All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Chinese : Snuff Bottles : Pre 1900 item #1253522 (stock #AC-022-ch)
An attractively formed, antique smoky quartz snuff bottle with a silver banded jade top. The bottle has fine symmetry and a very well hollowed cavity and finished with a neatly crafted foot. There is no damage. A beautiful bottle in it's sedulity. The spoon has been replaced by some former owner. C1870. 2 5/8" in height, 1 5/8" in width.
From a San Francisco collection, scroll rings carved of somewhat mutton fat jade with splashes of green, often referred to as moss. Intended to contain scrolls on the desk of a Chinese Scholar or Mandarin Administrator these rings are very collectible and sometimes used as napkin rings. Since they are hand made, they are always of a slightly different size. These appear to have been carved by the same hand and from the same type of jade...
From a Seattle collection, acquired in the early 1990's, a calcified jade box with carvings in the archaic style. We feel however, that it is probably a work crafted during the later Qing Dynasty. The fitted lid bears split tail dragons or chimera in the pursuit of the Pearl of Wisdom and surrounded by an archaic style kangi. The front and back of the box have carved Taotie panels with opposing Dragon faces on each end. The base has four post like feet with losses to one, (as shown)...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Chinese : Metalwork : Pre AD 1000 item #1222246 (stock #AC-04-YB)
A small bronze mirror of elegant form, with scalloped edge and a raised foliated or animal form decoration. The raised nipple in the center for a silk cord to fasten the mirror to a garment. A noticeable amount of the original silver remains on the face while the decorated side is heavily calcified with deposits. Possibly Han Dynasty or later. 3 5/8 inches in diameter.
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Chinese : Porcelain : Pre 1837 VR item #1222237 (stock #AC-05-AA)
An attractive vase with a celedon Guan crackle glaze. In bottle vase form with grotesque or animal head handles. Good condition with no cracks or chips. Slight roughness in one small area of the foot. Glaze and biscuit suggest, possibly late 18th to early 19th C. 6" in height and 3.75 inches in diameter.
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Chinese : Porcelain : Pre 1920 item #1222247 (stock #AC-09-ES)
A nicely formed blue and white porcelain teapot with brass handle and original porcelain lid. The underglaze brushwork and biscuit suggest that it is possibly late Qing or Republic Period. In very good condition, showing mild glaze abrasion and wear with chips to the foot rim as shown. 5.6 inches in diameter, 3.75 " in height.
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Chinese : Sculpture : Pre 1900 item #999461 (stock #AC-2-ada)
Qing Dynasty,(1644-1911)A portrait sculpture of an important official or teacher. Probably a carving commissioned to be placed on a household or local shrine to honor the person portrayed. Seated in a horseshoe back chair and attired in a garment style suggesting the 19th C. The cover on the prayer box carved in the back is missing as are the contents. Traces of the original paint under heavy patina. Probably 1870 period. Height 12"
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Chinese : Hardstones : Pre 1900 item #1033704 (stock #AC-51-LA)
A Qing Dynasty, Spinach Jade belt hook with Phoenix head in the style of the 17th-18th C. A symmetrical body with a button back and a scroll design that curves to a well carved head in the form of a Phoenix. No losses or damage. 6" x 1.75". Happy to answer inquiries.
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Chinese : Metalwork : Pre 1900 item #1253009 (stock #AC-524-aa)
With dark, rich patina, the minimalist design of the body of our Censer emphasizes the three legs surmounted by well executed Dragon faces and terminating in stylized feet. With a broad rim this censer is 19" in diameter and 7.5" in height. In fine condition with no cracks or damage. Note, shipping weight is 24 pounds.
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This is the only one of these desirable tobacco boxes that we have encountered that is complete with the jade toggle and slider to close the box. In an attractive burl wood that has a mellow patine, the box has a fitted burl wood lid which is carved to fit. The brown silk like cord functions to both control the lid as well as to provide suspension from the belt. The jade toggle is in the form of , perhaps a peach and the slider is a simple jade square...
An attractive example of a hand embossed, leather covered domed box, often referred to as a "Pillow Box". This name apparently a result of the idea that when traveling, one places valuables in such a box and then uses it for a pillow to avoid theft while sleeping. These rectangular boxes could certainly have been used in such a manner but were probably more often the repository of valuable scrolls and documents...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Chinese : Snuff Bottles : Pre 1920 item #1263241 (stock #AC-55-wh)
An unusual antique pottery snuff bottle with some what naively executed erotic scenes on the front and back. There are untranslated marks on the base. In overall very good condition. 2.75" in height, 1.50 " in width.
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Chinese : Pottery : Pre 1492 item #994736 (stock #AC-5741-cg)
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Beginning in the Jin Dynasty and continuing into the Yuan, the northern kilns, in Henan and Hubei produced robust blackware pottery with an iron oxide glaze that, when fired turned dark brown and looked almost black. The Henan kilns applied additional iron oxide for adornment, that rose to the surface and produced a russet splash...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Chinese : Porcelain : Pre 1900 item #1222225 (stock #AC-58-PS)
A good example of a blue and white provincial porcelain brush pot. The pin holes in the glaze and especially prevalent in the glaze of the foot suggest that is possibly late Qing . In very good condition with no cracks or chips. 5 inches in diameter and 4.6 inches in height.
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Chinese : Snuff Bottles : Pre 1920 item #1263239 (stock #AC-68-ac)
In what appears to be the form of a seated Maitreya Buddha, this snuff bottle is carved in what the former owner claimed is white agate capped by a green jade top. Clearly a semi precious stone but since we have never encountered white agate, we are uncertain of the classification. Well carved and hollowed, with signs on the base of having been cut using the old "cord" method. In overall excellent condition. 2.6" in height and 1.6" in width at the base.
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Chinese : Pre AD 1000 item #999443 (stock #AC-7001-cg)
An unusual Tang Dynasty, (618-906 CE) low fired, terra cotta tomb figure in the form of a Night Watchman, The figure wears the traditional winter garments of the northern provinces, with heavy hat and cloak and a watch lantern suspended around his neck. Mold cast with no effort to conceal the casting marks. Only traces of the original slip and pigment paint remain. Note old chip at rear on lower hem of the cape. H:12"
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Chinese : Snuff Bottles : Pre 1910 item #1253520 (stock #AC-86-ckc)
A well crafted bottle in classic Mongolian style. Good quality silver adorned with coral and turquoise stones and bas relief panels of deer. With a well formed foot and cavity and original spoon. Clear markings on the bottom of the foot. In excellent condition with original spoon. Late Qing, C 1900. 2.6" in height, 1.75" in width..
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Swords and Related : Pre 1900 item #1254853 (stock #AJ-021-MG)
A group of one Fuchi Kashira set for a Tanto and three Kashira for Katana or Wakizashi. The Kashira are variously ornamented, as shown and the Fuchi Kashira are ribbed copper. All are Antique.