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Japanese Fine 250 Year Old Cast Bronze Temple Ornament with Exquisite Details
Japanese Fine 250 Year Old Cast Bronze Temple Orna...
Antique Late 18th Century Japanese Edo Scholar's Objects
Bronze
One only. Japan, a fine large antique hand cast bronze bronze temple finial ornament with exquisite details from the middle of the Edo period, 18th century. This was acquired on o...
Chinese 19th Century Qing Dynasty Bronze Crane For...
Antique Late 19th Century Chinese Qing Scholar's Objects
Bronze
An unusual Chinese bronze censer in the form of a crane, Qing dynasty, late 19th century. The noble bird is portrayed with a strong sense of motion - standing in a walking stance upon...
Elegant Japanese Edo Period Rack

Elegant Japanese Edo Period Rack
Antique 1830s Japanese Edo Scholar's Objects
Lacquer
This refined object may have been made for a scholar or artist for drying freshly-painted or calligraphed sheets of paper, and probably dates to the first half of the 19th century. The...
Japanese Antique Opium Scale Triple Signed with Original Box, 19th Century
Japanese Antique Opium Scale Triple Signed with Or...
Antique Late 19th Century Japanese Meiji Scholar's Objects
Iron
From Japan comes this hard to find opium scale with its original wooden box, 19th century. It is triple signed on the weighing pan, staff, and box. This is the first we have seen...
Japanese Antique Traveling Shrine Buddhist Bodhisattva with Staff and Beads
Japanese Antique Traveling Shrine Buddhist Bodhisa...
Mid-20th Century Japanese Showa Scholar's Objects
Wood, Giltwood
This is an authentic old Japanese gold gilt and lacquered wooden antique traveling shrine -zushi- holding a Holy Buddhist Bodhisattva holding staff and beads. We acquired this one from ...
Ancient China Turquoise Bi Disc, Zhou Dynasty, 100-256 BC
Ancient China Turquoise Bi Disc, Zhou Dynasty, 100...
Antique 15th Century and Earlier Chinese Scholar's Objects
Turquoise
This is an authentic Chinese turquoise bi disc from the dating to the Zhou dynasty (1100 BC- 256 BC) This comes from our private ancient Chinese collection which was formed from, 1990-2...
Japanese Fine Tea Bowl, Hand-Built and Hand Glazed

Japanese Fine Tea Bowl, Hand-Built and Hand Glazed...
Late 20th Century Japanese Showa Scholar's Objects
Ceramic, Pottery
Mint condition From Japan, a beautiful hand-built, painted and glazed, Kyo ware tea bowl created over 25 years ago. A stunning simple "floral motif" tea bowl Perfect Japanese t...
Japanese Fine "Swirls & Compasses" Tea Bowl, Hand-Built and Hand Glazed
Japanese Fine "Swirls & Compasses" Tea Bowl, Hand-...
Vintage 1930s Japanese Showa Scholar's Objects
Ceramic, Pottery
Mint Mino tea bowl From Japan, a beautiful hand-built, painted and glazed, Mino ware tea bowl in an impressive "Swirls and compasses" motif created in the later 20th century. ...
Bookends Petrfied Wood

