An impressive 19th c. hand carved soapstone figural group of a sow with five piglets, on contiguous soapstone plinth, with numerical markings (verso). China, c. 1900. Dimensions: 5.5" H x 7.5" W x 3" D.
A Chinese cloisonne enameled archaic-form incense burner, the bulbous-shaped bronze vessel having a removable, reticulated dome shape cover topped by a bronze dragon form finial, supported by 3 elephant head feet, with embossed carry handles. Note: Six (6) Character Mark, verso. Qing Dynasty, c. 1850. Overall dimensions: 14" H x 6" W.
An impressive 19th Century green quartz Archaic form vessel with deeply carved peach blossoms and birds, mounted as a table lamp on a custom carved hardwood stand, over an Old French reticulated gilt brass plinth; electrified (w/interior light), topped by a quartz, brass mounted cover. Includes a carved vintage jade finial. Sculpture height: 14". China, c. 1880-1900. Dimensions: 32" H x 10.5" W. If you wish to browse our entire available inventory please go to OneofaKindAntiques.com. We also offer a consultation service AntiquesConsultant.com, ... as well as an online price guide at TheBestAntiquesPriceGuide.com. Connecticut residents and buyers picking up in Connecticut please add the CT state sales tax. Buyers outside the USA are responsible for any taxes, tariffs or customs that might apply.
Ha Bik Chuen Two Directions abstract print number 5 out of an edition of 75. The frame measures 32.5 x 39.5 inches and the image itself measures 24 x 31 inches. Excellent condition. Ha Bik-chuen, who was affectionately known as "The Venerable Mr Ha" in Hong Kong art circles, earned his nickname for his lifelong pursuit and cultivation of art. The years of his active career saw the transformation of Hong Kong from a tiny city with a struggling, developing economy into a world-class metropolis. Ha Bik-chuen (1925-2009) was born in the Xinhui District of Guangdong, China. He moved to Macau in 1949 and settled in Hong Kong in 1957, where he began practicing art creation in the 1960s. Ha excelled in making sculptures, prints, ink art and mixed media works. He was the Founding President of the Hong Kong Sculpture Society, and member of many art groups such as the Hong Kong Visual Arts Society, Hong Kong Sculptors Association and Hong Kong Graphics Society. His works were displayed at the Hong Kong Museum of Art's "Contemporary Hong Kong Art Exhibitions" and "Contemporary Hong Kong Art Biennial Exhibitions", and also at the "Art Now Hong Kong Exhibition" tour in England in 1971. His prints have been exhibited in Hong Kong, USA, Poland, Norway and Yugoslavia. Ha received many awards, including the Urban Council Fine Arts Awards (Sculpture and Print) in 1975 and the Award for Arts Achievement (Visual Arts) from the Hong Kong Arts Development Council in 2003. Ha Bik Chuen bio Ytube Video of the artist.
19th century Hunza clay pottery bowl with yellow slip. Measures 9 inches across by 3.25 inches high. Very good condition with just a few rim chips which is to be expected. The Hunza people, or Hunzakuts, descend from the principality of Hunza. The Burusho or Hunzakuts (Hunza people), are an ethnic group indigenous to the Hunza Valley, Karakorum Mountains, Northern Pakistan. The Burusho claim to be descendants of the soldiers who came to the region with Alexander the Great's army in the 4th century BC. They live alongside the Wakhi and the Shina. The Wakhi reside in the upper part of Hunza locally called Gojal. Wakhis also inhabit the bordering regions of China, Tajikstan and Afghanistan and also live in Gizar and Chitral district of Pakistan. The Shina-speaking people live in the southern part of Hunza. They have come from Chilas, Gilgit, and other Shina language -speaking areas of Pakistan. The Hunzas are Shia Ismaili Muslims. DNA research groups the male ancestry of the Hunza with speakers of Pamir languages (Afghans) and the Sinti Romani (Gypsies), due primarily to the M124 marker (defining Y-DNA haplogroup R2a), which is present at high frequency in all three populations. However, they have also an East Asian genetic contribution, suggesting that at least some of their ancestry originates north of the Himalayas.