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    Bronze censor

    Cast in the form of the mythical three-legged toad, emblematic of the unattainable and great wealth, the upper portion of its body forms the cover and the three spread legs, the base. Its mouth is pierced to allow the incense to drift upwards. This beast has both Taoist and Buddhist implications, as do many of legendary beasts and creatures in traditional Chinese iconography. 8 inches long, 5 inches high.

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    Immortal of Longevity and Deer by Unknown

    Chinese painting using ink and colors on silk; image area 18 cm x 21.2 cm; subject from Daoist or folk belief;. Condition: good; upper end of mounting torn.

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    Mt. Horai [Isle of the Immortals] - closer view of image by Okada Beisanjin (1744-1818)

    Hanging scroll; ink and light colors on silk. Dimensions: 34 3/4 x 19 7/8 in. Condition is good. A relatively formal work for this artist.

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    Mt. Horai [Isle of the Immortals] by Okada Beisanjin (1744-1818)

    Hanging scroll; ink and light colors on silk. Dimensions: 34 3/4 x 19 7/8 in. Condition is good. A relatively formal work for this artist.

  • Thumbnail for Daoist diety -  possibly Xi Wang Mu
    Daoist diety - possibly Xi Wang Mu

    Carved lacquer wooden figure of seated diety. Hands clasped frontally, bird headdress, covered with layers of red lacquer and gilding. With fitted brocade velvet covered stand. h:10 1/4†w:4 7/8â€.

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    Yin Yang symbol

    Picture of the yin-yang symbol, which represents the two opposing forces in the universe.

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    Laozi Statue

    Statue of Laozi from the Song Dynasty, carved from the rock of Mt. Qingyuan in Fujian.

  • Thumbnail for Bronze censor  - back view
    Bronze censor - back view

    Cast in the form of the mythical three-legged toad, emblematic of the unattainable and great wealth, the upper portion of its body forms the cover and the three spread legs, the base. Its mouth is pierced to allow the incense to drift upwards. This beast has both Taoist and Buddhist implications, as do many of legendary beasts and creatures in traditional Chinese iconography. 8 inches long, 5 inches high.

  • Thumbnail for Chinese god of longevity (Ch’ien Lung)