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
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"
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"
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"
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 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)
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"
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"
Chinese gilt bronze image of a buddha in deep meditation. The buddha is seated in dyanasana with a dyana mudra. He is wearing ornately adorned robes with floral tendrils. The buddha rests on a pedestal with images of the the birth of Buddha. It measures 7" tall, base 4.75" wide at widest. Early 20th century.