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Rose Quartz Carving of Sheep and child
Rose Quartz Carving of Sheep and child
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Rose Quartz Carving of Sheep

19th-20th century

Size: Length 10cm Height 8.5cm

2015 is the year of the sheep and the animal has been an essential part of the ancient agricultural society of China. Often sacrifices were given and latter period respected the sheep in association with sages who used domesticated animals for their transportation. The term, shan yang kai tai is often used to celebrate when the year arrives.

Chinese Monk's Hat Yixing Pot attributed to Cao Wanfen
Chinese Monk's Hat Yixing Pot attributed to Cao Wanfen
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Monk's Hat Yixing Tea Pot

20th century

Attributed to Tsao Wanfen

Size:Diameter 15cm Height 10cm

The monk's hat tea is inspired by the hats that Buddhist monks and a few Daoist priests wear during certain rituals. The design was used in the tea pot somewhere around the mid Qing dynasty and often hexagonal and octagonal forms are seen. This work contains the seal of the artist, Cao Wanfen.

Vintage Chinese Yixing Tea Container
Vintage Chinese Yixing Tea Container
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Vintage Chinese Yixing Tea Container

20th century

Size: Diameter 13.7cm Height 12.8cm

A hexagonal yixing tea leaf container engraved with the calligraphy of different styles. On the bottom is a seal of the maker, Zhongguo Yixing.

Chinese Bamboo Wrist Rest Wanchin
Chinese Bamboo Wrist Rest Wanchin
Inquire   item #1283020

Chinese Bamboo Skin Carving Wrist Rest

20th century

Size: Length 17.3cm Width 9.5cm

Wrist rests were used as paper weights and also to let wrist rest for smaller calligraphies and writing. Scholars often used a wide range of accessories made from bamboo which evoke the heart and soul of the literati studio.

Chinese Yixing Small Pot
Chinese Yixing Small Pot
Inquire   item #1283018

Chinese Yixing Small Pot

20th century

Size: Diameter 7.5cm Height 5cm

It could be assumed that the small pot might have been used for a small water pot placed in a bird cage. The Chinese loved their singing birds so much that small accessories using porcelain and other fine materials were used to give their birds a special presence in their studio or home.

Vintage Chinese Yixing Tea Pot
Vintage Chinese Yixing Tea Pot
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Chinese Yixing Tea Pot

Jinghuei

Republic Period

Size" Length 4.6" Width 2.75" Height 3"

The yixing tea pot shown contains an interesting inscription that the tea pot was presented by the Wuyang Taihu Restaurant. Possibly the pot was given to customers who supported the restaurant in many ways and these pots were made. The work contains a seal reading Chiao Jinghuei, possibly the maker of the pot.

Yixing Wine Warmer
Yixing Wine Warmer
Inquire   item #1282254

Polychrome Enameled Yixing Wine Warmer

Mid to Late Qing Dynasty

Size: Length 8cm Height 11.5cm

An interesting colored yixing wine warmer. The body of the wine warmer is decorated with poetic inscriptions and a landscape scenery. Similar examples from the Qing dynasty are found in the museum at Yixing in China. Piece comes from a noted California collection of Yixing

Stylized Form of Fukurokuju Crane and Deer
Stylized Form of Fukurokuju Crane and Deer
Inquire   item #1282155

Fukurokuju Crane and Deer

Edo Period

Attributed to Ogata Korin

Size: Length 126cm Width 57cm

An interesting painting depicting Fukurokuju, the noted daoist deity of fortune, fate, and prosperity along with two attendant animals often associated with Jurojin and Fukurokuju. The three appear as if they are sitting idly waiting for the time to pass. The painting contains a seal often used by Korin, but the style and material appear to come from a bit after Korin's period.

Chinese Jade Scholar Boulder
Chinese Jade Scholar Boulder
Inquire   item #1282086

Jade Boulder Scholar Rock-like Formation

Republic Period or Latter

Size: 22 cm x 13cm x 6.5 cm

Emperor Qianlong was noted for his large jade boulder with buildings, scholars, and other figures carved around it. Latter, officials and scholars took the preferences of the imperial court and created such works. This rock has several pine trees and a building hidden behind the pine groves.

Antique Chinese Quartz Carving of Rabbit
Antique Chinese Quartz Carving of Rabbit
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Antique Chinese Quartz Carving of Rabbit

Qing Dynasty

Size: 4cm x 2 cm x 2.5 cm

Provenance: From a noted California Collection

Quartz is a stone that is not easy to carve. Often Quartz is used to carve religious figures where the clarity and elements reflect the religious teachings of emptiness and void. Here it is rather unusual to find secular subject materials. The rabbit figurine comes with a stand.

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