• #21813 Small 17-18th Century Hand-Carved Stone Fu-Lion with Organic Color Pigments

    Stone, Roof-Tile, & Clay Decorative & Collectibles ...

    2200.00

    1500.00

    Small 17-18th Century Hand-Carved Stone Fu-Lion with Organic Color Pigments with Fine Detail and Great Texture. Small stone Fu lions like this one could have been used as a weight or for Feng-Shui purpose. Few older pieces like this one can be found. This one with rare organic red and green color pigments made from precious ground minerals and vegetation has a wonderful design and is a primal piece. This beautiful stone statue willgrace your desktop and make a fine addition to your beautiful antique and art collection. Dimensions:

  • #15315 Rare Antique 16-17th Century Indian Carved Stone Statue of A Young Elephant

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    2200.00

    1150.00

    A rare antique 16-17th Century Hand-Carved Indian Stone Statue of A young elephant decorated with fine jewels and saddle as if prepared for a ceremony. Though its nose and various spots were damaged and casually repaired, one can still see the superbly carved details. It has a beautiful carved form with its strong short legs and paws and a slightly turned away head that provokes a tender feeling from the viewers for its quality of innocence. Dimensions: L 9 1/4" x W 4 1/4" x 12"

  • #15606 Unusual Small Ancient Stone Weight or Rest Carved with a Pony

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    1300.00

    620.00

    This is a wonderful small antique hand- carved stone pipe rest with a carved pony inside. One gently tapped the pipe on the top of the stone to empty out the burned ash of the tobacco and to rest the pipe on it while taking a break from smoking. Primitive art has its unique charm as it reflects human's creation in a direct, non- contentious energy and form and a life and culture once lived before progression. Part of Shen's Special Collection in small stone object. Dimensions: 5 1/8” D x 2 1/8” H

  • #17564 Rare 17-18th Century Hand-Clapped Storage Urn in Tea-Dust Glaze

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    This unusual large 17-18th century handmade jar is glazed with a thick Tea-Dust Glaze with small specks of yellow color on the large surface of the grayish green color. The thick- bodied jar was constructed in two halves- the bottom portion with the horizontal and irregular lines circling the jar, while the upper portion was slapped into multiple faceted small flat surfaces. This jar came from Northern China, along with some other similar jars more commonly glazed in the iron oxidized black shinning glaze that also shows the dripping effect in rust color. This one with the Tea- Dust Glaze is quite rare. It was one pick out of hundreds. Provincial ware like this was probably made to store wine. The inside of the jar is also glazed. The tea-dust glaze has an unique color, though not as noticeable as others with brighter colors. Its subtlety offers one an imagination of an environment with bamboo, scholarly display, and earthly quietness. Tea-Dust Glaze is said to have been produced during the Tang Dynasty and through Song and Yuan. But the earlier wares were mostly made as utilitarian wares. From Ming Dynasty on, especially during the Kangxi (1662-1722) and Qian-Long period (1735-1796), it was produced as fine imperial porcelain ware at Jing-De-Zhen and under the guidance of Tang-Ying, the famous imperial porcelain ware maker. Although these finer examples of intricately made and sometimes painted imperial wares with the Tea-Dust Glaze are fairly rare, some can be seen in the museums or private collections. Dimensions: Approximately 15" H x 15" Diameter

  • #15638 Small 18th Century Stone Fragment of a Warrior on a wood stand

    Stone, Roof-Tile, & Clay

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    Small 18th Century Stone Fragment of a Warrior on a wood stand

