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All Items : Antiques : Decorative Art : Organics : Wood : Pre 1837 VR item #676257 (stock #0555)
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This is a glorious burl frog toggle: it was done in late Ming early Qing China. The original boxwood design has probably been all worn off. What remains is a proud frog with copper eyes sitting in a basket. We suspect when first made, all the basket was carved, the frog had warts. Today: the basket weaving has worn off. If there were warts they have been worn down due to constant handling. It is now smoothe and gentle to touch. It is an elegant piece. The bronze eyes are staring at you. The...
All Items : Antiques : Pre 1900 item #676260 (stock #5559)
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This is a dragon chasing dragon ivory toggle. Each dragon is distinct but seem to be identical.
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Chinese : Scholar Art : Pre 1910 item #685673 (stock #0997)
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This lingzhi fungus took many years to grow and it has been with me for many years. It was used in the Qing dynasty to decorate the scholar's studio; it is in excellent condition. No nicks which might have been present if it had been used in Chinese medicine. Its beauty lies in its rustic appearance. Note: it will have a stand made to show it off even better. It is 35 cm long, 22.5 cm high and 13 cm thick. The stand has been made by Beijing Master Cao. It too is a work of art.
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Chinese : Wood : Pre 1910 item #686884 (stock #1001)
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This looks like a Buddhist Prayer Wheel to me...It is on a custom-made stand, easily worn as a toggle; I have had it strung with a new product, a leather cord. The design is carved either out of rosewood or the boxwood has developed a very deep patina. Both front and back are filled with mushrooms.
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Chinese : Wood : Pre 1910 item #686890 (stock #1002)
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This is a finely carved "Buddhist Prayer Wheel" style toggle, full of ruyi on front and back. This is exquisitely reticulated. The boxwood has developed a fine patina. The stand was made in Beijing by a well-known contemporary carver. But this piece can equally be used as a toggle. From its patina, it clearly has been.
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Chinese : Wood : Pre 1910 item #686892 (stock #1003)
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$799.00
A toggle of boxwood in a "Buddhist Prayer Wheel" style. Great carving on both sides, reticulated. It sits on a hand-made stand, done in Beijing by a noted craftsman. Can be worn as a toggle. Beautiful work through out, a small nick on one side.
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Chinese : Scholar Art : Pre 1900 item #687160 (stock #1013)
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This is a huanghuali huacha. That literally means it is a flower (bud) vase but could also hold incense sticks, small tools, etc. As the photos show, this is two pieces: the main cylinder is 14 cm tall, the feet are another 1 cm. The diameter is 5 cm at the top, about 4.5 cm at the bottom. The piece is thus beautifully almost not noticeably tapered from top to bottom. The separate plug (seems like a spoon of sorts)in frame 7 is 2.5 cm tall with a diameter of 2 cm. No defects to report This dat...
All Items : Antiques : Decorative Art : Organics : Wood : Pre 1900 item #687165 (stock #1013)
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zitan purse clasp. The back is not carved, the front is carved with what seems like a bat at the top, a lizard on one side and a monkey perhaps in the center. This piece is light for zitan, it is probably 200 years old, maybe more. excellent condition. Roughly 6.5 cm long by 3.5 cm wide. This clasp would have been used to keep a very elegant embroidered purse or bag closed properly. Ivory one has no carving; it is 2.5 cm wide, 4.5 cm long.
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Chinese : Scholar Art : Pre 1900 item #687184 (stock #1024)
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$1499.00
This is a paperweight of a stone I do not know. It is well-carved into a Buddha's hand, no seeming defects. There is a little lizard elegantly carved on the top of the "hand". It is made of Qingtian (Chingtian) stone, which comes from Zhejiang, in East China. Qingtian has a long history in China, it is an important even famous stone. It is warm to the touch, it has a stand for viewing.
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Pre 1910 item #687760 (stock #1020)
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This is a stick for a duster probably, but could also have been used to fit a brush on its end. It is fully carved -- looks like etching -- throughout.
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Chinese : Pottery : Pre 1900 item #687860 (stock #0201)
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$3500.00
This is a huge ceramic Boar for the Year of the Boar This could be very old. It was sold to me many years as Han or Tang, but ceramics is not my world. The glaze covers most of him, there are a few chips here and there but it is a very strong boar.
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Chinese : Scholar Art : Pre 1900 item #688995 (stock #0201)
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$7500.00
Palm wood brushpots are very rare. I believe I have only seen one, in the collection of a well-known American collector. None ever seen in the Beijing market. The grain is fantastic: the basic color is dark brown, but there are orange stripes throughout. This is one piece of palmwood; the base is not added in, but has been the base since the pot was made. This pot is 19.5 cm at the diameter, 20 cm high; and weighs 2.8 kg. A somewhat larger one, 21.5 cm high and 23.5 cm at the diameter, was...
All Items : Traditional Collectibles : Books : Contemporary item #689461 (stock #8888)
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This is a collage of Maki prints depicting the tokkuri (sake bottle). We have added images of most of the prints here. Enjoy. Be Sure to CLICK Above as directed, please.
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Chinese : Scholar Art : Pre 1910 item #690388 (stock #0339)
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This is beautifully patinated drum shaped fitted round box. The patination is rich, the effect is a dark warm deep brown color throughout. The top and bottom fit together perfectly, this was carved from one piece of burl. Measurements to follow. A very beautiful round box for the scholar's studio.
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Chinese : Folk Art : Pre 1910 item #691720 (stock #1235)
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This rare jug shaped toggle is a replica of an early ceramic shape. The carved design, the notches at the top: all area reminiscent of traditional pottery shapes.
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Chinese : Folk Art : Pre 1910 item #695955 (stock #9999)
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All Items : Artisan and Design : Sculpture : Pre 1950 item #696974 (stock #4848)
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$895.00
This is a very elegant "stick" for a seal. It shows a dragon chasing a sacred pearl. The material is a very warm deep yellow soapstone, it is about 100 years old, in excellent condition. The dragon is very long and he writhes through the seal.
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Chinese : Scholar Art : Pre 1900 item #702346 (stock #1085)
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This is a zitan brushpot carved to resemble a section of a tree trunk, all very naturalistic. It is a "medium sized" pot. It is 12 cm high, 10.5 cm wide at the diameter. It is Mid-Qing, probably Qianlong. Very good patina, no cracks or chips, in excellent condition.