A large Chinese gongshi, or scholar rock, highly appreciated as a contemplative viewing piece by literati. The piece is formed by natural elmwood root that has been lacquered, entangling a lingbi stone, originating from the Anhui province of China. Inset within a wooden base.
Dimensions: 16" x 20.5" x 35" H
Price on Request
Antique Chinese Framed Heron and Lotus Painting
Large framed Chinese painting on silk ground, of two white herons crouching beneath lotuses and reeds, as a small hummingbird flies into frame from the top lefthand side. The painting is displayed within a bamboo style gilt hardwood edge frame.
Dimensions: 37" W x 60" H
Chinese Landscape Scroll Painting
Chinese landscape scroll painting, with accompanying calligraphy poem about different ways to escape the Summer heat, such as resting beneath a willow tree on the edge of the lake. Signed Huang Jun Bi (1898-1991), dated Summer of 1981. With three red chops.
Dimensions: 37" W x 84" H (entire scroll) 26.5" W x 53.5" H (artwork only)
Antique Chinese Jade Toggle
Antique Chinese jade toggle, hand-carved with craggy landscape scenes, scholars, willow trees, and temples. The natural coloration and form of the jade are well-utilized in the stylized carvings.
Piece dates from the 19th century beautifully carved from a jade river pebble.
Dimensions: 2" W x 3"H
Chinese Porcelain Baby Boy Pillow
Incredibly charming Chinese porcelain pillow, in the form of a baby boy. He has darling features and is signed on the base with an old wax seal.
Dimensions : 11" L x 5.25" W
Incredible Large Chinese Blanc de Chine Quan Yin
A very large and dramatic Chinese blanc de chine statue of the Goddess of Compassion, Quan Yin. She has incredible realistic detail and form, with long draping robes. A willow sprig peeks out from under her headdress. In her hands, she holds a vial filled with the nectar of life, which she pours into the oceans of the world.
This listing is for the Quan Yin only. The Chinese Porcelain Rooster Pair is listed for sale # 1206509.
Chinese antique pair of large stone lions (ShiShi) in dramatic traditional poses. The male lion has it's paw on the embroidered ball - when placed outside a buiding, this represents protection of the material structure. The female lion has it's paw on a playful cub - when placed outside a building, this represents protection of the building's occupants.
36" high x 13" wide x 20" deep.
Antique Chinese Silk Robe with Auspicious Symbols
Antique Chinese silk robe, made with light burgundy silk fabric, edged in gold embroidered silk. The backside is ornately hand-embroidered with auspicious objects and symbols within flaming rings. The central image is a large yin-yang outlined by gold embroidered scrolls. With some areas of wear.
Dimensions : 58" L x 47" H
Chinese Dragon Scholar's Brush Rest
A Chinese scholar's calligraphy brush rest, composed of mixed metals, in the form of a dragon resting on clouds. The hollow underside shows patina from oxidation.
Dimensions: 7.5" L x 2.5" D x 2.25" H
Antique Chinese Scroll Painting of Daoist and Monkeys
Antique Chinese scroll painting, with Daoist monks, monkeys, and deer underneath a gnarled peach tree. A young Daoist monk holding a bamboo staff outstretches his arms as a helpful monkey drops peaches to him, while an immortal man rests calmly against a tree branch, observing two small deer. The imagery of the deer, the monkeys, and the peaches are representative of prosperity and longevity. Signed with two red chops.