The Tretiak Collection
All Items : Antiques : Decorative Art : Organics : Wood : Pre 1900 item #766717 (stock #9992a)
The Tretiak Collection
$1500.00
This is very attractive North China Deer. It was carved by an unknown carver in Hebei (Beijing is surrounded by Hebei) and brought to market here. The wood is called wu-mu in Chinese, this is ebony in English. Ebony is used rather sparingly in China for smaller objects (we have seen it in rulers). This statue is rarely seen in Chinese wooden art.
All Items : Antiques : Decorative Art : Organics : Wood : Pre 1900 item #737043 (stock #0808)
The Tretiak Collection
Not for Sale Exhibition Only
This is a Great Toggle
All Items : Antiques : Decorative Art : Organics : Wood : Pre 1900 item #687165 (stock #1013)
The Tretiak Collection
$1595 is the price for zitan one; ivory one: Sold
zitan purse clasp. The back is not carved, the front is carved with what seems like a bat at the top, a lizard on one side and a monkey perhaps in the center. This piece is light for zitan, it is probably 200 years old, maybe more. excellent condition. Roughly 6.5 cm long by 3.5 cm wide. This clasp would have been used to keep a very elegant embroidered purse or bag closed properly. Ivory one has no carving; it is 2.5 cm wide, 4.5 cm long.
All Items : Antiques : Decorative Art : Organics : Wood : Pre 1837 VR item #676257 (stock #0555)
The Tretiak Collection
sold
This is a glorious burl frog toggle: it was done in late Ming early Qing China. The original boxwood design has probably been all worn off. What remains is a proud frog with copper eyes sitting in a basket. We suspect when first made, all the basket was carved, the frog had warts. Today: the basket weaving has worn off. If there were warts they have been worn down due to constant handling. It is now smoothe and gentle to touch. It is an elegant piece. The bronze eyes are staring at you...