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Chinese Treen Carved Water Buffalo and Child

Catalogue: Vintage Arts: Regional Art: Asian: Chinese: Wood: Pre 1930   item# 1117045 (stock# 311AOG)

Chinese Treen Carved Water Buffalo and Child
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The Art and Orchid Gallery
561-575-6868


$98 

This rosewood carved treen was carved in the 1920's when inlaid ivory was used for eyes and teeth. It is marked 'China' and has the sculptor's mark on the bottom. It displayed on a fitted carved wooden stand. The carving is of a water buffalo lying in a rice paddy with a child on its back. The child on the water buffalo has a double symbolic meaning in Chinese art. The child symbolizes fertility and the water buffalo an abundance of harvest. The rosewood carving has been cleaned ...click for details


Tibetan Buddhist Prayer Wheel

Catalogue: Vintage Arts: Regional Art: Asian: Indian Subcontinent: Himalayas: Pre 1980   item# 1115888 (stock# 309AOG)

Tibetan Buddhist Prayer Wheel
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The Art and Orchid Gallery
561-575-6868


$149 

This Tibetan Prayer Wheel appears to be made of three or more metals; a bamboo handle; and a tightly wound paper scroll assumed to contain printed mantras. This is a personal prayer wheel carried by Tibetans and used during their daily activities. Much larger prayer wheels (4-5 feet high) exist in monasteries, nunneries and pilgrimage sites. Regardless of the size, designs or locations, all prayer wheels have the same principal usage. The person must recite mantras which activate the thousands o ...click for details


Figural Wood Study of a Fisherman and His Catch

Catalogue: Vintage Arts: Regional Art: Asian: Chinese: Wood: Pre 1920   item# 1115537 (stock# 308AOG)

Figural Wood Study of a Fisherman and His Catch
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The Art and Orchid Gallery
561-575-6868


$149 

This treen is a dynamic example of wood sculpture. It is an ancient Chinese symbol for the merchant class, long considered the least productive of society's occupational groups. The urgency in the fisherman's stride, forward lean, and flying robes over rough terrain (stones and pine branches) emphasizes this symbolic merchant's highest goal---- TO SELL his catch! Even his determined look, blowing beard, and flipped back hat, convey his determination to succeed in bringing his fresh c ...click for details


Scholar's Desk Treen of Taoist Figure, Liu Hai

Catalogue: Vintage Arts: Regional Art: Asian: Chinese: Wood: Pre 1950   item# 1113532 (stock# 307AOG)

Scholar's Desk Treen of Taoist Figure, Liu Hai
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The Art and Orchid Gallery
561-575-6868


$320 

This scholar's desk treen is a Chinese wood study of the Taoist figure, Liu Hai, retrieving his magical three-legged toad with the Gambler's Talisman, a string of coins. The ideas for this treen originate from the 10th Century folklore and continue into the Qing Dynasty. The sculpture is filled with intertwining symbolism and advice. This Chinese treen is probably boxwood since similar sculptures are known to exist. The deep relief carving depicts the young Liu Hai on top of a mountain r ...click for details


Persian Kashi-Kari Bright Green Tile

Catalogue: Vintage Arts: Regional Art: Middle Eastern: Pre 1980   item# 1112452 (stock# 300AOG)

Persian Kashi-Kari  Bright Green Tile
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The Art and Orchid Gallery
561-575-6868


$95 

This Persian Kashi-Kari (Tile Work) is bright green with polychromed enamel in high detail. There is a symmetrical floral arabesque pattern around a circular calligraphic inscription. The two additional colors used are ivory and bright orange. The bright orange color was first used on Persian tiles during the Qajar Dynasty (1795-1925). Centered within the floral arabesque is a graceful calligraphic inscription. The tile appears to be an enameled plaster cast on wood. It comes in its original pa ...click for details


