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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


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


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

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