Bear and Raven Antiques
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Chinese : Wood : Pre 1920 item #1382279 (stock #A-2080)
Bear and Raven Antiques
$625.00
A colorful, intricate and delicate table screen with an old pretty floral porcelain plaque and a very well carved rich red wood mount from the Republic era. The wood screen carving is so very well rounded and well balanced.
A thin rectangular porcelain plaque depicts a flowering rose bush or camellia using iron red, green, and blue over glaze enamels. Black has been used to outline and accent. The porcelain is old showing glaze imperfections such as small pimples and a black spot.

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All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Metalwork : Pre 1900 item #1384218 (stock #A-2089)
Bear and Raven Antiques
$350.00
A heavy ornate low bronze vessel used in Ikebana. The casting is crisp and ornate. A heavy low rectangular bronze vessel to be used in flower arranging or possibly bonsai.

The outer surface of the bronze is covered in a repeating geometric fret design. The mouth has a key fret band and a flat surface lip. One either end are cast handles shaped like roosters. There are three shield lappets in relief in a row along the exterior of both of the longer sides. The sides of the vessel slope...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Chinese : Enamel : Pre 1900 item #1383977 (stock #A-2122)
Bear and Raven Antiques
$675.00
A heavy, colorful brush wash with an archaic Ming style dragon cloisonné design that has been expertly worked onto this copper base.

A heavy copper metal base with glass enamels worked into brass wire cloisonné to depict an imperial dragon. The dragon has a large head with the snake like body swirling around the interior of the brush wash. The dragon has five claw feet, deer antlers, and carp whiskers at the mouth. The teeth are sharp giving the face a ferocious look. The dragon is...
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 : Pre 1900 item #1386731 (stock #A-2190)
Bear and Raven Antiques
$875.00
A thin elegantly shaped pipe with a nice piece of pale gray-green jade with green inclusions that has age and substance.

The thin bamboo pipe has a reddish color. The bowl is a molded hexagonal Yixing clay that has copper mounts. The bowl has had a clear glaze applied to it that give it shine. The bowl fits into a black lacquered wood mount with a brass band at the pipe end. The bowl has a piece of fabric tape around the end to make it snug in the pipe. The mount has been tooled on a...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Chinese : Hardstones : Pre 1910 item #1389276 (stock #A-2268)
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$775.00
Colorful, glittering, antique, Chinese belt buckle with white jade and red carnelian cabochons that have been set in gilt bronze.

A round white jade and two oval red carnelian stones have been set in a gilt bronze matrix. On the back are four raised loops for attachment. The buckle is hinged at the white jade cabochon. Someone has placed nylon rollers over the two outer loops. The mutton fat jade cabochon has just the slightest greyish green cast. The carnelian stones have a p...
All Items : Antiques : Decorative Art : Organics : Wood : Pre 1900 item #1395897 (stock #A-2287)
Bear and Raven Antiques
$425.00
Intricately carved Cantonese card case from the early 19th century that has been carved with scholars in the garden.

A minutely, exactingly carved sandalwood card case with removable lid that was used for calling cards. The lid fits tight. The interior flange and inner card case are all carved from the same piece of wood. The outer case has carving that is mirrored on both sides with scenes of scholars in a garden surrounded by pagodas and trees. Even the sides are intricately carved...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Chinese : Enamel : Pre 1900 item #1390957 (stock #A-2300)
Bear and Raven Antiques
$1,150.00
A matched pair of enameled copper wall pockets with a rose design that are colorful, old and intricate.

A thin copper metal has been covered in enamel and then painted. The design is of roses in flower and with rose hips. They have bat handles on the necks. They even have enameled stands as if they were standing vases. The backs are enameled in the base white enamel, as are the interiors. The vases have the added glitter of gilt trim.

MEASUREMENTS
7 ½” (19....
All Items : Popular Collectibles : Decorations : Holiday : Toys : Pre 1920 item #1391748 (stock #A-2309)
Bear and Raven Antiques
$450.00
A large Christmas decoration of a polar bear with realistic glass eyes and black nose.

A medium weight preformed body has been covered with a plush mohair. He has brown glass eyes and his face, mouth and claws have been molded and painted exceptionally realistically. He rests flat on his base. He has a little stubby tail at the rear.

There are no marks or labels indicating the manufacturer.

MEASUREMENTS
10 ¼” (26.0 cm) long x 6 ¼” (15.9 cm) tal...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Chinese : Enamel : Pre 1910 item #1395696 (stock #A-2378)
Bear and Raven Antiques
$675.00
Tiny intimate workmanship by expert artisans have made this pair of cloisonné ginger jars.

