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CHINESE BRONZE HAND WARMER

Catalogue: Antiques: Regional Art: Asian: Chinese: Metalwork: Pre 1900   item# 1162132 (stock# 3458)

CHINESE BRONZE HAND WARMER
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$875.00 

This two handled bronze hand warmer is a late 19th century product. It is 5” long, 4” wide and 2 5/8” high (with handle standing is 4” high). It has a cut out geometric pattern and plain body. There is a maker’s name “Zhang Ming Qi” etched on the bottom. Zhang Ming Qi was a well known bronze maker during 17th or 18th century. But this is a late 19th century copy where the crafts person used the master’s name and style in this studio work. It has very nice patina over the entire body. It i ...click for details


CHINESE CARVED BAMBOO ARM REST

Catalogue: Antiques: Regional Art: Asian: Chinese: Scholar Art: Pre 1920   item# 1162130 (stock# 3457)

CHINESE CARVED BAMBOO ARM REST
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Bamboo Grove



$975.00 

This very nice carved bamboo arm rest is an early 20th century product. It is 11 1/8” long, 2 ¾” wide and a quarter of an inch thick. It depicts two elders and one young servant sitting under bamboo and pine trees which are beneath a cloud covered mountain. There are five characters and a seal carved on the top. The two characters on the right “Pin Cha” mean “tea tasting”, the three characters in the middle “Ma Yun Zhi” mean “Ma Yun (artist name) made this.” The square seal is the artist’s ...click for details


CHINESE IVORY CARVING OF TWO IMMORTALS

Catalogue: Antiques: Regional Art: Asian: Chinese: Ivory: Pre 1920   item# 1160771 (stock# 3456)

CHINESE IVORY CARVING OF TWO IMMORTALS
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Bamboo Grove



$6000.00 

These rare ivory carvings of two immortals are early 20th century products. The male immortal is Lu Dongbin; he is 8 ¾” high (with base is 10” high), 3” wide 2 ½” thick. The female is He Xiangu; she is 8 ¾” high (with base is 10” high), 3” wide 2 ½” thick. Lu Dongbin ( 呂洞賓 ) is one of the most widely known of the group of deities known as the “Eight Immortals” and considered by some to be the leader. He is depicted as being dressed as a scholar and often bears a sword ...click for details


CHINESE IVORY CARVING OF TIE GUAI LI

Catalogue: Antiques: Regional Art: Asian: Chinese: Ivory: Pre 1910   item# 1151517 (stock# 3454)

CHINESE IVORY CARVING OF TIE GUAI LI
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Bamboo Grove



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This superb ivory carving of a Chinese legendary figure Tie Gui Li is a late 19th or early 20th century product. It is 11 3/4” tall (including base); without the base it is 10” high, 2 3/4” wide and 2 1/8” in depth. The statue presents a legendary Chinese character who is a member of the eight immortals. According to legend, one day he told his follower that his spirit was going to travel far away. He asked the young follower to watch over his body for seven days while he was away. If he di ...click for details


CHINESE CELADON JADE CARVING OF A DING VESSEL

Catalogue: Antiques: Regional Art: Asian: Chinese: Hardstones: Pre 1910   item# 1151515 (stock# 3453)

CHINESE CELADON JADE CARVING OF A DING VESSEL
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Bamboo Grove



$1600.00 

This celadon jade carving of a vessel with lid is a late 19th or early 20th century product. The vessel is called a "ding;" 鼎 a "Taotie" 饕餮 mask appears on both sides of the vessel. It is 5 ½” high (with carved hard wood base is 6 ¾” high), 7 ¾” wide and 2” thick. A ding is an ancient Chinese cauldron with legs, a lid and two handles opposite each other. They were made in two shapes with round vessels having three legs and rectangular ones four. Durin ...click for details


CHINESE BAMBOO CARVING OF A SAGE

Catalogue: Antiques: Regional Art: Asian: Chinese: Scholar Art: Pre 1900   item# 1150154 (stock# 3452)

CHINESE BAMBOO CARVING OF A SAGE
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Bamboo Grove



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This 19th-century bamboo carving represents an old sage leaning on a broom as if he has drifted into thought once he finished sweeping. He has been there long enough for one fresh leaf to fall. This figure evokes the well-known maxims for good living written by Zhu Bolu (1617-1688), which begin: Rise with daybreak; sweep the courtyard and clean the house thoroughly. . . . For every bowl of rice, think how hard it is to grow the grain. For every piece of clothing, think how much labor has been ...click for details


JAPANESE IVORY OKIMONO OF A MERCHANT

Catalogue: Antiques: Regional Art: Asian: Japanese: Ivory: Pre 1920   item# 1150152 (stock# 3451)

 JAPANESE IVORY OKIMONO OF A MERCHANT
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Bamboo Grove



$1750.00 

This nice Japanese carved ivory Okimono group is an early 20th century piece. The base is 9” long and 6 ½“ wide. The sitting merchant is 4 ¾” tall, 3” wide and 2 ½“ in depth. It depicts a smiling old man holding a tobacco pipe and displaying his merchandise in the market. The signature is placed on a small red rectangular hard stone which is inlayed on an oval ivory piece. It reads “SHOZAN”. It is in excellent condition.


19TH C. JAPANESE IVORY OKIMONO OF THREE FIGURES

Catalogue: Antiques: Regional Art: Asian: Japanese: Okimono: Pre 1900   item# 1146808 (stock# 3450)

19TH C. JAPANESE IVORY OKIMONO OF THREE FIGURES
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Bamboo Grove



$1350.00 

This interesting and finely carved Japanese ivory okimono is a mid-19th century product. It is 4 7/8” high, 2 3/8” wide and 1 ¼” thick. It depicts one adult and two youngsters engaged in the pastime of catching bugs. One boy, on the back of the adult, waves a fly swatter in his left hand while his right hand grabs at a dragonfly over his head that is trying to escape. The second boy stands next to them straining to hold up the long insect-catching bamboo pole. The expressions on their faces are ...click for details


CHINESE PEACH BLOOM GLAZED VASE (MEI PING)

Catalogue: Antiques: Regional Art: Asian: Chinese: Porcelain: Pre 1900   item# 1145250 (stock# 3449)

CHINESE PEACH BLOOM GLAZED VASE (MEI PING)
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Bamboo Grove



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This peach bloom glazed vase (mei ping) is a late 19th century product. It is 6 ¾” high, 2” wide from the middle, 1” wide from the bottom and 1 5/8” wide from the mouth of the vase. There is a six character blue under glaze KangXi honorable mark on the bottom. There are two spiral stretch lines inside the narrow neck but did not show from the outside. It is in great condition.


CHINESE 19TH C. STERLING SILVER PAPER WEIGHT

Catalogue: Antiques: Regional Art: Asian: Chinese: Scholar Art: Pre 1900   item# 1144305 (stock# 3447)

CHINESE 19TH C. STERLING SILVER PAPER WEIGHT
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This 19th century sterling silver paper weight is 8 15/16” long, 15/16” wide and 1/8” thick. The raised images on the bar depict a young immortal sitting under an old pine tree. He has just opened a magic round box from which bats, the symbol of good luck, are flying. A crane, the symbol of longevity, is standing on a pine tree branch over the young immortal. The images on the paper weight recall a traditional story of “Two Immortals of Harmony and Unity.” In the story, one immortal holds ...click for details

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