The Bodhisattva Collection
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Chinese : Hardstones : Pre 1920 item #1189052
The Bodhisattva Collection
$3,500.00
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All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Chinese : Furniture : Pre 1920 item #976035
The Bodhisattva Collection
$995.00
From our Chinese Monochrome Collection, a fine and large lacquered carved wood stand, late 19th - early 20th century, elegantly constructed with four chilong / serpentine legs and carved with floral motifs.

Size and Condition: 30 inches tall, 22 inches across the widest span of the legs, 15 inches in diameter for the circular top...

All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Chinese : Ivory : Pre 1920 item #937702
The Bodhisattva Collection
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All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Chinese : Textiles : Pre 1920 item #1164240
The Bodhisattva Collection
$2,995.00
From our Chinese Polychrome Collection, a very fine Peking carpet, North China circa 1890-1920. This particular example features a large open golden orange field, which varies wonderfully in intensity of color throughout the pile. It's sparsely but elegantly decorated in restrained Chinese taste, using only leafy vines set against the open field, and bordered with a rich and still quite vibrant inky blue / navy blue outer border...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Chinese : Ivory : Pre 1920 item #1124292
The Bodhisattva Collection
(Please see important announcement below)
DUE TO RECENTLY ANNOUNCED CHANGES, AND FURTHER PROPOSED CHANGES THAT HAVE NOT YET BEEN FULLY IMPLEMENTED OR PROMULGATED BY THE US GOVERNMENT, IT IS NOT CLEAR TO US AND MOST ANTIQUE IVORY DEALERS, EXACTLY WHERE (WHAT JURISDICTIONS), TO WHOM, UNDER WHAT CIRCUMSTANCES, AND WHAT TYPE OF NEW PERMITS MIGHT BE REQUIRED FOR US TO CONTINUE MARKETING ANY OF OUR ANTIQUE IVORY PIECES FOR SALE...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Chinese : Sculpture : Pre 1920 item #1182851
The Bodhisattva Collection
$3,500.00
From our Chinese Monochrome Collection, a fine carved jade image of Guanyin, late 19th- early 20th century, depicting the deity with a wonderful serene expression in a variation of Royal Ease mudra while sitting upon a rockwork base, and cradling a ruyi sceptre in her right arm. The jade is of pale olive tone with russet colored highlights and is rather substantial in heft, weighing almost 1.4 pounds.

Size and Condition: 5 inches tall, 4 1/4 inches wide, 1 1/2 inches thick...

All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Chinese : Textiles : Pre 1920 item #1163148
The Bodhisattva Collection
$2,995.00
From our Chinese Polychrome Collection, a very fine Peking carpet, North China circa 1900-1920. This fine example features a mustard yellow main field decorated with floral sprays, flying birds, flower vases and Buddhist emblems, all well-executed in varying shades of blue, purple, light green, gray and beige...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Chinese : Porcelain : Pre 1910 item #937431
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From our Chinese Polychrome Collection, a high quality Rose Medallion plate, 19th century either Tongzhi Period (1862-1874) or Guangxu Period (1875-1908). Executed in the typical palette of pinks, blues, greens, yellows, whites and gilt with four individual cartouches: Two contain various figures usually representing scenes from either The Romance of the Western Chamber or The Dream of Red Mansions, the other two contain birds and foliage...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Chinese : Porcelain : Pre 1910 item #936910
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$650.00
From our Chinese Blue and White Collection, a good ginger jar with "double shu" design bestowing "double happiness," late 19th century, either Tongzhi (1862-1874) or Guangxu Period (1875-1908).

Jars such as this current example were often given as gifts containing foodstuffs with the lids glued shut. As a result, many lids were broken upon opening and subsequently lost to history, which is why so many are seen without their original lids...