Cast brass has been coated in green enamels with fine brass wire cells to form extensive designs of hanging jewels on both the jars and lids. The designs are very detailed and expertly executed. The exposed brass on the mouth and foot is a nice golden color. The undersides of the lids and bases on the jars is covered in a turquoise enamel.

There is the remnant of an old export pa...
All Items : Antiques : Decorative Art : Minerals : Shell : Pre 1900 item #1384045 (stock #A-543)
Bear and Raven Antiques
$300.00
Rare exquisite work of art from the Belle Epoch era.

Hinged lidded flat box made from molded from exquisitely shaded tortoise shells (from non-endangered species). The central rectangular panels are darker and the edges a lighter redder color. The central panels are incised and inset with mother of pearl in a branch leaf and flower design. The lid has a little brass button for opening and closing. There is also midway a small brass nail. On the lid top is a rectangular silver metal i...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Chinese : Hardstones : Pre 1900 item #1381525 (stock #A-581)
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$375.00
Soft smooth great carving of Chinese Daoist God Shoulao, the God of longevity.

Soapstone color is tan with dark brown and reddish spotting. The carving is very good. The beard, the clothing folds, the hair on the fly whisk have deep good line quality. A fine small sculptural work of art.

It has a nice feel of age. The stone is no longer soapy in feeling. With age, soapstone takes on a smooth, hard stone feel.

There is a scratched XI underneath on the base.
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Chinese : Hardstones : Pre 1900 item #1395106 (stock #A-737)
Bear and Raven Antiques
$300.00
Fun dynamic and very well executed carving of an immortal surprised by a rat in his bag.

The figure has well carved robe folds, facial features, bag and even the rat’s face. The immortal’s arms are lifted in surprise and his face has a surprised look. There is so much life to this statue.

The yellow-colored soapstone has the soft smooth feel of marble. It has oxidized over time and no longer feels soapy. The veining and mottling in the stone gives it a very rich chara...
All Items : Antiques : Instruments and Implements : Sewing : Pre 1920 item #1384037 (stock #A-745)
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$190.00
Shiny six-sided needle case that was not only useful but also beautiful. The Chinese made the ordinary and mundane a work of art.

Six-sided outer case with alternating panels of a bat and a flower framed by Chinese characters above and below the decorations. This outer case rests over a six-sided tin inner case that would hold the needles. A chain attaches to the inner case and passes through a hole in top of the outer case. Near the top of the chain is a small fan-shaped bell. At th...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Chinese : Wood : Pre 1900 item #1381524 (stock #A-802)
Bear and Raven Antiques
$300.00
Intricate finely carved hardwood figure of the Chinese immortal Shou lao. The figure is old. It has a nice worn smooth feeling to the wood. Just like metal, the wood has taken on a patina.

The carving of Shou lao, is very fine. You can see it in the hairs on the head and beard. Each strand is a fine parallel line. The robe has the feel of fabric as it drapes and shows movement. The figure is holding a thinly carved scroll, which is cut away from the body. This fine carving continues...
All Items : Antiques : Furnishings : Architectural : Pre 1900 item #1395108 (stock #A-847)
Bear and Raven Antiques
$390.00
Lovely, large old Chinese wood carving with a warrior, lady and an emperor.

Large single piece of a very heavy, dense hardwood. The carvings on the wood are large and bold. The detailing is large and deep. The figures are well carved with clothing folds, headdresses, sword, fan, and facial features. The carvings also have rocks and free formed clouds. There is a dark lacquer or paint coating the carving. The wood underneath has an almost reddish color. Wood rings are visible on ...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Chinese : Wood : Pre 1900 item #1380363 (stock #A-874)
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$450.00
A classic Chinese handmade work of art that is masterfully carved and painted with a lustrous deep gold lacquer and red paint.

The wood is light and well carved with a design of an immortal riding a Chi lin. The carving is very intricate and details with the fine lines of hair, scales, facial features and robe. The base and undersides are a red color as is the hat on the immortals head. The rest of the carving has a thick, shiny and well painted gold lacquer. There is good control wit...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Chinese : Glass : Pre 1900 item #1381527 (stock #G-1104)
Bear and Raven Antiques
$400.00
This Peking glass bowl is a rare deep emerald green.

A heavy thick translucent green glass bowl. The bowl has a flat undulating rim to correspond with the seven lobed shape. The bowl’s foot is raised. The edge has a ground smooth edge. The bowl was blown into a mold but there are no mold marks. A number of bubbles and dimples are visible in the glass. The glass shines and glows; it looks like it was carved from an emerald.

There is an etched CHINA on the base. There ...