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All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Chinese : Wood : Pre 1910 item #788143 (stock #4204)
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Sale Pending
This is an elaborately carved zitan stand or desk decoration. The carving is clean and sharp.
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Chinese : Folk Art : Pre 1910 item #787803 (stock #9814xc)
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$295 this is only for the whisk sold
This is a fly whisk made with a zitan handle. The zitan piece has been gently carved as shown in Frame 2. It is probably 100 + years old. Nice patina and zitan "grain" can be seen. The condition is excellent. The horse tail may not be old but the whole piece is quite attractive.
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Chinese : Scholar Art : Pre 1910 item #787214 (stock #3928)
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This s a photograph of the soapstone items already posted. These include a brushpot, a mountain statue and a small seal. MP HM
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Chinese : Scholar Art : Pre 1910 item #786909 (stock #4710a)
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$2000.00
This is a beautifully shaped flower holder made of longyan wood. This is a Fujian wood, the carving and the shaping here is very good.
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Chinese : Scholar Art : Pre 1910 item #784449 (stock #8209c)
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sold
This is a peach shaped huanghuali brushwasher. The third frame reveals a long-ago minor nick toward the center, it is stable. Condition is very good.
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Chinese : Scholar Art : Pre 1910 item #783713 (stock #3570c)
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This is a very beautiful zitan brushwasher. The whole item is actually one big lotus leaf, beginning at the bottom underneath. The leaf curls up to the top, it looks like waves but not so. The curves of the leaf curl up to the top and then fold in. The whole piece is elegant and the patina fine. It is about 7 cm long, 5 cm wide and not quite 3 cm high. Middle Qing. The photograph at the back of the first image suggest a piece missing: this is not the case...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Chinese : Folk Art : Pre 1910 item #782971 (stock #4716c)
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This is a large thread holder. Probably 4 colors of thread are wound around each of the 4 sections of this holder. Each section has a moving ball. When this contraption is used, it must have been not only colorful but had a very nice sound. It has been seen by friends int he Northeast and in South China, but must have been carved in the North. This is a typical boxwood product, a proto-toggle in the eyes of one friend.
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Chinese : Scholar Art : Pre 1910 item #782323 (stock #8742c)
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14000.00 RMb
This is a soapstone ensemble of scholar's objects. On the left is a very well-carved brushrest, excellent patina. In the center, what may called a brushpot but which one wag has called a wine cup. Very good patina. On the right: a contraption: it holds ink and water in the larger holes, small brushes in the center hole. Nice patina. The cup may be the oldest of the three. Condition of three is very good. The brushwasher: a few chips from us on the rim. Can sell each piece separately...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Chinese : Porcelain : Pre 1910 item #781634 (stock #7312c)
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sold
This is a single wine warmer cup. "One for the Road". The cover and base fit, the small inner cup also has glaze. This item is from an old Hong Kong Collection; I acquired it many years ago. Today, finding all 3 pieces in old sets: virtually impossible, even in a single ensemble. The wine warmer is used thusly: a bottle of already heated rice wine is brought to the table; its contents are poured into a large wine warmer pot OR directly into the little porcelain cup shown here...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Chinese : Scholar Art : Pre 1910 item #781215 (stock #03913)
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this is a very austere small bench cum altar table. It has no carving, no additions to make it "pretty". Very Ming. The last photo shows the "niu mao" zitan silver streaks.
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Chinese : Scholar Art : Pre 1910 item #780850 (stock #1688)
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This is a Zitan bird cage with all the fittings necessary to keep a bird well fed: little porcelain bird feeders ready to feed the bird. He would have to be a class-act bird: this is a zitan bird cage. Most cages are made of bamboo, this is the only one I have ever seen of zitan. The top has an unusual aspect to it: a painting of a sparrow by an unknown master.
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Chinese : Scholar Art : Pre 1910 item #780350 (stock #7362z)
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$298.00
This is a rosewood brushrest for the scholar's table. It is rosewood, is well carved. No nicks or chips, very good condition. Late 19th, early 20th century piece, very well carved and preserved.
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Chinese : Lacquer : Pre 1910 item #779831 (stock #5982a)
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$8000.00
This is a very good 19th Screen of 4 panels; first measurement: Length is 105 cm, width of each panel is 30 cm. thickness of each panel is 2.5 cm. This is a 19th Century screen in excellent condition. It is lacquer over painting on the wood panels. The main theme is chrysanthemum with insects and birds. Each panel depicts a season of the year: Winter, Spring, Summer and Autumn.
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Chinese : Folk Art : Pre 1910 item #778004 (stock #5702a )
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$395.00
This was once the handle for a fly whisk. It is carved with frogs and monkeys. All well carved. Condition very good except at one end. lively piece. I bought it without the handsome horse-tail; an old craftsman from Shandong comes to Beijing regularly and, among other things, knits a little cover for adding the horsehair to the "stick" This is thus a half old half new and very handsome fly whisk. Only in Beijing!
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 : Scholar Art : Pre 1910 item #775842 (stock #8731)
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$298.00
This is a much under-rated brushrest. It is shaped like mountain peaks.
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Chinese : Scholar Art : Pre 1910 item #775801 (stock #0976)
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sold
well used soapstone seal It is carved as two stalks of bamboo. It is tied by bamboo vine and leafs. The characters in the base describe the owner: "artistic heart".
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Chinese : Scholar Art : Pre 1910 item #775509 (stock #8732a)
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This very nice modest sized brushpot is very nicely fluted. The carver creatively carved the surname of the owner-to-be, Jiang, in the side of the pot. It is almost like a shadow, almost better seen in a photograph than in the hand. This pot has a few normal nicks and scratches, indicative of regular use since it was made about 100 years ago. There are now other soapstone scholar's objects on this site: a very nice brushwasher, great Mountain with two monkeys, a seal and now this.