China

The majority of VA products come from China, mostly South China, and includes all categories of objects: Spiritual and Inspiration Art, Folk and Ethnic, Accessories and Furnishings, Jewelry, Ancient Art and Wall Art. spanning from the Han to the Chinese Republic.

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  • Antique Ancestor Official in Ornate Robe with Raised Lacquer Designs (5686BREM) $4,950

    $4,950.00
    H: 23.5″   W: 15.625″   D: 10″ | FOR SHIPPING INFORMATION CONTACT US AT 213-568-3030

    This exceptional Qing carving portrays a seated official-ancestor wearing the traditional three layers of traditional official’s clothing, a red and black official’s hat, detailed black boots but his facial hair is missing. He has dark inset glass eyes, a pair of high cheekbones framing a large curved nose, a strong projecting chin and wrinkles on his forehead, indicators of a man having the wisdom of age and wisdom and who demands respect, esteem and deference, but only the holes which held facial hair remain. The top two robe-layers have wide borders within which are marvelous raised lacquer decorations. The entire outer robe contains striking raised designs that include cloud forms, flying phoenixes with spread wings and floral sprays.

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    Antique Guanyin with Crown in Meditation, China (16467PRK) $495

    $425.00
    Ht: 10.5”  W: 5.5”  D: 4” | FREE SHIPPING!

    Guanyin is portrayed in this gilt and lacquer carving seated on a lotus in the lap in meditation mudra  atop a decorative footed stand in elegantly draped robes. In thisregal form she wears a 5-lobe crown with a cross hatch design in the center while her hair rests atop her head in a bun encircled within the crown.

  • Han Dynasty Bronze Dagger-Axe (ge), China (3154A-BHK) $395

    $395.00
    H: 4.375″  W: 7.5″  D: 0.25″ | FREE SHIPPING

    First developed in the Shang dynasty, the Chinese dagger-axe (ge) was used as a military weapon through the Han dynasty. A dagger-shaped blade was mounted to a pole or shaft and secured using its tang (shank) and the holes on the two sections of its body. In general, dagger-axes have been found without a shaft as they decomposed or were removed. This piece comes with its uniquely made box. With expected minor losses, mineral deposits, some corrosion, verdigris forming naturally over time, and the loss of its point this dagger is in good condition despite its great age. It is very similar to the other ge on our site (3154B-BHK).

  • Han Dynasty Bronze Dagger-Axe, China (3154B-BHK) $495

    $495.00
    H: 4.375”  W: 7.375”  D: 0.1875” | FREE SHIPPING!

    An ancient military weapon, bronze dagger-axes like this were used for millennia. It consists of a pointed blade, rear and low protrusions with openings for attaching to a shaft to allow it to be used as a thrusting and swinging-motion weapon. It was mounted and secured to a pole or shaft through the openings on its two perpendicular sections. This ge is a fascinating piece of military history and is in very good condition with minor losses and some verdigris expected in an ancient and roughly used bronze pieces.

  • Vintage Male Doll Holding a Peach, China (1301A-EOA)

    $195.00
    H: 9.25″  W: 3.125″  D: 3″

    Originally mounted on the wood stick between his legs and now inserted to its acrylic stand, this vintage male doll is an attendant offering a huge peach. His large oval head is almost bald and his black hair remains only in a small patches on the sides of his head. He wears a typical colorful folk-art Chinese dance costume: bright red shoes, yellow pants, a greenish-blue coat with florals, a high sequined yellow belt,  and a wide blue sash outlined with silver and gold thread and colored 5-petal silver sequin plum blossoms hanging down to the base evoking a wish for the Five Blessings or Happinesses. It is in very good condition with expected wear and minor paint losses and charming spotting on the face.

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