Unique Chinese Gifts


Look what I have found! These Unique Chinese gifts I've found were attractive to me because they did not look commercial. Some of what I've picked here one could find in New York City's China town. Being Geri's Specialty Gifts we work hard to have just right the unique gifts we found like the ones you are about to see below.

Hay they could be a Chinese New Year gift idea. Or a special gift from another ethic culture you can introduce to someone you know. They make great birthday presents; that's an idea! Or make a creative touch in your home or office.

As far as I know these gifts are imported , of course from china but what make them different is that most of the items here are not mass massed produced. They are also items that are used in everyday Chinese culture, sold to people of china so it's a real treat to now have these Unique Chinese gifts available to everyone.

One may say they are unique because, #1 I've never seen them before. #2 Design wise or aesthetically wise I would count them as unique: the shape of the box, the pattern and so forth. However I want these presents to be practical of which someone can use for everyday or display proudly to complement their decorum.


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Red Resin


Red Resin Small Dragon

Smaller size red resin dragon measuring about 5 inches Tall X 6 inches Long X 3 inches deep

Retail Price: $27.95


Red Resin Pair of Temple Lions

Pair of Red Resin Temple Lions measuring about 6" Tall X 2" Wide (across the front) X 3" Deep (front to back)

Retail Price: $36.95


3 wise men Cup Vase Red Resin

Red Resin reproduction of a stone vase engraved with the 3 wisemen. Comes with its own wood stand and measures about 6" Tall X 4" Diameter. ONE ONLY!

Retail Price: $44.95

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Red Porcelain


FSusion Red Porcelain Vase with wood stand

Beautifully designed Feng Shui vase with sleek red tear drop design surrounded by a wood frame providing threernof the basic Feng Shui elements into one vase - Wood and porcelain (Earth) and water (in the vase when used with live plants) and the color is the fire element. The colors work together very well. The vase measures overall, with the frame, at 11.5 inches long X 5.5" tall X 3.5" deep.

Retail Price: $94.95


Red Porcelain Dragon Urn

Wide Mouth Beautiful Red Dragon Bell Jar or Urn measuring about 14 inches tall. This vase has the white porcelain Dragon relief and its cover makes it ideal for a Urn or covered bell jar. Limited Quantities!

Retail Price: $210.95

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Red Jade


Exquisite Red Jade Vase and Urn with Foo Dog on Lid - One Only!

Beautifully and as lasting as time, this Mongolian Red Agate fine Urn or Vase makes for a valuable and timeless addition to your collection, or as a final resting place for a loved one. Measuring about 10 inches tall X 6 inches wide X 2 inches deep it is as beautiful as it is valuable. All hand carved from the finest Mongolian Red Agate and hand carved by Buddhist Chinese craftsmen.

Retail Price: $1,800.00

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Cinnabar


Stunning Red Cinnabar Cover Jewelry Dish

Stunning red Chinese Cinnabar jewelry dish, one of the nicest examples of Chinese laquerware. An eye catching red addition to your jewelry table or coffee table. This one measures about 4" in diameter X 2.5" tall. The inside of the jewelry dish is a pure glossy black laquerware finish.

Retail Price: $54.95

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Feng Shui


Feng Shui Calligraphy kit for painting your own Fung Shui

Complete Feng Shui Calligraphy kit with ink, brush, chop,and more. Comes in attractive storage case, everything you need to get started.

Retail Price: $29.95


Black Granite Feng Shui Wall Fountain

Beautiful Chinese Black Granite Wall Fountain. The reservoirrnis in the bottom, water is pumped up to the very top and cascades down the face and back of the fountain. You get the sounds and feel of running water in a compact area suitable for use indoors or outdoors.

Install this fountain in your house or garden and let its natural Chi enhance your relationship. Unlike similar fountains quarried and manufactured in the USA, these fountains are hand made from Chinese Stone quarried from Southern China absorbing the Chi of ancient Chinese civilizations over thousands of years.

The fountain measure about 38" H x 22" W x 17" D. They will be shipped by Truck within North America, or Ocean Freight Internationally. Pump is not included.

Retail Price: $900.00


Feng Shui Coin Swords (3 sizes)

This item is heavily decorated with red thread, and a jaunty tassel with a Mystic Knot is tied to one end. It is said that red thread is used in Feng Shui items to strengthen the item's properties two-fold. While the Mystic Knot, most connected to romantic unity and longevity, gives this item the properties of fulfillment and long life as well. rn

The Auspicious Chinese Coin Sword is perhaps the strongest tool to ward off evil spirits and the ever-present Shar Chi from the home or office space. Simply hang this beauty with its hilt facing a door or window in the locations which house malignant stars #2 Black and #5 Yellow. rn

Feng Shui Swords are money swords used to gather wealth; also use as protector from evil intruders. These are all hand made and ready to hang in your home or office. Several sizes available.

