All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Chinese : Paintings : Pre 1900 item #1356495 (stock #SCPT-001)
A very rare and unusual large Chinese scroll painting done in the Japanese style of a bird in a cage with a bamboo tree and netting. Some gold leaf work on the leaves. The wooden weight on the bottom of the scroll has carved bone tips. Comes with original signed box. Age: 19th century. Size: L.213.5cm. W.44cm. Condition: Very good. No repairs.
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Chinese : Pottery : Pre 1700 item #1365271 (stock #PT-008)
A Ming statue of Quanyin glazed in cream, green and ochre glazes (san-ts'ai). The Guanyin is seated on a rock formation with lotus flowers above a rectangular pedestal. Formerly she was flanked by two disciples - there is one remaining but missing and the other is missing its head and hands...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Chinese : Jewelry : Pre AD 1000 item #1374707 (stock #AB-005)
A very rare necklace of 78 glass beads (green, blue-green, opaque white & translucent). Five (5) of the largest beads have a dark caramel colored glass streaked/looped design. Period: Han Dynasty Size: Length = 20 inches (51 cm.) Condition: The glass beads have iridescence (seen under magnification) and some calcification due to long period of burial. Can be cleaned.
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Chinese : Pottery : Pre AD 1000 item #1365658 (stock #MART-004)
A very rare extremely large storage jar from the Chinese Song period, 960 -1126 AD.These jars were used for storage for Chinese trading vessels. They were then traded off to Chieftains in Southeast Asia and were considered sacred items. Most jars were from the Ming to the middle Qing Dynasties. This one is very rare as it dates back to the Song Dynasty. This vase was found in Borneo, Malaysia. It is unusual to find this size jar intact from that period. Size: H. 76 cm. W. 57 cm...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Chinese : Pottery : Pre AD 1000 item #1374620 (stock #PT(H)-007)
A rare Mother and child Han Oil Lamp.The Mother is sitting and holding the hand of the child. The head piece was used for the oil holding the oil. Size: H. 26.8cm. W. 11cm. Condition: Most of the green glaze is gone and there is an old repair break around the head. See photos.
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Chinese : Pottery : Pre AD 1000 item #1364651 (stock #PT(H)-003)
A beautiful authentic Western Han pottery cocoon jar in the shape of a silkworm cocoon. The outer surface is embellished with the original painted abstract banding and scrolling designs in pigments of dark and light brick reds, grey blue, and white. Size: H. 28cm.L. 31cm. W. 28cm Condition: Minor chip on the rim and the base.See photos.
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Americas : Pre Columbian : Pre AD 1000 item #1374335 (stock #AB-002)
A rear and ancient Pre Colombian quartz and green jade necklace. The long quartz beads average length is from 75 to 85 cementers in length. In the light you can see the painstaking drilling of the holes in the quartz.Two animals carved in the gree jade. See photos Age is over 2,000 years old. Length is 43 cm. Condition: one long quartz bead is broken otherwise in good condition.
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Central Asian : Jewelry : Pre AD 1000 item #1367142 (stock #AB-073)
A beautiful ancient assorted Pyu beads and gold spacing necklace from the Pyu Dynasty. The main carnelian rare bead with the motif of a deer and a beautiful mixture of rare Pyu beads. Size: 42 cm,16 inches end to end. Age: 100 AD to 500 AD
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Porcelain : Pre 1900 item #1365839 (stock #CER-011)
A very large Imari charger with a painted dragon in the center chasing the elusive flaming pearl. The panels have various paintings of dancers and country scenes. It is unusual to see dragons in Japanese Imari plates. The back has been wired for hanging. Size: Diameter. 45.3cm. Condition: Perfect.
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Chinese : Furniture : Pre 1837 VR item #1368888 (stock #WD-089)
A beautiful rare blackwood cabinet with symbolic carvings of a bat for long life and prosperity and happiness and the pair of fish for abundance and wealth and harmony. The cabinet comes with the original stand that is missing the two drawers. It is very rare to find the cabinet with the original stand.The items inside the cabinet do not come with the cabinet. Size: H. 193cm, L. 92cm W' 40cm. Condition: No repairs.
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Southeast Asian : Ceramics : Pre 1700 item #1374060 (stock #MART-002)
This is one of the earliest and rarest original types of vases made in Vietnam. It has a rich chocolate brown glaze with beautiful drippings going down to the base. This style of jar has been copied in later times in China and Southeast Asia. Size: H. 64.8cm W. 40cm. Condition: Perfect. No repairs.
