Bear and Raven Antiques
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Chinese : Metalwork : Pre 1900 item #1384223 (stock #A-1003)
Bear and Raven Antiques
$300.00
Colorful and nicely decorated metal tea caddy with an interesting shape. It is both utilitarian and highly decorative. This tea caddy intended for the Chinese market rather than export. Heavy metal alloy tea caddy with a lobed body and high neck.

The lid, which covers the entire length of the neck, fits securely. The outside of the caddy has a gold colored patina with a nice slick, smooth feel. The characters have been painted in a lighter and darker color on the lid top and main bod...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Chinese : Lacquer : Pre 1900 item #1381364 (stock #A-1057)
Bear and Raven Antiques
$425.00
Exactingly painted chocolate colored lacquer tea caddy. The painting is so tiny and so extensive.

The lightweight eight sided wood box has been coated in a chocolate colored lacquer and decorated with fine gilt paintings. The paintings are so perfect. The domed top has a panel of pheasants in a garden with flowers and insects. There are panels of birds in plants framed by a foliate border on all sides except for the base which is blank. The contrast of the gold on chocolate is a goo...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Chinese : Metalwork : Pre 1900 item #1384211 (stock #A-1082)
Bear and Raven Antiques
$375.00
Well-detailed deeply cast shrine figure of Guan Yin. The ornate Guan Yin rests on a lotus blossom with a shield background.

A very heavy bronze casting has a rich patina where the gold of the bronze shines through where it has been worn. The casting is deep and exact. There is a crispness to the edges and the detail is very complex and elaborate. The back has a channel from the manufacturer and is plain. The flat base, which has tool marks, is elaborate with facets and indentations. ...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Chinese : Wood : Pre 1900 item #1381365 (stock #A-1177)
Bear and Raven Antiques
$325.00
Chinese detailed, inventive, well carved bamboo root that became a teapot.

An old, unusual and imaginative decorative teapot carved from a single bamboo root and uses the shoots of the root as handles and a spout.
The body has nice deep carvings on of bamboo leaves and an etched line border around the teapot lid hole. The handles and spout have carved segment lines that simulate bamboo segments. The base has a shallow foot ring. The piece is heavy and has a nice dark smooth fin...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Chinese : Wood : Pre 1900 item #1381366 (stock #A-1197)
Bear and Raven Antiques
$400.00
Ferocious well carved gold and red Chinese temple guardian to protect you from demon spirits.

Wooden carved figure with red and gold lacquer. The wood is fine grained and heavy, and the carving has good depth and realism. The clothing and headdress give the figure the look of the Ming dynasty.

There are no marks or labels.

MEASUREMENTS
8 ¼” (21.0 cm) tall x 4 ½” (11.4 cm) wide x 2 ½” (6.4 cm) deep. Weighs 10.2 oz (290 g)

CONDITIO...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Chinese : Lacquer : Pre 1900 item #1381369 (stock #A-1217)
Bear and Raven Antiques
$490.00
Intricate and profusely carved red lacquer vase. The color of red is deep and has a nice luster with an aged quality.

The vase has a base of brass metal covered in a coating of a possible paper fiber. This coating is then covered with red lacquer. The lacquer is built up to a certain depth and then carved. The inner vase is covered in a black lacquer as is the indented base. The mouth has a quatrefoil shape. The lip edge is the brass metal. The mouth tapers to a rounded shoulder and a...
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 : Metalwork : Pre 1900 item #1384220 (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 pose...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Chinese : Lacquer : Pre 1900 item #1381368 (stock #A-1459)
Bear and Raven Antiques
$475.00
Deeply carved, nice dark red lacquer cinnabar vase that has elaborate scenes of mountains, gardens, trees and scholars. The carving is very minute and exact. The willow trees have such well carved leaves. The mouth, neck, lower body, and base are carved with repeating patterns of ruyi, lappets, peony scrolls, and key fret bands. The interior and base are covered in a black lacquer.

The vase is light weight with a metal rim. The lacquer is thick and has been carved very deeply. The b...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Chinese : Wood : Pre 1900 item #1381464 (stock #A-1536)
Bear and Raven Antiques
$375.00
Repurposed 19th century pale green nephrite floral plaque that has been inset into a rosewood lid that fits tightly on a rosewood box. The wood of the box has a nice reddish color which complements the pale green jade.

