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Japanese Antique Glass Eye Temple Bulls Bisons Pair, Signed, 19th Century
From our recent Japanese acquisitions travels When we laid eyes on this magnificent pair of hand carved antique wooden temple bulls, we were surprised. We have never seen these be...
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Antique Mid-19th Century Japanese Edo Sculptures and Carvings

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Glass, Wood

19th Century Chinese Terracotta Brush Rest
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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Antique Mid-19th Century Chinese Qing Scholar's Objects

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Terracotta

Small Japanese Lacquer Incense Burner, Koro, with Mon, Edo Period, 18th Century
An exceptional Japanese black lacquer lobed incense burner, akoda koro, decorated with mon, Edo Period, 18th century, Japan. The small censer of lobed melon form, called an akoda ...
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Antique 18th Century Japanese Edo Lacquer

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Copper

Antique Thai Buddhist Phra Malai Samut Khoi Illustrated Manuscript, 19th Century
An uncommonly fine and rare mid-19th century Phra Malai illustrated Buddhist manuscript from Thailand. Samut khoi accordion style folding book with black lacquered paper covers fe...
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Antique Mid-19th Century Thai Scholar's Objects

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Gold Leaf

Woodgrain Scroll Stand, Antique Copper by Robert Kuo, Hand Repousse, Limited
By Robert Kuo
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 More Desk Accessories

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Copper

Japan Elegant Antique Lacquer Book "Sutra Bible " Table Lovers Delight, 19thc.
From our recent Kyoto Japan acquisitions travels A "Sutra" reading stand and book lovers delight! An important one-of-a-kind black and gold lacquer portable "Sutra" book lecturn ta...
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Antique Mid-19th Century Japanese Edo Sculptures and Carvings

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Wood, Lacquer

Calligraphy Brushes Set of 4, Serpentine and Bone
Beautiful set of 4 Chinese calligraphy brushes with handmade handles. The collection consists 4 brushes among which 1 with bone disk handle, 2 with serpentine handles (a bamboo shape...
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2010s Chinese Scholar's Objects

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Serpentine

19th Century Chinese Inkstone
A 19th century Chinese Inkstone. The upper part decorated with floral lotus motives serving as water basin. The Inkstone was one of the four principal elements in the Chinese scho...
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Antique Early 19th Century Chinese Scholar's Objects

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Stone

Japanese Lacquer Melon Shaped Incense Burner, Akoda Koro, Edo Period
A very fine Japanese lacquer incense burner, akoda koro, of melon form with a design of autumnal grasses and chrysanthemum blossoms, with a gilt metal openwork cover, Edo Period, 17t...
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Antique Early 18th Century Japanese Edo Lacquer

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Copper

Pair of Period Qing Dynasty Style Chinese Throne Chairs
A fine pair of antique Chinese carved armchairs with curved tub form arms with scrolled ends. The shaped splats with carved geometric motifs. Carved supports and legs with stretchers...
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Antique 19th Century Chinese Qing Furniture

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Wood

Pair of Antique Chinese Carved Dragon Throne Chairs
Elaborately carved and ebonized Chinese dragon thrones with openwork tub backs each with a dragon head, the curved scaly arms ending in dragon heads having bone eyes with balls in th...
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Antique Late 19th Century Chinese Chinese Export Furniture

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Wood

Chinese Porcelain Imperial Guangxu Period Famille Rose Lotus Leaf Libation Cup
A rare and exceptional matched pair of Chinese hand painted enameled Famille Rose imperial Guangxu “Lotus Leaf” libation cups, one dated by inscription 1908 and of the period. Eac...
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Antique 18th Century Chinese Chinese Export Ceramics

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Ceramic, Porcelain

Mid-Century Modern Lacquered Metal Toy, circa 1950
Mid-Century Modern lacquered metal toy, circa 1950 By unknown designer. In original condition with minor wear consistent of age and use, preserving a beautiful patina.
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Vintage 1950s Spanish Mid-Century Modern Scholar's Objects

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Metal

20th Century Ghen Diao He Root Lotus Leaf Sculpture
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 Sculptures and Carvings

