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All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Chinese : Porcelain : Pre 1910 item #1245149
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$1200.00
Ching dynasty. A fine menagerie of six famille verte miniature Chinese porcelain animal figurines including: a foo dog; elephant; ram; horse; deer; and a one-horned creature, probably representing a rhinoceros. Each figure is mounted on identical lozenge-shaped bases having rounded corners and bordered at top and bottom with Chinese key fret design and embellished with delicate floral and butterfly motifs. The miniature animal figures are well-articulated and have wonderful expressions...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Chinese : Paintings : Pre 1900 item #1236854
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$160.00
Ching dynasty fan painting, signed Nangong Jin. Ink and pigment on paper, mounted on paper. Landscape with signature, seal and inscription reading: “[painted] in [a cyclical year] during the Autumn Festival, an homage to Yin Tang [1470-1524] for Yiao nan,” and signed “Nangong Jin” followed by a cinnabar seal in archaic script...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Chinese : Scholar Art : Pre 1800 item #1232138
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$160.00
From a California collection, an archival framed and glazed Chinese woodblock print, ink and color on paper with inscription and seal. Depicting a mature flowering prunus or plum blossom branch in painterly style, the inscription in Chinese may be translated as “painted by Zhou Zhimian” followed by a seal reading “Shi Jun.” Zhou Zhimian (1550-1610, also known as “Fuqin” and “Shaogu”) was a highly influential Ming dynasty bird-and-flower painter. Yang Xin (see p...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Chinese : Porcelain : Pre 1900 item #1206197
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$300.00
An elegant late Ching dynasty (19th century) brushwasher. The quatre-lobed melon form on a shallow raised foot with a defined lip, glazed in mustard or “egg yolk” yellow with delicately applied decoration of floral and foliage in variegated shades of blue, pink and green enamels, the underside unglazed. Condition: excellent, without chips, cracks, or restorations. Weight: 184 grams (6.4 ozs.)...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Chinese : Porcelain : Pre 1700 item #1192575
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$160.00
Late Ming to early Ching dynasty, 17th Century. A small footed blue and white dish made for the domestic Chinese market. The white porcelain clay body is visible on the bottom of the raised foot although the dish is too thickly potted to be translucent. The white glaze, with its characteristic blue-grey tinge, has been evenly applied and the underside of the plate has been carefully glazed and marked. The dish is decorated in underglaze blue, with minor decoration to the exterior...
All Items : Vintage Arts : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Lacquer : Pre 1960 item #1189053
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$120.00
This colorful and wonderfully tactile container is a very high quality Japanese lacquered tea caddy (or natsume) rendered in the colorful pattern known as “dokuraku” or ‘toy top.’ The wooden body has been very finely turned resulting in a delicate lidded vessel with gently curved sides tapering to a narrow, recessed base...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Chinese : Porcelain : Pre 1920 item #1163276
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$160.00
Very late Ching dynasty or early Republic period (19th/20th century). A pair of standing foo dogs or foo lions, each with slightly differentiated posture, with upright tails, having blue-green or turquoise colored bodies and yellow striped tails and manes with spotted faces and discernible pink tongues slightly visible through their bared teeth and parted lips. Height: 7.5cm (2-7/8”). Weight: 87.5 grams and 96.5 grams; (combined weight) 184 grams (6.4 ozs)...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Chinese : Furniture : Pre 1900 item #1156780
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All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Chinese : Hardstones : Pre 1900 item #1154726
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$680.00
A very unusual jade pig (“zhu”) or wild boar toggle in the archaistic style popularized during the late Ming and Ching dynasties (17th through 19th centuries). A formal or symmetrical pose, rather than a naturalistic posture, are typical or archaistic style jades, or jades which represent an intentional or sometimes fanciful interpretation of an ancient style, a trend in the Chinese decorative arts that is especially prevalent during the 18th century...
All Items : Vintage Arts : Decorative Art : Glass : American : Pre 1950 item #1151357
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$66.00
Circa 1940 American glass, unknown maker. This is a highly unusual heavy black glass circular stand likely of American manufacture but in the classic Chinese style with three raised feet, multiple beaded edges, a slightly raised outer lip and all the detailing seen in a finely turned Chinese wooden stand of this type. This is NOT Chinese “Peking glass” but was obviously inspired by Chinese wooden stands, and it seems likely the designer had a fine Chinese wooden prototype to work with...
All Items : Vintage Arts : Regional Art : Asian : Chinese : Wood : Pre 1950 item #1150768
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$180.00
A vintage or antique (50 to 100 years old) traditional Chinese birdcage constructed from bent bamboo, wood, metal and brass. The wooden bottom is attached to a short circular bent bamboo wall supporting forty-eight vertical posts, reinforced by horizontal supports. Three of the vertical posts are attached to a slider which operates on two adjacent fixed posts forming an integral sliding door, opposite a small circular opening, perhaps intended as a finger hole...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Pre 1900 item #1150707
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All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Chinese : Metalwork : Pre 1700 item #1149597
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$288.00
Ming dynasty (1368-1644); circa 15th century bronze mirror, the plain side retaining much of its original applied silvering, the decoration on back organized around the pierced central boss or knob, flanked on either side by a lotus pattern motif, each an inverted mirror image of the other, and a two-character inscription, above and below, the words reading “bao qian” meaning “treasure” and “mirror,” the word “qian” being an ancient word referring to bronze mirrors specifically, ...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Wood : Pre 1900 item #1112267
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$600.00
Circa 1880. A fine Japanese suzuribaku (writing box for storing brushes, inkstone and writing accessories) crafted from imported Chinese or “karaki” [‘foreign’] hardwoods. Scholar objects fashioned of precious woods imported from China were popular with Japanese followers of Chinese literati culture, and such objects are often characterized, in Japan as in China, by austere form and very subtle detailing so as not to distract from the beauty of the exotic hardwood. The box is elegantl...
All Items : Fine Art : Paintings : Pre 2000 item #1104919
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$3800.00
ZHENG ZHUSAN (1943-). Ink and light pigment on paper depicting pierced Taihu-type rocks interspersed with prunus branches and bamboo, with calligraphy inscriptions and three seals of the artist. Framed and glazed. Sight Dimensions: 66.5 x 66.5cm (26-1/4 x 26-1/4”); Frame Dimensions: 93cm x 93cm (36-3/4 x 36-3/4”). Excellent condition. Included with purchase is the illustrated, 108 page Chinese publication “Zheng Zhu-Shan Chinese Calligraphy and Painting Album [translated]” 1995 (IS...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Chinese : Hardstones : Pre 1800 item #1098235
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$3888.00
A Ming to very early Ching dynasty white mutton fat jade cup. The double-handled vessel raised on a small circular foot, rendered in the archaistic style with two spiney-backed dragons grasping the mouthrim, their intertwining tails wrapped around either side of the cup in a swirling pattern executed in high relief. Mutton fat (nephrite jade) objects with their typically waxy texture predate jadeite carvings which became more available in the Ching dynasty. Small, two-handled cups, often inco...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Pre 1700 item #1096586
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All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Pre 1700 item #1096354
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