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Chinese Celadon Crackled Xianwen Vase
Chinese Celadon Crackled Xianwen Vase
Inquire   item #1291067

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

Chinese Dehua Statue of Kwan Yin
Chinese Dehua Statue of Kwan Yin
Inquire   item #1291067

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.

Japanese Lacquer Writing and Letter Box Set
Japanese Lacquer Writing and Letter Box Set
Inquire   item #1291062

Set of Writing and Letter Box With Motif of Chrysanthemums

Taisho Period

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 Cloisonne Vases
Pair of Gu Shaped Cloisonne Vases
Inquire   item #1290880

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
White Jade Archaic Design Carving
Inquire   item #1290782

White Jade Archaic Design Carving

20th century

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 Brown and Blue and White Bowl
Chinese Brown and Blue and White Bowl
Inquire   item #1290780

Chinese Porcelain Brown and Blue and White Bowl

Signed Yuanyi

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.

Japanese Burl rootwood objet
Japanese Burl rootwood objet
Inquire   item #1290779

Burl Rootwood Stand or objet

19th-20th century

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 Root Wood Vase
Japanese Knotted Root Wood Vase
Inquire   item #1290776

Japanese knotted burl rootwood vase

19th century

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.

Japanese Iron Tetsubin Pot
Japanese Iron Tetsubin Pot
Inquire   item #1290775

Nan Iron Tetsubin Pot

Signed

20th century

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
Chinese Gourd Shaped Porcelain Vase with Insects
Inquire   item #1290773

Chinese Gourd Shaped Porcelain Vase with Insects Motif

Republic Period

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

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