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Pair of Stone Inlaid Chinese Scroll Weights
SCH258

DESCRIPTION: A pair of Chinese Scholar’s scroll weights crafted from ebonized hardwood, and inlaid with stone and mother of pearl in a “Three Friends of Winter” motif. The “Three Friends of Winter” was a popular Chinese theme grouping pine, prunus and bamboo, said to represent the qualities of a scholar: perseverance, longevity and vitality despite adversity. Very good condition and dating from the latter Qing Dynasty to Republic Period, 20th C. DIMENSIONS: Each 14 ¾” long (37.5 cm)... Click for details

$870 for the pair


Chinese Scholar’s Ink Stone in Bell Form, Qing Dy
SCH395

DESCRIPTION: A fine and very sculptural Chinese Duan ink stone in the form of a bell with a deeply carved water well on one end, and a flaring flat surface on the other for mixing ink. The stone is raised on two elongated prong feet, between which is a five character inscription. Worth noting is the attractive coloring of the stone, best described as a plumb or eggplant color mixed with dashes of scattered sea-green inclusions, often called “eyes.” CONDITION: One tiny chip on raised lip at... Click for details

$975


Exceptional Chinese Shou Shan Stone Seal with Dragon
SCH62

DESCRIPTION: A large and masterfully carved Chinese shou shan stone (soapstone) seal in tall rectangular form, the knob carved with a crouching dragon having both wings tucked back covering its sides, and whose mouth is poised to grasp the sacred pearl. On each flat surface of the base are engraved inscriptions and characters among idyllic scenes of rivers with boats, hills, houses and pavilions. The bottom seal characters leave a positive (red) impression. An outstanding seal in very good... Click for details

$1,450


Chinese Carved Jade Bi Disk or Toggle
JHS124

DESCRIPTION: An appealing green nephrite disk or bi, carved with two chilong dragons whose heads and bodies ring the edges with their limbs draping down on either side. From a mid-west collection, the design, color and form are quite pleasing and could be used as a toggle or an eye-catching pendant when incorporated into a necklace. DIMENSIONS: 2 5/8” diameter (6 cm), 2.25 oz. (64g) weight.

$270


Handsome Inscribed Jade Scholar’s Brush
SCH12

DESCRIPTION: A Chinese scholar’s calligraphy brush, the brush crafted with natural bristles encased in a horn ferrule. These are secured with a silver band to a pitted green jade handle inscribed with archaic characters and terminating in a round knob. A quality, well made brush in excellent condition, most likely dating to the latter Qing Dynasty to early republic Period. DIMENSIONS: 9 ¼” long (23.5 cm).

$335


Complete Ensemble of Chinese Silver, Coral and Turquoise Jewelry
JO65

DESCRIPTION: It's extremely rare to find a complete suite of matching antique Chinese jewelry; it's even more rare to find them in their original box. This beautiful set consists of a matching silver filigree bracelet, a pair of earrings, a pin and a ring, all having natural turquoise and coral stones set between delicate scrolling silver wire work. The inside lid of the box is stamped, "The Old Friend, 18 Brass Street, Peiping." Dating from the 1920's, the whole suite is in excellent... Click for details

$2,150


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