Size: Length 34cm Width 17cm
A calligraphy poem based on a composition done by Li Zhu. The verses expresses the lofty mountains with the clouds and an old man with his fishing rod. Evocative of the famous strategist, Taigong Wang. Another celebratory poem to celebrate someone's birthday.
Size:Length 34cm Width 17cm
A superb and modern looking calligraphy fragment done on Chinese paper. The poem uses the blossoming flowers of the plum tree and connect them with the longevity of an acquaintance. The poem might also be a celebratory poem for someone's birthday.
A calligraphy fragment expressing the feelings of autumn and the chrysanthemums that blossom during the season. The expressions and thoughts found in the poem evoke the sensibilities of the literati poet.
Size:Length 34cm Width 19cm
A wonderful poem about painting and calligraphy alluding to phonic sounds and relating the harmony with the qin. A wonderful small piece expressing the aesthetic of the literati.
Size:Length 35cm Width 24cm
This painting along with another watercolor and similar sized calligraphy fragments came from a collection of a Chinese family in the San Francisco Bay Area. These works were given to an individual celebrating the person's 70th birthday. It may have been that these pieces were mounted together at one point in an album or similar format.
Size:Length 36cm Width 19cm
Another birthday celebratory poem celebrating an individual of his 70th birthday. The small verse may have been mounted on an album or a group of fragments pieces together.
Size: Length 34cm Width 19cm
An interesting calligraphy fragment done in seal script.The fragment may have been a poem celebrating someone's long life or the longevity for the person (as in a birthday celebration). The script has a graphic design quality to it and is aesthetically appealing.
Size:Length 42.6cm Width 24cm
Unlike most traditional materials, this work is done on western watercolor paper. The work is inscribed and signed, but not sealed. It is possible the work was done by a Chinese American artist living in the United States, as many did during the late 20th century.
Late 20th century
Size:Length 36cm Width 23cm
Clean and crisp are a few words to express the kai style of calligraphy. The poem expresses the lofty and warm feeling of spring.
Tao Shoubai (Active late 20th century)
Size:Length 68cm Width 34cm
An interesting painting of blossoming plum and apricot or dogwood flowers. The painting contains an inscription describing the moment when the work was painted during the month of July around 1984. The work is mounted in the traditional Chinese style.
The style is similar to modern paintings commonly done in Suzhou and Gangzhou
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Size: Diameter 7.5cm Height 5cm
It could be assumed that the small pot might have been used for a small water pot placed in a bird cage. The Chinese loved their singing birds so much that small accessories using porcelain and other fine materials were used to give their birds a special presence in their studio or home.
Size" Length 4.6" Width 2.75" Height 3"
The yixing tea pot shown contains an interesting inscription that the tea pot was presented by the Wuyang Taihu Restaurant. Possibly the pot was given to customers who supported the restaurant in many ways and these pots were made. The work contains a seal reading Chiao Jinghuei, possibly the maker of the pot.
Republic Period or Latter
Size: 22 cm x 13cm x 6.5 cm
Emperor Qianlong was noted for his large jade boulder with buildings, scholars, and other figures carved around it. Latter, officials and scholars took the preferences of the imperial court and created such works. This rock has several pine trees and a building hidden behind the pine groves.