All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Chinese : Porcelain : Pre 1910 item #937434
The Bodhisattva Collection
$250.00
From our Chinese Polychrome Collection, a high quality Rose Medallion plate, 19th century either Tongzhi Period (1862-1874) or Guangxu Period (1875-1908). Executed in the typical palette of pinks, blues, greens, yellows, whites and gilt with four individual cartouches: Two contain various figures usually representing scenes from either The Romance of the Western Chamber or The Dream of Red Mansions, the other two contain birds and foliage...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Chinese : Porcelain : Pre 1910 item #937451
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From our Chinese Blue and White Collection, a very high quality 19th century ginger jar done in the "1000 Antiques" design against a "cracked ice" ground, either Tongzhi (1862-1874) or Guangxu Period (1875-1908). One could be forgiven for thinking this piece is Kangxi (1662-1722) given the high quality of the paste, the high quality of the underglaze cobalt blue, and the proficiency of the painting. Indeed, if Kangxi, it should be two-three times our price...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Chinese : Porcelain : Pre 1910 item #936592
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From our Chinese Polychrome Collection, a very fine and large pair of Rose Medallion vases, mid-late 19th century, most likely late Daoguang to Tongzhi Period circa 1845-1874, certainly no later than Guangxu Period (1875-1908), executed in the typical palette of pinks, blues, greens, yellows, whites, and gilt, depicting four well-painted panels of figures alternating top to bottom with four other well-painted panels of birds, butterflies, and foliage, separated by a band of foliage with four car...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Chinese : Porcelain : Pre 1910 item #937437
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From our Chinese Polychrome Collection, a high quality Rose Medallion plate, 19th century either Tongzhi Period (1862-1874) or Guangxu Period (1875-1908). Executed in the typical palette of pinks, blues, greens, yellows, whites and gilt with four individual cartouches: Two contain various figures usually representing scenes from either The Romance of the Western Chamber or The Dream of Red Mansions, the other two contain birds and foliage...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Chinese : Porcelain : Pre 1910 item #937450
The Bodhisattva Collection
$1,495.00
From our Chinese Polychrome Collection, a very charming Rose Medallion tea ensemble for one, late 19th century, Guangxu Period (1875-1908), consisting of a teacup and saucer, an uncommon bell-shaped small teapot, and an attractive deep tray with canted corners, all executed in typical Rose Medallion palette of green, orange, rose pink, blue and gold...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Chinese : Paintings : Pre 1900 item #949789
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From our Chinese Polychrome Collection, a beautiful pair of pith paintings, circa 1840-1860, each representing a lady of high stature, possibly royalty, being attended to by her servant. One is reclining upon an opium bed with a large screen while her servant lights her pipe; the second sits upon a throne in a dragon embossed robe, also backed by a large and well-painted screen, and is being presented a ruyi scepter by her servant...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Chinese : Lacquer : Pre 1900 item #1123042
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From our Chinese Monochrome Collection, a very fine late 18th century / early 19th century carved cinnabar lacquer vase of compressed baluster form. The vase sits upon a splayed foot with a trumpet form neck containing reserves of floral springs atop a collar of wave motifs...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Chinese : Furniture : Pre 1900 item #993895
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From our Chinese Polychrome Collection, a stunning and large Chinese lacquered jumu cabinet, mid to late 19th century, featuring exquisitely painted birds and floral motifs on a rockwork base, executed in gilt and subtle polychromes that are contrasted against a rich red lacquer ground. The outer frame features medallions of split tail sea dragons, auspicious symbols, and textile motifs, while the sides feature depictions of stylized floral motifs...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Chinese : Lacquer : Pre 1900 item #1180047
The Bodhisattva Collection
$37,500.00
These are photos of the last two panels comprising this magnificent eight-panel gilt lacquer export screen. These are panels number seven and eight that would continue off to the right of the six panels already photographed. The full item description is reproduced below, and the twenty-four photos of the first six panels can be seen under items # 1178526 and 1178359.

From our Chinese Polychrome Collection, a magnificent eight-panel gilt lacquer export screen, 19th century, exquisitel...

All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Chinese : Lacquer : Pre 1900 item #965394
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From our Chinese Polychrome Collection, a very rare and seldom seen Peranakan Chai Hup or ceremonial vegetable box, 19th century, used for food offerings to Tiangong, the God of Heaven, during traditional Baba Weddings.

The terms "Peranakan" or "Baba Nyonya" or "Straits Chinese" are often used interchangeably to describe the descendants of Ming Dynasty Chinese immigrants who settled along the Malay Peninsula, which encompasses parts of Malaysia, Indonesia, and Singapore. But the ethnograp...

All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Chinese : Ivory : Pre 1900 item #965391
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From our Chinese Monochrome Collection, a large carved ivory elephant bridge, late 19th century, depicting a procession of eight individual elephants of graduating size, nicely carved from a single tusk. The elephants are well-rendered and the ivory has a good buttery patina somewhat better than the photos reflect.

