Large Chinese hardwood scholar's table screen with a framed rectangular reverse glass painting which slides into the center of a separate carved hardwood stand. The painting features figures in a landscape scene. “The art of painting on the back of mirror glass was imported from Europe in the middle of the 18th century.” (pg. 106, “Chinese Art III” by Soame Jenyns, Rizzoli, 1982). This example dates from the early Republic period to possibly late 19th century. Stands 22 1/4" high by ...click for details
19th century lidded Chinese export "ginger jar" decorated in underglaze cobalt blue with the traditional exotic houses, mountains, sailboats, and a fisherman set against a bluish-white porcelain ground. This style of jar is illustrated on page 140 (plates 380 & 381) of Nancy Schiffer's book "Chinese Export Porcelain." Measures about 6 3/4"H x 6 1/2" diameter. Very good overall condition. There are a few old browned hairline cracks. The undecorated lid has a ...click for details
Large Chinese Han dynasty (206 BC - 220 AD) iridescent green glazed tapering ovoid form burial jar decorated with a band of well molded animal forms extending around the upper circumference of the jar. Lead glazes of the Han period are primarily green, in various shades. Measures 7"H x 8" diameter. The mouth and base have the typical indications of the Han firing process. Small remnants of the clay support from the kiln are visible at the lower base and at the mouth where the jar was d ...click for details
Chinese late Qing (early 20th century) hexagonal form teapot or tea/wine warmer. Each side is stamped with "Eight Precious Emblems." It stands about 5” high and measures about 4 ¼” across at the widest point. Very good overall condition except for a few tiny chips. The inset portion does not seem to fit completely flush with the top. The lid appears to be a replacement. This form of teapot is illustrated on page 182 (plate 218) of the K. S. Lo Collection in the Flagstaff House Mu ...click for details
Chinese late Qing (late 19th century) green glazed Shiwan pottery hexagonal form teapot with a pouring spout, small lid, and carrying handle. Measures about 8 3/4"H (to top of handle) x 7 1/2" diameter. Very good overall condition with a nicely executed repair to one handle flange (see enlargement 7). An illustration of a similar teapot can be found on page 51, plate 12 of "Shiwan Ceramics: Beauty, Color, and Passion" by Fredrikke S. Scollard and Terese Tse Bartholomew, Ch ...click for details
Chinese elm wood square low table in a natural finish with two deep drawers each on two alternating sides. Brass hardware appears to be original. Late 19th century. 19 5/8"H x 31 3/4" square. There is an old narrow moon shaped burn on the top (see enlargement 3) and there are a few small separations in the wood on the top from shrinkage. This piece is from a Tucson collection and was purchased by expatriates to Taiwan in the 1980's.
Chinese Qing dynasty elm wood rice chest. A removable top panel opens to reveal a single large storage area. Late 19th century. 33 ½”H x 28 ¼”W x 21 7/8”D. Very good overall condition with a natural finish. This piece is from the private collection of American expatriates who lived in Hong Kong in the 1970s and 1980s. Please contact us for out-of-state shipping quotes.
Chinese hardwood display table or vase stand. Late Qing to early Republic period. 19 3/4"L x 15 1/4"D x 10 7/8"H. It is in solid and sturdy overall condition. There are some separations in the floating panel on the top from shrinkage and there appear to be some old restorations. There is a crack in the vertical portion of each decorative side panel (see enlargement 5). This piece is from the private collection of American expatriates who lived in Hong Kong in the 1970s and 1980 ...click for details
Chinese Yuan dynasty qingbai (yingqing) porcelain storage jar with broad mouth, straight neck, and bulbous body which tapers to a splayed foot. It is covered all over in a pale translucent, finely crackled glaze. Both the interior and the recessed base are unglazed and burnt orange. This type of jar typically has a flat lid and the unglazed top rim suggests that might have been the case. 7 5/8” high. Dates circa 14th century. There is an old repair to the base (see enlargement 9) and one t ...click for details
Chinese Yuan dynasty olive colored crackle-glaze vase with brown crazing, the glaze thinly applied over a white slip. Two decorative loop handles on each side support rings. A pale green tinted white crackled glaze extends into the interior. The lower portion of the vase and base are unglazed revealing a cream colored body, a foot which is beveled inward, and a slight "chicken heart" bump in the center. Circa 14th century. 5 ¼” high x about 3 ½” diameter. Very good overall condit ...click for details