Old Chinese Leisure seal. Tian Huang Stone. 天黄石 图章

Old Chinese Leisure seal. Tian Huang Stone. Very attractive.

Old Chinese seal, Qing Dynasty or early Republic period. Scarce, beautiful Tian Huang Stone.

Very fine cutting of the actual seal: „ Yun Hai “ (?) (a sea of the clouds).

Beautiful tian-huang stone in warm yellow/ocher tones.

The artist’s name is engraved at the side of the seal.

1,2 x 0,6 x 1,1 inches, 30 gram. Very fine condition.

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Qing Dynasty: Antique Chinese wooden Sculpture. Man with Pipe

Qing Dynasty: Antique Chinese wooden Sculpture. Man with Pipe

清 朝 雕 塑 Qing Dynasty, China: Huang-mu sculpture (黄 木 雕 塑<) . 4,5 x 4,1 x 12,5 inches.
Delicate carving, depicting a Chinese man with “pigtail”, in traditional outfit, smoking a pipe.

No faults, nice natural patina, warm flair.


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Antique Chinese Jade. Charming Toggle of little Tiger

Antique Chinese Jade Toggle of little Tiger

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Charming, antique Chinese Jade. It looks to be a little tiger, sprawled out. Good carving with strong expression.
2,2 x 1,4 x 0,6 inches (56 x 35 x 17 mm), fine condition.

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Decorative, old Chinese Leisure Seal 高山流水

Decorative, old Chinese Leisure Seal in Shape of Rock

Old Chinese Seal in decorative design of a solid rock.

The sides of the seals are carved and depict 2 scholars at a rock, trees and houses at the reverse.

At the right upper part 4 characters are engraved, which are also the actual seal: gao shan liu shui – 高山流水 (water is flowing from the high mountains).

44 x 20 x 59 mm, 55 gram. Very fine condition, it feels good in hand and comes in a (newer) box.

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Antique Chinese Wood Carving Rider and Qilin

Antique Chinese Wood Carving Rider and Qilin

China, Qing Dynasty: Gilded wood carving with a rider (immortal) on a mythical creature, a Qilin, holding a big piece of gold.

Hand carved wood that has been gilded over red lacquer. Detailed work, strong facial expression of the rider.

40 x 80 x 120 mm, good condition.

 

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Qing Dynasty, 1829: Ivory Seal, delicate Carving.

Qing Dynasty, 1829: Ivory Seal, delicate Carving of a Poem.

Attractive, antique China seal made of ivory. The actual seal print consists of 2 characters, Da Ji ( ultimate luck ).

A poem is engraved in very delicate, small „xing-shu” – script, as well as the name of the artist, Zhang Heng. Furthermore details to the period it has been carved: Dao Guang (1821 und 1850) in the year 1829.

12 x 45 mm, very fine condition, warm flair.

At the other side of the seal we find a landscape engraved.

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Antique Chinese Boxwood Toggle with movable Fish

Antique Chinese Boxwood Toggle with movable Fish


Old Chinese toggle

Attractive old Chinese boxwood carving from begin of last century (Netsuke, Toggle) in shape of a lotus leaf next a lotus calyx Form.

The leaf forms a river with a fish which can be moved back and forth.

By moving the fish one can conjure prosperity. The lotus seeds can be moved too.

2,4 x 2,4 x 1,1 inches (5,9 x 5,8 x 3,1 cm). Good condition.

Minor surface irritation at upper part, left of the calyx but no crack.

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