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All Items : Vintage Arts : Regional Art : Asian : Chinese : Jewelry : Pre 1920 item #1262634
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Chinese Jade Carving of Lingzhi with Gold Frame

20th century

Size: Length 8.5 cm Width 3.1 cm Height 1 cm

An interesting Jade pendant carved in the form of a group of lingzhi fungus. The fungus is an auspicious symbol but also used frequently in literati designs. The carving is bordered with a gold frame.

All Items : Vintage Arts : Regional Art : Asian : Chinese : Scholar Art : Pre 1930 item #1262336
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$450.00
Turtle Shell Patterned Bamboo Incense Container

20th century

Size: 29cm Long 5cm Wide

This incense stick container is using a type of bamboo where humans have used science to create the interesting turtle shell pattern on the bamboo. Lacquer or colored pigment is used to alternate the colors of the bamboo and bone is used to create the end piece to hold the sticks of incense together. An interesting tool for scholars and people who enjoy tea.

All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Chinese : Scholar Art : Pre 1700 item #1262226
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Sold; Shanghai, China
Lacquered Burlwood Brush pot

Ming Dynasty

Size: Diameter 25cm Height 30cm

An interesting yet rare nanmu brush pot. The pot is coated with a layer of brown lacquer which is a technique often seen during the Ming dynasty...

All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Chinese : Pre 1900 item #1262049
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Chinese Jade Carving in the Form of a Foo Dog

Age: 19th-20th century

Size: Length 4.5cm Width 3.3cm Height 3cm

An interesting small jade figure of a foo dog. The dog is holding either a ribbon or a piece of vegetation and is set in a playful pose.

All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Chinese : Scholar Art : Pre 1900 item #1262046
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$1600.00
Chinese Bronze Censer Done in the Ming Style

Name of Guyuan Jingsi is found on the bottom

19th-20th century

Size: To Come

This four legged censer is distinctive of designs found in Ming Dynasty bronze censers produced around the 15th onwards to the 16th centuries. Ming artisans often produced these minimalistic style censers and were exported to other countries from Japan out to the Islamic regions.

All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Pre 1837 VR item #1262040
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Ruyi Scepter Head with Original Base

Qing Dynasty

Size: Length 14cm Width 11.5cm Height 1.1cm

This large and thin Jade carving is decorated with autumn grasses and quails nested admits the foliage and vegetation. The detail work is hard to see with the photographs provided, but is finely done considering the thinness of the piece...

All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Chinese : Paintings : Pre 1837 VR item #1261802
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Beauty Painting

Artist unknown

Mid to Late Qing Dynasty

Size: Painting Length 98cm Width 35cm Entire work: Length 130cm Width 53cm

Beauty paintings have been ignored in the scholarship of Chinese painting. Only fairly recently Western scholars have taken interest in the subject matter, reflecting the sociological, economical, and historical significance these paintings serve in China and how it may have influenced in regions such as Japan...

All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Chinese : Scholar Art : Pre 1700 item #1261533
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Jade or similar hard stone carving of turtle with top center inlaid with a gemstone

Ming Dynasty or Later

Size: 6cm x 42cm x 3 cm

The Ming dynasty was not only one of the longest reigning dynasties in China but produced a wealth of culture and the arts. Paintings, sculpture, architecture, and other visual cultures flourished centered in the regions of Hangzhou, Suzhou, and Yangzhou...

All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Chinese : Scholar Art : Pre 1920 item #1258635
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Boxwood or Yangmu Ruyi Scepter

19th-20th century

Size: Length 33.5cm Width 7cm Height 6cm

The lingzhi fungus motif formed as a scepter and the rustic design of the ends is an accessories often found in Chinese literati culture. The ruyi scepter represents the Daoist idea of immortality and longevity. Also the scepter represents ideas of seclusion and reclusiveness, ideals of the literati scholar...

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 : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Porcelain : Pre 1910 item #1257347
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Japanese (possibly Chinese) White Ware Dog Figure with Chinese hardwood stand

19th-20th century

Size: Length 6.5" Width 3.25" Height 4" (with stand 5.8")

This comical dog figure is fine crafted especially the detail seen in the fur, the whiskers, and other aspects are exceptional. No seal or signature is found on the piece. A fitted stand comes with the figure.

All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Chinese : Scholar Art : Pre 1700 item #1257229
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Sold; Thank You. Beijing, China
Metal Miniature Statue of a Reclining Scholar

Ming Dynasty or Later

Size: Length 2.5" Width 1.5" Height 2.25"

A refined scholar in a relaxed pose is sitting and reading his favorite book. The fashion style and dress is similar to the common styles seen in the Ming dynasty. A fitted wooden base is made for this image.

All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Chinese : Scholar Art : Pre 1920 item #1257027
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Antique Soapstone Carving

18th century

Size:Length 1.25" Width 0.5" Height 1.15"

Tianhung, the Chinese soapstone that literati scholars have loved for centuries. This small piece is close to the tianhuang stone, but it is not tianhuang. The carving is done in the form of a landscape. The natural formations are supposed to be the mountain seen in a landscape and surrounding it are trees and clouds carved into the surface, as if they were growing on the rock.

All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Tea Articles : Pre 1920 item #1256564
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Iron Kettle (Tetsubin)

20th century

Size: Diameter 17cm Height 19.5cm

A simply crafted Japanese iron kettle. Unlike the traditional arare or the spiked like design often seen on tetsubin, this work has a fine striped motif on the body as if the work looks like coil work from clay. No seal or mark is found on this work.

All Items : Vintage Arts : Regional Art : Asian : Chinese : Scholar Art : Pre 1970 item #1256089
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Literati Landscape in Spring

Yuequanjian Hueichi

Circa 1968 (Year of the Metal Monkey)

Size: Scroll: Length 144cm Width 81.5cm Painting: Length 109cm Width 63.5cm

Unlike most traditional Chinese landscapes, this work is exceptional. The details seen in the figures and the buildings could rival the noted masterpieces found in the Palace Museums of Beijing and Taipei. Interestingly, the work is signed that the painting was done in Taiwan...

All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Paintings : Pre 1910 item #1256085
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Full body Portrait of a Courtesan

Signed Shoyu

Meiji Period

Size: Scroll: Length 193cm Width 49cm Painting: Length 102cm Width 32.5cm

The simple portrait of a courtesan, dressed in a kimono with a vine pattern on the bottom area. Vine patterns became popular with lacquer and kimono designs since the 16th century and often artist used the motif contrasting it with bold colors and designs...

All Items : Vintage Arts : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Folk Art : Pre 1970 item #1256073
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Burlwood Basket

20th century

Size:Length 60cm Width 39cm Height 32cm

Burl wood, an interesting wood where most tends to be the roots of trees or gnarled wood from old growth forests. Modernism in the 20th century took up these interesting natural formations and created interesting furniture and objects. This basket is one example from the result of the modernist's aesthetic.

The basket comes from the estate of a Menlo Park home.

All Items : Vintage Arts : Regional Art : Asian : Chinese : Scholar Art : Pre 1980 item #1256070
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Literati Landscape in Spring

Yuequanjian Hueichi

Size: Scroll: Length 144cm Width 81.5cm Painting: Length 109cm Width 63.5cm

Unlike most traditional Chinese landscapes, this work is exceptional. The details seen in the figures and the buildings could rival the noted masterpieces found in the Palace Museums of Beijing and Taipei. Nothing much is known about the artist, but undoubtedly, this artist was classically trained and was able to execute magnificent works.