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Chinese Painting in Ink and Color on Silk

Catalogue: Popular Collectibles: Cultural: Chinese: Pre 1980   item# 1131835 (stock# 338AOG)

Chinese Painting in Ink and Color on Silk
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The Art and Orchid Gallery
561-575-6868


$94 

The Chinese Hua Niao painting from the Emperor Hui Zong's (1101-1125) Ten Categories of Classical Pictorial Art (Class 8, Books 15-19) is called 'Flowers and Birds'.[1A, 73B] This mid-20th pictorial art work is done in ink and color on silk with a brocade frame. The artist uses age old brush techniques including 11th Century boneless technique of Mi Fu and Mi Youren for the treed background.[16 I] The art is signed in ink (possibly, Pan-Pao) with a red seal.[144 O]. The painting dep ...click for details


Indian Lacquer Ware Box with Fitted Cover

Catalogue: Popular Collectibles: Cultural: East Indian: Pre 2000   item# 1102634 (stock# 292AOG)

Indian Lacquer Ware Box with Fitted Cover
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561-575-6868


$95 

This Indian lacquer ware cylindrical box has a keyed, fitted cover. It is a Decorative Art hand painted in bright colors. The box is polished and is covered with elaborate paintings of tigers hunting prey in India's grassland kingdom, probably India's Kaziranga National Park. Striped tigers have a cloak of invisibility in the tall grasslands. The hunters and the alarmed hunted prey are painted in bright colors against a background of black, red and cobalt blue. Gold outlines the green st ...click for details


Ivory Carving of Chinese Taoist Immortal

Catalogue: Popular Collectibles: Cultural: Chinese: Sculpture: Pre 1980   item# 1102240 (stock# 287AOG)

Ivory Carving of Chinese Taoist Immortal
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561-575-6868


$149 

This ivory carving is of Han Chung-Li, a Taoist immortal. He is represented as a half-draped man with bare belly, usually holding his fan which he used to revive the souls of the dead. (Full story on our website.) This carving exemplifies the ivory carver's skill at showing the elephant tusk's grain (particularly the back of the robe) and polished surface. There is a light brown detail staining and 2 fine cracks on the head. The figure is mounted on a carved wooden base that resembles a ...click for details


Figural Wood Study of an Old Fisherman

Catalogue: Popular Collectibles: Cultural: Chinese: Sculpture: Pre 1980   item# 1102059 (stock# 288AOG)

Figural Wood Study of an Old Fisherman
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561-575-6868


$139 

At one time the Chinese divided their society into four occupational groups. Most esteemed was the scholar, followed by the farmer who was an important producer. Next came the artisan and finally the businessman or merchant who was considered a non-producer. Wood carving is one of the most important Industrial Arts of China. This treen is of an old fisherman, the Chinese representation of the businessman, with his pole waiting to catch something and his basket for his prized catch. Since he is a ...click for details


Bronze Replica of Monumental Chinese Fang Hu

Catalogue: Popular Collectibles: Cultural: Chinese: Metalwork: Pre 1990   item# 1101930 (stock# 280AOG)

Bronze Replica of Monumental Chinese Fang Hu
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The Art and Orchid Gallery
561-575-6868


SOLD 

This dramatic 1:4 bronze replica is of a square wine vessel from the Eastern Zhou Dynasty (Late 7th- 6th Century B.C.). The original Fang Hu is in the Palace Museum in Beijing. The original bronze was found in 1923 in Henan Province and is considered among the most spectacular Eastern Zhou bronze objects to date. On the vessel's body are flat inter-lacing and overlapping dragon bodies. This developed into a new design of repeated, reduced simplified units that remain a popular style in bron ...click for details


Multi-Color Soapstone Vase with Deep Cut Relief

Catalogue: Popular Collectibles: Cultural: Chinese: Sculpture: Pre 2000   item# 1100884 (stock# 278AOG)

Multi-Color Soapstone Vase with Deep Cut Relief
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561-575-6868


$135 

This multi-colored cut and pierced soapstone is a decorative vase mounted on a hollowed base of mountain rock. 'Growing' from these rocks, in deep cut relief, is a blooming peony tree and feeding bird. The soapstone colors are tan to reddish with black streaks or blotches. The Chinese use the peony as a symbol for spring and for wishes of riches and honor. There are also peony flowers and leaves incised on the vase where the deep cut relief work ends. An artist's mark is found in fro ...click for details

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