All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Chinese : Porcelain : Pre 1900 item #136508 (stock #1051)
This pair of Guang Xu Period (1875~1908) Guan Yao ¡°Imperial Kiln¡± fruit stands are 2 ¾ inches tall and 9 ¼ inches in diameter. They depict black and white sparrow and flowers on a turquoise background. They have three separate floral designs on the back of the stands and a black lace like design on the foot. There are a few tiny chips on the rims and the color has slightly rubbed off. Four old repairs close to the rim two on each stand.
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Chinese : Porcelain : Pre 1900 item #1255025 (stock #1139)
This Chinese pink glazed vase is a mid 19th century product. The entire body is covered with a soft rosy pink glaze, commonly called du Barry rouge. The Chinese name for the shape of this kind of vase is “Tian Qiu Vase” 天 球 瓶. It is 8” high and 5” wide measured from the widest part. It has an honorable “Yong Zhong” 雍 正 (1723~1735) mark on the bottom. It is in excellent condition. More detailed photos are available.
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Chinese : Pottery : Pre 1900 item #510823 (stock #2198)
This mid or late 19th century Chinese statue is 15 1/2 inches tall and 6 inches wide. The statue presents a legendary Chinese character who is a member of the eight immortals. According to legend, one day he told his disciple that his spirit was going to travel far away. He asked the young man to watch his body for seven days while he was away. If he did not come back after the seventh day, the young man must burn his body...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Chinese : Porcelain : Pre 1900 item #510575 (stock #1070)
This pair of late Qing Dynasty Famille Rose Mille Fleurs (thousand flowers) bowls with cover are 2 3/4 inches high (4 inches with cover) and 5 5/8 inches in diameter. Peony, chrysanthemum, lily, hibiscus, iris and several unknown flowers are painted over the entire exterior and the interior rim of both bowls and covers. There are Qian Long (1736~1795) honorable marks on the bottoms of the bowls and a single peony blossom on the center of the covers. The workmanship is elegant...
This early 20th century carved coral of lady and two birds mounted as a table lamp is 22” high. The coral lady is 6” high and the embossed brass base is 7” x 7”. There is a small carved agate bird sitting on the top of the lamp. The lady and two birds are standing on a carved hard wood base and branch. It is in great condition.
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Chinese : Scholar Art : Pre 1900 item #1122623 (stock #3426)
This Shou Shan stone carving of Zhang Guo (or Kuo) Lao is a mid 19th century product. It depicts a seated Zhang Guo Lao. In his left hand, he is carrying his emblem Yu Gu (or Ku) or fish drum which is a tube-shaped bamboo drum with two iron rods. His right hand is resting on his knee. There is a straw hat hanging on his back. The statue is 4 ½” high, 3 ¼” wide (from the bottom) and 2” thick. The carved wood base is not included. The carving is simple and elegant...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Chinese : Scholar Art : Pre 1900 item #30625 (stock #1036)
This pair of Chinese carved white jade brush handles date from the late 19th century. One handle is carved as a dragon (male); the other presents the phoenix (female). According to tradition, before a marriage, both families will exchange gifts. If the groom is a scholar, the bride¡¯s family will give a complete set of scholar¡¯s tools as gift. A wealthy family will provide a very expensive gift. A pair of jade brush handles can serve that purpose...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Chinese : Porcelain : Pre 1920 item #35689 (stock #3331)
Chinese porcelain vase marked kangxi on the foot, but thought to be a late 19th century reproduction. There are domestic scenes painted in the over glaze enamels and repairs to the lip of the rim. At one time, the vase was used a lamp. Hence, the characters kangxi in the reign seal are restored and probably spurious. H: 24 inches, Diam: 8 inches
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Ivory : Pre 1900 item #117453 (stock #3353)
This rare Japanese 19th century painted ivory snuff bottle is 3 ¾ inches tall, 2 inches wide and 3 quarters of an inch thick. The base inscribed with a four character Qian Long mark. Both sides depict ladies chatting in a garden. The workmanship is superb and it is in excellent shape except slight retouching on the bottom.
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Chinese : Scholar Art : Pre 1910 item #428507 (stock #1068)
This late 19th or early 20th century Mille Fleurs (thousand flowers) brush holder is 5 inches high and 2 ¾ inches in diameter. It depicts peony, chrysanthemum, lily, hibiscus, iris and several unknown flowers covering the entire body. There is a blue endless square cloud pattern on the rim. There is a red honorable Qian Long mark on the bottom. It is in excellent condition.
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Chinese : Scholar Art : Pre 1900 item #31842 (stock #5023)
This middle 19th century Chinese topaz brush washer is carved in the form of a large lotus leaf. Two small lotus blossoms and a seedpod lean on the large leaf. It is 4 inches wide and 1½ inches tall. There are a few chips due to the age of the piece.
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Chinese : Porcelain : Pre 1900 item #1122627 (stock #3427)
These rare early 19th century ceramic bowls are 2 ½” high and 6” in diameter. They depict four mythical sea creatures resting on rocks surrounded by ocean waves. The background and inside are turquoise blue. There are red “Dao Guang” (1821~1850) marks on the bottoms. Some gold edging has rubbed off from the ribbed rims. Aside from this, they are in excellent condition.
This Chinese Jia Qing or Dao Guang period (1796~1850) hand painted enamel leaf-shaped tray is 12 ¼ inches long, 8 ¼ inches on the widest part and 1 1/8 inches high with legs. It depicts a blue orchid, two pink roses, an unknown yellow flower and a blue beetle with white spots on a turquoise background. It has yellow-green bottom and three legs. This tray was part of a private collection which was on display in 1970 at ¡°The China Institute in America¡± in New York...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Chinese : Hardstones : Pre 1900 item #30228 (stock #2044)
19th century Chinese jade banana leaf, 6 ¾ inches long and 2 ½ inches at widest spot on a carved/fitted wood stand. There is a loose ring on the stalk. It is carved so thin it is almost translucent. There is a small chip on the stand. Excellent condition.
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Chinese : Porcelain : Pre 1837 VR item #24756 (stock #2003)
This late 18th century or early 19th century Chinese porcelain plate is 6 3/4 inches in diameter. It has turquoise background with legendary animals in garden design. There is Jia Qing (1796-1820) mark on the back. It is in great condition.
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Netsuke and Related : Pre 1900 item #81508 (stock #2100)
This unusual 19th century Japanese wood netsuke ¡°Oni hiding in the box¡± is 1 ¼ inches tall and 1 inch wide. It depicts an Oni hiding his head and upper body in a wood box (or a container for rice). He peeps through from a hole while his right arm sticks out from the other hole. There are two small kernels of rice on his bony back. A third kernel which should be on the side of the box is missing. The workmanship is superb. It is carved from unknown hard wood and is not signed...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Chinese : Porcelain : Pre 1900 item #510571 (stock #1069)
This Qing Dynasty Dao Guang Period (1821~1850) and marked Famille Rose wedding bowl is 2 ½ inches tall and 5 inches in diameter. It depicts scenes before and after a wedding ritual. One scene is a happy groom riding a white horse toward the bride’s house to ask her family to let him to take her to his home. The second scene is the newly wed couple bowing to each other during the ceremony...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Chinese : Ivory : Pre 1910 item #1040146 (stock #1100)
This superb ivory carving of a Chinese legendary figure Tie Gui Li is a late 19th or early 20th century product. It is 11 ½” tall (including base); without the base it is 9 ¾” high, 2 ½” wide and 2” in depth. The statue presents a legendary Chinese character who is a member of the eight immortals...