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Chinese Bamboo Arm Rest with Calligraphy

Catalogue: Antiques: Regional Art: Asian: Chinese: Scholar Art: Pre 1900   item# 30496 (stock# 5017)

Chinese Bamboo Arm Rest with Calligraphy
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Bamboo Grove



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This 19th century Chinese bamboo armrest is carved with calligraphy. The carver Zi Qing dedicated this to his friend Zi Zhen. It is 9 1/8 inches long and 2 inches wide. It is in very good condition.


Large Chinese Wood Brush Holder

Catalogue: Antiques: Regional Art: Asian: Chinese: Scholar Art: Pre 1900   item# 30492 (stock# 5016)

Large Chinese Wood Brush Holder
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Bamboo Grove



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This is a 19th century Chinese brush holder made of Huanghuali. It is a rare piece because of its size. It measures 8 ½ inches in diameter and 8 inches tall. It is in excellent condition.


Chinese Bamboo Brush Holder with Calligraphy

Catalogue: Antiques: Regional Art: Asian: Chinese: Scholar Art: Pre 1900   item# 30487 (stock# 5014)

Chinese Bamboo Brush Holder with Calligraphy
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Bamboo Grove



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This rare and unusual carved bamboo brush holder is dated to the Qing dynasty, Guang Xu 7th year (1881). The bamboo cylinder is carved to represent strung bamboo slips. This was the earlier form of books in China before the invention of paper. The artist (writer) Jie Shan wrote and carved the poem during early spring, 1881 in Tong-Shi Hall. The artist was a very literate man; he created a poem that uses the forms of selected characters in a single, double and triple value. The poem translates ...click for details


Chinese Carved Bamboo Brush Holder

Catalogue: Antiques: Regional Art: Asian: Chinese: Scholar Art: Pre 1900   item# 30481 (stock# 5011)

Chinese Carved Bamboo Brush Holder
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Bamboo Grove



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This late 19th century Chinese bamboo brush holder (Bitong) is 12 inches tall and 5 inches at its widest part. It was carved in high relief and lacquered. The top part of the cylinder presents the story of the seven immortals of the bamboo grove. Four immortals are looking at a scroll picture; two are playing ¡°Go¡± and one is watching them play. The bottom half of the cylinder depicts five elders gathering in a garden surrounded by pine trees. Two are in a pavilion chatting; two are playing ¡° ...click for details


Chinese Gourd Cricket Cage

Catalogue: Antiques: Regional Art: Asian: Chinese: Scholar Art: Pre 1900   item# 29588 (stock# 5006)

Chinese Gourd Cricket Cage
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Bamboo Grove



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A gourd is grown inside a carved wooden form to create a patterned body. The lid is wood with carved horn. The cricket cage is dated to late 19th century. It is 6 1/4" long and 2 3/4" wide. It is in good condition.


Chinese HuangYang Wood Scepter

Catalogue: Antiques: Regional Art: Asian: Chinese: Scholar Art: Pre 1920   item# 28063 (stock# 1029)

Chinese HuangYang Wood Scepter
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Bamboo Grove



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This is a late 19th or early 20th century Chinese carved HuangYang root wood scepter (Ru Yi). It measures 17 inches long and 3 ¼ inches at its widest part. It is in very good condition.


Jade Leaf

Catalogue: Antiques: Regional Art: Asian: Chinese: Scholar Art: Pre 1920   item# 24763 (stock# 2010)

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Bamboo Grove



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Early 20th century Chinese dark green jade carved as a banana leaf on a wood stand. Good condition. L: 7 inches, W: 3 ½ inches


Wood Brush Holder

Catalogue: Antiques: Regional Art: Asian: Chinese: Scholar Art: Pre 1900   item# 24725 (stock# 1005)

Wood Brush Holder
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Bamboo Grove



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19th century, HuangHuaLi brush holder, plain, good condition. H: 6 inches, Diam: 5 ½ inches


Soap Stone

Catalogue: Antiques: Regional Art: Asian: Chinese: Scholar Art: Pre 1900   item# 24719 (stock# 1003)

Soap Stone
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Bamboo Grove



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19th century Chinese soap stone sculpture. A reclining Lo-Han is petting a lion cub. The thin man has a curly beard, one foot bare, the other wearing a sandal; his robe is open to expose his bare chest with ribs showing. Carved black wood base. The sculpture has some minor flaws due to age. H: 9 ½ inches, W: 6 inches

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