Browse Items (30 total)

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Peasants tobacco pipe, with small bowl of brass and bamboo stem.

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One daigou in opaque white jade.

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One green jade daiguo

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One glazed green ceramic oil lamp in the form of an elongated cylinder with an attached handle. Upper part of body tapers slightly inwards before abruptly opening out into a wide shallow circular bowl with a small cut-out on one side. Lower body is…

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One long slender yellow-brown bamboo bow strung with hemp.

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One cicada cage. Body fashioned from yellow-brown gourd. One end capped with intricately carved botanical pattern in ivory- or bone-coloured material.

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One gold-hued metallic water pipe holder and accessories. Holder consists of a flattened cylinder with a flat base. Holder sides present inscribed decorations. Holder upper surface exhibits several openings into which are inserted water pipe…

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One ceramic sceptre or ruyi in the shape of a flattened spindle. Obverse and sides are glazed in blue and white; reverse is unglazed. Lower end is disk-shaped; middle section widens into oval-shape; upper end is shield-shaped. Glazed area of ruyi…

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One pipe fabricated from an elongated sheep bone. Bowl of pipe employs a red-brown brass cartridge surrounded by three large and three small brass studs.

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One worn rounded rectangular red-brown metal sword guard or tsuba. Japanese origin. Both faces exhibit patterns in moulded relief - a dragon on one side and a samurai sword on the other. Tsuba presents three cut-out openings of which one is lined in…

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Two corroded bronze pins with traces of gilding each of which consists of two long slender slightly divergent stems terminating in an ornate head featuring a moulded dragon motif.

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One serpentine pale green-white jade daigou. Green-brown vein. Upper part of obverse presents carved head of a dragon. Obverse body presents pattern of dots and double spirals (ruyi motifs) carved in low relief.

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One long slender white jade pin. Obverse upper end terminates in circular button on which incised ruyi fungal patterns surround an inset pink gemstone.

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One circular bronze button with patches of brown metal visible amidst blue-green corrosion. Convex obverse divided into three tiers. Concave reverse exhibits bar loop.

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One L-shaped cream-brown miniature jade halberd blade. Dark blue-brown vein. Comprises long and short blades. Long blade terminates in a rectangular flange (nei) in which is pierced a rectangular opening.

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Two long slender green jade pins. Dark green vein. Ends of each pin decorated with carved serpentine design of waves and fish.

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One blade-shaped white pendant. Brown vein. Upper end swells into carved rosette with incised details of petals and a small central hole. Implement used for loosening knots.

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One circular yellow-brown jade qi. Darker brown vein. Sagittal cross-section tapers inward from obverse to reverse. Obverse presents Yin-Yang symbol surrounded by an annular grain pattern. Reverse presents transverse piercing with light blue cord…

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One serpentine rose quartz daigou. Upper part of obverse presents carved head of a dragon.

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One rectangular variegated agate quartz daigou. Large slot and hook on back.

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One bulbous serpentine translucent blue-purple quartz daigou. Upper part of obverse presents carved head of a dragon.

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One circular yellow-brown varnished wooden geomantic compass or luopan. Obverse presents minute radial divisions containing Chinese characters in black and red pigment surrounding central compass needle inset under glass. Reverse presents a grid…

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One elongated jade knife. White with light brown vein. Obverse exhibits green patch.

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One broad flat rectangular green-white jade sui. Brown-grey vein. Profile exhibits rectangular slot through middle of object and a hook at one end. Plain cord threaded through slot.

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One rectangular unglazed light tan earthenware model of a stove/brazier. Model presents cut-out in the front for air circulation and clearing ash. There also are three enclosed fire boxes on top of the stove and a retaining lip along the rear edge.

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One grey rounded rectangular ink stone in a two-piece red-brown wooden case. Ink stone obverse presents flat oval working surface for grinding ink sticks. Incised botanical designs flow from obverse to reverse on one end of the stone. Reverse…

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One brown cylindrical wooden container with a ring-shaped cap and a yellow-white bone or ivory stopper threaded through with orange cord.

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Five small carved wood sceptres embellished with red green and gold pigment. Each sceptre comprises a teardrop-shaped head and figurative motif surmounting a short shaft and crown.

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One pipe in the form of an elongated red-brown speckled bamboo cylinder with a bone mouthpiece and a brass bowl.

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One glazed blue and white ceramic snuff bottle. A short narrow neck surmounts an elongated cylindrical body tapering at the bottom towards a circular base. Body presents continuous pattern of figures in a garden landscape. Base exhibits mark of…
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