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similar to Chinese Small Soapstone Dragon Toggle

All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Chinese : Hardstones : Pre 1920 item #1351788
Charming tiny Chinese toggle of a dragon, carved of orange and pale yellow soapstone, recumbent dragon with his head turned to look over his shoulder, mouth carved open, traces of black pigment.

19th century

Size: 1 1/2" long
All Items : Antiques : Decorative Art : Metals : Silver : Asia Trade : Pre 1920 item #1482193 (stock #BX461)
Nelson & Nelson Antiques
$1,925.00
Listed Price $2,750.00
Chinese silver mug, ca 1910. Straight and upward tapering sides and c-scroll handle. A spare form enlivened with applied wraparound dragon chasing its tail. Marks include stamp for Wang Hing, a maker and retailer in Canton and Hong Kong. Very good condition.

Dimensions: H 5 x W 5 x D 3 1/4 in. Weight: 10.8 troy ounces. #BX461

All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Chinese : Sculpture : Pre 1920 item #1197433
Zentner Collection
$4,950.00
Listed Price $6,500.00
Beautifully carved soap stone figure of sage Fulushuo, he leans on an elaborately carved staff and hold the peach of longevity, on an intricately carved dark stone stand on which are carved a bat and a deer, also symbols of happiness and longevity, wonderful expression, stone of a lovely orange and green, Republic Period (circa 1910-1930). Total size: 20 3/4" high x 8" wide x 5 1/2" deep.
All Items : Antiques : Decorative Art : Metals : Silver : Asia Trade : Pre 1920 item #1491309 (stock #BY228)
Nelson & Nelson Antiques
$1,925.00
Listed Price $2,750.00
Pair of Chinese export silver vases, ca 1910. Each: Flat and round moon body on domed foot; animal-head handles mounted to shoulder. On front and back is chased dragon—a horned and taloned serpentine serpent on hand-hammered ground. Marked Wang Hing & Co., an early 20th-century retailer active in Canton and Hong Kong. Very good condition. Handwork visible on foot underside.

Dimensions: H 4 1/2 x W 3 1/2 x D 2 in. Total weight: 7.5 troy ounces. #BY228

All Items : Antiques : Decorative Art : Metals : Silver : Asia Trade : Pre 1900 item #1490685 (stock #BZ583)
Nelson & Nelson Antiques
$665.00
Listed Price $950.00
Pair of Chinese export silver mustard pots, ca 1890. Each: Cylindrical with fixed and entwined ratan-style handle; cover chained with inset and engraved diaper top. Applied wraparound horned and taloned dragon. For piquant condiments. Marks include stamp for Tien Shing, who was active in Hong Kong in the third-quarter of the 19th century. Very good condition. One pot has a detachable clear glass liner.

Dimensions: H 3 1/2 x D 1 in. Total weight (silver only): 2.3 troy ounces. #BZ583

All Items : Antiques : Decorative Art : Metals : Silver : Asia Trade : Pre 1900 item #1469500 (stock #BX463)
Nelson & Nelson Antiques
$3,500.00
Listed Price $5,000.00
Chinese export silver mug, ca 1860. Straight and upward tapering sides with applied pictorial frieze on engraved and stippled ground: Scenes of social life with contemplative sages and chaste maidens amongst palm trees and pagodas. Pastoral exoticism enlivened with scaly, slithering dragon handle, ferocious head peaking above the rim. Armorial cartouche (vacant). Marked “HCH”. Very good condition.

Overall dimensions: H 5 1/2 x W 5 x D 3 in. Weight: 9.6 troy ounces. #BX463

All Items : Antiques : Decorative Art : Metals : Silver : Asia Trade : Pre 1900 item #1470323 (stock #BX464)
Nelson & Nelson Antiques
$5,600.00
Listed Price $8,000.00
Chinese silver mug, ca 1865. Straight and upward tapering sides with dense low-relief frieze: Spearmen and swordsmen on foot and horse thrust and lunge and, in some cases, fall in battle. Applied armorial shield with engraved presentation dated “May 4th 1865”. S-scroll handle in form of scaly dragon with horned head peering over rim. Marked. Very good condition with deep patina.