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Chinese : Furniture : Pre 1900 item #1361360 (stock #FURN-004)
An extremely rare matching set of a drum table and five matching stools made of Jichi wood or "Chicken Wing Wood" with a very large one piece burl wood top on the table and stools with a bamboo design. Bamboo carved furniture from very expensive wood is very rare as bamboo is a very inexpensive wood and to carve that bamboo design in the expensive wood is a sign of reverse snobbery reserved for the very rich at that time...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Chinese : Pottery : Pre AD 1000 item #1373164 (stock #PT(T)-019)
A very large authentic Tang tomb guardian wearing a typical warrior's uniform standing on an evil earth creature with remains of the original pigments. The guardian was there to protect the tomb from these evil creatures. The item was found with its parts separated.Large statues like this were made in several parts. See last photo. Age: Tang Dynasty 618 - 907 AD. Size: H.86cm. W.38cm Condition: Very good for its age.
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Central Asian : Jewelry : Pre AD 1000 item #1375038 (stock #GLD-004)
A very unique and rare red agate oval Pyu seal. The white band on the surface of the stone has been skillfully carved down to the next red layer with a sacred bull. The red in the stone is more of a ruby red than an orangery red. When looking sideways at the stone at a certain angle, you can see the crystal clear band sandwiched in between two red bands which is natural to the stone...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Chinese : Jewelry : Pre AD 1000 item #1374391 (stock #AB-047)
An unusual and rare unique Han white stone pendant with various colors in the stone, carved in a most interesting way. There are two old beads with the stone,the red one Ming and the other Tang. Age: Han Dynasty - 206BC - 220 AD. Size: L. 4cm. W. 3cm. Condition: Very good. No repairs or cracks.
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Southeast Asian : Metalwork : Pre 1700 item #1373046 (stock #GLD-008)
A fairly large gold repousse Buddha wearing a cape and standing on lotus pedestal. Repousse is a metalworking technique in which a malleable metal is ornamented or shaped by hammering from the reverse side to create a design in low relief. Size: H 11cm. W. 6cm. Condition: No repairs. Some openings which are natural for old repousse items. Nice patina.
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Chinese : Metalwork : Pre 1492 item #1374169 (stock #BR-017)
A rare gentle-faced bronze figure of Guanyin (the Goddess of Mercy) seated on a lotus pedestal. She wears an ornate necklace and has prayer beads on her right wrist. There is an image of Buddha beneath the veil on her head. Placed before her is her ambrosia bottle (kalasa). At the foot of her lotus pedestal is a band with two dragons facing a flaming pearl...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Central Asian : Jewelry : Pre AD 1000 item #1367914 (stock #AB-087)
A rare Pyu carved green glass pendant with a figure of a man on the front and some writing on the back. Next to the glass pendant there are two small stone carved elephants. The rest of the necklace is made up of ancient gold and an assortment of gold and agate beads of the same period. Age: 100 - 500 AD. Size: 44cm end to end. Glass bead: H; 4.5cm W: 2cm.
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Central Asian : Jewelry : Pre AD 1000 item #1374662 (stock #GEMP-001)
A rear and beautiful yellow gemstone from the ancient Pyu Dynasty of Burma. I am not sure what stone it is of these three: sapphire, topaz or tourmaline.The chain is made up of individual handmade silver pieces. Condition: No chips.Some scratch marks seen under the microscope probanly from ancient polishing. Size: See photo.
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Chinese : Lacquer : Pre 1900 item #1348311 (stock #WD-065)
A very large and rare unique lacquer panel screen with a variety of stone carvings of Quanyin and Her Disciples. The carved gold leaf panels most likely depict the life of the owner. The back of the panel has a beautiful painting of bamboo and birds. See Last photo. The panel is made into six parts that are interlocked together. Age. Mid. 19th Century. Size: 310 cm. X 215 cm. Condition: Normal ageing.
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Chinese : Furniture : Pre 1700 item #1354538 (stock #WD-088)
A very rare Chinese veneer huanghuali cabinet with the original marble inserts. The back of the cabinet still has the original fiber coating that was used during the Ming and early Ching Dynasties. This cabinet was most likely made during the transitional period from Ming to Ching. Age: Early 18th Century Size: H.189cm W. 126cm D. 63cm Condition: All original. The drawers are probably a replacement. Normal wear.
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Chinese : Furniture : Pre 1837 VR item #1347044 (stock #WD-071)
A very rare blackwood Hungmu rectangle table in it's original condition. This table has never been restored, has all the original hardware and is in fine condition for its age. Blackwood tables are quite rare. Age: Mid Qing Size: L.114cm, W.43cm, H.80cm. Condition: Some small old repairs
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Chinese : Pottery : Pre 1700 item #1330487 (stock #MART-003)
A very rare large white Chinese vase. Very difficult to find an original white vase like this. The production of white glazed wares was not very large, yet their quality was generally rather high.This one has a symbol of a human figure painted inside most likely done by the those who owned the vase. Size: H. 84cm. W. 45cm. Condition: Perfect.
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Chinese : Pottery : Pre AD 1000 item #1356623 (stock #PT(T)-014)
A rear authentic Chinese Tang Tomb Guardian with beautiful sancai glaze. Chinese believed that there were evil creatures underground and had these type of guardians to protect the tombs. Size: 74cm X 28cm. Condition: In its original state. Some minor repairs but not totally reconstructed.
