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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: Diameter 17cm Height 8.5cm
Many of the monochrome glazes were becoming popular during the 18th century around the time of Emperor Qianlong. The Jesuits brought new chemicals and enamels that helped to bring a rich variety for ceramics and porcelain arts.
This censer is made in the style or earlier Ming bronze censers and archaic Shang- Yin bronzes. A mark is found on the bottom of the piece.
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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)
Late Qing to Republic Period
Size: Height 7.5cm Diameter 4.5cm
A fascinating little snuff bottle decorated with two different scenery. The snuff bottle comes with a lid made of a hardstone material with a bamboo material as the scoop. The workmanship is fine with the detail work. No seal or stamp is found on the bottom.
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...
Mid 20th century
Size: Length 4 cm Width 1.5 cm Height 6 cm
The white and brown elements of this Jade pendant contrast with the way the design is done with the piece. Archaic motifs are used with the body of the pendant along with the chicken that rests on the top of the pendant.
Qing Dynasty to Republic Period
Size: Diameter 11.5cm Height 12.5cm
Celadon censers became popular during the Sung Period. The green color caught the eyes of connoisseurs in East Asia and was heavily exported. This censer, inherits techniques and designs from the Ming period. The incised motifs and details are elements are seen in latter Ming examples. The refinement reminds one of early examples from the late Yongzheng up to the Qianlong periods...
Size: Length 8.7 Width 1.4 Height 1.7 cm
Dragon belt hooks were part of the fashion from the late Song to Yuan periods. Later dynasties and centuries were inspired and romanticized with the Jade art that were created from previous centuries, hence creating a rich culture echoing China's artistic past.
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.
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Size: Length 17.8 cm Width 11.45cm Height 11.45cm
Tea boxes were designed for tea connoisseurs to design and arrange their favorite objects and utensils to the season, literary allusions, and other themes. This tea box is decorated with rabbits done in mother of pearl with pewter for the gray rabbits, which is a technique often used in the Rinpa school starting with Hon'ami Koetsu in the 16th century...
Size: Length 26cm Width 24 cm Height 4.5cm
This interesting lacquer writing box is decorated where the gate continues from the exterior of the lid through the exterior of the body of the box. The gate is done in pewter enhancing the visual effect with the lacquer and gold decoration. The interior is done with mother of pearl and pewter of a field of flowers. The set comes with an ink stone, water well, and a knife to cut paper.
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.