PAGODA RED

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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

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Chinese Marble Footed Dish
Chinese Marble Footed Dish
Early 20th Century Chinese Decorative Dishes and Vide-Poche
Marble
This hand carved marble dish from northern China is modeled after the delicate forms of footed porcelain rice bowls. Carefully worked with a smooth finish, the shallow plate is perfe...
Chinese Trailing Vines Tea Tray
Chinese Trailing Vines Tea Tray
Early 20th Century Chinese Qing Platters and Serveware
Pine
Finely carved floral motifs and a subtly recessed base give the simple lines of this century-old tray true provincial elegance. It has developed great character from years of serving...
Chinese Oxblood Ginger Jar
Chinese Oxblood Ginger Jar
21st Century and Contemporary Chinese Ceramics
Porcelain
This contemporary take on the traditional ginger form emphasizes its rich color and elegant shape - characterized by its rounded body, high shoulders, and domed lid. The vase's deep,...
19th Century Chinese Burl and Rosewood Brush Pot
19th Century Chinese Burl and Rosewood Brush Pot
Antique Mid-19th Century Chinese Qing Scholar's Objects
Rosewood, Burl, Lacquer
Placed beside his inkpot and insktone, this 19th century brush pot once held select calligraphy brushes in a scholar’s studio. Carved of burl and rosewood, the brush pot is simply de...
"Damaged VI" Mosaic by Toyoharu Kii
"Damaged VI" Mosaic by Toyoharu Kii
Toyoharu Kii
21st Century and Contemporary Japanese Decorative Art
Glass, Marble
In the series “Damaged,” Toyoharu Kii honors those who are damaged or overtaken by sadness. In some works white tesserae assume human profiles with holes standing in for eyes. In oth...
"Shan Shui" Blue and White Cola Bottle by Taikkun Li
"Shan Shui" Blue and White Cola Bottle by Taikk...
Taikkun Yang Li
21st Century and Contemporary Chinese Figurative Sculptures
Porcelain
Created by artist Taikkun Li, this limited edition hand painted cola bottle is one of a series drawing on the rich tradition of Chinese blue-and-white ceramics. Fired at the historic...
Japanese Silk Obi Pillow
Japanese Silk Obi Pillow
21st Century and Contemporary Japanese Pillows and Throws
Linen, Silk
Made by a Chicago artist who collects vintage textiles, this handcrafted silk pillow features broad swatches of vintage Japanese obi. Part of traditional kimono attire, the obi is a ...
Japanese Meiji Tetsubin with Landscape
Japanese Meiji Tetsubin with Landscape
Antique Late 19th Century Japanese Meiji Tea Sets
Iron
Decorated with an irregular, textured surface and an elegant, arched handle, this Japanese teapot was used to boil water for traditional tea ceremonies. Known as tetsubin, the kettle...
"Gilt Candle Sconce" by Brian Stanziale
"Gilt Candle Sconce" by Brian Stanziale
Brian Stanziale
21st Century and Contemporary Chinese Candle Sconces
Metal
In an exclusive collaboration, each hand-studded piece by artist Brian Stanziale was transformed from a provincial 19th century artifact into a one-of-a-kind work of art. Embellishin...
19th Century Chinese Plum Blossom Lattice Panel
19th Century Chinese Plum Blossom Lattice Panel
Antique Mid-19th Century Chinese Qing Paintings and Screens
Cedar
This lattice window panel likely originated in an aristocratic Chinese home with neutral and balanced interiors. The intricate latticework was designed to allow light and air into a ...
18th Century Chinese Shan Shui Marble Trough
18th Century Chinese Shan Shui Marble Trough
Antique Mid-18th Century Chinese Qing Sculptures and Carvings
Marble
In 18th century China, a trough would have been a fairly common site in rural areas of Shanxi province. However, this marble trough, with its intricately carved decoration and patter...
"Gilt Tote" by Brian Stanziale
"Gilt Tote" by Brian Stanziale
Brian Stanziale
21st Century and Contemporary Chinese Decorative Baskets
Metal
In an exclusive collaboration with Pagoda red, each hand-studded piece by artist Brian Stanziale was transformed from a provincial 19th-century artifact into a one-of-a-kind work of ...

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