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All Items : Vintage Arts : Regional Art : Asian : Chinese : Scholar Art : Pre 1980 item #1302465
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Yunnan Puerh Tea Block

c. 1978

Size: Length 30cm Width 18cm

A block of Chinese pu-erh tea dating from 1978 produced by the Puerh Chajuan firm. The block contains the name of the place th tea was made and the year. The block comes with a paper sleeve with information about the block.

All Items : Vintage Arts : Regional Art : Asian : Chinese : Paintings : Pre 1980 item #1302174
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Plum Blossoms and a Myrna

By Baidi, Wife of Sun Guoxiong

c.1980 or later

Size: Frame: 83 cm x 48 cm Painting: 54 cm x 33 cm

The artist is the wife of Sun Guoxiong who is the grandson of the father of the Republican Government of China, Sun Yat Sen. The painting is showing chrysanthemums in full bloom with two sparrows flying on the side.

All Items : Vintage Arts : Regional Art : Asian : Chinese : Paintings : Pre 1980 item #1302167
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Watercolor of Orchids and Insects

By Baidi, Wife of Sun Guoxiong

c.1980 or later

Size: Frame: 67 cm x 41.5cm Painting: 41cm x 21.3 cm

The artist is the wife of Sun Guoxiong who is the grandson of the father of the Republican Government of China, Sun Yat Sen. The work depicts a view of orchids with insects.

All Items : Vintage Arts : Regional Art : Asian : Chinese : Paintings : Pre 1980 item #1302163
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Chinese Watercolor of Fishes

By Baidi, Wife of Sun Guoxiong

c.1980 or later

Size: Frame: 55.5 cm x 42 cm Painting: 22 cm x 29.5 cm

The artist is the wife of Sun Guoxiong who is the grandson of the father of the Republican Government of China, Sun Yat Sen. The painting is depicting a group of fishes swimming.

All Items : Vintage Arts : Regional Art : Asian : Chinese : Paintings : Pre 1980 item #1302155
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Chrysanthemums in Full Bloom

By Baidi, Wife of Sun Guoxiong 白娣 孫国雄(曽孫、孫中山)

c.1980 or later

Size: Frame: 67 cm x 41.5cm Painting: 41cm x 30cm

The artist is the wife of Sun Guoxiong who is the grandson of the father of the Republican Government of China, Sun Yat Sen. The painting is showing chrysanthemums in full bloom with two sparrows flying on the side.

All Items : Vintage Arts : Regional Art : Asian : Chinese : Folk Art : Pre 1950 item #1300895
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Pair of Chinese Peking Opera Dolls

20th century

Size: Height 48cm

An interesting pair of Chinese dolls dressed in Peking Opera costumes. Often these dolls are made from a paper mache like material. Many of the surviving examples are found in regional American China towns or museums and a majority are found in Daoist temples in China.

All Items : Vintage Arts : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Folk Art : Pre 1970 item #1300744
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Square Mashie Vase

Attributed to Hamada Shoji(1894-1978) or From the Hamada Shoji Studios

Late 20th century

Size: Length 9.5cm Width 9.5cm Height 19cm

A square vase decorated with floral motifs, a rather uncommon object within the repertoire of Mashiko ware. Square vases do appear often in Mashiko ware objects, but not as much as plates, cups, and other utilitarian items...

All Items : Vintage Arts : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Tea Articles : Pre 1980 item #1300740
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Kuro Oribe Tea Container (Chaire)

20th century

Artist Unknown

Size: Diameter: 5.6cm Height: 10.2cm

A tea container or chaire done in the technique known as Oribe ware. There are small bud-like shaped patterns on one side of the container which is often referred to as "hanging dried persimmons". The container comes with a silk pouch container. The name of the fabric of the container is "Iyo Sudare".

All Items : Vintage Arts : Regional Art : Asian : Chinese : Jewelry : Pre 1960 item #1295510
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Set of Three Jade Accessories

20th century

Size:(Pendant): Length 0.95cm Width 1.9cm Thickness 0.31cm

Bee Pin: Diameter 1.6cm

Earrings: Diameter 1.6cm Width 0.6cm

An interesting set of three translucent jade accessories. The pin contains a mark denoting that it was made in Hong Kong and is using 14K gold. The pin also has a pearl inset. The rest do not have any marks.

