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Chinese Artistry Written in Stone‏

District New Territories
Posted 7/23/2016
Contact: Whatsapp/call 67079653
Price: 9000 HKD


For sale is a piece of antique Chinese scholar's calligraphy inkstone engraving with 16 dragons and in the shape of of China's territory. It measures 18 inches x 13 inches x 3 inches and weighs around 10 pounds . It was handcrafted over 40 years ago and is a fantastic Chinese artistry written in inkstone.

This is a Chinese Literati's Calligraphy Inkstone, masterfully carved in bas relief, from a solid piece of finely striated dark brown stone. The stone displays a certain finesse in its carving, achieved by only the highest level of works of art. This Chinese inkstone echoes the mysterious interaction of water and ink bringing forth the written characters that defined poetic thoughts and visualized painted images by Chinese artists.

Realistically depicted from Chinese literature, the carving captures the illusion of 16 mythical four-clawed auspicious dragons, each with a different feature emerging from beneath the turbulent waves, rampantly cultivating swirls of seascape burrows and forming an artist ink reservoir.

Exquisitely detailed, the mythical creatures are depicted with monstrous features - large gaping mouth, bulging demon eyes, deer-like horns above flaming brows, flared nostrils extended by whiskers, ears like a cow, and carnivorous fangs and teeth. Their partially submerged bodies expose their ridged spins and scaly snake-like torso, with flaming fish-like pointed tails, and clawed toes like that of a hawk.

At the centre of the carving is a round ink reservoir which is finely surfaced flat and has a removable cover inscribed with big Chinese characters " Huge Oriental Dragons". The round cover is also delicately engraved with flowers, clouds and image of the Great Wall of China.

What is also particularly special about this piece of artifact is that its body is carved in the shape of China's entire territory and is seldom found in Chinese carvings.

For sale now for $9,000 or the best offer.

Can trade in Wanchai, Central or Trsing Yi MTR Station. Pl. call/whatsapp if interested





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X-Large Beijing Cloisonne Baluster Vases

District New Territories
Posted 7/23/2016
Contact: Whatsapp/call 67079653
Price: 11000 HKD


Downsizing and therefore forced to sell an excellent pair of hand-made large Beijing cloisonne baluster shaped floral vases which has been in my collection for over 20 years. They were bought in Hong Kong when the best quality cloisonne products were not sold in China but exported for better prices. You can rarely find such excellent quality in tourist spots in China and HK now both because of costs and craftsmanship. Even if you go to a cloisonne factory in Beijing (which I have visited), you will find the price of good quality products alarmingly high. I am selling the pair for $11,000, less than a third of its current market price.

The two vases are identical in appearance and of the same size. They measure 20 inches tall, 7 inches wide at the mouth, 6 inches at the base and 8 inches in the middle (all measurements approximate). Each come with a carved wooden stand of 2 and a half inches tall.

The condition of the vases is excellent with no dents, cracks, enamel loss or restoration evidence. The enamel is perfect and free from chips. Copper metal rims at top and bottom of vases have nice aged patina too. Cannot find any comparable products in HK but products of lower quality but higher prices are seen at China Arts and Craft and Yue Hwa Emporium. Please go and have a look.

If you like to view this pair of vases before making a purchase decision, please call/whatsapp me at 67079653. I have also listed an extra large cloisonne plate which I have kept for a long time. Thanks for viewing.

PS-- Just in case you have no idea how cloisonne is made, below is a general introduction.

