Republic Period or Latter
Diameter 13.5cm Height 21cm
The vase is similar to an example found in the Palace Museum collection in Beijing dating from the Southern Song Period titled as: Nan Song Guanyao, Xianwen ping...
Size: Length 3.8cm Width 1.6cm Height 5 cm
A finely crafted white jade carving inspired by the Shang and Yin dynasty bronzes. During the latter dynasties, the use of motifs and designs from Shang and Yin dynasty bronzes were not only the romantic appropriation of designs but also that the nation was also continuing a long standing traditional culturally as well.
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.
late 20th century
Size: Length: 9cm Width: 5cm Height 16cm
A finely carved jade carving of the bodhisattva Kwan yin. The bodhisattva is holding a bunch of the famous fungus, lingzhi representing the auspiciousness in the symbol and the aura of good fortune added to the symbolism in the icon.
Size: (Earring) Width 1.2cm Length 5cm (Jade) Width 0.5cm Length 1cm
California, San Francisco Estate
A wonderful set of earrings with Jade pieces inset with 14K White gold. The jade is surrounded by smaller gemstones...
Size: Diameter 9.5cm Thickness: 0.5cm
The bi disc, which harks from its ancient past representing the heavens has been a popular object to be carved in its traditional material, Jade. This disc is rather interesting where it contains traditional motifs such as repeating scrolling vine like imagery on one side, the other is floral, a rather modern additional or interpretation for the motif of this disc.
Length 2.8cm Width 2.8cm Height 9.8cm
A finely carved chicken bloodstone seal. The seal has not been carved or inscribed and is ready to be prepared for the scholar literati to use the stone.
Size: Length 3.2cm Width 3.2cm Height 5.4cm
A white and red Chinese shoushan stone seal. The seal is not carved and can be used to create a seal for an artist or scholar.
Length and Width:2.8cm Height 8cm
The bottom of the seal has no carving.
An interesting seal with a landscape view carved around the faces of the seal.
Republic Period or Later
Size:Diameter 11cm Height 10.5cm
An interesting brush bot carved in the form of an old growth pine tree. The evergreen is growing near the root of the tree and a few cranes gather around it. These motifs are essential in Daoist or Chinese thought and in turn became the preferred motif of the scholar.
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" 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.
Original Done by Wang Fu (1362-1416)
Studio Copy done in the 20th century
Size:Width 68cm Height 178cm
Wang Fu is famous for his bamboo paintings and was influenced by Wang Men and Nizhan. Generations of connoisseurs at the imperial court treasured his works and many contain the collector's seals as this example is trying to replicate.
Size: Diameter 17cm Height 8.5cm
Many of the monochrome glazes were becoming popular during the 18th century around the time of Emperor Qianlong. The Jesuits brought new chemicals and enamels that helped to bring a rich variety for ceramics and porcelain arts.
This censer is made in the style or earlier Ming bronze censers and archaic Shang- Yin bronzes. A mark is found on the bottom of the piece.