This tiny pair of wooden shoes are meticulously carved, with pierced work on both sides and the soles of each shoe...scarcely 2 inches long...excellant condition
The piece has 2 different makers marks which are clearly stamped into each side of the clay underside of bottom hole.
The jacket is approx 70 years old and is from Zhi Jin
The holder is 12 inches tall and 4 inches in diameter and has a deep mahogany brown patina.
This cannister style caddy is from an estate in the US...Both the Chinese and Japanese used this shape tea cannister and Lu Tongs poems were also highly regarded in Japan, so it is possible the these tea caddies are Japanese in o...
The last picture enlargement shows how the toggle would have been used to secure the cords of a hat. The bead would be moved up the cords so that the toggle would be tight under the chin. This system would hold the hat on the head while miniumizing preasure and discomfort to the skin.
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Condition: All the MOP inlay is intact but there are numerous tiny nicks and chips in the surface finish on the inside and outside edges of the rim surround. Most of these nicks can only be seen when the edges are caught in a specific ligh...
Condition: All the MOP inlay is intact but there are numerous tiny nicks and chips in the surface finish on the inside and outside edges of the rim surround. Most of these nicks can only be seen when the edges are caught in a spe...
The kossu textile is in excellant condition. It is sur...
It is a charming example of a Chinese woman's needlework and is in excellent condition. Each side opens separately and me...
Now, it is the very lucky Yi girl who can use her great grandmother's bridal hat for her own wedding. These hats a...