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Japanese Meji Period Musha Ningyo Doll of Samurai and Attendant
Located in New York, NY
Japanese Meji period Musha Ningyo (boys' day doll) of a samurai and attendant. Pairs of ningyo of this very fine quality almost never appear for sale, much less with all the accessor...
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1880s Japanese Meiji Antique Scholar's Objects

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Fabric, Textile, Silk, Lacquer

19th Century Chinese Carved Bone and Horsehair Brush
Located in Valladolid, ES
Beautiful Chinese brush in carved bone with differents Dragons with five claws, because it symbolizes the Emperor, it has a horse hair, it’s in a very good condition with age and use...
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1890s Chinese Chinese Export Antique Scholar's Objects

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Bone

Japanese Meiji Lacquer Writing Set
Located in New Orleans, LA
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 ...
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19th Century Japanese Meiji Antique Scholar's Objects

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Stone

Superb Chinese Natural Viewing Stone
Located in Shelburne, VT
China, this is a beautiful naturally occurring scholar rock -long bridge- form viewing stone called a lingbi. It is accompanied by a custom hand-carved wood base. Dimensions: 19 inc...
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Mid-20th Century Chinese Scholar's Objects

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Stone

Authentic Jade Bi Disc from Ancient China 4000 Years Old
Located in Shelburne, VT
This is an authentic Chinese ancient jade bi disc from the Qi Jia Culture, Northwestern China, 3000-2000 BCE. This comes from our private collection. Including Certificate of Authe...
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15th Century and Earlier Chinese Antique Scholar's Objects

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Jade

Chinese Bamboo Brush Pot or Bitong Finely Carved and Signed, Early 19thC. Qing
Located in Lincoln, Lincolnshire
This is a finely hand-carved Chinese bamboo scholars Brush Pot or bitong which we date to the early 19th century of the Qing dynasty, circa 1830, but could be earlier. The bamboo ha...
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Early 19th Century Chinese Qing Antique Scholar's Objects

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Wood

Japan Horn Owl Hand Painted Antique Silk Scroll Signed Keisen with Collector Box
Located in Shelburne, VT
Japan, hand painted silk scroll of a moon light horned owl in tree, signed seal of Keisen including wood collector box tomobako, Taisho period 1918 Dimensions: 20 inches wide and...
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Early 20th Century Japanese Taisho Scholar's Objects

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Silk

Small Meiji Japanese Bronze Figure of a Monkey Wearing a Kimono
Located in Heathfield, East Sussex
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 a...
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1890s Japanese Meiji Antique Scholar's Objects

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Bronze

Framed Antique Chinese Landscape Ink Painting Zhou QiaoNian Qing Dynasty
Located in North Miami, FL
A Chinese horizontal landscape scroll painting in ink and watercolor by the well-known late Qing imperial painter Zhou QiaoNian (1873-1932), whose signed his work with his literary n...
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Early 1900s Chinese Chinoiserie Antique Scholar's Objects

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Acrylic, Paper

Woodgrain Scroll Stand, Antique Copper by Robert Kuo, Hand Repousse, Limited
Located in West Hollywood, CA
Woodgrain scroll stand Antique copper Hand repousse Limited Edition Repousse´ is the traditional art of hand-hammering decorative relief onto sheet metal. The technique origin...
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2010s Scholar's Objects

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Copper

Chinese Hand Carved Rose Quartz Brush Washer on Custom Stand
Located in West Palm Beach, FL
Chinese brush washer in the form of a peach, which represents wisdom. The peach is hand carved from rose quartz, a semi precious stone, and the stand was hand carved to fit. Whether ...
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Early 20th Century Chinese Chinoiserie Scholar's Objects

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Wood, Rose Quartz

Chinese Huanghuali Brush Pot
Located in North Miami, FL
Chinese Huanghuali brush pot 18th century Carved cylindrical Chinese scholar’s brush pot, composed from the extincted Huanghuali wood. Beautiful whorl pattern wood grain with seve...
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18th Century Chinese Qing Antique Scholar's Objects

