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Chinese Embroidered Sleeve Borders

Catalogue: Antiques: Regional Art: Asian: Chinese: Textiles: Pre 1920   item# 1141522 (stock# 353AOG)

Chinese Embroidered Sleeve Borders
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The Art and Orchid Gallery
561-575-6868


$345 

These silk Hsiu (embroidered) panels, entirely hand done, adorned Chinese women's chao fu, particularly as edging to sleeves and borders of garments.[155A] The chao fu, or audience robe, was the most formal court garment of the Qing Dynasty. Because the chao fu was also used as a burial robe, it is a rare extant Qing court costume today.[155B] Since the Qian Long reign, there were regulations for making and wearing the chao fu. However, women could apparently choose any assortment of hsiu sl ...click for details


Finely Cast Bronze Censer with Old Repair

Catalogue: Antiques: Regional Art: Asian: Chinese: Metalwork: Pre 1920   item# 1140842 (stock# 362AOG)

Finely Cast Bronze Censer with Old Repair
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The Art and Orchid Gallery
561-575-6868


$285 

This finely cast bronze parcel-gilt censer with an old repair is crafted to show its age which is estimated at early Qing Dynasty.[88A] Loop handles issuing from the dragon mask were cast cire perdue on the bombe-shaped censer. Sharp, shallow abbreviated decorative motifs between the fillets are within the cavetto.[151B] Commemorative Ming Dynasty Nien Hao of Hsuan Te (1426-1435) is cast in the bottom in gilded relief against a dark background.[72C, 32D] This bronze incense burner appears to h ...click for details


Persian Raised Brass Tas with Cut Out

Catalogue: Antiques: Regional Art: Asian: Central Asian: Metalwork: Pre 1920   item# 1140640 (stock# 360AOG)

Persian Raised Brass Tas with Cut Out
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561-575-6868


$295 

This Persian raised brass tas (bowl) with cut out and engraved decoration is similar to Timurid Dynasty (1369-1500) style brass bowls.[161A] Notably this object has a resemblance in shape and size, within a few centimeters, to referenced 14th and 15th Century Iranian bowls of brass. These referenced examples [161A, 107B, 110C] use inlaid black composition, whereas our tas has cut out backgrounds. From these we cannot claim a definite provence to these early periods but more likely design copies ...click for details


Cast Bronze Mughal Rose Water Sprinkler

Catalogue: Antiques: Regional Art: Asian: Central Asian: Metalwork: Pre 1920   item# 1139874 (stock# 359AOG)

Cast Bronze Mughal Rose Water Sprinkler
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561-575-6868


$369 

This cast bronze gulabpash ( or rose water sprinkler) has exhaustive embossing in raised and punched poppy design.[160A, 147B] Gulabpash vessels were used in the Indian, Mughal and Persian Courts to sprinkle rose water upon arriving guests. This explains the extreme waisted-neck form which may be traced back to silver bottles of the Sasanians.[161 ref] The patina varies from glossy brown on the raised poppy motif to dull black from the inlaid black composition ground. Similar black composition i ...click for details


Antique Japanese Trumpeting Elephant Bronze Censer

Catalogue: Antiques: Regional Art: Asian: Japanese: Metalwork: Pre 1920   item# 1139533 (stock# 358AOG)

Antique Japanese Trumpeting Elephant Bronze Censer
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The Art and Orchid Gallery
561-575-6868


$395 

This Japanese bronze Buddhistic incense burner was hand cast in the Late Edo to early Meiji Period.[120AA] The antique religious artifact is a trumpeting elephant caparisoned, covered with clothing and ornamental fittings; it holds the burning incense. On the elephant's back is a bell-shaped shrine-like structure with a three-clawed dragon on its roof; it serves for releasing the fragrance and smoke of the burning incense. Nyoi heads (joui) decorate the saddle fitted to the bronze elephant&# ...click for details


Chinese Bronze Hsiang Lu, Incense Burner

Catalogue: Antiques: Regional Art: Asian: Chinese: Metalwork: Pre 1920   item# 1137567 (stock# 355AOG)

Chinese Bronze Hsiang Lu, Incense Burner
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561-575-6868


$225 

The Art and Orchid Gallery's antique bronze hsiang lu is probably a 19th Century copy of a familiar 18th Century bronze bombe censer (ornamental bulbous container for burning incense).[25B, 151C] The incense burner has twin Buddhistic lion handles. Beginning in the Shang Dynasty (1766-1027 B.C.) similar cast vessels that were functional (food vessels) and ones used for rituals as highly decorated bombes have been found.[144D] During the Ming Dynasty (1368-1644) Chinese bronze workers develop ...click for details


Japanese Low Relief Bronze Vase

Catalogue: Antiques: Regional Art: Asian: Japanese: Metalwork: Pre 1920   item# 1137324 (stock# 354AOG)

Japanese Low Relief Bronze Vase
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561-575-6868


$335 

This Japanese bronze vase has a low relief naturalistic cast design. These are the elements of the Japanese style that became inherent in the Western Art Nouveau 'Japanonisme' Movement.[17A, 156B] Vases similar to this one were cast in bronze by Hata Zoroku during the Meiji Era by 'cire perdue' techniques.[113C] Photos of Japanese cast bronze resembling this vase are found in Meiji Era Arts and Crafts books.[113D] The vase has a simple tapered body with flared base on a short ver ...click for details


Antique Late Meiji Period Shippo Vase

Catalogue: Antiques: Regional Art: Asian: Japanese: Enamel: Pre 1920   item# 1136555 (stock# 350AOG)

Antique Late Meiji Period Shippo Vase
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561-575-6868


$370 

The Art and Orchid Gallery's shippo vase has fine silver wire flying dove design enameled in multi-shades of opaques called doro-jippo (see photos). They appear against a highly polished midnight blue wireless ground. The doves are flying over silver-wired thorned barberry (Berberis koreana)[154D] The vase is counter-enameled and has a bronzed copper lip and foot for strength. Just above the foot and in the neck cavetto are copper-wired designs in red, green, blue and purple opaque enamels a ...click for details


Exemplary 19th C. Persian Suratgari Miniature

Catalogue: Antiques: Regional Art: Middle Eastern: Paintings: Pre 1920   item# 1136103 (stock# 349AOG)

Exemplary 19th C. Persian Suratgari Miniature
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The Art and Orchid Gallery
561-575-6868


$395 

This exemplary 19th Century Persian suratgari (figural) miniature is of a regal courtyard and scenic painting with pronounced verticality. Two-sided display of lavish ornamentation in opaque colors, ink and gold on paper with balanced calligraphic boxed inserts on the front and hand painted calligraphic poem page on the opposite side. Silvered bundle-of-rods frame and mats hold the two-sided manuscript page for display.[152A] The art exhibits some characteristics that were first used in the 15th ...click for details


Pair of Matched Ginger Jars with Covers

Catalogue: Antiques: Regional Art: Asian: Chinese: Porcelain: Pre 1920   item# 1135873 (stock# 348AOG)

Pair of Matched Ginger Jars with Covers
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561-575-6868


$745 for the PAIR 

This matched pair of ginger jars with covers in Ming Style 'san ts'ai' (three color)was probably done at the turn of the 19th Century during the Guangxu Reign.[28A, 151B, 92C] The bold relief of raised decoration and ground are glazed sur biscuit in typical Ming Dynasty san ts'ai: turquoise-blue of copper, manganese-purple and yellow antimony, couleurs de demi-grand feu.[86D] From a later period, early Qing-Kangxi Reign, our ceramic artist used a glaze with brilliant iridescent ...click for details

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