DESCRIPTION: An appealing antique cranberry scoop in original green paint, constructed in a lovely sculptural form with attached handle and a scoop with multiple slim prongs to strain out water without losing the cranberries. CONDITION: Usage wear in all the right places; split to board holding prongs. DIMENSIONS: 13.25” wide x 13.25” long x 7.5” high.
The ribbed ovoid body with a line of impressed arcs at the join to the flattish shoulder. Narrow concave neck, the flaring mouth pinched in a trefoil shape. The handle arching from mouth to shoulder. Dense and brilliant black gloss, careful make. Old label on the bottom.
So called Malacena ware which originates from the Volterra region of northern Etruria.
For a related example, cf. vase no. 111, pp. 65-67 in: John W. Hayes...
A Chinese small box made of zitan wood on the walls and huanghuali wood on the bottom. A very thinly carved jade cover decorated with a picture on top depicting a scholar holds a lotus flower walking under a pine tree in a rocky mountain. Condition: age cracks on wood; there are multiple long cracks and chips on the jade cover. Please study photos carefully for condition details. Additional photos will be provided upon request. Dimensions: 3"H X 2-7/8"W X 2-3/8"D
A marble head of Gandhara culture, Pakistan 6th century
two eye gzi
this piece of gzi is perfect of appearance and quality the pair of eyes and quality ,the dark brown body contrasts sharply with the well defined white patterns its is a gzi worth of collecting
Antique Chinese ovoid shaped snuff bottle carved of rutilated quartz. Clear quartz crystal dense with black needles. With orange agate lid.
Late 19th Century
Dimensions: 2 1/4" high (not including lid)
Antique Chinese carved jadeite snuff bottle. The stone is mottled with variations of green including small striations of a brilliant apple-green color. The flattened globular formed body is carved with peony flowers on one side and lotus blossoms and birds on the other.
Dimensions: 2" high (not including lid)
Chinese antique carving of a dog in a relaxed recumbent position, looking over his shoulder, with a curling tail. Carved of pale green jade.
C. 19th Century
Dimensions: 2 1/2" long
A rare ancient agate bead made for wearing as a pendent or necklace. These beads date back to over 2,000 years. They have some kind of tiger influence in their shape and stripes..
Size: 4cm X 1.5cm. Condition: Excellent.
Antique Korean two section stacking personal chest with base. The front is made with hardwood burl (probably mulberry). Each section has a large compartment opened by two hinged doors. Silver colored hardware is made of chased brass.
Dimensions: 52 1/4" high x 35 3/4" wide x 17 3/4" deep.
Unusual 19th century Chinese marble brush rest suggesting a dramatic mountain with multiple arches and caves. The piece gives a good feeling of weathered mountain surfaces and quiet energy of the stone. Beautifully carved marble pierced to resemble traditional Taihu limestone, richly textured surface. Natural fissure lines in the stone, no losses or repairs. Excellent functional object for scholar’s table, can be viewed as a scholar’s rock as well. Length 5 1/2 inches.
19th century Chinese scholar’s brush rest in a shape of a wooden branch with richly textured surface resembling numerous swirling clouds. Very beautiful brown finish, wonderful patina, very pleasant to touch and to hold. Excellent piece in scholar’s taste - one of the most attractive scholar’s objects that I ever had. Length 7 5/8 inches.
19th century Chinese brush rest made out of a stem of natural black coral with branches, their structure forming dividers for placing painting / calligraphy brushes. Very clever design, practically no carving, wonderful patina. Beautiful material with dense texture, concentric growth rings, and wonderful play of black and a range of brown colors. Excellent object for scholar’s desk. Length 6 1/2 inches.
19th century Chinese porcelain figure of a mythical beast (a Foo dog or maybe a fanciful rendition of a Pekinese breed) sitting on a base and scratching its face with a hind paw. Peony flowers and butterflies in flight around the base. Unusual and very lifelike composition with perfectly captured posture, wonderful potting, excellent expressive face, beautiful green and brown glazes. Very nice warm patina, in great condition, compressed dust on the surface. Height 4 1/8 inches.
19th century Chinese scholar jadeite seal carved out of a natural boulder and resembling a hill with vegetation. First catalogue photo includes the image of the printing surface flipped left to right to show what the imprint of the seal will look like. Wonderful austere piece appropriate for a scholar’s table, high polish finish to the stone. The bottom is carved with six sunken characters, red seal paste in the grooves. Light green natural jadeite with light russet areas...
Rather unusual late Qing Dynasty (1890s to 1911) Chinese seal carved out of a natural red agate boulder. First catalogue photo includes the image of the printing surface flipped left to right to show what the imprint of the seal will look like. Beautiful surface, four crisply carved raised characters on the bottom, wonderful patina, traces of red seal paste in the grooves. Great scholar’s object. Length 1 1/4 inches.
Late Qing Dynasty (1890s to 1911) small Chinese scholar jadeite seal. First catalogue photo includes the image of the printing surface flipped left to right to show what the imprint of the seal will look like. Wonderful austere piece appropriate for a scholar’s desk, natural off-white jadeite with beautiful apple green areas, pleasant matte finish to the stone...
Late Qing Dynasty (1890s to 1911) Chinese soapstone seal carved on the top with a crouching chimera with a single horn and bifurcated tail exhaling a cloud of vapor. First catalogue photo includes the image of the printing surface flipped left to right to show what the imprint of the seal will look like. Excellent carving, wonderful depiction of its face and powerful paws, beautiful patina. The bottom is carved with raised characters,, red seal paste in the grooves...