A nicely carved Chinese red coral snuff bottle in the shape of bamboo from the 19th century Qing dynasty. Bamboo is a
symbol of growing, developing, going up and up. It is a popular subject for scholars and widely loved by Chinese.
Good condition as shown in the photos.
Size: 6 cm height.
Chinese Changhua chicken blood seal with yellow, red and black color. This kind of three color
combination is often called "Liu, Guan, Zhang". This uncarved seal is likely from the republic period.
Good condition as shown in the photos. Guaranteed genuine Changhua chicken blood stone.
Size: 5 cm tall
Rare antique Chinese jade bangle likely from the Liao or Xixia, which was about 1000 AC.
The jade with dark spots are typical of that period, which jade material is hard to find today.
The bangle is decorated with eight horses and some characters. The characters looks like ancient Chinese
but can not be read. Liao and XiXia used characters, which looked like Chinese, but were not Chinese.
The horses were walking, running, rolling.....
An old Chinese carved agate snuff bottle from the 18/19th century, Qing dynasty. The bottle is well hollowed, nicely carved with a fairy lady walking with a deer under the plum flower tree. Carved glass Stopper.
Size: 6.6cm tall.
Good weight: 72g. This bottle is in very good antique condition with no damage.
Beautiful antique small Chinese Bronze Censer, "Qin-Lu", Qing Dynasty.
Size: 7 cm wide from handle to handle
Weight: 116 g
Very good condition with no crack no repair. From a West coast collection
Antique Chinese Bronze Censer with two handle, 18th Century. Bearing beautiful four characters of Xuande mark.
diameter: 13.5cm, Height: 9cm
Very good with old usage patina. A few scratches on the surface. From an old west coast collection.
A unique Chinese scholar's water pot from the Qing dynasty. Item in good antique condition with good patina and some natural wear.
Size: 6.5cm diameter x 3.5cm H.
From an old west coast collection.
A very unique Chinese bronze censer from the Ming dynasty. Decorated with Taoist symbol birds of flying cranes. Good patina. Overall is in very good condition. A possible (not sure) old repair on one leg. Please see photos.
This kind of small censer was placed on scholar's table when playing music instrument.
Size: 7.3 cm wide x 5 cm deep x 4.3 cm High
Item from an old west coast collection.
A Chinese bronze mirror from the Song/Jin dynasty, circa 1115-1234. Double fish design. Provenance: from an old collection - Todd Collection in California. With old collection tag.
Diameter: 19 cm, Weight: 1083 grams. In overall good condition with no crack nor repair. Some rust and wear consistent with it's age.
A rare and beautiful Chinese Huanghuali brush pot from the 16-17th century Ming dynasty, imitating style of bamboo. 11.5 cm height and 11 cm diameter. Nice old patina. Good overall condition, age wear, small chip on the foot.
Provenance: from the estate of Kimball-Jenkins, Concord, New Hampshire. Exhibited and illustrated in the book of "Classic Chinese Furniture", page 35.
A rare find. Early Tibetan bronze Buddha from the 13-14th century. The body shows traces of cinnabar. Double based - The lotus base sits on another step tower base. On the back of the base have two dragons. Height: 11 cm. Good condition for its age. Old replacement of base plate.
A Chinese export silver tea set made with bird and flower motif. Fine repousse work. Bamboo form handle and spout. Chinese mark on bottom.
In overall good and clean condition.
Weight of three pieces total: 832 grams (29.30 oz)
A very rare white jade carving of a boy flying above clouds and holding Ruyi flower above him. The carving was from Yuan-Ming period. The boy's face is delicately engraved in a fine low relief, giving him broadened features and wide, bulging cheeks. His hair is tied with ribbons in very well engraved bunches.
Published on 'Emperor, Scholar, Artisan, Monk' by Paul Moss. 1984, no. 89.
This is a very finely carved antique white jade snuff bottle. The body of the bottle is elongated melon form with vines and leaves extending to the sides. Vivid high relief carving of butterfly attached on the melon. Very delicate and beautiful carving style. This bottle is not like most other jade pebble snuff bottles with no bottom to support, it can stand up alone.
The item has been kept well with very nice patina of the white jade...
This is a magnificent Chinese repousse silver jade dragons treasure vessel with cover, and it dates from the 18th century. The vessel was used in the temple or nobleman's home to contain the offering for the respected buddhas during the ceremony or special events. Complex and gorgeous repousse silver works decorated with stylized mythical beasts surrounded by Ruyi clouds above waves. The domed cover decorated with high relief carving of one vivid dragon holding the Lingzhi in the mouth...
This is a very fine and beautiful antique Chinese SILVER card case with double sided diffrent scenes. One side depicts a gentleman reading books with his friend in the private garden, there is a maid serving the tea and snacks, and another guest is coming under a guard's lead. The other side carved with magpies stay on the plum tree, which indicates good fortune comes on the way. The case has two open sections for holding the cards...
A charming and beautifully carved white jade wrist rest from Chinese Kangxi period, 17-18th century. This scholar's wrist rest carved with a typical scene of Kangxi period as a deer standing under the pine trees, which indicates the scholar's pursuing spiritual life of complete resting in the nature.
Jade Size: 9.3 cm x 4.5 cm. On stand 3.3 cm tall. Comes with a hardwood stand. Very good condition with no damage.
A very special and rare antique Chinese MING bronze censer with double standing ears, bearing a mark of Xuande on the base.
Size: 6" long across two handles. 4.25" tall. Weight 838 g. Condition: Good condition except a small dent and light scrach as shown in the last photo.
Provenance: Fleurdelys Gallery, England