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All Items : Archives : Regional Art : Asian : Chinese : Pre 1900 item #942124 (stock #MUS-002)
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A rare huanghuali clapper with three beautiful pieces of huanghuali. The two outer clappers are rounded at the tops while the center piece is flat on both sides.The sound of the wooden clappers sets the rhythm of the music as well as some of the actions of the performers. Age: early 19th century. Size:L.26.5cm. W.at the widest point-6cm. H.all three together 2.5cm. Condition: No repairs. Normal wear.
All Items : Archives : Regional Art : Asian : Chinese : Pre AD 1000 item #916940 (stock #STON-002)
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A very rare Song stone carved mirror holder in the shape of a mythical ox called n Xiniu. The ox has his head turned upward and is looking at the moon which is represented by the bronze mirror above and the stone carvings represent the clouds. It is very unusual to find this type in stone mirror holder as the few I have seen have been in gilded bronze. Size: H. 19.5cm. W. 15.5cm. D. 8.2cm. Condition: No repairs or chips. The horns are long gone as they were either made of wood or ivory...
All Items : Archives : Regional Art : Asian : Chinese : Pre 1492 item #911257 (stock #PT-016)
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Very rare wine vessel in the Meiping shape used by the boarded patrol. The inscription reads a kind of alcoholic beverage, most likely rice wine. The bottom has the inscription of the maker. Found in north western China. Size: 31.5cm. high. Age: Yuan - 1279-1368 AD. Condition: No repairs, two small chips around the spout and a small chip in the back. See photo 11. Looks worse on the photo then the actual chip.
All Items : Archives : Regional Art : Asian : Chinese : Pre 1900 item #909208 (stock #WD-006)
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An opium scale made of two carved bamboo parts that pivot open at the rounded end and close together with a leather strap. Inside this violin-shaped instrument are the original items - metal scale tray, counterweight and a measuring rod made of a long single piece of ivory that is approximately 38 cm (14-3/4 inches). (See photos) The interior is carved so that all 3 items fit snugly inside...
All Items : Archives : Regional Art : Asian : Chinese : Pre AD 1000 item #908900 (stock #CHOP-007)
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An unusual and rare Jin Dynasty stone carved seal for a high ranking military official.The carving on the stone is very beautiful and distinct. Size: 2.8 x 2.8 cm. Condition: No repairs.
All Items : Archives : Regional Art : Pre 1492 item #906435 (stock #AB-066)
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A very unusual stretch bracelet with old ivory of a hand and club,Ming glass beads,striped Tang beads and a old bronze ball. The bracelet is strung with a stretch material to fit all sizes. A nice piece of Chinese antiques to wear.
All Items : Archives : Regional Art : Asian : Chinese : Pre 1837 VR item #904733 (stock #WD-051)
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A unique piece of zitan wood used as a sample for the scholar's woodworker. This piece is unusual as it shows a very light color of the zitan wood which is probably close to the bark area. There are two holes drilled in the piece for attaching a string for hanging. This piece weighs 550 grams. This is a great item for the zitan collector. Size: L.17.3cm. W.10.3cm. H.2.4cm. Condition: No repairs.
All Items : Archives : Regional Art : Asian : Chinese : Pre 1492 item #900341 (stock #PT(S)-001)
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A blue-grey glazed pottery form of a large-eyed turtle. The turtle shell has relief patterns over which a glaze was applied.

Period: Song (10th - 13th Century, China)

