Antique Chinese Red Lacquer Box

Antique Chinese Lacquer Box

 

 

China, Qing Dynasty – begin of Republic period: Chinese round red lacquer cinnabar box with rocks in the sea and a pine tree at front.

Decorative design. The inside and bottom of this box are black lacquer. The box is from app. 1900.

Diameter: 3,5 inches (90 mm), height: 2 inches (48 mm).

Fine condition, no damages.

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Chinese Seal by Qiu Tang 秋堂篆刻

Chinese Seal by Chen Yuzhong, Qiu Tang 秋堂篆刻

Chinese seal by Qiu Tang

Chinese leisure seal

Antique Chinese seal by the important seal-carver Chen Yuzhong 陈豫钟( 1762—1806).

Oval boulder with 5 characters as actual seal: xiao sui ming yue gui 笑随明月归 (the smile follows the bright moon on its return).

Side inscription with his artists name Qiu Tang 秋堂.

20 x 12 x 33 mm, good condition.


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Qing Dynasty China Arm Rest Dao Guang Period

China Qing Dynasty Arm Rest Porcelain Dao Guang

 

Chinese arm rest porcelain, Qing Dynasty Dao Guang period ( 1821 – 1851 ). Famille rose, open work corpus, good condition.

12,5 x 7,5 x 5 cm. Bottom mark: 大清道光年制 Da Qing Dao Guang Nian Zhi.

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Chinese Vintage Postcard Foot Binding. 缠足

Lily Foot. Foot-binding in China. Vintage Postcard app. 1900

Chinese b/w vintage postcard depicting a bound foot

Published by Denniston & Sullivan, Shanghai. Unused, very fine condition.

Foot binding was a custom practiced on young girls and women for approximately one thousand years in China, beginning in the 10th century and ending in the first half of 20th century.

To enable the size of the feet to be reduced, the toes on each foot were curled under, then pressed with great force downwards and squeezed into the sole of the foot until the toes break.

This was all carried out with no pain relief, causing the girl to experience severe pain. The broken toes were then held tightly against the sole of the foot. The foot was then drawn down straight with the leg and the arch forcibly broken.

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Two antique Chinese Silk Paintings Qing Dynasty

Two antique Chinese paintings Qing Dynasty

China 19. century (Dao Guang 1821-1851): Two paintings on silk, delicately executed. One shows a pair of herons, one a pair of Mandarin-ducks (Symbol of love).

Both were officially examined in China and a tag was added at the reverse (fixed with a yarn to the painting).

25,5 x 29 cm (10 x 11,5 inches) are the paintings, 30 x 37 (12 x 15 in.) incl. margins.

Some glue remnants at reverse as the sheets have been fixed in an album.

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1902 Postcard Russian Officers in China

1902 Postcard Russian Officers in China

Russian Officers at Tianjin Station 1901 Boxer RebellionRussian Officers at Tianjin Station postcard

China, Boxer Rebellion Period. Vintage postcard with “Group of Russian officers at the station in Tientsin”.

A French 5 Centimes stamp is attached, tied by a “Tresor et Postes aux Armees Chine 8 Aout 1901”- strike.

Pre-cancelled, unused, scarce.

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Chinese seal by Yu Yun 俞云印章

 

Chinese Seal by Yu Yun

 

Chinese seal by Yu Yun Chinese seal by Yu Yun

Attractive, small, Chinese chicken-blood-stone leisure seal. Cut by the artist Yu Yun 俞云 (1864 – 1938). As actual seal 2 characters have been engraved: 言鄞 yan Yin.

Signed at front end with his artist name: 即佛 Ji Fo.

13 x 13 x 35 mm. Good condition.

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Qing Dynasty: Blue-white Porcelain Box Double-Happiness

Antique Chinese Porcelain Box Double-Happiness

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China, Qing Dynasty, round blue-white porcelain box with a double-happiness pattern at the top.
Diameter: 3,8 inches, height: 2,2 inches. Minor wear, no cracks.

Those boxes were popular gifts for newly married.

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Wu Changan Snuff Bottle Qing Dynasty 乌长安鼻烟壶

Wu Changan Snuff Bottle Qing Dynasty

Wu Changan snuffbottle Qing Dynasty

Attractive snuff bottle by the important artist Wu Changan. Inside painting of a father and son (the young Emperor?) at one side, calligraphy at reverse. The snuff bottle is from the first year of Emperor Xuan Tong’s reign, 1908.

60 x 33 x 70 mm, very good condition.

Wu Changan 乌长安 was one of the most famous snuff bottle artists of the late Qing Dynasty.

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Chinese Leisure Seal by Weng Danian, 翁大年

Chinese Leisure Seal by Weng Danian. Qing Tian Stone.

China, Qing Dynasty: Attractive seal, dark Qing Tian stone, 青田, with a pair of quails and a Lotus leave as handle. Engraved are 2 characters: 素风 Su Feng (White Wind).

The seal was carved by the famous calligrapher and seal carver 叔均 Shu Jun, better known by his artist name 翁大年 Weng Da Nian (1811-1890).

0,8 x 0,8 x 2,7 inches (20 x 20 x 67 mm), 65 gram, very fine condition.

作者简介:翁大年(1811~1890),初名鸿,字叔钧,又字叔均,号陶斋,江苏吴江人。清代篆刻家。精考证,篆刻取法秦汉,结体工致妥帖。侧款作小楷,颇有韵致.

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