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Wood

Collection 11 Antique Silvered Metal Cigar Cutters Dog Jockey Horse Eagle Cat
Located in Stamford, CT
Fine Collection of 11 antique silvered metal cigar cutters including 7 dogs, jockey, horse, eagle, and a cat from The Jerry Terranova Estate. My personal favorite is the Dachshund. O...
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1910s Arts and Crafts Vintage Scholar's Objects

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Silver Plate, Metal

Russian Icon with Official Wax Seal on Back
Located in Munich, DE
Russian icon, seal with wax and date 1899 but icon is probably older. Lots of gold details and beautiful painting with 3 angels at the table on the right top corner. And saint in t...
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Late 18th Century Russian Folk Art Antique Scholar's Objects

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Gold

Chinese or Japanese Burl Wood Phoenix for Scholar Feng Huang or Houh-Ou
Located in Santa Fe, NM
Natural burl wood scholar's object in form of a lively, animated phoenix, called Fenghuang in China and Hou-ou (Ho-o) in Japan. Age not known, probably from the early 20th century, c...
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20th Century Chinese Organic Modern Scholar's Objects

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Hardwood

Chinese Vintage Large Carved Soapstone Seal with Dog of Fo
Located in Bishop's Stortford, Hertfordshire
A large and well carved Chinese soap stone seal of rectangular form carved with a large dog of Fo and puppy to the top. Carved in a brown and slight rose coloured stone the body of t...
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Early 20th Century Chinese Chinese Export Scholar's Objects

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Soapstone

Important Ancient Chinese Russet Jade Ring Bi Disc, 2000 BCE
Located in Shelburne, VT
Ancient China, a dark russet jade Ring Bi disk measuring 5 inches tall including our custom display stand. Qijia culture (2200-1700 BCE) Including our "Certificate of Authenticity...
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15th Century and Earlier Chinese Antique Scholar's Objects

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Jade

20th Century Ghen Diao He Root Lotus Leaf Sculpture
Located in West Hollywood, CA
This 20th century Ghen Diao (meaning root sculpture) resembling a lotus leaf is used by scholars for reflection and to gain inspiration. The theme of nature is very prominent in Chin...
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20th Century Chinese Organic Modern Scholar's Objects

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Wood

Chinese Golden Lotus Gourd Water Dipper, circa 1900
Located in Chicago, IL
This most unusual water dipper is made of a natural gourd, ringed at the base and lip with polished hard wood. This particular gourd resembles the shape of a “golden lotus,” one of a...
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Late 19th Century Chinese Antique Scholar's Objects

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Other

Antique Japanese Shino Ware Chawan Tea Bowl
Located in North Miami, FL
This ceramic tea bowl, also known as chawan used in the traditional Japanese tea ceremony, was potted in a Classic Oryoki form (monk's begging bowl) with low foot, slightly inward bo...
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19th Century Japanese Japonisme Antique Scholar's Objects

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Ceramic

Japanese Lacquer Censer, Koro, with Toyotomi Mon, Edo Period, 18th Century
Located in Austin, TX
An exceptionally fine Japanese melon form lacquer incense burner, Akoya koro, featuring the Toyotomi Mon (family crest), Edo Period, 18th century, Japan. The fine censer of lobed,...
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18th Century Japanese Edo Antique Scholar's Objects

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Lacquer

Chinese Antique Hand Carved Stone Figure of Joyful Ananda
Located in Shelburne, VT
China, an authentic antique hand carved and hand painted limestone temple figure of the venerable Lohan, the joyful Ananda. Substantial dimensions: 35 inches high and 12 inches wide...
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Early 20th Century Chinese Qing Scholar's Objects

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Limestone

Chinese Lingzhi Fungus Table Screen Qing Dynasty '1644-1912'
Located in Ottawa, Ontario
A lingzhi fungus table screen Qing Dynasty (1644-1912) The unusual Chinese scholar’s object, mounted natural dried and preserved lingzhi fungus. Lobed asymmetrical outline with dee...
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19th Century Chinese Chinese Export Antique Scholar's Objects