Overall dimensions: H 5 1/4 x W 5 1/4 x D 3 1/4 in. Weight: 10.8 troy ounces. #BX464

All Items : Antiques : Decorative Art : Metals : Silver : Asia Trade : Pre 1900 item #1491884 (stock #BZ590)
Nelson & Nelson Antiques
$4,550.00
Listed Price $6,500.00
Chinese export silver mug, ca 1880. Straight and upward tapering sides with allover low-relief battle frieze depicting soldiers—spearmen, lancers, and swordsmen—with a few hapless members of the flag corps wandering into the thick of things. In background (that is, at top) peacetime is represented by houses and trees. On front applied heraldic shield (vacant). Cast dragon handle—a horned scaly, serpentine serpent gripping the side with talons. Gilt-washed interior. Marked. Very good condit...
All Items : Antiques : Decorative Art : Metals : Silver : Sterling : Pre 1900 item #1395405 (stock #BS176)
Nelson & Nelson Antiques
$26,000.00
Listed Price $40,000.00
Rare mixed metal pitcher with lots of bugs. Made by Tiffany & Co. in New York, ca 1880. Globular with drum-form neck, small lip spout, and c-scroll handle. Modish insects—dragon fly, grasshopper, and butterfly—creep and dart among fluid and interlaced grass stalks applied to hand-hammered sterling silver ground heightened with floral engraving and copper inlay. A superb integration of Japonesque and Craftsman. Interlaced script monogram engraved to underside. Fully marked including pattern n...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Pre 1700 item #1451776 (stock #TRC230909)
Kyoto Ceramics and Fine Art
$2,025.00
Listed Price $2,250.00
Seto is a pottery tradition established in the 12th century with the aim of reproducing fine Chinese porcelain and tenmoku-style tea bowls—which were hard to come by in Japan at the time. Later, during the Muromachi period, Seto potters established kilns in Mino thus starting the period known as ko-Seto, or “old Seto.” These pieces were distinctive as they were produced in small batches and with great care. Later in Edo, the large-kiln style of production or “ogama” was introduced ushe...
All Items : Vintage Arts : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Porcelain : Pre 1950 item #1445795 (stock #TRC230502)
Kyoto Ceramics and Fine Art
$405.00
Listed Price $450.00
An often overlooked implement in tea ceremony, here we have the humble kogo (incense box) with an image of a sleek and flowing dragon. Commonly thought to represent strength, freedom, good luck, and magic, dragons are a popular theme in the artwork across Eastern cultures. Interesting to note, the dragon here is portrayed in the Korean style with four claws, with dragons in China typically having five claws and dragons in Japan typically having three. Fashioned by one of the few great female Jap...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Korean : Ceramics : Pre 1492 item #1479251 (stock #TRC230609)
Kyoto Ceramics and Fine Art
$13,500.00
Listed Price $15,000.00


