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Pair Spinach Jade Mounted Table Screens w Calligraphy

Catalogue: Vintage Arts: Regional Art: Pre 1980   item# 1211095 (stock# 519AOG)

Pair Spinach Jade Mounted Table Screens w Calligraphy
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The Art and Orchid Gallery
561-575-6868


$2600/ pair 

The Art and Orchid Gallery is offering an old pair of translucent, circular carved and incised spinach-green jade disks. They are currently mounted on decorative pierced, carved lacquer rosewood stands for table top screens.[223A; 25B] One side of each jade stone is finely incised with calligraphy over most of its surface. The inscriptions were then filled with gold lacquer to contrast the green and black spinach jade colors as can be found on other Chinese incised stone art.[31C], including an ...click for details


Amber Snuff Bottle and Cover with Deep Relief Carving

Catalogue: Vintage Arts: Regional Art: Asian: Southeast Asian: Sculpture: Pre 1980   item# 1196008 (stock# 71AOG)

Amber Snuff Bottle and Cover with Deep Relief Carving
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The Art and Orchid Gallery
561-575-6868


$180 

The Art and Orchid Gallery's old snuff bottle is a brown to brownish-orange color. It exhibits deep relief carvings of gourds hanging from intricate leafy vines. The relief work is polished to stand out above the mat brown ground. There is a matching amber top but no spoon. Early Chinese snuff bottles of the 17th Century were carved of amber as well as ivory, cinnabar and jade.[6A] By the 18th Century, the Chinese carved glass, porcelain, other hard stones and even metals to make the bottles ...click for details


Amber Netsuke Monkey Shape with Himo Cord Holes

Catalogue: Vintage Arts: Regional Art: Asian: Southeast Asian: Sculpture: Pre 1980   item# 1192146 (stock# 508AOG)

Amber Netsuke Monkey Shape with Himo Cord Holes
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The Art and Orchid Gallery
561-575-6868


$175 

The Art and Orchid Gallery purchased this piece of carved amber netsuke (because of the himo cord holes [120A]) from a Bali dealer with claimed Bali origin. As we have explained and referenced in our 507AOG, this amber netsuke piece we believe is a Chinese carving made for collectors, not Japanese.[507AOG] The carving is a siting monkey with a branch of fruit over its shoulder. The holes for the himo are on the bottom. It has a small inclusion (twig) in the left leg. The monkey has a small p ...click for details


Amber Netsuke Carabao Shape with Himo Cord Holes

Catalogue: Vintage Arts: Regional Art: Asian: Southeast Asian: Pre 1980   item# 1191809 (stock# 507AOG)

Amber Netsuke Carabao Shape with Himo Cord Holes
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The Art and Orchid Gallery
561-575-6868


$175 

The Art and Orchid Gallery purchased this carabao netsuke from a dealer from Bali, Indonesia claiming its origin as Bali. It is more likely of Chinese origin for collectors. Also, based on the hundreds of Japanese netsuke that we can reference, this piece does not have the character or workmanship to be of, or for, the Japanese market.[120B, 197C, 25D, 216C] By the beginning of the Meiji Era, the Japanese in commerce with foreign countries adopted the Western-style, smoked cigarettes and abandon ...click for details


Carved Amber Boulder Group of Taoists in the Mountains

Catalogue: Vintage Arts: Regional Art: Asian: Chinese: Sculpture: Pre 1980   item# 1189477 (stock# 506AOG)

Carved Amber Boulder Group of Taoists in the Mountains
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The Art and Orchid Gallery
561-575-6868


$1095 

The Art and Orchid Gallery's large, intricate amber art exhibits deep well-defined carving. It is Taoist decorative art and exhibits three Taoists climbing into the Shou Shan, the Taoist paradise in the Kun Lun mountains. Similar Taoist scenes can be found in woven silk pictures; pietra dura screens; free standing screens; and on ceramics.[73A, 123B, 92E] The mythology of the Kun Lun mountains and its association with Xi Wang Mu, the Queen Mother of the West, goes back to the Shang Dynasty. ...click for details