  • #4220 Excellent Extra Large Size 17th Century Painted Ci-Zhou Jar

    Stone, Roof-Tile, & Clay

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    #4220 (明代大型磁州窑酒罐) This fairly large size 17th century white glazed ware came from the famous Cizhou kiln (磁州窑), one of the five famous Chinese kilns or glazes. Cizhou ware is most known for having been produced in northern China, primarily in Hebei, Henna, Shandong, and Shanxi. The name of Cizhou (磁州) came from a location in Hebei Province. Cizhou ware is known for its thick white or cream-white glaze with paintings of brush strokes or carved design. The brush work mostly are painted in a dark brown, almost black, color in various shades, freely painted in its artistry like that in some of the traditional Chinese brush paintings. It is said to be the first pottery ware created with decorative colors and design while all other four kilns out of the famous five produced almost exclusively wares with singular color glaze during the same period of time dating back to Northern Song (960-1127) . Although Cizhou ware later on was also produced for the imperial use such as during the Ming Dynasty, it is mostly known for being produced for utilitarian wares. Cizhou wares were among the most popular porcelain wares in northern China at its peak during the Song, Jin, and Yuan Dynasty (宋金元) .One often compared it to the Jing-De-Zhen ware in the South. Cizhou kiln also produced what was called “green ware” . A successfully fired Cizhou ware would have a very thick and even white or cream-white glaze in color. The cream-white glaze often shows a soft glaze like the old patina on an old white jade piece that glows in its subtlety with a pleasant feel to the eyes. The good strokes of the dark brown color painting on the pottery would feel very free yet still sophisticated in its expression. Because it was mostly produced as utilitarian ware by quantity, finding ones that were perfectly painted and fired could be challenging. The painted design on this jar includes a flying leafy design and a written character that could be “Shou” (壽,longevity) “ or “Wan“ (萬,abundance). The detailed photo below shows another smaller size similar Cizhou wine jar from our collection. The reason we know this type of jar was likely used to store wine is because, as shown in the small photo, there is a Chinese character of “wine” written on the small jar, although the larger jar presented in this post has a much wider rim. In another photo below that shows the partial view of the large jar, one can see how perfect and beautiful the cream-white glaze is on this jar and how well and expressive the brush work is painted! The dimensions for this jar is approximately 25” in height by 18” diameter for the widest part.

  • #15288 Antique Architectural Fragment with Bird

    Stone, Roof-Tile, & Clay Decorative & Collectibles ...

    1300.00

    520.00

    Antique architectural fragment of carved brick with bird and floral design

  • #2262 Antique Ming Dynasty Chinese-Thai Export Style Jar

    Stone, Roof-Tile, & Clay

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    Antique Ming Dynasty Chinese-Thai Export Style Jar with beautiful chestnut glaze and four ears in animal motif. Dimensions: Dimensions: 16.5'' x 16.5'' x 23.75'' ( This item is shown on our home page “SPECIALS” )

  • #1671 Stone Property Marker

    Stone, Roof-Tile, & Clay

    1500.00

    1500.00

    Since January 2000, antique stone items have been more difficult to obtain due to China's effort in salvage what's available domestically and the abundant rising museums seeking for stock. Please inquire Shen's over 20 year's lifetime collections in ancient Chinese stone architectural fragments Age: 150-300 years old Dimensions: 13.75'' x 2.75'' x 9''

  • #1385 Carved Large Clay Mei-Ping Jar

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    this very rare item has beautiful shape with carved calligraphy and lotus design. It is glazed in a light tea-dust glaze. The calligraphy depicts "A prosperous and peaceful world". Minor chips. Age: 100-150 years old Finish: Glazed Dimensions: 19.5'' x 19.5'' x 25''

  • #1581 Very Rare Large Size Black-Faced Warrior Roof tile in Tri-Color Glaze

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    Very rare large size 17-18th century Tri-Color glazed Black-Faced warrior riding on Chi-lin; minor chips. Dimensions: 26"w x 7 1/2"d x 27"h

  • #1646 Pair of Beautiful 17-18th Century

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    Pair of very rare whimsical and beautiful 17-18th century "Pao-Long (running dragon) style roof tile dragons with high pedestal in Tri-Color glaze; as-is (glaze worn and some minor chips. One dragon has repaired tail) Dimensions: 21"w x 5"d x 19"h

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