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Late 19th Century Fly Whisk, China, Qing Dynasty
Unknown
Antique Late 19th Century Chinese Qing Scholar's Objects
Wood
Offered by Zena Kruzich Late 19th century fly whisk, China, Qing dynasty Made of thorn root, horse hair, and copper wire, the ferrule is beautifully macraméd. Ex. estate collection...
Important Ancient Chinese Heavenly Jade Bi Disc wi...
Antique 15th Century and Earlier Chinese Scholar's Objects
Jade
This is an authentic Chinese ancient jade bi disc from the Qi Jia Culture, Northwestern China, 3,000-2,000 BCE. This comes from our private collection. Dimensions: the bi disc is 6....
Ying Scholars Rock
Ying Scholars Rock
Mid-20th Century Scholar's Objects
A vertical Ying scholars rock with peaks and grottoes. Hardwood stand.
LingBi Scholars Rock
LingBi Scholars Rock
Mid-20th Century Scholar's Objects
A vertical LingBi scholars rock with overhang .fine carved hardwood stand
Important Ancient China Jade Bi Disc, Han Dynasty ...
Antique 15th Century and Earlier Chinese Han Scholar's Objects
Jade
Rare jade #2 This is an authentic Chinese ancient jade bi disc from the Han dynasty (220 BC-220AD). This comes from our private ancient Chinese jade collection which was formed from, 1...
TaiHu Scholars Rock
TaiHu Scholars Rock
20th Century Scholar's Objects
A vertical TaiHu scholars rock with grottoes. The form of the rock has a smoke-like structure. Hardwood stand
LingBi Scholars Rock
LingBi Scholars Rock
Mid-20th Century Chinese Other Scholar's Objects
Stone
A LingBi scholars rock with grottoes and overhang. Carved hardwood stand.
LingBi Scholars Rock
LingBi Scholars Rock
Mid-20th Century Scholar's Objects
A vertical LingBi scholars rock with grottoes and overhang.hardwood stand
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 Pair Handcrafted Agate Fuchin Scroll Weig...
Mid-20th Century Japanese Showa Scholar's Objects
Agate
A hard to find pair of handcrafted Japanese white agate fuchin or scroll weights in a lovely mutton fat white (off-white) color in ball form. With new imperial purple cords. Dimensi...
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...
Important Ancient China Jade Bi Disc, Han Dynasty ...
Antique 15th Century and Earlier Chinese Han Scholar's Objects
Jade
This is an authentic Chinese ancient jade bi disc from the Han dynasty (220 BC-220AD). This comes from our private ancient Chinese jade collection which was formed from, 1990-2005. D...
"Tree Jade" Petrified Wood Planter
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 su...
Lovely Tall Old White Infinity Stone Taihu Scholar...
Mid-20th Century Chinese Scholar's Objects
Stone
This is a beautiful tall 19 inch tall example of an antique Chinese Taihu viewing stone or scholar rock mounted in a custom hand-carved hard wood base. Dimensions: 20 inches high wit...
Chinese Bamboo Brush Container
Early 20th Century Chinese Qing Scholar's Objects
Bamboo
A Chinese calligrapher would work with many types of brushes of different thicknesses and sizes to achieve the perfect stroke. Each artist stored their brushes in a favorite handmade br...
Exceptional Chinese Scholar Rock from Taihu on Sta...
Early 20th Century Chinese Chinese Export Scholar's Objects
Limestone, Wood
A relatively rare Taihu scholar rock in red hue and cloud form balanced on Stand. The naturally weathered stone from the lake were collected and priced by Chinese scholars since Tang dy...
Fantastic Jagged Peaks Mountain Scholar Rock, Natu...
Late 20th Century Chinese Scholar's Objects
Stone
What do you see - mountains, glaciers, streams or snow trails? Here's a great one-of-a-kind sculptural candidate for your garden, special Asian setting or as a thoughtful unique gift...
Chinese Painting Stone in Stand
Early 20th Century Chinese Qing Scholar's Objects
Stone, Wood
As if brushed with ink and inscribed with intricate calligraphy, this polished jasper stone is marked with dark swirls and intricate patterns. Unusual stones such as this one have been ...
Chinese Peach Form Inkstone
Antique Mid-19th Century Chinese Qing Scholar's Objects
Stone
A scholar chose this peach-shaped inkstone to mix dry ink with water for use in calligraphy or painting. In traditional Chinese culture, peaches are symbols of longevity and, as such, a...
