The interior decorated in under glaze blue showing two opposing phoenix birds on clouds and scroll ground within a double circle. The exterior with matching design and. The base with six-character seal design on Qianlong. Republic Period. Provenance: Acquired prior to 1949 in Asia. Inquire about detailed provenance. Measurements: D 6.5”
Splendid color and ink on horizontal paper scroll, Measuring 24 feet long and 12 inches wide, the paintings take up about 80 inches on this massive scroll. The original Song dynasty colt paintings by (Song) Chao Yuen Chong are in a museum in Tokyo. One brief part of the calligraphy comprising the title of the scroll is "signed" by Song calligrapher Gao Yi from Zhou Jun with a palace seal, and in the calligraphy portion, there is also a reference to the Ming emperor Jiajing...
Traditional Mandalay-style Buddha standing on a lotus throne, with porcelain eyes, with the right hand holding a lotus bud; embellished with mica and colored glass. Approximately mid-twentieth Century. Fine condition. Measurements: Stands 40" high. Provenance: Acquired in the 1960s.
Well-carved and high-lighted in colours and ink, the god of Longevity, one of the Seven Lucky Gods, holding his gnarled staff and double gourd; with signature on base. 19/20th Century Meiji period. Measurements: 4 1/2" high. Provenance: Acquired in the 1960s.
We periodically sell our Asian art Auction Catalogues. Please Contact us to find out what we have available. This lot includes five Christie's and Sotheby's catalogs. Two magazines are from 1999, one is from 2000, one is from 2001, and one is from 2005.
We periodically sell our Asian art Auction Catalogues. Please Contact us to find out what we have available. This lot includes magazines from Bonham's and Christie's Asian Art and Antiques Catalogs. One book is from 1999, four are from 2000, six are from 2001, three are from 2002, five are from 2003, two are from 2005, and one is from 2006.
Large round cloisonné basin on cylindrical foot ring. The interior decorated with four-clawed dragon chasing flaming pearl, with green phoenix swooping down amid clouds, all on turquoise ground of swirls and flames and encircled by a band of scrolling lotus and band of blossom scrolls on broad everted rim...
Bodhisatva Manjusri, worshipped as the God of Wisdom, is shown riding on a lion, symbol of bravery. Please ask for condition report. Provenance: Private collection. Acquired in China prior to 1939. Measurements: 110" x 38"; 67" x 35".
Showing the female immortal Lan Caihe with her flower basket. Provenance: Private collection. Acquired in China prior to 1939. Measurements: 85" x 40"; 59" x 30".
Executed in colors of pink and green, a large peacock is resting on decorative rock among pomegranates; with writing in right bottom corner - "Given to the emperor by Jiangting Xi". Please ask for condition report. Provenance: Private collection. Acquired in China prior to 1939. Measurements: 32" x 18".
Striking color on paper scroll of two fancy roosters on fruiting peach tree. Signed by Zou Yi Gui (1686-1782) but probably dating from the 19th century. Provenance: Private collection; acquired prior to 1924. Measurements: 54" x 24"; 33" x 18".
An impressive color pigment on paper scroll of a large parrot perched on cherry tree, signed Lu Zong Gu. The scroll was exhibited at the Museum fuer Angewandte Kunst in Vienna in the 1930's. Provenance: Acquired prior to 1924. Measurements: 109" x 28".
Ming round bronze censor with two ear-shaped handles, a wide mid section, and with six character Xuande reign mark and appears to be of the period. With rich and warm patina. Provenance: Private collection, purchased 1986 with original purchase papers. Measurements: H 3", W 4 1/2".
The scroll painting shows a scholar with attendants contemplating a towering rock. Please write for condition report. Provenance: Acquired prior to 1924. Measurements: 66" x 20"; the painting 54" x 17".
Specially commissioned and designed lapis lazuli and silver necklace with Afghan lapis beads and large cabochon center lapis.
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Chinese calligraphy scroll, black ink on paper. The calligraphy refers to bamboo as a symbol for integrity, resilience and nobility. 19th/20th century. Measurements: H 76", W 18 1/2" with borders. Provenance: Private collection.
Thai gilt bronze Buddha, Ratanakosin period, 18th/19th century, the Buddha depicted in "Calming The Ocean" mudra. Both hands repaired at wrist, spire missing but very fine casting. Measurements: H 15"; teak wood base H 3 1/2". Provenance: The piece is said to have been owned by a member of the early Chakri dynasty in the late 18th century.
Rare Chinese black ground silk gauze skirt embroidered in couched gold-wrapped thread and satin stitch with a band of eight dragon roundels of dragons pursuing flaming pearls amidst clouds, all above more dragons in similar pursuit, and above cresting waves and lishui stripe; the top of the skirt with a pendant flap (re) also with dragon design; together with a border of floral pattern in tightly woven metallic-wrapped thread. Fine condition. Late 19th century...