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Large Chinese Bamboo Basket

DESCRIPTION: This wonderful Chinese bamboo basket is one of the nicest we've ever offered. Pleasing in form and expertly handcrafted, the entire basket is tightly woven from bamboo strips in various sizes, forming a pleasing design. Chinese characters are found inside the removable, cone-shaped lid. Three long bent bamboo strips form the handle. Very attractive and in excellent condition. DIMENSIONS: 24" high including handle (61 cm) x 18" diameter (45.7 cm).


Fine Chinese Gourd & Ivory Cricket Box, Qing Dy

DESCRIPTION: An exceptional gourd cricket box (or cage) with a fitted, intricately carved ivory cap. This finely molded box exemplifies the best of Chinese "gourd arts" with invisible seams, a complex design, and crisp impressions covering the body. Key-fret borders wrap around the shoulders, waist and foot with leafy floral designs between. The deeply pierced ivory lid is carved in the form of a dragon in the clouds with a flaming pearl. Rarely do we see a cricket box made with such... Click for details


Antique Chinese Ink Stick

DESCRIPTION: A long, six-sided Chinese ink stick with nicely detailed dragon and phoenix curling about the surface. Short, impressed Chinese inscriptions are found on two sides. One of the four treasures of the scholar's studio, ink sticks (or cakes) would be carefully ground by the scholar and mixed with water on an inkstone to paint calligraphy or scrolls with a brush. This black ink stick is in good antique condition. DIMENSIONS: 6 1/2" long (16.5 cm) x 1 1/4" diameter (3.2 cm).


Large Japanese Sumida Gawa Vase

DESCRIPTION: A large Japanese Sumida vase with three children in high relief playing on a bridge against the red ribbed body. The neck rim is covered in a rich, thick flambé glaze that runs down the shoulders onto the traditional, cold painted body. This vase is in excellent condition with no chips and very little rubbing. DIMENSIONS: 11 1/2' high (29.2 cm) x 4 3/4" diameter (12 cm).

ABOUT SUMIDA EARTHENWARE POTTERY: This charming and highly collectable studio pottery originates from... Click for details


Large Blue & White Antique Chinese Plate, Qing

DESCRIPTION: A large antique porcelain plate, well decorated with a mythical Kylin gazing upward at a large bird perched in a pine tree. The decoration is in underglazed blue with a clear glaze containing a faint blue tint. The base is unglazed and unmarked showing the finely grained paste. Excellent condition, no chips, cracks or repairs; wood stand not included. DIMENSIONS: 11 1/4” diameter (28.5 cm) x 2 1/8" high (5.4 cm).


Tall Japanese Sumida Gawa Vase

DESCRIPTION: A Japanese Sumida vase with oval neck rim covered in a rich, thick flambé glaze running midway down the vase. A high relief figure of a man balanced on a rocky ledge, holding an umbrella, is contrasted against the red, ribbed body of the vase. Excellent condition with no chips. For size comparison with our other Sumida listings, numbers CP72 & CP99, see the last photo. DIMENSIONS: 8" high (20.3 cm) x 3" diameter (7.6 cm).



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