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All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Chinese : Snuff Bottles : Pre 1910 item #795216 (stock #3333)
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this is a green Peking Glass snuff bottle with a frog motif. The stopper is of coral with an ivory spoon. The frog is well done with an engaging face. From tip of the nose to tip of the rear end, 6 cm. width is 4 cm, height is 4 cm. There are no chips or cracks. Fine condition.
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Chinese : Jewelry : Pre 1837 VR item #1390661
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This is a large elegant box Is 3 pieces of Hetian white jade carved into a jewelry box the design is ??
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Chinese : Wood : Pre 1837 VR item #630413 (stock #0033)
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This bamboo incense "tube" probably dates to the early Qing, circa 1700. The bamboo is well-patinated, the carving is clear in well-incised. Shown are, among other things, scholar-officials ambling amongst pine trees. The ends of the tube have been closed with hand-carved rose-wood ends (they may be 25 years old). L. about 18 cm.
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Chinese : Pottery : Pre AD 1000 item #1367190
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China Black/brown glaze bowl Yuan dynasty
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Chinese : Scholar Art : Pre 1910 item #719500 (stock #9494)
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This is Jiao xiang, a sedan chair box. Used by scholar-officials to carry their documents and writing implements from post to post. This is NOT of a great wood, but today it is still a rare piece of furniture/scholar's art in Beijing. Probably made of elm. This is complete, good condition. Serviceable and very good lines. This box had been a bit rickety for a long time, I have simply had it put back in order: no wood needed to be replaced, so none was...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Chinese : Metalwork : Pre 1900 item #653592 (stock #08 05 07)
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This is a very good Yixing "sanxianghu": Yixing claypot inside, wrapped with pewter on the outside, finished off with old jade (qing yu) original pieces at the handle, lid and spout. Calligraphy on one side, flowers on the other. This one has no mark in the base. The calligraphy is by one Su Chuan, a scholar of the 19th century. Very nice pot. Very good patina but a little dirty in places. We have not cleaned the pewter: that is for the next home!
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Chinese : Scholar Art : Pre 1910 item #757798 (stock #0860)
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This is a large cedar wood brushpot, carved to resemble a tree trunk. Ir 20 cm diameter, 21.5 cm high. Condition is excellent. There are markings on the bottom: one is the mark of the store at which I purchased this -- but I have no idea where that was or is. The other is a red wax seal showing it re-entered China (not a departure seal). And then my own inventory seal.
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Chinese : Wood : Pre 1910 item #756223 (stock #0864)
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Here are two large lotus leaf toggles each with frogs and lotus leafs as key parts of the work. In the first 4 frames we see a fat frog nibbling on the vine of the lotus which has come through the leaf from the bottom where the vine itself begins and comes through the leaf. The frog is very large, fat. In the second toggle, the whole lotus "action" is on the underside: a large lotus pod with the seeds is seen, all seeds are in excellent condition and all move...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Chinese : Horn : Pre 1910 item #715775 (stock #9999)
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very well carved antler inkpaste box and brush washer The inkpaste box is 4.5 cm in diameter, it is 1.5 cm high; the brush washer is 5.5 cm in diameter, 1.5 cm high. The two pieces are about 100 years old and in very good condition.
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Chinese : Scholar Art : Pre 1910 item #767769 (stock #0888b)
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This is a well-carved not worked over brushpot, could be a hat holder (maotong)
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Chinese : Wood : Pre 1910 item #870783
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Raising and training crickets to do battle with other crickets is a North China past-time. To do it right: one needs nets to catch and "picks" to pick them up to put in the net. One needs ticklers kept in a tube to get them into fighting form. Here we show a very good bamboo tube for storing the ticklers and some "picks". The tickler should be a very thin piece of zitan with rat's hair affixed to the end: that hair is supposed to arouse the cricket.
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Chinese : Wood : Pre 1910 item #761296 (stock #0878)
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This is a pair of modest sized bamboo cups. They are in excellent condition. Late 19th Century. Each cup is about 5 cm diameter and 5 cm high. This is not a perfect pair, but almost so. The flower is magnolia. These design on each cup is basically the same, although there are minor differences between the two. Very nice patina.
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Chinese : Folk Art : Pre 1910 item #777682 (stock #0371a)
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$395.00
This is a bamboo flute in excellent condition. It has many markings reminiscent of those for a ruler. The flute can still be played, but I have not tried it.
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Chinese : Wood : Pre 1900 item #631589 (stock #0045a)
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This huge bamboo frog is 15 cm long from nose to rear end, about 11 cm across. There is green stone where his nose ought to be; I do not know the stone or its meaning. A green nose, not a bloody nose? The condition is excellent, patina is nice, best on the bottom.
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Chinese : Snuff Bottles : Pre 1900 item #1186050
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length 15 cm x 6
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Chinese : Scholar Art : Pre 1910 item #891519
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This very nice small box has at least two uses. First, we have added a cord to it and it can be used to carry small things around, from the belt. Without the cord it becomes a ventilated small container. It can be used to hold incense bits before burning. It can be used to hold a cricket before sending it out. It is a fine container. Panel 3 before adding the cord: this is a small hole in the top to allow ventilation for either a cricket or incense...
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 : Folk Art : Pre 1910 item #1010676
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$795.00
A large monkey and a baby monkey on a beautifully carved wooden toggle. The base is a swirl design of a spreading lotus leaf on which the monkeys sit. The boxwood is wonderfully patinated.