All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Chinese : Folk Art : Pre 1920 item #428495 (stock #2190)
This early 20th century Chinese natural gourd cricket cage is 4 ¼ inches high and 3 inches on the widest part. The rim of the gourd and lid are carved rose wood, the center of the lid is carved ebony. The center part depicts a sage sitting behind rock in a garden; banana trees are behind him. It is in excellent condition.
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Chinese : Pottery : Pre 1700 item #27508 (stock #1027)
Ming Dynasty (1368~1615) 3-color glazed pavilion. A bright yellow roof is supported by four columns. Around each column a dragon curls from the base to the roof. Compared to the most Ming burial pieces such as figures, furniture, horses, etc., this is an unusually rare piece. It is in excellent condition. H: 12 ¼ inches, W: 7 inches(base) 4 inches(pavilion) 7 inches(roof)
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Chinese : Porcelain : Pre 1900 item #407954 (stock #2159)
This Qing dynasty Tong Zhi period (1862~1874) gold and blue square bowl is 3” high and 6 ½” wide. It has a turquoise interior and gold floral design over blue background exterior. It has a red Tong Zhi mark on the bottom. Aside from some worn gold trim, it is in great condition.
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Enamel : Pre 1900 item #50132 (stock #2082)
This late 19th century Japanese small cloisonn¨¦ vase is 3 ½ inches tall and 2 1/8 inches wide. It carries a chrysanthemum and butterfly design on a black and goldstone background. It is in good condition.
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Netsuke and Related : Pre 1920 item #424906 (stock #2186)
This early 20th century Japanese netsuke is 2 inches high, 1 inch wide and 1 inch thick. It depicts a smiling old man. He is holding a long handled bucket in his left hand; a large woven basket is in his right hand. It is signed “Gyokusho” and is in great condition.
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Chinese : Porcelain : Pre 1920 item #970978 (stock #1089)
These early 20th century Chinese carved ceramic turquoise (or robin’s egg) and gold seal boxes are around 1 3/4" high and 2 13/16" wide. One top depicts two women in a room; the other depicts a family in their garden. Peach trees, lucky bats and clouds are carved all over the bottoms. The honorific "Great Qing Dynasty Qian Long made" are stamped on the bottoms. Aside from some loss of gold pigment due to their age, they are in excellent condition.
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Ivory : Pre 1900 item #1206892 (stock #3528)
This very well carved Japanese ivory okimono is a late 19th century product. It is 5 1/2” high, 2 3/4” wide and 2 1/4″ thick measured from the bottom. It depicts a smiling farmer holding a bundle of fresh cut lotus roots which are wrapped and bound in a straw sheet. The facial expression is very realistic. The short robe with willow tree design indicates it is either spring or summer which is the right season for harvesting lotus roots...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Chinese : Hardstones : Pre 1837 VR item #25015 (stock #3305)
Small 18th century nephrite carving. A reclining horse is turning his head toward his back. He is holding a Ling-Zhi symbol in his mouth. This is a very nice old piece. H: 1 ½ inches, W: 2 inches, D: 1 inches
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Enamel : Pre 1900 item #258296 (stock #2140)
This superb Japanese Meiji Period (1868~1912) oblong cloisonné plate is 8 1/8” long, 6 7/8“ wide and ½” thick. It depicts two flying cranes, peonies and chrysanthemums on a burgundy background. It is in excellent condition.
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Chinese : Scholar Art : Pre 1900 item #24719 (stock #1003)
19th century Chinese soap stone sculpture. A reclining Lo-Han is petting a lion cub. The thin man has a curly beard, one foot bare, the other wearing a sandal; his robe is open to expose his bare chest with ribs showing. Carved black wood base. The sculpture has some minor flaws due to age. H: 9 ½ inches, W: 6 inches
17th or 18th century Chinese wood temple guard. His hands and face remain covered in gold leaf. It is in excellent condition. H: 21 ½ inches, W: 8 ½ inches, D: 8 inches
The Koto is a string instrument that originated in China and came to Japan in the 7th ¨C 8th century. The Japanese Koto is a large instrument, about six feet long. This rare smaller version of Koto from Meiji Period (1868~1911) is 21 inches long, 4 inches wide and 2 ½ inches tall. It has a hollow body made from Kiri wood, underneath the body are two sound holes, one at each end. There are 13 strings which are tied over at each end of the body...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Porcelain : Pre 1900 item #47724 (stock #2047)
Late 19th or early 20th century Japanese satsuma bowl is 2 ½ inches tall and 7 inches in diameter. It has a magnificent insect and floral design on both the interior and exterior. It has an old repair on the rim and a small hairline crack. Signed.
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Chinese : Porcelain : Pre 1900 item #33278 (stock #4008)
This late 19th century famille-rose bowl (cup) is 1½ inches tall and 2½ inches in diameter. It depicts one red bird standing on a tree branch and chrysanthemum blossoms on the side. The translation for the four Chinese characters is ¡°This style of drawing copies the Yuan Dynasty¡±. It is in excellent condition.
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Chinese : Jewelry : Pre 1900 item #76674 (stock #3343)
This late 19th century carved white jade (nephrite) ornament can be used as pendant. It is 2 ¼ inches long, 1 ¼ inches wide and 3 /4 inch thick. One side is carved as a double gourd and a small heart-shaped leaf, the other side is a carving of two legendary animals facing each other. It is in excellent shape.
This late 19th century Japanese gold lacquered tortoise shell box is 5 inches long, 2 ½ inches wide and 1 inch thick. On one side, it depicts an eagle resting on a plum tree and a sparrow flying over a river on the other side. The workmanship is precise and elegant. Except for a few tiny chips and scratches due to its age, it is in good condition.
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Chinese : Pottery : Pre 1900 item #28064 (stock #1030)
18th or 19th century Chinese yellow glazed and carved porcelain brush washer. Signed by ¡°Wang Bing Rong¡± who is considered one of the best porcelain carvers of that period. His dates are some what confusing. Some record say he was born in 1736 and died in 1795. Other records have him living from 1862 to 1908. Perhaps the most appropriate approach was taken by Christie¡¯s. In their auction catalog of Fine Chinese Ceramics, New York, 1995, they state, Mr...
This late 19th century Chinese ivory carving of a Smiling Buddha (Hotai) is 2 ¼ inches tall, 2 inches wide and 1½ inches deep. His eyes are inlaid horn. His head is raised up in a big smile. His left hand holds a sack; prayer beads are in the other hand. There are six children around him. A hand is missing on one of the children. Aside from that, the piece is in pretty good condition.