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Chinese Huanghuali Jewelry or Seal Chest
SCH399

DESCRIPTION: A beautiful early 20th century Chinese huanghuali seal chest, elaborately carved in relief with fiery 5-toed dragons in clouds, the domed cover above double doors opening to reveal upper storage plus five lower drawers, and fitted flush with brass hardware and a ruyi form hasp. Very good condition. DIMENSIONS: 19.6" H x 19.25" W x 14.5" D. SCH399 $5,390

$5,390


Chinese Scholar’s Cloisonné Calligraphy Brush
SCH1

DESCRIPTION: An attractive scholar’s brush, the cloisonné handle having colorful vine and floral designs on a black ground. The ferrule and tip are both crafted from turned wood while natural bristles form the full brush. In excellent condition, this is a handsome, well made brush dating from the early 20th C. DIMENSIONS: 13.5" long (34.2 cm).

$285


Antique Chinese Red Ink Cake, Turtle Form
SCH389

DESCRIPTION: A red and gilt ink cake in the form of a turtle with a curled snake on its back. In ancient China, the tortoise and the snake were thought to be spiritual creatures symbolizing longevity. Both the front and back have been finely pressed in raised relief with gilt accents. One of the treasures of the Chinese scholar’s studio, this ink cake is in excellent condition, in its original box, and dates from the first quarter of the 20th C. or earlier. DIMENSIONS: 3” long (7.7 cm).

$295


Antique Chinese Red Ink Cake with Original Box
SCH388

DESCRIPTION: A fine red and gilt Chinese scholar's ink cake in circular form with the front and back molded in relief in the form of a foo dog (shi shi) with tightly curled mane. Both the front and back have raised Chinese characters in relief. Excellent condition in original box, and dating from the first quarter of the 20th C. or earlier. DIMENSIONS: 2 ¾” diameter (7 cm).

$395


Chinese Cinnabar Seal Paste Box, Qing
SAO9

DESCRIPTION: A round, red cinnabar seal paste box, the top carved with a pavilion among pine trees with mountains in the background. Interior is black and box contains fresh seal paste we added for your Chinese seals and chops. Qing Dynasty, well carved, excellent condition. DIMENSIONS: 3” diameter (7.6 cm) x 1” thick (2.5 CM).

$215


Zitan & Bamboo Chinese Scholar’s Box, Early 19th C.
SCH372

DESCRIPTION: A rectangular zitan scholar’s box with sliding lid decorated with yellow bamboo in the tiehuang technique. Such a box would be used to store various calligraphy tools that the Chinese scholar might use. The beautiful, deep black wood of the box has grooves for the sliding lid and is joined at the corners. Decorating the lid is a bamboo appliqué, deftly carved with two confronting curled dragons among lingzhi fungus, a Daoist symbol of immortality. Dating from the early 19th C.... Click for details

$1,495


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