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All Items : Vintage Arts : Regional Art : Asian : Chinese : Scholar Art : Pre 1960 item #1258606
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Peonies

Shao Gongqian (active 20th century)

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Peonies, a traditional theme in Chinese painting has been rendered in a style or technique that became popular with the Republic period. Watercolor like techniques and styles existed in China since the popularity of painting expanded since the Song up to the Qing dynasties...

All Items : Vintage Arts : Regional Art : Asian : Chinese : Scholar Art : Pre 1960 item #1258605
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Painting of Egrets (celebrating the 49th year of the Republic)

Shao Gongqian (active 20th century)

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A subtle and refined work of two egrets huddled together near a river bank with reeds surrounding the birds. This rustic scene may have been submitted for an exhibition or a display in celebrating the 49th year of the Republic, or in 1960.

All Items : Vintage Arts : Regional Art : Asian : Chinese : Paintings : Pre 1970 item #1258604
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Peonies

Shao Gongqian (active mid 20th century)

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A classical style depicting peonies within a garden. The techniques shown are representative of developments in Chinese painting during the early years of the Republic period with noted artists such as Wu Changshuo and Chen Shaomei who helped to incorporate different styles from the West and other parts of Asia.

All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Chinese : Jewelry : Pre 1800 item #1258553
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Chinese Jade Plaque Pendant

19th-20th century

Size: Length 4.4cm Height 5.5cm Width 0.5cm

An interesting Late Qing to Republic Period jade plaque pendant. On one side is a literati landscape view. On the other side, is a poetic inscription. The inscription is a literati themed one, where it states that the water is invoked and the land silently nods of it.

All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Chinese : Jewelry : Pre 1800 item #1258552
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Jade Butterfly Pendant with Gold Fittings

Mid Qing Period-Republic Period

Size: Length 5.2cm Width 3.5cm Thickness: 0.3cm

An interesting jade pendant carved in the form of a butterfly. Auspicious motifs can be seen on the butterfly and the piece is mounted with 14K gold.

All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Paintings : Pre 1900 item #1257738
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Wang Xizhi at His Study

Signature reads Hokkai

Meiji Period

Size: Length 181 cm Width 41cm

Wang Xizhi, the sage of calligraphy and wearing his signature hat is sitting at his study while staring at geese floating on a lake or pond. This view is based on a famous poem that Wang Xizhi wrote how he yearns to be the geese flying in the distance. Other portraits show the poet carrying a geese, where painters tried to grasp at the heart of Wang Xizhi's poems and express them visually.

All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Chinese : Scholar Art : Pre 1910 item #1257645
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Chinese Oxblood Bowl

Late Qing Period or Republic

Size: Diameter 9.5cm Height 4cm

The bowl contains a Yongzheng Period Mark on the bottom. However, the piece was made much later during the Late Qing to Republic Period. Oxblood glazes were popular starting with the monochrome glazes seen in the preceding dynasties prior to the Qing. By the late 17th century, new technologies and chemicals broaden the spectrum of porcelain arts that monochrome glazes became part of this trend...

All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Chinese : Hardstones : Pre 1910 item #1257644
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Chinese Jade Carving of a Fruit on a Branch

19th-20th century

Size: 4.8 x 4.5 cm

A rather interesting jade carving of a fruit with a branch from its tree ( or bush). Carvings from still life or nature has been popular in China, but production and craft in Jade increased during the succeeding years of the late Ming up to fall of the Qing Dynasty in early 20th century.

All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Chinese : Hardstones : Pre 1910 item #1257643
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Agate Carving of An Eggplant or Gourd

19th-20th century

Size: 5.5 x 2 cm

Agate carvings of vegetables are not unusual, but contemplating on the form of the eggplant is an usual one. Eggplants have been in Asia since prehistoric times. However, rarely was the plant depicted in art. By the Qing dynasty, unusual depictions of different animals and plants began to appear and may have been influenced from cultures of neighboring nations or ethnic groups.

