Monk's Hat Yixing Tea Pot
Attributed to Tsao Wanfen
Size:Diameter 15cm Height 10cm
The monk's hat tea is inspired by the hats that Buddhist monks and a few Daoist priests wear during certain rituals. The design was used in the tea pot somewhere around the mid Qing dynasty and often hexagonal and octagonal forms are seen. This work contains the seal of the artist, Cao Wanfen.
Vintage Chinese Yixing Tea Container
Size: Diameter 13.7cm Height 12.8cm
A hexagonal yixing tea leaf container engraved with the calligraphy of different styles. On the bottom is a seal of the maker, Zhongguo Yixing.
Chinese Bamboo Skin Carving Wrist Rest
Size: Length 17.3cm Width 9.5cm
Wrist rests were used as paper weights and also to let wrist rest for smaller calligraphies and writing. Scholars often used a wide range of accessories made from bamboo which evoke the heart and soul of the literati studio.
Chinese Yixing Small Pot
Size: Diameter 7.5cm Height 5cm
It could be assumed that the small pot might have been used for a small water pot placed in a bird cage. The Chinese loved their singing birds so much that small accessories using porcelain and other fine materials were used to give their birds a special presence in their studio or home.
Chinese Yixing Tea Pot
Size" Length 4.6" Width 2.75" Height 3"
The yixing tea pot shown contains an interesting inscription that the tea pot was presented by the Wuyang Taihu Restaurant. Possibly the pot was given to customers who supported the restaurant in many ways and these pots were made. The work contains a seal reading Chiao Jinghuei, possibly the maker of the pot.
Polychrome Enameled Yixing Wine Warmer
Mid to Late Qing Dynasty
Size: Length 8cm Height 11.5cm
An interesting colored yixing wine warmer. The body of the wine warmer is decorated with poetic inscriptions and a landscape scenery. Similar examples from the Qing dynasty are found in the museum at Yixing in China. Piece comes from a noted California collection of Yixing
Fukurokuju Crane and Deer
Attributed to Ogata Korin
Size: Length 126cm Width 57cm
An interesting painting depicting Fukurokuju, the noted daoist deity of fortune, fate, and prosperity along with two attendant animals often associated with Jurojin and Fukurokuju. The three appear as if they are sitting idly waiting for the time to pass. The painting contains a seal often used by Korin, but the style and material appear to come from a bit after Korin's period.
Jade Boulder Scholar Rock-like Formation
Republic Period or Latter
Size: 22 cm x 13cm x 6.5 cm
Emperor Qianlong was noted for his large jade boulder with buildings, scholars, and other figures carved around it. Latter, officials and scholars took the preferences of the imperial court and created such works. This rock has several pine trees and a building hidden behind the pine groves.
Antique Chinese Quartz Carving of Rabbit
Size: 4cm x 2 cm x 2.5 cm
Provenance: From a noted California Collection
Quartz is a stone that is not easy to carve. Often Quartz is used to carve religious figures where the clarity and elements reflect the religious teachings of emptiness and void. Here it is rather unusual to find secular subject materials. The rabbit figurine comes with a stand.
Chinese Porcelain Small Horse Figurine
Size: Length 6.3 Width 3.5cm Height 7.7cm
A refined and finely crafted small unglazed porcelain figurine of a horse. The fine craftsmanship of the horse is realistic and appears as if the horse will come alive. This piece has a damage to one of its ears. Figurine comes with a Chinese hardwood stand.