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Large Chinese Double Peach Toggle
SN123

DESCRIPTION: A nice old Chinese toggle carved from a striated wood in the form of two peaches. The peach is a symbol of longevity, and this thick toggle has a wonderful aged patina that only comes from age and handling. Strung with a cord through the holes under the stems, it would have hung from a sash and been used as a counterweight to a tobacco pouch or other utilitarian object. A wonderful example of Chinese folk art, this toggle dates from the 1700’s. DIMENSIONS: 2 ½” wide (6.4 cm) x... Click for details

$470


Handsome Vintage S.E. Asian Fishing Creel
BSK79

DESCRIPTION: An attractive Asian fishing creel, fashioned from woven split bamboo with wood base and neck, and an attached tightly woven string for hanging. A creel is used for carrying fish or blocks of peat moss which function as an evaporative cooler when dipped into a creek, keeping the catch chilled. This type of creel with a woven, partially open top can also be used to catch lobsters and other crustaceans. Good condition with a nice aged patina. DIMENSIONS: 9” wide x 11” high x 6... Click for details

$225


Chinese Burl Peach Toggle
SN122

DESCRIPTION: A Chinese peach toggle (guajian) crafted from a flat piece of burl wood with large spreading leaves, representing longevity in Chinese iconography. Two holes on either side of the stem were used for threading a cord from which this toggle would have been suspended as a counterweight to some other object, such as a tobacco pouch. A nice example of Chinese folk art dating from the mid 1800’s or earlier, this toggle is in overall fine condition with aged patina. DIMENSIONS: 1 ½”... Click for details

$360


Japanese Bamboo Ikebana Basket, Meiji Period
BSK78

DESCRIPTION: A handsome ikebana basket, Meiji Period, crafted of smoked bamboo in a diagonal weave with double wrapped handle. Three vertical bamboo strips reinforce two corners, and the basket rests on a square, open weave base. Excellent condition with no breaks or losses. Ikebana ("living flowers") is the Japanese art of flower arrangement. It is also known as Kado ("way of flowers"). Japanese artists crafted Beautiful baskets such as this one as containers to hold simple to elaborate ikebana... Click for details

$420


Vintage Thailand Brass & Wood Siam Flatware Set, Original Box
MS64

DESCRIPTION: A complete 29-piece flatware / cutlery set, made in Thailand during the late 1940s to early 1950s. Each utensil is shaped from solid brass and encased between rosewood slab handles, the tips of each with a raised brass figure in court dress and “Siam” stamped at the base. The set consists of dining or dessert cutlery for 8 people (knives, forks & spoons), plus a serving fork & spoon, sugar spoon, and a carving set. Original wood storage box with emerald velvet lining is... Click for details

$120 Set


Fine Chinese Toggle of Carved Pair of Shoes
SN117

DESCRIPTION: An antique Chinese boxwood toggle (Guajian) carved as a pair of men’s shoes resting side by side, a symbol of marital harmony and the wish for many sons. The shoes are elaborately carved with hollowed interior, relief banding, and incised designs on all sides including the soles. A hole running through the inner sides of each shoe forms the track used for threading cords from which this toggle would have been suspended as a counterweight to some other object. An outstanding... Click for details

$495


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