Mid to Late Qing Dynasty
Size: Length 139cm Width 35cm
From a California, San Francisco Bay Area Estate
The form of the armor, the style, and structure of the image is evocative of Chinese devotional paintings from the Qing Dynasty...
Size: (Painting): Length 139cm Width 68cm
Condition: The scroll is missing the main roller and there are small cracks on the bottom section of the painting.
The work is rather interesting, possibly fragmentary, and that it is part of a set that was sent to Japan during the late 19th century when China was undergoing political change and much of the works were flowing into the Japanese antiques market.
Ando Hiroshige School, c. 19th century
A cat squatting and staring at a black mouse. The style seen in the cat is similar to block prints done by the famous master, Ando Hiroshige. The Hiroshima school continued for two generations using the same name and producing the famous landscape prints until the Meiji Period.
Republic Period (dated, 1920)
Size: Diameter 10.5cm Height 15.5cm
An interesting brush pot with fishes painted on the body of the piece. Interestingly, the work contains the date, the eighth year of the Republic which correlates to around 1920. The bottom contain a seal with the maker's mark.
Late Qing to Republic Periods
Size: Diameter 13cm Height 19.5cm
The simple yellow color along with the dark brown on the lip is an interesting combination for this ceramic piece. The bottom contains a Ming dynasty reign mark, but instead comes from a period much later.
CONDITION: There is a small chip on the bottom of the foot area of the vase. Other than that, no damages, cracks, or other defects are found.
Size: Diameter 12cm Height 23.2cm
A porcelain gu shape vase decorated with various flora and fauna. The bottom of the vase contains a Hongxian mark but possibly comes from a period much later around the mid to late Republic period.
CONDITION: No damages, cracks, repair work appears to be done on the vase.
Size: Length 10.9cm Width 7.9cm Height 20.1cm
An interesting Kutani ware statue of the noted fortune and longevity deity, Jurojin. Often during the Meiji and onwards to the Showa periods, the seven fortune gods were produced from different materials to decorate the home. The auspicious symbolism associated with these deities were important to bring fortune within the home.
Late Qing Dynasty
size: Length 11.5cm Width 8cm Height 24.5
An interesting Chinese ceramic vase done in the oxblood style glaze where the red is done using a mixture of metal based combinations. No reign marks or signatures are found on the piece.
Calligraphy done by Wang Weihan
Late Qing Dynasty
Size: Length 183cm Width 51.6cm
A Chinese calligraphy done by the artist, Wang Weihan was from Jiangsu Province, Xinghua around the middle period of the Daoguang era. In 1876, he was known for his landscape and still life paintings and produced many works including views of Yangzhou...
Size: Diameter 8 cm Height 3.6cm
A porcelain tea pot decorated with a traditional Chinese landscape view. There are no marks on the bottom of the piece and the pot is missing its lid.
Size: Diameter 15cm Height 7.5cm
A stylized and decorated porcelain bowl with motifs of various flowers set in geometric patterns. The bowl contains a Yongzheng reign mark on the bottom.
Size: Diameter 16.5cm Height 7.5cm
A standard porcelain bowl decorated with water grass and goldfishes. The rather cute and humorous expressions seen on the fish is interesting. The bowl has a reign mark on the bottom.
Diameter 19cm Height 7.5cm
Contains a Qianlong Reign Mark
The yellow color with a scrolling vine motif set with four medallions, each medallion contains a flower associated with the different seasons.
Late Qing to Republic Period
Size: Diameter 19.5cm Height 2.5cm
The plate done in the simple monochrome maroon to vermillion color often known as oxblood glaze. The plate contains a reign mark from the Qing Dynasty but dates from a latter period.
Size: Diameter 16cm Height 17.5cm
Swatow or Gosu in Japanese were ceramic pieces that were made during the latter years of the Ming dynasty and exported to Japan. The red and green combination became popular that it influenced the porcelain production in Imari and later to other centers such as Kyoto.
SIze: Diameter 10cm Height 20cm
A small and simple Korean celadon vase. The body contains small patterns of flowers which are embossed on the body of the clay and a white color clay is filled in to create the patterns. There is one chipped corner on the lip of the vase.
Size: Diameter 6.5cm Height 12.5cm
Contains a Kangxi Reign Mark on the bottom
Peach blossom color glaze was popular during the early years of the Qing dynasty. A few examples survive showing the wide hues of green, pink, red, and similar colors. During the republic period onwards, the glaze along with other monochrome colors were replicated and its popularity increased.
Late Qing to Republic Period
Size: Length 42cm Width 25cm Height 9cm
A rather unusual Chinese ceramic square container with a Daoist sage and the Queen Mother of the West set in a landscape scene and the other sides are auspicious motifs, mythical animals, and other landscapes. The bottom contains an odd inscription that the work was done during the 13th year of Wanli and the origin of the piece...