An antique Tibetan traveling trunk made of hand hewn Pine wood. Leather was stretched over the wood and hand painted in polychrome lacquer. There are arrow shaped hard mounts, butterfly appliqué mounts on the corners and Dorje accents. The central panel features an offering tray of Hoju (sacred jewels). Stylized Peonies decorate the trunk and the main colors used were analogous primary hues. The cover of the top features a green water dragon.
Antique Chinese gilt copper repoussé box with hinged lid. Decorated all over with finely detailed designs of birds in blossoming branches. A phoenix adorns the front and back of the box and white jade carved in the form of three fruits (probably peaches) decorates the lid.
Age: 19th century
Dimensions: 2" high (2 1/4" high including jade) x 4 1/8" long x 3 1/8" wide
Antique Chinese pair of large joss stick incense holders. Made of porcelain in bell form. Decorated with painted designs of dragons, lingzhi and scrolling vines in red-orange overglaze standing out against a dramatic black ground. Each joss holder has four large dragon medallions, two on the top portion and two on the bottom. Around them is painted a variety of scrolling foliage. The interior rim of the upper portion is painted with a pattern of lingzhi mushrooms.
Antique Chinese pair of Famille Noir porcelain vases. Tapered square form body. Each side decorated with a different scene of birds, gnarled rock formations and flowers from lotus to chrysanthemums. Glazes in greens, yellows, blues, and pinks against a black ground. Kangxi 6 character mark in Kaishu on the bottom.
Antique Chinese jade lidded box in rectangular form on four cylinder legs. Carved with highly raised relief designs of archaic motifs featuring lion heads, key frets and scrolling chimera. Loose carved ring handles on the sides and large fu-lion finial on the lid. Beautiful coloring ranging from white to green. On carved hardwood base.
Age: Republic Period (1912-1949)
Dimensions: Total size with stand: 10 3/4" high x 10 1/2" wide x 6 1/2" deep. Size of jade box: 8 3/4"... Click for details
Antique Chinese branch coral carving of a beautiful maiden. She stands holding a vase with peonies. Her hair is pulled up into a high bun on which is perched a bird. Her robes flow around her and she stands on a rocky out cropping. The coral is perfectly balanced on an ornately carved hardwood base.
Antique Chinese porcelain plate with a scalloped rim. Painted with fine enamel overglaze scene of a pair of white herons standing in grasses underneath blossoming branches. Calligraphy on the upper right hand side.
Painted red three-character mark on the back. Small losses.
Antique Chinese figure of a standing bodhisattva, most likely Avalokiteshvara since he holds a gold lotus in one hand and a gold water jar in the other. Standing on a double lotus base and on a carved hardwood stand. Flowing drapery and high chignon with gold detail. Made of silver repoussé. Provenance Estate of WM Bogdanowicz, Wisconsin.
Antique Chinese pair of porcelain figures of standing children, each holding a vase with lotus. Dressed in traditional baby clothes, the "heavenly twins" are delicately painted with enamel in a famille verte pallet. Impressed signatures on the bottoms.
Hehe Erxian, "two immortals of union and happiness", comes from the ancient story of two best friends, Hanshan and Shide, who were Buddhist monks. Joining the pantheon of Daoist immortals, they came to symbolize harmony and... Click for details