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All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Chinese : Scholar Art : Pre 1910 item #1258078
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Yixing Tea Pot

Republic Period

Signed on the bottom with the name Yigong

Size: Diameter 10cm Height 5.5cm

Yixing, the famous clay made into the distinct tea pots that Chinese tea connoisseurs have enjoyed for nearly half a millennia. This tea pot is done in the standard style seen in Yixing tea pots.

Condition: The piece has no chips, cracks, or other damages.

All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Paintings : Pre 1900 item #1257738
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Wang Xizhi at His Study

Signature reads Hokkai

Meiji Period

Size: Length 181 cm Width 41cm

Wang Xizhi, the sage of calligraphy and wearing his signature hat is sitting at his study while staring at geese floating on a lake or pond. This view is based on a famous poem that Wang Xizhi wrote how he yearns to be the geese flying in the distance. Other portraits show the poet carrying a geese, where painters tried to grasp at the heart of Wang Xizhi's poems and express them visually.

All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Chinese : Scholar Art : Pre 1910 item #1257645
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Chinese Oxblood Bowl

Late Qing Period or Republic

Size: Diameter 9.5cm Height 4cm

The bowl contains a Yongzheng Period Mark on the bottom. However, the piece was made much later during the Late Qing to Republic Period. Oxblood glazes were popular starting with the monochrome glazes seen in the preceding dynasties prior to the Qing. By the late 17th century, new technologies and chemicals broaden the spectrum of porcelain arts that monochrome glazes became part of this trend...

All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Chinese : Hardstones : Pre 1910 item #1257644
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Chinese Jade Carving of a Fruit on a Branch

19th-20th century

Size: 4.8 x 4.5 cm

A rather interesting jade carving of a fruit with a branch from its tree ( or bush). Carvings from still life or nature has been popular in China, but production and craft in Jade increased during the succeeding years of the late Ming up to fall of the Qing Dynasty in early 20th century.

All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Chinese : Hardstones : Pre 1910 item #1257643
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Agate Carving of An Eggplant or Gourd

19th-20th century

Size: 5.5 x 2 cm

Agate carvings of vegetables are not unusual, but contemplating on the form of the eggplant is an usual one. Eggplants have been in Asia since prehistoric times. However, rarely was the plant depicted in art. By the Qing dynasty, unusual depictions of different animals and plants began to appear and may have been influenced from cultures of neighboring nations or ethnic groups.

All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Chinese : Scholar Art : Pre 1700 item #1257642
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Chinese Jade Belt Buckle Carving

Qing Period or Later

Size: Length 6.7cm Width 4.2cm

Unlike the traditional auspicious motifs or dragons seen in belt buckles, this pieces has fish carved on its surface. The different gradations are set well to work with the details of the buckle. Fish are an auspicious motif, but are often seen in paintings, certain metalworks, wood, and other materials, not often in belt buckles. The piece comes from a Pebble Beach, CA estate.

All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Chinese : Scholar Art : Pre 1700 item #1257640
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Chinese Jade Carving of a Mythical Beast

Ming Dynasty or Later

Size: 5cm x 3.8cm

A small lozenge shaped Jade carving with a mythical beast carved on the surface of the jade. The style is similar to those seen during the mid to late Ming Dynasty.

All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Chinese : Scholar Art : Pre 1837 VR item #1257628
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Archaic Mythical Beast Jade or Hardstone Carving

Age: Ming or Qing Dynasty

Size: Length 7cm Width 4cm Height 5.8cm

An interesting yet common literati style hard stone carving of a young boy riding a bull. The motif is popular among Daoist and Ch'an circles where it represents the harmony of nature or the process of enlightenment.

All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Chinese : Scholar Art : Pre 1910 item #1257626
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Agate Han Style Wine Cup

19th century to 20th century

Size: Length 13cm Width 12.5cm Height 3cm

Originally, this form of shallow dish was produced during the Han dynasty. The Mawangdui excavations showed that the lacquer ware used were the oblong oval shaped dishes to serve wine. This piece is emulating that form using agate.

All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Chinese : Scholar Art : Pre 1920 item #1257624
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Green and Lavender Jade Belt Buckle

19th-20th century

Size: Length 10cm Width 2cm Height 1.5cm

An interesting belt buckle with a blend of green and lavender jade. The buckle's head is formed as the head of the dragon and the body in the form of the ruyi. It is interesting that this buckle is done in the blend of green and lavender, where often these buckles are done in the refined colors.

All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Chinese : Porcelain : Pre 1900 item #1257473
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Porcelain Square Covered Container with Dragon Motif

Late Qing to Republic Period

Length 10cm Width 10cm Height 5.5cm

An interesting covered container decorated with dragons and phoenixes set in a yellow background with scrolling clouds and rolling waves. The interior lip of the bottom section of the container has chips but when covered the damages are not visible.

All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Chinese : Scholar Art : Pre 1800 item #1257471
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Chinese Tea Dust Glaze Vase

Size: Diameter 7cm height 14cm

A simple yet refined vase done in the technique often known as tea dust. The glaze has been in used for nearly a millennia, but its appreciation appears to have heightened with the tianmu bowls during the Song dynasty and then onwards by many literati scholars even up to the Qing Dynasty. No mark is found on the vase.

All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Chinese : Scholar Art : Pre 1800 item #1257470
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Chinese Tea Pot with Pine and Bamboo Motif

Qing Dynasty

Size: Diameter 12.5-13cm Height 12.5cm

This hexagonal tea pot is crafted as if pine and bamboo were slowly growing over the pot. Rustic tea pots were popular during the mid to late Qing dynasty, influenced by the baroque flavor of the court and the literati culture that continued to inspire many scholars. No mark is found on the pot and the lid of the pot has a chip on the interior area.

All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Chinese : Porcelain : Pre 1800 item #1257468
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Pair of Chinese Flower Motif Polychrome Bowls

Qing Period

Size: Diameter 8.5cm Height 4.5cm

An interesting pair of porcelain bowls decorated with flowers set in a garden like setting. The pair of bowls do not contain any imperial marks and may have been meant for the common market in China during the Qing dynasty.

All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Chinese : Scholar Art : Pre 1900 item #1257467
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Dragon Motif Ceramic Covered Container

Guangxu Era or Later

Size: Diameter 7.5cm Height 6.5cm

An interesting covered container with a dragon motif embossed on the top area of the lid. The bottom contains a Gaungxu Era Mark. There is a hairline crack on the bottom of the piece.

All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Chinese : Scholar Art : Pre 1700 item #1257466
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Chinese Jade Cup with Dragon Head Motif as the Handle

Ming Dynasty or Later

Size: Diameter 3.75" Height 2"

This finely crafted cup with the lip and foot done at the right lengths and angles are appealing. The handle of the cup is formed with the head of the dragon biting onto the bottom section of the handle.

All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Chinese : Metalwork : Pre 1900 item #1257465
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Brass and Jade Covered Container

19th-20th century

Size: Length 4" Width 3.5" Height 2.6"

A wish fulfilling jewel shaped container with lotuses and scrolling vines embossed around its body. The cover has a white jade carving plaque placed on the top. Often containers such as these were used from ritual ceremonies to the simple enjoyment of the scholar's studio...

All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Chinese : Porcelain : Pre 1700 item #1257426
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Polychrome Porcelain Bowl

Kangxi Period or Later

Size: Diameter 14cm Height 8 cm

The Kangxi Period is an interesting period for Chinese ceramics. The kilns both imperial and commoner were producing wares for the foreign market and while the Qing court of trying to formalize and establish the kilns back into their original status, many imperial kilns were producing work, known as transition wares...