Mid to Late Qing Dynasty
Size: Length 8cm Height 11.5cm
An interesting colored yixing wine warmer. The body of the wine warmer is decorated with poetic inscriptions and a landscape scenery. Similar examples from the Qing dynasty are found in the museum at Yixing in China. Piece comes from a noted California collection of Yixing
Size:Length 2.8 cm Width 2.6cm Height 10cm
Period: Early 20th century
Small brass and metalic pagodas were and are still a common sight in the Himalayan region. These small stupas were used as offerings to deities in the Buddhist tradition.
Length 7cm Width 0.5 cm
An interesting Jade pendant of a dragon head mounted with gold. The combination of traditional designs with a somewhat modern mount makes an interesting conversation of art and its history.
Size: Length 161cm Width 41cm
Rabbits retain both an auspicious and religious symbolism within Japanese culture. In Shinto mythology the rabbit is considered to be the messenger of Okuni no Nushi and also helped him in one of his journeys. (Inaba no Shiro usagi)
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Late Qing Dynasty
General Size: Height 32cm Length 600 or more cm.
This fine and detail landscape painting has elements that are close to works found in the 19th century. Landscape paintings often associated with the Wang school were popular during the Qing period and many examples are found. It is interesting to see the attached colophon of Dong Qichang who hails from the previous dynasty...
Size: To Come
An interesting and rare pair of Chinese foo dogs done in Quartz crystal. The expression of the dogs are interesting and evoke older versions of these types of carvings. The pair comes with a storage case and stand. The bottom is museum clay to keep the carvings stable.
Size: Length 5.5cm Width 1cm Height 10cm (The agate panel)
Table screens are one of the few essential objects of a scholar's desk. Often the table screen is standing in front of an ink stone and is thought to prevent any ink blots from the brush from flying everywhere. (For more information on the culture of the screen, see The Double Screen by Wu Hung)
Size: Diameter 21.5cm Height 11.5 cm
The lapis blue monochrome glazes became popular during the height of the Qing empire. Jesuit missionaries brought with them not only artistic and engineering talent, but technologies that would change the canvas of porcelain forever. Monochrome colors such as yellow, rose red, blue, etc. became the fashion in porcelain production and various examples can be found...
Size: Length (Avg.) 400-450cm Height 195cm
A pair of wonderful folding screens depicting different flora and fauna. The condition of the screen is superb where the vivid colors of the flowers and birds are still there as if the work was alive. No damages are seen on the painting or the mounting of the screen.
Size: Length 2.2 cm Width 1 cm Height 3 cm
An interesting Jade pendant of a small face the top left and right are the hair knotted into a bun like shape. The face might be a child and the stylized face reminds on of older designs.
Size: Height 5cm
This interesting smiling beast is standing on a base. This netsuke or small carving is rather interesting in many ways. The comical features of the beast is eye catching but the group that it is part of is another element of the interest.
For further information, please refer to Raymond Bushell. Netsuke: Familiar and Unfamiliar. Pg.99 Pl.54
Size: Diameter 6.3cm Height 5.6cm
A fine porcelain cup decorated with the various sages from the Daoist pantheon. The cup contains a mark on the bottom. Often cups of this size were made in sets of five or more and the culture of tea spread throughout East Asia during the 18th to the early 20th century...
Size: Diameter 6.5 cm Height 3 cm
Unlike most traditional Japanese lacquer wares, this one has a sense of realism. The landscape and the pine grove appear as if they were done with photographs or foggy black and white images, but they are all done by hand. The skill and technique is amazing and one cannot help but to stare at the details done in this work.
Size: Length 6.5 cm Width 3.3 cm Height 1.5 cm
Cicadas are a popular insect for carving from Jade. The earliest examples are from the Han dynasty found in tomb excavations. The notion of rebirth through removing its skin may have evoked thoughts of rebirth into the next world. The carving of the insect is detailed and refined and care is given to express the cicada are real as possible.
Early Qing Period
Size: Diameter 8.26cm Thickness 0.8cm
Ex-collection of a Pebble Beach, CA estate.
This Jade often referred to as moss in the snow Jade is a small bangle for a young daughter or a person with smaller hands. The smooth form and flat like touch are similar elements seen with works done from the Qing period. The Jade has several inclusions on the interior.
Size: Diameter 30 cm Height 17cm
The style and design of the censer is evocative of Ming celadons where large dishes and censers were often produced. However, the engraved designs and the style rather comes from a latter period.
Umezawa Ryushin (1874-1953)
Size: Length 11" Width 12.25" Height 1.7"
Umezawa Ryushin is the son of the noted lacquer artist, Shibata Zeshin. Ryushin's lacquer ware works have been popular recently and renewed interests have appeared since he inherits the techniques of his father.
The rustic cedar box is used to store papers and letters...
Late 20th century
Size: Length 10cm Width 2.5cm Height 5 cm
The refine details and care given in this carving is absolutely without words, the finest. As if the horse would walk on its own the realism seen in this work is unparalleled. The work is done by an artist based in Shanghai who uses various hardstone materials and produces fine works of art. The foot area has a hairline crack or repair.