All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Chinese : Scholar Art : Pre 1700 item #1257642
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Chinese Jade Belt Buckle Carving

Qing Period or Later

Size: Length 6.7cm Width 4.2cm

Unlike the traditional auspicious motifs or dragons seen in belt buckles, this pieces has fish carved on its surface. The different gradations are set well to work with the details of the buckle. Fish are an auspicious motif, but are often seen in paintings, certain metalworks, wood, and other materials, not often in belt buckles. The piece comes from a Pebble Beach, CA estate.

All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Chinese : Scholar Art : Pre 1700 item #1257640
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Chinese Jade Carving of a Mythical Beast

Ming Dynasty or Later

Size: 5cm x 3.8cm

A small lozenge shaped Jade carving with a mythical beast carved on the surface of the jade. The style is similar to those seen during the mid to late Ming Dynasty.

All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Chinese : Scholar Art : Pre 1837 VR item #1257628
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Archaic Mythical Beast Jade or Hardstone Carving

Age: Ming or Qing Dynasty

Size: Length 7cm Width 4cm Height 5.8cm

An interesting yet common literati style hard stone carving of a young boy riding a bull. The motif is popular among Daoist and Ch'an circles where it represents the harmony of nature or the process of enlightenment.

All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Chinese : Scholar Art : Pre 1910 item #1257626
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Agate Han Style Wine Cup

19th century to 20th century

Size: Length 13cm Width 12.5cm Height 3cm

Originally, this form of shallow dish was produced during the Han dynasty. The Mawangdui excavations showed that the lacquer ware used were the oblong oval shaped dishes to serve wine. This piece is emulating that form using agate.

All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Chinese : Scholar Art : Pre 1920 item #1257624
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Green and Lavender Jade Belt Buckle

19th-20th century

Size: Length 10cm Width 2cm Height 1.5cm

An interesting belt buckle with a blend of green and lavender jade. The buckle's head is formed as the head of the dragon and the body in the form of the ruyi. It is interesting that this buckle is done in the blend of green and lavender, where often these buckles are done in the refined colors.

All Items : Vintage Arts : Regional Art : Asian : Chinese : Scholar Art : Pre 1940 item #1257543
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Peking Glass Water Coup

20th century

Size: Diameter 9.5 cm Height 6 cm

This interesting glass water coup is crafted from two layers of colored glass. The base layer being yellow and the top a dark purplish to black color. The body is carved with auspicious motifs such as butterflies, double coins, and the character for long life. The work is not signed or sealed.

All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Chinese : Porcelain : Pre 1900 item #1257473
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Porcelain Square Covered Container with Dragon Motif

Late Qing to Republic Period

Length 10cm Width 10cm Height 5.5cm

An interesting covered container decorated with dragons and phoenixes set in a yellow background with scrolling clouds and rolling waves. The interior lip of the bottom section of the container has chips but when covered the damages are not visible.

All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Chinese : Scholar Art : Pre 1800 item #1257471
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Chinese Tea Dust Glaze Vase

Size: Diameter 7cm height 14cm

A simple yet refined vase done in the technique often known as tea dust. The glaze has been in used for nearly a millennia, but its appreciation appears to have heightened with the tianmu bowls during the Song dynasty and then onwards by many literati scholars even up to the Qing Dynasty. No mark is found on the vase.

All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Chinese : Scholar Art : Pre 1800 item #1257470
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Chinese Tea Pot with Pine and Bamboo Motif

Qing Dynasty

Size: Diameter 12.5-13cm Height 12.5cm

This hexagonal tea pot is crafted as if pine and bamboo were slowly growing over the pot. Rustic tea pots were popular during the mid to late Qing dynasty, influenced by the baroque flavor of the court and the literati culture that continued to inspire many scholars. No mark is found on the pot and the lid of the pot has a chip on the interior area.