Idiosyncratic Large Blanc De Chine Porcelain Sculpture

Catalogue: Vintage Arts: Regional Art: Asian: Chinese: Porcelain: Pre 1980   item# 1112224 (stock# 303AOG)

Idiosyncratic Large Blanc De Chine Porcelain Sculpture
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The Art and Orchid Gallery
561-575-6868


$490 

This chien yao (white ware) piece was produced in the Te-Hua Factory in Fujian Province, China. It is a sophisticated late Qing Period (1644-1916) style of contradictory religious images of Bodhisattva (Guan Yin) and Pa Hsien (Eight Taoist Immortals). This piece exhibits the luminous, warm and lustrous, slightly brown tinted glaze the Te-Hua potters have been famed for since the Song Dynasty. The decorations are typical for chien yao, that is, incised, impressed, molded and applied ornaments. T ...click for details


Persian Kashi-Kari Blue Tile

Catalogue: Vintage Arts: Regional Art: Middle Eastern: Pre 1980   item# 1110446 (stock# 299AOG)

Persian Kashi-Kari Blue Tile
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The Art and Orchid Gallery
561-575-6868


$95 

This tile is a bright polychromed copy, reputedly from Islamic architecture. The mosaic pattern is similar to faience tiles of the Blue Mosque in Tabriz, Iran. This particular tile has a deep blue ground with gold arabesque mosaic symmetrical repetitive pseudo-floral pattern. While far from a copy of the Tabriz faience mosaic panels, this tile does exhibit the profusion of ornamentation including the ogee arch arabesque surrounding the centered square mason's script design. There is also a b ...click for details


Octagon Lacquer Box, Minute Detail, Signed

Catalogue: Vintage Arts: Regional Art: Asian: Indian Subcontinent: India: Pre 1980   item# 1106519 (stock# 293AOG)

Octagon Lacquer Box, Minute Detail, Signed
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561-575-6868


$215 

This signed Indian portrait box is hand painted and signed 'Nanglia'. It is in the post-Mogul natural Indian style. The painting was probably copied from the 18th-19th Century Rajput school with obvious Indian highly prized style of lavish use of gold. The in-lacquer gold on this box is found on side trims, top trim, rug pile, bracelets, veil borders and wine glass. The young woman wears a full gathered skirt made using the ancient Indian tie-and-dye technique called 'bandana' ...click for details


Bronze Ghee Lamp for Offering to Shiva

Catalogue: Vintage Arts: Regional Art: Middle Eastern: Metalwork: Pre 1980   item# 1101893 (stock# 291AOG)

Bronze Ghee Lamp for Offering to Shiva
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The Art and Orchid Gallery
561-575-6868


$288 

This Ghee lamp is an elaborate devotional altar piece to the Hindu deity, Shiva. The bronze object incorporates Shiva's vehicle, Nandi the Bull, to hold the religious apparatus and Naga (Sanskrit for serpent) to balance the bowl above the Shiva Symbol. Shiva is in his most common aniconic symbol, the Lingham stone (phallus). The bowl, a three piece construction, probably held clarified cow butter for burning offerings to Shiva. The light from the butter flame symbolizes wisdom, dispelling th ...click for details


Large Woodcarving, Polychromed over Gesso of Guan Yin

Catalogue: Vintage Arts: Regional Art: Asian: Chinese: Sculpture: Pre 1980   item# 1100546 (stock# 284AOG)

Large Woodcarving, Polychromed over Gesso of Guan Yin
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The Art and Orchid Gallery
561-575-6868


$249 

This free standing figure of Guan Yin is probably a copy of Sui or Early Tang Dynasty Bodhisattva. This feminized Guan Yin wood carving has been gessoed and polychromed. She stands on the traditional hour glass or Mount Sumeru shape pedestal. The figure has a flat slender body, sweeping robes and trailing scarves in different colors. Another aspect on this statute are the brass colored tracing around the folds and edges of the robes and scarves. One of the common styles shows Guan Yin holding a b ...click for details

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