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.
Archaic Mythical Beast Jade or Hardstone Carving
Age: Ming or Qing Dynasty
Size: Length 7cm Width 4cm Height 5.8cm
An interesting yet common literati style hard stone carving of a young boy riding a bull. The motif is popular among Daoist and Ch'an circles where it represents the harmony of nature or the process of enlightenment.
Agate Han Style Wine Cup
19th century to 20th century
Size: Length 13cm Width 12.5cm Height 3cm
Originally, this form of shallow dish was produced during the Han dynasty. The Mawangdui excavations showed that the lacquer ware used were the oblong oval shaped dishes to serve wine. This piece is emulating that form using agate.
Green and Lavender Jade Belt Buckle
Size: Length 10cm Width 2cm Height 1.5cm
An interesting belt buckle with a blend of green and lavender jade. The buckle's head is formed as the head of the dragon and the body in the form of the ruyi. It is interesting that this buckle is done in the blend of green and lavender, where often these buckles are done in the refined colors.
Peking Glass Water Coup
Size: Diameter 9.5 cm Height 6 cm
This interesting glass water coup is crafted from two layers of colored glass. The base layer being yellow and the top a dark purplish to black color. The body is carved with auspicious motifs such as butterflies, double coins, and the character for long life. The work is not signed or sealed.
Porcelain Square Covered Container with Dragon Motif
Late Qing to Republic Period
Length 10cm Width 10cm Height 5.5cm
An interesting covered container decorated with dragons and phoenixes set in a yellow background with scrolling clouds and rolling waves. The interior lip of the bottom section of the container has chips but when covered the damages are not visible.
Chinese Tea Dust Glaze Vase
Size: Diameter 7cm height 14cm
A simple yet refined vase done in the technique often known as tea dust. The glaze has been in used for nearly a millennia, but its appreciation appears to have heightened with the tianmu bowls during the Song dynasty and then onwards by many literati scholars even up to the Qing Dynasty. No mark is found on the vase.
Chinese Tea Pot with Pine and Bamboo Motif
Size: Diameter 12.5-13cm Height 12.5cm
This hexagonal tea pot is crafted as if pine and bamboo were slowly growing over the pot. Rustic tea pots were popular during the mid to late Qing dynasty, influenced by the baroque flavor of the court and the literati culture that continued to inspire many scholars. No mark is found on the pot and the lid of the pot has a chip on the interior area.
Pair of Chinese Flower Motif Polychrome Bowls
Size: Diameter 8.5cm Height 4.5cm
An interesting pair of porcelain bowls decorated with flowers set in a garden like setting. The pair of bowls do not contain any imperial marks and may have been meant for the common market in China during the Qing dynasty.
Dragon Motif Ceramic Covered Container
Guangxu Era or Later
Size: Diameter 7.5cm Height 6.5cm
An interesting covered container with a dragon motif embossed on the top area of the lid. The bottom contains a Gaungxu Era Mark. There is a hairline crack on the bottom of the piece.