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.
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.
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.
Chinese Jade Cup with Dragon Head Motif as the Handle
Ming Dynasty or Later
Size: Diameter 3.75" Height 2"
This finely crafted cup with the lip and foot done at the right lengths and angles are appealing. The handle of the cup is formed with the head of the dragon biting onto the bottom section of the handle.
Chinese Celadon Bowl
Yuan Dynasty or Later
Height 4cm Diameter (approx.) 6-7cm
The culture of celadon wares in China is as long as the history of ceramics production. The art was refined in the Song period and by the Yuan dynasty, the craft evolved into other branches such as white wares and different hues of celadons. This small bowl is done in the color often seen during the Yuan dynasty onwards. The simple curvatures and glazes is appealing.
Polychrome Chinese Three Footed Stand
Size: Length 8.75" Width 8" Height 4"
A rather unusual and rare porcelain three footed stand. The designs and the techniques seen on this appears similar to works ranging from the Kangxi period or later. These designs and motifs inspired Japanese artists in Kutani to create the famous Kutani green colors that ere popular during the 1730s.
There is a repair done on one of the foot of the legs where it was detached and was reattached... Click for details
Gilded Metal Dragon Belt Buckle
Ming Dynasty or later
Size: Length 3" (7.62cm) Width 2.25" (5.71") Height 0.6" (1.52cm)
A finely crafted gilt metal buckle with a dragon swirling in the clouds. The git and design have elements similar to work done during the Ming dynasty. It is amazing to contemplate how much the gilt has survived and the time that has passed.
Jade or Hardstone Dragon Belt Buckle
Qing Period or Later
Size: Length 4.25" (108cm) Width 1" (2.54cm) Height 1" (2.54cm) (With Stand, 1.75" or 4.45cm)
Often belt buckles are made from either a white or green jade or jade colored material. This piece is made either from black jade or another hard stone material. The dragons carved on the body are in a style similar to Tang and Song dragon stone carvings.
Chinese Hardstone formed in a Greek Motif Style
Qing Dynasty or Earlier
Size: Length 3.6" Width 1" Height 1.15"
rather unusual Chinese ink stick rest using the design often seen in Greek architecture and visual designs. The silk route brought to China not only the goods, but also culture and the arts. Greek motifs, Kohtan style paintings, Western Asian metalworks, all came to China during the Tang dynasty. These motifs and designs slowly entered into the traditions of Chinese art.