Chinese snuff bottle made of gorgeous agate with lovely orange areas on its front, carved into a trotting horse, its head held high as it passes through rocky terrain. Its stopper is made from orange agate with white and yellow ribbons.
Size: 3" height, 2.25" width
Chinese agate snuff bottle with areas of orange, brown, and deep blackish-brown, carved with the image of seated man holding what appears to be a scroll and peering over the edge of a cliff. Very beautifully carved with intricate details.
Size: 3.75" height, 2" width
Chinese agate snuff bottles in a very light milky-white color with beige ribbons and areas of orange brown in front, carved like two happy monkeys with large eyes playing in a canyon.
Size: 2.75" height, 2.25" width, 1" depth
Antique set of two (2) Chinese wooden cabinets with a lovely black lacquer finish, beautiful mother of pearl inlay in a filigree style all along each cabinet's frame, multiple shelves with mother of pearl background of swimming koi, tree branches with blooming cherry blossoms, chrysanthemums observed by a butterfly, and two small quails huddled under a low branch. Each cabinet features a small drawer with pierced metal handle, decorated with geometric oriental designs in mother of pearl. Pro ...click for details
Japanese two-section tansu with a black lacquered frame, a corner lockbox with iron plating and hinged door, four long drawers with iron hardware, warabite handles and iron locks at their center with a the image of a tsuru (crane) flying over a kame (turtle). The tsuru and kame are sacred creatures in Asian culture, each a symbol for longevity, and are said to live one thousand and ten thousand years respectively. The tsuru is said to turn black if it lives to two thousand years, interestingly t ...click for details
Set of two (2) gilded metal court fans with dragon head handles biting the bottom of the fan and an open-mouthed dragon head at its tops. The fans mirror each other with their elaborate pierced designs of two fenghuang (phoenix) birds flying with a sun between them and lucky bats flying above their heads. Swords, staffs, vases, lotus pods, and other objects adorn each fan's outer edges. An open scroll inscribed with the mark of the Guanxu period (1875-1908) is displayed above a fish and roll ...click for details
Japanese single-section sliding door tansu with a keyaki frame and wonderful burnished sugi front, great woodgrain texture and deep reddish color. Single shelf inside, iron lock in center of sliding doors, each with a nice brass handle. Edo period (1615-1867)
Size: 35" height, 69" length, 24" depth
Beautiful silk panel with deep blue edging, decorated with Chinese characters in gold thread and flowers in light shades of blue, green, and pink. The center of the panel is light green silk, with two mirrored fenghuang birds with long, gold tails and pink, blue and gold thread feathers, surrounded by pink and blue silk flowers with gold accenting.
Size: 26.25" height, 13.5" width
Large antique Tibetan chest/trunk painted with a deep red background in front, with a coiled dragon within a large cloud-shaped border. Red and gold painted flowers with long, deep green stems fray out from behind the dragon and reaches inwards from the sides of the chest, with small green birds perching on either side of the dragon. The front of the chest has a black frame with red, gold, and green puffs of smoke, edged with metal hardware shaped like spears, locking in place with n iron hinge ...click for details
Chinese antique gourd cricket cage, rim made of hardwood, wonderful lid made of Yixing ware, pierced and carved with intricate scene of a man leading a horse with weeping willows in the background, 19th century.
Size: 3 1/4" high x 2 1/2" wide