Size: Per Bead: 15mm
An interesting Chinese cinnabar lacquer necklace with each bead carved with the characters of longevity and happiness. Cinnabar lacquer is a technique where layers upon layers of lacquer is placed on top of a core surface. After many years of layers built upon the surface, the work is carved with intricate designs and patterns...
Size: Diameter 7.4cm Height 2.5cm
From a California Collection of Chinese Lacquer
The geometric designs often seen in carved lacquer and cinnabar lacquer comes from examples that survive from the Ming dynasty around the late 15th to the 16th centuries...
Late Qing to Republic Period
Size: Diameter 5cm Height 5.3cm
Originally these objects were made as toggles and accessories the Chinese wealthy and the nobility wore. With the introduction of Western culture and the export of Chinese objects, various materials were refitted or retrofitted with Western fittings. The pendant is depicting a group of luohans or arhats with a tiger and dragon set in the middle.
Late Qing to Republic Period
Size: Length 3cm Width 1.5cm Height 4cm
A Chinese pendant or toggle carved with two figures (both sides depicting the same view). The toggle or pendant is strung with a blue silk string with two beads set on the top of the carved wood piece.
Size: Length 16.5cm Width 8.5cm Height 7cm
Zitan, a prized hardwood, is often used in Chinese furniture and accessories of the scholar's desk. This example is carved in the shape of a lingbi scholar rock with different flora and once may have held an object above it.
Late Edo Period to Meiji Period
Size: Length 21.2cm Width 21.2cm Height 2cm
An interesting Japanese lacquered tray used to display tea containers and incense burners is done in the motif of th famous deity of fortune, Daikoku with his mouse doing a performance often done with monkeys. The pun intended is interesting where the mouse is replaced with the monkey and the man who controls the animal is Daikoku...
Size: Length 62cm Width 41cm Height 2cm
In recent years tea connoisseurs and enthusiasts both in China and the West use these burlwood tea stand/ trays to display their collection of yixing ceramics, porcelain cups, and other accessories. The natural contours and colors expressed by the panel evokes the return to nature or its yearning.
Size: Height 11.4cm
An interesting porcelain vase shaped in a form often seen in European stone urns or similarly shaped objects. The back of the vase contains an inscription expressing new year's greetings.
Diameter 37cm Height 15.5cm
A typical common ware that was produced in China during the late 19th century and was exported throughout East Asia. Examples of the similar works, especially the characteristics seen in the scrolling vines and floral imagery, are found in Japan and South East Asia.
Size: To Come
An interesting Chinese silver necklace, where the pendant is made in the form of a lock often seen in Chinese metalwork from the Qing Dynasty. The different beads are done in coral.
Hongxian Period (c.1912-1920)
Size: Height 5cm Diameter 3cm
A polychrome porcelain pair of vases decorated with images of a man and a lady set inside a garden-like scene. It may be depicting a scene from an opera play or the referring to the famous novel, The Dream of the Red Chamber.
One vase has a hairline crack.
Jiaqing Period (Mid to Late Qing)
Size: Length 7cm Width 3.5cm
An interesting pair of circular porcelain bird feeding bowls. The two are connected to each other by the circular extensions from the body. The bowls are decorated with fine brush work of peonies and other floral imagery.
Size: Length 31cm Width 7cm
Folding fans are an important symbol and accessory for most of East Asia...
Size: (Pouch) Length 8.8cm Width 8cm
A traditional Chinese silk pouch often seen hanging from the belts or sashes of the Chinese nobility and such accessories have been depicted and examples survive as early as the Tang Dynasty. The pouch is embroidered with auspicious motifs and floral imagery.
Sold; Thank You. Paris, France
Size: Length 29cm Width 5cm
An interesting Chinese ruyi scepter carved in the form of the famous fungus known as lingzhi. Often the scepters are stylistically carved and part of the collection inside an atelier of a literati scholar.
Attributed to Jiangxiang Nushi (active Kangxi Period, 17th century)
Size: Length 29cm Width 20cm
The group of five paintings set to the theme of bird and flowers is attributed to the noted Qing artist, Jiangxiang. Records show that she was active during the Kangxi Period but not much is known of who she was.
Size: length 3.7 cm width 1.3cm
From an American collection of Tibetan Works of Art
An interesting two eyed Tibetan dzi bead with sharp lines designs between the two "eyes". The bead has circular wear marks throughout the surface.
20th century or earlier
Size: Length 3.6cm Width 1cm
From a Palo Alto Collection of Tibetan Works of Art.
A small dzi bead with two "eyes" set on opposite sides of the bead. Often these beads are made from agate and sometimes one can see the natural colorations of the agate in areas where the motifs are not covering the body. There are slight marks of wear often seen in older dzi beads.