Pair of Chinese Qing Dynasty Snuff Bottles, Mutton-Fat Jade

Pair of Chinese Snuff Bottles Mutton-Fat Jade, Qing

pair white jade snuffbottles Qing Dynasty
pair white Qing Dynasty jade snuffbottles

Very attractive pair of white Jade snuff bottles from Qing Dynasty, mutton-fat Jade.

Both are of flattened rounded rectangular form, raised on a shallow foot.

3 x 1,2 x 6 cm and 2,2 x 1,5 x 4,8 cm, good condition.

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Antique wooden Garuda Sculpture, China. Qing Dynasty

18 – 19th century sculpture of a bird-headed Buddhist god: Wooden Garuda with a layer of lacquer, gilded.

7,5 x 7 x 2,8 inches. 548 gram. Fine condition. ( Only minor surface aging which is quite usual for such an old piece – the gold partly rubbed off. No parts missing, no splits ).

 

antique Garuda statue wood
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In Buddhism, the Garuda is said to be a huge bird, his wings spanning several miles! He is said to have amazing power, intelligence, strength and wisdom and can change to human form at will. There are some stories which even talk of Garuda kings having romantic dalliances with human women. The Buddha, in the Mahasamyatta Sutra, is shown as making peace, albeit temporarily, between the Nagas (serpents) and the Garudas.

The concept of Garuda is also seen in Indonesian, Thai, Japanese and Mongolian culture. While the Garuda is the national symbol of both Thailand and Indonesia, it is the symbol of Ulan Bator, the capital city of Mongolia.

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China, Qing Dynasty 3 Paintings on Rice Paper

China, Qing Dynasty 3 Paintings on Rice Paper

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China, Qing Dynasty: Three paintings, depicting persons from the Imperial Court. One depicts an Emperor on his peacock-throne, one a lady and one a mandarin.

Painted on brittle rice paper. Beginning of last century. Both paintings come matted and framed.

Size: 11,5 x 13,5 and 16 x 14 inches. (29 x 38,6 and 40 x 35,4 cm). Some faults in paper.

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Tian Huang Seal with Foo Lion by Shan Ya 田黄印章 – 山崖刻

Tian Huang Seal with Foo Lion by Shan Ya 山崖

Old Chinese Stone seal, Tian Huang with Foo lion, holding a stylized coin. 4 characters as actual seal inscription: xu er bu lou (nothing can leak from emptiness ).

Side engraving with artist name: Shan Ya.

18 x 18 x 50 mm, 34 gram, good condition.

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Set of old Chinese Patong 白铜 Paper Weights

Decorative old set of Chinese Patong (Baitong 白铜) paper weights, used by painters and calligraphers.

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The set is from the Republic period and in good condition. Some patina, artist signed.

Decorative design with fish under lotus leaves.

Size: 29 x 256 x 10 mm each, 622 gram (quite heavy).

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Old Chinese Leisure seal. Very attractive, large.

Old Chinese Leisure seal. Very attractive, large.

 

Imperial China, 1895: Beautiful Shou-shan seal with Fo-lions ( mother and small one ) as handle. The well balanced, skillful seal inscription reads: “Ormosia and Moon in my Cold Studio”.

Artificial side carving with dedication and details to carver and date.

Size: 1,75 x 1,25 x 3,55 inches, 274 gram. Fine condition.

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Antique Chinese Statue, Guanyin on Lotus Throne 12″, Qing Period

Antique Chinese Guanyin Statue, Stone 12″, Qing Period

Antique Chinese stone statue depicting a seated bodhisattva (Guanyin, who is the Bodhisattva associated with compassion as venerated by East Asian Buddhists, usually as a female). The Guanyin is resting on a Lotus-throne, a scepter (lingzhi ru yi) in her hand.
The smaller end of the ru yi is broken, minor wear. It can be polished easily.

Height: 12.5 inches (32 cm), weight 4.1 kg.

The statue is from the end of Qing Dynasty.

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清朝 花瓶. China: Qing Dynasty Vase. Monochrome Cracked Glaze. CoA

China: Qing Dynasty Vase.

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Attractive Vase from the early-mid Qing Dynasty.

Monochrome cracked glaze-style.

Diameter 3 inches, Height: 4,8 inches.

2 Certificates of Authenticity. No faults.

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Attractive Leisure Seal, Guang Lü Stone, by Artist Zhang Hanyue

Artist Zhang Hanyue carved Leisure Seal: Guang Lü Shi

 

Very attractive Guang Lü – stone ( 广绿石 ), carved by the famous artist Zhang Hanyue (张寒月1906 – 2005 ). Zhan Hanyue was a student of Wu Changshuo (吴昌硕 ) – and like his teacher he also was a well know painter ( landscapes and figure-painting).

25 x 17 x 57 mm. Colophon as side carving with signature of the artist and details.

张寒月(1906 2005),一名张政,原名兆麟、兆,字莲光,号金石杵,斋名寒月斋,江苏苏州人。师从吴昌硕、赵古泥。好学于甲骨、钟鼎、秦玺、汉印,中得心源,年六十即功篆隶,四十年代曾有金石杵之誉。治印能溶书画、人像、山水风景为一体,清新流利、淳朴凝重,从不逾规矩。

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Unusual Chinese Seal with Manchurian Text. Qing Dynasty.

Unusual Chinese Leisure Seal with Manchurian Text. Qing Dynasty.

1799 (?) Interesting Chinese seal, grey – beige Shou Shan Stone with Chinese and Manchurian characters: Qin Xin Jian Qi 琴心剑气 (The heart of the zither has the power of a sword).

The seal was engraved by the famous seal carver Dong Xun ( 董洵 1740-1809), Artist name Xiao Chi 小池

Side engraving with details and seal carver’s name. Very fine condition.

董洵(1740–1809年)清代篆刻家。字企泉,号小池,又号念巢。浙江山阴人。曾官能判,弃官后,落拓京师,卖印为生。与同时人余集、黄钺、赵秉冲、罗聘等友善,

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