A rather unusual fan painting (senmen) portraying an image of a dragon rising above the clouds done using fingers. The tradition of finger painting is thought to have originated from China. Eccentric literati artists used their fingers instead of the brush to become one with the painting. Work contains a signature and seal by an artist named Sonsen. Additionally, the inscription on the fan reads: finger painted by Sonsen. Age: Early 20th century Size: Height 55.5" Length 27.5"
Chinese Bat with Auspicious Motif Lock
A small Chinese brass lock done in the form of a bat with the character happiness on the back. The lock is done in a style where the peaches is a separate piece and when the lock is set, it appears as if the bat is carrying the peach. Age: 20th century. Size: length 2.25" width 3" height 1.5"
Chinese Carved Cinnabar Lacquer Squash Shaped Box
Beautifully carved Chinese cinnabar lacquer box in the form of a lobbed squash or fruit with stem for handle, deeply carved with intricate scenes of blowers and butterflies, interior is lacquered black. Mid 20th century.
Size: 6" wide x 3 1/2" high including stem
Chinese Ming Style folding Chair
Chinese Ming style folding chair made of Jumu wood. Circa 1950's. Beautiful finish with fine attention to detail in the metal work. Comfortable seating position with wrap gorgeous wrap around arm rest.
Dimensions: 42 1/2'' X 32' X 29'
Chinese rosewood tiered stands
Pair of Chinese rosewood tiered stands form the late Qing/Republic period. Set with a floating panel on top with humpback supports further joined to two lower tiers.
Dimensions: 29'' X 16 1/4'' X 12 1/2''
Chinese hardwood Tiered seal case
Chinese Humo hardwood tiered seal case from 1950's. Has four rectangular stacked shallow trays. Carved lid with scholar painting on a rock with seated attendant. The base is fitted with a handle flanked by guy-dragons.
Dimensions: 11'' High X 10 1/2'' Long X 7 1/2'' Deep
Antique Japanese Lacquer box
Japanese lacquer box form the Meiji/Taisho period circa 19th century. Decorated with gold flowering clematis vines on dark brown lacquer interior with gold rim inset and shallow tray. Accented with gilt fittings with paulownia decoration and ring handles.
Dimensions: 5 1/2'' X 6 1/2'' X 5"
Large Chinese Landscape Painting Sun Yun Sheng
A Chinese landscape painting done on a gold paper base done in the style of Zhang Da Qian. The work contains a signature and seal of Zhang Da Qian's noted disciple Sun Yunsheng (1918-2000). Zhang Da Qian established a style influenced from traditional Chinese landscape paintings combined with Song Dynasty style ink wash landscapes. Work is dated in June of 1975. Age: 20th century Size; Length: 64" Height 38.5"
Chinese Couplet Scroll Zheng Xiaoxu
A Chinese couplet scroll in calligraphy excerpting from a work composed by the noted literati scholar, Su Dongpo from the Song Dynasty. Work contains the signature and seal of Zheng Xiaoxu (1860-1938).The two line couplet expresses how as there are different ways to point out the errors in an embroidered robe, or a crane hesitating to fly has yet to mature into an immortal. Age: Early 20th century Size: Height 67.5" Width 16.25"
Chinese Hanging Scroll of Lotuses Qi Baishi
A Chinese hanging scroll portraying a group of lotuses set in a marsh-like environment with a butterfly flying over the flowers. The work contains a seal and signature of the noted artist, Qi Baishi (1864-1957). Qi Baishi became famous through his independent studies in Chinese painting and his energetic brush strokes and styles evolved Chinese art in the 20th century. Age: Late 20th century Size: Height 86" Width 23"