Antique Chinese Scholars Bruh Container with Ladies and Children

Famille Rose Scholar’s Brush Container from Qing Dynasty

 

Decorative, antique Chinese scholar’s porcelain brush pot from the Qing Dynasty. Scene with ladies and children. Famille rose porcelain, Jia Qing period bottom mark (大清嘉庆年制) but probably later made, before ca 1875.
Diameter: 8 cm, height: 11,5 cm. Good condition, well painted.

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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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Rare Art Replica Vapheio Cup by by Emille Gillieron 19th Century

A rare art copy of a Vapheio cup, late 19th century, Emile Gillieron (Swiss, 1850 – 1924) marked “E. Gillieron Athens”. Reproduction of a Gold Vapheio Cup. Gilt copper-alloy electrotype.

The cup comes from the famous Dr. Walter Heihs collection and has the inventory nr. 522 marked at the bottom.

The National Gallery of Athens, where an entire gallery is devoted to Gillieron replicas of works from Greece’s Bronze Age, also contains this object.

Height of the cup: 7,4 cm, diameter 13,5 cm incl. handle. (3 inches by 5 1/4 in diameter).

rare art copy of a Vapheio cup

rare art copy of a Vapheio cup

rare art copy of a Vapheio cup

rare art copy of a Vapheio cup

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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Chinese Leisure seal by Lu Zhenyu 罗振玉

chinese seal by Lu An old Chinese leisure seal luo zhenyu

Old Chinese Leisure Seal by Luo Zhenyu. Old Chinese leisure seal, marbled stone, by the artist 罗振玉  Luo Zhenyu (? – 1940).
4 characters as actual seal: xiu wu zhi shi 修武之事 (embellish military matters).Side engraving with his artist name: 陆庵 Lu An.

9 x 9 x 59 mm, good condition.

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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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Old Chinese Leisure Seal by Gu Yuan 顾沅

Old Chinese Leisure Seal by Gu Yuan


Antique Chinese Seal by Gu Yuan

Antique Chinese Seal by Gu Yuan

Chinese seal, greenish Shou shan stone, engraved by the important seal carver 顾沅 Gu Yuan.

4 characters as actual seal: 虚而不屈 xu er bu qu (void but not wrong).

Side engraving with details.20 x 20 x 43 mm, good condition.

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Pair of Leisure Seals by Xie Leiming 谢磊明

Pair of Leisure Seals by Xie Leiming 謝磊明

Antique Chinese Seals by Xie Leiming Antique Chinese Seals by Xie Leiming

A pair of ocher-brown stone seals, carved by the important seal carver  谢磊明 Xie Leiming (1884 – 1963).

As seal engraved are the characters: 江山为助笔纵横 笔补造化天无功  jiang shan wei zhu bi zhongheng, bi bu zaohua tian wu gong. (Rivers and mountains halp the brush to weave [landscapes], the brush corrects what heaven failed to create).

It is a line from a Tang-Dynasty poem.

Side engraving with details and each signed: Xie Leiming.

謝磊明Xie Leiming was an early member of the famous Xiling Seal-society, 西泠印社.Each one is 29 x 30 x 42 mm, good condition.

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Chinese Snuff Bottle. Red Overlay. Qing Dynasty.

Chinese Snuff Bottle. Red Overlay. Qing Dynasty.

Chinese snuff bottle overlay

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Antique Chinese snuff bottle. Transparent glass with an overlay of ruby-red glass, carved in relief, with motives of scholars under pine trees, playing chess and reading a scroll.

Rather large object: 3,5 x 4,4 x 1,5 inches (88 x 110 x 35 mm). Very fine condition.

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