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
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 : Chinese : Porcelain : Pre 1900 item #260885 (stock #1058)
This pair of Qing Dynasty Famille Rose Mille Fleurs (thousand flowers) plates are 1 ¼” high and 9 ¾” in diameter. They depict a large pink peony in the center and chrysanthemum, lily, hibiscus, iris and several unknown flowers cover both plates. There are Guang Xu (1875~1908) marks and three separate floral (peony) designs on the bottoms. The workmanship is elegant. The gold edging on the rims has slightly rubbed off. Aside from this minor wear, they are in great condition.
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Chinese : Porcelain : Pre 1900 item #257958 (stock #2134)
This late 19th century Chinese Famille Rose leaf shape tile is 9 ¾” long, 8 ¼” on the widest part and a quarter of an inch thick. It depicts Emperor Wusu wearing armor and holding his hands in front of his chest. Aside from one small chip on the rim, it is in great condition.
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 : 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 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.
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Netsuke and Related : Pre 1900 item #326174 (stock #2153)
This very well carved late 19th century ivory netsuke is 1 ¼” high, 2 ¼” wide and 2“ thick. It depicts an old samurai’s metal helmet decorated with shi-shi (lion) head on top. The helmet is situated on an opened paper fan. There are a dozen mice with inlaid eyes on the helmet playing and chasing each other. It seems that symbols of war and peace, the helmet and the fan, are brought together and put in their place by nibbling mice. The workmanship is just superb...
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.
This pair of carved ivory emperor and empress are early 20th century export pieces. The emperor is 14 ¼” high with base (without base, it is 12 5/8” high), 2 ½” wide and 2” thick. The empress is 13 ½” high with base (without base, it is 12” high), 2 ½” wide and 2” thick. The emperor is holding a sword and the empress is holding a Ruyi. The robes are very well carved with dragon and phoenix design. They are in excellent condition.
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Chinese : Scholar Art : Pre 1900 item #510577 (stock #1071)
This 19th century deeply-carved small boxwood root brush holder (Bi Tong) is 5 ¼ inches high and 2 5/8 inches wide. The carver used the natural shape of the root to create a pine tree and plum blossom. The workmanship is great. The design, carving and polishing are all very well executed. The bottom was filled with softer wood. It is in excellent condition.
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Metalwork : Pre 1900 item #29584 (stock #5004)
Realistically cast as a walking elephant, its head and trunk raised high. Its teeth are made of ivory. Meiji period. It is in great condition. H: 8 ½ inches, L: 10 inches, W: 4 ½ inches
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Chinese : Scholar Art : Pre 1900 item #855942 (stock #1087)
This pair of Chinese archer rings with wood stands and caps is a product of late 19th century. They are 1 3/16” high (the darker one is a little shorter), 1 3/8” in diameter and a quarter of an inch thick. They are 2 ½” high with the carved wood stands and caps. The two knobs are made from natural red coral. They are in excellent condition and look great on a scholar’s desk.
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Netsuke and Related : Pre 1900 item #326163 (stock #2151)
This well carved 19th century wood netsuke is 1 3/8” high, 1 1/8” wide and 1” thick. It depicts a man wearing a shi-shi (lion) mask and playing a drum. Aside from two toes missing on his right foot, it is in good condition.
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Chinese : Pottery : Pre AD 1000 item #827828 (stock #SLR 036)
This is a very nice Song Dynasty (960 A.D.~1270 A.D.) Jian ware temmoku tea bowl which has a hint of hare's fur effect on the inside. It was excavated by Marshall Plummer and John Foster in China before World War II. It is 1 ¾” high and 3 ¾” wide. It is in excellent condition.
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Netsuke and Related : Pre 1900 item #81741 (stock #2103)
This mid 19th century Japanese netsuke of a KAWAZU (frog) is 1 ¼ inches tall 2 1/8 inches long and 2 ½ inches wide. It depicts a frog resting on a folded lotus leaf. The frog has two inlayed eyes. It is carved from stag horn and is in very good condition. The signature is unknown.
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Chinese : Scholar Art : Pre 1900 item #33716 (stock #4010)
This famille-rose water jar is 2 ¼ inches tall and 2 ¾ inches wide. It is dated and signed to the Tong Zhi period (1862~1874). The four hand-painted pictures represent the four seasons. Hibiscus is the symbol of spring, willow for summer, peony for autumn and plum blossoms for winter. The color, especially the gold, is slightly worn. It is in great condition.