Unusual 19th century Peking glass faceted good size bead. Milky white body with green color overlay, very clearly carved facets revealing the color of the body. Very nice old piece in excellent condition, beautiful patina. Diameter 15/16 inches.
19th century Chinese bamboo brushpot carved in the round with a continuous scene of Chinese scholars and peasants by rice bales under pine trees with gnarled branches, all in a setting of mountains, stream and clouds. Seven human figures, each in a distinct attitude, excellent quality carving - see the faces, robes, rocks, clusters of pine needles and textures of tree trunks. Excellent patina, compressed dust in crevices. Superb piece in scholarly taste. Height 5 3/8 inches, width 3 5/8.
Late Qing Dynasty (1890s to 1911) Chinese soapstone brushrest carved in a shape of a 5-peaked mountain rising from waves, and pine trees growing on it. Excellent rendition of raw energy of the stone, both dynamic and frozen in dramatic shape. Beautifully carved trees, very beautiful stone of cream color with pink areas and white spots, pleasant finish and great patina. Wonderful object for contemplation on scholarís table. Length 7 3/8 inches, height 3 7/8 inches.
Late 19th to early 20th century Chinese porcelain figure of a mythical beast crouching on a base with its head raised. Great potting, excellent face with sharp fangs and ears, beautiful use of colors. Great patina, compressed dust on the surface. Height 1 5/8 inches.
19th century Chinese porcelain figure of a mythical beast sitting on a base with its head raised. Very nice earnest potting, delicate use of colors, marked in Chinese inside the base. Great patina, compressed dust on the surface. Height 2 3/4 inches.
Early 20th century Chinese porcelain figure of standing Medicinal Buddha with a precious jewel. Very nice earnest potting with wonderful face and beautiful jewelry, wonderful use of colors. Great patina, compressed dust on the surface. Height 2 13/16 inches.
19th century Chinese porcelain figure of a Chinese elder seated on rockery with a fan in his hands. Very nice earnest potting, wonderful face, delicate use of colors. Great patina, compressed dust on the surface. Height 2 3/4 inches.
19th century Chinese scholar natural rootwood ornament in a form of a distorted gourd, can be used as a brushrest. Very clever use of root formation, beautiful natural swirling cloud pattern on the surface, wonderful warm patina from handling. Excellent piece for scholarís desk. Length 3 inches.
Rather unusual 19th century Chinese glass seal of European shape. Beautiful transparent glass, pleasant finish to the surface. Imprint of the seal is shown on Enlargement 1. The bottom is crisply carved with two sank characters that can be translated as CLEAR STUDIO, red seal paste in the grooves. Very nice object for scholarís desk. Height 2 1/8 inches, base 9/16 inches long.
Very unusual late Qing Dynasty (late 19th century to 1911) Chinese scholarís rock in a form of a natural jadeite boulder suggesting a sloping mountain with huge boulders and dense vegetation on its sides. Beautiful natural untreated jadeite of green color with black veining and yellow skin, colors brought out by polishing. Wonderfully rich textured surface, excellent carved fitted hardwood stand. Wonderful object for contemplation on scholarís desk, beautiful patina on the surface of the stone a ...click for details