Options & Prices:

8" Long - $19.95

13" Long - $29.95

15" Long - $34.95

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Games


Chess Game with Wooden Case

Traditional Chess pieces but with Chinese style characters including playing board neatly contained in a leather bound wood carrying case with brass hardware. I really nice gift for the descriminating chess player. Case measures about

3" Tall x 13" Long  x 7"  Wide

Limited Quantities!

Retail Price:$134.95


Bone and Bamboo Mahjong Set - (3 sizes)

Very High Quality Mahjong Set complete with colorful Chinese Carrying case. This set is made from bone and bamboo playing pieces hand painted with the Mahjong characters.

The 152 tiles (same number for each set) are approximately 1.25 inches long X .75 inches wide X 1/2 inch thick. Dice and counting sticks are fish bone. A very classy way to play Mahjong with your friends.

Carrying case is sturdy for both storing the set and carrying it to your next match.

Tile Sizes:
Medium Size: 1-1/4" Long X 3/4" Wide X 1/2" Thick
Large Size: 1-1/4" Long X 7/8" Wide X 1/2" Thick

Retail Price:

Medium Size - $178.00

Large Size - $218.00

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Lacquerware


Chinese Lunchbox in Lacquerware with Hand Painted Porcelain Lid

Beautiful Hand Made detail carved and painted into this 3 piece Chinese Lunch box made from real lacquerware. The lid is a heavy hand painted porcelain piece with the different themes. There are three pieces giving two seperate compartments, one for rice and one for meat or vegetables. They make great jewelry boxes and conversation pieces. This one measures about 9 inches Tall X 10 inches Wide X 5 inches deep.

Retail Price: $84.95

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Gold


Set of 10 gold engraved chopsticks in wood case with Dragon carving

Beautifully engraved set of 10 chopsticks with Gold Engraved Chinese Characters on the handle. Exquisitely carved wood case is engraved with a fiece Dragon on its lid. Overall length of the box is 10 inches.

Retail Price: $44.95


Small All Wood and Gold Gifts Box

Beautiful all wood Chinese Gift box designed by us and specially made just for our customers.rnThe wood box is covered with Chinese Red paper with a Gold Design of the letter "Q" in English along side the Chinese symbol for "Chi" embossed on the lid. The letter "Q" has the sail of a Chinese Junk built into the design, and stands for Q Asia and means the "bridge" between Eastern and Western cultures.

The inside of the gift box is linedrnwith soft cushioning BLACK foam to protect the contents from shipping damage. These make a great gift box under the tree or for any occasion.

Sizes & Retail Price:

This Small box measures about 10.5" Long X 7" Wide X 6" Tall. - $9.95

Medium size is 15.5" Long X 12" Wide X 8" Tall. - $17.95

The large size $24.95 is a huge 19.5" Long X 15.5" Wide X 12" Tall.  - $33.90

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Bronze


Small Bronze Dragon Sculpture

Bronze Dragon Sculptures fashioned after the Temple Dragons at the Forbidden City. It measures about 5 inches long. The Dragon is deemed the luckiest and most sacred figure in Chinese folklore. It reputedly has absolute power and symbolizes honor, power

Retail Price: $34.95


Bronze Lotus Incense Burners

Beautiful Bronze Lotus Blossom Incense Burner approximately 4.5" in diameter. Lovely detail and craftsmanship.

Retail Price: $74.95

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Jade


Jade & Wood Chopsticks set of 10

Beautifully designed 5 pairs of wooden chopsticks with resin and inlaid pieces of jade making them unique and beautiful. One price gets you 5 pairs. Shipping weight and measurements are:

2lb.    10 ½”    3 ½”    3/4”

Retail Price: $44.95


10" Jade Kuei-Pi Trivit Disk-some are Dragons

These were in use around 800 BC and were precise instruments of measure. Some were designed and used to help navigate ships by the stars.

Other Kuei-pi disks were placed as pillows underneath the heads of the dearly departed to protect their journey into the other world.

Set into a deep mat and framed they make exquisite wall hangings. Also people have used them as unique looking trivit for a special look at a special dinner occasion.

They are all hand carved and made from real Jade. They come in several designs, each one is different. Approximate size is more than 10" in diameter. Each one is different.

