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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


Large Chinese Carved Wood Figure of Guanyin
FIG68

DESCRIPTION: A large, carved wood figure of the Chinese deity Guanyin (also Quanyin, or Kwan-yin), seated on a throne with right leg folded and right hand extended in the abhaya mudra position, a gesture of reassurance, blessing and protection (or “do not fear”). Her hair is worn pulled up in a chignon inside her crown, and around her shoulders is draped a short shawl with flowing ribbons. In good, solid condition with minor age wear; early 20th C. DIMENSIONS: 24 ½” high (62 cm) x 14”... Click for details

$715


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


Chinese Bamboo Opium Pipe, Early 19th C., Published
SAO31

DESCRIPTION: A large, non-damper opium pipe, consisting of a long bamboo tube terminating at one end with a bowl of brass and copper overlay acting as the saddle, socket and damper. A tapering brass tip finishes the other end. Around the bowl is a double flower design in copper and brass, and on each side is a decorative brass fish with scales. Attached along the bamboo stem are lengths of braded yarn, one of which terminates in a brass ring for hanging. Purchased from the collection of... Click for details

$660


Fine Chinese Scholar's Bamboo Calligraphy Brush
SCH282

DESCRIPTION: A handsome scholar's calligraphy brush, crafted using a dark brown bamboo for the shaft which connects to a shaped horn ferrule and long, natural bristle brush. One of the "four treasures of the scholar’s studio," this striking scholar’s brush would have been used for calligraphy or painting. This attractive, well made brush dates from the early 20th C. DIMENSIONS: 13.25” long (33.5 cm).

$385


Exceptional Japanese Tonkotsu Sagemono, Three Wise Monkeys, Meji
SN97

DESCRIPTION: This outstanding and rare antique Japanese Tonkotsu, or tobacco box, has been crafted from boxwood in the form of the Three Wise Monkeys, with a beautifully carved Iwazaru, or “Speak no Evil” monkey, serving as the main tobacco container. Mizaru, or “See No Evil”, forms the ojime and Kikazaru, or “Hear No Evil”, forms the netsuke to complete the set. Each of these has been meticulously carved with inlaid eyes and finely delineated fur. The large monkey wears a... Click for details

$2,980


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