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Size: Length 4.75" Width 2.6" Height 2.75"
The work was produced by China's most notable carvers of fine semi-precious stones...
Length 2.2" Width 1.3" Height 1.2"
This contemporary agate carving was created by China's most famous artist who works with fine semi-precious stone carvings. His works are known in retaining the traditional and classical designs often seen in the imperial and noted collections of stone sculptures ranging from various periods...
Size: Length: 6.3" Height 1.6"
Yixing clay is famous for their teapots and other utensils for Chinese teas. In the post-modern era, the Chinese began to produce pieces for other uses such as vases, pots, and other modern uses such as this cigarette ash tray.
Age: 20th century
Size: Diameter 3.25" Height 1.26"
This badge or pass is carved from a block of lapis lazuli. One side is written in Han Chinese characters and the other in the official Manchu script which was used in the Qing court...
Age: 20th century Size: Diameter 2.25" Height1.8"
Age: 20th century Size: Length 2.75" Width 1.25" Height 2.6"
Yang Chujun (1936~)
Size: Length 60" Width 47.5"
Yang Chujun is one of the few artists who utilize the traditional elements of Chinese landscape paintings and add modern techniques and elements. His works received wide praise outside of China and has been influential in the art world in Shanghai.
Size: General: Length 1.4" Width 0.5" Height 0.9"
Carvings and images of sheep are not only associated with the zodiac but also with the connection with the Western regions of the continent. Sheep was also a livestock and important animal in the Chinese economy for centuries. The pair are carved from amethyst.
Age: Late Showa Period Size: Diameter 3.9" Height 3.5"
Late Showa Period (1960-1970)
Size: Height 44.5" Width 17"
The original painting made by Empress Kojun in the 1960s was made to support the Japanese Red Cross and for a fundraiser at the time. Later, the image became popular and subsequent copies and renditions were made. This one example interprets the painting in the artist's eye and evoke the sense of cuteness in the rabbits shown along with themes of Rinpa.
Taisho Period (1912-1926)
Size: Length 30.75" Height 52.8"
Necessary Conservation work has been done on the scroll recently.
Images of seafood would evoke the Roman mosaics that survive in Pompeii but the Japanese too enjoyed art depicting the bounties of the land and sea. Lobsters were a symbol of abundance and wealth which were also used as decorations during the New Year...
Size: Approx. Length 52" Width 28"
Motifs of Rabbits are popular in Japanese art where rabbits not only are related with the zodiac but also are an auspicious symbol of abundance and "jumping" onto the next level. The scroll is a fan painting of two rabbit dolls set on a bamboo base...
Length 55" Height 25.25"
Angkor Wat has been considered as the wonders of Asia in its art and architecture. The temple was built to represent the Hindu cosmos and different panels were created depicting the stories in Hinduism.
Fujiwara Gyokuun (active 1950s)
Size: Length 1.5" Width 0.5" Height 1.75"
Chickenblood stone has been cherished by literati connoisseurs throughout East Asia. During the later part of the 19th onwards the 20th century Japanese scholars and intellectuals were educated in Chinese classics and with the flood of Chinese artworks coming into Japan many Japanese took on hobbies the Chinese scholars preferred...
Artist: Gengfan huafang
Contemporary (post 1970s)
Size: Length 7" Width 4" Height 4.5"
Baiya or Boya is famous in the history of Guqin where a legend exist where Boya cuts the string of the guqin after playing a song in lament of the death of his friend. He was famous in composing the song, gaoshan liushui.
Tea and Guqin have been inseparable where the two represented the soul of literati culture in the Chinese tradition...
Size: Length 1.3" Width 0.8" Height 1.45"
From the collection of a San Francisco Estate
Budai is widely known in East Asia as the deity for happiness and prosperity. However, not many are aware of the origins or the actual understanding of Budai in the context of East Asian culture...