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All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Chinese : Scholar Art : Pre 1920 item #499723 (stock #TC 100)
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$195.00
During the late 1800's and early 1900's eyeglasses became an important accessory for the Chinese. Upon seeing eyeglasses on visiting Western dignitaries and businessmen, the Chinese perceived and admired these "spectacles" as age enhancing. Not only did the eyeglasses improve eyesight...but they added age and dignity to the face of the wearer. Equating age with wisdom and respect, many Chinese took up the custom of wearing eyeglasses...
All Items : Archives : Regional Art : Pre 1920 item #501575 (stock #ZTC100)
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According to Chinese tradition, the RuYi represanted authority, power and good fortune. This elaborately carved antique Chinese Ru Yi is covered with symbolic carvings and is patinated with years touch. On the lotus blossum shape of this Ruyi the carved central medalion (symbol for good fortune) is flanked by a bat on each side, while above and below are dragon heads, one above and 2 below. The blossum head is bordered with traditional Chinese keyed design symbolizing long life...
All Items : Archives : Regional Art : Pre 1920 item #503049 (stock #ZTC102)
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The making of beautiful ink cakes was considered an artform and the cakes were appreciated and collected by the Chinese as one of the "Four Treasures". This antique Chinese inkcake in its original box measures approx 18" x 5". It is detailed on top, sides and bottom and in very good condition...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Chinese : Horn : Pre 1920 item #505599 (stock #TC103)
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$165.00
This old Chinese Ethnic Minority inro is carved from animal horn and has 2 compartments. Each side is carved with a floral motif that is bordered with a key design. These symbols are especially meaningful to the Miao ethnic culture. The inro was worn suspended from the belt by a braided cord. It is a attractive ethnographic relic for the tribal arts collector...
All Items : Archives : Regional Art : Asian : Chinese : Pre 1900 item #505631 (stock #ZTC104)
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This child's headpiece was from a very high status, wealthy Chinese family. Basically made of 3 pieces of shaped and intricately carved leather, it was made "adjustable". Heavily decorated with additional carved elements, dragons, beads and pompoms, it still has most of the original gold paint. This is a rare treasure...
All Items : Archives : Regional Art : Pre 1910 item #505974 (stock #ZTC105)
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A must have for any lotus shoe collector. This iron was used for pressing lotus shoes. The thin curved end was useful for getting into the toe area. Made of iron, it is somewhat rusty-i.e. pleasantly aged...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Chinese : Textiles : Pre 1920 item #506244 (stock #EMT104)
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$225.00
This small purse was made by Miao girl to be given to "boyfriend"...If he accepts and wears the purse on his belt...he favors her. The embroidery stitch is called Daiz but westerners know it as Peking knot aka forbidden stitch...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Chinese : Textiles : Pre 1910 item #506354 (stock #ZM102)
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This large embroidered money belt was used by Miao man for festival. The front face has delicate embroidery which is chain stitched over a black velvet background. The rear is padded and quilted home spun, indigo dyed cotton fabric. There are several areas between the different fabrics which are used as pockets for the storage of possessions. Very good condition, circa 1900-1910...
All Items : Vintage Arts : Regional Art : Asian : Chinese : Textiles : Pre 1940 item #506424 (stock #M103)
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$125.00
This is a traditional old style Chinese doodoo which is worn buttoned to the front of a womans shirt. It is made of black cotton fabric and embroidered with silk thread using a satin stitch. The motif is typical Miao...birds and flowers. It is in good condition appears slightly faded. This piece measures approx 11" X 11" and would look very nice framed...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Chinese : Wood : Pre 1910 item #506559 (stock #TC106)
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$265.00
This very nice traditional Chinese pillow has leg supports which fold up when it is not in use. The top is made of shaped and stained bamboo slats which flex for soft comfort. The body of the piece is made of a dark wood with carved scrollwork along the bottom edge. Each end has an elaborate carving of a bat in flight. good condition 15"x 5" x 4" with legs extended...
All Items : Archives : Regional Art : Pre 1920 item #506561 (stock #ZTC107)
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The carving shows a nicely wood homeland scene with a few people. The lid has carved openwork permitting lots of fresh air. Every pet crickets dream home. Condition is very good. 6.5 X 2.5...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Chinese : Folk Art : Pre 1920 item #506720 (stock #TC108)
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$195.00
Traditional Chinese rural style pillow of bamboo. This pillow would be stored with legs folded under during the day. Good condition 16"x4" by 5" high with legs extended....
All Items : Archives : Regional Art : Pre 1920 item #508167 (stock #ZM109)
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Edited by The Cultural Palace of Nationalities and Published by Nationality Press, Beijing 1985 hard to get English version. 200+ pages of excellant color photos Frankly, the best book on the subject......
All Items : Archives : Regional Art : Pre 1920 item #508287 (stock #ZM108)
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This Dong festival hat is wonderfully embroidered with wrapped thread technique. It is further embellished with gold and silver bits edging the fabric design. At the back is the traditional silver ornament of butterfly and hanging bells to keep evil spirit away ...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Chinese : Textiles : Pre 1920 item #509177 (stock #TC110)
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$175.00
This is a charming traditional Chinese child's "wind hat" so called because of the protection the hat gives to the back of the neck. The silk threads of the satin stitched embroidery depict lots of flowers and butterflies. Hat is in good condition...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Chinese : Wood : Pre 1900 item #509186 (stock #TC111)
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$210.00
This rare Qing Dynasty mirror folds flat for storage and traveling. The hand-carved wooden frame depicts bamboo stalks, and the mirror cover carving depicts an iris plant in full bloom. The cover drops forward and down thru the legs to the rear where it acts as a back support while the mirror is in use. Protected by a rear wood panel, the original silvered glass mirror does show its age. It can be easily replaced by sliding the rear wooden panel upward. The bottom of the front frame shows so...
All Items : Vintage Arts : Regional Art : Asian : Chinese : Horn : Pre 1940 item #509989 (stock #ZM110)
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From the CongJiang in Gui Zhou province, this drinking horn is carved from water buffalo. It is a thick (and heavier weighted horn) which, according to my Miao friends is considered an inferior horn. So, this piece would have been owned by a "Poorer" family. It is wonderful primitive art object with carvings that are full of symbols reflecting Miao culture and legends. The hole in the tip would have held a string or metal ring to facilitate hanging the horn. This horn would have been used fo...
All Items : Archives : Regional Art : Asian : Chinese : Pre 1920 item #513390 (stock #ZM111)
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This sweet child's hat is traditional in shape but is actually Miao Minority. There are 7 silver ornaments representing Buddha on the front of the hat along with 7 silver half spheres which represent the "bubble" of the Miao Butterfly creation myth. The side silver ornaments will make noise and thus protect the child from evil spirits....