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JAPANESE LATE MEIJI PERIOD IVORY OKIMONO OF A GEISHA

Catalogue: Antiques: Regional Art: Asian: Japanese: Ivory: Pre 1910   item# 1164526 (stock# 3463)

JAPANESE LATE MEIJI PERIOD IVORY OKIMONO OF A GEISHA
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Bamboo Grove



$1100.00 

This nicely executed ivory carving of a geisha is a late Meiji period (1868~1911) product. It depicts a formally dressed geisha holding a flower in her right hand and an umbrella in her left hand. It is 6 ¼” high, 1 ¾” wide and 1 ½” thick. The artist’s signature, “Masayuki,” is on the bottom. Aside from some hair line cracks due to age, it is in great condition.


CHINESE IVORY CARVING OF GUAN YIN WITH CHILD

Catalogue: Antiques: Regional Art: Asian: Chinese: Ivory: Pre 1920   item# 1162136 (stock# 3461)

CHINESE IVORY CARVING OF GUAN YIN WITH CHILD
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Bamboo Grove



$4250.00 

This superb ivory carving of Guan Yin is an early 20th century product. It is 12 ¼” high (wood base is not included), 2 ¾” wide (from bottom) and 2 1/8” thick (from bottom). It depicts Guan Yin (goddess of mercy) holding a young child. The laughing child carries a lotus blossom and leaf. Guan Yin is riding on the back of a carp with a dragon head surrounded by waves and lotus. According to Chinese legend, Guan Yin always shows different faces or offers multiple functions to comfort us. In t ...click for details


CHINESE GOURD CRICKET CAGE

Catalogue: Antiques: Regional Art: Asian: Chinese: Scholar Art: Pre 1910   item# 1162133 (stock# 3459)

CHINESE GOURD CRICKET CAGE
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Bamboo Grove



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This gourd cricket cage is a late 19th or early 20th century product. It is 4 ½” long and 2” wide from the top. The rim and lid were made of ivory and carved hard wood. A gourd is grown inside a carved wooden form(s) to create a patterned or shaped body. This cage does not have pattern or design but has a very nice balanced, shaped and light brown body. The ivory rim and lid are in great condition as well. There are no repairs, chips or crack lines.


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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Bamboo Grove



$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.

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