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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Antique Bird Feeding Dishes and Shutter for Birdcage. Carved Wood.

Feeding Dishes and Shutter for Birdcage. Carved Wood. China, Qing Dynasty

Two feeding dishes for a bird cage and a carved panel for opening /shutting. Hard wood, delicately carved with figurative motifs and landscape.

They are more than 100 years old and in very condition.

Size: 2 x 1,5 inches are the feeding dishes, 2,2 x 1 in. is the panel.

Chinese Leisure Seal. Shou Shan, very attractive.

Chinese Leisure Seal. Shou Shan, very attractive.

 

Attractive Chinese Shou Shan seal ( Shou Shan Qiao Se Qi Jiang 寿山巧色旗降. Rich light brown tone with darker enclosures. Bigger white enclosure at the top has been used to carve a dragon.

Carved by the seal carver Cai Zhaofu 蔡招夫. Engraved are 2 characters, 墨趣 ( Mo Qu – attracted by ink).

Side-carving with text, dedication and the name of the seal carver.

Old, well carved stone in very fine condition.

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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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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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Antique China Seal, 1914 or 1854, Stone: Very good Seal.

Antique China Seal, 1914, Stone: Very good Seal.

 

Antique Chinese seal made of stone. It is either from 1914 or 1854. Delicately carved Fu-Lion at topof the seal and artistically carved actual seal, carved by the artist Wu Zhi: „ Zhen Zi Xiao Wu” ( in the meaning of: The real Self is of no importance” ).

At the left side of the seal is a carving by the artist, stating date, receiver and name of the seal-carver.

1,2 x 1,2 x 5,1 inches. Great seal in fine condition.

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