Size: Diameter 19cm Height 18cm
A simple yet finely crafted brush pot. The curves and the patterns seen on the wood is carefully arranged and carved to promote the beauty of nature. The brush pot is an important accessories for the the scholar's desk in China and often can be seen in many traditional settings.
Late Qing Dynasty
Size: Length 15.5cm Width 7cm Height 11.5cm
An interesting scholar rock with pavilions and scholars set amidst the crevices of the stone. The stone is to evoke the reclusive heart of the scholar literati. The stone comes with a Chinese hardwood stand fitted for the stone.
Length 2.8cm Width 2.8cm Height 9.8cm
A finely carved chicken bloodstone seal. The seal has not been carved or inscribed and is ready to be prepared for the scholar literati to use the stone.
Size: Diameter 14.2cm Height 6.3cm
California estate collection
A fine crafted, almost like egg shell thin porcelain decorated with a fine painting of a bird and insect set among fruiting loquats. No signature is found on the bottom excluding a collection seal.
Late Qing to Republic or earlier
Size: Length 13cm Width 8.4cm Height 3.6cm
The motif of the lotus has been popular in the literati tradition. Often noted Ming dynasty literati artists have painted the lotus inferring from Buddhist symbolism to other literary allusions. This brush washer or water coup may have been used in line with either the preferences of the scholar or the seasonal inference.
Size: Diameter 12.8 cm Height 5.5cm
A shallow celadon tripod censer with three lines incised on the body. The three feet surround the censer float a bit, which is common in censers made during this period and slightly earlier. It is interesting that there is a China mark on the bottom, which was important for objects exported to the US during the early part of the 20th century. Underneath the mark is a character ming written on the bottom.
Late Qing to Republic or earlier
Size: Length 10cm Width 2.6cm Height 1.7cm
A finely crafted Chinese scholar object used to place the ink stick on top. The object contains carvings of dragons in the form
Size: Diameter 11.6cm Height 5.5cm
A commonly produced yellow and green dragon motif porcelain bowl. Often these bowls contain marks from the early reigns of the Qing dynasty.
Size: Length 3.2cm Width 3.2cm Height 5.4cm
A white and red Chinese shoushan stone seal. The seal is not carved and can be used to create a seal for an artist or scholar.
Late Qing to Republic Period
Size: Diameter 18.5cm Height 15cm
A fairly large porcelain brush pot with a scene of sages gathering in a garden setting and discussing about the constellations. No mark is found on the bottom, but the brushwork on the piece is exceptional and reflect the high standard in quality by artists of the period.
Size: Diameter 18cm Height 12.5 cm
A wonderful Chinese silver censer. The entire body is pieced through making each facet having a screen like quality.
Sold; Thank you. Shanghai, China
Republic Period or latter
Size: Diameter 8.2cm Height 6cm
An interesting pair of tea cups done in a single indigo blue colored on a porcelain body. The cups contain a Tongzhi period mark but may come from a period much latter than stated.
Late Qing Dynasty (c. post 1850)
Size: Diameter 14.5cm
A Chinese porcelain bowl decorated with mythical animals that are emblems of the imperial court in China. The dragon has four claws, significant with the upper nobility in China's imperial social structure. The phoenix represents the virtue represented in those of high rank and within the court. The bottom contains a symbol often found in late Qing porcelain objects.
Size: Height 14.22cm Width 13.2cm
From a Japanese collection
Echizen is one of the six oldest kilns in Japan. Although not as famous as the Seto, Bizen, Shiga, or Iga wares Echizen has been sought after for its simple lines and forms. Most of the Echizen wares appear to be made between the Momoyama and Edo periods, with a few exceptions.
Piece contains chips around the mouth area.
Size: Basin (approx) diameter 56 cm height 13cm Water container: Diameter 45cm Height 24cm
A set containing a water basin and container was once used for a dowry of a daughter. The set is decorated with motifs of cherry blossoms done in makie over a nashiji base. The interior is done in nashiji.
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.
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.
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.