Chinese pair of antique porcelain canton style vases of a squared body. Each vase decorated in mirrored enamel scenes of chrysanthemums, peonies, birds, and other nature motifs.
Dimensions: 3 1/4" x 7 1/2"
Age: Circa Republic Period 1920s
Chinese Bamboo Carving of Immortal Shoulao
Chinese bamboo caving of Shoulao, the deity of longevity. He is sometimes referred to as the Old Man of the South Pole. His attributes include his large forehead, representing wisdom, and his long beard to show longevity. Shou Lao also holds a long staff and a peach branch to also symbolize a long and prosperous life. Shoulao is carved with a small boy riding a deer, who holds a magic box from which a bat flies out (an auspicious motif) and a crane.
Dimensions: 7" x 6" x 16 3/4"
Chinese Framed Silk Rank Badge
Chinese framed rank badge, decorated with a phoenix, applied all over with gilt wrapped thread in scrolling motifs. The phoenix stands on a rock with lingzhi mushrooms, floral scrolls, leaping carp, the rising sun, a flying bat, and bordered by auspicious characters and lucky bats.
Dimensions: 10 1/2" x 11", 17" x 14" entire frame
Japanese Antique Kongokai Mandala Thangka Painting
Antique Japanese Buddhist Diamond Realm Mandala thangka painting (Kongokai Mandara). In Vajrayana Buddhism, the Diamond Realm (vajradhatu kongokai) is a metaphysical space inhabited by the Five Wisdom Buddhas. The Diamond Realm Mandala is based on an esoteric Buddhist sutra called Vajrasekhara Sutra. Shuji Mandala of the Two Worlds, Vajradhatu Mandala does not directly express the forms of the buddhas but expresses them in Sanskrit character (Siddham) called Shuji seed letter. This mandala... Click for details
Chinese Pair of Lacquer Burgaute Inlay Snuff Bottles
The pair of snuff bottles have a hexagonal faceted shape with flattened foot. They are inlaid with iridescent shell floral motifs with dark brown lacquer wood.
Laque burgauté has Chinese origins with examples occurring as early as the Ming dynasty and was especially popular in the Qing dynasty when it was also used to cover unglazed porcelain.
Dimensions: 1 1/2" x 1" x 3 1/8" H each
Chinese Jade Immortal Vase with Money Toad and Lotuses
Chinese white jade vase carving of Liu Haichan or "Master Sea-Toad", a 10th century Daoist xian immortal, with a string of square-holed coins and his mythical three-legged money toad. Lotus pods, peonies, birds, and waves are carved all around the body of the jade vase. The base is carved wood into reticulated root pattern.
Dimensions: 3 1/2" x 3" x 5 1/2" H (w/o base) 5" x 3 1/2" x 7" H (on base)
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Antique Korean Grey Clay Roof Tile
Antique Korean clay roof tile with impressed design of family crest. On custom metal stand. Choson Dynasty 19th century.
Dimensions of tile: 5 1/2" high x 6" wide (8 1/2" high on stand)
Chinese Antique Carved Cinnabar Lacquer Folding Screen
Antique Chinese carved cinnabar lacquer screen, 4 panels in a deep red color with wooden frame. Intricately carved with 16 separate and unique reserves depicting detailed scenes of court figures and animals in a garden pavilion setting. The area around the reserves is carved with a geometric design of flowers. Ching dynasty 19th century.
Dimensions: 65 1/2" high x 67 1/2" wide
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Chinese Antique Dragon Robe, Qing Dynasty
Antique Chinese dragon robe woven with 8 dragons (3 on the front, 3 on the back, and 1 on each shoulder). Dragons and Taoist symbols woven in gold and colors on a blue silk ground. Lined in gorgeous blue silk.
The Qing dynasty, officially the Great Qing, was the last imperial dynasty of China. It was established in 1636, and ruled China proper from 1644 to 1912. It was preceded by the Ming dynasty and succeeded by the Republic of China. The Qing multi-cultural empire lasted for... Click for details
Antique Chinese Amber Carved Ram Seal
Chinese seal carved from amber. The top of the seal carved with pair of resting sheep, the 8th animal of the Chinese Zodiac. The base is carved with 3 character signature. When held up to the light, the color of the seal is reddish amber.