A very rare Ming hair ornament made of four jade goldfish and a cicada held together by gold wiring made up of a butterfly and floral design. It originally had turquoise colored king fish feathers inlaid in the design.It also has the original metal wiring holding it together. Size: H. 5.5cm. W. 5cm. Jades average 2 cm. Condition: Normal ageing on the metal parts.
All Items : Archives : Regional Art : Asian : Southeast Asian : Pre 1900 item #578055 (stock #BR-029)
A nice dancing Aspara with fine detailing on the front and back. The bell still has the original clapper.An Aspara is a celestial being or angel from the Hindu religion. They dance and play musical instruments. Size: H. 26.8cm. Condition: No repairs. Very nice patina.
All Items : Archives : Regional Art : Asian : Southeast Asian : Pre AD 1000 item #677260 (stock #GEAR-006)
Two blue glass earrings from Cambodia most likely a pair. Size: Width. 2.5cm and 2.4cm. Condition: Some incrustation from being buried so long. Age: 300 to 100 BC.
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.
Lacquered necklace holder, most likely for court officials. Gilded and painted with dragons and cloud formations. Age: Ming (1368-1644)Condition: Good. Some chipping around the edges.Size:17.7cm X 7.5cm.
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...
A nicely grained huanghuali brush pot from the late Ming to Early Ching period. Size: H. 15.9cm. Diameter. 14.7cm. Condition: No repairs. Few chips on the top rim. See photo.
A rare huanghuali brush pot caved with two rings around the middle and one at the base.Old huanghuali items tend to darken with age. This pot is fairly dark with age but shows up lighter in the photographs. It can be brought back to it's original color with 0000 steel wool and bee's wax. Age: Early Qing. 18th century. Size: H. 12.5cm. Circumference 10.7cm. Condition: No repairs. Some minor age cracking and a small chip on the base ring.
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.