Paint on paper; 9 15/16 x 13 3/16 inches.
The wood is quite aged.
Farmer encountering divinity in the forest. Batuan
Depiction of rice farming and various subsistence activities in the forest. Peliatan(?)
Monkey warrior to be used in shadow puppet (Wayang Kulit) performances of the Ramayana epic.
7-1/2 inches (Dia.) x 3-3/8 (H). Silver butter lamp with removable lid. The large cup divided into two registers by ribbed banding. The upper register, below the flaring rim, is engraved with the Eight sacred Buddhist Symbols and the lower register with lotus flowers alternating with offering bowls. The cup sits on a high pedestal base consisting of a scrolling lotus and SHOU medallion bead above an elongated lotus petal base with two rows of lotus petals above a plain cone foot finished with a stylized vegetable design at the bottom. The plain lid has three coin cut-outs and is fitted with a small silver hat shield which is attached to the open center rim hole and has thin silver tube for the wick.
Silver and copper. Said to be Syrian. Human figures in medallions around upper rim appear to be Iranian in style, as does the shape of the vessel.
Hunters in a landscape. Batuan
Four unidentified Wayang Golek puppets. Two are male, one is female.
7-3/4 inches (H) x 2-1/2 (D) x 2-1/2 (W). Figure, gilt bronze, Lokesawa, standing Buddha.
Teacup: 2-1/2 (H) x 3-1/2 (Dia); stand: 2-1/2 (H) x 4-1/8 (Dia); cover: 2-1/4 (H) x 3-3/8(Dia) in inches. The porcelain tea cup is decorated with five Buddhist lion dog puppies in yellow aubergine, blue and red. It sits into a footed silver repousse stand and is fitted with a stupa-design domed matching silver cover. The lotus shaped stand has the Eight sacred Buddhist symbols on a leaf scroll background and three lotus flowers on the high foot. The matching lid is toped with a jade bead. There is a illegible red mark on the base of the cup.
7-3/4 (L) x 3-1/2 (Dia.) inches. Metal bell with a brass handle. The brass handle is composed of a half dorje surmounting the head of a lotus crowned wisdom deity (Yum or Mother) which sits on a lotus flower. The bronze bell has lotus petals on the dome, a band of conch shells with lotus flowers in them and a band of dorje around the rim. The inside has four lotus petals in the dome with some characters (possibly Om ah hum) and a long iron clapper attached to a ring with a piece of white cloth.
This extremely large hanging scroll depicts one of the so-called Four Gentlemen of the Confucian Scholar (the other three are bamboo, orchid, and chrysanthemum) that were favorite subjects of both Chinese and Japanese literati painters. The subjects were brushed in ink, and were popular because they contained many of the brushstrokes used for calligraphy by the literati. Each also had associations that were prized by the literati. The plum was admired for courage, because it dared to put forth its blossoms before the leaves showed themselves, blooming at New Years time and in early spring when it was still cold. It was also called one of the Three Winter Friends (along with the pine and bamboo), a New Years motif.
Carved out of marble and painted.
Carved out of marble and painted.
â€œI have often thought about the question: â€˜What makes a city glamorous?â€™ Certain cities, Paris, Peiping, New York, San Francisco, have a certain â€˜itâ€™ that most cities lack. One of the factors of a cityâ€™s appeal, I think, is concerned with geographyâ€¦On its narrow peninsula where the Chaling joins the Yangtze, Chungking rises on its steep bluffs out of the mists of its rivers.â€ [17 â€œOn an island in the Yangtzeâ€¦is the Chungking winter airportâ€¦In Februaryâ€™s low water the island was alâ€™ but connected with the Chungking shore.â€ 
â€œAcross the plain to the horizon were the small patches in shades of green. Scattered under bamboos turned ever so slightly yellow were the farmhouses of frame bamboo covered with bamboo matting and rice straw thatching. Occasionally there was a more prosperous, tile-roofed farmhouse surrounded by a wall. Inside were the family, the chickens, the pigs, the water buffalo.â€ [6-7]
Calisthenics. Don Flaherty also witnessed a political demonstration while in Chengdu. â€œThe students at Szechwan National Universityâ€¦which is just down the Min River from Chengtu, once obtained the release of a former City councilor arrested by the secret policeâ€¦[O]ne evening when [the councilor] was walking down a city street he was grabbed by a man in a jeep and whisked off to an unlighted prison cell. His wife got in touch with the Student Self Government Association at Szechwan National University, where he was well known and admired because of his speeches `in the name of the peopleâ€™ thereâ€¦The next morning more than 2,000 students were on the marchâ€¦About one in ten left his classes at West China Union to join the protest.â€ 
â€œThe water is raised by crude wooden chain lifts whose treadles are worked by the feet of of two, four, or even six men.â€