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All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Chinese : Scholar Art : Pre 1837 VR item #1276459
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Literati Landscape Painting with Colophon Attributing to Dong Qichang

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...

All Items : Vintage Arts : Regional Art : Asian : Chinese : Scholar Art : Pre 1960 item #1276316
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Tea Dust Glaze Censer

20th century

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.

All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Pre 1800 item #1276314
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Pair of Quartz Foo Dogs

Qing 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.

All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Chinese : Scholar Art : Pre 1700 item #1276134
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Agate Panel Table Screen

Ming Dynasty

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)

All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Chinese : Snuff Bottles : Pre 1910 item #1276129
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Porcelain Snuff Bottle

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.

All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Chinese : Scholar Art : Pre 1800 item #1275993
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Lapis Lazuli Blue (Cobalt Blue) Porcelain Tripod Censer

18th century

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...

All Items : Vintage Arts : Regional Art : Asian : Chinese : Scholar Art : Pre 1960 item #1275602
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Jade Archaic Motif Pendant

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.

All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Chinese : Scholar Art : Pre 1837 VR item #1275601
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Celadon Tripod Ding Style Censer

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...

All Items : Vintage Arts : Regional Art : Asian : Chinese : Scholar Art : Pre 1950 item #1274916
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Jade Dragon Belt Hook

Republic Period

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.

All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Paintings : Pre 1900 item #1274635
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Pair of Flora and Fauna Folding Screens

Meiji Period

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.

All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Chinese : Scholar Art : Pre 1700 item #1274631
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Jade Pendant of a Stylized Face

Ming Dynasty

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.

All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Netsuke and Related : Pre 1837 VR item #1274351
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Inzai Netsuke of Smiling Beast

Edo-Meiji Period

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

All Items : Vintage Arts : Regional Art : Asian : Chinese : Scholar Art : Pre 1960 item #1274347
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Blue and White Daoist Sage Motif Cup

20th century

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...

All Items : Vintage Arts : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Lacquer : Pre 1950 item #1274303
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Lacquered Makie Landscape Motif Incense Container

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.

All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Tea Articles : Pre 1837 VR item #1274269
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Rabbit Among Grasses Tea Box (Chabako)

Edo Period

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...

All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Lacquer : Pre 1900 item #1274174
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Rinpa School Writing Box (Suzuri bako)

Meiji Period

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.

All Items : Vintage Arts : Regional Art : Asian : Chinese : Scholar Art : Pre 1950 item #1274172
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Jade Carving of Cicada

20th century

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.

All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Chinese : Scholar Art : Pre 1700 item #1274171
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Jade Bangle

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.