Chinese Porcelain Lamp
Size: Diameter 17cm Height 34cm
An unusual porcelain lamp made of two parts: One is the shade which is close to an egg shell like thinness and the base which is done typical of candle holders from the preceding dynasties. Auspicious imagery and motifs decorate the surface of the piece.
Southeast Asian Iron Object
19th-20th century or earlier
Size: Diameter 9cm Height 8cm
An unusual Southeast Asian iron object. the Birds shown on the top of this object is similar to the designs seen on iron weights that are from Myanmar and related areas. It is not known what the object was used for.
Pair of Sizitaomao Chairs or Official Hat's Style Chairs
Size: Length 61cm Width 61cm Height 120 cm
From a California Estate.
Often referred as the official hat's chairs, these chairs appear like the older Song, Yuan, and Ming court official hats where the ends extend towards the end of the chairs. The arm rests of the pair are different one has a rounder edge while the other has an older Ming style design. The chairs have wood panel seats.
Taihu Style Scholar Rock
Size: Length 16.5cm Width 15cm Height 39cm
Scholar rocks often represent small universes or virtual recluse retreats. As if the landscape could be formed around a rock. This stone, often referred to as a taihu rock usually comes from the North in China. Yet, with dwindling supply, often most are embellished or even man-made.
Chinese Forest Green Jade Bangle
Size: Outer diameter 7cm Inner diameter 5.5cm
Dark green with a spinach color are two main hues of this Jade bangle. There are small inclusions on the interior section of the dark forest green side, but are rather difficult to see.
Xiwangmu and Fulushou
丁丙 Ding Bing (1833-1899)
Size: Width 96cm Height 180cm (Painting size)
Ding Bing hails from the Hangzhou/ Yangzhou region famous for its painters since the Ming dynasty. The large scroll was possibly made for the main audience hall in a large residence and such images were often commissioned to decorate the walls of the home.
Chinese Bamboo Cricket Cage
size: Length 22cm Width 15cm Height 24cm
Small minute strips of bamboo are crafted to create this cricket cage. The door is made to blend into the strips of bamboo to create the cage. The bottom is done with lacquer and appears like a stand to display the crickets that would be housed inside.
19th century (Late Edo to Meiji Period)
Size: Length 16.5cm Width 27cm Height 20cm
Often these small tansu were held by the merchants who did business during their long ship voyages around the sea of Japan on boats and at times the water ways that passed through important places on the way to major cities such as Kyoto, Osaka, and Edo. Often the term funa dansu is used in reference to these small tansu that contained the receipts, checks, and banknotes that proved the... Click for details
Chinese Daoist Fulushou Huangyangmu Carving
Size: Length 13.3m Width 8.9cm Height 43.2cm
From a San Francisco Estate
An interesting Chinese carving of the noted Daoist deity known as Fulushou. The deity is arranged with his acolyte and deer, the common figures that often is combined with the deity There are small cracks on the bottom of the carving.
Chinese Fencai Meiren Porcelain Plate
Size: Diameter 19cm
A beauty seated in a garden setting with literary materials set on her desk. The view is surrounded by a rich floral patterned frame along with a mustard color Chinese patterned border. The bottom contains a commonly found Qianlong mark, but the work is rather contains styles coming from the Republican period.