All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Chinese : Scholar Art : Pre 1920 item #1106913 (stock #3415)
This massive white jade (nephrite) carving of a brush washer is 6 ½” long, 4” wide and 1 ¾” thick. It is a late 19th century or early 20th century product. It depicts a large Buddha hand citron surround by some smaller citron, peach and pomegranate; one little monkey rests on the side. Aside from some natural blemishes on the bottom, it is in excellent condition.
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Chinese : Scholar Art : Pre 1900 item #510807 (stock #2197)
This late 19th C. or early 20th C. carved hard stone water bowl for painters or scholars is about 2 inches high, 5 ½ inches long and 4 ¾ inches wide. The water bowl is carved as a double plum blossom; a lucky bat, two smaller blossoms and leaf are on the side. The lucky bat and plum blossom represent bravery, strength and longevity in Chinese culture. The workmanship is simple and elegant. It is in excellent condition.
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Chinese : Hardstones : Pre 1900 item #98915 (stock #2107)
This carved reticulate nephrite is 6 ½ inches long, 2 ½ inches wide and a quarter of an inch thick. It has a traditional Chinese motif which includes a dragon, flowers, a vine and characters. The meaning of these four characters is ¡°celebrating happy events and long life¡±. The workmanship is just wonderful. It was carved in two layers which makes it even more interesting. There are a few small chips on the sides. It is in good condition.
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Enamel : Pre 1910 item #510907 (stock #2205)
This late 19th or early 20th century Japanese cloisonné vase is 11 3/4 inches high and 4 1/2 inches on the widest part. It depicts a rooster and hen in a bamboo grove. It is in excellent condition.
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Chinese : Scholar Art : Pre 1900 item #1150154 (stock #3452)
This 19th-century bamboo carving represents an old sage leaning on a broom as if he has drifted into thought once he finished sweeping. He has been there long enough for one fresh leaf to fall. This figure evokes the well-known maxims for good living written by Zhu Bolu (1617-1688), which begin: Rise with daybreak; sweep the courtyard and clean the house thoroughly. . . . For every bowl of rice, think how hard it is to grow the grain...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Netsuke and Related : Pre 1900 item #81739 (stock #2102)
This 19th century Japanese wood netsuke of KIKORI (woodcutter) is 1 3/8 inches tall, 1 ½ inches wide and 1 1/8 inches thick. It depicts a sitting woodcutter, his left hand holds an ax; his right hand holds a double gourd wine container. A bundle of tree branches leans on his side. It is carved from an unknown hard wood and is not signed. It is in great condition.
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Chinese : Porcelain : Pre 1920 item #425820 (stock #1062)
This early 20th century Chinese celadon water bowl is 1 ½ inches high and 4 ½ inches in diameter. Aside from a dark spot on the foot rim due to firing, it is in excellent condition.
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Chinese : Scholar Art : Pre 1900 item #33722 (stock #4013)
This late 19th century Chinese famille-rose water jar is 2 ¾ inches tall and 2 ¾ inches wide. It depicts five boys in a procession. The first two boys are holding banners and gongs. The third is holding a lantern. The forth child is dressed in red and is riding a Qilin (a Chinese legendary animal which has a dragon head and ox body). This boy carries a puppet. The last boy is holding a fancy umbrella. The workmanship is excellent and it is in great condition.
This late 19th century Chinese carved ivory doctor¡¯s lady is 4 inches long, 1 inch wide and 1 inch thick. Her right hand is leaning on her head and her left hand is resting on her chest. There is a dark line (the center of the tusk) running the length of her side. Her whole body has slightly yellowed due to the age of the piece. She is in excellent condition.
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Chinese : Ivory : Pre 1900 item #1072002 (stock #1102)
This superb late 19th century ivory carving of Guan-Yin (Goddess of Mercy) is 11” high (with wood base it is 12 ¾” high), 2 ½” wide and 2” thick. The fitted carved hard wood base has four small ivory knob shaped pieces set in the corners. Her right hand is holding a lotus blossom with tassel and is resting in front of her. Her left hand is raised up, holding her hair. The statue has a rich patina...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Metalwork : Pre 1920 item #1132591 (stock #3438)
This rare Japanese bronze incense burner is a mid or late Meiji period product. It depicts a crane resting on an upside down lotus leaf. A small snail is sitting on the leaf as well. The hollow body of the crane is used as burner; the wings can be removed to put incense inside. The open beak and small holes under the feathers will let the smoke out. There is a polished bronze inlay crest on the crane’s head and small bronze points on the feathers...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Ivory : Pre 1900 item #1240536 (stock #3535)
This superb ivory carving of an aristocratic young woman holding a child is a mid or late Meiji period (1868~1911) product. The woman is formally dressed in a kimono decorated with patterns and floral designs. Her hair is elaborately coiffed. She holds a boy in her left arm and a parasol in her right hand. The child is holding a branch of chrysanthemum. The piece is very well executed and stands 10 ¼” high, 4” wide and 3 1/8” thick (measured from the bottom)...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Netsuke and Related : Pre 1900 item #856846 (stock #2218)
This very well carved late 19th century wood netsuke of a coiled snake is 2 ½” long, 1 ½” wide and 1” high. It is in excellent condition.
This early 20th century ivory carving of a Chinese female warrior ¡°MULAN¡± is 11 inches tall (including the base, it is 12 ½ inches tall), 2 ½ inches wide and 1 ¾ inches thick. It depicts the legendary heroine ¡°MULAN¡± dressed as a warrior. Her right hand holds a sword; her left hand holds a spear. She carries a bow and a quiver of arrows on her back. There are three tiger head designs on her armor; two smaller ones are on her shoulders and larger one is hanging on the front...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Chinese : Sculpture : Pre 1900 item #421592 (stock #2172)
These mid 19th century Chinese carved wood statues are around 12 inches high, 8 inches wide and 5 inches deep. They depict two young men sitting on a Qi Lin (or Qi Ren). Their arms are raised up and they are holding gold ingots. Both Qi Lin have a loose ball in their mouths. The workmanship is great, especially the detail of the Qi lin’s faces. Aside from slightly worn colors and portions of the statues are missing due to age, they are in good condition.
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Netsuke and Related : Pre 1900 item #320427 (stock #2149)
This mid 19th century, Tokyo School wood carved netsuke is 1 ¾” high, 7/8” wide and 3 /4” thick. It is not signed. It depicts a young boy wearing some kind of bib, holding his belly with both hands. It is in excellent condition.
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Netsuke and Related : Pre 1800 item #80030 (stock #2096)
This 18th century Japanese unsigned hardwood netsuke of a boy is 1 ½ inches tall, 1 ½ inches wide and 1 inch in depth. It depicts a boy trying to climb on a huge sack. It is in excellent condition.
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Chinese : Lacquer : Pre 1900 item #24740 (stock #1013)
19th century Chinese export fan hand painted with lacquer ribs. It presents a garden and pavilion scene. All the faces were cut from small pieces of ivory. All the lacquer ribs are hand-painted. It is a rare piece in very good condition. L: 12 inches, W: 21 inches (open)