Yong Scholar's Rock
Yong Scholar's Rock
20th Century Scholar's Objects
A vertical Yong scholar's rock with overhang and amazing stone texture, and fine carved hardwood stand.
18th Century Xuande Mark Chinese Bronze Mythical B...
Antique 18th Century Chinese Qing Scholar's Objects
Bronze
18th century Xuande mark Chinese bronze mythical beast paper weight. A nice small bronze paperweight in the shape of a mythical beast. It has a Xuande mark to the base, but is of later...
19th Century Chinese Carved Bamboo Brushpot
19th Century Chinese Carved Bamboo Brushpot
Antique Late 19th Century Chinese Qing Scholar's Objects
Bamboo
A nice 19th century large Chinese carved bamboo Brushpot depicting men and animals among bamboo and pine trees. A very nicely carved pot, the condition is fine with only three small chi...
Horizontal LingBi Scholar's Rock
20th Century Scholar's Objects
A lingbi scholar's rock in the form of a stone bridge with fine carved hardwood stand, created by Phoenix Gallery, New York City.
Qing Chinese Ink Blocks Cakes of the 18 "Luohan" B...
Hu Kaiwen
Antique Late 19th Century Chinese Chinese Export Scholar's Objects
Ceramic
HU, Kaiwen. Decorative Chinese ink cakes. Huangshan, China: Hu Kaiwen Ink Factory, circa 1870-1920. 18 gilt-decorated pictorial ink cakes, set into original double-tray blue cloth foldi...
Horizontal Lingbi Scholar's Rock
20th Century Scholar's Objects
A horizontal lingbi scholar's rock in the form of a stone bridge with fine carved hardwood stand, New York city.
Chinese Scholar Stone in the Form of a Greenery Bo...
Early 20th Century Chinese Chinoiserie Scholar's Objects
Stone, Wood
A Chinese scholar stone in a fitted wood stand in the form of a greenery boulder. This type of stone is likely collected from Northeastern province of LianNing in China. It consists of ...
LingBi Scholar's Rock
LingBi Scholar's Rock
20th Century Scholar's Objects
A lingbi scholar's rock with overhang, and fine carved root form hardwood stand. For more rock crystal lightings, please search for "phoenix gallery".
Chinese Horse and Full Moon Inkstone
Antique Mid-19th Century Chinese Qing Scholar's Objects
Stone
Scholarly pursuits such as painting, calligraphy and poetry were a highly respected and revered subculture in ancient China, and demanded their own set of not only functional, but also ...
19th Century Sri Lankan Rice Paper Prayer Book Tie...
Antique 19th Century Sri Lankan Scholar's Objects
Wood, Paper
19th century or earlier, Sri Lankan rice paper prayer book tied with wooden binding. Beautiful Objet d'Art with prayers written in beautiful Sinhalese script. Can be separated and mo...
Chinese Chrysanthemum Stone
20th Century Chinese Scholar's Objects
Stone
Chrysanthemum stones, formed hundreds of millions of years ago, are appreciated for their naturally occurring celestine crystals, which resemble chrysanthemum blossoms. Our stonemasons ...
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 br...
South East Asian Document/Storage Box
South East Asian Document/Storage Box
Unknown
Early 20th Century Thai Tribal Scholar's Objects
Wood
South East Asian document/storage box, Thailand or Burma, circa 1940s, decorated with figures and animals, done in an embossed style in black and browns, on a raised base. The lid is hi...
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 of ...
Chinese Mountain Form Scholars' Stone Brush Washer...
Antique 1870s Chinese Qing Scholar's Objects
Stone, Wood
A Qing-dynasty scholar would have used this organically shaped brush washer to rinse the ink from his calligraphy brush. Made of jasper, the vessel’s naturally gnarled shape showcases t...
19th Century Monumental Chinese Carved Rosewood Br...
Antique 19th Century Chinese Qing Scholar's Objects
Rosewood
Rare and unusual 19th century monumental Chinese rosewood brush pot carved from a large, solid trunk. Beautiful crafted with a subtle hourglass cylindrical shape. Featuring rich and com...
Chinese Flora and Fauna Inkstone
Antique Mid-19th Century Chinese Qing Scholar's Objects
Stone, Wood
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. Thi...
19th Century Chinese Inkstone with Bat and Double ...
Antique Mid-19th Century Chinese Qing Scholar's Objects
Stone
Generally the symbols carved into an inkstone held personal meaning for the scholar who used it. This stone is finely carved with two decorated double gourds, symbols of perpetuity and ...
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 from...
