Ming scholars harvested unusual roots and rock forms to adorn their studios as inspirations for paintings and poetry. This root is paired with a Han dynasty, circa 2nd century a.d. ash glazed burial pot.
Scholar's Sculpture 39" ht. x 24" w.
reference #SC002 $880.
Burial pot 12" ht. x 10" w.
reference #AC004 $800.
Chinese tree stump scroll pot
Chinese scholars used these hollowed out tree stumps as scroll containers in the artist's studio. Highly polished hardwood. circa 19th century
15" ht. x 15" d.
Massive amonite fossil
A massive amonite fossil recovered from Morrocco is paired with a bench designed and made by Jan Lee in antique bamboo, atop an 18th century Shanxi daybed
Fossil 20" d. reference #SC004 $1800.
Bamboo bench reference #FT007 $2200. as shown
Daybed reference #FT008 $4000.
A naturally formed teak tree section as a sculpture.
Antique Sepik River - New Guinea mask
An Antique mask from the Sepik River, New Guinea, carved lightweight wood, with grey patina, on a custom mounting.
29" ht. including stand
Chinese tree trunk scroll container
A hardwood scroll container made from hollowed out tree trunk.These large and heavy containers were revered by Chinese Taoist scholars because they were reminders of nature in the studio. Very thick and heavy.
18th century stone carving of the monkey God
An antique stone carved garden figure depicting a monkey God, on a custom rustic metal stand.
18.5" ht. including base
An extraordinary teak log with natural twist
A found teak log with twisted trunk. The log is over 100 years old, and was recovered in the 1990's in Northern Thailand. it is rare. The metal base holds the very heavy piece steady and vertical.
A naturally formed twisted teak log 100 years old
Found and recovered in the 1990's from Northern Thailand , this 100 year old teak log is rare and beautiful. The twist was made from a very large vine or another tree that completely wrapped itself around this log as the tree grew.