By Pietra Gallery
Bookends Petrfied Wood
Pietra Gallery
21st Century and Contemporary Mexican Organic Modern Scholar's Objects
Petrified Wood
Petrfied wood bookends Source: Java, Indonesia Wood fossilization is a group of processes where all organic material is replaced by minerals. Petrification process occurs underground ...
19th Century Chinese Scholars Ruyi Display Stand
Antique Early 19th Century Chinese Qing Scholar's Objects
Walnut
For thousands of years, precious Chinese artworks have been displayed on auspicious wooden pedestals. Recognized today as pieces of art, root sculptures like this stand are born from th...
Antique Japanese Yatate Bronze Calligraphy Box
Antique Japanese Yatate Bronze Calligraphy Box
Early 20th Century Japanese Taisho Scholar's Objects
Bronze
Antique Japanese Yatate bronze calligraphy box. Ornately decorated Shishi dogs, leaves, vines, and gourds can be found on the long handle that terminates with a hook to hang from a scho...
Chinese Stunning Set Four Viewing Stones, Nature's Paintings & Scholar Stones #2
Chinese Stunning Set Four Viewing Stones, Nature's...
20th Century Chinese Scholar's Objects
Stone
This foursome (4) of Chinese extraordinary natural round viewing stones from China are completely natural stones that simply take your breath away! Found in Southern China, they are ...
Stunning Old White "Infinity" Stone Taihu Scholar Rock from Old Shanghai
Stunning Old White "Infinity" Stone Taihu Scholar ...
Mid-20th Century Chinese Scholar's Objects
Stone
This is a beautiful example of an old white antique Chinese Taihu viewing stone or scholar rock mounted in a custom hand-carved hard wood base. Dimensions: 14 inches high with stand ...
Superb Tall Old Black "Infinity" Stone Taihu Scholar Rock from Old Shanghai
Superb Tall Old Black "Infinity" Stone Taihu Schol...
Mid-20th Century Chinese Scholar's Objects
Stone
This is a beautiful tall 21 inch tall example of an old black antique Chinese Taihu viewing stone or scholar rock mounted in a custom hand-carved hard wood base. Superb example - one...
Japanese Antique Hand Cast Shinto Suzu Temple Bell with Rope Handle
Japanese Antique Hand Cast Shinto Suzu Temple Bell...
Antique 1890s Japanese Showa Scholar's Objects
Fabric, Bronze
SALE - NOW SAVE 20% OR MORE From our recent Japanese acquisitions travels. Here's an extraordinary opportunity to collect and acquire a Japanese authentic hand cast copper Shinto Suz...
Chinese Porcelain Figural Brush Pot or Brush Washer
Chinese Porcelain Figural Brush Pot or Brush Washe...
Early 20th Century Chinese Chinese Export Scholar's Objects
Charming brush washer with a reclining scholar figure holding a cup in very soft shades of blue, green, lavender and white with accents of black for his hat and finely painted facial de...
Small Meiji Japanese Bronze Figure of a Monkey Wearing a Kimono
Small Meiji Japanese Bronze Figure of a Monkey Wea...
Antique 1890s Japanese Meiji Scholar's Objects
Bronze
A small and interesting Okimono bronze figure of a monkey wearing a Kimono. Unsigned but a well-executed and delightfully detailed piece. Pretty flower and petal detail on the arms and ...
Chinese Qing Dynasty Gold Splashed Bronze Ding and...
Antique 17th Century Chinese Qing Scholar's Objects
Bronze, Horn, Hardwood, Zitan
A stunning and unusual late 17th century early Qing dynasty Chinese gold splashed and lacquer patinated bronze censer in the form of an archaistic ding. The bulbous vessel sits on cylin...
'Falcon' Red Taihu Spirit Stone on Rosewood Stand
Early 20th Century Chinese Qing Scholar's Objects
Stone, Rosewood
Working within the rarefied atmosphere of his studio, a Chinese scholar gazed upon the evocative formations of this spirit stone, seeking aesthetic and philosophical inspiration. Medita...
China Fine Antique Hand-Carved Footed Limestone Penjing Miniature Tree Display
China Fine Antique Hand-Carved Footed Limestone Pe...
Early 20th Century Chinese Scholar's Objects
Limestone
China, a fine hard to find antique hand-carved footed limestone penjing miniature tree display base, signed in red script on front apron. Period: Late Qing to early Republican, 1910-19...
A Japanese Iron Stand

A Japanese Iron Stand
Antique 19th Century Japanese Edo Scholar's Objects
Iron
Outstanding quality and beautifully detailed. The circular dish with archaic frieze resting on the four leg stand with scrolled spandrels pierced by cloud openings, ending in scrolled f...
Mongolian Yingshi Stone

Mongolian Yingshi Stone
21st Century and Contemporary Mongolian Scholar's Objects
Stone
A well-chosen stone is a focal point of both a traditional Chinese garden and a scholar's studio, evoking the grandeur of nature and inspiring creative thought. Meditation stones offer ...
Chinese Chrysanthemum Stone