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Wood

Japanese Antique Red Lacquer and Gold Gilt Display Altar Table
Japanese handcrafted rich red lacquer and gold gilt bronze embellished wooden altar or display table. A beautiful antique work from an old southern Japan collection. Measurements:...
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Vintage 1910s Japanese Taisho Sculptures and Carvings

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Bronze

Pair of Large Carved Chinese Jade Plates
This pair of jade plates are carved in a very delicate thin form allowing the stones natural striations and color to show through. The polish and luster are deep and rich giving the ...
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21st Century and Contemporary Chinese Decorative Dishes and Vide-Poche

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Jade

Elegant Japanese Edo Period Rack
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...
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Antique 1830s Japanese Edo Lacquer

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Lacquer

Large Amazonite Crystal
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 Natural Specimens

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Stone

Meiji Period Shagreen Clad Cane with Minamoto Clan Crest
Rare late 19th century Meiji period cane clad in spiraled shagreen with the Minamoto Clan Crest in sterling, which at one point was the imperial family and a shogun of Japan. Cap is ...
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Antique 1880s Japanese Meiji More Asian Art, Objects and Furniture

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Wrought Iron, Sterling Silver

Antique Chinese Dragon Carved Bovine Horn Boat Ship Male Figures Guangxu Period
An unusual example of a hand carved Chinese Dragon boat carrying seven male figures, supported on a base depicting decorative waves. Late 19th-early 20th century. This unusual ...
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Antique 19th Century Chinese Late Victorian Sculptures and Carvings

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Horn, Hardwood

Chinese Calligraphy Brushes Set of 3, Hand Painted Artistic Collection
Beautiful set of 3 Chinese calligraphy brushes with handmade handles. The artistic collection features 2 brushes with handles made of hand painted porcelain, and 1 brush with cluster...
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2010s Chinese Scholar's Objects

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Bone, Porcelain, Glass

Calligraphy Brushes Set of 5, Large Colored Quartz Stone
Beautiful set of 5 large Chinese calligraphy brushes with handmade stone and porcelain handles. The collection consists 4 brushes with quartz stone handles and 1 with blue and white ...
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2010s Chinese Scholar's Objects

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Stone

Japan Old Japanese Tea Scroll "LONG COMPATABILITY" Hand Painted Scroll, Signed
Japan, an unusual and attractive hand painting on paper scroll of a calligraphy work of art, "Kotobuki or Long Compatibility" signed, mid-20th century. Unusual subject matter. Woo...
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Mid-20th Century Japanese Showa Sculptures and Carvings

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Paper

Japan Old Japanese Tea Scroll "Refreshing Tea" Hand Painted Scroll, Signed
Japan, an unusual and attractive hand painting on paper scroll of a calligraphy work of art, "Refreshing Tea" signed, middle 20th century. Master Artist Seifu. Unusual subject ...
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Mid-20th Century Japanese Showa Paintings and Screens

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Paper

Large Chinese Export Carved Soapstone Foo Dog Scholars Seal
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 Traveling Shrine Zushi Buddhism Temple
This travel shrine Buddhism temple having gold leaf, hand carved and hand painted very delicately red lacquered trim to the front top having Buddha sitting on a lotus blossom with t...
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Antique 1870s Chinese Chinese Export Scholar's Objects

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Wood

Japanese Extraordinary Tall Hand Carved Kokeshi Doll a Masterpiece Art Form
From our recent Japanese acquisitions travels. Japan, an extraordinary example of a substantial 26 inch high one of a kind handcrafted and hand painted wooden Kokeshi doll, circa ...
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Mid-20th Century Japanese Showa Sculptures and Carvings

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Wood

"Glowing River Light" Extraordinary Natural Stone Work of Art
Extraordinary natural work, one of a kind This Chinese extraordinary natural stone "painting" of a glowing sunset river flow suggest could remind us of a similar and unique visual...
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Late 20th Century Chinese Scholar's Objects

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Marble

Chinese Calligraphy Brush with Carved Basket Weave Serpentine Large
A beautiful large 13" Chinese calligraphy brush with handmade serpentine gemstone handle. The handle is hand carved with an intricate basket weave pattern extending the entire length...
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2010s Chinese Scholar's Objects