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Other

Early 20th Century Chinese Tapered Brush Pot
Located in Chicago, IL
Set alongside the four treasures of the study, the calligraphy brush, ink, paper, and ink stone a brush pot or scroll holder was a fixture on every traditional scholars' desk. Once u...
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Early 20th Century Chinese Qing Scholar's Objects

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Elm

Chinese Fine Ancient Large Round Jade Bi Disc, 2000 BCE
Located in Shelburne, VT
Ancient China, a large jade Bi disk in a pleasing green and cream banded jade measuring 9 inches tall including the display stand shown. Qijia culture (2200-1700 BCE) Including ou...
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15th Century and Earlier Chinese Antique Scholar's Objects

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Jade

Early 20th Century Soaring Phoenix Calligraphy Brush
Located in Chicago, IL
Along with paper, ink, and inkstone, 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 ...
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Early 20th Century Chinese Qing Scholar's Objects

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Wood

Sotheby's; Scholarly Works of Art, The Mary & George Bloch Collection, First Ed
Located in valatie, NY
Sotheby's; Scholarly Works of Art from the Mary and George Bloch Collection, Hong Kong, October 2005. First edition Hardcover, 202 pp., 149 lots, all of the lots are pictured in colo...
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Early 2000s Hong Kong Scholar's Objects

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Paper

Important Ancient Superb Chinese Round Jade Bi Disc, 2000 BCE
Located in Shelburne, VT
Ancient China, a jade Bi disk in a pleasing translucent yellow green banded jade measuring 7 inches tall including our custom display stand. Qijia culture (2200-1700 BCE) Includin...
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15th Century and Earlier Chinese Antique Scholar's Objects

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Jade

Chinese Painted Soapstone Scholar's Rock Sculpture
Located in New York, NY
A beautiful Chinese hand painted soapstone scholar's rock sculpture. This large hand carved soapstone sculpture is hand painted with white flowers painted onto the surface. The Rock ...
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Late 19th Century Chinese Antique Scholar's Objects

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Cast Stone

Late 19th Century Chinese Hair Quartz Snuff Bottle
Located in Chicago, IL
A mixture of finely powdered tobacco, herbs, and spices, snuff was introduced to China in the 17th century by Western diplomats. Initially reserved for ranking members of Qing-dynast...
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Late 19th Century Chinese Qing Antique Scholar's Objects

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Carnelian, Quartz

Early 20th Century Chinese Bamboo Calligraphy Brush
Located in Chicago, IL
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...
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Early 20th Century Chinese Qing Scholar's Objects

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Bamboo

Late 19th Century Chinese Yumu Scroll Pot
Located in Chicago, IL
Set alongside the four treasures of the study - the calligraphy brush, ink, paper, and ink stone - a brush pot or scroll holder was a fixture on every traditional scholars' desk. Onc...
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Late 19th Century Chinese Qing Antique Scholar's Objects

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Elm

China Ancient Jade Bi with Gold, Includes "Certificate Authenticity"
Located in Shelburne, VT
This is an authentic Chinese ancient jade bi disc from the Qi Jia Culture, Northwestern China, 3,000-2,000 BCE. Which comes from our private collection. It includes our custom displa...
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15th Century and Earlier Chinese Antique Scholar's Objects

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Jade

Japanese Mother of Pearl Inlaid Incense Stand, Edo Period, Early 19th Century
Located in Austin, TX
A lovely Japanese lacquer and mother of pearl inlaid small side table, Edo Period, Ryukyu Islands or Okinawa, early 19th century. The tall and slender incense stand or side table...
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Early 19th Century Japanese Edo Antique Scholar's Objects

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Mother-of-Pearl, Softwood

Chinese Antique Red Lacquer Display Tea or Coffee Table
Located in Shelburne, VT
Chinese handcrafted red lacquer wooden altar or display table. A useful antique work from an old Chinese collection, likely eminating from Shanxi province. Measurements: 14 inche...
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19th Century Chinese Qing Antique Scholar's Objects

