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Chinese Scholar Rock
Located in Norwood, NJ
Chinese Scholar stone, Meditation stone, Appreciation stone or Dream stone. All names for this beautiful natural stone that when studied evokes and portrays many images. Measure: H ...
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Late 20th Century Chinese Scholar's Objects

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Stone

Chinese Calligraphy Brush Large Jade Green with Silver and Stones Decor
Located in North Hollywood, CA
Beautiful hand made large Asian calligraphy art brush with natural hair bristles. The handle is quite extraordinary; made of jade green soapstone, the metal knob very beautiful detai...
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Mid-20th Century Chinese Chinese Export Scholar's Objects

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Soapstone, Metal

Antique Burmese Set of Sixteen Double-Sided Kammavaca or Buddhist Manuscripts
Located in Palm Beach, FL
An antique Burmese set of sixteen double-sided Kammavaca or Buddhist manuscripts, written in Bali in red and black lacquer on a gold leaf ground. This set is accompanied by the ori...
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1890s Antique Scholar's Objects

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Paper

Antique French Artist Wooden Adjustable Stool
Located in London, GB
A good quality handmade antique artist stool. Fairly flat top so it could be used as a side table or sculpture stand. Wood and metal. French, late 19th-early 20th century. Di...
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Late 19th Century French Antique Scholar's Objects

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Wood

New Brush Stand Solid Wenge Wood Large Holds 16
Located in Somis, CA
Our calligraphy brush stands are made of solid wenge wood, a prized, sustainable, exotic wood with beautiful grains. Top of the stands are decorated by a pair of dragon heads on ends...
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2010s Chinese Scholar's Objects

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Wenge, Wood

Awaji Shima Pottery Brush Pot Artist's Vase Arts & Crafts Bronze Weaving
Located in Wilton, CT
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 c...
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1910s Japanese Arts and Crafts Vintage Scholar's Objects

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Pottery

Large, Limestone Scholars Rock
Located in Newport Beach, CA
A large, lyrical, pierced limestone, "Lingbi" scholars rock, with a dramatic overhang above craggy protrusions. Mounted on a free-form, carved wood base. Known as Gongshi or spir...
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1970s Chinese Vintage Scholar's Objects

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Limestone

Fine Large Chinese Taihu Scholar Limestone Rock
Located in Vero Beach, FL
Fine large Chinese Taihu scholar limestone rock This fantastically shaped limestone is prized for its dramatic beauty of natural perforations and textured surfaces. The Taihu schola...
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Early 20th Century Chinese Qing Scholar's Objects

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Limestone

17th Century Tie Li Wood Painting Table
Located in Los Angeles, CA
17th century tie li wood (hardwood) painting table. Chinese scholar’s objects were, in a sense, the luxury goods of their time, but rather than wealth what they really represented wa...
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17th Century Chinese Antique Scholar's Objects

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Hardwood

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

Japanese Antique "Tea Ceremony" Bronze Hand Bell 19thc
Located in South Burlington, VT
A one-of-a-kind rare tea ceremony accessory discovered from our recent Japanese acquisitions Seldom seen. Lovely sound. 19th century. This is an extraordinary opportunity to c...
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Early 20th Century Japanese Meiji Scholar's Objects

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Bronze

Asian Carved Stone Jardinière with Flowers for the Four Seasons
Located in Austin, TX
An unusual carved stone jardinière, or possibly a mortar, 19th century or earlier, Asia, possibly China. The jardinière of shallow bowl form, with wide, thick walls, and set upon ...
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19th Century Asian Qing Antique Scholar's Objects

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Limestone

19th Century Pair of Chinese Scholar's Carved Bamboo Brush Pots Brass
Located in Vancouver, British Columbia
Hand carved intricate Chinese scholar's bamboo brush pots with brass rings and script. Original warm patina and some cracks as photographed present, circa 1880s.     
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1880s Chinese Qing Antique Scholar's Objects

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Bamboo

Chinese "Tree Jade" Petrified Wood Specimen
Located in Chicago, IL
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 i...
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15th Century and Earlier Chinese Antique Scholar's Objects

