19th century Chinese wooden brushrest carved in the form of a crouching dragon. Dense hardwood (must be wood species related to huanghuali), wonderful warm patina, old nicks, ink and water stains adding character to the piece. Clever functional design, very good object for scholarís desk. Length 4 7/8 inches, height 1 5/16 inches.
19th century unusual Peking glass Chinese belt hook of classic design with a chimera head finial. White opaque glass perfectly imitating white jade, excellent quality crisp work, beautiful finish, overall in excellent condition. Length 3 1/16 inches.
19th century deep blue colored Peking glass beaker with flaring rim. Pretty piece in very good condition, beautiful air bubbles in glass typical for the period, very pleasant feel to the surface, expected wear to the foot. Height 2 5/8 inches, diameter at the top 3 1/4 inches.
19th century Peking glass beaker of sky blue color with flaring rim, the kind used to hold offerings on a household altar. Pretty piece in excellent condition, nice air bubbles in glass typical for the period, compressed dust on the surface, very pleasant finish. Height 1 1/2 inches, diameter at the top 2 1/8 inches.
19th century Chinese bangle bracelet of classical shape made out of transparent deep blue Peking glass. Fantastic color, bubbles in the material which are part of the charm of early glass. Beautiful patina and slight wear to the surface, overall in excellent condition. Inner diameter 2 15/16 inches (60 mm), outer diameter 3 5/8 inches (75 mm).
Unusual 19th century Peking glass faceted good size bead. Milky white body with green color overlay, very clearly carved facets revealing the color of the body. Very nice old piece in excellent condition, beautiful patina. Diameter 15/16 inches.
19th century Chinese Peking glass bangle bracelet of classical shape made out of opaque sky blue material. Beautiful color, layered streaks typical for the period. Beautiful patina and slight wear to the surface, overall in excellent condition. Inner diameter 2 5/8 inches, outer diameter 3 3/8 inches.
19th century Chinese Peking glass bangle bracelet of classical shape made out of opaque pink material. Nice color, layered streaks and bubbles typical for the period. Beautiful patina and slight wear to the surface, overall in excellent condition. Inner diameter 3 1/16 inches, outer diameter 3 3/4 inches.
19th century Chinese Peking glass hair pin of classic shape. Does not photograph well. Glass perfectly imitates white jade both in color and finish, pleasant patina, in great condition. Length 6 5/16 inches.
19th century Chinese Buddhist ruyi scepter made out of a gnarled branch and a natural twisted ball shaped growth with extraordinary richly textured surface resembling swirling clouds or waves. Ruyi scepter is a traditional symbol of scholarship in Chinese culture, as well as of transmission of knowledge in Buddhist monastery environment. Beautiful lacquer finish, superb warm patina and sheen from generations of people touching it. Extremely pleasing to hold, simple elegant shape, practically no ...click for details