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All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Chinese : Scholar Art : Pre 1492 item #1222049 (stock #X28)
Scarce set of 24 white and 21 black weiqi game pieces. Made from clay/ceramic material and impressed with a peony design on both sides of each, this set is mostly whole since the game is said to have been played with 25 pieces per side...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Chinese : Scholar Art : Pre 1920 item #1222042 (stock #L2)
Oval shaped black inkcake with two, four-clawed dragons and gilt highlights and writing on both sides. Stamped with maker mark, and comes in box with bone pegs for closing and label on front. Period: Qing dynasty, 19th century Dimension: Height 14.5cm Width 6.5cm Provenance: Ex collection of Robert Cornell, Mass.
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Chinese : Folk Art : Pre 1920 item #1222037 (stock #X8)
Miao wine flask crafted from paktong alloy with intricate naturalistic/animistic engravings over the surface. Flask has two handles and a chain connecting to the removable metal plug. Likely for rice wine, and nice example of Chinese silver work. Period: Early 20th century Dimension: Height 13cm Width 7.3cm Depth 1cm Provenance: Ex collection of Robert Cornell, Mass.
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Chinese : Hardstones : Pre 1900 item #1221998 (stock #T12)
Ring of translucent, sea green nephrite (Xinjiang Mountain Hetian Jade) with carving of two cicadas face to face on top of ring. The material is very hard, and near perfect with only a tiny internal grey "spot" at an edge that seems to have been partially dug out from surface by the carver (hardly noticeable)...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Chinese : Hardstones : Pre 1900 item #1221760 (stock #B13)
Sword slide carved from green nephrite with a crawling dragon (chilong) in high relief. Judging from the fact that one end of the slide curls under to sit level with the flat bottom of the slide, it can be determined that this was likely produced as a decorative piece/amulet and not for actual use (this came into vogue during the Song dynasty and after). There is light red cinnabar residue under the carving of the dragon...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Chinese : Hardstones : Pre 1800 item #1221741 (stock #B33)
This green serpentine hardstone "fertility" amulet is traditionally used to attract women, increase luck in gambling, and protect the wearer from harm. This was worn by the Southwest tribal minorities, most likely the Dong, and old ones dating from the Ming such as this are very uncommon. Period: Late Ming dynasty Dimension: Length 6.5cm Width 2.3cm Height 2.4cm Provenance: Ex collection of Robert Cornell, Mass
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Chinese : Hardstones : Pre 1900 item #1221730 (stock #B5)
A nephrite jade carving of a phoenix standing upright on a small block of jade. Carving is of Provincial quality, and the stone's color is a combination of grey and celery green...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Chinese : Metalwork : Pre 1492 item #1218863 (stock #X17)
This iron and silver chariot axle cap is beautifully engraved, and is of the quality produced for Kingly use. It is of slightly smaller dimension than many other axle caps, and likely locally made in the area it was excavated from (Southwest China/Tibet). Period: Yuan to early Ming dynasty Dimension: Height 6cm Width 6cm (the opening is 4.1cm) Provenance: Ex collection of Robert Cornell, Mass.
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Chinese : Folk Art : Pre 1920 item #1218855 (stock #R18)
This small pipe has a heavy metal (iron?) bowl, and a shaft/mouthpiece made of a since piece of turned wood. Residue from use. Period: Late 19th to early 20th cen Dimension: Length 6 inch
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Chinese : Jewelry : Pre 1920 item #1218853 (stock #Y88)
This pair of earrings from the southwestern tribal group the Miao. This type of earring was worn during ceremonies by unmarried girls. Earrings with this much detailed work were difficult to create and took a very skilled craftsman. Period: Early 20th cen. Dimension: Length 4 inch Width 1.75 inch Weight: Approx. 22 grams each Provenance: Ex collection of Robert Cornell, Mass.
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Chinese : Metalwork : Pre 1492 item #1218852 (stock #X22)
This single cast bronze stirrup has ribbed sides and a swivel attachment at top. Stirrup is of a high quality, and is preserved in very nice condition with age appropriate patina. From Hunnan Province. Period: Tang dynasty to Song dynasty Dimension: Height 6.5 inch Width 5 inch Provenance: Ex collection of Robert Cornell, Mass.
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Chinese : Metalwork : Pre 1920 item #1218845 (stock #R9)
This long pipe made from bamboo (or a reed) and metal shows lite use from tobacco use. Period: Early 20th cen Dimension: Length 25 inches Provenance: Robert Cornell (Acquired in China, 2010)
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Chinese : Metalwork : Pre 1920 item #1218844 (stock #R8)
This pipe made from paktong and bamboo would have been used for both tobacco and opium. It has very heavy residue from use in the bowl. Period: Early 20th cen Dimension: Length 13.5 inches Provenance: Robert Cornell (Acquired in China in 2010)
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Chinese : Metalwork : Pre 1920 item #1218842 (stock #R11)
This simple metal pipe used for tobacco and opium. Residue from use. Period: Early 20th cen Dimension: Length 13 inches
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Chinese : Metalwork : Pre 1920 item #1218558 (stock #R16)
This paktong pipe is of the type used by many of the minorities in southern China. These pipes sold as "blanks" were customized for the buyer after purchase. In this case bells, and a coin pierced for the attachment of tools used for opium smoking were added. A dragon was also engraved on the top of pipe. The chain on the pipe has been replaced, which is common since the original is often broken on these older pipes...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Chinese : Metalwork : Pre 1920 item #1218555 (stock #R3)
This paktong pipe is of the type used by many of the minorities in southern China for tobacco and opium. Sold as "blanks", the buyer would have the pipe personalized for them, and in this case they used a jade-like hardstone. The pipe shows little use and is in very good condition.(Pipe screws apart into 3 pieces) Period: Republic period Dimension: Length 14 inches Provenance: Ex collection of Robert Cornell, Mass.
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Chinese : Metalwork : Pre 1920 item #1218550 (stock #R17)
This paktong pipe is of the style that the tribal minorities (like the Miao) used for tobacco and opium, some residue of which can be seen. This design of pipe was sold as a "blank" by the seller, and the buyer would personalize the pipe in various ways. This pipe has bells, coins, opium tools, and a foo dog amulet attached by newer replacement chain (the original chain is often broken on these pipes)...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Chinese : Scholar Art : Pre 1920 item #1218513 (stock #D9)
Bamboo brushpot carved in high relief with scene of scholars amid pine trees, a bamboo stand, and rocky outcrops. A few slight cracks. Period: Qing Dynasty Dimension: Height 6.7 inches Width 5 inches Provenance: Ex collection of Robert Cornell, Mass.