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All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Chinese : Jewelry : Pre 1900 item #421579 (stock #2166)
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This late 19th century sterling silver and jade bracelet is 7 inches long and half of an inch wide. There are five pieces of jade (jadeite) mounted in silver fittings and two Chinese characters in outline form at the end of the bracelet. On the back is stamped “sterling” and “China”. It is in great condition.
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Chinese : Wood : Pre 1900 item #74594 (stock #3342)
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This mid or late 19th century Chinese carved root sculpture is 25 inches tall (with base), 11 inches wide and 3 ½ inches deep. One side carved as a maple tree and rock, the other side retains the natural form of the roots. The fitted hard wood base depicts a pine tree surrounded with rocks. There have been a few minor repairs. It is in excellent condition.
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Chinese : Ivory : Pre 1900 item #35697 (stock #3333)
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This late 19th century Chinese ivory statue of a bearded scholar is 5 ½ inches tall and 3 inches wide at the widest part. His eyes are half closed; he holds a scroll gently against his cheek. There are two characters read as ¡°Da Ming¡± on the bottom. The inscription means ¡°Great Ming Dynasty¡± which is quite common on ivory carvings or porcelain. There are a few hair line cracks due to the age of the piece. Over all, it is in great condition.
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Chinese : Ivory : Pre 1910 item #1040146 (stock #1100)
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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. According to legend, one day he told his follower that his spirit was going to travel far away. He asked the young follower to watch over his body for seven days while he was away...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Netsuke and Related : Pre 1920 item #320428 (stock #2150)
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This very well carved early 20th century wood netsuke is 1 1/8” high, 1 7/8” long and 1” thick. It depicts two rams, one standing and one lying down. It is signed “Gyokuseki” and is in excellent condition.
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Chinese : Porcelain : Pre 1900 item #1255025 (stock #1139)
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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 : Japanese : Netsuke and Related : Pre 1920 item #424901 (stock #2184)
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This very well carved early 20th century Japanese netsuke is 1 ¼ inches high, 1 ¾ inches wide and 1 1/8 inches thick. It depicts a demon sitting in a straw sandal. It is signed “Masatsugu” and is in great condition.
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Chinese : Scholar Art : Pre 1910 item #1142888 (stock #3444)
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This wood carving of a RuYi scepter with hard stone inset is a late 19th or early 20th century product. It is 14” long and 3 ¾” wide from the head of the scepter. It depicts several Lingzhi around an old tree branch. In Chinese mythology, Linzhi is a supernatural mushroom and represents longevity. There is a carved Lingzhi shape hard stone inset on the scepter head. It is in very good condition.
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Chinese : Scholar Art : Pre 1900 item #29588 (stock #5006)
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A gourd is grown inside a carved wooden form to create a patterned body. The lid is wood with carved horn. The cricket cage is dated to late 19th century. It is 6 1/4" long and 2 3/4" wide. It is in good condition.
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Chinese : Ivory : Pre 1920 item #1011771 (stock #3402)
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This ivory carving of the goddess of mercy, Guan-Yin, is an early 20th century product. It depicts Guan-Yin holding a pearl in one hand and a vase in the other. There is a tiny sitting Buddha in her hair. It is 9” high (with fitted hard wood base it is 10” high), 2 ½” wide and 1 1/8” thick. The carving is superb and it is in excellent condition.
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Netsuke and Related : Pre 1920 item #320425 (stock #2148)
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This early 20th century carved ivory netsuke is 1 1/2" high, 1 7/8" wide and 1 1/4" thick. It depicts a sage sitting in front a desk looking at a scroll picture. Two bird faced servants stand next to the table looking at the picture as well. It is signed “Gyokubun” and is in excellent condition.
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Chinese : Porcelain : Pre 1837 VR item #319415 (stock #5030)
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This molded Chinese Qing Dynasty Jia Qing Period (1796~1820) export blue and white vase is 7 1/8” high, 3 ½” on the widest part and 2 ½” thick. It depicts an open mouthed dragon fish jumping out of the water. According to Chinese legend, if a fish (carp) can jump over the “Dragon Gate” in the Yellow River, it will turn into a dragon. The story has been used to encourage youngsters to reach their goals...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Chinese : Pottery : Pre AD 1000 item #827824 (stock #SLR 035)
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This is a very nice Song Dynasty (960 A.D.~1270 A.D.) black Jian ware temmoku tea bowl possibly from the Wuyi mountain kiln in Fujian province. It has nice slightly iridescent glaze with gray body and a preferred glaze style for the ancient whipped Chinese "white" tea. It was excavated before WWII by Marshall Plummer and James Foster. It is 2” high and 4” wide. It is in great condition.
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Chinese : Scholar Art : Pre 1920 item #1132593 (stock #3440)
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This carved bamboo brush holder (BiTong) is an early 20th century product. It depicts five sages and two young servants surrounded by pine trees and rocks. It is 6 ½” high and 5”~ 5 ½” in diameter. The carving is elegant and quite deep. Aside from some cracks due to the age and nature of the bamboo, it is in excellent condition.
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Lacquer : Pre 1910 item #421582 (stock #2168)
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This late Meiji (1868~1911) 3 piece calligraphy lacquer box is 7 ¾ inches long, 6 ¾ inches wide and 1 ¾ inches high. The outside of the cover depicts an open winged eagle resting on a stand; autumn flowers and plants before a full moon appear inside. There are two movable pieces decorated with gold maple leaves in the box. Also, there is a small round metal container, maybe a water dropper, decorated with a gold and silver crane and plum blossom tree...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Netsuke and Related : Pre 1910 item #1172884 (stock #3484)
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This late Meiji white molded ceramic netsuke is 1 5/8” long, 1” high and 1 ¼” wide. It depicts a reclining Shi Shi (lion) with its mouth wide open and a loose ball inside. Aside from some tiny black spots due to the firing, it is in very good condition.
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Chinese : Scholar Art : Pre 1900 item #87718 (stock #1046)
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This 18th or 19th century green glazed and carved porcelain brush holder signed by ¡°Wang Bing Rong¡± is 5 inches tall and 3 ¼ inches in diameter. It depicts a plum tree in full bloom. The design is simple and elegant. The workmanship is just wonderful. The piece is in great condition. Information on Wang Bing Rong is presented under item inventory number 1045.
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Chinese : Scholar Art : Pre 1900 item #30625 (stock #1036)
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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...