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...tankards we’ve ever stocked and, along the way, gain an increased appreciation for the artistic, aesthetic, and historical lessons they can teach us: Large Chinese Export Silver Tankard This mid-19th century......, while the handle’s vibrant dragon sculpture evokes Chinese symbolism of good luck and strength. Price: $9,850 German Ivory Miniature Tankard While the first German ivory sculptures date back to well over a....... This specialized artistic tradition grew throughout Germany for centuries, yielding such marvellous works as this 4.75-inch-high miniature tankard with a silver plate vessel. Price: $8,850  (SOLD) Chinese Garden... Read More »

The official weblog of M.S. Rau Antiques » 2013 » February

...2010 January 2010 December 2009 October 2009 September 2009 August 2009 July 2009 May 2009 April 2009 March 2009 Meta Entries RSS Comments RSS Archive for February, 2013 Explore Rare Chinese Silver at M.......S. Rau Antiques February 22nd, 2013 | posted by Deborah Choate Chinese Silver Tea Set Collecting silver is a passionate dedication for many, and with sets like this rare Chinese export service, it is easy to see why....... Chinese silver is considered a “hidden treasure” among silver collectors – more difficult to find and with one-of-a-kind patterns made bespoke for original owners... Read More »

What’s in a Name? The Splendor of Antique Imperial Jadeite Jewelry ~ M.S. Rau Antiques

[from Resource Library] 12/28/2010
...; but Jade is priceless." -Chinese proverb Shrouded behind a veil of verdant mystery for centuries, the brilliance of jadeite inspired fascinating legends of desire....... One such tale tells of a Chinese emperor who offered fifteen cities for a jadeite carving so small that it fit in the palm of his hand... Read More »

The official weblog of M.S. Rau Antiques » Deborah Choate

...» Explore Rare Chinese Silver at M.S. Rau Antiques February 22nd, 2013 Collecting silver is a passionate dedication for many, and with sets like this rare Chinese export service, it is easy to see why....... Chinese silver is considered a “hidden treasure” among silver collectors – more difficult to find and with one-of-a-kind patterns made bespoke for original owners....... Our three-piece Chinese tea set features an exceptional […] Posted in Antiques , From Our Sales Team , M... Read More »

The official weblog of M.S. Rau Antiques » 2013 » August

...| posted by Deborah Choate Chinese carved ivory tazza with the addition of a puzzle ball, Circa 1820 If you were to hear the word “puzzle....... Throughout history, the Chinese have been known for creating beautiful works of arts and crafts. The Chinese puzzle balls of the early 19 th century are perhaps the most mysterious and nuanced crafts ever created....... Carved from a single piece of ivory, the ball is comprised of a series of nested spheres that move independently Chinese craftsmen paid much attention to detail when crafting these delicate masterpieces... Read More »

The official weblog of M.S. Rau Antiques » 2014 » March

...: Large Chinese Export Silver Tankard This mid-19th century silver tankard made by Lee Ching of Canton, Shanghai and Hong Kong was made specifically for export, with a wealthy Western buyer in mind....... The high-quality repoussé work reveals an exciting battle scene, while the handle’s vibrant dragon sculpture evokes Chinese symbolism of good luck and strength. Price.......75-inch-high miniature tankard with a silver plate vessel. Price: $8,850  (SOLD) Chinese Garden Export Silver Tankard This double-skinned silver presentation tankard was built for export by Cutching of Canton in the mid-19th century... Read More »

The official weblog of M.S. Rau Antiques » 2013 » June

...’s side of the timer ran faster than his, giving the general quite the tactical advantage.   Chinese Ivory Chess Set......    The intricate carving of this set will astound you. These exceptional pieces, each hand-carved of pure and stained ivory, take the form of highly recognizable Chinese figures......, and the eight immortals of Chinese mythology, each seated upon his or her sacred animal, serve as pawns.   Anglo Indian Miniature Chess Table... Read More »

The official weblog of M.S. Rau Antiques

...they can teach us: Large Chinese Export Silver Tankard This mid-19th century silver tankard made by Lee Ching of Canton, Shanghai and Hong Kong was made specifically for export, with a wealthy Western buyer......in mind. The high-quality repoussé work reveals an exciting battle scene, while the handle’s vibrant dragon sculpture evokes Chinese symbolism of good luck and strength. Price: $9,850 German Ivory Miniature......tankard with a silver plate vessel. Price: $8,850  (SOLD) Chinese Garden Export Silver Tankard This double-skinned silver presentation tankard was built for export by Cutching of Canton in the mid-19th... Read More »

The official weblog of M.S. Rau Antiques » 2013 » April

.... History buffs will know this war as a dubious attempt by the British to manipulate the trade of Chinese tea into England....... It bears the crest of the city of Manchester as well as the family coat of arms of Henry Pottinger. A luxurious scalloped frame encompasses a gallery of pierced fretwork with floral accents while four Chinese dragons guard the handles... Read More »

Glossary of Antiques Terms - Antiques Glossary ~ M.S. Rau Antiques

[from Glossary]
.... The mustard caster's top usually features decorative engraving or other decoration. celadon A semi-translucent, usually green glaze, used on Chinese stoneware....... Chippendale Thomas Chippendale 1718-1779 was one of the great cabinet makers of the 18th-century England. His work shows a refinement of Georgian styles, influenced by the Gothic, Chinese, and French rococo....... crackle A network of cracks in the glaze of some Chinese porcelain, deliberately introduced as decoration. crazing Tiny surface cracks in the glaze of porcelain or on a painting... Read More »

Glossary of Antiques Terms - Antiques Glossary ~ M.S. Rau Antiques

[from Glossary]
...or pierced furniture decoration. Lapis Lazuli Lapis lazuli was among the first gemstones to be worn as jewelry and worked on, and the Chinese have long held it in high regard... Read More »
Phillip Youngberg

Phillip Youngberg ~ M.S. Rau Antiques

[from About Us] 03/16/2009
.... Dunstan Silver Flatware Service, 177 pieces "Francis I" Coffee and Tea Set by Reed & Barton Paraiba Tourmaline Ring Chinese Porcelain Urns La Promeneuse (The Walker... Read More »

Spirited Ceramics: Antique Tang Dynasty Sancai Pottery ~ M.S. Rau Antiques

[from Resource Library] 12/28/2010
...." But what if you could? Death in pre-modern Chinese culture was of tremendous importance, and it was crucial that when one left this life for the next, the departed were given everything needed to enjoy the next chapter of their eternal life.......S. Rau Antiques' collection of Tang Dynasty sancai pottery illustrates the beauty and intrigue of ancient Chinese folklore....... These extraordinary sancai pottery figures illustrate the desire to honor those who have gone before. The ancient Chinese may not have been able to "take it with them," but they did leave behind incredible works of art... Read More »

Glossary of Antiques Terms - Antiques Glossary ~ M.S. Rau Antiques

[from Glossary]
.... Of Chinese origin, the motif was greatly used in English 18th-century furniture. Baluster Turned vase-shaped vertical post supporting the rail of a staircase or splat of a chair... Read More »

What’s in a Name? The Splendor of Antique Imperial Jadeite Jewelry ~ M.S. Rau Antiques

[from Resource Library] 12/28/2010
...; but Jade is priceless." -Chinese proverb Shrouded behind a veil of verdant mystery for centuries, the brilliance of jadeite inspired fascinating legends of desire....... One such tale tells of a Chinese emperor who offered fifteen cities for a jadeite carving so small that it fit in the palm of his hand... Read More »