This zitan sugar cane squeezer. It is of course a mock one but was used by a scholar to remind him of his roots in the agricultural sector. It was probably made in the South of China, where sugar cane is grown, and used there. It is elegant and yet practical looking. Excellent Condition. 19th Century
This is an “abstract” toggle. It is carved from a naturalistically formed boxwood “root’ In frame No.1 we see a large and small lotus pods with moving seeds in the larger pod. Also a bud and other objects still not identified. In Frame 2 the backsides of the two pods may be seen as well as a frog and a fish. This toggle is well-worn but still mainly quite distinct and clear at least 100 years old, but could be older.
hexagonal san xiang hu Xiao Shan early 19th Century Condition is very good No nicks or chips. Inside clay is in very good condition. This pot is 8 cm tall and 9.4 cm from tip of the handle to tip of the spout. there are 4 little feet in the base.