The piece has 2 different makers marks which are clearly stamped into each side of the clay underside of bottom hole.
Great patina, darkened with age...a handsome piece that stands 10 inches high and 4 inches in diameter.
the central medallion diameter is just over 4 inches and from the top of the medallion to the bottom of the longest drop is approx 7 inches...
This piece has been held in storage by a Texas collector and is in excellent condition...
The hair was often (especially for festivals) decorated with added silver ornaments and/or hairpins.
The lamp is only 5 inches tall and of higher silver content than usual for China at that time, which indicates an owner of wealth. I have cleaned off some of the tarnish in order to be able to s...
Each sign inlayed with MOP flakes and is 21 inches tall and roughly 4.5 inches wide. I have listed them separately, to allow for pictures of each
modern day items of this are still used by carpenters worldwide but they are made of metal or plastic and filled w...
The tea caddy is 10 inches tall and shows patinated wear marks and chips in the lacquer surface which would be expected on a piece of this age.
Each side of the body of the teapot has a different floral motif with a background pattern of clouds traditional Ruyi. The h...
A folk art object approx 150 years old and used for many years as a sake container saki. It is approx 19 inches high and 16 inches at the widest point about 10 inches deep.
Flint was an essential and valuable item for nomadic and indigenous cultures and as such was frequently carries in pouch specifically designed for its use.