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Chinese : Ceramics : Porcelain : Pre 1900 item #1257634 (stock #LQC061405)
Ascot Court Antiques
Ca. 1790-1850, late 18th – early 19th c
Mid-Qing dynasty
Porcelain with celadon glaze; Jindezhen ware
Height: 41.7 cm / 16.4 in
Width: 30 cm / 11.8 cm (at widest point)
From a Palto Alto, CA estate

A hugely potted and magnificent vase, in archaistic form with a bulging globular body and chilong handles. Various geometric patterns (inspired by Shang/Zhou bronze), floral scrolls, and lotus petals are molded underneath a thick, bubbly celadon glaze. The vas...
Chinese : Ceramics : Porcelain : Pre 1800 item #1257633 (stock #DBC061403)
Ascot Court Antiques
17th - 18th century
Early Qing dynasty
Porcelain with yellowish clear glaze
Height: 24.2 cm / 9.5 in
Width: 12 cm / 4.7 in (at widest point)
From a Northern California private collection

A well-modeled blanc de chine Guanyin, with harmonious proportions and elegant lines. Its yellowish and bubbly clear glaze is typical of 17th/18th century Dehua white wares. This Guanyin’s face is round and magnanimous, evoking earlier images of the Guanyin as an androgyno...
Chinese : Jewelry : Hardstones and Minerals : Pre 1910 item #1257631
Ascot Court Antiques
1890 – 1910s
Late Qing / Republic
White jade and .935 silver
Length: 5.8 cm, width: 4.9 cm
Weight: 27.7 g
From a Florida estate

A beautiful reticulated white jade carving of the character “shou” (longevity) together with a bat (fu / “good fortune”), with both framed by chilong dragons. The jade is an icy white to pale celadon color. It appears to be mutton fat khotan (hetian) jade.

The jade has been wrapped in silver (purity .935) and ...
Chinese : Jewelry : Hardstones and Minerals : Pre 1920 item #1257630
Ascot Court Antiques
Early 20th century
Authentic Baltic amber of egg yolk / butterscotch color
Inner diameter: 6 cm
Beads measure 15.67 – 12.8 mm long
Weight: 12.3
From a Orinda, CA estate of antique jewelry

An old bracelet comprised of 12 barrel-shaped egg yolk/butterscotch amber beads of warm coloring. This bracelet’s old string was worn and broken, and the beads have been re-threaded with a clear elastic.

Condition: perfect condition, with only natural age ...
Japanese : Sculpture : Other : Pre 1900 item #1257617 (stock #593)
Antique Stones Japan
Figuratively sculpted sandstone depiction of a seated Kukai (774-835, known posthumously as Kobo Daishi), the right hand holding a sankosho (three-pronged vajra) and the left a juju (Buddhist rosary), two of Kobo Daishi's defining attributes. Late-Edo Period ca. 1825. Excellent condition. Variegated lichen accumulation.

Height: 38 cm
Width: 32 cm
Depth: 20 cm.

Founder of the Japanese Shingon sect of esoteric Buddhism, creator of the kana syllabary still used in modern written Japanese,...

Chinese : Ceramics : Porcelain : Pre 1920 item #1257570
Petrie-Rogers Gallery
Chinese Republic period baluster form porcelain vase decorated in famille rose enamels with three large bird and flower roundels spaced evenly around the shoulder. The roundels feature two birds, two ducks, and two quail set among bamboo and flowering plants. A variety of pastel flowers float against the pale yellow graviata ground which is incised with a tight scrolling foliage pattern. The rim and the roundels are thinly bordered in gilt. The splayed foot ends at the white porcelain base w...
Japanese : Folk Art : Pre 1980 item #1257536
Zentner Collection
Vintage Japanese conch shell horn, known as a horagai or a jinkai depending on its usage. The horagai has been used in Buddhist practice for over one thousand years. The jinkai was used as a battle signal by samurai trumpeters called kai yaku. The shell has a bronze mouthpiece and decorative purple tassles. Early 20th century Size: 6" height, 16.5" length,
Japanese : Furniture : Tansu : Pre 1920 item #1257535
Zentner Collection
Japanese two-section Keyaki Nihonmatsu tansu with a black lacquered frame, a corner lockbox with iron plating and hinged door, four long drawers with iron hardware, warabite handles and iron locks at their center with a the image of a tsuru (crane) flying over a kame (turtle). The tsuru and kame are sacred creatures in Asian culture, each a symbol for longevity, and are said to live one thousand and ten thousand years respectively. The tsuru is said to turn black if it lives to two thousand year...
Japanese : Pre 1800 item #1257532 (stock #592)
Antique Stones Japan
Seated Jizo Bosatsu, the hands forming the gassho mudra of adoration, sculpted in relief from a brown sedimentary stone. Mid- to late-Edo Period ca. 1800. Minor old loss, with softening of the lines and contours. Light lichen accumulation overall.

