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All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Chinese : Pre 1920 item #1360826
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Important Tang Dynasty (AD 618-907) sutra container from a San Francisco dealer who has been in business for over 40 years. This sutra container came to us as part of a group which belonged to the Avery Brundage Collection. There is a remnant of an old Brundage collector’s seal on the outside rim of the container as seen in the photographs...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Chinese : Pre 1920 item #1360791
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Antique Chinese scroll painting of a realistic looking pile of old fan cards, one of them with the image of Quan Yin. This style is called "trompe l'oeil". Signed "Lei, Tian Yun" with red chop, and calligraphy dedicating the piece in Hong Kong. Circa 1960

Dimensions: 35" x 15.25" (entire scroll) 27.5" x 14.25" (artwork only)
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Chinese : Pre 1920 item #1360741
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Sale Pending
Antique Chinese porcelain vase, of a stylized gourd shape, the neck fluted into a dramatic flared lip with foliate edges. Scenes of playing children in a famille rose glaze color palette and sculpted beast head "handles" at the vase's sides. The large lower portion of the vase body has an inscription with three red chops, tapering into a short flaring foot with slightly recessed base and red four character mark.

Republic Period

Dimensions : 4.75" x 4.75" x 9"H
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Chinese : Pre 1920 item #1360736
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$2,500.00
Antique Chinese porcelain brush washer, with ocean landscape scenes of boats on the water, and inscription on the backside with red chop. The foot is slightly recessed with unusual red mark. The brush washer is of a round form with flattened base and a wide mouth with a very short lip.

Republic period

Dimensions : 3.5" x 3.5" x 3" H
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Chinese : Pre 1920 item #1360467
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Antique Chinese pair of Large Shiwan ware goddess statues. These wares originated out of kilns in the Shiwanzhen subdistrict within the city of Foshan, going as far back as the Neolithic period. Each goddess mirrors the form of the other, holding a large vase above their heads, on a cloud pedestal with a small deer at their sides as a symbol of longevity. Each statue is pigmented with deep navy blue, robin's egg blue, beige, and white underglazes with some areas left bare...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Chinese : Pre 1920 item #1360406
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$6,000.00
Antique Chinese bench, made of Hongmu and other mixed woods. Inset with marble headrests. The underside is carved with motifs of scrolling lingzhi mushrooms, and its sides are carved with scrolling key frets. Very heavy. With bamboo mat seat cover.

Size: 79" L x 43.5" D x 42" H
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Chinese : Pre 1920 item #1360017
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$2,500.00
Antique Chinese scroll painting of a crane and pine tree, with calligraphy "dedicated to Zhonghua, Summer of (1930 or 1870)" , signed Chen Xi with two red chops.

Size: 22" x 60" H (entire scroll), 18.75" x 51" H (artwork only)
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Chinese : Pre 1920 item #1359704
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$3,200.00
A large Chinese scroll with hand-embroidered Double Happiness character, comprised of chrysanthemums and leaves. Vibrant shades of pink, purple, green, orange and white silk within the Double Happiness symbol contrast beautifully against the red silk ground.

Size: (entire scroll) 45" W x 100" H (artwork only) 35" W x 65.5" H
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Chinese : Pre 1920 item #1359613
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$2,000.00
Antique Chinese scroll, with stylized calligraphy, signed with two red chops, over a painting of fish leaping from a cluster of seaweed, signed also with two additional red chops. A very whimsical representation of the fish.

Female artist Yu"Yingzi signed both the calligraphy poem and painting, dated winter Hong Kong 1925.

Size: 15.5" L x 75" H (entire scroll) 12" L x 25.5" H (artwork only)
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Chinese : Metalwork : Pre 1920 item #1359457
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$2,500.00
Antique Chinese bronze tripod censer, with lions' heads for handles and beautiful hand-scribed calligraphy on its front over a textured ground.

Mid 18th Century

Size: 3.5" x 2.75" x 2.75" H
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Chinese : Pre 1920 item #1358813
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$350.00
Antique Chinese jade archer's ring. The edges are hand-carved with the image of a chimera over a crosshatch ground.

Dimensions: 1.25" x 1.25"
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Chinese : Pre 1920 item #1358807
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$9,000.00
Antique Chinese porcelain bowl, of an oval form with ribbed sides and a famille rose color palette. The yellow sides are incised with various Chinese inscriptions in blue glaze while several key characters are glazed in red. The foot is tall and deeply recessed with a red seal of Daoguang (1821-1850). The bowl is placed within a dramatic metal display of a fleur de lys design, raising it on narcissus style legs.

Size: (including stand) 12.5" L x 8.5" D x 6"H
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Chinese : Pre 1920 item #1357850
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$5,000.00
A rather unusual glazed Chinese yixing tea pot. Traditionally, mixing tea posts are unglazed and this pot combines unglazed sections, such as the interior and the glazes that encompass the exterior side of the pot. The pot contains a seal on both the undersides of the lid and pot, of the maker attributing to Zhao Jingnan. Zhao Jingnan was a noted artist specializing in producing fixing and zhisha tea wares during the Qing Dynasty...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Chinese : Pre 1920 item #1357650
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$2,000.00
Antique Chinese hardwood altar table, with attractive natural woodgrain with dark finish. Simplistic design of scrolling feet and side bracing between each leg. Early 20th century, circa 1930s.

Size: 72" L x 16" W x 28" H
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Chinese : Pre 1920 item #1357501
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$4,500.00
Chinese hardwood altar table, made of solid elm wood with its original red lacquer finish. Carved with dramatic scrolling legs on elevated feet. Five panel carvings in front depict various scenes with auspicious elements, dragon carvings in archaic style, the underside with scalloped edges. The altar style edges curl upwards in a scrolling fashion, with reticulated carvings of dragons below either side.

18th/19th Century

Size: 83" L x 21" W x 35" H
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Chinese : Pre 1920 item #1357050
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$950.00
Chinese wood carving of Quan Yin, the compassionate female bodhisattva. With pigments of red, black, and gilt lacquer. She stands posed with her arms crossed, holding a scroll close to her chest.

Republic period circa 1920

Size: 9" x 7" x 26" H
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Chinese : Paintings : Pre 1920 item #1356301
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$1,200.00
Antique Chinese western style landscape scroll painting, signed Gao Di Sheng with red chop, with auspicious calligraphy inscription above on a pink background with gold flecks, signed with two red chops.

Size: 17.75" W x 79.5" H (entire scroll) 13" W x 31" H (painting only)
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Chinese : Pre 1920 item #1356256
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$2,500.00
Antique Chinese calligraphy scroll painting, signed Li Xian Gen (1893-1943), a secretary to Sun Zhong Shan, with two red chops.

Size: 14.25" W x 85" H (entire scroll) 9.25" W x 19.75" H (artwork only)