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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


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


Chinese Carved Ivory w Exemplary Polychrome Incising

Catalogue: Vintage Arts: Regional Art: Asian: Chinese: Ivory: Pre 1980   item# 1167507 (stock# 446AOG)

Chinese Carved Ivory w Exemplary Polychrome Incising
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The Art and Orchid Gallery
561-575-6868


$439 

The Art and Orchid Gallery's ivory carving is an itinerant craft vender carrying a wide variety of wares on a bamboo pole. The crafts he displays include: masks, hats, fans, baskets and pierced lanterns.[159A, 159B, 159C] He carries an incised pilgrim's gourd next to his right hand. The crafts are decorated with incising in ink. The seller's clothing and both sides of the ivory base are very finely hand painted in polychromes or inked. Out extreme close up photos show the precise det ...click for details


Elaborate Chinese Carved Bone Vase

Catalogue: Vintage Arts: Regional Art: Asian: Chinese: Ivory: Pre 1980   item# 1167042 (stock# 445AOG)

Elaborate Chinese Carved Bone Vase
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The Art and Orchid Gallery
561-575-6868


$480 

The Art and Orchid Gallery presents for sale a hand carved bottle-shaped bone vase covered from lip to foot with deep relief Chinese images over diaper grounds. Around the lip is meandering key (a type of Pakwa design); then Indian lotus scroll.[159A, 192B, 42C] Proceeding down the bottle's neck are two opposing roundels containing flowering poppy plants on rock relief above the Chinese 'nest of boxes' diaper.[192D] The roundel borders are made of continuing lotus scroll with 4 large ...click for details


Carved Ivory Okimono Budhisattva with Mark

Catalogue: Vintage Arts: Regional Art: Asian: Chinese: Ivory: Pre 1980   item# 1166229 (stock# 439AOG)

Carved Ivory  Okimono Budhisattva with Mark
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The Art and Orchid Gallery
561-575-6868


$390 Ivory with Stand, SOLD 

The Art and Orchid Gallery presents a finely modeled okimono of Kwannon (Japanese name for Kwan Yin of China).[191A] Kwannon with her various forms and titles is generally known as the Goddess of Mercy and , in Japan, is one of 75 Bodhisattvas.[191B] Most prominently, she displays the 'lun', one of the eight Buddhist emblems of happy augury.[73C] The lun is represented by the wheel of the law when enveloped in flames. The wheel is symbolic of Buddha's law and his preaching of the  ...click for details


Large Old Treen Carving with Brass Inlay

Catalogue: Vintage Arts: Regional Art: Asian: Chinese: Wood: Pre 1980   item# 1160675 (stock# 422AOG)

Large Old Treen Carving with Brass Inlay
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The Art and Orchid Gallery
561-575-6868


$385 

The Art and Orchid Gallery's old Chinese treen (wood carving) is a figural group crafted from a single piece of wood about 1920-1930. Typical of that time, there is inlaid ivory teeth and glass eyes. Less typical is the abundance of inlaid brass over the figure's robes, acting as embroidery on textile. The carving has many undercuts on the figures and the base. The figures are the popularized Taoist star god, Fu-Hsing, and the child he frequently carries.[42A, 32B, 159C] Fu-Hsing is one ...click for details


Large Ornamental Chinese Calligraphy Brush

Catalogue: Vintage Arts: Regional Art: Asian: Chinese: Scholar Art: Pre 1980   item# 1157028 (stock# 412AOG)

Large Ornamental Chinese Calligraphy Brush
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The Art and Orchid Gallery
561-575-6868


$175 

This large calligraphy brush (brush pen or pi) used in writing, is decorated as if for a high official's use.[40A] The handle is made of varying lengths and tints of segments of bone which are decorated with different incised tree and leaf patterns (e.g. pine, bamboo), then are inked black. Next, free hand, or boneless, painted perching birds, some with long tails, were done over the incised branches. This decor is seen on all sides of the handle. The bristles are long (> 5") and probab ...click for details

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