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Serpentine

Blue and White Porcelain and Bone Chinese Calligraphy Brushes Set of 3, Large
Beautiful set of 3 large Chinese calligraphy brushes with handmade handles. This collection consists 3 brushes among which 1 with a bamboo pattern cow bone handle, 1 with hand painte...
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2010s Chinese Scholar's Objects

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Bone, Porcelain

Chinese Calligraphy Brush Blue Grey Quartz
Beautiful single Chinese calligraphy brush with handmade stone handle. The stone is a beautiful large 1.5" blue grey colored quartz. Bone ferrule and horse hair. Please let us select...
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2010s Chinese Scholar's Objects

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Quartz

Chinese Brush Washer Hand Carved from Rose Quartz on Custom Stand
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

Early 20th Century Chinese Calligraphy Brush
During the early 20th century Chinese scholar would have used this finely made calligraphy brush to write official documents or compose poetry. He would have held the handle upright ...
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Early 20th Century Chinese Qing Scholar's Objects

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Fruitwood

Antique Chinese Elaborately Carved Scholar’s Bench
A very fine antique bench with masterful carving, superb proportions and in all original condition. The crest rail and back with openwork panels of confronting dragons in the clouds....
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Antique 19th Century Chinese Scholar's Objects

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Stone

Chinese Yixing Zisha Glazed Pottery Scholars Box Jun De Seal, 19th Century
An unusual antique Chinese Yixing zisha red clay pottery scholars box comprising of three compartments, one glazed in white and two glazed in green. The box of rectangular shape, the...
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Antique Mid-19th Century Chinese Other Ceramics

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Pottery

Antique Bone Figure of Indochina Male Dignitary Hardwood 19th Century Chinese
An exquisitely hand carved bone Chinese dignitary standing figure portraying a lavishly dressed bearded male. Difficult to date, in our opinion last quarter of the 19th century. ...
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Antique 19th Century Chinese Late Victorian Sculptures and Carvings

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Hardwood, Bone

Calligraphy Brushes Set of 5, Marble and Jade Stone
Beautiful set of 5 Chinese calligraphy brushes with handmade stone handles. The collection consists 5 brushes among which 1 with jasper handle, 2 with marble handles, 1 with serpenti...
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2010s Chinese Scholar's Objects

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Jade, Marble

Chinese Calligraphy Brushes Set of 6, Jade and Quartz
Beautiful set of 6 Chinese calligraphy brushes with handles made of quartz balls, pottery beads and jade barrels. Brushes are handmade with horse hair. Stand not included but availab...
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2010s Chinese Scholar's Objects

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Quartz

19th Century Chinese Mountain Form Stone Brush Washer
Set beside the four treasures of the scholars' desk, this naturally-formed stone brush washer would have been used by a Qing-dynasty scholar to rinse the ink from his calligraphy bru...
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Antique Mid-19th Century Chinese Qing Scholar's Objects

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Stone

Calligraphy Brushes Set of 6, Antique Stone Beads
Beautiful set of 6 Chinese calligraphy brushes with natural stone beads among which some are antique. Handles are made of jasper, marble, and serpentine stone. Brushes are handmade...
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2010s Chinese Scholar's Objects

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Marble, Serpentine

Japanese Carved Netsuke Box Wood Sennin Buddha Meiji Period 1868-1912 Pill Box
This Exquisitely Carved Hardwood Netsuke of large size depicts a Traveling Japanese Sennin or Buddha, wearing a belted Kimono and an Oriental Mat strapped to his back, suspended from...
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Antique 19th Century Japanese Meiji Sculptures and Carvings

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Hardwood

Japanese Netsuke Skeleton and Wolf Signed Koun Meiji Period
An antique wood netsuke circa 19th century. It depicts a wolf embracing a skeleton. Signed "Koun" (1852-1934) as shown. The pair alludes to the failed love story of Komachi and Fukak...
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Antique 19th Century Japanese Japonisme Sculptures and Carvings

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Wood

Calligraphy Brushes Set of 6, Dyed Quartz, Handmade
Beautiful set of 6 Chinese calligraphy brushes with genuine quartz balls dyed in 6 different colors. Brushes are handmade with horse hair. Stand not included but available for purcha...
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2010s Chinese Scholar's Objects