Chinese Lapidary Sweetmeat Box w Archaic Symbols

Catalogue: Vintage Arts: Regional Art: Asian: Chinese: Hardstones: Pre 1980   item# 1179637 (stock# 493AOG)

Chinese Lapidary Sweetmeat Box w Archaic Symbols
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The Art and Orchid Gallery
561-575-6868


$498 

The Art and Orchid Gallery's large carved verde antico marble sweetmeat box is an example of elaborate Chinese lapidary art.[97A, 63B] Although this is a 20th Century carving, a carved marble jar from the Shang Dynasty (1523-1027 B.C.) with similar archaic symbols is known.[107C] This Shang marble jar depicts a t'ao-t'ieh mask, or devil mask.[42D, 71E] The mask design is made of ancient Chinese totems of bird, serpent and mammal worship. They were used extensively on bronze ritualis ...click for details


Chinese Ink and Color on Silk Shou dai Niao

Catalogue: Vintage Arts: Regional Art: Asian: Chinese: Paintings: Pre 1980   item# 1174986 (stock# 480AOG)

Chinese Ink and Color on Silk Shou dai Niao
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The Art and Orchid Gallery
561-575-6868


$125 

The Art and Orchid Gallery's well done hand painted Shou dai Niao, or 'bird with long feathers', was painted on silk in China before 1980.[123A] The bird, perched on a bough of viburnum has a very long split tail like a flashy Scissor-Tailed Flycatcher but the colors of America's Eastern Bluebird.[143B] Birds with long tail feathers have been popular subjects for Chinese painting, and other arts, during the Ming and Qing Dynasties and were frequently exported during the 19th Cen ...click for details


Signed Japanese Studio Art Cha Wan

Catalogue: Vintage Arts: Regional Art: Asian: Japanese: Tea Articles: Pre 1980   item# 1170756 (stock# 460AOG)

Signed Japanese Studio Art Cha Wan
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The Art and Orchid Gallery
561-575-6868


$155 

The Art and Orchid Gallery's cha wan, or tea bowl, was made in Japan by Izumi Takashi.[3AA, DEA] The artist's impressed mark is found just above the unglazed, stained foot rim extending into the glazed bowl. The piece is Studio Art, made of stoneware (hardness of 7 on Mohs scale) and hand over glazed enameled with gold trims and fill.[33B, 97C] Studio pottery, or Artist pottery, is rooted in the Western protest against industrialization, starting in the mid-19th Century. One can say it i ...click for details


Chinese Carved Ivory Itinerant Craft Vender

Catalogue: Vintage Arts: Regional Art: Asian: Chinese: Ivory: Pre 1980   item# 1168619 (stock# 450AOG)

Chinese Carved Ivory Itinerant Craft Vender
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The Art and Orchid Gallery
561-575-6868


$1425 

The Art and Orchid Gallery's sectional ivory carving depicts an itinerant craft vender carrying his wares on a bamboo pole. His craft work includes: masks, baskets, fans, lampshades, hats, a mallet and pilgrims' gourds.[159A, 159B, 159C] These crafts are decorated by incising to show the fibers, bands of silk and wood grains; then outlined in ink. The clothing of the vender is covered with diaper patterns, polychromed in red, green, gray and brown. Some of these diaper patterns are calle ...click for details


Chinese Carved Ivory of Daikoku w Wealth Motifs

Catalogue: Vintage Arts: Regional Art: Asian: Chinese: Ivory: Pre 1980   item# 1167777 (stock# 447AOG)

Chinese Carved Ivory of Daikoku w Wealth Motifs
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The Art and Orchid Gallery
561-575-6868


$419 

The Art and Orchid Gallery's Chinese carving is of the frequently depicted Japanese character associated with Japan's resources or wealth.[191A] Of course, he has a Chinese counterpart known as 'Ta-Shen Wang'. Since the 8th Century Daikoku has been depicted with a mallet or 'hammer of chaos' in his right hand; it is an emblem of the working miner and signifies the mineral wealth of Japan. In his left hand is a bag of jewels uncovered from deep in Japan. Finally, Daikoku ...click for details

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