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.
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.
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.
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.
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...
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...
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...
Republic Period or Later
Size: Exterior diameter: 3cm Interior diameter 2cm, Height 2.3cm
Archer's rings are 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.
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...
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.
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...
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.
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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.
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.
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...
Late Qing Dynasty
Size: Diameter 19.3 Height 9.3 cm
From the Christie's auction of the Nanking Cargo
An interesting blue and white bowl decorated with a literati style landscape painting motif on the side. The bowl, according to the sticker found below, came from an auction of the Nanking Cargo held in 1986.
Size: Length8cm Width 1.6cm Height 2.2cm
The belt buckle design first appears around the late Song Dynasty. The Inner Mongolia Museum has an example of a early Yuan dynasty version of the Dragon head belt buckle with the silk cord used to wear the piece.
This piece is using a traditional type of Jade that was often preferred since many archaic jades used this similar type...
Late Qing to Republic Period
Size: General Size Overall: Inner diameter 6.5cm Outer 8.4cm
This pair of Jade bangles, unlike the common bangle which is generally consistent in color, this pair of bangle contains a flash of a reddish color, which is rather uncommon in Jade. Often lavender or white colors are often seen along with the common green color Jade is often associated.