This superb 13 5/8" diameter polychrome butterfly basket was made by Rose Ann Whiskers, one of the finest contemporary basket weavers working today. She has been making Navaho style pictorial and wedding baskets since 1971 and learned basket making from her grandmother, Mary Lehi. It is in excellent condition and dates from mid or late 1970's.
This very well molded and colored late 19th century sitting Guan Yin is 9 ½ high, 4 ¾ wide and 3 ½ deep. It depicts Guan Yin (Goddess of Mercy) holding a RuYi scepter and pearl sitting on a double lotus seat. Aside from a crack line on the back due to firing, it is in excellent condition.
This mid-20th century octagonal shaped blue and white ceramic bowl is 4 high and 6 1/2 in diameter. It is decorated with floral and Daoist related designs both inside and outside. There is Great Ming Dynasty, Hong Wu Period, month of July honorable date on the bottom. It is in great condition.
This very well carved Japanese ivory okimono is a mid-19th century product. It is 5 3/8″ high, 2″ wide and 1 1/2″ thick. It depicts a standing fisherman with a big smile because of his catch. The happy fisherman is wearing a straw apron and carries a small bag. His left hand holds a wood paddle and a string of three fish, his right hand holds a basket of sea weed. A large basket with fish and shell fish sits at his side. Aside from some old repairs and crack lines due to ...click for details
This small Japanese ivory okimono is a mid-19th century product. It is 4 1/8″ high, 1 3/4″ wide and 1 1/4″ thick. It depicts a smiling fisherman standing on the shore. The fisherman is wearing a traditional bandanna and a straw apron. He uses both hands to pull a fish net in. The artists signature Gyokudo is on the base. Aside from some old repairs and crack lines due to its age, it is in good condition.
This carved ZiTan (紫 檀) hard wood Bitong (brush holder) is an early 20th century product. ZiTan is a species of Pterocarpus native to India. Chinese love the quality and hardness of the wood; therefore, they use it to make expensive items. The brush holder is 6 1/8 high and 4 1/4 in diameter. Carved in deep relief, it depicts Nan Ji Xian Weng (南 極 仙 翁) or Shou Xing, Shou Lao. The immortal stands under a tall pine tree, his loyal companion in the fo ...click for details
This rare carved jade archaic burial ornament is 4 7/16 long, 1 11/16 high and 3/16 thick. It was carved on both sides. It depicts a stylized beast with small wings, a small long tailed beast is hanging on its body. It has a very nice patina, especially on its tail. It is in great condition.
This agate pendant is 2 ¼ long, 1 ½ wide and 7/8 thick. It is a mid-20th century product. It depicts a small monkey sitting on the top of a large double gourd surrounded by two small lucky bats, some unknown flowers and a smaller gourd. It is in great condition.
This jade (jadeite) pendant is 2 3/8 long, 1 3/4 wide and 5/16 thick. It is an early 20th century product. It is carved on both sides as a carp with lotus leaf and some small unknown flowers. It was designed and carved in an ingenious way, using the green part of the stone as the carp and the white translucent part as the lotus leaf. It is in great condition.
This unusually shaped carved bone snuff bottle is a late Meiji period (1867~1911) product. It is 2 3/4 long, 1 ¼ wide and ¾ thick. It depicts a curled shrimp as the body of snuff bottle. The bamboo spoon is a replacement. It has a great patina and is in great condition.