Chinese Celadon Crackled Glaze
Republic Period or Latter
Diameter 13.5cm Height 21cm
The vase is similar to an example found in the Palace Museum collection in Beijing dating from the Southern Song Period titled as: Nan Song Guanyao, Xianwen ping. When the Song lost to the warriors who established the Jin dynasty, most of the court's old bronze pieces were lost and in replacement, various celadon wares were made to substitute the bronzes that were used in various court ceremonies during... Click for details
Dehua Statue of Kwan Yin
Republic Period or latter
Size: Length 10.8cm Width 8.9cm Height 23cm
Unlike the common designs and styles seen with Chinese dehua kwan yin statues, this statue does not have the common marks on the back denoting the famous maker during the Qing Dynasty. No marks are found on the back and inside the body of the statue is an old seal denoting that the piece was made in China.
Set of Writing and Letter Box With Motif of Chrysanthemums
Size: (Writing Box):Length 20cm Width 24.2cm Height 4.5cm (Letter Box): Length 11.43cm Width 25cm Height 8 cm
An interesting set of two lacquer boxes decorated with motifs of chrysanthemums. Unlike the traditional designs often seen in the previous Edo and Meiji periods, this set appears to have designs often seen in kimono designs from the Taisho and Showa periods. The stamens of the chrysanthemums have metal... Click for details
Pair of Gu Shaped Cloisonné Vases
Republic Period or later
Size: Diameter 23cm Height 41.2cm
A standard pair of Chinese cloisonné vases formed in the shape of a gu vase. The gu vase comes from the archaic past, often seen in the Shang and Yin ritual objects. Scholars and connoisseurs favored these traditional designs and used them in decorative arrangements.
The rim of the vases are a bit "beaten" up and have some inconsistencies.
White Jade Archaic Design Carving
Size: Length 3.8cm Width 1.6cm Height 5 cm
A finely crafted white jade carving inspired by the Shang and Yin dynasty bronzes. During the latter dynasties, the use of motifs and designs from Shang and Yin dynasty bronzes were not only the romantic appropriation of designs but also that the nation was also continuing a long standing traditional culturally as well.
Chinese Porcelain Brown and Blue and White Bowl
Republic Period or later
Size: Diameter 10.2cm Height 7.62cm
An interesting blend of blue and white with a monochrome brown tea dust like glaze. Unlike the common imperial attributed marks, this one has the maker's name. The exterior of the bowl has slight discoloration through use and exposure to sun and natural elements.
Burl Rootwood Stand or objet
Size: Length (approx) 20" Width 10" Height 18"
A dramatic and individualistic burl rootwood objet. Root wood which are objects found in nature are polished and their natural formations are kept. Often these pieces are shaped into stands, decorative pieces, screens and other objects used in the home.
Japanese knotted burl rootwood vase
Size: length 10.3" Width 6" Height 8"
Knotted root wood or a burl retaining its natural formation. This genre of Japanese decorative arts is rather unknown and has been left in the limelight. Retaining the natural formation of the wood while polishing it and bringing forth a new "use" could be considered Japanese, with new and innovative designs being created constantly.
Nan Iron Tetsubin Pot
Size: Diameter 22cm Height 23cm
A simple and elegant tetsbuin or Japanese iron tea pot. Lines continue across the body possibly representative of water or some natural formation. The lid holder is done in a bamboo motif.
Chinese Gourd Shaped Porcelain Vase with Insects Motif
Size: Diameter 10cm Height 16cm
Although the vase contains a Kangxi Period mark, rather the vase comes from a period much later when works attributing to different periods of the Qing dynasty was popular and various editions were created. The vase contains motifs of different insects throughout the body done in red. The bottom has a celadon like color ring near the foot. Slight gold embellishments can be seen near the... Click for details