Size: Height 7cm, with stand 9.5cm
A fine coral carving of two figures standing holding auspicious objects. The figures are set on a carved hardwood stand.
Size: Diameter 8.3cm
From a private Chinese American collection of Chinese sterling silver
An interesting plate with the motif of Britannia standing and on the reverse, the Chinese characters for one yuan along with arabic writing. It is not known which region the coin was issued, but possibly in the British territories in Asia.
Late Edo Period
Size: Diameter 5.5" Height 1.1"
The distinct red lacquer with a black lacquer base often appearing beneath the red lacquer layer and other old red lacquer pieces are often referred to Negoro, where most of the older objects came from the large temple complex, Negoroji in present day Wakayama...
Qing Dynasty to Republic Period
Size: Length 30cm
Fans were often carried as a refined accessory. Often the paintings and calligraphy seen on fans represented in part the tastes of the owner or certain moments. When not in use, the fan would be placed in a pouch as shown. This pouch is decorated with auspicious motifs on a red silk background. The fan has a holder with two green stones set on either side.
Size: Diameter 15cm
An intricately done Chinese sterling silver basket. Motifs often used in Chinese art can be seen set in four sections of the basket. The bottom of the basket contains the maker's mark and other hallmarks.
Republic Period, c. 1921
Size: Diameter 3.6cm Height 5.4cm
An interesting silver coin reformed into a container. The coin depicts the general, Yuan Sikai and the year the coin was produced. When the container is covered, the entire piece appears to look like a stack of coins. Maker's marks and hallmarks are found on the bottom.
Size: Length 12cm
An interesting pair of Chinese silver formed in the shape of shoes. The part to place the cigarette or cigar is using an old silver coin. Hallmarks and other notations are found on the bottom.
Bowl, originally from Thailand or China, 15th-16th centuries
Kintsugi work done recently
Size: Diameter 16.3cm Height 7.2cm
The art of mending objects using lacquer appears to be distinctly developed within the history of Japanese culture. Objects, when broken, are simply not thrown away but "restored" and re-interpreted through the process of using lacquer to put broken pieces back together...
Size: Diameter 76.7" Height 8"
Intricately done with landscapes decorating the body of the kettle. The handle is done with silver inlay using the motif of a hazy moon and grass. No signature or seal is found on the kettle.
Size: Length 7.7" Height 8"
A simple and standard Japanese iron tea kettle. The body is done in a pear or orange skin like form with a Chinese motif near the top. The lid and handles are done in copper. No maker's mark or name is found on the piece.
19th century or later
Size: to come
During the 18th century up to the 20th century, Japanese bronze makers were emulating and influenced from bronze ware that was imported to Japan. Many bear marks of the names of the reigns from the Ming dynasty and at times some works have been hard to discern whether one retains a Chinese or Japanese origin.
Late Qing to Republic Period
Size: Diameter 15cm
Often found in the cold northern regions of China, hand warmers were en essential object when individuals were traveling outside. Inside ash and charcoal would be placed and the lid placed and would be held to keep the individual warm.
Size: Diameter 25.7cm
A Chinese porcelain plate with a scene of birds frolicking on a plum or peach blossom tree. The bottom is glazed with a brown color. Unlike the imperial level quality ceramics, this piece might be a common ware.
Late Qing to Republican
Size: Height 24cm
An interesting figurine of a woodcutter formed from porcelain and decorated with polychrome colors. The bottom contains a seal of the maker.
Kangxi Period (Qing Dynasty)
Size: Diameter 8.6 cm
An interesting Chinese lacquer cup with a silver interior fitted with the lacquer exterior. The cup is formed to represent a peach, a symbol of immortality and longevity in Chinese culture.
Size: (Per painting): Length 33cm Height 26cm
An interesting Chinese scroll with three different paintings of different subject matters. One is a Buddha Hand Citron another a group of cranes and the last is a landscape. An inscription is found on the back of the scroll describing a method of healing in Chinese medicine...
Late Qing Period
Size: To Come
From a California Estate of Chinese Paintings
A finely painted Chinese hand scroll depicting water birds frolicking along a river bed like landscape. The end section is signed with the artists name.
Attributed to Xinluo Shannen
Size: Width 39.5cm Height 103.5cm
from a California Estate of Chinese arts.
Xinluo Shanren is one of the few noted Chinese arts active during the Qianlong Era. However, the work comes from a period much later than the artist's period but is evidence that shows where generations of Chinese artists used their preferred masters to copy and at times contemplate if the artist would do such compositions.