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All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Enamel : Pre 1920 item #1383597 (stock #A-2023)
Bear and Raven Antiques
$350.00
A colorful, exacting, and interestingly-shaped Japanese vase with a custom wood stand.

A heavy bronze metal base has been covered in glass enamels in many deep wonderful colors, including deep cobalt blue, vivid green, golden yellow, limpid water blue, and even white suffused with deep blue. The designs are of birds and shi shi lions playing with their ribbons. The base has a wonderful dark cobalt blue enamel which is matches the interior of the vase.

The Japanese were pa...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Chinese : Pre 1900 item #1380355 (stock #A-2035)
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$475.00
The case has an elaborate diamond pattern in multiple colors. This set was definitely used and was not for export or tourism.

An elaborate case that is covered with inlaid bone and green cloth or paper on a darker background, and covered with a shiny lacquer. This is an outer covering for a wooden insert which has holes for the utensils. There is a brass top lid and brass base with loops for an embroidered silk strap. The utensils comprise two sets of bone chop sticks with brass fini...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Chinese : Wood : Pre 1920 item #1382279 (stock #A-2080)
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$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 : Metalwork : Pre 1900 item #1383770 (stock #A-2105)
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$490.00
An intricate, elaborate, thin metal lantern with a pierced design of lotus and chrysanthemum in scrollwork. A stunning example of Chinese metalwork art.

A thin metal with a black patina has been stamped and formed into a ball. Two panels depicting lotuses alternate with those of chrysanthemums. One of the panels opens to access the interior of the ball. This door has a hook. The panels are surrounded by peony scrollwork. At the top there is a horseshoe shaped hook for hanging. There...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Chinese : Enamel : Pre 1900 item #1383977 (stock #A-2122)
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$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)
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$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 : Folk Art : Pre 1900 item #1386912 (stock #A-2210)
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$575.00
An antique bamboo and Yixing opium pipe that is a hand crafted piece of folk art.

The pipe is made from a piece of bamboo and has a dark stained color. The bowl of the pipe is made from Yixing clay with a ribbed decorative edge. It has a metal mount which inserts to a black lacquered wood and brass metal mount on the end of the bamboo pipe. The metal mount has a decorative wood circle inset at the end. The mouthpiece of the pipe is a black lacquered wood.

A set of charac...
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 : Regional Art : Asian : Chinese : Wood : Pre 1900 item #1390024 (stock #A-2287)
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$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 car...
All Items : Antiques : Furnishings : Accessories : Boxes : Pre 1900 item #1390618 (stock #A-2296)
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$175.00
An intricate, colorful, and well-made card case with inlaid flowers and birds in mother of pearl from the early 19th century that was used in Victorian times for calling cards.

A rectangular box made of wood and covered in shell with inlay of mother of pearl with designs of flowers and birds. The case has a hinged lid that is released by means of a metal button on the side. A metal plaque on the lid top has the monogrammed initials R.W.C. The interior of the case is covered in a r...
All Items : Antiques : Decorative Art : Minerals : Shell : Pre 1900 item #1384045 (stock #A-543)
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$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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$500.00
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 : Metalwork : Pre 1900 item #1382758 (stock #A-684)
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$225.00
Cute endearing child’s belt hook. The dragon is very protective and good luck for the child.

The belt buckle is silver and polishes up very well. The shape is a hook shape with the head of the dragon being the top of the hook. The scales of the dragon’s body appear in the middle with a web at the base. The head of the dragon is fierce with sharp teeth, whiskers, bulging eyes and horns. The back has a knob to attach to the robe.

There is a Chinese character on the bac...
All Items : Antiques : Furnishings : Accessories : Pre 1900 item #1380353 (stock #A-708)
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$400.00
The laptop of its day. Rich hardwood colors and intricate inlay with mother of pearl.

Rectangular box with hinged top that opens on the top outward from a split. The top of the box has a line of mother of pearl edging it with circular mother of pearl rounds on the corners. On the larger door is an intricate design using mother of pearl. The shield keyhole is also inlaid with mother of pearl.

The underside of the larger door is covered in maroon velvet, which makes a nice ...
All Items : Antiques : Instruments and Implements : Sewing : Pre 1920 item #1384037 (stock #A-745)
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$210.00
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)
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$350.00
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...