Interestingly, the artist's decision to carve eight elephants here is no accident: Those familiar with Chinese mythologies and cultural superstitions will immediately recognize...

All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Chinese : Porcelain : Pre 1900 item #938364
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From our Chinese Polychrome Collection, a very fine Rose Medallion punch bowl, mid-late 19th century, most likely late Daoguang to Tongzhi Period circa 1845-1874, and certainly no later than Guangxu Period (1875-1908). Executed in the typical palette of pinks, blues, greens, yellows, whites, and gilt, depicting a large and well-painted panel of figures in the center well that seems to represent some scene of officialdom, along with three trapezoidal panels of figures on the bowl's interior separ...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Chinese : Lacquer : Pre 1900 item #1178526
The Bodhisattva Collection
$37,500.00
From our Chinese Polychrome Collection, a magnificent eight-panel gilt lacquer export screen, 19th century, exquisitely painted in finely detailed gilding on a black lacquer ground, depicting a wide array of festive scenes with figures in elaborate garden pavilions and riverside pagodas, with rolling mountains and hills in the distance, all set inside a floral and key-fret scroll border. The scenes portrayed exhibit a wonderful range from courtship scenes to musical ensembles to riverboat rides,...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Chinese : Lacquer : Pre 1900 item #1178359
The Bodhisattva Collection
$37,500.00
From our Chinese Polychrome Collection, a magnificent eight-panel gilt lacquer export screen, 19th century, exquisitely painted in finely detailed gilding on a black lacquer ground, depicting a wide array of festive scenes with figures in elaborate garden pavilions and riverside pagodas, with rolling mountains and hills in the distance, all set inside a floral and key-fret scroll border. The scenes portrayed exhibit a wonderful range from courtship scenes to musical ensembles to riverboat rides...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Chinese : Porcelain : Pre 1900 item #937194
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$1,495.00
From our Chinese Blue and White Collection, an elegant 19th century porcelain baluster jar with cover, decorated with figures in a fenced garden setting with scholar’s rocks, butterflies, and floral sprays.

Some collectors tend to be a bit haughty when it comes to 19th century blue and white wares, as it is generally recognized that these blue and white pieces tend to fall off in quality as we get late into this period. As afficionados of Transitional Period through Qianlong Period war...

All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Chinese : Porcelain : Pre 1800 item #938381
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$750.00
From our Shipwreck Porcelain Collection, a fine blue and white porcelain dish, ex-Christie's, executed in the "Boatman Pattern" from the so-called "Nanking Cargo," which is the term applied to the porcelain recovered from the wreck of the Geldermalsen that sank on January 3rd, 1752. The Geldermalsen was a cargo ship belonging to the Dutch East India Company that struck a reef on its way back from Canton China, and sank off the coast of Indonesia in the Linnga archipelago. It took with it to the ...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Chinese : Porcelain : Pre 1800 item #968775
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From our Chinese Blue and White Collection, a very fine and well-painted Kangxi Period (1662-1722) porcelain dish with apocryphal Chenghua Period mark, depicting two elegant ladies looking out over a terrace with banana leaf plants and trees. Cross-hatched motifs decorate the border along with four vignettes of peaches signifying longevity. The reverse is decorated with stylized mountains on the outer rim, and a six character apocryphal Chengua Period mark is contained within double circles in ...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Chinese : Porcelain : Pre 1800 item #936584
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From our Chinese Blue and White Collection, a lovely Kangxi Period (1662-1722) export dish with barbed rim, depicting a flowering tree in a fenced garden setting in the center medallion, with eight panels in smaller scale repeating the same pattern on the border, and with flowering branches and an auspicious buddhist symbol in double circles on the reverse, all painted in a deep and attractive Kangxi blue.

Size and Condition: 8 3/4 inches in diameter, 1 1/4 inches deep, one small chip to ...

