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Japan Beautiful Wine Grapes Green, Blue and Gold Antique Hand-Painted Scroll
Japan Beautiful Wine Grapes Green, Blue and Gol...
Early 20th Century Japanese Taisho Furniture
Paper
A very fine , beautiful and compelling Japanese antique hand-painted scroll of wine grapes in a garden dating to the early 20th century and worthy of your favorite room. Hand painti...
Bookends Petrfied Wood

Bookends Petrfied Wood

By Pietra Gallery
Bookends Petrfied Wood
Pietra Gallery
21st Century and Contemporary Mexican Organic Modern Bookends
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 undergrou...
Chinese Brush Pot
Chinese Brush Pot
Vintage 1920s Chinese More Asian Art, Objects and Furniture
Vintage Chinese Jichimu (chicken-wing wood) pot with unusual wood grain is a perfect container to hold plants or orchids.
Elegant Japanese Edo Period Rack
Elegant Japanese Edo Period Rack
Antique 1830s Japanese Edo Lacquer
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 g...
Handsome "Nine Peaks" Mountain Scholar Rock, Natural Black Bonsai Suiseki
Handsome "Nine Peaks" Mountain Scholar Rock, Na...
20th Century Chinese Scholar's Objects
Stone
A very nice tall mountain scholar rock, natural bonsai Suiseki with nine high peaks and 10.5 inches long. What do you see: mountains, trails in the Rockies or Himalayas? Here's...
Chinese Carved and Polished Scholar's Rock
Chinese Carved and Polished Scholar's Rock
Antique Early 1900s Chinese Scholar's Objects
Stone
Black scholar's rock with base, circa 1900, from the collection of Santiago Barberi Gonzalez.
Chinese Scholar's Rock
Chinese Scholar's Rock
Early 20th Century Chinese Scholar's Objects
Perforated black scholar's rock with hardwood stand, from the collection of Santiago Barberi Gonzalez. Archaic rock, stand from circa 1900.
Jiulongbi Mountain Meditation Stone
Jiulongbi Mountain Meditation Stone
21st Century and Contemporary Chinese Natural Specimens
Stone
A well-chosen stone is a focal point of both a traditional Chinese garden and a scholar's studio, evoking the complexities of nature and inspiring creative thought. Polished to bring...
Chinese Painting or Viewing Golden Stone
Chinese Painting or Viewing Golden Stone
Unknown
Vintage 1960s Chinese Qing Scholar's Objects
Stone
Polished Jasper Chinese painting stone. Intricate picto-graphic and Gloden Hues Jasper stone, revered by Chinese scholars, artists, poets and calligraphers. Size: 4.5" H x 2.5" D x 7...
Important Ancient China Jade Bi Disc, Han Dynasty 206 BC-220 AD
Important Ancient China Jade Bi Disc, Han Dynas...
Antique 15th Century and Earlier Chinese Han Antiquities
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. ...
Chinese Scholar's Rock
Chinese Scholar's Rock
Unknown
20th Century Chinese Scholar's Objects
Stone
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 sough...
Chinese Scholar's Rock
Chinese Scholar's Rock
Unknown
20th Century Chinese Scholar's Objects
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 attrib...
Important Ancient China Jade Bi Disc, Han Dynas...
Antique 15th Century and Earlier Chinese Han Antiquities
Jade
Rare jade Bi #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 f...
Vertical Lingbi Scholars Rock
20th Century Scholar's Objects
Vertical Lingbi scholars rock with grotto and overhang, fine carved rosewood stand.
Vertical Lingbi Scholars Rock
20th Century Scholar's Objects
Vertical Lingbi scholars rock with grotto and overhang, fine carved rosewood stand.
Antique Ming Dynasty Chinese Inkstone
Antique 16th Century Chinese Chinoiserie Scholar's Objects
Stone
This inkstone is from the Ming dynasty in China, and would have been used to grind hardened 'inksticks' of pigment into paint through a process of rubbing and mixing with water. The...
Meiji Period Boxwood Scroll Weights
Antique Early 1900s Japanese Meiji More Asian Art, Objects and Furniture
Boxwood
A fine pair of Meiji period boxwood scroll weights in the form of tied bundles of bamboo.  
Cantonese Enamel ‘Pumpkin’ Box
Antique 1780s Chinese Chinese Export Scholar's Objects
Enamel
Chinese Cantonese enamel pumpkin form box, the eight-lobed form each painted in bright scrolling foliage on alternating yellow, green, blue and pink grounds, the interior pink. Qian...
Chinese Gray Lingbi Scholar Stone, Early 20th C...
Early 20th Century Chinese Qing Scholar's Objects
Limestone, Hardwood
A fantastic Chinese scholar's stone, called gongshi, of gray lingbi limestone, mounted on a hardwood stand, late Qing or early Republic, early 20th century. The stone of natural fo...
