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A CULTURE REVEALED: Kangxi Era Chinese Porcelain from the Jie Rui Tang Collection

We are pleased to offer this great new book about Kangxi era porcelain entitled  A Culture Revealed”: Kangxi Era Chinese Porcelain from the Jie Rui Tang Collection. Written by Jeffrey P. Stamen, Cynthia Volk with Yibin Ni, this lavishly illustrated volume focuses on selections from the Jie Rui Tang Collection of Kangxi porcelain formed with care and dedication over the past thirty-five years. A hundred-twenty-five superb examples invite discussion and appreciation for the aesthetic appeal, technical merit and enriching subject matter unique to the period. Pieces are described in both the aesthetic and historical context as well as having narrative scenes deciphered, many of which were previously unidentified or misidentified. Just a totally engrossing book for anyone interested in this very rich period in porcelain production. Privately published and only available through select dealers. Price $120.00

Brilliant Chinese Export Silver Covered Box 49 toz. #7052

A  striking, heavy  Chinese export silver circular covered box with an interior fitted tray, most likely a lady’s sewing box, the exterior sides and lid covered with a dazzling array of highly detailed repousse flora and fauna including dragons, phoenix, cranes, lotus, bamboo and peony, the lid centered with a small roundel of a scholar seated beneath a pine tree, an auspicious bat flying above. The profusion of imagery continues on the interior with a compartmentalized tray with further flowering exotic plants as well as two figural panels-one with a military procession of horseback, the other with scholars in a garden at their leisure being serenaded by musicians, all with details picked out in gold. A small planet of detail all finely worked upon a 7 1/8″ diameter box, in very good condition with only minor loss to the background of one of the interior floral panels. Somewhat illegibly marked on the reverse. Approximate silver weight: 49toz. 19th century.





Stunning Three Piece Set of Export Silver Compotes #6001

A dazzling set of three Chinese export silver compotes each with dramatically cast figures of dragons supporting lotus form shallow dishes, each lotus petal with different repousse Chinese designs of bamboo, prunus, peach, peony and pomegranate, the whole raised on wave-molded bases. Each piece marked for Wang Hing from Hong Kong, late 19th/early 20th century. A truly spectacular garniture of silver for one’s table or collection. The tallest centerpiece 7 1/2″ tall, the pair 5 1/2″. Excellent condition. Priced as a pair and a single piece.

China Trade Floral Pith Painting #5053

Two very attractive Chinese export floral paintings on pith paper, custom mounted in a single frame with raw silk matting. All manner of flowers, remarkably rendered, in brilliant gouache in great detail. The pith paper, though fragile, was purposely used as it held the paint so beautifully as evidenced with these examples. Measuring 13″ x 8″ (images) and 37 1/2″ x 16″ overall. Some cracking to paper, otherwise beautiful colors and imagery. Circa 1840.

Beautiful Japanese Screen #5020

A very attractive Japanese Meiji period four panel screen depicting hand painted  pine and prunus against a gilded cloud background mounted within a brocade mat and simple black frame.  Measuring 37″ tall x 8′ 3″ wide. Originally used on the floor, but equally beautiful wall mounted, either way a very soothing and pleasing presence in any space. Minor imperfections and restorations commensurate with age, but overall good condition. Edo Period.    $3800.


Spinach Jade Birds on Stands #5008

An attractive pair of finely carved Chinese export spinach jade figures of exotic birds, perched upon a rock, and set upon two custom made intricately carved wood stands. Each 7 1/2″ tall (with the stand) and in very good condition. Early 20th century. Very decorative! $2,000.00

Beautiful Set of 12 Signed Chinese Floral Paintings on Silk #5016

A truly lovely set of twelve Chinese signed floral watercolors on silk, illustrating Chinese Spring flowers. Each finely matted and mounted in a black and gold oxidized finish frame with a different flower, masterfully rendered and signed by artist Wu Meng Shu and dated 1905. Each measuring 10″ x 7 1/2″ (image), 16″ x 13″ framed. Each elegant, pleasing and soothing to study, and as a whole a beautiful presence in any room. Very good condition. Very good condition with only a slight foxing/stain to one. $9,000.00 the set.


Pair of China Trade Paintings #4289

A very elegant pair of China Trade pith paper paintings of baskets of flowers meticulously rendered in gouache, the colors as vibrant as the day they were rendered. Each set in an octagonal mat within a custom gilded frame, measuring approx. 18″ x 15″ and dating to the mid-19th century.