Nice molded Guangxu inksticks with good weight and quality material. The
earliest design of the subject is from Qianlong, but this is the Guangxu
edition. Each has "tribute inkstick" molded on the top. Size: about 4.5
inch each. Condition: good.
An antique Chinese Huanghuali box with inner tray and typical Tieli wood base. Scarce square form. Size:
each side about 15.2cm. Condition: overall good, with some small age splits
and some losses and wears on the metal fittings. Provenance: by repute,
from Sotheby's New York.
A fine set of Qing dynasty bronze censer and original stand. It has flawless design, casting, and finishing. Every minute thing is done to perfection, reaching the apex of the bronze censer making, including the smooth interior, the finishing of the interior of base, etc. Dual seals. Size: from handle to handle 13.5cm; weight of the set 1438 g (censer along 853g, stand alone585g). Condition: polished but the color has started to darken; other that that there is no condition issue worthy mention. ...click for details
An interesting Chinese taste fan with painting on one side, calligraphy on the other side, and with carved bamboo sticks at both ends. The hand painted Bamboo scene is full of Chan/Zen spirit, dated 1886 or 1946. The outer bamboo sticks have a lovely smooth patina and are very finely carved and signed. Another interesting thing about the fan is that the motifs of the carved sticks match the gists of the painting and calligraphy. The painting is entitled with one of the 24 filiality stories (Mr. ...click for details
An early 20th century paktong ink box made by the famous shop Tong Gu Tang. The metal, the shaping of the box, as well as the engraving techniques, exemplify the highest standards for ink box industry in the early 20 century. It becomes more and more difficult to find examples by Tong Gu Tang. Length of the box is 9.3cm. The condition is pristine, except that there was originally an inscription to the left of the engraving, which was intentionally rubbed away, probably to protect people's id ...click for details