All Items : Vintage Arts : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Metalwork : Pre 1960 item #1295338
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Nanbu Tetsubin (Iron Tea Kettle)

Sangendo of Morioka

1950-1960

Size: Diameter 8" Height 8.5"

Note: From a Japanese family in the San Francisco Bay Area. Also, the piece appears to be not been used. Has original cardboard box and labels

The kettle is decorated with views of Uji in Kyoto and other water themed landscapes on the body. It is amazing that the kettle has not been used and is in pristine condition.

All Items : Vintage Arts : Regional Art : Asian : Chinese : Scholar Art : Pre 1960 item #1294894
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Set of Four Chinese Dream Stone Panels

20th century

Size: (Per Panel): Height 55" Width 23"

Often these marble panels are referred to as dream stone or Dali marble panels. The stones selected for these panels evoke monochrome landscape paintings or abstract scenes often favored by the literati class. The set comes from a Los Angeles Estate who had done work in Hollywood.

All Items : Vintage Arts : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Porcelain : Pre 1960 item #1294278
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Shonzui Porcelain Tea Bowl

20th Century

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Shonzui porcelain were thought to have come from Chinese Ming and Qing blue and white porcelain bowls, water containers, and other tea equipment exported to Japan. Often the Chinese would refer to these porcelain wares as "commoner" pieces since some came from the common kilns in the Fujian and Guanzhou regions. Yet, not much is known about these wares. Today these Chinese wares are re-created in studios in Japan.

All Items : Vintage Arts : Regional Art : Asian : Chinese : Porcelain : Pre 1940 item #1290780
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Chinese Porcelain Brown and Blue and White Bowl

Signed Yuanyi

Republic Period or later

Size: Diameter 10.2cm Height 7.62cm

An interesting blend of blue and white with a monochrome brown tea dust like glaze. Unlike the common imperial attributed marks, this one has the maker's name. The exterior of the bowl has slight discoloration through use and exposure to sun and natural elements.

All Items : Vintage Arts : Regional Art : Asian : Chinese : Pottery : Pre 1930 item #1283705
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Yixing-like Clay Moulded Vase

20th century

Size: Diameter 14cm Height 24cm

A rather unusual vase formed from yixing-like clay decorated with motif of various dragons familiar and archaic. The vase appears to have a dark brown slip or coating when it was fired, by examining the chipped areas reveal a lighter colored clay body.

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Sino-Tibetan Turquoise Bead Necklace

20th century

Rondelle Beads: 13x 7.5mm

Turquoise became an important semiprecious stone in Mongolia and the nomadic regions of Asia. Often Tibetan accessories and religious decorations contain turquoise. Later, the Qing court used turquoise in the court necklaces and a few surviving examples are found.

All Items : Vintage Arts : Regional Art : Asian : Chinese : Scholar Art : Pre 1980 item #1283024
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Monk's Hat Yixing Tea Pot

20th century

Attributed to Tsao Wanfen

Size:Diameter 15cm Height 10cm

The monk's hat tea is inspired by the hats that Buddhist monks and a few Daoist priests wear during certain rituals. The design was used in the tea pot somewhere around the mid Qing dynasty and often hexagonal and octagonal forms are seen. This work contains the seal of the artist, Cao Wanfen.

All Items : Vintage Arts : Regional Art : Asian : Chinese : Scholar Art : Pre 1960 item #1283022
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Vintage Chinese Yixing Tea Container

20th century

Size: Diameter 13.7cm Height 12.8cm

A hexagonal yixing tea leaf container engraved with the calligraphy of different styles. On the bottom is a seal of the maker, Zhongguo Yixing.

All Items : Vintage Arts : Regional Art : Asian : Chinese : Scholar Art : Pre 1970 item #1283020
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Chinese Bamboo Skin Carving Wrist Rest

20th century

Size: Length 17.3cm Width 9.5cm

Wrist rests were used as paper weights and also to let wrist rest for smaller calligraphies and writing. Scholars often used a wide range of accessories made from bamboo which evoke the heart and soul of the literati studio.