Chinese Chrysanthemum Stone
21st Century and Contemporary Chinese Scholar's Objects
Stone
Formed millions of years ago, chrysanthemum stones are appreciated for their naturally occurring celestine crystals, which resemble chrysanthemum blossoms, symbols of autumn, endurance,...
Chinese Chrysanthemum Stone

Chinese Chrysanthemum Stone
21st Century and Contemporary Chinese Scholar's Objects
Stone
Formed millions of years ago, chrysanthemum stones are appreciated for their naturally occurring celestine crystals, which resemble chrysanthemum blossoms, symbols of autumn, endurance,...
"Moon Gate" Scholars' Rock on Carved Stand
"Moon Gate" Scholars' Rock on Carved Stand
21st Century and Contemporary Chinese Qing Scholar's Objects
Limestone, Hardwood
Sourced from China's Anhui province, long the subject of classical paintings and poems, this fantastically shaped stone once held pride of place in a scholar’s studio. A type of limesto...
Furo Tea Ceremony Hibachi by Raku Kichizaemon xi Keinyu, 1817-1902

By Raku Kichizaemon XI Keinyu
Furo Tea Ceremony Hibachi by Raku Kichizaemon xi K...
Raku Kichizaemon XI Keinyu
Antique Late 19th Century Japanese Meiji Scholar's Objects
Pottery
A furo tearoom brazier by Raku Kichizaemon XI Keinyu (1817-1902) decorated in bold style over a brick red glaze. The classical scene depicts men in ‘mino’ straw raincoats pulling a barg...
Chinese Greenery Stone in Carved Stand
Chinese Greenery Stone in Carved Stand
21st Century and Contemporary Chinese Scholar's Objects
Stone, Wood
Greenery stones are named for the naturally occurring patterns suggestive of trees, grass and other plantlike forms that result from the stone’s conglomerate mix of jadeite, moss agate,...
19th Century Chinese Root Shrine
19th Century Chinese Root Shrine
Antique Mid-19th Century Chinese Qing Scholar's Objects
Wood
Scholars in China's Qing dynasty often turned to the natural world as inspiration for their musings, apparent in the brushes, tables, pictures, and inkstones they surrounded themselves ...
"Tree Jade" Chinese Petrified Wood Specimen
"Tree Jade" Chinese Petrified Wood Specimen
Antique 15th Century and Earlier Chinese Scholar's Objects
Petrified Wood
Like scholars' rocks, petrified, or fossilized, wood is appreciated for its natural beauty. Sometimes called "Tree Jade," petrified wood is thought to bring peace and prosperity to its ...
Bronze Pen Rest, Brush Holder

Bronze Pen Rest, Brush Holder
20th Century Chinese Scholar's Objects
Bronze
A beautiful Chinese bronze pen/brush rest. The bronze piece features three dragons perched on waves. Their tails blend into the waves, making an artistic statement. There are four slots...
Important Ancient Chinese Zodiac Collection, Ming Dynasty 1368-1644
Important Ancient Chinese Zodiac Collection, Ming ...
Antique 15th Century and Earlier Chinese Ming Scholar's Objects
Ceramic, Pottery
Important Ancient Chinese Zodiac collection ten figures each holding a zodiac attribute, Ming Dynasty 1368-1644. Superb quality. Includes the sought after -Year of the Dog- the zodiac ...
"Mountain Pasture" Meditation Stone
"Mountain Pasture" Meditation Stone
21st Century and Contemporary Chinese Scholar's Objects
Steel, Stone
Unearthed in Jiangsu province, this gorgeous stone has been polished to reveal the full array of its golden colors and intriguing patterns. Prized by collectors for centuries, such ston...
"Dwellers' Cliff" Chinese Scholars Rock
"Dwellers' Cliff" Chinese Scholars Rock
Antique Late 18th Century Chinese Qing Scholar's Objects
Limestone, Rosewood
Prized for their unique formations, scholars' stones are sculptural objects of contemplation that have inspired Chinese artists for hundreds of years. They are wonderfully suggestive fo...
Lovely Tall Old White "Infinity" Stone Taihu Scholar Rock from Old Shanghai
Lovely Tall Old White "Infinity" Stone Taihu Schol...
Mid-20th Century Chinese Scholar's Objects
Stone
This is a beautiful tall 20 inch tall example of an old white antique Chinese Taihu viewing stone or scholar rock mounted in a custom hand-carved hard wood base. Dimensions: 20 inche...
Japanese Old Hand Cast Shinto Suzu Temple Bell with Rope Handle
Japanese Old Hand Cast Shinto Suzu Temple Bell wit...
Vintage 1920s Japanese Showa Scholar's Objects
Bronze
From our recent Japanese acquisitions travels. Here's an extraordinary opportunity to collect and acquire a Japanese authentic hand cast copper Shinto Suzu bell complete with its lon...
Buddha's Foot Hand-Carved in Stone

