Length 7cm Width 0.5 cm
An interesting Jade pendant of a dragon head mounted with gold. The combination of traditional designs with a somewhat modern mount makes an interesting conversation of art and its history.
Size: Length 161cm Width 41cm
Rabbits retain both an auspicious and religious symbolism within Japanese culture. In Shinto mythology the rabbit is considered to be the messenger of Okuni no Nushi and also helped him in one of his journeys. (Inaba no Shiro usagi)
Color Pigment on Silk
Attributed to Wen Zhengming
Size: To Come
This colorful landscape done on silk is attributing to a great master, Wen Zhengming. The painting is interestingly mounted on a wooden box panel to display the hand scroll and has dowels to move the hand scroll.
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Attributed to Lan Shining
Size: Length 90cm Height 250cm
Lan Shining or Guisseppe Castaglione was a jesuit priest living in China during the 18th century who learn high baroque technique paintings and used this style onto a different medium, which was Chinese art...
Attributing to Shen Zhou or a related artist
Early 19th century
Length 70.2 cm Height 175cm
Shen Zhou is famous for his inspirational literati landscapes and subject matters. Latter artists in the succeeding centuries were inspired by the spirit of Shen Zhou and created renditions attributing his name or copying his works.
This piece comes from around the 19th century when many studies, copies, and emulations were done in China.
Late Qing Dynasty
General Size: Height 32cm Length 600 or more cm.
This fine and detail landscape painting has elements that are close to works found in the 19th century. Landscape paintings often associated with the Wang school were popular during the Qing period and many examples are found. It is interesting to see the attached colophon of Dong Qichang who hails from the previous dynasty...
Size: To Come
An interesting and rare pair of Chinese foo dogs done in Quartz crystal. The expression of the dogs are interesting and evoke older versions of these types of carvings. The pair comes with a storage case and stand. The bottom is museum clay to keep the carvings stable.
Diameter 20cm Height 10cm
A fine guri lacquer bowl with intricate scrolling vine patterns carved around the bowl. The technique first appeared as earlier as the Ming Dynasty in the form of stands, cups, and incense or seal paste containers, and bowl stands which the Japanese took favor of the interesting designs into the tea tradition.
Size: Length 5.5cm Width 1cm Height 10cm (The agate panel)
Table screens are one of the few essential objects of a scholar's desk. Often the table screen is standing in front of an ink stone and is thought to prevent any ink blots from the brush from flying everywhere. (For more information on the culture of the screen, see The Double Screen by Wu Hung)
Diameter 6cm Height 3cm
A beautiful and colorful seal paste container. The piece is painted with a fruit tree type flower with a bird perched on its branch. A signature like form can be seen on the top left.
Late Qing to Republic Period
Size: Height 7.5cm Diameter 4.5cm
A fascinating little snuff bottle decorated with two different scenery. The snuff bottle comes with a lid made of a hardstone material with a bamboo material as the scoop. The workmanship is fine with the detail work. No seal or stamp is found on the bottom.
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Ming Dynasty or Later
Length 8.4cm Width 3cm Height 3.5cm
An interesting carving of an elephant cloaked with a rug as seen in a few paintings of the Bodhisattva, Samantabhadhra. The style and simple carvings are elements often seen with the Ming and Qing Periods.
Size: Diameter 21.5cm Height 11.5 cm
The lapis blue monochrome glazes became popular during the height of the Qing empire. Jesuit missionaries brought with them not only artistic and engineering talent, but technologies that would change the canvas of porcelain forever. Monochrome colors such as yellow, rose red, blue, etc. became the fashion in porcelain production and various examples can be found...
Qing Dynasty to Republic Period
Size: Diameter 11.5cm Height 12.5cm
Celadon censers became popular during the Sung Period. The green color caught the eyes of connoisseurs in East Asia and was heavily exported. This censer, inherits techniques and designs from the Ming period. The incised motifs and details are elements are seen in latter Ming examples. The refinement reminds one of early examples from the late Yongzheng up to the Qianlong periods...
Republic Period or earlier
Size: Diameter 8.5 cm Height 4.8 cm
Celadon is the color that is often compared to a blue sky after a rainy day to jade. This tea cup is done in celadon with major crackles appearing on the body. There is no signature on the piece.
There are slight chips on the rim of the cup and depending on the individual, minor restoration work has been done.
Sold; Thank You. Beijing, CHINA
Size: Length 8cm Width 3cm Height 2.5cm
This horse, unlike most traditional style carvings from the Ming and Qing dynasties, this one is evocative of Han dynasty designs. The stylistic forms and musical rhythmic lines remind ones with tomb horses seen in X'ian and nearby regions.
Republic Period or earlier
Size: Length 9 Width 3 Height 2.4 cm
Intricately carved, this dragon head belt hook is done in two sections and connects with a hold and a extension done in the form of a small dragon head. The main areas are incised with birds and flora.
Early Qing Period
Size: Length 4.5cm Width 3.3cm Height 3cm
An interesting small jade figure of a foo dog. The dog is holding either a ribbon or a piece of vegetation and is set in a playful pose. This form was popular during the periods of the Kangxi and Yongzheng Periods.