Size: Length = 5.5 cm from head to tail. Height = 3.8 cm

Condition: Very good. No breaks. Natural crackle in the glaze from age.
All Items : Archives : Regional Art : Asian : Chinese : Pre AD 1000 item #899934 (stock #PT-003)
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A pottery jar glazed with a green lead glaze. Half of it is still green while the other half has oxidized to a silvery iridescent color. The variance in color is due to how the piece was buried and the effect of moisture getting under the surface of the glaze and "lifting" it to give it the pearl-like sheen. We've nicknamed this the Yin-Yang jar because of its unusual natural patterning. What makes this unique is its beautiful silvery- gold iridescence...
All Items : Archives : Regional Art : Americas : Pre Columbian : Pre AD 1000 item #899437 (stock #AB-006)
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A full necklace of a mixture of cylinder, annular, tubular and truncated ellipsoid carnelian beads. There are also two "bullet" beads. This is a complete necklace - not random pieces put together. Naturally, it has been restrung. Age: 500 AD Size: Length - 62cm. Period: Pre-Columbian - Tairona Culture
All Items : Archives : Regional Art : Pre 1800 item #893678 (stock #BrPt-010)
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A very rare and unusual root brush pot that is highly prized by the Qing Scholars. This is a very special type of root know in Chinese as "JinJinan" The pot has all the natural openings from the root. Age: Qing, early 18 century. Size: H. 29.3 cm. Diameter at the base. 19cm. Condition: No repairs to the root. An old repair on one leg of the base. One leg has been replaced. See photos.
All Items : Archives : Regional Art : Asian : Chinese : Pre AD 1000 item #892762 (stock #JD-035)
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A nicely carved jade pig done in the Han style. Pigs represent prosperity and jade pigs were were placed in the hands of the deceased. Many jade pigs were used for this purpose in later times and are sometimes mistaken for Han pieces. Size: L.10cm. H. 2.8cm. W. 2.3cm. Condition: No chips. Some calcification.
All Items : Archives : Regional Art : Asian : Chinese : Pre 1700 item #890305 (stock #WD-011)
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A very unusual round Ming huanghuali box with a lid. The lid's center has a burl wood center of huanghuali. It is very rare to see burl wood huanghuali in huanghuali pieces. This is the only one I have ever seen. Size: Diameter: 15.5cm. H: 9 cm. Condition: One old small repair (see photo), a natural age crack on one side (see photo) and a small chip at the bottom rim.
All Items : Archives : Regional Art : Asian : Indian Subcontinent : Himalayas : Pre 1900 item #887289 (stock #TIB-006)
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A nice well made Tibetan prayer beads consisting of 108 bone beads and three pink mountain coral. Two leather counters with ten silver rings each ending with silver inlaid with coral and turquoise. The bone is most likely yak but could also be human. Size:Total length of the necklace 52cm. Each bead is 1.2-1.3 cm in diameter. Condition: No repairs. All original.
All Items : Archives : Regional Art : Asian : Chinese : Pre 1920 item #886524 (stock #AMBN-005)
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A nicely carved natural amber pendant of the hand of Buddha citron with a hole at the top so it can be worn as a pendant. The citron fruit may be given as a religious offering in Buddhist temples. According to tradition, Buddha prefers the "fingers" of the fruit to be in a position where they resemble a closed rather than open hand, as closed hands symbolize to Buddha the act of prayer. Size: H. 3.7cm. W. 2cm. Condition: No repairs, chips or cracks.
All Items : Archives : Regional Art : Asian : Chinese : Pre 1900 item #882693 (stock #AMBN-001)
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A large natural amber snuff bottle with carved coral tiles of stylized dragon heads on both sides. The amber is intricately carver on all sides. Size: H. 7cm. W. 4.8cm. Condition: No repairs.
All Items : Archives : Regional Art : Pre 1920 item #882226 (stock #AMBN-006)
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A nicely carved natural amber pendant of the Hand of Buddha Citron. There is a hole at the top on the piece so it can be worn as a pendant. The citron fruit may be given as a religious offering in Buddhist temples. According to tradition, Buddha prefers the "fingers" of the fruit to be in a position where they resemble a closed rather than open hand, as closed hands symbolize to Buddha the act of prayer. Size: L. 5cm. W. 2.5cm. Condition: Perfect.
All Items : Archives : Regional Art : Asian : Chinese : Pre 1900 item #881530 (stock #GOURD-001)
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A cricket cage made of a long bodied gourd with ivory mounts to accommodate the ivory and tortoise shell lid. The surface of the gourd has a leathery look from age. The tortoise shell piece has intricate pierced carvings of the "Eight Taoist Symbols" amidst curling tendril patterns. Period: Ching (19th Century)