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Chinese Carved Ivory w Exemplary Polychrome Incising

Catalogue: Vintage Arts: Regional Art: Asian: Chinese: Ivory: Pre 1980   item# 1167507 (stock# 446AOG)

Chinese Carved Ivory w Exemplary Polychrome Incising
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The Art and Orchid Gallery
561-575-6868


$439 

The Art and Orchid Gallery's ivory carving is an itinerant craft vender carrying a wide variety of wares on a bamboo pole. The crafts he displays include: masks, hats, fans, baskets and pierced lanterns.[159A, 159B, 159C] He carries an incised pilgrim's gourd next to his right hand. The crafts are decorated with incising in ink. The seller's clothing and both sides of the ivory base are very finely hand painted in polychromes or inked. Out extreme close up photos show the precise det ...click for details


Elaborate Chinese Carved Bone Vase

Catalogue: Vintage Arts: Regional Art: Asian: Chinese: Ivory: Pre 1980   item# 1167042 (stock# 445AOG)

Elaborate Chinese Carved Bone Vase
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The Art and Orchid Gallery
561-575-6868


$480 

The Art and Orchid Gallery presents for sale a hand carved bottle-shaped bone vase covered from lip to foot with deep relief Chinese images over diaper grounds. Around the lip is meandering key (a type of Pakwa design); then Indian lotus scroll.[159A, 192B, 42C] Proceeding down the bottle's neck are two opposing roundels containing flowering poppy plants on rock relief above the Chinese 'nest of boxes' diaper.[192D] The roundel borders are made of continuing lotus scroll with 4 large ...click for details


Carved Ivory Okimono Budhisattva with Mark

Catalogue: Vintage Arts: Regional Art: Asian: Chinese: Ivory: Pre 1980   item# 1166229 (stock# 439AOG)

Carved Ivory  Okimono Budhisattva with Mark
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The Art and Orchid Gallery
561-575-6868


$390 Ivory with Stand, SOLD 

The Art and Orchid Gallery presents a finely modeled okimono of Kwannon (Japanese name for Kwan Yin of China).[191A] Kwannon with her various forms and titles is generally known as the Goddess of Mercy and , in Japan, is one of 75 Bodhisattvas.[191B] Most prominently, she displays the 'lun', one of the eight Buddhist emblems of happy augury.[73C] The lun is represented by the wheel of the law when enveloped in flames. The wheel is symbolic of Buddha's law and his preaching of the  ...click for details


Tibetan Calligraphy Brush made w Copper, Silver, Brass

Catalogue: Vintage Arts: Regional Art: Asian: Indian Subcontinent: Himalayas: Pre 1980   item# 1162235 (stock# 429AOG)

Tibetan Calligraphy Brush made w Copper, Silver, Brass
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The Art and Orchid Gallery
561-575-6868


$179 

THe Art and Orchid Gallery's writing/painting instrument was handcrafted in Tibet of the three metals: copper, silver and brass plus animal hair brush (maybe goat) and wood. These are the same metals frequently combined by Tibetans to make decorative and ritualistic objects like the 'mani', or prayer wheel (AOG-309, 187A, 162B); 'gau', or portable shrines [189C, 162D] ; and censers (AOG428). Buddhism spread east from India to China through Tibet. Today the Buddhist religio ...click for details


Large Old Treen Carving with Brass Inlay

Catalogue: Vintage Arts: Regional Art: Asian: Chinese: Wood: Pre 1980   item# 1160675 (stock# 422AOG)

Large Old Treen Carving with Brass Inlay
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The Art and Orchid Gallery
561-575-6868


$385 

The Art and Orchid Gallery's old Chinese treen (wood carving) is a figural group crafted from a single piece of wood about 1920-1930. Typical of that time, there is inlaid ivory teeth and glass eyes. Less typical is the abundance of inlaid brass over the figure's robes, acting as embroidery on textile. The carving has many undercuts on the figures and the base. The figures are the popularized Taoist star god, Fu-Hsing, and the child he frequently carries.[42A, 32B, 159C] Fu-Hsing is one ...click for details