Buddha's Foot Hand-Carved in Stone
20th Century Chinese Scholar's Objects
Limestone
This is a beautiful and novel little treasure carved in stone. This Buddha foot carving in dark limestone was acquired for our private collection in western China some 15 years ago. It ...
Japanese Old Woodblock Flower Prints Tanigami Konan Immediately Frameable #4
Japanese Old Woodblock Flower Prints Tanigami Kona...
20th Century Japanese Showa Scholar's Objects
Paper
SALE - NOW SAVE 20% OR MORE Japan woodblock flower prints, Tanigami Konan (1879-1928) Set of four (4). These exuberant 20th century botanical works were originally created to appeal t...
Antique Chinese Celadon Green Jade Carving, Triple Vase, Qing Dynasty
Antique Chinese Celadon Green Jade Carving, Triple...
Antique 19th Century Chinese Qing Scholar's Objects
Jade
An extremely finely carved antique Chinese Qing dynasty, Celadon green triple vase/brush washer with an Imperial Dragon from behind attacking a bird in front, 18th-19th century, Qing dy...
Vertical Lingbi Scholars Rock

Vertical Lingbi Scholars Rock
20th Century Scholar's Objects
Vertical Lingbi scholars rock with grotto and overhang, fine carved rosewood stand. For more Rock Crystal lightings and accessories from Phoenix gallery, please search "Phoenix Gallery...
Vertical Lingbi Scholars Rock

Vertical Lingbi Scholars Rock
20th Century Scholar's Objects
Vertical Lingbi scholars rock with grotto and overhang, fine carved rosewood stand. For more Rock Crystal lightings and accessories from Phoenix gallery, please search "Phoenix Gallery...
19th Century Chinese Wide Mouth Frog Burl Containe...
Antique Mid-19th Century Chinese Qing Scholar's Objects
Burl
Chinese scholars and connoisseurs prized the organic form of burl wood and the way it referenced the wonders of the natural world. This 19th scroll container carved from a burl of a rar...
Large Taihu Gongshi Scholar Stone

Large Taihu Gongshi Scholar Stone
Antique Early 19th Century Chinese Scholar's Objects
Stone
Large Taihu Gongshi (Scholar Stone) with original early 19th century hardwood carved base. Age deterioration no longer allows stone to fit into base. Could be remounted. Dimensions: 26...
"Tree Jade" Chinese Petrified Wood Specimen
"Tree Jade" Chinese Petrified Wood Specimen
Antique 15th Century and Earlier Chinese Scholar's Objects
Petrified Wood
Like scholars' rocks, petrified, or fossilized, wood is appreciated for its natural beauty. Sometimes called "Tree Jade," petrified wood is thought to bring peace and prosperity to its ...
Japanese Meiji Lacquer Writing Set

