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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


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


Three Antique Chinese Tortoise Shell Utensil Sets
SAO214

DESCRIPTION: Three similar Chinese travel utensil sets, 19th to early 20th C., each with a wood case wrapped in tortoise shell and finished with brass mounts. All have original knives with ivory tips, bone chopsticks and picks. Sets such as these would have been worn suspended by a cord from the belt with a toggle for a counterweight. CONDITION: Several minor chips to the tortoise shell; each set is original with no repairs and all in good condition. PROVENANCE: From the property of the Salgo... Click for details

$395 each, or all three for $1,000


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


Antique Chinese Calligraphy Ox-Horn Brush
SCH154

DESCRIPTION: An attractive scholar's calligraphy brush, crafted using long brown horsehair bristles attached to a bulbous ox-horn ferrule and segmented, solid ox- horn shaft. A very handsome brush in good condition from the latter Qing Dynasty, which would have been used for calligraphy or painting. DIMENSIONS: 14” long (35.5 cm).

$325


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