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All Items : Archives : Regional Art : Asian : Southeast Asian : Pre AD 1000 item #1105990 (stock #AB-067)
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A very rare crystal tiger from Burma/Thailand. Crystal was thought to have magical powers and the tiger represents strength. It is unknown how they drilled the holes to make it wearable.As you can see they were drilled at both ends, probably before the crystal was carved. Age: over two thousand years old. Size: L. 3cm. W. 1.5cm Condition: Perfect.
All Items : Archives : Regional Art : Asian : Chinese : Pre 1837 VR item #1079297 (stock #WD-068)
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A very rare Chinese Nanmu scholar's table chest. Nanmu wood has been used in China since the Han dynasty and is very prized by collectors as it is difficult to find. I feel that it is rarer than huanghuali. I have only come across one Nanmu scholar's chest in all the years that I have been collecting. Size: L.34cm. W.17cm. H.6cm. Age: Mid Qing or earlier. Condition: No repairs
All Items : Archives : Regional Art : Asian : Chinese : Pre 1930 item #1073611 (stock #JD-108)
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A nice carved curling pig dragon with a bird head terminal to the crest. Hongshan styles have been copied through out different dynasties. It is hard to date this piece, probably early 20th century. Will make a nice pendant. Size: H.5cm, W. 4.5cm.
All Items : Archives : Regional Art : Asian : Chinese : Pre 1492 item #998222 (stock #PT-007)
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A ewer with an greyish-olive toned glaze that covers all but the foot and base. The mouth is trumpet-flared and the 3-lobed rim of the mouth is trimmed in silver (see photos). The grooved strap handle is typical of Song items .

Period: Song: 10th-13th Century

Size: Height = 21.2 cm (8-3/4 inches)

Condition: Tiny firing separation at the base of the spout (not a crack).
All Items : Archives : Regional Art : Asian : Chinese : Pre 1837 VR item #978132 (stock #WD-005)
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A huanghuali wood brush washer carved in the form of a frog resting on a lotus pad that gently curls around him, giving protection. Brush washers and brushpots were important implements for painting and calligraphy for Chinese scholars. They were used, not only for practical purposes, but also for enjoying their beauty.

Period: Ching - 19th Century

Size: Length = 25 cm (9-7/8 inches, Width = 17 cm (6-5/8 inches)Condition: Very good with no repairs. Natural age wear.
All Items : Archives : Regional Art : Asian : Chinese : Pre 1910 item #976154 (stock #GLASS-009)
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A magnificent red and white Beijing glass vase . Basic vase is white glass with an overlay of red glass that has ben carved to expose the white vase. Scenes of scholars, merchants, painter, bridge, birds and mountain scenes. Qianlong mark at the bottom. Age: Pre 1920. Size: H.27,6cm.
All Items : Archives : Regional Art : Asian : Chinese : Pre 1800 item #946384 (stock #WD-025)
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A rare and very 18th century large scholar's standing screen. The front of the screen is painted red with a gilded mountain scene. The back is painted black with the remains of a good luck symbol. Size: H. 91cm. W. 78cm. Condition: Normal ageing. No repairs. In it's natural state, could use some professional cleaning.
All Items : Archives : Regional Art : Asian : Chinese : Pre 1800 item #942587 (stock #WD-003)
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an octagonal weight. The upper covering slat has a gentle groove to better accommodate the ivory measuring stick when the two slats are closed. Period: 18th Century Size: length = 28 cm (11 inches) Condition: Has a nice patina and with all its original pieces (a complete set). The delicate ivory stick is also perfectly preserved with no breaks and has a nice patina.
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