Chinese Ming Dynasty (17th century) bronze scroll weight cast in a form of a seated Foo Lion mother with its paw on a brocade ball and a cub climbing on its back. Wonderful warm patina from more than 3 centuries of handling, great casting and chiseling, pleasantly heavy. Belongs to a well known type, and is a very good example of the group. Extremely powerful piece for scholarís table. Height 2 1/4 inches.
19th century small Chinese bronze scroll weight cast in the form of a seated monkey with one hand raised in puzzlement to its head, and holding a peach branch in the other. Very nice casting, beautifully incised fur, great patina. Excellent piece in scholarís taste. Height 1 3/16 inches.
Late Qing Dynasty (1890s to 1911) small Chinese Canton enamel covered box for seal paste painted on the top with polychrome enamels depicting a Chinese lady with a fan in a garden, border of flower spray reserves and scrolling vines. Nice quality painting with famille rose colors, all dark spots are original pitting marks. Quiet item for scholarís desk. Height 1 inch, diameter 2 1/4 inches.
19th century Chinese Yixing snuff bottle with enamel decoration on each side depicting different landscapes in scholarly taste with huts and bridges in the foreground and distant bays and mountains. Did not photograph well - photos came out too harsh. Well modelled, beautiful uninhibited painting with multiple colors. Excellent patina, expected dust and grime accumulation on the surface, wonderful feel of age. Later metal and glass stopper with metal spoon. Height with stopper 2 11/16 inches.
19th century Chinese ivory seal of square section with crisply carved sunken characters on the base and a flowering prunus branch on the top. Superb elegant carving, wonderful yellowish patina, old age lines, in great condition. Excellent object for scholarís table with wonderful feel of age. Height of the seal 1 3/8 inches, base 9/16 inches long.
Wonderful piece appropriate for scholarís desk, concave area on the side for holding, hole in the upper part for hanging, pleasant finish to the stone. The bottom is carved with two raised characters, red seal paste in the grooves. Delicately white/green natural untreated jadeite. Imprint of the seal is shown on Enlargement 1. Height 1 5/8 inches.
Late Qing Dynasty (pre 1911) Chinese scholar jadeite seal of irregular rectangular shape. Does not photograph well. Wonderful austere piece appropriate for a scholarís table, pleasant finish to the stone. The bottom is carved with two raised characters, red seal paste in the grooves. Off-white natural untreated jadeite with touch of green and russet skin areas. Imprint of the seal is shown on Enlargement 1. Height 1 11/16 inches.
Late Qing Dynasty (pre 1911) Chinese scholar agate seal of classic rectangular shape. Does not photograph well. Wonderful austere piece appropriate for a scholarís table, pleasant finish to the stone. The bottom is crisply carved with four sunken characters, red seal paste in the grooves. Natural gray agate with beautiful lighter colored veins. Imprint of the seal is shown on Enlargement 1. Height 2 7/16 inches.
Late Qing Dynasty (1910s) Chinese brushrest made out of a natural dried Buddhaís hand citrus fruit with carved staghorn stem. Superb natural design, beautiful skin texture, overall in great condition. Excellent object for contemplation on scholarís desk. Length 5 1/2 inches.
19th century Chinese bangle bracelet of classical shape made out of transparent deep blue Peking glass. Fantastic color, bubbles in the material which are part of the charm of early glass. Beautiful patina and slight wear to the surface, overall in excellent condition. Inner diameter 2 15/16 inches (60 mm), outer diameter 3 5/8 inches (75 mm).