Retail Price: $134.95


Beautiful Translucent Jade Pendants

Beautiful Translucent Jade Pendants in many different styles and subtle colors of jades from many regions of China. These make terrific pendants to display by a neck chain. They make great Christmas Ornaments too! They measure about 2 inches in diameter.

Retail Price: $14.95


Feng Shui Pair of Jade Bowls 2 sizes

Beautiful matched pair of Jade bowls in gorgeous green jade. These are perfect for use in altars or for placement of water.

The larger set comes with its own teak wood stand, the smaller set has no stand. Larger set measures about 4 inches in diameter each bowl, small set is about 3 inches each bowl. Each set comes in its own box.

Retail Price & Sizes:

Small - $56.95

Large - $76.95

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Jade 4 & 5 Layer Puzzle Balls - Beautiful Light Green

Beautiful Jade 4 & 5 Layer Puzzle Ball carved from a single piece of light green Jade from China. Comes with its own display stand. Select your size preference from the selections on the right.

The large size measures (including the stand) about 4.25 inches tall, the diameter of the large puzzle ball is about 3 inches.

The small size puzzle ball(including the stand) measures about 3.25 inches tall, the diameter measures about 2 inches.

Price & Size:

4 Layer Size - $54.95

5 Layer Size - $86.95

Layer Size

Jade Ball within a Jade Ball

This is an incredible piece of work. There are three seperate balls of jade carved within themselves so that each one is seperate and independent of the others. You can reach into the ball and actually move the inner balls. How they do it I haven't a clue

Retail Price: $74.95


Jade Fish Pendants (2 Styles)

Jade Fishes Pendant used by the Water Engineer of Bejing to designate his rank and authority.

Also used in Feng Shui for protection and wealth. There are different styles.  Pendants measure about 2 inches in size. Price is for EACH pendant.

Retail Price: $14.95

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Rare Jade Cello - (Only one per order)

Unique and rare jade Cello made from different kinds of jade and colors of jade. Very beautiful and unusual and comes with its own ornate wood display stand. The Cello measures about 14" long X 5" Wide X 2" Deep. ONE ONLY!

Retail Price: $229.95


Set of 10 Hand Painted Jade Eggs

Beautiful set of 10 individually hand painted solid Jade Eggs complete with a teak display stand for each egg. Each Egg is different with scenes of Flowers and Birds. Price is per set of 10.

Retail Price: $44.95

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Cloisonne


Cloisonne Thimble with Case - Panda

Hand made Cloisonne Thimble with Panda in the design. Thimble has it's own matching metal chest to store it in. Chest measures about 1 inch Tall X 1 inch Wide X 1 inch Deep.

Retail Price: $36.95


Cloisonne Cups w/ Panda Painting

Panda Pen Holder, hand painted in classic Cloisonne style and measuring about 2 inches tall X 1 inch in diameter.

Retail Price: $13.95


Cloisonne Pen

A cloisonne writing pen and it really writes! Pen measures about 5 inches long. Hand painted. Choices of Blue or Black

Retail Price: $39.95


Cloisonne Pen Holder

Beautiful Cloisonne Pen and Brush Holder measuring about 5 inches Tall X 2 inches in Diameter. ONE ONLY!

Retail Price: $54.95


Cloisonne Pencil Holder

Beautiful and colorful cloisonne brush vase with children in the design. It measures about 5.5 inches Tall X 2.5 inches in diameter and comes with a wood stand.

Retail Price: $64.95

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Pi Yao


[Medium Size] Pi Yao Dragon

This is a beautifully polished and hand crafted Red Jade Dragon.  The polish is high quality and the color is exquisite displaying a luminescent of its own when placed under a light.

Retail Price: $77.95

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Resin - black


Resin Dragon - Black

Distinctive modern art rendition of the couching DRAGON done in black resin and measuring about 3 ½” Tall X 10 ½” Long X 3” Deep. Shipping Weight 3 lbs. ONE ONLY!

Retail Price: $74.95

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FSusion


FSusion Porcelain Lotus and Peacock Vase

Beautiful porcelain contemporary vase with Asian flare adorned with a lotus and peacock. The vase measures about 10 inches wide X 8 inches tall.

Retail Price: $74.95


FSusion Small Porcelain Triangle Shape Vase with Mountains and Moon

Small FSusion porcelain Triangular shaped vase of contemporary feng shui design. Scene of the mountains and moon with flying birds has special significance in Feng Shui and your home decor.rnThe vase measures about 9.5 inches wide X 7.5 inches tall.

