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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 : 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 : Folk Art : Pre 1900 item #666447 (stock #3033)
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This is a fine Frog Toggle; he is about 3.5 cm long, 2 cm tall and 2 cm wide. He is made of burl, the eyes are zitan and are circled by a strip of bronze. He sits on his haunches, waiting to jump. He has been doing that for 150 years. Well-patinated.
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Chinese : Scholar Art : Pre 1900 item #666446 (stock #0333)
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$695.00
This is an authentic full maizhen, made of chicken wing wood (Jichimu): we have never seen one in many years of collecting. It is a complete object: the place where he arm rests to take the pulse is connected to the base with strong wire. It folds together perfectly for the Chinese medical doctor to carry with him The patina on the maizhen itself is great, evidence of much use and many presumably cured patients.
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Chinese : Folk Art : Pre 1900 item #666187 (stock #0290)
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This is a huge Chinese boxwood toggle. See all the beans. We have never seen one with so many rows of beans, all ready to be eaten. It is 8 cm long, 4 cm wide. More info following, all questions welcome!
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Netsuke and Related : Pre 1910 item #665055 (stock #0228)
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This a well-carved now old Japanese netsuke. The mythical beast depicted in this netsuke is still in excellent condition. The bottom seems to be missing some ivory. Not signed. Probably mid-late 19th Century.
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Chinese : Wood : Pre 1900 item #661401 (stock #2282)
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$1000.00
This is an elegant burl flask probably made and used in the Mongolia-Tibetan frontier lands of China. It is made of burl. When found in Beijing, I had Master Cao make a stand for it -- and it sits on that stand. It probably was used to carry tobacco. The plastic cap does not move: we cannot separate it from the flask.The center "button" moves and can be lifted out to put tobacco inside...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Chinese : Ivory : Pre 1900 item #660679 (stock #0224)
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$350 sold
This is an ivory toggle showing two huans, a mythical Chinese animal. (It could also depict two lions..) The two "huan" are chasing each other. The carving is truly great: every line that should be there is there. This is an old toggle and as such is not in perfect condition. It seems to have a small nick in one paw, I believe. Price reflects this lacunae.
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Chinese : Scholar Art : Pre 1837 VR item #660365 (stock #0223)
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$4000 sold
This elegant huanghuali brushpot was carved in the late Ming-early Qing period. There is a Tang dynasty poem carved into it, the figures in the low relief are two famous monks Han Shan and Shi De. They are shown discussing a famous Tang poem, written by Zhang Ji. We leave it for its next keeper to translate. The grain is a fine huanghuali one, there are gui-lia-er (ghost eyes) in the grain. The plug is original...
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 : Wood : Pre 1900 item #653575 (stock #0118)
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This is a Great Toggle. It is a large lotus pod with Fifteen moving seeds hanging out from it. Great patina, very rare piece. Only the discerning should look Some would say Ming, I will just say first half of the mid-19th Century. The pod is 4 cm at the diameter, it is about 3 cm high, excluding the measurements of the sturdy branch from which it hangs.
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Chinese : Scholar Art : Pre 1900 item #641810 (stock #0100)
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$3500.00
This is a miniature altar table, modeled on a larger one. This one may have been used to display inkstones, we may use it to display toggles. It is graceful and elegant, with a fine patina. It has a few marks left by cups or small brushpots over the years. and one possibly hairline crack visible on the bop. These minor defects cannot be removed by us in Beijing: that would kill the patina.
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Chinese : Wood : Pre 1910 item #640490 (stock #0095)
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$795.00
This elegant tobacco container is beautifully carved and has been well-cared for. Many many years ago: it was repaired in a poor way -- I have not tried to re-do this repair. This container is made of huangyangmu (boxwood). It measures 7 cm high, width is 6 cm and diameter is about 2 cm. Fine patina, sharp carving on both sides and on the top and bottom. Comes with fitted box (not shown). Surely, an elegant toggle accompanied this tobacco case.
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Chinese : Porcelain : Pre 1910 item #637127 (stock #0078)
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$995.00
This elegant brown porcelain water jarlet was used to hold water (a shui-er), to be gently poured out by the scholar in his studio. The lines are elegant, the glaze is rich and plentiful. A 19th Century piece. It may have been the inspiration for the wood piece which will be shown soon with this ceramic one for contrast. H is 5.5 cm, w is 6. HM LM
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Chinese : Scholar Art : Pre 1900 item #636163 (stock #0077)
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$595 sold
This is a beautifully done baimu (cypress) box for an inkstone. The name of the carver is on the box, the condition of the box is very good, with one exception: there is a piece of wood missing at the rim of the lower half of the box: this can be repaired if the buyer wishes. The box is carved as if to follow a natural line of, say, the inkstone for which it was made...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Chinese : Snuff Bottles : Pre 1900 item #635471 (stock #0070)
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This is a very attractive carved bamboo snuff bottle, with its own rosewood display stand. I think this snuff bottle is about 100 years old. The bamboo is very well carved, with the shape of a fruited vine with gourd. It is full-bodied. Fine patina. Well-hollowed. The bottle is 2" tall, 1-5/8 " wide and 1-1/4 : deep.
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Chinese : Scholar Art : Pre 1837 VR item #633150 (stock #0055)
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This elegant small round zitan inkpaste box was made in the late Ming, early Qing period, well over 300 years ago. The zitan quality is very high, the top and bottom fit and are made of one piece of wood. This is a very elegant scholar's table piece. H 2.5 cm and W about 3.5 cm
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Chinese : Wood : Pre 1837 VR item #632292 (stock #0045)
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$795.00
This toggle resembles a totem pole: it has men, birds and plum blossoms all going up a "poll". The piece is old, condition very good, a most interesting toggle. Probably early 19th Century. H is 11.5 cm, width is 3.5 cm. The stand is recent: it enables the toggle to "stand" for display purposes. Cup measurements: Huanghuali cups H 7.5 cm Top widest part 10 cm width at the narrowest part 7.2 cm Bottom widest part 6 most narrowest 5 Both are the same measurements