or 'gres& ...click for details
This scholar's desk item has a splendid carved Chinese crystal bottom with a 'Po Ku' theme. The Art and Orchid Gallery's objet de vertu was started in Germany with embossed decorations on its laminated double walls in the shape of a bottomless cup. A Chinese hand carved and enameled crystal base was attached to the object above the foot using tiny brass teeth, which are only seen from the bottom. The brass was impress molded as strips, laminated into 3/4" wide pieces for str ...click for details
The Art and Orchid Gallery's pictorial art (536AOG) is from its "Pi Shu Shih Nu" Series (Hui Tsung's, Sung Dynasty Emperor, Art Catalogue) using ladies in summer undress figures.[73A] However, it has been designed with many native Japanese characteristics which came to be called "Decorative Style" during the Momoyama Period (1573-1615). [106B] These characteristics include: extremes of pattern and color (certainly far from Chinese monochromes) [106C]; the bold compos ...click for details
The Art and Orchid Gallery's huile sur toile (oil on canvas) was painted by the French genre artist, Henri Person (also Persson), 1876-1926.[232A] "le Port de Saint-Tropez" dramatically depicts the sun lighting before the storm. Henri painted many coastal scenes near or at Saint-Tropez, such as: "Tartanes Dans Le Port de Saint-Tropez". It is signed on the lower right (signe en bas a droite). Person painted in several styles from impressionism (e.g Pointillism) to a more c ...click for details
The Art and Orchid Gallery's wall art called "pi shu shih nu" and " huo long guo" is Chinese for "ladies in summer undress" and "fire dragon fruit" skin.[73A, WIKI] We create this pictorial art in glass-covered, framed quasi-shadow boxes for novel artistic wall or table top decoration art at our gallery.
In this box is a photo montage, using bright surreal colors, of a pi shu shih nu surrounded by the dried skin of the pitahaya (variety) of the gen ...click for details
The Art and Orchid Gallery's puppet was made and used in Java. Maybe since the 17th Century similar rod-puppets, controlled by wooden rods running through their clothed bodies or painted bodies, called Wayang Golek, have been used to tell stories of various cultures.[WIKI-1] By the 18th Century the Wayang was mostly concerning the Indian Epics of Ramayama and Mahabarata of Hindu India adopted to Javanese culture.[WIKI-2] Depictions of these Indian epics were long carved in stone in Hindu tem ...click for details
The Art and Orchid Gallery's very old carved figure has been hollowed out (most of the back, through the neck and into the head, as well as fitting on the back of the chair) by the maker. At least some of this hollowed space was to store rolls of calligraphy. Unfortunately, wood worms also hollowed the figure, mostly the base and the chair, but some worms made it to the neck of the carved official including the scrolls of calligraphy. The figure of this seated dignitary was painted in red, b ...click for details
The Art and Orchid Gallery's antique tankard is a 17th Century piece made when wrought copper domestic utensils were enjoying a period of prosperity.[103A] The splendid repousse, which extends from the embossed band completing the cover seal to the base embossed bands, displays a commemorative of the joint reign of William and Mary over England, Scotland and Ireland.[179B, WIKC] King William III and Queen Mary II began their joint reign in 1689 after William's successful invasion of Engl ...click for details
The Art and Orchid Gallery's wall art is a shadow box containing dried orchid flowers from our Gallery's greenhouse. They were hand applied to embroidered sheer chiffon over a light blue crepe background in a glass-covered shadow box. The orchids are a trigeneric hybrid of Brassia x Miltonia x Odontoglossum called Degarmoara.[141A, 134B] This hybrid was created in 1967. It retains its colored stripes, dots and form well on drying. (These were dried 6-7 years ago.) Intergeneric's like ...click for details
The Art and Orchid Gallery has mounted a fine, entire white mushroom coral[179A] on multi-weave gold and red sheer fabric, to appear as coral in shallow water. It is kept dust-free in a Riker Specimen Mount with a signed Art and Orchid Gallery label. Like all of our coral specimens, it is real and was collected 30 years ago. This is unlike what most designers and retailers sell today using resin and ceramic copies of coral. References available upon request.
Size of Box: ~ 6" x 5" ...click for details