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Wood

Japanese Kodai-ji Style Lacquer Incense Burner, Akoda Koro, Momoyama Period
Located in Austin, TX
A fine and rare Japanese Momoyama Period (1573 to 1615), lobed lacquer incense burner, akoda koro, 16th-17th century, Japan. The lobed censer, called an akoda koro (pumpkin or mel...
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Early 17th Century Japanese Edo Antique Scholar's Objects

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Silver

19th Century Chinese Gnarled Brush Pot
Located in Chicago, IL
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 ink stone. Made of rustic, gnarled wood, th...
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Mid-19th Century Chinese Qing Antique Scholar's Objects

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Elm

Tibet Precious Antique Gold Amulet Necklace "Six Eye Dzi Bead"
Located in Shelburne, VT
Unique "Most Valuable and Powerful Protection Amulet in Tibet" A fine authentic old Tibetan or Central Asian six eye agate Dzi Bead dating to the Ming dynasty. This bead has be...
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15th Century and Earlier Chinese Ming Antique Scholar's Objects

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Agate

Vintage Korean Reverse Painted Ox Horn Brass Jewelry Cabinet, 1940s
Located in Austin, TX
A wonderful vintage Korean brass jewelry cabinet with inset reverse painted ox horn panels, 1940s. The jewelry chest, or possibly collectors cabinet, is in the shape of a traditio...
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1940s Korean Vintage Scholar's Objects

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Brass

Pair of Early 20th Century Chinese Soapstone Seals with Bixies
Located in Charleston, SC
Great pair of Chinese seals from the late 19th-early 20th century with bixies on top and characters on sides and bottom.
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Early 20th Century Chinese Scholar's Objects

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Soapstone

China Fine Old Pair of Gold Gilt Silver Fragrance Incense Holders
Located in Shelburne, VT
China fine pair of handcrafted gold gilt silver fragrance incense holders Flowers and fragrances were important to Chinese nobility. These handsomely crafted, highly detailed vess...
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Early 20th Century Chinese Qing Scholar's Objects

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Silver

Pair of Antique Hardwood Carved Mirrors with Eight Immortals, Chi-Lun, & Dragon
Located in Bridgeport, CT
Large and striking Scholar’s object quality pair of antique hardwood mirrors with eight immortals, Chi-Lun and dragon amongst the clouds, heavily carved and pierced with brass geomet...
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Late 19th Century Chinese Ming Antique Scholar's Objects

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Wood

China Pair of Small Hand Carved Stone "Human Effigy" Figure Sculptures
Located in Shelburne, VT
An opportunity to acquire an unusual pair of hand carved stone figures from China. These are no ordinary sculptures. The unusual effigy carvings were probably intended to be used in ...
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Early 20th Century Chinese Scholar's Objects

Materials

Stone

Chinese Framed Set Bamboo Slips With Calligraphy Jiandu
Located in Shelburne, VT
This substantial one-of-a-kind framed set of five (5) bamboo slips with calligraphy appeals to book lovers and antiquity sleuths We believe them to be conservatively vintage early to...
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Mid-20th Century Chinese Scholar's Objects

Materials

Wood

Chinese Yellow and Russet Jade Mythical Beast, Ming Dynasty or Earlier
Located in Austin, TX
A superb Chinese yellow and russet nephrite jade carving of a mythical beast, Ming Dynasty (1368 to 1644) or earlier, China The mythical beast is portrayed with feline features, i...
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17th Century Chinese Ming Antique Scholar's Objects

Materials

Jade

Late 19th Century Mandarin Duck Jadeite Snuff Bottle
Located in Chicago, IL
A mixture of finely powdered tobacco, herbs, and spices, snuff was introduced to China in the 17th century by Western diplomats. Initially reserved for ranking members of Qing-dynast...
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Late 19th Century Chinese Qing Antique Scholar's Objects