All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Chinese : Porcelain : Pre 1800 item #1136323
The Bodhisattva Collection
$3,250.00
From our Chinese Blue and White Collection, a large Qianlong Period (1736-1795) leaf-shaped platter in the so-called "Two Quail Pattern," featuring an elegant Lady and Gentleman exchanging flirtatious glances in a treed pastoral setting with two quail milling about in the foreground. This large and heavy porcelain platter of unusual form is painted in deep blue with brown iron oxide dressing to the outer rim edges. For a published example of dishes in this pattern, see Chris Gurton's book: "Th...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Chinese : Porcelain : Pre 1800 item #936591
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From our Chinese Monochrome Collection, a fine blanc de chine (dehua) porcelain figure of a seated dignitary, Kangxi Period (1662-1722), seated on a low plinth and crisply modeled with an elaborate dragon badge to chest, a ruyi scepter in his left hand, and a pensive downward gaze. Holes under the ears and around the mouth were originally for placement of animal hair to form the beard. In virtually perfect condition, there are two small firing cracks, but these are original to the manufacture an...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Chinese : Porcelain : Pre 1800 item #936914
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$295.00
From our Chinese Blue and White Collection, a charming little export ware teacup and saucer, late Kangxi to Yongzheng Period (1700- 1735), with loosely painted floral motifs both on saucer and tea bowl, all executed in an attractive blue.

Size and Condition: Saucer 5 1/2 inches in diameter, teacup 3 1/4 inches across, 2 inches tall. Small nick to lip of teacup

All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Chinese : Porcelain : Pre 1800 item #1064109
The Bodhisattva Collection
$2,995.00
From our Chinese Polychrome Collection, a very fine Qing Dynasty barber's bowl, Yongzheng Period (1723-1735), beautifully painted in soft famille rose enamels, depicting two elegant ladies in a fenced garden setting alongside a flowering tree with birds overhead. Floral sprays are on the outer rim and on the reverse. Batavia brown / iron oxide dressing to the rim edges.

Overall, this is an especially fine and decorative example, much better painted than most such pieces typically enco...

All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Chinese : Porcelain : Pre 1800 item #1140208
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From our Chinese Blue and White Collection, a very fine Kangxi (1662-1722) Mark and Period porcelain dish depicting an elegant lady being attended to by her servant. Cross-hatched motifs decorate the border, along with four vignettes of peaches signifying longevity. This dish is a very nicely executed example where the painter has skillfully used three different intensities of cobalt blue: Two different shades for the interior fields, and the third / darkest shade reserved only for the hair of t...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Chinese : Porcelain : Pre 1800 item #1113226
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$1,950.00
From our Chinese Polychrome Collection, a good Kangxi Period (1662-1722) flower basket plate executed in soft famille verte enamels. The flower basket motif is generally associated with symbolizing longevity and abundance, but sometimes its association with one of the most enigmatic and eccentric of the Eight Immortals, Lan Caihe, is overlooked. Lan Caihe was actually the patron saint of florists whose distinguishing attribute is the flower basket. But since so many of the legends and fables ...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Chinese : Porcelain : Pre 1800 item #1068297
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From our Chinese Polychrome Collection, a fine Rose-Verte porcelain dish, Yongzheng Period (1723-1735), well-painted in the center depicting an elegant lady, a young boy, and a deer carrying peaches on its back signifying longevity. Bordered on the cavetto with floral sprays, and dressed on the rim with iron oxide.

Rose-Verte is a less commonly encountered version of the Famille Rose and Famille Verte palettes. It is often loosely grouped into the Famille Rose category, but is actu...

All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Chinese : Porcelain : Pre 1800 item #936589
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From our Chinese Blue and White Collection, a very interesting late 18th century export porcelain plate, depicting an unusual subject matter of a gondolier in what is either an Italian canal in Venice, or a Dutch canal in Amsterdam. The plate is executed in a good underglaze blue with an unidentified edifice in the foreground, and a border of floral motifs. Perhaps architecture buffs can recognize with specificity what the edifice is, and nail down for us whether this is actually an Italian or D...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Chinese : Porcelain : Pre 1800 item #936587
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$1,200.00
From our Chinese Blue and White Collection, an interesting so-called "Scholar's Examination Dish,” Kangxi Period (1662-1722), decorated in a slightly greyish underglaze blue, depicting a leaping carp juxtaposed against a fierce dragon clutching at the flaming pearl of wisdom, with wave shaped aquatic motifs on the border, and a square fu character on the reverse.

We have not researched the symbolism of this particular piece ourselves, but we are told by a colleague that the leaping carp...