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All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Chinese : Porcelain : Pre 1900 item #1267923
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Dragon and Cloud Motif Vase

Late Qing Dynasty to Republic

Diameter 6cm Height 13.9cm

Techniques such as the vase shown originate with the the tomb potteries seen during the Tang dynasty. Polychrome glazes with clays not using much of the famed kaolin clay which is associated with porcelain evokes the archaic or the past in which the Chinese literati often took preference among all other contemporary arts...

All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Chinese : Scholar Art : Pre 1920 item #1267921
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Jade Archer's Ring

Republic Period or Later

Size: Exterior diameter: 3cm Interior diameter 2cm, Height 2.3cm

Archer's rings were often used by the manchu court during their hunting expeditions. The courtiers and officials used these rings and would use different materials to express their preferences, wealth, and status. This ring is carved from a type of jade where the brown and greens are hidden within a white base, as if it were snow and moss.

All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Chinese : Scholar Art : Pre 1837 VR item #1267920
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Jade Dragon Head Belt Buckle

Qing Dynasty

Size: Length8cm Width 1.6cm Height 2.2cm

This piece is using a traditional type of Jade that was often preferred since many archaic jades used this similar type. The dragon head is finely crafted with the mouth and teeth expressed in the finest details.

All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Chinese : Scholar Art : Pre 1700 item #1267918
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Celadon Shallow Bowl With Reeds and Geese

Late Ming to Qing Dynasties

Size: Diameter 17.2 cm Height 6 cm

This bowl, though done in a pale celadon glaze contains a motif of geese and reeds. This motif not only has a seasonal representation, but infers to literati culture especially with the noted calligraphy sage, Wang Xizhi. The design is often associated or compared to with wares from the Yuan Dynasty and later periods...

All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Chinese : Porcelain : Pre 1920 item #1267512
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Porcelain Ginger Jar with Plum Blossom Motif

20th century

Size: Height 23 cm

A fine Chinese porcelain blue and white vase decorated with plum blossoms. The motif was often produced during the Early Qing period and its popularity increased after the end of the dynasty. The jar has a hardwood lid with a jade carving on the top. The jar comes with a stand.

All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Indian Subcontinent : Himalayas : Pre 1920 item #1267445
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Small Icons Used for Initiations

20th century

Frame:

Length 56cm Width 43 cm

Small paintings of figures representing the deities of the Tibetan vajrayana Buddhist tradition are often used in initiation ceremonies for people who can practice certain rituals and ceremonies. The collection of images contain deities such as Amitayus, Shakyamuni, Maitreya, Blue Dzambhala, Manjusri, etc. The collection comes from the collection of a Pebble Beach, California collector.

All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Chinese : Snuff Bottles : Pre 1910 item #1267322
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Quartz Citron Snuff Bottle

19th-20th century

Size: Height 6cm

Snuff bottles became popular during the Qing dynasty, a period where a court that was always on the move interacted with West in many ways. This snuff bottle is crafted in the form of a Buddha hand citron, one of the few fruits favored by the Chinese.

All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Chinese : Snuff Bottles : Pre 1900 item #1267321
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Amber and Jade Snuff Bottle

19th-20th century

Size: Height 6cm

Snuff, a Western material that was brought to China somewhere around the 18th century stimulating Chinese visual culture. Originally snuff was presented to the court in cases that were familiar to Europeans at the time and later a bottle shaped container was created to contain the snuff.

All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Chinese : Pottery : Pre 1900 item #1267222
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Chinese Polychrome Dragon Motif Vase

Late Qing or Later

Height 13.9 cm

Techniques such as the vase shown originate with the the tomb potteries seen during the Tang dynasty. Polychrome glazes with clays not using much of the famed kaolin clay which is associated with porcelain evokes the archaic or the past in which the Chinese literati often took preference among all other contemporary arts...