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Chinese : Pottery : Pre 1800 item #1343792 (stock #MART-001)
A very large museum quality blue cobalt Jar. It is very, very rare to find this type of vase in cobalt blue, especially in this size and condition. The center of the vase has a relief of a dragon chasing the elusive flaming pearl. Size: H. 92.8cm. W. 46cm. Condition: Very good with no repairs or missing parts. One side has some calcification from being buried for a long time. It show up more in the photo than it actually is.
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Chinese : Furniture : Pre 1837 VR item #1361578 (stock #WD-069)
A set of four vary rare blackwood Hungmu lady's side chairs. The chairs match as a pair except for the back panels. Two have a square and two have a circle. This most likely had some meaning for the owner. Age: Mid Qing. Size: H:94cm. W:48cm. Condition: No repairs. Some looseness from age. can be fixed very easily.
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Chinese : Porcelain : Pre AD 1000 item #1356633 (stock #CER-005)
A very rare white porcelain Song qingpai ewer with a clear pale bluish glaze. The body and shoulder of the vase have skillfully executed free-flowing scraffiato designs of florals and leaves. The tall cylindrical neck is encircled at the base by two horned dragons whose heads meet at the spout. The grooved loop handle is further decorated with eight small balls. The glaze pools in some areas creating a beautiful light watery blue...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Chinese : Pottery : Pre AD 1000 item #1363365 (stock #PT(H)-006)
An authentic large and beautiful original green glazed Han vase (hu) with monkeys, lions, wild boars, rabbits, riders on horse back and some strange human and animal type creatures. Age: Han Dynasty 206BC - 220AD Size: H. 32.5cm W. 28cm. Condition. Very good. No repairs.
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Chinese : Pottery : Pre AD 1000 item #1345929 (stock #PT-023)
A very rare large Han tomb pillar with stamped designs on three side. Front panel is stamped with four alternating designs of three trees with cloud formations and four girls carrying something over their heads. Each panel is separated with cloud formations. The two side panels have diamond shaped designs all the way to the bottom.In northern China during the Han dynasty, hollow clay bricks were used to construct the small, rectangular chambers of underground tombs...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Chinese : Wood : Pre 1837 VR item #1359960 (stock #MUS-001)
A rare huanghuali wood Chinese "violin" called an erhu. The main body and neck are carved from a single piece of huanghuali wood, its top stretched with snake skin of beautiful patterning. The bottom of the main body has a sound hole with an openwork carving of a stylized "shou" character meaning longevity (this bottom panel is a separate piece of wood)...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Chinese : Pottery : Pre 1492 item #1332831 (stock #PT(M)-004)
A beautiful large matching pair of Ming attendants. It is unusual and rare to find a matching pair of a male and female attendants with a beautiful matching three color glaze. The expressions are very real and natural. Both original heads are removable.The heads are removable from the bodies because they are molded to look like the actual attendants that took care of the deceased. Size: Male H.46cm. Female H. 44cm. Condition: No repairs.
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Chinese : Furniture : Pre 1800 item #1359757 (stock #WD-070)
A very rare pair of ironwood chairs also know as Tieli mu. Ironwood has been used with huanghuali items since the Ming Dynasty. In all the years that I have been collecting Chinese furniture, this is the only pair of ironwood chairs I have come across. Ironwood is usually been confused with jichimu. I find it just as desirable. Size: H. 112cm. W. 60cm. Depth. 45cm Age: Mid Qing.Condition: No repairs.
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Chinese : Furniture : Pre 1800 item #1367085 (stock #WD-067)
Rare pair of Blackwood side chairs. These were usually reserved for the men. This is classical Northern Chinese design. Very simple but elegant, classical Ming design. My favorite type of Chinese furniture. Size: H.104cm W.52cm. Age: 18th century Condition: Old repair on one leg. See last photo.
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Chinese : Pottery : Pre 1700 item #1338476 (stock #MART-006)
A large rare Ming jar. The brown glaze is decorated with strings of dots going down the sides. Size: H. 58cm. W. 42cm. Condition: No repairs,cracks or broken parts.
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Chinese : Pottery : Pre 1492 item #1346652 (stock #PT(M)-001)
A rare pair of authentic Ming glazed sansai pottery figures of an attendants on a hexagonal pedestals.Their long-sleeved robes are colored in finely crackled green and ochre glazes. Their life-like expressive faces are molded with exquisite detail. Usually attendant figures are based on actual attendants so attention was placed on capturing the person's real face and personality...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Chinese : Furniture : Pre 1800 item #1355480 (stock #WD-074)
A very rare round tea stand made of huanghuali with an insert burl wood top by a round stretcher and the splay legs ended in "Lin Zi" head feet. Age: Early 19th century.