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Chinese Teacup Box with Longevity Emblem

Catalogue: Antiques: Regional Art: Asian: Chinese: Folk Art: Pre 1910   item# 1245419 (stock# 60-25)

Chinese Teacup Box with Longevity Emblem
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$260 

This late Qing Dynasty teacup box has a high handle carved with the figure of a deer, an auspicious Chinese symbol used to wish longevity. Foliage, flowers and scalloping also are carved on both sides of the handle as well as on the ear-like curved ends that hold the handle in place. The rich red lacquer on the wooden box contrasts nicely with touches of deep, dark green and faint gilding. The container is fitted with a removable half-lid that allowed stacks of traditional Chinese teacups witho ...click for details


Cinnabar Lacquer Burmese Kun-it Box

Catalogue: Antiques: Regional Art: Asian: Southeast Asian: Lacquer: Pre 1900   item# 1239618 (stock# 63-26)

Cinnabar Lacquer Burmese Kun-it Box
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$500 

This cinnabar-colored four-piece lacquer box from late 19th century Burma has intricate designs incised in fine black lines on its hatbox-style lid, high-sided container and two trays. The tortoise shell design is interspersed with small circles, and the lid top is centered with a gold-accented drawing of a character in native dress. Cylindrical boxes such as this, called “kun-it,” were designed for storing and serving ingredients to assemble a quid, or chew, of betel, a mild stimulant that wa ...click for details


Carved Qing Serving Container

Catalogue: Antiques: Regional Art: Asian: Chinese: Wood: Pre 1910   item# 1237426 (stock# 11-19)

Carved Qing Serving Container
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$100 

Remarkable carving skill makes this late 19th/early 20th century container a handsome relic of the days when time and care were given to making utilitarian objects for Chinese households. The pleasingly clean form is created by the curved handle and spout, each carved seamlessly as part of staves that are integrated with 13 additional staves to form the container. A symbol carefully carved and gilded on the handle most likely had a significant meaning for the family. This piece, from Zheijian ...click for details


Carved Teak Himalayan Jewelry Box

Catalogue: Gifts & Home Decor: Jewelry and Accessories: Jewelry Boxes: Contemporary   item# 1235821 (stock# 14-70)

Carved Teak Himalayan Jewelry Box
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$275 

A teakwood jewelry box with deep carvings of lotus flowers, dragons and a peacock recalls Nepal’s old city of Bhaktapur, where streets are lined with lavishly carved windows and courtyards and above it all are the snow-covered peaks of the Himalayas as a backdrop. This piece has 14 “secret” compartments hidden in the top, middle and lower levels inside the box (see photo enlargements #4, 5 and 6). The lid slides off to reveal the top six compartments, which in turn slide to allow access to the ...click for details


Chinese Dumpling Serving Basket

Catalogue: Antiques: Regional Art: Asian: Chinese: Folk Art: Pre 1910   item# 1233407 (stock# 12-64)

Chinese Dumpling Serving Basket
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$250 

From China’s Shaanxi Province, known for its many types of marvelous dumplings, this late Qing woven reed basket opens clamshell fashion to form two large serving bowls. Wide bent willow bands painted with flowers and secured to the basketry with metal studs encircle the top and bottom sections. A metal hasp in the front is used to keep the top and bottom closed, and a metal ring in the back is used to keep the two sections attached when they are used as bowls. This piece shows appropriate we ...click for details


Qing Three-Tier Wood Wedding Basket

Catalogue: Antiques: Regional Art: Asian: Chinese: Wood: Pre 1900   item# 1225911 (stock# 10-87)

Qing Three-Tier Wood Wedding Basket
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Hand painted flowers and foliage encircle the three tiers of this late 19th century Chinese wood wedding basket. This is an exceptionally sturdy and stable marriage basket which, along with its subtle faded paintings, make it especially suitable for use as an interesting side table. The storage areas inside each of the tiers are also in excellent condition. Originally used in China to hold wedding gifts for the newly married couple, such baskets were made in hundreds of designs and many sizes. ...click for details


Large Cinnabar Lacquer Burmese Kwet Bowl

Catalogue: Antiques: Regional Art: Asian: Southeast Asian: Lacquer: Pre 1910   item# 1136045 (stock# 63-11)

Large Cinnabar Lacquer Burmese Kwet Bowl
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$370 

The cinnabar lacquer covering this late 19th/early 20th century Burmese “kwet,” or serving bowl, is satin smooth and cool to the touch. Years of daily use have enhanced both the look and feel of this large bowl, with black lacquer showing through the red in areas of wear. Six black ribs curve down to the feet, and the top is curved and rolled inward, giving the vessel beautiful balance. The old Burmese process of producing such lacquer pieces was labor intensive and time consuming. Woven and co ...click for details


Chinese Scholar Box with Carved Garden Scene

Catalogue: Antiques: Regional Art: Asian: Chinese: Scholar Art: Pre 1910   item# 1126165 (stock# 12-57)

Chinese Scholar Box with Carved Garden Scene
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$290 

