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Square Japanese Blue and White Porcelain Platter
CP134

DESCRIPTION: This vintage eight-sided Japanese platter is raised on a square foot with blue underglazed geometric designs covering the flat interior and with chrysanthemums scattered over diagonal cross hatching around the raised edges. Perfect condition with no chips, cracks or repairs, and dating to the first half of the 1900’s; maker’s mark and collector’s stickers are on the back. DIMENSIONS: 10 ¾” square (27.4 cm) x 1 5/8” high (4.1 cm).

$260


Classic Chinese Antique Elm Bed, 19th C.
TBL33

DESCRIPTION: A very handsome antique Chinese Yu mu (Northern Chinese Elm) bed with carved center apron and stout, inward turning horse-hoof feet. The rectangular top of this bed is inset with rattan, supported by strong woven webbing underneath. Yu mu, or Northern Elm, has an elaborate and beautiful wave-like grain and is favored for Northern Chinese furniture.

This sturdy bed dates from the early 1800’s and is in remarkable condition with no cracks. All the rattan and under-webbing in... Click for details

$3,950


Fine Engraved Ivory Scholar’s Brush, Qing
SCH214

DESCRIPTION: One of the four treasures of the scholar’s studio, this rare scholar’s brush is crafted from ivory (not bone) and engraved with a maiden in a garden setting as well as a poem in tiny characters. The shaft is banded with silver foil and attaches to the ferrule and tip which are crafted from horn. Qing Dynasty, very good condition with a few hairlines but no open fractures. DIMENSIONS: 12 ½” long (31.7 cm).

$1,160


Large, Solid Brass Chinese Hand Warmer, Qing
BBC10

DESCRIPTION: A heavy, well crafted Chinese hand warmer of solid brass, dating from the mid 19th C. The large lid is perforated with round holes to allow ventilation for the coals that would be placed inside. In cold winter months, hand warmers were almost a necessity for venturing outside or while minding one’s shop. A swing handle is attached to the body on side supports. Very good condition with no dents; original finish (tarnished). This sturdy piece is still functional and would make... Click for details

$175


Japanese Blue & White Arita Dish / Plate
CP135

DESCRIPTION: A square porcelain dish by Arita, hand painted in the blue and white “Three Friends of Winter” motif. The “Three Friends of Winter” was a popular Japanese theme where pine, prunus and bamboo are grouped, said to represent perseverance, longevity and vitality, despite adversity. The raised and flared edges have repeating geometric patterns and bamboo plants are found in each corner. The plate rests on a round raised foot with blue designs on the undersides. Produced in the... Click for details

$395


Superb Burmese Lacquer Manuscript Box, 19th C.
TBS16

DESCRIPTION: In Burma (now called Myanmar), one of the most honored and beautifully decorated ceremonial pieces was the box that held the many gold lacquered sheets of Buddhist manuscripts, called the Kammawasa. These sheets are read aloud at monastic assemblies, and topics covered could include formalities for the ordination of monks and the bestowal of their robes, the consecration of an ordination hall, celebrating the festival of the full moon, or other such instructions. (Please see our... Click for details

$1,295


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