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18th Century Spanish Hand Carved Stone Kitchen Mortar
18th Century Spanish Hand Carved Stone Kitchen ...
Antique Late 18th Century Spanish More Desk Accessories
Stone
18th century Spanish hand carved stone kitchen mortar, used in kitchens and pharmacies to prepare herbs for cooking or healing.  
18th Century Spanish Hand Carved Stone Kitchen Mortar and Wooden Pestle
18th Century Spanish Hand Carved Stone Kitchen ...
Antique Late 19th Century Spanish More Desk Accessories
Stone
18th century Spanish hand carved stone kitchen mortar and wooden pestle, used in kitchens and pharmacies to prepare herbs for cooking or healing.  
18th Century Spanish Hand Carved Stone Kitchen Mortar and Wooden Pestle
18th Century Spanish Hand Carved Stone Kitchen ...
Antique Late 19th Century Spanish More Desk Accessories
Stone
18th century Spanish hand carved stone kitchen mortar and wooden pestle, used in kitchens and pharmacies to prepare herbs for cooking or healing.  
Middle Eastern Brass Inkwell Qalamdan with Arabic Calligraphy Writing
Middle Eastern Brass Inkwell Qalamdan with Arab...
Moorish
Antique 19th Century Persian Islamic Metalwork
Brass
A 19th century brass decorated Islamic Persian Qalamdan. The Qalamdan is in solid brass, decorated on all sides with Arabic calligraphy writing. It consists of an inkwell and a p...
Chinese Painting or Viewing Golden Stone
Chinese Painting or Viewing Golden Stone
Unknown
Vintage 1960s Chinese Qing Scholar's Objects
Stone
Polished Jasper Chinese painting stone. Intricate picto-graphic and Gloden Hues Jasper stone, revered by Chinese scholars, artists, poets and calligraphers. Size: 4.5" H x 2.5" D x 7...
Silver Mounted Chinese Malachite Foo Dog, circa 1800
Silver Mounted Chinese Malachite Foo Dog, circa...
Antique Early 1800s Chinese Sculptures and Carvings
Malachite, Sterling Silver
Mounted by Edward Farmer, New York, circa 1920 (signed.)
Iranian Qajar Period Lacquered Wood Pencase
Iranian Qajar Period Lacquered Wood Pencase
Antique 19th Century Persian Lacquer
Lacquer, Wood
This antique Iranian pencase (known as a Qalamdan) is a typical product of the Persian Qajar period in the 19th Century, when craftsmanship flourished. Built from wood, the exterior ...
Pair of Large Bronze Pixiu Wealth Dragons, Doorstops, Paperweights
Pair of Large Bronze Pixiu Wealth Dragons, Door...
20th Century Chinese Sculptures and Carvings
Bronze
A pair of beautiful bronze Pixiu dragons. These are mythical beasts believed to bring tremendous wealth. Fine craftsmanship and vivid expressions. Detailed works throughout. They are...
Ottoman Empire, Pure Silver Pen Case with Inkwell Tughra Sultan Mark
Ottoman Empire, Pure Silver Pen Case with Inkwe...
Unknown
Antique 19th Century Turkish Other Inkwells
Silver
Ottoman Empire, pure silver pen case with inkwell Tughra Sultan Mark. Measures: H 5cm, W 24cm.
Beautiful 19th-20th Century Chinese Decorative Pink Jade
Beautiful 19th-20th Century Chinese Decorative ...
Unknown
Antique Late 19th Century Chinese Other More Desk Accessories
Jade
With agate and coral on a original wooden base Measures: H 32 cm W 17 cm.
Chinese Stone Shoemaker's Weight with Mother, Cub and Pearl
Chinese Stone Shoemaker's Weight with Mother, C...
Early 20th Century Chinese Qing Sculptures and Carvings
Stone
Carved from a solid piece of stone, this weight was originally used by a shoemaker to press down large pieces of leather, and today it is appreciated as a tabletop sculpture. This ha...
Set of Ten Silk Brocade Journals
Set of Ten Silk Brocade Journals
2010s Chinese More Desk Accessories
Brocade, Silk
Beautiful set of ten journals covered in the most gorgeous Chinese silk brocade. The fabrics showcase a myriad of traditional, auspicious Chinese symbols, each expressing good wishes...
19th Century Chinese Zitan Brush Pot
Antique Mid-19th Century Chinese Qing Sculptures and Carvings
Zitan
This hand-carved brush pot, bitong in Chinese, likely contained calligraphy brushes on a desk in a scholar’s studio. It is carved of Zitan, a dark, precious, and now extinct Chinese ...
Scroll Stand, Cream Lacquer, Hand-Carved, Limit...
Robert Kuo
21st Century and Contemporary Modern More Desk Accessories
Lacquer, Wood
Scroll stand. Cream lacquer. Hand-carved. Wood-base. Limited edition decorative object. Lacquer is a technique that dates back to the Shang dynasty, circa 1600-1100 BC. The pi...
Chinese Dream Stone and Hardwood Table Screen, ...
Mid-20th Century Chinese Qing Scholar's Objects
Marble, Hardwood
An attractive Chinese Republic period carved hardwood and Dali marble table screen. The well patterned Dali marble dream stone evocative of a misty mountain landscape and set in a ha...