A pale green jade plaque is pale green carved with a design is of two flowers on a stem. The plaque has piercings that show the red box underneath. The carving of the jade has a nice hand polished soft look, which indicates some age.

The rectangular box w...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Chinese : Hardstones : Pre 1920 item #1381459 (stock #A-1541)
Bear and Raven Antiques
$450.00
A Chinese jade bi with a design of paired C-scrolls and lozenges that shows off nicely in its own rosewood stand. It will look great as a scholars object on your desk. When lit from behind, it has a warm luminescence.

Circular thinly cut jade disc with a central hole that represents the Chinese archaic representation of heaven. The jade is translucent with a coloring of pale green. When held to the light, you can see pale brown inclusions. The design is of four paired C-scrolls that...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Chinese : Hardstones : Pre 1900 item #1381456 (stock #A-1644)
Bear and Raven Antiques
$375.00
A piece of silver Chinese jewelry with jade ornament that has been hung in a hardwood frame that allows the jewelry to dangle and be displayed. It even has a white jade bead to act as an anchor at the top.

The silver pendant of a horse and rider appears to have been made from two sheets of silver, assembled and then the opening cut out. The silver is thin but it has polished up and could be polished even more. The jade plaque that hangs beneath the silver piece is a very pale green ...
All Items : Antiques : Decorative Art : Organics : Resin : Pre 1900 item #1380036 (stock #A-1661)
Bear and Raven Antiques
$600.00
A medium-sized red cinnabar lacquer box with two sages with a young attendant beneath a pine tree in a rural retreat. The carving is deep and the lacquer has a nice deep red color.

The box was made from many layers of red cinnabar lacquer applied over a cloth base. You can see the cloth base on the rim flange losses on the base box. The interior and base had an application of black lacquer. The lacquer was carved on the lid with a scholar scene. The sides were carved with a diamond di...

All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Chinese : Lacquer : Pre 1900 item #1380086 (stock #A-1799)
Bear and Raven Antiques
$650.00
Intricately carved bright red lacquer box of an old sage sitting under a willow tree with an attendant in a rural retreat.

A thin light colored and light weight wood frame has been coated with many, many layers of a nice even red cinnabar lacquer. Black lacquer has been applied to the interior and base. The lid top has a deeply carved design of a rural retreat with hills, forests, a sage, a willow tree, and an attendant. The box lid has a key fret border. The box sides are carved wit...

All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Chinese : Glass : Pre 1900 item #1380088 (stock #A-1800)
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$765.00

Delightful, small, colorful well carved glass snuff bottle that lets the yellow come through the aubergine glass. It feels good in the hand and could be carried easily.

Amphora shaped cased glass snuff bottle with a short narrow neck to a round mouth. A small carved agate bead makes the lid to the bottle. The spoon is missing to the lid. There is a nice weight to the glass and it has a well hollowed interior. The outer aubergine colored glass has been ground down to let the und...

All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Chinese : Wood : Pre 1900 item #1381458 (stock #A-1848)
Bear and Raven Antiques
$350.00
An ancient divination fortune telling tool that was made from bamboo. It has wonderful dark patina and hand painted Chinese characters. The bamboo slats have marks in black painted on them.

The hand carved bamboo cylinder has a dark finish and hand carved decorative rings at the top and just above the base. The carver faceted the cylinder. There are large Chinese characters in black painted on the sides. There are 23 fortune telling sticks varying in thickness that have been painted...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Chinese : Wood : Pre 1900 item #1381460 (stock #A-1849)
Bear and Raven Antiques
$400.00
An aged dark patina bamboo that has been hollowed and carved with a design of scholars in a garden. The carving is deep and angular.

A tall narrow piece of bamboo has been carved with a surface motif of three scholars in a garden with trees overhead. The carving is deep and angular. The bamboo has a dark patina with areas that are spotty and lighter in color, and the bamboo has a soft worn feel. The piece is heavy and the walls of the bamboo are fairly thick. The mouth has a carved ...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Chinese : Scholar Art : Pre 1900 item #1380089 (stock #A-1853)
Bear and Raven Antiques
$425.00
A nice large circular, well-carved bamboo brush pot with deep carvings including a nice deep carving of a large banana plant. The design is well balanced and well executed.

A large segment of bamboo has been hollowed out and carved on the outer surface with a design of two men in a garden with bananas or plantains. Mountains rise in the distant with a river in the foreground. The whole design is framed in a wavy border. The carving on the figures and objects is deep and well rounded. ...