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Quartz

Calligraphy Brushes Set of 5, Horn Ferrule, Handmade
Beautiful set of 5 Chinese calligraphy brushes with glass-bead handles and unique natural bamboo tailbones. The green glass brushes have beautiful natural buffalo Horn ferrule. Brush...
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2010s Chinese Scholar's Objects

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Horn, Bamboo, Glass

Antique Chinese Carved Wood Figure of Sage Immortal Male Guangxu Period
A very fine well carved hard wood Chinese standing sage figure (scholarly wise Man) of outstanding quality, his left hand holding a heavy book, the other holding an Oriental umbrella...
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Antique 19th Century Chinese Late Victorian Sculptures and Carvings

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Hardwood

A Qing Dynasty Pale Celadon Jade and Creamy Jade Carving of Two Cats
Carved with the two animals facing each other holding a lingzhi fungus. This piece was offered at Sotheyby's London in 2010.  
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Antique 18th Century Chinese Qing Sculptures and Carvings

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Jade

Contemporary Chinese Jade Bi Disc on Stand
This large finely veined jade bi disc is of a dream stone quality. Of contemporary creation, the bi disc is mounted on a stand but is removable for inspection. The Bi Disc is an anci...
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Late 20th Century Chinese Scholar's Objects

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Jade, Iron

19th Century Set of Torah (Hebrew) Markers Framed in Giltwood Frame-Judicah
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...
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Antique 19th Century Unknown Mounted Objects

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Stone

Chinese Extraordinary Evening Shoreline "Painting", Natural Stone
Extraordinary natural stone work of art, one of a kind. This Chinese extraordinary natural stone "painting" suggestive of a likeness of an experienced evening walk along a shoreli...
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Late 20th Century Chinese More Asian Art, Objects and Furniture

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Marble

China Huge Ancient Garden Viewing Stone Scholar Rock Specimen Grade
For your speical garden This is a beautiful tall 42 inch high example of a naturally found Chinese Lingbi viewing stone or scholar rock Five Points and it comes with its very own c...
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Mid-20th Century Chinese Scholar's Objects

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Stone

17th Century Chinese Scholars' Pewter Lined Burl Libation Cup
Like brush pots, libation cups are made in a variety of sizes and woods. Some maintain the natural contours of the wood, others enjoy skillful carvings. This grand 17th century natur...
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Antique Early 17th Century Chinese Qing Scholar's Objects

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Brass, Pewter

19th Century Chinese Dragon Carved Inkstone
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 exquisite tools. Schol...
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Antique Mid-19th Century Chinese Qing Scholar's Objects

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Stone

19th Century Chinese White Brass Incised Pipe
Finely crafted pipes such as this one were frequently given a place of honor on the desks of Qing-dynasty scholars. These pipes were considered precious and collectible enough to ear...
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Antique Early 19th Century Chinese Qing Scholar's Objects

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Brass, Steel

Chinese Antique Hand Carved Stone Figure of Joyful Ananda
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

"Peeks of Clarity On A Cloudy Day" Meditation Stone
As if brushed with ink and inscribed with intricate calligraphy, this polished jasper stone is covered in spectacular swirls and intricate patterns. Unusual stones such as this one h...
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21st Century and Contemporary Chinese Scholar's Objects

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Stone

Chinese Lingbi Scholar Stone on Wood Base
A visually arresting Chinese scholar stones (also known as Gong Shi, meditation stone and spirit rock), It is of the Lingbi type, one of the four famous ancient stones from China. Fo...
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20th Century Chinese Chinese Export Scholar's Objects

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Stone

Chinese Dali Stone Panels Qing Dynasty, circa 1900
This is a set of four antique Chinese Dali stone panels which depict wonderful landscape images. The stone is set in an ebonized panel frame. They look wonderful grouped together on ...
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Antique Early 1900s Chinese Qing Scholar's Objects

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Marble, Brass

Autumn Dawn Extraordinary Natural Stone "Painting", One of a Kind
Extraordinary natural work, one of a kind. Custom framed This Chinese extraordinary round natural stone "painting" of a brilliant mountain view could remind us of a unique experi...
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Late 20th Century Chinese Scholar's Objects

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Marble