Materials

Carnelian, Jade

China Ancient Hand Carved Jade Bi Includes Certificate Authenticity
Located in Shelburne, VT
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. Including Our Certificate ...
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15th Century and Earlier Chinese Antique Scholar's Objects

Materials

Jade

Antique Gold/Opium Bamboo Scale with Built-In Abacus, Chinese, 19th Century
Located in Point Richmond, CA
Antique gold/opium bamboo scale with built-in abacus, Chinese, 19th century Fitted into a bamboo case are a brass tray with bronze weights and a bone beam with measuring marks. Th...
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19th Century Chinese Folk Art Antique Scholar's Objects

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Bamboo

Chinese 19th Century Square Huanghuali Brush Pot
Located in London, by appointment only
Huanghuali brush pot, Qing dynasty, 19th century of square form with high relief carved sides, the base having four short integral feet. Dimensions approximate.
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Late 19th Century Chinese Qing Antique Scholar's Objects

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Hardwood

Sotheby & Christie's Auction Catalogs Collectors and Connoisseurs of Asian Art
Located in Shelburne, VT
From our 25 year old library and private collection, we offer A group of nin (9) auction catalogs: Three x Sotheby's including the desirable Baudoin De Grunne Collection Of Afr...
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21st Century and Contemporary East Asian Scholar's Objects

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Paper

Group of Four Japanese Wood Netsukes
Located in North Miami, FL
A group of four Japanese Netsukes of various form carved out of the wood and finished in a dark stain, all four appear signed by the same artist Yoshitoshi? (A little hard to deciphe...
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Early 20th Century Japanese Japonisme Scholar's Objects

Materials

Wood

Finely Carved Japanese Okimono on Stand
Located in North Miami, FL
An antique Okimono (Japanese means artsy display ornament object) displayed on a small custom wood stand from Meiji Period circa early 2oth century. The ball form was finely carved o...
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Early 20th Century Japanese Japonisme Scholar's Objects

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Wood

Japanese Wood Netsuke
Located in North Miami, FL
A Japanese netsuke circa first half of 20th century. The whimsical piece was carved out a light-colored wood depicting a small mouse climbing a giant spoon. The rendition is realisti...
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1930s Japanese Japonisme Vintage Scholar's Objects

Materials

Wood

Chinese Carved Celadon and Russet Jade Mythical Animal, Ming Dynasty or Earlier
Located in Austin, TX
A fine and unusual carving of a mythical animal, possibly a pixiu, of celadon and russet nephrite jade, Ming Dynasty or earlier, China. The mythical animal masterfully carved as a...
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17th Century Chinese Ming Antique Scholar's Objects

Materials

Jade

19th Century Chinese Blue and White Water Coupe
Located in Chicago, IL
Alongside the four treasures of a Chinese scholar, paper, brush, ink, and ink stone, this delicate porcelain water coupe likely once resided on the desk of a great calligrapher. Crea...
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Mid-19th Century Chinese Qing Antique Scholar's Objects

Materials

Porcelain

19th Century Chinese Calligraphy Brush
Located in Chicago, IL
This elegant 19th century calligraphy brush was hand carved from elmwood and finished with a collar crafted from animal horn. Created in northern China during the early 20th century,...
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Mid-19th Century Chinese Qing Antique Scholar's Objects

Materials

Horn, Elm

Chinese Dahua Meditation Stone Sculpture
Located in Chicago, IL
Elevated on a wood base, this mesmerizing dahua stone is displayed like a traditional scholars' rock. Meditating on the stone’s intriguing, irregular composition, the scholar found i...
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21st Century and Contemporary Chinese Scholar's Objects

Materials

Stone

19th Century Chinese Terracotta Brush Rest
Located in Chicago, IL
Pausing in thought, a scholar once rested his calligrapher’s brush on this terracotta brush rest. With an undeniably organic shape, the holder provides two open spaces upon which to ...
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Mid-19th Century Chinese Qing Antique Scholar's Objects

Materials

Terracotta

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