All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Chinese : Scholar Art : Pre 1920 item #1267221
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Song Style Celadon Bowl

Republic Period or later

Size: Diameter 13.8 cm

Celadon the technique in ceramic arts that is often associated with the Sung Dynasty during the 10th century onwards. The term came from a French play where the character was wearing a green colored coat and the coat's color was similar to the ceramic works and hence the name became associated with it...

All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Chinese : Scholar Art : Pre 1900 item #1266582
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Set of Three Furong Shoushan Seals

Qing Dynasty or Later

Box: 12.5cm x 7cm x 4cm Large seals: 2.8 cm x 2.2 cm x 2.2 cm Smaller seal: 7.2 cm x 1 cm x 2.2 cm

The set of seals carved with the usual dragon or mythical beast figures. The seals contain an inscription that they were made for a noted calligrapher by the name of Zhang Boying (1871-1949). Zhang was an important figure of 20th century Chinese painting and was thought to have been the master for Qi Baishi...

All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Chinese : Porcelain : Pre 1800 item #1265369
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Famille Rose Reticulated Dish

Qing Dynasty

Size: Diameter 26 cm

An interesting and unusual reticulated dish with enamel work. Not often does one find reticulated dishes in Chinese porcelain ware especially in this design. The Qing dynasty was an interesting period especially with the medium, porcelain. A rich conversation and experiment with porcelain can be seen with the reigns of Emperors Kangxi, Yongzheng, and Qianlong...

All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Chinese : Scholar Art : Pre 1700 item #1265319
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Junyao Glaze Bowl

Ming Dynasty or Later

Diameter 21.6 cm

From a Noted California Estate.

Junyao, noted for the sky blue color with hints or flash of raspberry colors surrounding the edge or on areas of the bowl.

All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Chinese : Porcelain : Pre 1910 item #1264939
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Porcelain Lotus Flower Bowl with lotus motif

Qing to Republic Period or later

Size: Diameter 13.8cm Height 6.7cm

The technique of using cobalt blue along with red began with the development of the blue and white technology during the Ming dynasty...

All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Chinese : Scholar Art : Pre 1492 item #1264547
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Junyao Glaze Bowl

Yuan Dynasty or Later

Size: Diameter 18.5cm

Junyao, noted for the sky blue color with hints or flash of raspberry colors surrounding the edge or on areas of the bowl. This bowl comes from a noted San Francisco estate who collected fine Chinese antiques.

All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Chinese : Scholar Art : Pre 1700 item #1264002
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Celadon Plate with Scrolling Cloud Motif

Ming Dynasty-Early Qing

Size: Diameter 22cm Height 3.9cm

Auctioned in Tokyo around 1982

This celadon dish was formerly part of a noted Italian collection which was exhibited in Japan in 1982. The De Bedin Collection was formed by two generations of the family which began when the collector's father was the ambassador to China during the 1912-1926 period.

All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Tea Articles : Pre 1837 VR item #1263397
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Bizen Ware Flower Container

Late Edo Period

Size: Diameter 8.5 Height 22 cm

Note: From a prominent Japanese collection based in San Francisco

Bizen wares began as far as the early history of Japanese ceramics. Utilitarian in its origin, Sen no Rikyu took favor of the simple, unglazed, natural look of Bizen and used the wares with tea jars and water containers. This flower container would be perfect for a tea gathering or to decorate the alcove or a minimalist setting.

All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Porcelain : Pre 1900 item #1263396
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Nabeshima Plate With Loquat Motif

Meiji Period

Size: Diameter 19.5 Height 5.3 cm

Nabeshima wares are influenced from the porcelain production of Imari, Arita, Hazama, and related regions. Nabeshima is the clan name of the region which is present day Saga and Nagasaki Prefectures. During the Edo Period, the Nabeshima wares were thought to have been presented to the Shogunate when the lords of Nabeshima would travel to Edo during the sankinkotai or the required travels by lords to Edo...