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Chinese Boxwood Lingzhi Ruyi Scepter
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Boxwood or Yangmu Ruyi Scepter

19th-20th century

Size: Length 33.5cm Width 7cm Height 6cm

The lingzhi fungus motif formed as a scepter and the rustic design of the ends is an accessories often found in Chinese literati culture. The ruyi scepter represents the Daoist idea of immortality and longevity. Also the scepter represents ideas of seclusion and reclusiveness, ideals of the literati scholar. These scepters were often held by scholars to represent their lofty status and as time... Click for details

Large Taiwanese Painting of Peonies by Shao Gongqian
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Peonies

Shao Gongqian (active 20th century)

Size: Length 68cm Width 32cm

Peonies, a traditional theme in Chinese painting has been rendered in a style or technique that became popular with the Republic period. Watercolor like techniques and styles existed in China since the popularity of painting expanded since the Song up to the Qing dynasties. With the influence of Japan in the late 19th century and the Westernization movement, paintings in the Far east incorporated these ideas and... Click for details

Taiwanese Painting of Egrets by Shao Gongqian
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Painting of Egrets (celebrating the 49th year of the Republic)

Shao Gongqian (active 20th century)

Size: Length 68cm Width 32cm

A subtle and refined work of two egrets huddled together near a river bank with reeds surrounding the birds. This rustic scene may have been submitted for an exhibition or a display in celebrating the 49th year of the Republic, or in 1960.

Taiwanese Painting of Peonies by Shao Gongqian
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Peonies

Shao Gongqian (active mid 20th century)

Size: Length 24.2cm Width 27.3cm

A classical style depicting peonies within a garden. The techniques shown are representative of developments in Chinese painting during the early years of the Republic period with noted artists such as Wu Changshuo and Chen Shaomei who helped to incorporate different styles from the West and other parts of Asia.

Literati Painting of Wang Xizhi At His Study
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Wang Xizhi at His Study

Signature reads Hokkai

Meiji Period

Size: Length 181 cm Width 41cm

Wang Xizhi, the sage of calligraphy and wearing his signature hat is sitting at his study while staring at geese floating on a lake or pond. This view is based on a famous poem that Wang Xizhi wrote how he yearns to be the geese flying in the distance. Other portraits show the poet carrying a geese, where painters tried to grasp at the heart of Wang Xizhi's poems and express them visually.

Chinese Oxblood Bowl with Yongzheng Mark
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Chinese Oxblood Bowl

Late Qing Period or Republic

Size: Diameter 9.5cm Height 4cm

The bowl contains a Yongzheng Period Mark on the bottom. However, the piece was made much later during the Late Qing to Republic Period. Oxblood glazes were popular starting with the monochrome glazes seen in the preceding dynasties prior to the Qing. By the late 17th century, new technologies and chemicals broaden the spectrum of porcelain arts that monochrome glazes became part of this trend.

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Chinese Jade Carving of a Branch with Fruit
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Chinese Jade Carving of a Fruit on a Branch

19th-20th century

Size: 4.8 x 4.5 cm

A rather interesting jade carving of a fruit with a branch from its tree ( or bush). Carvings from still life or nature has been popular in China, but production and craft in Jade increased during the succeeding years of the late Ming up to fall of the Qing Dynasty in early 20th century.

Antique Chinese Small Agate Carving
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Agate Carving of An Eggplant or Gourd

19th-20th century

Size: 5.5 x 2 cm

Agate carvings of vegetables are not unusual, but contemplating on the form of the eggplant is an usual one. Eggplants have been in Asia since prehistoric times. However, rarely was the plant depicted in art. By the Qing dynasty, unusual depictions of different animals and plants began to appear and may have been influenced from cultures of neighboring nations or ethnic groups.

Antique Chinese Jade Belt Buckle
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Chinese Jade Belt Buckle Carving

Qing Period or Later

Size: Length 6.7cm Width 4.2cm

Unlike the traditional auspicious motifs or dragons seen in belt buckles, this pieces has fish carved on its surface. The different gradations are set well to work with the details of the buckle. Fish are an auspicious motif, but are often seen in paintings, certain metalworks, wood, and other materials, not often in belt buckles. The piece comes from a Pebble Beach, CA estate.

Antique Chinese Jade Carving of Mythical Beast
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Chinese Jade Carving of a Mythical Beast

Ming Dynasty or Later

Size: 5cm x 3.8cm

A small lozenge shaped Jade carving with a mythical beast carved on the surface of the jade. The style is similar to those seen during the mid to late Ming Dynasty.

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