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  • Thumbnail for Chinese Inscribed Bronze Mirror (back)
    Chinese Inscribed Bronze Mirror (back)

    4 3/4" w. Astronomical mirror.

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    Chinese Mutton Fat Jade with Wooden Stand (front)

    3 7/8" l. Greenish-white jade with russet markings carved in an archaistic style standing dragon, handcarved fitted wood stand.

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    Funerary Vases (detail 2)

    Detail of neck of funerary vessel. This unusual green glaze jar belongs to a particular type of funerary vessel made during the Three Kingdoms and Western Jin dynasties. Called a hunping (spirit jar), it has a long tapered body topped by a configuration of architectural elements and animals. In this example, figures circle the jar as other creatures swarm up the neck of the container.

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    Chinese Tomb Candle Holders - view 2

    7" h. Paneled hu-formed stem with two degenerated animal head handles, molded in relief with floral sprays divided by bow-form raised and molded vertical lines raised on a high tapered base molded in relief with a frieze of stylized lotus petals, supported by five simple feet, surmounted by a hexagonal drip pan, on top there is an inverted scalloped tip collar surmounted by a tapered lip, minutely crazed greenish-beige glaze carelessly applied

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    Funerary Vases (detail 1)

    Detail of side of funerary vase. This unusual green glaze jar belongs to a particular type of funerary vessel made during the Three Kingdoms and Western Jin dynasties. Called a hunping (spirit jar), it has a long tapered body topped by a configuration of architectural elements and animals. In this example, figures circle the jar as other creatures swarm up the neck of the container.

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    Chinese Molded Dehua Porcelain Libation Cup

    2 1/6" h. Faceted, flared sides molded with raised animals, tigers, deer, etc., octagonal lip, four comma-shape feet, unctuous cream-white glaze, body thick and translucent.

  • Thumbnail for Bronze Incised Belt Hook - top view 2
    Bronze Incised Belt Hook - top view 2

    2"w. Cast with projecting brows, scrolled horns and large scrolled ears, loop handle below a protruding nose which is flanked by hooked fangs, incised with fur markings, traces of gilding present. Dated to Late Eastern Zhou/ Early Han Dynasty.

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    Bronze Incised Belt Hook with missing gemstone - back view

    Back view of inlaid bronze belt hook. Knob for attaching one end of the belt can be seen in the middle, with hook on end for other end of belt.

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    Carved Gourd with Literary Scenes (1 view 1)

    1 1/2"h x 1 3/4"l (including base). Side view of finely carved gourd showing scenes from literature and opera.

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    Seated Buddha on Wooden Stand

    Carved, red lacquer laughing Buddha, seated with right knee raised, hand clutching a set of prayer beads resting upon it.

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    Saucer: "The Doctor's Visit to the Emperor"

    Saucer decorated with "The Doctor's Visit to the Emperor" after a design by Cornelis Pronk. For the Dutch market.

  • Thumbnail for Chinese Dingyao Vase
    Chinese Dingyao Vase

    5 5/5" h. A baluster dorm with undulating foliate mouth and tall splayed foot ring , decorated in low relief, molded, with four separated panels of stiff lotus blossoms framed in arabesque reserve and divided by broad vertical columns which is all flanked by bands, top and bottom, of very thin rayed leaves, the bottom band continuing down the foot, extremely thin and light weight, the buff white glaze covers just the exterior and part of the interior, leaving the concave domed interior and the foot ring unglazed, white porcelaneous body.

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    Carved Bone Figure of Buddhist Guardian (back)

    Guardian figure shown from the rear, highlighting his military uniform and the sway of his stance. Made of bone, approximately 6 inches in height. Back view.

  • Thumbnail for Chinese Ming Style Vase - view 2
    Chinese Ming Style Vase - view 2

    7" h. Baluster form, very finely painted in brilliant underglazed-blue from the lip down, a band of ruyi heads with hanging jewel pendants, on the bottom of the neck a band of stiff overlapping leaves followed by a narrow band of diamond diaper alternating with four Buddhist emblems, the Wheel of the Law, conch shell, umbrella and vase, followed by a band of pendant three prong spear heads on the shoulder, two chilong standing at the top of a cliff with a twisted tree trunk above and behind them with rock formations, on the tall splayed foot a band of formal lotus pod lappets, stippling and mottling simulating ""heaped and piled"" effect, surface with ""orange peel"" effect, seal characters of Yongzheng and of the period

  • Thumbnail for Chinese Yueyao Stoneware Offering Set  - top view
    Chinese Yueyao Stoneware Offering Set - top view

    Tray - 8 1/2" w. Cups 1 7/8" h x 3 1/2" w. Five campanulate cups with slightly thickened rims and straight sided footrings fastened in a circle to the inside of a flaring short rim of a round tray with convex bottom containing a double beaded ring, concave base of the tray unglazed, pale yellowish brown glassy glaze, finely crazed, ending at the bottom in large droplets and pooling to a heavy bead.

  • Thumbnail for Chinese Carved Gourd with Literary Scenes (2 view 3)
    Chinese Carved Gourd with Literary Scenes (2 view 3)

    1 1/2"h x 1 3/4"l (including base). Side view of finely carved gourd showing scenes from literature and opera.

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    Carved Nuts with Literary Scenes - top view

    1 1/2""h x 1 3/4""l (including base). Finely carved sampan with moveable windows and doors set on a peach stone stand carved with raised flowers on an inverted chevron ground.

  • Thumbnail for Yueyao Stoneware Cup (bottom)
    Yueyao Stoneware Cup (bottom)

    2"h x 4"w. Bottom view of small bowl with crackled light green glaze.

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    Chinese Ladies - part of set

    Back view of painted earthenware figure of a woman, boasting long sleeves and slender shape and an extended bouffant hairstyle. Funerary figurine.

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    Stoneware Dish (front)

    Front view of one of a set of small offering plates. The front side features an incised lotus in which the green glaze sits to highlight the design. A light crackle effect can be seen on all of the set pieces; the underside is useful for showing how the glaze flows over the body of the plate, clinging but not entirely covering it.

  • Thumbnail for Stoneware Dish (back)
    Stoneware Dish (back)

    Back view of one of a set of small offering plates. The front side features an incised lotus in which the green glaze sits to highlight the design. A light crackle effect can be seen on all of the set pieces; the underside is useful for showing how the glaze flows over the body of the plate, clinging but not entirely covering it.

  • Thumbnail for Chinese Junyao Bowl - top view
    Chinese Junyao Bowl - top view

    6 3/4" w. Campunulate form with slightly inverted rim, carved with two tiers of overlapping petals just above the foot on the exterior and freely carved floral scrolls in the interior of the bowl, the unglazed base has a shallow narrow foot ring, a blue glaze on the exterior and interior terminating to a mushroom color on the rim, an incised quarter moon on the base. Song Dynasty or later.

  • Thumbnail for Bronze Incised Belt Hook  - side view
    Bronze Incised Belt Hook - side view

    2"w. Cast with projecting brows, scrolled horns and large scrolled ears, loop handle below a protruding nose which is flanked by hooked fangs, incised with fur markings, traces of gilding present. Dated to Late Eastern Zhou/ Early Han Dynasty.