This late Qing scholar’s box has a removable dark red and gold carved front panel that secures four drawers behind it. The intended interpretation of the gilded garden scene carving is a mystery: A man and woman appear to be observing or celebrating an object, possibly a manuscript, tied with a rope into a bundle that is suspended above them from an overhanging flowering branch. It is interesting to speculate that perhaps the scholar just completed some important writing and this is a celebratio ...click for details


Large Octagonal Qing Wedding Basket

Catalogue: Antiques: Regional Art: Asian: Chinese: Wood: Pre 1910   item# 1119963 (stock# 10.86)

Large Octagonal Qing Wedding Basket
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$385 

This traditional Chinese wedding basket, made of light-weight wood, has 25 different black and gold vignettes of Qing Dynasty life painted on its octagonal trays and lid. The tall black bent willow handle is wrapped in bamboo strips woven into a black-accented pattern. The base of the basket and the scene on the lid are framed with key patterns, another element typical of the profuse symbolic adornment often found on late Qing items, especially those associated with marriage. Two of the three tr ...click for details


Late Qing Lidded Bamboo Basket

Catalogue: Antiques: Regional Art: Asian: Chinese: Folk Art: Pre 1910   item# 1111838 (stock# 12-72)

Late Qing Lidded Bamboo Basket
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$130 

This handsome bamboo basket from early 20th century China is a fine example of the care that was lavished on the creation of everyday utilitarian items by Chinese artisans. Delightful woven designs on the handle, knob and basket edges are emphasized in red, and a pattern of painted black designs encircles the lid. The bottom of the basket is recessed and rests atop a red and black bamboo base. The basket is strong, light, comfortable to carry and attractive. It is in excellent condition. Dime ...click for details


Burmese Lacquer Hsun-ok Offering Bowl

Catalogue: Antiques: Regional Art: Asian: Southeast Asian: Lacquer: Pre 1900   item# 1106224 (stock# 57-29)

Burmese Lacquer Hsun-ok Offering Bowl
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This 19th century Burmese lacquer offering bowl, called a hsun-ok, differs in size from the typical spired vessels used to carry offerings of food to Burma’s Buddhist monasteries. This one is smaller—20 inches in height and 9 inches in diameter, while the average size of a hsun-ok is about 30 inches tall and 15 inches in diameter. With its dramatic shape and intense red hue, it is every bit the same compelling cultural artifact as its larger brothers, and hsun-ok offering vessels in this small ...click for details


Burmese Lacquer Zodiac Signs Box

Catalogue: Antiques: Regional Art: Asian: Southeast Asian: Lacquer: Pre 1910   item# 1066740 (stock# 57-65)

Burmese Lacquer Zodiac Signs Box
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A lacquer box from early 20th century Burma has intricate drawings of the 12 Burmese zodiac signs incised around the container, and eight cardinal signs for the days of the week around on the top of the lid. Also on the lid are two inscriptions in Burmese, one with the wish “be rich” and the other “be healthy.” The eight signs for the days of the week reflect the Burmese custom of using two signs for Wednesday, one for the morning and one for the afternoon. The 12 Burmese astrological signs fo ...click for details


Lidded Elmwood Qing Food Box

Catalogue: Antiques: Regional Art: Asian: Chinese: Folk Art: Pre 1900   item# 1065987 (stock# 62-56)

Lidded Elmwood Qing Food Box
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$295 

Rich auburn elmwood with a satin smooth surface makes this late 19th century hand-hewn Chinese food box an especially attractive shelf or table accent piece. It is constructed of shaped staves fitted tightly together and held with flat brass bands around the foot and the widest part of the vessel. Carvings on the side handles of lotus buds on long stems, both Taoist and Buddhist emblems of perfection, are appropriate for a food box because every part of the lotus plant is deemed edible by the C ...click for details


Burmese Black Lacquer Offering Bowl Hsun Kwet

Catalogue: Archives: Regional Art: Asian: Southeast Asian: Pre 1910   item# 1024442 (stock# 57-70)

Burmese Black Lacquer Offering Bowl Hsun Kwet
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SOLD 

This early 20th century five-piece Buddhist offering bowl is a lacquerware design unique to Burma. It is from a classification of vessels called “hsun ok,” containers that were used to present offerings of food at Buddhist monasteries, an especially important rite in the practice of Buddhism in Burma. The particular design of this one, know as an “ok kwet,” or a “hsun kwet,” was practical for that purpose, incorporating three bowls and two trays into a pleasingly rounded shape crowned with a st ...click for details


Isan Folk Basket

Catalogue: Popular Collectibles: Cultural: Thai: Pre 1990   item# 937270 (stock# 01-81)

Isan Folk Basket
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$135 

A charming hand woven and decorated basket of split bamboo made in an Isan village in Northeastern Thailand is smoothed on the exterior with an application of brick red lacquer thickened with ash. Yellow and green flowers and dots on black grounds give the basket folk appeal. The Isan (also Isaan) people, though sometimes called Thai Isan, are a blend of Lao, Mon and and Khmer, and have their own language, which is Lao-like but written in the Thai alphabet. They are primarily agrarian and live i ...click for details

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