Chinese globular form wide mouth rice or grain measure jar decorated with a circular band of moulded bosses around the top shoulder. The brown glaze extends into the interior and ends well above the unglazed, slightly concave flat base which reveals a rough reddish-buff body. A prominent luting line is visible inside at the mid-section. Estimated to date from the Yuan dynasty (circa 14th century). 2 3/4" high x about 3 5/8" diameter. Good overall condition with no chips or cracks b ...click for details
Chinese late 19th century two door elmwood wardrobe cabinet with carved lower apron in a natural finish. A separate two door hat cabinet fits on top of the chest. Our ceiling height is not adequate to accommodate the hat cabinet in its proper position, so a photograph of the hat cabinet is available as enlargements 7 and 8. The interior of the chest features two drawers and two interior shelves. The hat cabinet has one interior shelf. A round brass lock plate is at the center of the doors and r ...click for details
Large 42-drawer Chinese lacquered elm wood apothecary (medicine) chest. The interior of each drawer is separated into three parts. The names of three different Chinese medicinal substances or herbs are written in white calligraphy on each drawer front. Late 19th century. 40 1/2"L x 17 1/4"D x 40"H. This is a heavy, sturdy cabinet in very good overall condition with signs of wear consistent with its age and use. From a Scottsdale, Arizona collection. Please contact us for out ...click for details
Chinese three-drawer elmwood mirrored vanity cabinet with bronze drawer pulls and dark lacquered original finish. Dates circa 1900. Measures 21 1/2"H to the top of the mirror (10 1/2"H to the top of the chest itself) x 25 3/4"W x 6 1/2"D. Both the mirror and chest are in very good overall condition. There are losses to the finish consistent with its age and use. Please note that the lines in the mirror are a reflection from the tile floor.
Massive Chinese late Qing dynasty (late 19th century) tightly woven lacquer coated reed circular covered folk art container, possibly used for holding dumplings. 19" diameter x 6 1/2" high. Very good overall condition with some wear to the lacquer coating consistent with its age and use. This piece is from the private collection of American expatriates who lived in Hong Kong in the 1970s and 1980s.
Chinese woven reed folk art covered basket. Late Qing to Republic period (early 20th century). 7 3/4" high, excluding the woven strap handle. Very good overall condition. Form is slightly misshapen. This piece is from the private collection of American expatriates who lived in Hong Kong in the 1970s and 1980s.
Chinese export hexagonal covered jar decorated in brightly colored enamels resembling Straits Chinese Nonya porcelain with a “hundred antiquities” pattern in high relief set against alternating pink, green, and blue grounds. Each of the six sides features two to three moulded relief precious objects, including archaic bronzes, scholar’s items, vases with flowers, antiquities, and auspicious objects. The lid is topped with a peach finial. The base bears a square four-character apocryphal red Q ...click for details
Chinese Qing dynasty ornately carved rootwood fly-whisk handle. Fly-whisks were carried by Buddhist priests to wave away flies which, according to Buddhist tenets, they could not kill. The fly-whisk is also a symbol of leadership. 19th century. 10 3/4" long. Very good overall condition with a nice patina. There are a few thin cracks visible in enlargement 4. This piece is from the private collection of American expatriates who lived in Hong Kong in the 1970s and 1980s. An example of a simi ...click for details
Large Chinese dark purple-black Yixing pottery teapot with pewter handles and mounting in the form of a butterfly around the spout, a "shou" (longevity) symbol on the back, and a bat motif on each side. A square seal on the center of the base is partly covered by the pewter mounting (see enlargement 7). The interior pouring hole has a pewter cover with small holes which act as a strainer. This teapot measures about 9" in length from the handle to the spout and 6 1/4" high. Es ...click for details
Chinese Yuan dynasty globular porcelain jar with short neck and flaring lip covered overall with a pale gray-green qingbai (yingqing) glaze with orange-brown crazing which extends into the interior and stops short of the unglazed foot and base. The rough reddish foot is slightly beveled inward and a faint “chicken heart” is evident on the base. Circa 14th century. 3 1/8” high x 3 5/8” diameter. Very good overall condition. There are two small old repairs are under the flaring lip, which are ...click for details