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Important Ancient China Jade Bi Disc, Han Dynasty 206 BC-220 AD
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...
Persian Qajar Period Iron Pen Box with Gold Inlay ...
Antique 19th Century Persian Scholar's Objects
Gold, Iron
This beautiful antique piece dates from the 19th century in Iran, in a period known as the Qajar period after its ruling dynasty. The relative peace brought to Iran in this century led ...
Elegant Japanese Edo Period Rack

Elegant Japanese Edo Period Rack
Antique 1830s Japanese Edo Scholar's Objects
Lacquer
This refined object dates to the first half of the 19th century, and was probably used for obi, kimono sashes, which were hung over it. The gold decorations on the black-lacquered grou...
Chinese Danma Stone

Chinese Danma Stone
21st Century and Contemporary Chinese Scholar's Objects
Stone, Wood
Elevated on a wood base, this mesmerizing danma stone is intricately patterned with swirling mineral deposits. Meditating on the stone’s intriguing, irregular composition, the scholar f...
19th Century Set of Torah (Hebrew) Markers Framed in Giltwood Frame-Judicah
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 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
Stone, Rosewood
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...
Antique Japanese Awaji Pottery Tanuki Figure Kintsugi Scholar's Desk Object
Antique Japanese Awaji Pottery Tanuki Figure Kints...
Awaji Pottery
Antique Late 19th Century Japanese Meiji Scholar's Objects
Pottery
Antique Awaji pottery water dropper in the form of a Tanuki hovering over his large belly, sake flask, scrotum? 19th century. 2 15" high, 3" long, 1 3/4" deep. Two tiny kintsugi gilt la...
Geisha & Oiran Japanese Woodblock Print Ukiyo-E Series by Toyohara Chikanobu
Geisha & Oiran Japanese Woodblock Print Ukiyo-E Se...
Toyohara Chikanobu
Antique 1880s Japanese Meiji Scholar's Objects
Paper
Artist: Toyohara Chikanobu Series: Honorable Blooms in Different Colors (Meiyo Iro no Sakiwake) Publisher: Kobayashi Tetsujiro Published: 1884 Each print in this series depicts a ...
19th Century Chinese Square Rosewood, Boxwood, and...
Antique Mid-19th Century Chinese Qing Scholar's Objects
Bone, Boxwood, Rosewood
A Chinese calligrapher worked with many types of brushes to achieve the perfect stroke and often stored his brushes in a special container that had personal meaning. Each side of this 1...
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 ...
Japanese Fine Antique Men's "Pipe" Kiseru Shop Sign, Carved, 19th Century
Japanese Fine Antique Men's "Pipe" Kiseru Shop Sig...
Antique Late 19th Century Japanese Meiji Scholar's Objects
Wood
Japan, a beautifully handmade, hand-carved, and hand lacquered antique shop sign -kanban- for a men's pipe -kiseru- shop, measures: 26 inches high and 8 inches wide, Meiji period (1868-...
Japanese Fine Antique Ladies' "Tea" Shop Sign, Hand-Carved Handles, 19th Century
Japanese Fine Antique Ladies' "Tea" Shop Sign, Han...
Antique Late 19th Century Japanese Meiji Scholar's Objects
Wood
Japan, a superb handmade, hand-carved, and hand lacquered antique shop sign -kanban- for a ladies tea shop, measure: 27 inches high and 24 inches wide, Meiji period (1868-1912). It r...
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...
Chinese Qing Dynasty Blue and White Porcelain Mallet Vase

Chinese Qing Dynasty Blue and White Porcelain Mall...
Antique 19th Century Chinese Qing Scholar's Objects
Porcelain, Wood
Chinese Qing dynasty under-glazed blue and white porcelain mallet vase with hand-painted scenes of a warrior with servant and other auspicious symbols. The piece comes with a carved woo...
Qing Dynasty Chinese Lacquer and Mother-of-Pearl S...
Antique Early 19th Century Chinese Qing Scholar's Objects
Mother-of-Pearl, Lacquer
A stunning mid-Qing dynasty Chinese lacquer and mother-of-pearl inlaid small table, originally used as a scholar's display stand or incense table. The top of the table inlaid with moth...
19th Century Chinese Mustard Jade Archer's Ring
Antique Mid-19th Century Chinese Qing Scholar's Objects
Sterling Silver, Jade
Hand-carved of the highest quality jade, this 19th century Archer's ring was likely worn by a gentleman-scholar in Northern China. Traditionally, Chinese archers wore these rings to pro...
Larger "Ten Peaks" Mountain Scholar Rock, Natural Bonsai Suiseki
Larger "Ten Peaks" Mountain Scholar Rock, Natural ...
20th Century Chinese Scholar's Objects
Stone
Fantastic tall mountain scholar rock, natural bonsai suiseki with ten high peaks and 12 inches long What do you see: mountains, trails in the Rockies or Himalayas? Here's a great ...
Horizontal LingBi Scholar's Rock