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Petrified Wood

Chinese Scholar Rock Wen Stone on Display Stand
Located in Atlanta, GA
A stunning upright Chinese scholar stones (also known as Gong Shi, meditation stone and spirit rock) of significant mass and volume is gracefully balanced on the wood display stand. ...
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20th Century Chinese Chinese Export Scholar's Objects

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Stone

Antiqueq 19th C. Carved Chinese Scholars Chairs, Pr
Located in West Hartford, CT
Near pair of antique Chinese side chairs with hand carved scrolled details with the back splat depicting Chinese scholars. Supported on square legs joined by stretchers.
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Mid-19th Century Chinese Chinoiserie Antique Scholar's Objects

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Wood

Antique Asian Scholar’s Table in Original as Found Condition
Located in Bridgeport, CT
An antique Scholar’s table with Minimal form and in all original condition. In a fdark reddish brown stain with dovetail construction on top ends. With a craved front edge and cylind...
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19th Century Asian Meiji Antique Scholar's Objects

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Wood

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

Chinese Eighteen Luohan Walnut Shell 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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Early 20th Century Chinese Qing Scholar's Objects

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Plastic, Walnut

Japanese Flying Dragon Ink Stone
Located in South Burlington, VT
Complete with original top and base Here's an attractive and unique way to accent your indoor space with this very nice treasure from Japan! This is a finely crafted beautiful...
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Early 20th Century Japanese Taisho Scholar's Objects

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Stone

Chinese Lingbi Scholars' Rock
Located in Chicago, IL
Known as gongshi, or scholars' rocks, lingbi stones such as this were fixtures of the scholars' studio, displayed as sources of beauty and creative inspiration. Meditating on the sto...
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21st Century and Contemporary Chinese Scholar's Objects

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Limestone

Chinese Lingbi Scholar Stone on Display Stand
Located in Atlanta, GA
A large Chinese scholar stone on display wood stand. The stone is of Lingbi type and it features an elegant vertical mushroom cloud shape and a rugged surface. Its winged form rises ...
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Early 20th Century Chinese Chinese Export Scholar's Objects

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Stone

Japanese Pair of Handcrafted Agate Fuchin Scroll Weights Gorgeous Cords
Located in South Burlington, VT
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 cords. Dimensions:...
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Mid-20th Century Japanese Showa Scholar's Objects

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Agate

Japanese Black Lacquered Cypress Wood Writing Desk, Meiji Period
Located in Prahran, Victoria
A rare Japanese portable writing desk with an unusual design. Made from black lacquered cypress wood with a lovely wood grain, it features a fold out desk and multiple small drawers ...
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Late 19th Century Japanese Antique Scholar's Objects

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Wood

19th Century Chinese Mustard Jade Archer's Ring
Located in Chicago, IL
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 ...
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Mid-19th Century Chinese Qing Antique Scholar's Objects

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Jade, Sterling Silver

Run of Up to Six Artist 'Selettes'
Located in London, GB
French, early 20th century. Ideal as artist displays or sculpture stands. Originally used in an Art School. Generally good condition, some evidence of wear, one has an initial...
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Early 20th Century French Scholar's Objects

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Wood

Japanese Antique Bronze Wishing Bell 1705
Located in South Burlington, VT
Rare one-of-a-kind, beautiful lotus flower design A bronze bellwhich would have been suspended in front of a Shinto shrine worship hall, and struck with a knotted rope to awaken the...
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Early 18th Century Japanese Edo Antique Scholar's Objects

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Bronze

Artisan's Discovery 25 Old Chinese Paint Brushes
Located in South Burlington, VT
Rare artist brush cache Recently discovered. This collection of old Chinese and Japanese bamboo paint and calligraphy artist brushes date back to the 1940s. The bundle includes ne...
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Mid-20th Century Chinese Showa Scholar's Objects