Retail Price:$59.95 (Out of Stock)


FSusion Tall Blue Porcelain Bamboo Vase

Bamboo in itself is an amazing plant with a very peaceful and wise energy. It teaches the ultimate wisdom: how to be flexible and hollow (open) on the inside, so that the spirit can freely flow and heal your Being. 

Elegant Tall Light Blue Triangular shaped porcelain vase with Bamboo carvings measuring about 14 inches tall X 5 inches wide.rnA very contemporary vase with Feng Shui design goes well with any decor.

Retail Price: $94.95

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Gemstone Globes


110mm Tri-pod Style World Gemstone Globe

Exquisite World Globe made from gemstones from around the world. Each country is a different gemstone hand cut and fitted into this intricate and beautiful design. The Latitude and Longitude lines are gold, the oceans a beautiful blue Lapis. A treasure to behold and to own. This World Gemstone Globe sells for up to $1200 and more elsewhere. These gemstone globes are all hand made with real gemstones from the countries they represent in the globe. For example the Abalone used for the continent of Australia comes from the Great barrier Reef. The Oceans are pure Blue Lapis, the Latitude and Longitude lines are real gold with the equator and International Date Line made from Sterling Silver. Each individual country is hand cut and fitted together. Once the whole globe is made it is covered and sealed by a layer a crystal clear !

Retail Price: $254.00


60mm World Gemstone Globe

(Available only in 60mm)

Exquisite World Globe made from gemstones from around the world. Each country is a different gemstone hand cut and fitted into this intricate and beautiful design.

The Latitude and Longitude lines are gold, the oceans a beautiful blue Lapis. A treasure to behold and to own. This World Gemstone Globe sells for $ 159.00 and more elsewhere. These gemstone globes are all hand made with real gemstones from the countries they represent in the globe.

For example the Abalone used for the continent of Australia comes from the Great barrier Reef. The Oceans are pure Blue Lapis, the Latitude and Longitude lines are real gold with the equator and International Date Line made from Sterling Silver.

Each individual country is hand cut and fitted together. Once the whole globe is made it is covered and sealed by a layer a crystal clear glass. The Tri-pod globe is super!

Retail Price: $94.00

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Stone


Large China Stone Garden Horse

Our largest Stone Garden Horse made from Chi rich Chinese Stone quarried from Southern Chinarnand carved by hand by Chinese Craftsmen. This is crafted after old style warrior horses used in the Qing DynastyrnSamauri Warriors. It measures about 25 inches Long X 19 inches Tall.

Retail Price: $1,000.00

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Porcelain - other...


Beautiful Blue Porcelain long Neck Memorial Vase

Beautiful Hand Made Blue Porcelain Memorial Vase with birds and spring flowers motif. The stamp of the shop and artist is on the bottom showing this is a unique and quality hand made vase. The vase measures about 12 inches Tall X 7 inches in diameter.

Retail Price: $74.95


Beautiful Blue Porcelain Wide Mouth Memorial Vase

Beautiful Hand Made Blue Porcelain Memorial Vase with birds and spring flowers motif. The stamp of the shop and artist is on the bottom showing this is a unique and quality hand made vase. The vase measures about 12 inches Tall X 5.5 inches in diameter.

Retail Price: $74.95





Beautiful Large Porcelain Brush Vase with Fishes - One Only!

Large Porcelain vase, hand painted with fishes makes a stylish basket for the bath or den. Measures 8" Tall X 8" in Diameter. Very high quality work signed by the artist.

Retail Price: $154.95





Porcelain Tea Set w/ Salad Bowls & Plates (6 piece set)

Everything you need to entertain your friends for afternoon tea. Comes with Tea Pot, creamer, two types of tea cups, tray, plates and more. Limited Quantities!

Teapot -- Weight - 8oz -- H - 4" -- W - 5in -- D - 2"

Cup -- Weight 2oz -- H - 2" -- W - 1" -- D 2"

Salad Bowl -- 8oz -- H-2" -- W - 6" -- D - 3.5"

Coaster (Plate) -- Weight - 2oz -- H-1/2" -- W 4.5" -- D1.5"

Retail Price: $104.95





Porcelain Tea Set w/Sugar, Milk bowl & Cups

Beautifully hand decorated clay tea set with serving plate, sugar bowl, tea pot and 6 cups. 

Plate --Weight-8oz --H-7.5"- W-7.5" -- D-1"

Teapot --Weight-4oz -- H-3" -- W- 4.5" -- D-2.5"

Cup -- Weight -8oz -- H-1" -- W- 2"-- D-1/2"

Sugar Bowl -- Weight - 8oz -- H - 3.5" -- W - 3.5" -- D - 2"

Retail Price: $84.95

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Indonesian Hand Blow blown glass


Turkish Style Wavy Bowl and Decanter

Turkish Style Wavy Bowl with matching Decanter made in Indonesia from hand blown glass.