Height: 29 cm
Width: 22 cm
Depth: 11 cm

A sharply stylized little Jizo stone.

Chinese : Metalwork : Pre 1910 item #1257528
Zentner Collection
Set of two (2) gilded metal court fans with dragon head handles biting the bottom of the fan and an open-mouthed dragon head at its tops. The fans mirror each other with their elaborate pierced designs of two fenghuang (phoenix) birds flying with a sun between them and lucky bats flying above their heads. Swords, staffs, vases, lotus pods, and other objects adorn each fan's outer edges. An open scroll inscribed with the mark of the Guanxu period (1875-1908) is displayed above a fish and rolling ...
Chinese : Textiles : Panels : Pre 1920 item #1257427
Zentner Collection
Beautiful silk panel with deep blue edging, decorated with Chinese characters in gold thread and flowers in light shades of blue, green, and pink. The center of the panel is light green silk, with two mirrored fenghuang birds with long, gold tails and pink, blue and gold thread feathers, surrounded by pink and blue silk flowers with gold accenting. Size: 26.25" height, 13.5" width
Southeast Asian : Pre 1920 item #1257417
Zentner Collection
Large antique Tibetan chest/trunk painted with a deep red background in front, with a coiled dragon within a large cloud-shaped border. Red and gold painted flowers with long, deep green stems fray out from behind the dragon and reaches inwards from the sides of the chest, with small green birds perching on either side of the dragon. The front of the chest has a black frame with red, gold, and green puffs of smoke, edged with metal hardware shaped like spears, locking in place with n iron hinge ...
Chinese : Ceramics : Pre 1900 item #1257401
Zentner Collection
Chinese antique gourd cricket cage, rim made of hardwood, wonderful lid made of Yixing ware, pierced and carved with intricate scene of a man leading a horse with weeping willows in the background, 19th century. Size: 3 1/4" high x 2 1/2" wide
Japanese : Furniture : Tansu : Pre 1900 item #1257396
Zentner Collection
Very rare and unusual travel tansu with a black lacquered wooden frame and lacquered wicker front and sides, with two large hinged doors in its front. The inside is lined with paper and has four removable shelves with wooden frames. Edo period (1615-1867) circa 1850s Size: 37.5" height, 34" width, 17.5" depth
Southeast Asian : Sculpture : Wood : Pre 1700 item #1257354
A serene and beautiful gilded wooden AVA Period Burmese Buddha in Bhumisparsha Mudra position (calling Earth to witness) on a stepped throne base. Nice natural aged patina showing black lacquer and divine gilding. Of special interest and rare are the raised intricate, delicate and unusual hair locks of this statue, the raised decorated border of the robe, as well as a special carved niche found at the back of the throne which served to store relics. 16th Century and very well preserved. The Budd...
Chinese : Jewelry : Hardstones and Minerals : Pre 1920 item #1257343
Ascot Court Antiques
Early 20th century
Republic period
Natural Chinese carnelian / red agate
Length: 58 cm
Diameter of beads: 17.5 mm (largest), 11.8 mm (smallest)
Weight: 122.4 g
From an Oceanside, CA estate

An old string of large Chinese carnelian / red agate beads, of a lovely tomato red coloring and strung on a silk chord with a .925 silver clasp.

Condition: good antique condition. There is some fading of color to the silk chord, and some beads have age s...
Chinese : Jewelry : Hardstones and Minerals : Pre 1920 item #1257342
Ascot Court Antiques
Mid-20th century
Milky white precious opal, with multi-color iridescence
Length: 5.7 cm, width: 3 cm, thickness 0.9 cm
Weight: 14.3 g
From a San Francisco estate of vintage & antique jewelry

A beautiful opal carving of a fairy or apsara holding a longevity peach, with robes flowing amongst clouds. The piece could be easily used as a necklace pendant.

Condition: perfect condition, without no chips or flaws to the opal stone.
Chinese : Ceramics : Porcelain : Pre 1700 item #1257340 (stock #MLQ061408)
Ascot Court Antiques
15-16th century
Ming dynasty
Porcelaineous stoneware with Longquan celadon glaze
Diameter: 31 cm / 12.2 in
Height: 6 cm / 2.4 in
From a Northern California private collection

A nice mid-Ming Zhejiang / Longquan deep dish, with a bright and luminous celadon glaze, and decorated with incised floral sprays. The design of the dish cavetto—with its two rows of lobed flower-petal borders—is very rare, and is more typically seen on blue and whites from the sa...
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