Several years ago we were invited by our very talented kintsugi craftsman to what is known as a “kura-ake” or storehouse opening. Many reading this may be familiar with the traditional storehouses in Japan (kura) with their thick plaster walls used to store valuable items—sometimes for hundreds of years—safe from humid air, insects, and the like. On occession, after the passing of a parent or relative, these storehouses are opened up and the art pieces and valuables inside ar...
All Items : Vintage Arts : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Woodblock Prints : Pre 1930 item #1492345 (stock #Shotei156157)
Era Woodblock Prints
$8,100.00
Listed Price $9,000.00
Takahashi Shotei (Hiroaki)
Two Paintings of "Tama" Cats - Black and Beige
Date: Not known. There was a June 1924 Tama cat woodblock print (see our Shotei061) in which the white cat is in the reverse orientation.
Size (Black Cat): Paper: 15.5 x 11.375 inches (38.9 x 28.9 cm). Image: 13 x 9.25 inches (32.8 x 23.4 cm).
Size (Beige Cat): Paper size: 15.25 x 11.375 inches (38.8 x 28.8 cm). Image: 13 x 9.25 inches (33.1 cm X 23.5 cm).
Medium: Japanese paintings on paper. The ...
All Items : Vintage Arts : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Woodblock Prints : Pre 1940 item #1492276 (stock #Unidentif209)
Era Woodblock Prints
$225.00
Listed Price $250.00
Enryakuji Temple, Hiyeizan (Hieizan), Kyoto.
Artist not identified.
Dated August 21st, 1937.
Size: 7.5 x 5375 inches (19 x 13.6 cm).
Medium: Japanese woodblock print as the cover of a dinner menu of the Nippon Yusen Line passenger ship, Chichibu Maru.
Publisher: Likely Nippon Mokuhan Co. Tokio (Japan Woodblock Co. Tokyo), who produced another of our ship menu woodblock prints.
Medium: Japanese woodblock print made from a carved wood block. Mechanization was added to...
All Items : Fine Art : Prints : Woodcuts : Pre 1980 item #1492259 (stock #Field001)
Era Woodblock Prints
$900.00
Listed Price $1,000.00
Sabra Field (American, born 1935)
Going Home
Date: ca 1980 (as noted on separate board)
Paper size: 13 x 8.5 inches.
Image size: 9.5 x 5 inches.
Medium: Woodcut print.
Condition: Light scuff on mountain.
All Items : Antiques : Decorative Art : Metals : Silver : Asia Trade : Pre 1910 item #1492209 (stock #BZ691)
Nelson & Nelson Antiques
$7,150.00
Listed Price $11,000.00
Japanese silver centerpiece bowl, ca 1900. Round and curved. Flat mouth rim with long and low scallops. Raised and spread foot. Applied iris flowers with loose and crisscrossing tendrils and stems in eddying water. Foot has cutout flower heads and engraved wraparound tendrils. Gorgeous period motif on spot-hammered ground. Double-walled. Meiji-era Art Nouveau centerpiece for the cosmopolitan West. Marked. Very good condition.

Dimensions: H 8 3/4 x D 12 3/4 in. Weight: 78 troy ounces. #BZ691 ...

All Items : Vintage Arts : Decorative Art : Metals : Silver : Sterling : Pre 1970 item #1492208 (stock #BZ570)
Nelson & Nelson Antiques
$2,275.00
Listed Price $3,250.00
American Midcentury Modern sterling silver picture frame. Retailed by Cartier in New York. Rectangular window in wide and flat surround. With glass, paper lining, and wood laminate back for portrait (vertical) or landscape (horizontal) display. Liner has retailer’s stamp. Frame fully marked including retailer’s stamp, no. 53, and phrase “Hand Made”. Very good condition.

Dimensions: Frame: H 12 x W 10 in. Window: H 10 x W 8 in. #BZ570

All Items : Antiques : Decorative Art : Metals : Silver : Sterling : Pre 1930 item #1492206 (stock #BZ678)
Nelson & Nelson Antiques
$1,575.00
Listed Price $2,250.00
Edwardian sterling silver figural bowl. Made by Gorham in Providence, ca 1920. A swan with downy plumed wings and finely-feather scaly neck. Closed bill and direct stare. Hollow gilt-washed body for holding treats. A stately solo bird to grace your next dinner party. Fully marked including maker’s stamp and no. 33. Very good condition.

Dimensions: H 6 1/2 x L 8 1/4 x W 4 1/2 in. Weight: 8.6 troy ounces. #BZ678

All Items : Antiques : Decorative Art : Metals : Silver : Sterling : Pre 1910 item #1492203 (stock #BZ517)
Nelson & Nelson Antiques
$626.50
Listed Price $895.00
Edwardian Regency sterling silver box. Made by Tiffany & Co. in New York, ca 1909. Oval with straight sides. Cover hinged and tabbed; top overhanging with chased patera; center (vacant) has bead-and-reel border, radiating flutes, and stylized flowerheads. Interior has traces of gilt wash. Fully marked including maker’s stamp, pattern no. 17518 (first produced in 1909), and director’s letter m. Very good condition.

Dimensions: H 1 3/4 x W 5 1/4 x D 3 3/8 in. Weight: 5.8 troy ounces. #BZ517...