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All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Chinese : Scholar Art : Pre 1900 item #1286724
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Chinese Uncarved Shoushan or Similar Hardstone Seal

20th century

Size: Width 4.5cm Height 8cm

From a California Collection. This hardstone seal has some arving done on the top in the style of Zhou and Shang Dynasty bronzes. The seal comes with a display stand and protective box for storage.

All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Chinese : Scholar Art : Pre 1900 item #1286722
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Jade or Jadeite Carving of Deer

Qing or Republic Period

Size: Length 7cm Height 6cm

An interesting small jade or jadeite carving of a deer resting on the ground. The style and design is evocative of works seen from the Ming dynasty.

All Items : Vintage Arts : Regional Art : Asian : Chinese : Scholar Art : Pre 1950 item #1286602
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Chinese Wooden Ruyi Scepter

Age:20th century

Size: Length 29.5cm Width 6.5cm

Ruyi scepters often are found on the scholars desk. Not only does the symbol of the fungus is inspired by the medicinal properties and symbolism embodied by Daoism, the natural formation evokes the simple nature often preferred by the literati scholar.

All Items : Vintage Arts : Regional Art : Asian : Chinese : Scholar Art : Pre 1960 item #1286600
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Chinese Seal Stone with Carving

20th century

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.

All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Chinese : Scholar Art : Pre 1800 item #1286506
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Literati Landscape Hand Scroll

Attributed to Wen Zhenming 伝文徵明

Late Qing Dynasty Copy

Size: Height Approx. 30cm Width 400cm or more

From a noted California Collection

Although the work s attributing to a Ming dynasty painter, the work is rather more in the lines of paintings done during the Qing dynasty...

All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Chinese : Scholar Art : Pre 1900 item #1286073
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Chinese Huanghuali or Huali Brush Pot

Late Qing to Republic Periods

Size: 23cm Diameter 21cm Height

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A large Chinese hardwood brush pot using a Huanghuali or Huali like wood...

All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Indian Subcontinent : Himalayas : Pre 1900 item #1286072
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Gilt Tibetan-Nepali Buddhist Statue (Shakyamuni Buddha)

19th century or later

Size: Length 11cm Height 19cm

A fascinating small statue of the Buddha Shakyamuni. The third eye is a turquoise insert and the lotus throne is crafted with open spaces in between.Small statues were popular in the region and were sent to the Imperial court in China as tributaries at one point.

All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Stoneware : Pre 1900 item #1286071
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Polychrome Green Kutani Ware Vase

Kutani Shosei

Meiji Period (1868-1912)

Size: Diameter 11cm Height 29.3cm

An interesting vase shaped in the form of the traditional Chinese Song period style vases. The vase is decorated with camellia or tea flower like flowers with a Myrna like bird. Various geometric patterns decorate the vase along with the key color hues seen in this style of Kutani ware.

All Items : Vintage Arts : Regional Art : Asian : Chinese : Scholar Art : Pre 1960 item #1286070
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Chinese Jade Brush Pot Carving of a Pine Tree with Cranes

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.

All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Chinese : Hardstones : Pre 1910 item #1286069
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Chinese Hardstone and Jade Archer's Ring converted into a Flower Arrangement

Republic Period

Size: Height 10cm

An interesting conversion where a Jade archer ring is converted into a flower arrangement. Silver or silver colored metal is fitted on the top and bottom and semi precious stones for the flower and leaves. Metallic wire is used to create the detail work.

All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Chinese : Scholar Art : Pre 1910 item #1286068
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Guri Lacquer Covered Container

Republic Period or Later

Size: Diameter 19cm Height 8.5cm

An interesting and rather meticulous guri lacquer covered container. Guri is a labor intensive process where layers upon layers of lacquer is coated onto a wooden or mache like surface and the lacquer is carved with scrolling vine and geometric motifs, revealing the layers underneath.

The box containers a Ming dynasty reign mark, but comes from a much later period using the same techniques.

All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Middle Eastern : Metalwork : Pre 1910 item #1286065
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Chinese Islamic Arabic Motif Cloisonne Censer

Late Qing-Republic Period

Size: Diameter 17cm Height 18cm

Since the middle part of the Ming Dynasty, the Chinese produced a wide range of material objects centered on the export to the middle east. Many objects contained motifs and texts favored by Muslim merchants and the designs were incorporated into the wide range of designs and forms in Chinese art.

All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Paintings : Pre 1837 VR item #1285019
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Monochrome Landscape

Edo Period

Signed Keisei or Touou

Size: Length 193.3cm Width 65.3cm

The Chinese landscape during the Edo period depended on which school of painting you were trained. The Kano school continued the tradition inherited from sensibilities of Sung China repackaged during the Muromachi and Momoyama and heavily preferred by the ruling warriors who decorated this style inside their homes and palaces...

All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Indian Subcontinent : Himalayas : Pre 1837 VR item #1284927
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Sino-Tibetan Buddhist Altar Cloth

From the Kathmandu Valley

19th-20th century

An interesting Tibetan Buddhist altar cloth using kesi silk fabric. The fabric appears to have a dragon flying above the sea. The claws shows that the dragon has four claws which corresponds to the Manchu court nobility and those associated. Possibly this was originally a robe or something close to it and was offered to a high ranking lama. The cloth is patched together with other Qing period fabrics...

All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Tea Articles : Pre 1837 VR item #1284814
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Karatsu ware Tea Bowl (Chawan)

Edo Period

Size: Diameter 13cm Height 6.1cm

A conical shaped ceramic bowl glazed with a grey-brown color, often seen in Karatsu wares. The Japanese gave Karatsu a special status due to the cultural developments since the mid 17th century where connoisseurs valued raku then Hagi and Karatsu as the top three wares for tea along with the imported Chinese and Korean wares.

All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Chinese : Pottery : Pre 1900 item #1284225
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Qing to Republic Period

Size: Diameter 21.5cm Height 16.5cm

From a California Collection.

An interesting yixing tea pot decorated with scenes from a Chinese Beijing Opera Play. It might be in reference to a scene. The bottom of the pot is sealed with the studio or artist name.

All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Chinese : Porcelain : Pre 1700 item #1284215
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Chinese Export Ware Blue and White Plates

Qing Dynasty

Size: Diameter 16.5cm Height 3cm

From a California Collection

A rather interesting pair of Chinese export ware porcelain decorated with floral patterns. There are a few hairline cracks on the bottom of the plate (note detail photos).

All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Chinese : Scholar Art : Pre 1920 item #1283967
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Chinese Yixing Inner white Glaze cup

Republic Period or latter.

Size: Diameter 9.7cm Height 4.2cm

An interesting handled cup made from yixing clay. The exterior of the cup contains motif of plum blossoms crafted in a style as if the turned branch is growing from the cup itself. The inner section of the cup is glazed with a white color slip. No signature or seal is found.