Jade Ritual Offering Vessel
Size: Length 13.5 cm Width 9.5cm Height 5.5 cm
Ritual vessels began in the Shang dynasty with various bronze and Jade wares were created to offer to the gods and the deceased. Later in Chinese history, these ritual objects gained interest of scholars and connoisseurs and the production of archaic style jades, ceramics, and bronze wares increased.
Chinese Jadite and Diamond Ring
Size: (ring) 80.8mm x 50 mm
Early 20th century Chinese jewelry represents a blend of traditional materials and modern or western designs. Often these "oriental" blends caught the attention of Western and Urban Chinese buyers.
Zhisha Tea Pot
Size: Diameter 22cm Height 10cm
Yixing and Zhisha teapots were developed from the height of loose leaf tea culture during the Ming dynasty. Since then, different designs and motifs were created meeting the needs of tea and art connoisseurs in China. This interesting tea pot takes inspiration from the medicinal pots used to boil water and medicine. Traditionally, tea was also considered a medicine and believed to bring longevity to the consumer.
Chinese Agate Carving Lotus Leaf Water Coup
Size: Length 6.5 cm Width 4 cm Height 2.2 cm
Chinese carvings of different motifs, images, and figures using semi-precious stones originate in the early history of stone carvings. Scholars and connoisseurs began to collect and commission works using archaic motifs or literati designs and were displayed in the studio.
Gilt Brass Metal Belt Hook (Chinese or Tibetan Origin)
Yuan Period or Later
Size: Length 8cm Width 4.4 cm Height 1.3 cm
Chinese and Tibetan arts from the Yuan dynasty onwards represent a moment, not only where the Mongol empire stimulated cross cultural exchange in the arts. This belt hook in one way may represent that interchange. The belt hook is thought to be crafted in Tibet but ha distinct Chinese designs.
Chinese Beijing Style Jade Brooch
Size:Length 6cm Width 3.5 cm Height 1.3 cm
Jade jewelry has been an important part of the accessories of a woman in China since the Qing dynasty. By the republic period, Western dress and designs influenced accessories used by women and new pieces were produced.
Chinese Yixing Clay Colored Enamel Wine Warmer
Size: Length 8cm Width 8 cm Height 11.5 cm
Colored enamels became popular in China when the Jesuits arrived in China during the late 16th century. The enamel glazes and colorful designs became extensively in use during the late 18th to the 19th century. The court and the artists experimented in producing different glazes and enamels, re-creating the different ceramic arts seen in Chinese history.
This wine warmer is one rare example from the Qing dynasty. A similar example is seen in the collection of the Nanjing Museum.