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Bamboo

Small Japanese Cloisonné Censer, Koro, Meiji Period, Late 19th Century, Japan
Located in Austin, TX
A small and delightful Japanese cloisonné and goldstone tripod incense burner and cover, Meiji period, late 19th century, Japan. The small incense burner, called a koro, is compri...
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Late 19th Century Japanese Meiji Antique Scholar's Objects

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Copper, Enamel

Chinese Calligraphy Brush Celadon Jade Archer's Rings
Located in Somis, CA
A very large, 16.5" Chinese calligraphy brush consisting a collection of 6 large 1.5" wide Archer's rings. Historically such rings were worn by archers to protect their fingers in hu...
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2010s Chinese Scholar's Objects

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Jade

Large Chinese Export Carved Soapstone Foo Dog Scholars Seal
Located in West Palm Beach, FL
Large Chinese export carved soapstone foo dog scholars seal, nicely carved, in two color soapstone, with large seal at base.
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20th Century Chinese Chinese Export Scholar's Objects

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Soapstone

Japanese Old Garden Lantern Tree and Lucky Bamboo, 1930
Located in South Burlington, VT
Timbered roof with lucky bamboo design An early hard to find Japanese antique natural "Tree" form lantern, "Koboku-Toro" with fine handcrafted details including a timbered roof, l...
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1930s Japanese Showa Vintage Scholar's Objects

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Iron

Song Dynasty Wabi-Sabi Meiping Vase
Located in Chicago, IL
An incredible Chinese Song Dynasty (960 to 1279 AD) hand-thrown ceramic meiping vase of wabi-sabi form with dimples and a perfectly imperfect lean. Meiping vases were designed with t...
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15th Century and Earlier Chinese Rustic Antique Scholar's Objects

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Ceramic

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

Asian Scholar Stone
Located in Chicago, IL
This is a curved chinese scholar stone set in a wood stand . With their exotic shape and many crevices these stones were highly appreciated and considered spirit stones.
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Early 20th Century Chinese Scholar's Objects

Materials

Stone

Russian Icon with Official Wax Seal on Back
Located in 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 Scholar Stone Meditation Rock on Wood Stand
Located in Atlanta, GA
On offer is a Chinese scholar stone known as "Gong Shi" or "Meditation Stone". The near black stone displays a wonderful upright mushroom form with folds and furrows that morph into ...
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20th Century Asian Chinese Export Scholar's Objects

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Limestone

Japan Antique Tea Guide Chado Ceremony Woodblock Prints Book 1850
Located in South Burlington, VT
From our most recent Japanese acquisitions This is an antique Japanese Edo period 1850 chado (tea ceremony) woodblock print book. This book contains dozens of different hand draw...
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19th Century Japanese Edo Antique Scholar's Objects

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Paper

18th Century Chinese Jade Archer's Ring
Located in Chicago, IL
Hand carved of vibrant red jadeite, known as konpi, this 18th century archer's ring was likely once worn by a gentleman-scholar in northern China. Traditionally, Chinese archers wore...
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Mid-18th Century Chinese Qing Antique Scholar's Objects

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Jade, Sterling Silver

Two Japanese Bronze Shells
Located in New York, NY
These charming bronze shells were cast in Japan in the 19th century. They lived for many years in the collection of the Paris artist Pierre Le-Tan. One of the shells is a lidded box ...
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19th Century Japanese Edo Antique Scholar's Objects

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Bronze

Chinese White Jade Fisherman 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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Jade, Brass

Deep Purple Amethyst Cluster with Calcite Surrounded by Agate
Located in London, GB
An interesting and stunning amethyst cluster with a striking mineral and colour mix. In this aesthetic piece the edges have been polished to reveal layers of a vibrant green cela...
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15th Century and Earlier Uruguayan Antique Scholar's Objects

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Agate, Amethyst, Quartz

Crystal Calligraphy Brush
Located in Somis, CA
A large, 14.5" Chinese calligraphy brush with crystal handle. The clear crystal glass symbolizes the character of purity and integrity, which are the virtues celebrated by the Chinse...
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2010s Chinese Scholar's Objects