Japanese Meiji Lacquer Writing Set
Antique 19th Century Japanese Meiji Scholar's Objects
Stone, Wood, Lacquer
This remarkable Japanese portable writing set contains the instruments of sublime artistic expression. Also known as a yatate, this Meiji-period set includes a low writing table, an ink...
Antique Japanese Wooden Writing Box with Decorative Hardware 'Meiji Era'
Antique Japanese Wooden Writing Box with Decorativ...
Antique Late 19th Century Japanese Meiji Scholar's Objects
Metal, Wood
Antique Japanese wooden writing box with decorative hardware (Meiji Era). This calligraphy box has sumptuous wood with characterful painted black hardware. The lid is hinged and has a c...
Mid-20th Century Tall Chinese Taihu Scholar Rock o...
Mid-20th Century Chinese Qing Scholar's Objects
Limestone, Rosewood
A tall and dramatic Taihu scholar's stone, mid-20th century, circa 1940s, China. The natural rock of a pleasant cream color with a waxy surface patina. Set in a custom rosewood base wit...
19th Century Chinese Bone Calligraphy Brush
19th Century Chinese Bone Calligraphy Brush
Antique Mid-19th Century Chinese Qing Scholar's Objects
Natural Fiber, Bone
Along with paper, ink and ink stone, the brush was part of the four treasures found in a scholar’s studio. Arguably the most important tool, the brush served as a direct link to the art...
Chinese Meditation Painting Stone
Chinese Meditation Painting Stone
21st Century and Contemporary Chinese Scholar's Objects
Stone
This sculptural painting stone is hundreds of millions of years old and was foraged from the Zhejiang area of China. Artisans sculpted the natural form in the shape of a mountain range....
Chinese Scholar's Rock

Chinese Scholar's Rock
Unknown
20th Century Chinese Scholar's Objects
Stone, Wood
Scholars' rocks are objects of contemplation. They represent the natural world but also, in their unique and craggy beauty, they are symbols for strength of character. The most sought-a...
Chinese Scholar's Rock

Chinese Scholar's Rock
Unknown
20th Century Chinese Scholar's Objects
Rosewood, Stone
Scholar's rock are objects of contemplation. They represent the natural world but also, in their unique and craggy beauty, they are symbols for strength of character. The four attribute...
Chinese Large Old Stone Buddha Ornament, Private Family Shrine
Chinese Large Old Stone Buddha Ornament, Private F...
Mid-20th Century Chinese Scholar's Objects
Limestone
This substantial older hand-carved sculpture with a prolific carving of the Buddha and his Classic attendants comes from a 50 year old Chinese antique stone collection formed in the 197...
19th Century Burmese Kammavaca

19th Century Burmese Kammavaca
Antique 19th Century Burmese Scholar's Objects
Giltwood, Lacquer
An unbound 19th century Burmese prayer manuscript, or Kammavaca, each lacquered in red with elaborate overall decoration in gilt, the leaves with lines of black lacquer text in square s...
20th Century Chinese Lingbi Scholar Stone 'Gongshi...
20th Century Chinese Qing Scholar's Objects
Limestone, Rosewood
An elegant and evocative Chinese lingbi scholar stone in the form of a bridge. The natural limestone worn by millennia of weathering and plucked from nature for the scholar's studio to ...
Large Chinese Scholar Greenery Stone on Stand
Unknown
Mid-20th Century Chinese Chinese Export Scholar's Objects
Stone, Wood
A beautiful scholar stone in the form of a jade plaque with natural green veins that resemble bamboo shoots, which show on both sides. This type of greenery stone is likely collected fr...
Chinese Qing Dynasty Porcelain Spotted Deer Brush ...
Antique Mid-19th Century Chinese Qing Scholar's Objects
Porcelain
A charming and elegant Chinese brush washer in the form of a recumbent spotted deer, Qing dynasty, circa 1850. The graceful animal modeled with legs folded under its body, head turned...
Burmese Palm Leaf Pali Prayer Manuscript, Myanmar,...
Antique Mid-19th Century Scholar's Objects
Wood
A 19th century Burmese palm leaf pali prayer manuscript referred to as paysar in Myanmar. This palm leaf manuscript has had special treatment, the wooden end covers are red lacquered wi...
Large 20th Century Scholar's or Spirit Stone, Chin...
Unknown
20th Century Japanese Organic Modern Scholar's Objects
Stone, Wood
Offered by ZENA KRUZICK Large 20th Century Scholar's or Spirit Stone, China These gorgeous, complex forms were used for contemplation. This large example weighs 12 pounds.
Chinese Scholars Pewter Lined Burl Libation Cup
Antique Early 17th Century Chinese Qing Scholar's Objects
Pewter, Burl
Like brush pots, libation cups are made in a variety of sizes and woods. Some maintain the natural contours of the wood, others enjoy skilful carvings. This grand 17th century natural b...