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Chinese Bronze Foo Dog Censer

Catalogue: Vintage Arts: Regional Art: Asian: Chinese: Metalwork: Pre 1980   item# 1258782

Chinese Bronze Foo Dog Censer
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Chinese bronze censer in the form of a foo dog, or guardian lion. It stands with its tail sticking straight into the air, its head is hinged in front so that incense may be placed into his body and the smoke will billow out from its open mouth. It has a lovely bright green patina and a nicely detailed form. dates (1925-1989), provenance from the estate of Edward Gerber Size: 6.5" height, 7" length


Japanese Bronze Daikoku Mallet Incensor

Catalogue: Vintage Arts: Regional Art: Asian: Chinese: Metalwork: Pre 1930   item# 1246027

Japanese Bronze Daikoku  Mallet Incensor
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510-653-5181


 

Small bronze incensor of the Japanese god Daikoku "magic money mallet", or Uchide no kozuchi. He is associated with wealth and prosperity and is commonly portrayed seated upon bales of rice surrounded by mice, which symbolize plentiful food. The mouse seated upon the mallet is actually a removable lid. Taisho period (1912-1925) Size: 4.5" tall, 6.5" long


Chinese Metal and Glass Pot

Catalogue: Vintage Arts: Regional Art: Asian: Chinese: Metalwork: Pre 1960   item# 1239366

Chinese Metal and Glass Pot
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510-653-5181


 

An interesting metal pot with panels of glass depicting different scenes of filial piety. Metal sections contain geometric patterns and an inscription describing a scene in Liaoyang. Age: 20th century Size: Length 6" Width 2.25" Height 6.5"


Chinese Metal and Hardstone Acupuncture Tool

Catalogue: Vintage Arts: Regional Art: Asian: Chinese: Metalwork: Pre 1930   item# 1239361

Chinese Metal and Hardstone Acupuncture Tool
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510-653-5181


 

A fascinating Chinese acupuncture tool. The object is made of metal and the handle is made of a hardstone. The object contains motif of peach blossoms. Age: 20th century Size: Length 6.25" Width 2.8" Height 1.5"


Vintage Brass Statue of Zhong Kui

Catalogue: Vintage Arts: Regional Art: Asian: Chinese: Metalwork: Pre 1980   item# 1238522

Vintage Brass Statue of Zhong Kui
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510-653-5181


 

An interesting Chinese brass statue of Zhong Kui standing on a ghost or a goblin like figure wielding a sword. Zhong Kui has been an important deity for the daoist tradition in bringing fortune and preventing calamities. Age: 20th century Size: Length 7.5" Width 4.5" Height 10"


Chinese Copper Guizhou Ding

Catalogue: Vintage Arts: Regional Art: Asian: Chinese: Metalwork: Pre 1970   item# 1237683

Chinese Copper Guizhou Ding
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510-653-5181


 

A small Chinese copper ding. The ding was a wine vessel used during the Shang Dynasty to warm wine and the design became part of the romantic past for literati scholars. The ding contains an inscription that the piece was made in Guizhou China. Age: 20th century. Size: Length 2.5" Width 3.5" Height 5.5"


Chinese Copper Tripod Censor

Catalogue: Vintage Arts: Regional Art: Asian: Chinese: Metalwork: Pre 1980   item# 1217716

Chinese Copper Tripod Censor
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Chinese censor made of copper, three legs, two looped handles, round bulb form, lovely mottled patina on outside, interior has green patina. Republic Period early 20th century. Size: 6" wide diameter x 5" high (including handles)


Chinese Bat with Auspicious Motif Lock

Catalogue: Vintage Arts: Regional Art: Asian: Chinese: Metalwork: Pre 1930   item# 1214309

Chinese Bat with Auspicious Motif Lock
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510-653-5181


 

A small Chinese brass lock done in the form of a bat with the character happiness on the back. The lock is done in a style where the peaches is a separate piece and when the lock is set, it appears as if the bat is carrying the peach. Age: 20th century. Size: length 2.25" width 3" height 1.5"


Chinese Archaic Bronze Fang Ding

Catalogue: Vintage Arts: Regional Art: Asian: Chinese: Metalwork: Pre 1940   item# 1186576

Chinese Archaic Bronze Fang Ding
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A well-formed Chinese archaic bronze-covered Fang Ding with a shaman pictorial mark inside. A dog form serves as a handle for lid. Age: Republic Period. Size: 7.25" height x 4.25" length x 3" depth


Pair of Chinese Cloisonne Horses

Catalogue: Vintage Arts: Regional Art: Asian: Chinese: Metalwork: Pre 1960   item# 1174349

Pair of Chinese Cloisonne Horses
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510-653-5181


 

A pair of Chinese cloisonne horse decorated with archaic geometric designs often seen in Chinese bronzes from the Shang dynasty with motifs of dragons and phoenixes. The saddle and decorations contain motifs of scrolling vines and designs reminiscent of central Asia. Age: 20th century. Size: Height: 15.75" Width: 7.5" Length: 19"

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