Japanese Carved Treen of Fighting Kara Shishi

Catalogue: Vintage Arts: Regional Art: Asian: Japanese: Wood: Pre 1980   item# 1160079 (stock# 423AOG)

Japanese Carved Treen of Fighting Kara Shishi
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The Art and Orchid Gallery
561-575-6868


$345 

The Art and Orchid Gallery offers the dramatic well carved treen which exemplifies the Japanese appetence for the wood mediums and their traditional skill using chisels that goes beyond the Fujiwara Period (897-1185).[120A, 18B] This okimono, or ornamental object, was crafted by the technique the Japanese call 'ichiboku', or mostly carved from a single piece of wood.[25C, 120A] From the base stand upward, is a plethora of undercuts as kara shishi climbs on kara shishi. The Japanese arti ...click for details


Large Ornamental Chinese Calligraphy Brush

Catalogue: Vintage Arts: Regional Art: Asian: Chinese: Scholar Art: Pre 1980   item# 1157028 (stock# 412AOG)

Large Ornamental Chinese Calligraphy Brush
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The Art and Orchid Gallery
561-575-6868


$175 

This large calligraphy brush (brush pen or pi) used in writing, is decorated as if for a high official's use.[40A] The handle is made of varying lengths and tints of segments of bone which are decorated with different incised tree and leaf patterns (e.g. pine, bamboo), then are inked black. Next, free hand, or boneless, painted perching birds, some with long tails, were done over the incised branches. This decor is seen on all sides of the handle. The bristles are long (> 5") and probab ...click for details


Exotic Turquoise & Coral Heart-Shaped Box

Catalogue: Vintage Arts: Regional Art: Asian: Southeast Asian: Metalwork: Pre 1980   item# 1154917 (stock# 393AOG)

Exotic Turquoise & Coral Heart-Shaped Box
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The Art and Orchid Gallery
561-575-6868


$248 

This exotic turquoise and coral jeweled hand wrought brass hinged sacred container was probably a Tibetan rosary box.[117AA] The top is brass filigree rope cartouche that surrounds floral and a central inlaid stone figure. The Art and Orchid Gallery's tour de force jeweled box has polished coral rice-size stones and polished turquoise round stones inlaid in brass twisted wire and rope mounts surrounding the outside of the hinged heart-shaped cover. Tibetans have exhibited such craftsmans ...click for details


Japanese Ichiboku Carved Treen

Catalogue: Vintage Arts: Regional Art: Asian: Japanese: Wood: Pre 1980   item# 1153480 (stock# 382AOG)

 Japanese Ichiboku Carved Treen
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The Art and Orchid Gallery
561-575-6868


$225 

This one-of-a-kind Japanese treen is crafted from a tree stump and its roots, possibly mulberry wood. It is a secular sculpture of two figures struggling in martial art combat. The sculptor used the twisted roots and knotty stump to his advantage to express the violent emotions and dynamic forms of the carving. The Japanese have for a long time had a preference for wooden sculpture. They have a traditional taste for wood and a skill in using a chisel. This particular carved treen exhibits  ...click for details


Jing Tai Lan Sweetmeat Box

Catalogue: Vintage Arts: Regional Art: Asian: Chinese: Enamel: Pre 1980   item# 1152736 (stock# 257AOG)

Jing Tai Lan Sweetmeat Box
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The Art and Orchid Gallery
561-575-6868


$1150 

This jing tai lan sweetmeat box (cake box) in the Qianlong style is exemplified by an elaborate cover fashioned of high relief repousse with cabochons and tiered borders filled with true finely enameled Chinese motifs. The box sides and base are brass banded tiers of cloisonne in 18th Century opaque enamel colors and mixed colors. The top of the box cover is an elaborate high relief brass annealed on copper lotus scroll and flower motif. The cabochons, outlined by rope or flat wire, make up t ...click for details

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