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All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Netsuke and Related : Pre 1900 item #81509 (stock #2101)
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This 19th century Japanese wood netsuke of NASUBI (eggplants) in a basket is 5/8 of an inch tall and 1½ inches wide. It was carved from KOKUTAN (ebony) and is not signed. It depicts one large eggplant and two smaller ones setting in a woven basket. It is in excellent condition.
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Chinese : Hardstones : Pre 1900 item #848594 (stock #3386)
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This is a late 19th century nephrite carving. It depicts a reclined lioness turning her head back to watch her baby trying to climb on her back. It is 1 ½” high, 2 ¾” long and 1 ¼” wide. It is in great condition.
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Chinese : Scholar Art : Pre 1910 item #257804 (stock #1057)
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This Qing Dynasty Guang Xu period (1875~1908) carved bamboo brush holder is 6 ¾” high, 5” in diameter and ½” thick. It depicts Chinese sages’ daily life. Some are chatting with each other; some are reading in a hut; and some are walking across a bridge. The inscribed poem translates to “I asked the young boy (standing) under the pine tree, where did your master go? The young boy answered, master went to the mountain looking for herbs for medicine...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Chinese : Pottery : Pre 1900 item #510827 (stock #2200)
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This 19th century Chinese molded ceramic statue is 8 ¾ inches high, 7 ¼ inches wide and 3 ½ inches thick. It depicts a sitting young boy holding a frog. There is a square maker’s mark “Yi He” stamped on the bottom. The statue has its original leather and silk box from Spink and Son’s. 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 1900 item #510575 (stock #1070)
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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...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Chinese : Ivory : Pre 1900 item #1205977 (stock #3527)
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This very well carved ivory statue of a scholar is a late 19th century product. It is 11" high (with hardwood carved base, it is 13" high), 3 1/2" wide and 2 1/2" thick. The image is the well-known Song Dynasty (960AD~1270AD) hermit scholar Lin Pu (林 逋). Li Pu (967AD~1028AD) was born in Hang Zhou City, Zhe Jiang. When he was young he traveled a lot. Later in life, he settled down to live alone under the Gu Mountain near Xi Lake...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Chinese : Ivory : Pre 1920 item #24731 (stock #1009)
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Early 20th century Chinese carved ivory brush holder. Immortals in a scene of mountains, trees and pavilions. Attached carved ivory base. It has a very small chip on the background. H: 4 ½ inches, Diam: 3 ¼ inches
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Chinese : Scholar Art : Pre 1920 item #50235 (stock #3338)
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This Chinese calligraphy couplet was written by late 19th century Chinese scholar and government official XU SHICHANG. Both scrolls are 16 inches wide and 64 inches long and in good condition. The calligraphy measures 12 ½ inches wide and 52 inches long. Mr. Xu was born 1854 in Tianjing City and died 1939. During the late Qing Dynasty, he was appointed by the Qing Emperor as Viceroy of Manchuria and an official scholar of Ti-Ren Ge (royal chamber or cabinet)...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Ivory : Pre 1910 item #1258877 (stock #3539)
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This large Japanese late Meiji (1867~1911) ivory carving is 14 ¼” high, 4” wide and 2 ¾” in depth. It depicts a smiling sage carrying a fan in his left hand and holding a long staff in his right hand. A rolled up scroll is tied to the top of the staff. Aside from a few hair line cracks due to age and size, it is in good condition. More detailed photos are available.
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Chinese : Scholar Art : Pre 1900 item #30487 (stock #5014)
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This rare and unusual carved bamboo brush holder is dated to the Qing dynasty, Guang Xu 7th year (1881). The bamboo cylinder is carved to represent strung bamboo slips. This was the earlier form of books in China before the invention of paper. The artist (writer) Jie Shan wrote and carved the poem during early spring, 1881 in Tong-Shi Hall...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Chinese : Ivory : Pre 1910 item #1151517 (stock #3454)
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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 3/4” tall (including base); without the base it is 10” high, 2 3/4” wide and 2 1/8” 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 : Chinese : Ivory : Pre 1900 item #35691 (stock #3332)
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This superb ivory carving is 12 inches tall (including base) and 3 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 follower that his spirit was going to travel far away. He asked the young follower 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 : Scholar Art : Pre 1910 item #1162133 (stock #3459)
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This gourd cricket cage is a late 19th or early 20th century product. It is 4 ½” long and 2” wide from the top. The rim and lid were made of ivory and carved hard wood. A gourd is grown inside a carved wooden form(s) to create a patterned or shaped body. This cage does not have pattern or design but has a very nice balanced, shaped and light brown body. The ivory rim and lid are in great condition as well. There are no repairs, chips or crack lines.
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Chinese : Pottery : Pre 1900 item #510823 (stock #2198)
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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 : Japanese : Ivory : Pre 1920 item #1120887 (stock #3422)
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This very well carved late Meiji Period (1868~1911) ivory tusk is 14” high (with wood base is 15” high), 4 ½” wide and 4” thick...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Chinese : Scholar Art : Pre 1900 item #1144305 (stock #3447)
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This 19th century sterling silver paper weight is 8 15/16” long, 15/16” wide and 1/8” thick. The raised images on the bar depict a young immortal sitting under an old pine tree. He has just opened a magic round box from which bats, the symbol of good luck, are flying. A crane, the symbol of longevity, is standing on a pine tree branch over the young immortal. The images on the paper weight recall a traditional story of “Two Immortals of Harmony and Unity.” In the story, one immor...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Chinese : Ivory : Pre 1910 item #1171465 (stock #1125)
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This early 20th century ivory carving of a maiden is 15 7/8” high (17 ½” with base), 3 ½” wide and 2 7/8” thick. She wears a simple and elegant robe and holds a bouquet of flowers in front of her. The carving is superb and has nice patina. The wood base is a later made piece. Aside from some small hair line cracks due to its age, the statue is in great condition. More detailed photos are available.