Bear and Raven Antiques
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Chinese : Jewelry : Pre 1900 item #1384219 (stock #J-2118)
Bear and Raven Antiques
$350.00
An old antique Chinese silver ring with a repousse design of an immortal surrounded by lotus pods. The ring is adjustable and the silver has a nice shine. There are no marks or labels. The ring tests at .925 silver.

MEASUREMENTS
Adjustable from at least Size 4 ½ - 11 ½. ¾” (19 mm) tall.
Weighs .139 oz (3.95 g)

CONDITION
There are no breaks or cracks. The ring is bright and shiny.

A shining old antique Chinese ring that looks rich and has a...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Chinese : Metalwork : Pre 1900 item #1384972 (stock #A-2140)
Bear and Raven Antiques
$350.00
An intricately tooled design on a heavy round copper box with matching cover that has been decorated with fan shaped enameled landscape panels. I love the foo lion finial and floral enamel panels on the lid. There are very subtle Daoist symbols in the intricate tooled body.

The box has been tooled with an intricate fine pattern of cloud or smoke decorations interspersed with Daoist symbols. Intricate paintings of landscape scenes have been enameled on fan-shaped panels on opposite s...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Chinese : Porcelain : Pre 1900 item #1386362 (stock #Por-2188)
Bear and Raven Antiques
$350.00
Three colorful, fierce foo lions frolic in clouds around the sides of the bowl.

A small round bowl with a flat unglazed foot has been decorated in polychrome enamels. The design is of three foo lions in clouds playing with ribbons. There is a good luck peach in the central well. It is very colorful with yellow, red, blue and green enamels. The bowl is thinly potted and you can see the translucence when held to a light.

There is a square mark in the base center in iron re...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Chinese : Porcelain : Pre 1920 item #1388228 (stock #Por-2240)
Bear and Raven Antiques
$350.00
A porcelain tea caddy with a design of flowers in pastel colors on a yellow ground with an apocryphal Qianlong reign mark.

The lozenge-shaped porcelain body has a raised neck and four raised feet. It has been decorated with a yellow enamel background and a myriad of colorful lotuses, roses, mums, and prunus blossoms on the four sides and top. The bottoms of the feet are not glazed but the base is glazed. The caddy has a dark wood lid that fits over the mouth. The mouth and interior a...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Chinese : Lacquer : Pre 1920 item #1397947 (stock #A-2380)
Bear and Raven Antiques
$350.00
A large colorful eight-sided red lacquer box with auspicious symbols. There is the toad, ruyi scepter, pomegranate, the musical stone, peony and shou character.

The box with matching lid is from either wood or fiber box, and coated in a gesso and then covered in blue, red, rose, black, and a dull gold lacquer. The lid is decorated with a large shou symbol surrounded by a ring of a cloud pattern. The lid edge is decorated with auspicious symbols such as pomegranate, toad, ruyi scepter...
All Items : Antiques : Furnishings : Furniture : Pre 1900 item #1400352 (stock #FL-2400)
Bear and Raven Antiques
$350.00
The foliated finely carved arched crest above an openwork back with arches and quatrefoil motifs flanked by turned stiles, over a padded seat, raised on turned legs ending in rounded feet. The chair has an old needlepoint cushion with a floral motif.

The chair is quite heavy (and solid), and the places where it’s worn show a dark reddish brown wood that is consistent with mahogany wood.

MEASUREMENTS
Approximately 38 ½” tall x 17 ½” wide x 17 ½” deep. ...
All Items : Antiques : Decorative Art : Ceramics : Pre 1900 item #1394036 (stock #Por-2338)
Bear and Raven Antiques
$340.00
Finely painted, translucent, heavy porcelain teapot with intricate designs of garlands and flowers with glittering gold accents.

A heavy cylinder porcelain with attached c scroll handle and upright slightly arched spout. The porcelain is very translucent and the body glaze is a nice bright white. The glaze is thick and very soft feeling. The shallow foot is unglazed while the base is glazed. Over glaze enamels have been painted with ribbon garland and flower designs. The teapot l...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Chinese : Porcelain : Pre 1900 item #1381845 (stock #Por-1836)
Bear and Raven Antiques
$335.00
Hand potted and painted Chinese porcelain bowl with broad rim and a dark cobalt archaistic stylized decoration. The bowl may have been used as a joss stick holder or censer because the interior is unglazed.

The heavy round porcelain bowl is decorated with alternating cobalt blue bands. The main band in the middle looks like a stylized archaic pattern. The cobalt used is a nice dark smoky blue. The white glaze has a blue cast with a nice worn smooth feel and looks shiny.

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All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Chinese : Porcelain : Pre 1800 item #1397699 (stock #Por-2145)
Bear and Raven Antiques
$330.00
Finely painted blue and white porcelain plate for the Vietnamese market with an elegant and uncluttered design.

A small medium weight, shallow rimmed plate painted in underglaze cobalt with a very finely painted design of willow, boat, mountain, house and with birds flying near the sun. There is a poem in very neat calligraphy above the scene.