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.
Japanese Antique Mineral Specimens Boxed Collection, 54 Specimens
Japanese Antique Mineral Specimens Boxed Collectio...
Early 20th Century Japanese Taisho Scholar's Objects
Stone, Quartz
Unique gift Japan, a collection of fifty four (54) original mineral specimens with descriptions and in their original box. Includes the original informative booklet These are bea...
Attractive Natural Viewing Stone Scholar Rock Sculpture with Custom Display Base
Attractive Natural Viewing Stone Scholar Rock Scul...
Late 20th Century Chinese Scholar's Objects
Stone, Wood
Here's a great one-of-a-kind sculptural candidate for your garden, special Asian setting or as a thoughtful unique gift. This contemporary Ying scholar or viewing stone from Yingde Cou...
Japanese Fine Antique Kiseru Pipe, Pouch, Slipcase, Bead Ojime and Mice
Japanese Fine Antique Kiseru Pipe, Pouch, Slipcase...
Antique 1890s Japanese Meiji Scholar's Objects
Bronze, Leather, Bamboo
Another collection find from our most recent Japanese acquisitions trip. Unusual Mice Find! This is a complete set foursome of Japanese antiques including and original kiseru pipe...
Early 19th Century Chinese Scholar's Root Pot
Early 19th Century Chinese Scholar's Root Pot
Antique Early 19th Century Chinese Qing Scholar's Objects
Wood
Wood brush and scroll pots carved to resemble tree trunks were popular during the Qing dynasty (1644–1911), and were among the many esteemed objects found in a scholar’s studio. This ea...
Japanese Fine Vintage Silk Meditation Pillow Rug Cushion
Japanese Fine Vintage Silk Meditation Pillow Rug C...
Mid-20th Century Japanese Showa Scholar's Objects
Silk
Rare find from our last Japanese Acquisition trip to Japan. A first. An authentic large Japanese antique meditation cushion or pillow rug crafted from beautiful silk. It dates to ab...
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. Shishi dogs, leaves, vines, and gourds can be found on the long handle that ends with a hook to hang from a scholar's belt. The decorated...
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...
Chinese Scholars Bamboo Brush Pot or Bitong Finely...
Antique Mid-19th Century Chinese Qing Scholar's Objects
Wood
This is a finely hand-carved Chinese bamboo scholars brush pot or bitong which we date to the mid-19th century of the Qing dynasty, circa 1850, but could be earlier. The bamboo has b...
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...
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...
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 ...
Sacred Bone Flute 'Kangling', Tibet, circa 19th Ce...
Antique 19th Century Tibetan Tibetan Scholar's Objects
Copper, Bone, Leather
Tibet, Central Asia, circa 19th century AD. An exemplary set of five kangling, literally translated as a "leg" (kang) "flute" (ling), a trumpet or Horn carved from a human femur and use...
Sacred Bone Flute 'Kangling', Tibet, circa 19th Ce...
Antique 19th Century Tibetan Tibetan Scholar's Objects
Silver, Copper, Bone, Leather
Tibet, Central Asia, circa 19th Century AD. An exemplary set of five kangling, literally translated as a "leg" (kang) "flute" (ling), a trumpet or horn carved from a human femur and use...
Sacred Bone Flute 'Kangling', Tibet, circa 19th Ce...
Antique 19th Century Tibetan Tibetan Scholar's Objects
Bone
Tibet, Central Asia, circa 19th Century AD. An beautiful kangling, literally translated as a “leg” (kang) “flute” (ling), a trumpet or horn carved from a human femur and used in Tibetan...
Sacred Silver and Conch Shell Trumpet, Tibet, 19th...
Antique 19th Century Tibetan Tibetan Scholar's Objects
Silver, Shell
Tibetan silver and conch shell recipient and container for Holy Water used in ceremonies. All conch shell trumpets, in the Tibetan-Buddhist tradition, are referred to as dung dkar. Thos...
Sacred Silver and Conch Shell Trumpet, Tibet, 19th...
Antique 19th Century Tibetan Tibetan Scholar's Objects
Silver, Shell
Conch shell recipient and container for holy water used in ceremonies. Known as “Buddha ears”, they were mounted as a sound instrument. Such shells are important ritual objects in Tibet...
Takamaki Style Japanese Lacquer Wood Writing Cabinet

Takamaki Style Japanese Lacquer Wood Writing Cabin...
Early 20th Century Japanese Scholar's Objects
Wood, Lacquer
Takamaki style Japanese lacquer wood writing cabinet. Dimensions: 47 x 31 x 20 cm. Condition report: Good condition, one of the fabric loops holding the desk needs to be changed (see ...
Awaji Shima Pottery Brush Pot Artist's Vase Arts & Crafts Bronze Weaving
Awaji Shima Pottery Brush Pot Artist's Vase Arts &...
Awaji Pottery
Vintage 1910s Japanese Arts and Crafts Scholar's Objects
Pottery
Great Awaji brush pot with bronze weaving, circa 1910. Impressed double diamond mark from the Sumoto (Capital of the island) Kiln. Measures: 5 1/2" high, 5 1/2" diameter. Excellent cond...
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...
19th Century Set of Wood Carved Chinese Masks from a Classic Historical Novel
19th Century Set of Wood Carved Chinese Masks from...
Antique 19th Century Chinese Meiji Scholar's Objects
Bone, Glass, Rosewood
A set of five rosewood finely carved masks with glass eyes and ivory teeth and elaborate hair styles. Carved from a single piece of wood, showing the faces of characters from literature...
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...
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 ...
Japanese Fine 250 Year Old Cast Bronze Temple Ornament Exquisite Details, 31"
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...
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. ...
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...
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 ...
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...
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,...
"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 ...