Pagoda Red

Chicago, IL

About Pagoda Red

PAGODA RED is the destination for collectors who love the art, history, style & spirit of Asian and handcrafted objects. Every item is authentic—historically and geographically—and wears the patina of many lifetimes served in homes, palaces and gardens. In the early 1990s, owner Betsy Nathan studied Mandarin and moved to Beijing. There, she met a group of legendary Chinese furniture experts. Under their mentorship, she became an expert in provenance, craftsmanship, joinery and history. Nathan moved back to the United States and established her first showroom in Chicago i...Read More

Pagoda Red

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21st Century China Ceramics
Porcelain
This sleek update on a traditional Chinese design displays an elegant, simplified Silhouette. Handcrafted in Zhejiang province, this contemporary vase showcases its Minimalist form w...
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Vintage 1930-1939 China Paintings and Screens
Paint, Paper
This poster from the 1930s melds the meticulous detail of traditional Chinese painting with the craft of color lithography and a side of risque. Posters like this one, influenced by ...
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21st Century China Ceramics
Ceramic
Drawing on a long Chinese tradition of monochrome ceramics, this austere long-necked vase is glazed in serene, cloud-inspired white. Crafted in in Jiangxi province, local ceramists r...
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21st Century China Ceramics
Ceramic
Garden seats were once fixtures in Qing Dynasty gardens; the perfect place to rest feet while meandering along a garden path and also very flexible to use as a table for tea. This si...
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21st Century China Ceramics
Ceramic
The striking monochrome of this vase draws on a long Chinese tradition of ceramics glazed in a single, statement-making color. The Persimmon is an auspicious symbol in Chinese art an...
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Antique Early 19th Century China Antiquities
Limestone
This organically shaped 19th century vessel was carved by hand from a single block of granite. It was originally used in Northern China as a grain mortar. The recess is relatively sh...
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21st Century China Furniture
Steel, Limestone
Traditional Chinese stone furniture-makers frequently mimicked drums in their carving forms. The shape featured in this petite drum table references a traditional hand held fish drum...
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21st Century United States Contemporary Art
Paper
Tracy Crump uses washes of grey, white and aqua to both conceal and reveal sensitively drawn figures. Each figure stands alone as an individual, possessing unique features and hairst...
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21st Century China Ceramics
Porcelain, Paint
Working within the time-honored, blue-and-white porcelain tradition, this lidded ginger jar depicts a scholar engaged in the four arts he must master. Separated by screen motifs, the...
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21st Century China Sculptures and Carvings
Limestone
The artisan who carved this pair of petite basins skillfully called out the stone’s natural veining by delicately tracing the markings with carved vertical lines and shaping with sub...
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Early 20th Century China Ceramics
Ceramic
This unusual early 20th century white glazed ceramic pedestal was made by an artisan in Southern China and features an hourglass form and floral cut-outs. It was likely used in a gar...
Almudena Rodriguez
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21st Century Spain Contemporary Art
Fabric
Extracting images, logos and slogans from popular culture, Almudena Rodriguez rearranges these disparate signs in an attempt to map out a single vision determined not by original con...

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