The base is glazed and you can see the potter’s wheel marks under the glaze. The glaze is thick, smooth, blueish white and look...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Chinese : Metalwork : Pre 1900 item #1381374 (stock #A-1452)
Bear and Raven Antiques
$325.00
Intricate stamped brass color design on a darker background that have Chinese characters relating to writing. One side has designs of birds with branches. One panel having a cartouche with calligraphy.

A medium thickness metal sheath over plaster interior to be used to weigh down scrolls or calligraphy paper. The metal is probably copper with a brass or bronze patina. You can see the copper showing through on the sides with the bird designs. The birds are in different poses. One sit...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Chinese : Glass : Pre 1920 item #1381529 (stock #G-1266)
Bear and Raven Antiques
$325.00
Classic shaped bowl with raised foot in an even colored soft coral pink glass. A luminescent work of art that begs to be held.

An even colored translucent glass with a nice classic Chinese bowl shape. The bowl is perfectly shaped. There is an everted rim that slopes inward to a deep well. The glass has a nice smooth, cool polished feel. The foot also has a nice polished feel.

There are no marks or labels.

MEASUREMENTS
5 9/16” (14.1 cm) diameter x 2 1/8...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Chinese : Porcelain : Pre 1900 item #1381644 (stock #Por-1470)
Bear and Raven Antiques
$325.00
Delicate, colorful, well painted and potted saucer with a food peddler, two women of the house and a child.

Thinly potted porcelain saucer with a high cavetto and central medallion, shallow cut unglazed foot ring and glazed base. The edge is painted with flowers and butterflies. The central medallion shows a bucolic lake and mountain view. There is a house with ladies purchasing foodstuffs from a peddler with a pole that he is using to carry steam tiered baskets. A child looks on an...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Chinese : Porcelain : Pre 1900 item #1381840 (stock #Por-1538)
Bear and Raven Antiques
$325.00
Delicate, colorful, hand potted, and hand painted Chinese porcelain teapot that fits nicely in its own basket. The teapot’s painted design is of two ladies reading in a garden. A very serene and beautiful painting.

A round cylindrical porcelain vessel with flanged mouth which fits a round lid. The lid has a hole for steam to escape and a grooved handle. There is a flat round unglazed base with the fine rings of the potter’s wheel showing. There are two raised porcelain loops for...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Chinese : Porcelain : Pre 1900 item #1381846 (stock #Por-2059)
Bear and Raven Antiques
$325.00
A hand painted porcelain vase with delicate flowers and floral swags that has that British cottage garden feel.

The heavy lobbed porcelain vase is extensively painted with scrolls at the mouth, bands at the neck and shoulder, a fleur de lis at the foot, floral swags at the shoulder, and flower blossoms just about everywhere else. The base glaze is a bumpy orange peel white glaze.

The vase was molded and you can see molded ridges at the mouth, shoulder and above the foot. ...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Chinese : Metalwork : Pre 1900 item #1381942 (stock #V-1472)
Bear and Raven Antiques
$325.00
Well cast, professionally molded, shiny, glittering figure of the Chinese rat zodiac animal that will amuse and guard you.

A two tone cast figure of a zodiac rat that is. The silver-colored base metal has been overlaid with a gold metal coating for the head, hands and feet. The silver non-magnetic metal hasn’t tarnished but is quite silver, making me believe it a nickel alloy like paktong. The gold color hasn’t tarnished either. The rat head is accurately molded with beady eyes,...
All Items : Vintage Arts : Regional Art : Asian : Chinese : Wood : Pre 1980 item #1382272 (stock #V-1768)
Bear and Raven Antiques
$325.00
Eight rich and refined looking Chinese hardwood stands with fine details that look like miniature furniture. They will make your art look important and substantial.

Five delicate hardwood stands with a reddish finish that have aprons of delicate fret work. Two are identical with the same color and added fret work. These two can be viewed from any side. The other three have a front and back and nest (the smallest nests into the medium one and the medium into the largest one). The lot...
All Items : Antiques : Decorative Art : Ceramics : Chinese Export : Pre 1800 item #1382275 (stock #Por-2082)
Bear and Raven Antiques
$325.00
A hand potted Chinese porcelain export plate for the west with delicate hand painted designs. Though the plate was for the western market, the Chinese still incorporated Chinese design sense and artifacts.

The central well has three floral small paintings. The cavetto is painted with landscape scenes of rocks and old twisted tree trunks. The mouth and cavetto edge have gold bands. There is a shallow foot ring that is unglazed. The base is glazed. There is no decoration on the undersi...
All Items : Vintage Arts : Furnishings : Accessories : Pre 1930 item #1390124 (stock #VBE-2288)
Bear and Raven Antiques
$325.00
Glittering gold bookends with a Madame Butterfly theme and done in the Art Deco style from the famous Pompeian Bronze Works. The detailing is lovely and they are cast with a deep relief.

A matched pair of very heavy bronze bookends that have been enameled with white to depict the sky. The design is of a lonely Asian beauty playing a flute while a tall mast ship sails away. The crescent moon is high in the sky as she plays her flute. The bronze has been finished with an almost gold...