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All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Chinese : Snuff Bottles : Pre 1910 item #810115 (stock #9876)
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$499.00
This is a very good wooden snuff bottle. It is the shape of a melon. The stopper has a coral 'head". The whole snuff bottle is very well done and in excellent condition. Probably over 100 years old
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Chinese : Scholar Art : Pre 1910 item #805071 (stock #3570)
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$795.00
this is a very attractive zitan frame with a marble inset. The zitan frame is currently complete but not put together. The buyer can have it sent whole or as is. The marble stone shows mountains in the background with clouds. It is not original to the frame but fits it very well. The brass hook is original to the frame. This ensemble would have graced the wall of a scholar's study. The frame is 9.5 inches long and 7 inches wide.
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Chinese : Folk Art : Pre 1910 item #801603 (stock #3457)
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$595.00
This is a fat salamander, waiting to eat a bunch of Chinese insects
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Chinese : Folk Art : Pre 1910 item #800731 (stock #3580)
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$495.00
A Triptych of frog "toggle" and toggle. The objects on the left are strictly speaking not toggles: there are no holes for stringing a cord through. They were used as little paper weights, in all likelihood. The legs of the frogs are straight, not folded in. The third object has folded in legs, could have been used as toggle or a paper weight. The condition of the 3 varies: one on far left: OK. A little wounded and may not be zitan...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Chinese : Folk Art : Pre 1910 item #799027 (stock #8888d)
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$1200.00
This is a large monkey toggle: it can take a great cord around and through it. These eyes nose and mouth are made of copper wire. The face is striking. It is almost 11 cm tall, 3+ cm wide at the base/ DBHM
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Chinese : Scholar Art : Pre 1910 item #792178 (stock #2841)
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This zitan hammer may have been used for decorative purposes. L 22.8 head is L 6.8 /d us 3.8; Each side of the head is decorated with tiny metal nails; in 2010 we see that the head is not perfect condition which means it must have been used as a practical tool In working with leather or more likely in Chinese medicine ?
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Chinese : Folk Art : Pre 1910 item #790384 (stock #87234)
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$899.00
This is a very well carved frog on a superbly carved lotus leaf with vines underneath. There is an old repair to the top of the leaf which is very obvious.
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Chinese : Wood : Pre 1910 item #789466 (stock #4848a)
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This frog has no equal: The Eyes Move. Warts, knot hole, awesome; To the left is A frog with a very similar design is on the right. I have owned it for many years. But both weee probably carved by the same master in Shandong. The eyes of the toggle on offer not only move but they protrude from the head and wiggle.
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Chinese : Wood : Pre 1910 item #788143 (stock #4204)
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This is an elaborately carved zitan stand or desk decoration. The carving is clean and sharp.
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 #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 : 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 : Folk Art : Pre 1910 item #772670 (stock #1008a)
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$495.00
This is a very good complex toggle in very good condition.