Persian Brass Inkwell Qalamdan with Arabic Call...
Moorish
Antique 19th Century Persian Islamic Metalwork
Brass
A 19th century brass decorated Islamic Persian Qalamdan. The Qalamdan is in solid brass, decorated on all sides with Arabic calligraphy writing. It consists of an inkwell and a pen...
Egyptian Brass Inkwell Qalamdan
Moorish
Antique 19th Century Egyptian Moorish Inkwells
Brass
A 19th century brass decorated Islamic Qalamdan. The Qalamdan is in solid brass, decorated on all sides with Egyptian scenes. It consists of an inkwell and a pen compartment of typic...
Chinese Gnarled Brush Pot
Antique Mid-19th Century Chinese Qing Scholar's Objects
Wood
A brush pot, such as this one made in Hainan province, may once have sat on the desk of a learned scholar next to his brushes, inkpot, and inkstone. Made of rustic, gnarled wood, the...
Chinese Amethyst Peach
Antique Mid-19th Century Chinese Qing Scholar's Objects
Amethyst
A Qing dynasty scholar would have used this finely crafted amethyst brush washer to rinse the ink from his calligraphy brush. It is carved in the shape of a peach, which is a symbol ...
Chinese Flora and Fauna Inkstone
Antique Mid-19th Century Chinese Qing Scholar's Objects
Stone
This 19th century inkstone is designed with a water well that follows the shape of the auspicious birds and flowers that define it. The stone fits like a glove into its wooden case. ...
Chinese Eternal Prosperity Bamboo Brush Pot
Antique Mid-19th Century Chinese Qing Scholar's Objects
Bamboo
A Qing-dynasty scholar once rested his calligraphy brushes in this exceptional brush pot. Appealing to the scholar’s appreciation for natural forms, the pot takes its form directly f...
Chinese Phoenix Carved Inkstone with Box
Antique Mid-19th Century Chinese Qing Scholar's Objects
Stone
Functionally used as a surface to mix dry ink and water for calligraphy, this inkstone was also an object revered for its symbolism. The phoenix, known as “the king of birds” in Chin...
Pair of Chinese Huanghuali Nesting Trays
Antique 19th Century Chinese Scholar's Objects
A refined and elegant pair of huanghuali nesting trays. An exotic hardwood, huanghuali (which translate to "yellow flowering pear wood"), has long been prized in China. These...
Large Huanghuali Brushpot, 17th Century
Antique Mid-17th Century Chinese Ming Scholar's Objects
Hardwood
An unusually large and beautifully grained 17th century huanghuali brushpot. Meant for the desk of a scholar to hold his calligraphy and paint brushes. Crafted from a single large ...
Chinese Dragon Carved Inkstone
Antique Mid-19th Century Chinese Qing Scholar's Objects
Stone
Ink stones were used in China for hundreds of years in artists' studios for grinding ink sticks and mixing the fine ink powder together with water to form ink. Chinese scholars and a...
Large 19th Century Chinese Huanghuali Brush Pot...
Antique Early 19th Century Chinese Qing Scholar's Objects
Hardwood
A large 19th century Qing dynasty huanghulai brush pot. Of simple cylindrical form. The wood displaying a lovely patina of rich honey brown, with an attractive, muted grain, remini...
19th Century Chinoiserie Papier Mâché Japanese ...
Antique Late 19th Century Japanese More Desk Accessories
Beautifully detailed circa 1880 chinoiserie brush tray is perfect as a desk accessory for pens.
Chinese Auspicious Gourd Carpenter Line
Antique Mid-19th Century Chinese Qing Antiquities
Metal
Many 19th century carpenters in China used chalk lines, like this one, to draw straight lines onto wooden structures. Each post and beam in a building was marked with these lines, an...
Chinese Lacquer and Gilt Brush Pot
Antique Mid-19th Century Chinese Qing Scholar's Objects
Wood, Lacquer, Paint
This red and black lacquered brush pot, imbued with the texture of time from its many years of use, once held a scholar’s selected calligraphy brushes. The gilt-decorated pot was cho...
Unusual 19th Century Chinese Inkstone
Antique Mid-18th Century Chinese More Asian Art, Objects and Furniture
Stone
A large, unusual and beautifully carved 19th century or possibly earlier Chinese inkstone. Pieces in this condition are rarely seen today and are striking and decorative emblems of h...
Chinese Porcelain Brush Pot, 16th-17th Century
Antique 17th Century Chinese More Desk Accessories
Porcelain
Chinese celadon enamel porcelain brush pot decorated with vegetal engravings.
Japanese Lacquered Red & Black Tray with a Cent...
Early 20th Century Japanese Lacquer
Lacquer
Beautiful Japanese tea tray of carved wood with lacquered surface. The center has a beautiful painted lacquer-work and gold painted scene of a peacock on a branch. Signed by the art...
Russian Silver Torah Pointer/Yad, Antique 1879
Unknown
Antique 1870s Russian More Desk Accessories
Silver
An exceptional, fine and impressive, uncommon antique Russian silver Torah pointer/yad; an addition to our Judaica silverware collection. This Fine antique Russian silver Torah po...
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