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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 : Stoneware : Pre 1910 item #871074
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$2500 sold
This is a dynamically created mythical animal. He is writhing in front of us, his tongue is moving noisily. The maker's mark in the bottom is that of Chen Mingyuan who lived in the early Qing dynasty, flourishing in the Kangxi period (1661-1722). This piece is in the style of Chen but not his. A distinguished colleague wrote: "The dog is very cute but almost certainly not by Mingyuan...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Chinese : Wood : Pre 1910 item #877965
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$890.00
This is a substantial scroll pot. It is about 100 years old, beautiful grained, elm wood (yu mu in Chinese). This is not for "snobs" but for people who will appreciate the lovely grain, who will need the size and will appreciate the care and wear this pot has. It is not in perfect condition, it has been noticeably but nicely repaired. The bass clips inside haven been well affixed. There are few other defects in the pot, all easily seen. But it is in good shape and will last another 100 years...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Chinese : Folk Art : Pre 1900 item #886962
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$895.00
This is an ugly little Lingzhi fungus It is old as the hills. I have sold a large one last year to a scholar in the US. This one is older , smaller, uglier -- and GREAT. It would have been used as a desk decorative object OR long ago chopped up to be used in Chinese medicine.
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Chinese : Folk Art : Pre 1910 item #890867 (stock #888)
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This is most complex toggle I think I have ever seen: Two frogs, one fish and 2 lotus sees pods, one with the seeds moving. Boxwood. approx 6 cm long and 6 cm high. Probably boxwood. Absolutely unique. the back of the toggle has two lotus stems wound like a rope from the two lotus seeds' pods. There is something else There It is also a new Lotus growth with a new lotus bud coming out of it It is till a bud. there are 3 pair of holes for running a cord through; we have used only 1 pair...
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 : Scholar Art : Pre 1910 item #892839
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This is a large simple elegant brushpot, also known as a scrollpot. It is 19.5 cm, and the diameter is 21.5 cm The mark on the pot reads Zheng Da Guang Ming ; Honest and Openhearted.
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Chinese : Snuff Bottles : Pre 1910 item #895455
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$395.00
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Chinese : Snuff Bottles : Pre 1910 item #895458
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$395.00
Nice
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Chinese : Scholar Art : Pre 1910 item #898438
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$24000.00
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Chinese : Pottery : Pre 1910 item #900006 (stock #140821)
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$1999.00
This is a complete Yixing Incense Burner or Censer. The top has a Lion with his paw on a truly movable ball.
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Chinese : Pottery : Pre 1920 item #901600
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$1200.00
The stand is new, carved in Beijing by Master Cao. The cup is well over 100 years old in very good condition. minor issues
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Chinese : Metalwork : Pre 1910 item #907911
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This bronze frog toggle has seen the world. Beijing to the US East Coast and now back in Beijing. Where will it go next? Probably Ming
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Chinese : Scholar Art : Pre 1910 item #910746
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$295.00
Height is 10 cm and diameter is 7 cm
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Chinese : Scholar Art : Pre 1910 item #911102
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All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Chinese : Pottery : Pre AD 1000 item #920078
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$2500.00
This is a plain elegant neolithic vase, not one of those many jars which have hit the market. RARE
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Chinese : Scholar Art : Pre 1920 item #925211
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$449.00
This is a small ivory box with stand for holding inkspaste. This box is 2.5 cm wide, 1.4 cm tall.
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Chinese : Stoneware : Pre 1920 item #926935
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$295.00