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Crystal

Large Amazonite Crystal
Located in Vosselaar, BE
An unusually large Amozonite crystal with faceted faces. Amazonite is a rare mineral found in remote Russian mountain regions. When first described they were falsly thought to be the...
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Early 20th Century Russian Scholar's Objects

Materials

Stone

Japanese Vintage "Tea Ceremony" Bronze Tea Bell
Located in South Burlington, VT
A one-of-a-kind rare tea ceremony accessory discovered from our recent Japanese acquisitions travels. Seldom seen and with lovely sound. This is an extraordinary opportunity to...
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Early 20th Century Japanese Taisho Scholar's Objects

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Bronze

Chinese Blue and White Porcelain Vase from Modern Official Kiln
Located in Atlanta, GA
Dubbed as production of the "Chinese Modern Official Kiln", a small group of porcelains of the highest standard were produced in Jingdezhen from 1962-1967, The production was aimed a...
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1960s Chinese Modern Vintage Scholar's Objects

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Porcelain

Chinese Calligraphy Brush Carved Serpentine Balls
Located in Somis, CA
Beautiful single Chinese calligraphy brush with carved serpentine balls. A beautiful brush that is perfect for making art or as an design element. Bone ferrule and horse hair.
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2010s Chinese Scholar's Objects

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Stone

Chinese Mountain Range Scholars' Rock
Located in Chicago, IL
Known as gongshi, or scholars' rocks, lingbi stones such as this were fixtures of the scholars' studio, displayed as sources of beauty and creative inspiration. Meditating on the sto...
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20th Century Chinese Scholar's Objects

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Limestone

Chinese Qing Dynasty Haunghuali Table Form Display Stand, circa 1800
Located in Austin, TX
A truly gorgeous Chinese huanghuali wood display stand in the form of a table. The single plank top with edge molding featuring an attractive grain and rich luster. A narrow waist ...
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Early 19th Century Chinese Qing Antique Scholar's Objects

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Hardwood

Large Chinese "Gongshi" Scholar Stone
Located in Nordhavn, DK
Large Scholar stone. Mounted on custom hand carved hard wood bases with flowers.
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19th Century Chinese Antique Scholar's Objects

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Stone

Chinese 17th/18th Century Huanghuali Document Box with Baitong Mounts
Located in Amsterdam, NL
A Chinese Huanghuali document box with baitong mounts Late Ming/Early Qing dynasty, 17th/18th century H. 6 x W. 34.8 x D. 17.5 cm Provenance: Property of a Dutch diplomat sta...
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Late 17th Century Chinese Ming Antique Scholar's Objects

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Brass

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

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Jade

Old Japanese Beautiful Scholar's Stone / "Makkou-Stone" /Carved Ornamental Stone
Located in Sammushi, JP
This is a stone mined in Japan. Not only in China but also in Japan from ancient times, rocks in the mountains have been shaved and stones for viewing have been quarried. Such st...
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Mid-20th Century Japanese Showa Scholar's Objects

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Limestone

Calligraphy Brush Blue Serpentine Bamboo Form 16"
Located in Somis, CA
One of a kind, extra large, rare blue serpentine gemstone brush in bamboo form with carved bamboo leaves. Serpentine is a beautiful stone highly valued for its similarity to nephrite...
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Late 20th Century Chinese Scholar's Objects

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Serpentine

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

Materials

Soapstone

Chinese Calligraphy Brush, circa 1900
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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Elm

Chinese Scholar Stone Mountain Form with Display Stand
Located in Atlanta, GA
A small desk top Chinese scholar stones (also known as Gong Shi, meditation stone and spirit rock) on a fitted display wood stand circa 19th century. This is likely a grey Lingbi typ...
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19th Century Chinese Chinese Export Antique Scholar's Objects

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Stone

Malachite Rock Specimen on Display Stand as a Viewing Stone
Located in Atlanta, GA
A malachite specimen with intense color and beautiful pattern fitted on a wood stand. The front was polished while the sides and the back were left natural. It is displayed verticall...
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20th Century American Scholar's Objects

Materials

Stone

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