All Items : Archives : Regional Art : Asian : Chinese : Pre 1837 VR item #1228112 (stock #GLASS-020)
Chinese red glass bead necklace. These types of beads were originally used by the palace officials. Size: 33cm X 2.
A very well executed Ming stone weight depicting a strange youth guiding a mythical beast.The stone itself is unusual in that is very hard and veined with two colors. A very unique piece and a true work of art. It is my understanding that these weights were used for pressing paper. Size: Base. 28.3 x 28.3cm. H. 14.5cm. Condition: No repairs. Some minor old chips around the edges and the horn on the animal might have been filed a little long ago.
A nice Han bronze mirror with two dragons and two tigers. Size: 14cm. Condition: No repairs and nice patina.
A very heavy and thick zitan brush pot carved with an old man in a boat surrounded by mountains, rocks and trees.The pot weighs in at 4 1/2 pounds.Age: Early nineteen hundreds. Size:H. 17.3cm. diameter:16.3cm. at widest point. Condition: No repairs, some minor chips and age cracks.
A beautiful large blue & white charger painted in the style of early Yuan blue and white. The back of the charger has etched on it the name of a Temple that it once belonged to. Size: Diameter. 46.3 cm. W. 8.9cm. Condition: Perfect.
A nicely carved mythical beast or cute animal in the recumbent position. There is a hole through the mouth for hanging. As for the age, I will date it as a Song piece, but it could also be from the Southern & Northern Dynasties. It is hard to date jade as many Dynasties copied from past dynasties. Size: L. 5cm. W. 2cm. H. 2cm. Condition: No chips or repairs.
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.
n old bamboo brush pot with unusual zigzag pattern. Age: 18th century. Size: H. 13cm, Radius. 10.3cm. Condition: No repairs. Old chip on the rim, natural cracking along the rims and natural ageing.
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.
A lucky jade carved in the form of a lock. The front carved with a large peony and the back carved with the words for prosperity, good luck etc. Should be worn as a good luck pendent. Size: W. 5.8cm. H. 4cm. Condition. Perfect
A heavy huanghuali brush pot from the Ming Dynasty. Brush pots from the Ming period are much heavier and use more huanghuali then in the Qing Dynasty. Size: H. 17cm. Diameter. 16cm. Condition: Minor old small repair on one side. See photo. Natural aging.
A fairly large huanghuali brushpot with a subtly waisted body showing the distinctive grain. Size: H. 17.3cm. Diameter. 17.3cm. Condition: No repairs.
Ming huanghuali brushpot with all its original finish. Size: H. 15.7cm. Diameter. 14.3cm. Condition: No repairs.
Huanghuali brushpot with original finish. Late Ming early Qing. Size: H.15cm. Diameter: 13.4cm. Condition: No repairs. Some minor chips on the upper rim.
A nice mixture of various colored glass beads from the Western Han dynasty. Size: See last photo. Condition: Some loss from long burial.
A nice medium size early Ching brush pot made of huanghuali. Still has the original finish on it. Size: H.12.4cm. Diameter. 10.7cm. Condition: No cracks or repairs. One small chip on outside upper rim.
A scholar's square waisted huanghuali table with humpbacked stretchers joining legs of square section ending in hoof feet.The table top has been kept in it's original condition still showing the original ink stains made by the scholars who worked on the table. The table is 100% original with no added parts. The top of the table can be removed showing the exact fitting of all the joints. Size: H. 87.5cm W. 92.5 x 92.5cm...