Chinese Phoenix Carved Inkstone with Box
Antique Mid-19th Century Chinese Qing Scholar's Objects
Stone, Rosewood
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 Chinese...
Chinese Scholar's Desk or Side Table, Early 19th C...
Antique Early 19th Century Chinese Scholar's Objects
Early 19th century Chinese Scholar's desk or side table.  
Antique Fine Cloisonne Old Japanese Enamel Copper ...
Japanese Studio
Antique Early 1900s Japanese Meiji Scholar's Objects
Copper
Antique Meiji period Japanese cloisonne low vase or jar beautifully decorated with irises and a flying crane, circa 1900. Measure: 3 3/4" high, 5 1/4" diameter. Excellent condition, lig...
Chinese Guardian Dog Ink Stone
Antique Early 19th Century Chinese Qing Scholar's Objects
Limestone
Hunkered down on his drum perch, a fu dog jealousy guards the pool where a calligrapher once prepared his ink. A symbol of protection, the lion-like beast bears the features of a shih-t...
Collection of 20th Century Chinese Bronze Miniatur...
Mid-20th Century Chinese Scholar's Objects
Bronze, Acrylic, Wood
Collection of 20th century Chinese bronze miniatures in a weathered wood or acrylic display. Collection of mini bronze vessels displayed on a weathered wood base with acrylic cover. Fab...
Chinese Rock Crystal Sphere
21st Century and Contemporary Chinese Scholar's Objects
Crystal
Gem lore is endless, and every culture has its own beliefs about specific stones tied to cultural history, geography, and spiritual practices. In China, some practitioners of feng shui ...
19th Century Set of Torah (Hebrew) Markers Framed ...
Antique 19th Century Unknown Scholar's Objects
Stone, Glass, Wood
19th century set of Torah (Hebrew) marker framed in hand-painted giltwood frame. Set of stone tiles are engraved with Hebrew lettering Recently mounted and framed in an antiqued gold ...
Chinese Calligraphy Brush
Early 20th Century Chinese Qing Scholar's Objects
Natural Fiber, Wood
During the early 20th century hinese scholar would have used this finely made calligraphy brush to write official documents or compose poetry. He would have held the handle upright in h...
Scholar's Object Stone Plaque on Root Form Stand
Mid-20th Century Chinese Chinese Export Scholar's Objects
A very well done art object in carved green soapstone of a peony plant among rocks with a bird pecking at a lower leaf. The Plaque rests in an Oxblood colored root form stand. Very good...
Chinese "Reclining Lion" Scholars' Root Sculpture
Antique Early 19th Century Chinese Qing Scholar's Objects
Wood
The unique formation of this early 19th century Chinese scholars' root sculpture brings to mind a sleeping sow in repose posture. This type of natural sculpture is characterized as a "w...
Extraordinary Antique Chinese Lingbi Scholar Rock ...
Antique 1820s Chinese Chinese Export Scholar's Objects
Limestone, Wood
On offer is an extraordinary and very rare Chinese Scholar Rock (also known as Gongshi, the meditate rock) on a custom stand, the rock is from Lingbi, one of the four famous historical ...
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 ...
Chinese "Tree Jade" 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 ...
Chinese Scholars' Lingbi Stone
Early 20th Century Chinese Qing Scholar's Objects
Stone, Rosewood
Chinese connoisseurs valued Lingbi stones for their natural beauty. They preferred rocks that showed four features: perforations (lou), thinness (shou), openness (tou), and wrinkling (z...
Chinese Chrysanthemum Stone
21st Century and Contemporary Chinese Scholar's Objects
Chrysanthemum stones, formed hundreds of millions of years ago, are appreciated for their naturally occurring celestine crystals, which resemble chrysanthemum blossoms. Our stonemasons ...
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...
Chinese White Scholar's Rock
Antique 16th Century Chinese Scholar's Objects
Archaic stone with Ming dynasty (1368-1644) rosewood base.
Chinese "Tree Jade" 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 ...
Pair of 19th Century Oriental Scholar Boxes
Antique Late 19th Century Asian Scholar's Objects
Ceramic
Pair of 19th century oriental ceramic scholar boxes with an off-white finish and characters in blue on all sides. Scholars boxes may have been used as pillows. Rare and unusual.
Chinese Scholar's Rock
Chinese Scholar's Rock
Antique 1890s Chinese Scholar's Objects
Stone, Wood
A Scholar's rock, from Henan Province, China. Naturally formed mountain shape, on original wooden base. Scholar's rocks were usually found in Chinese philosopher's studios, who conne...