According to China Daily, Cloisonné, or enamel art, is internationally considered a traditional Chinese art form, but according to Mao Jinfu, manager of the Beijing Enamel Factory, the materials were brought from Europe in the 1300s.
Cloisonné is French for "cell", and refers to the technique of applying thin wires to form raised barriers on different areas of enamel on top of the original metal form. An ancient metalworking technique, it is a multi-step process used to produce jewelry, vases, and other decorative items. Objects produced by this process are also called cloisonné.
The earliest datable Chinese pieces are from the reign of the Xuande Emperor (1425-35), which however show a full use of Chinese styles suggesting considerable experience in the technique. It was initially regarded with suspicion by Chinese connoisseurs because it was foreign and appealed to feminine tastes.
However by the beginning of the 18th century, the Kangxi Emperor had a cloisonné workshop among the many Imperial factories. The most elaborate and highly-valued Chinese pieces are from the early Ming Dynasty, especially the reigns of the Xuande Emperor and Jingtai Emperor (1450-57), although 19th century or modern pieces are far more common. The Chinese industry seems to have benefited from a number of skilled Byzantine refugees fleeing the Fall of Constantinople in 1453. Known as Jingtailan in Chinese, and named after Jingtai Emperor of the Ming Dynasty, cloisonné was considered a perfect combination of copperware and porcelain, both of which have been very popular in China.
In the Beijing Enamel Factory, it can take up to six months or even a year to create one piece, though the average is about three months. The art form is used to create a wide variety of works, from chopsticks to vases, and the price varies just as greatly. A pair of chopsticks can be found for as little as 50 yuan, or a little more than US$7, while the most expensive vase in the factory is worth millions.
The making of Jingtailan requires rather elaborate and complicated processes: base-hammering, copper-strip inlay, soldering, enamel-filling, enamel-firing, polishing and gilding. The following steps are usually followed;
Step 1 Creation of shape from brass or copper
Step 2 Shaping and soldering on of enamel cell shapes in patterns covering surface. The wires used are made of copper.
Step 3 Initial fill of cells with multiple colors of enamel, fire in kiln. Each step is created by an artisan in that expertise.
Step 4 When firing, the enamel contracts, so more color fill is needed - 3 to 4 times until the surface is even, smooth and without depressions. The enamel here still looks glossy.
Step 5 Sand and polish surface so level and uniform. Cells and enamel should look melded into one. You'll notice the finish is dull at this point. It still must be polished.
Step 6 Polish. and coat with electro-plating medium as prep for metallic accenting. Electroplate outer portion of cells and any other desired areas.
Step 7 Final polishing and cleaning. A bead can take 5 hours from start to finish. Something like a vessel can take a week.
The skill and workmanship have been handed down from the Ming Dynasty. Since the founding of new China, quite a number of new varieties have been created. It enjoys a high reputation both at home and abroad with most of its products for export.
Three styles of cloisonné are most often seen: concave, convex, and flat. The finishing method determines this final appearance. With concave cloisonné the cloisons are not completely filled. Capillary action causes the enamel surface to curve up against the cloisonné wire when the enamel is molten, producing a concave appearance. Convex cloisonné is produced by overfilling each cloison, at the last firing. This gives each color area the appearance of slightly rounded mounds. Flat cloisonné is the most common. After all the cloisons are filled the enamel is ground down to a smooth surface with lapidary equipment, using the same techniques as are used for polishing cabochon stones. The top of the cloisonné wire is polished so it is flush with the enamel and has a bright luster. Some cloisonné enamel is electroplated with a thin film of gold, which will not tarnish as silver does.
All the products are beautiful and elegant in molding, brilliant and dazzling in colors and splendid and graceful in design. It is a famous local handicraft in the Beijing region.






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Mr Grumpy Mug

District Midlevels Central
Posted 7/23/2016
Contact: Zoe
Price: 80 HKD


Unwanted gift, comes in original box

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Coca Cola Korea Japan 2002 World Cup

District Quarry Bay
Posted 7/22/2016
Contact: Tina
Price: 330 HKD


Coca Cola Korea Japan 2002 World Cup Polo Shirt
2002 FIFA World Cup
Korea Japan Official Partner
Authentic
Not wore so far but was kept as collection item
Size : L
Asking : $330 only


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Genuine Antelope Horn Decor Piece

District New Territories
Posted 7/22/2016
Contact: Connet
Price: 500 HKD


Decor piece featuring antelope horns. Displayed on a wooden stand. Measures 89 cm in height (including the stand) and stand measures 21.5cm square. Please text 97683890 if interested. Thanks.

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ferrari toy car for collection

District New Territories
Posted 7/21/2016
Contact: dan.z.leung@gmail.com
Price: 80 HKD


meet in shatin
brand new in box
Ferrari f50348ts/512tr
Ferrari Sino
Good for collection.selling at hkd80 each.brand new in its original box
Serious buyers only


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Lego Technic 8880

District Midlevels West
Posted 7/21/2016
Contact: Vincent
Price: 600 HKD


Great Lego Technic kit in good condition, guaranteed complete and with instruction book and box. 1343 pieces!

This is a classic from 1994, see details here:
http://www.technicopedia.com/8880.html

and here:
http://brickset.com/sets/8880-1

Stickers are on the pieces and complete.

This is a collectors item by now, but remains a great toy for kids as well.

whatsapp me for any questions: 98683009

Best,

Vincent


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Swarovski crystal poodle

District Wanchai
Posted 7/21/2016
Contact: Jess
Price: 200 HKD


Brand new unwanted gift

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Nice Photo Frame

District Sheung Wan
Posted 7/21/2016
Contact: Catherine 9365 0099
Price: 380 HKD


Nice Photo Frame

This is nice and easy matching your decoration.
Measurement: 5.75” x 40.5”

Those interested please watsapp me to reserve it. Free door to door delivery in Office Zone.


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Camus Napoleon Cognac (Limited Edition)

District Sheung Wan
Posted 7/20/2016
Contact: Catherine
Price: 1680 HKD


Camus Napoleon Cognac (Bi-Centenaire De L’Empereur Napoleon)
Limited edition

Very nice 22K gold plated bottle

Bottle Size: 12cm x 5cm x 19cmH

Those interested, please watsapp 93650099 to reserve.
Free door to door delivery in Office Zone of Hong Kong Island


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