An Exceptional Blackwood 19th Century Damper Stand. Circa 1820. Provenance: Purchased 1987 from Honeychurch Antiques Collection of Asian Art. Original documents available
Excellent condition. No damage or repairs.
Dimensions: Height-5 1/4 inches, Depth-3 3/4 inches, Width-11 inches
This Qing Dynasty Opium Pipe, including the damper holder and mouthpiece, is fashioned from a solid piece of ivory.
The design at the top of the stoneware damper is incised with a design in silver.
The design at bottom of holder is of a peony which leads me to believe the pipe was made for a woman. Outstanding craftsmanship.
Dimensions: Length—13 3/4 inches
This censor was cast during the early pary of the Ch¡¯ien Lung Period (1736 ¨C 1796 ) , Qing Dynasty.
At the bottom left side (pictured) the censor is signed and dated.
The Chinese characters at the side:乾隆四年十月吉日 造
translates " it is made in one traditional ( auspicious) good day of October in 1740.
The approximate age is 2011-1740=271
This censor is in excellent condition, including the feet. Only cleaned and a light ...click for details
Great natural wear and patina. Top shows wear through heavy multiple layers of lacquer ( pls see photos of top). Can easily tell that all edges of the apron/skirt have been hand hewn. The drawer bottoms have been replaced.
Dimensions: Height – 33 inches , Width – 68 ½ inches – Depth – 15 ¾ inches
The Chaozhu is complete with its Bamboo and Gilt-Decorated Lacquer Ring-Shaped Box and Cover
The necklace composed of one hundred and eight carved beads, possibly Bodhi seeds, evenly spaced between four reticulated jadeite jiehzu, connecting beads, the central jiezhu suspending a carved jadeite pendant between carved pink coral beads on two entwined silk threads which divide and further suspend coral beads and tear-drop-shaped Peking Glass pendants. The ring-shaped covered box decorated w ...click for details
Finely crafted Chinese ceramic pictorial tiles, executed with designs of a warrior with his groom and horse.
Also featured is an image of a mythological bird, perhaps a Garuda, along with smaller images of birds, a dog, a stylized dragon, and plants, perhaps artemisia annua
frequently planted or enclosed inside tombs for their pleasing camphor scent and medicinal lbenefits.
Characteristic of architectural tiles found on walls of tombs in Hainan.
These tiles has been decoratively edged on ...click for details
Eight lively nephrite jade horses each posed in a unique prancing or recumbent position.
Late Ming to early Qing Dynasty. Uneartded Hubei Province.
Overall surfaces and edges of the objects typical of those formed by a carborundum, perhaps a sand based compound, and soft tools i.e. bamboo instruments.
Excellent condition. Intact and with some earth accretions in the crevices. There are no repairs
The set are mounted on two custom stands made from solid blocks of rosewood crafted to r ...click for details
A very fine double sided ink on silk calligraphy.
A rectangular piece of cream silk which has been covered front and back with minute Chinese characters that have been written with brush and ink. Characters are written in vertical paragraphs and vertical columns and arranged in four registers. There is a narrow border of unadorned silk on all four sides. In excess of 15,000 characters total.
Framed at front and verso in acrylic. Matting of raw indigo silk at the front andraw beige silk at th ...click for details
Each screen is carved at the center panel with a scene from Chinese mythology. We have these translated and documented.
The set can easily be hinged and used as a room divider or background for bed or desk. Northern Chinese Elmwood. Excellent condition. Qing Dynasty circa 1850 or earlier
Dimensions: 109 1/2 X 19 (each screen) Qing Dynasty circa 1850 or earlier
A Set of 6 Chinese Screens of Chinese Pine. Beautiful natural grain and patina. Typically used as room dividers. Can be hinged and used to partition a room or as a background for bed or desk.
Qing Dynasty Circa 1850
Dimensions: 109 ½ X 19 (each screen)