A very finly carved and beautifully shaped antique Chinese jadeite snuff bottle, 19th century. Jadeite is regarded as a very precious gemstone in asia, even more precious than jade. Due to its hardness (7) and fragility, rarely to see the jadeite snuff bottle with complicated carvings. This bottle is in flattened rectangular form with rounded shoulders extending to a cylindrical neck, supported on a raised foot with recessed base. The bottle is well hollowed and of even colour with apple green c ...click for details
This is a finely made, hand painted, artist signed Satsuma koro or incense burner with maker's mark "Shuzan" on the bottom. Beautiful decoration with fine details. It is in excellent condition with very little gilt wear and no damages. The dimensions are 3.5" diameter x 3.5" tall. It dates about 1910.
Jadeite in Chinese is called "Fei Cui". Originally, Fei is refer to color of a red bird and Cui is green color bird. In real world, true red color jadeite is rare. What people call red jadeite is mostly brown or light brown. To have untreated natural jadeite with red and green color together in one piece is more rare.
This colorful piece is a fine and beautiful Chinese natural untreated red & green jad ...click for details
This is a large old Chinese rose quartz statue. The Kwan-yin is holding magic water bottle upside down, pouring blessing to the mass people. The face is showing carm and kindness... Nice color and good size. The wooden stand appears to be original. The stand is mounted together with the statue.
The statue is 11.5 inches tall (29.5 cm), weight about 3.5 lbs (about 1,588 grams). Very good condition with nature fissu ...click for details
Not for export...This is a set of six (6) rare to find antique Chinese silver spoons dated to the early 19th century, carved with four claws dragon on the front of each handle. China had its own higher standard of silver grade in the 18/19th century. It's the most likely 950/1000 silver. They were totally hand crafted, and you can see clearly the hand hammered construction on the back of each handle surface.
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This white jade wine cup is from the Chinese Ming dynasty. It is called chrysanthemum cup ("Ju Hua Bei" in Chinese) which was used on September 9 of Luna calender each year. It is a rare form with a pair of extra large flower handles. Originally large gem stones possibaly were mounted on the top of each handles. Someone may mistaken this kind of chrysanthemum cup as Mogul style from the later Qing dynasty. This cup is actually a typical Ming cup based on the cutting, polishing techniqu ...click for details
An antique fine Chinese silver bowl from the early 20th Century. Hand Hammered repousse work with flowers and birds. The traditional Chinese flowers on the bowl have special meanings: the plum flowers means friendship through difficult time. The Quail means "Peace and harmony". The openwork on the top rim is made of interconnecting "Wan" character, which means "endless". The bowl has makers mark in Chinese on the bottom. The monogram shows year 1928, but the bowl wa ...click for details
c1910-20, Chinese hand crafted precious gemstone bracelet decorated with (3) untreated apple green Jadeite, (1) Amethyst, (1) Tourmaline. All gemstones are at rare high quality and untreated. Beautiful, unique and in good condition. Nice filigree silver work, gold washed. Marked: Silver. Total Length: 7" (18cm). Weight: 49 g.
This is a beautiful antique Chinese front opening dark blue lady's robe, 19th century. Finely embroidered sleeve bands decorated with scholar's subjects, couched with gold threads. Very good condition.