Artisan's Cache of 35 Old Chinese Paint Calligr...
Mid-20th Century Chinese Paintings and Screens
Bamboo
Here's a rare find from a collector we visited in Japan. A very unusual treasure from Japan. This is a cache of old Chinese and Japanese bamboo paint and calligraphy artist brushes...
19th Century Sri Lankan Rice Paper Prayer Book ...
Antique 19th Century Sri Lankan Antiquities
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...
Antique Awaji Pottery Japanese Arts & Crafts Cu...
Awaji Pottery
Vintage 1910s Japanese Arts and Crafts Scholar's Objects
Pottery
Antique Awaji pottery brush pot or pencil jar in deep blue glaze with bronze wire over-weaving, circa 1910s. Measures: 4 1/2" high, 3 1/2" diameter. Excellent condition.
A Japanese Iron Stand
Antique 19th Century Japanese Edo Metalwork
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 scrolle...
Persian Qajar Period Iron Pen Box with Gold Inl...
Antique 19th Century Persian Metalwork
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 l...
Chinese Danma Stone
21st Century and Contemporary Chinese Natural Specimens
Stone
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 schola...
19th Century Set of Torah (Hebrew) Markers Fram...
Antique 19th Century Unknown Mounted Objects
Stone
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 go...
Antique Japanese Awaji Pottery Tanuki Figure Ki...
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...
Geisha & Oiran Japanese Woodblock Print Ukiyo-E...
Toyohara Chikanobu
Antique 1880s Japanese Meiji Prints
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...
19th Century Chinese Square Rosewood, Boxwood, ...
Antique Mid-19th Century Chinese Qing Decorative Boxes
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 thi...
Japanese Fine Antique Men's "Pipe" Kiseru Shop ...
Antique Late 19th Century Japanese Meiji Furniture
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 (18...
Chinese Qing Dynasty Blue and White Porcelain M...
Antique 19th Century Chinese Qing Ceramics
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 ...
Qing Dynasty Chinese Lacquer and Mother-of-Pear...
Antique Early 19th Century Chinese Qing Scholar's Objects
Lacquer, Mother-of-Pearl
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 m...
19th Century Chinese Mustard Jade Archer's Ring
Antique Mid-19th Century Chinese Qing Collectible Jewelry
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 ...
Larger "Ten Peaks" Mountain Scholar Rock, Natur...
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 gre...
Attractive Natural Viewing Stone Scholar Rock S...
Late 20th Century Chinese Sculptures and Carvings
Stone
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 ...
Early 19th Century Chinese Scholar's Root Pot
Antique Early 19th Century Chinese Qing Urns
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...
Japanese Fine Vintage Silk Meditation Pillow Ru...
Mid-20th Century Japanese Showa More Asian Art, Objects and Furniture
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...
Chinese Porcelain Figural Brush Pot or Brush Wa...
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...
Chinese Scholars Bamboo Brush Pot or Bitong Fin...
Antique Mid-19th Century Chinese Qing Sculptures and Carvings
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 ha...
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:...
Small Meiji Japanese Bronze Figure of a Monkey ...
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 a...
Sacred Bone Flute 'Kangling', Tibet, circa 19th...
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 ...
Sacred Bone Flute 'Kangling', Tibet, circa 19th...
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 ...
Sacred Bone Flute 'Kangling', Tibet, circa 19th...
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 Tibe...
Sacred Silver and Conch Shell Trumpet, Tibet, 1...
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. T...
Sacred Silver and Conch Shell Trumpet, Tibet, 1...
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 Ti...
Takamaki Style Japanese Lacquer Wood Writing Ca...
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 (s...
Awaji Shima Pottery Brush Pot Artist's Vase Art...
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 c...
Antique Chinese Celadon Green Jade Carving, Tri...
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...
19th Century Set of Wood Carved Chinese Masks f...
Antique 19th Century Chinese Meiji Sculptures
Glass, Bone, 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 literat...
Chinese 19th Century Qing Dynasty Bronze Crane ...
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 u...
Japanese Antique Opium Scale Triple Signed with...
Antique Late 19th Century Japanese Meiji More Asian Art, Objects and Fur...
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 s...
Japanese Antique Traveling Shrine Buddhist Bodh...
Mid-20th Century Japanese Showa Antiquities
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 fr...
Ancient China Turquoise Bi Disc, Zhou Dynasty, ...
Antique 15th Century and Earlier Chinese Antiquities
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, 199...
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 Japanes...
Japanese Fine "Swirls & Compasses" Tea Bowl, Ha...
Vintage 1930s Japanese Showa Sculptures and Carvings
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 Abstract Sculptures
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...
Stunning Old White "Infinity" Stone Taihu Schol...
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 sta...
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