A truly exquisite set, price is for BOTH. One set only! Bowl is about 10 inches Tall X 8 inches in diamter. The Decanter is about 13 inches tall.

Retail Price: $154.95

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Incense Burners


Unique and Beautiful Pewter Globe Incense Burner

Unique Pewter Globe suspends by a chain. Inside is a gimbled dish which holds the scented oil or incense to be burned. One of the most beautiful incense burners I have seen. About 2.5" in diameter.

Retail Price: $44.95

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Jewelry Boxes


Wood Jewelry box Abacus with drawer

Unique Hand Painted wood jewelry box covered in hand stitched leather with the unique feature of a Chinese Abacus built into the lower drawer of the box. Very rare and unique - LIMITED QUANTITIES. Shipping weight and measurements are:

4lbs. 4 ½” x 10 ½” x 6”

Retail Price: $104.95

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Wood


3 Layer wood Puzzle Ball w/ red tassels

Hand carved from Exotic wood. Now you can have your favorite puzzle ball on an easy to carry string so you can hang it from a Christmas Tree, rear view mirror, or anywhere you want to display it.

The puzzle ball measures about 1 inch in diameter. Shipping weight is 8 oz.

Retail Price: $24.95

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Brass


Large Brass and Copper Ting Bowl for balancing energy

15 inches in diameter X 4 inches deep and handsome in design with quality construction.

This Copper and brass Ting Bowl is impressive. The detail in the design is beautiful.rnFilling the bowl with water and stroking the rim with a mallet causes the bowl to start singing and the water to vibrate

Retail Price: $174.95

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Silk Paintings


Beautiful Embroidered Silk Painting of Peonies Flowers

Exquisite Embroidered Silk Painting of Peonies Flowers hand made on real silk, this is one of the finest pieces of wall art I have ever seen.

Vibrant colorsrnand a beautiful wood frame made from dark lacquered exotic Chinese wood. The overall size of the frame is 25 inches X 25 inches.

Retail Price: $204.95

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Chinese Opera Masks


Small Masks

Small Chinese Opera Mask Monkey-King

Here's The Story.

The Monkey King was born out of rock, and hence is extremely strong and durable - in fact he is totally invulnerable. He is immortal, having gorged himself on the life-giving peaches of the Jade Emperor's sacred garden.

He is also extremely smart - he learned all the magic tricks in the world from a master Taoist, so that he is now able to transform himself into seventy-two different images such as a tree, a bird, a beast of prey or a bug as small as a mosquito so as to sneak into an enemy's belly to fight him inside or out. He can employ clouds as vehicles allowing him to travel 180,000 miles in a single somersault.

He uses a Wishing Staff he got from the Dragon Kings of the Oceans as his favorite weapon - it can expand or shrink at its owner's command (he normally stores it in his earlobe). He can turns clumps of his hair into any object he desires. His fiery eyes can see through most illusions. Being made of stone, he is uncomfortable underwater. 

This beautiful hand painted porcelain mask measures overall about 8.5 inches Tall X 5.5 inches Wide and comes beautifully boxed.

Retail Price: $44.95


Small Chinese Opera Mask Zhou_Dewei

From opera "Zhulian Fortress (Zhulian Zhai)"

The Story: The Tang empire is shaken by a peasant uprising headed by Huang Chao. The emperor's envoy goes to warlord Li Keyong for help. Harboring a deep hatred toward the emperor of exiling him. Li refuses to help the Tang emperor.

The envoy turns to Li's wife, as he knows that, despite his martial arts skill, Li is henpecked. Li then leads his army to help the emperor. On their way, the army is blocked at Zhulian Fortress by bandit Zhou Dewei. Li defeats Zhou and adopted him as his son.

This beautiful hand painted porcelain mask measures overall about 12.5 inches Tall X 8.5 inches Wide and comes beautifully boxed.

Retail Price: $44.95


Small Chinese Opera Mask Zhao_Kuangyin

In ancient China, Zhao Kuangyin was the first emperor of the Song Dynasty. There had been five boys in his family and he'd been the second eldest. The eldest and youngest brother had both died.

Since Zhao's mother, the empress dowager, wanted all her sons to be emperors, she told Zhao Kuangyin that when he died, he must pass the throne to his brother. After Zhao Kuangyin died, the third son became emperor. 

This beautiful hand painted porcelain mask measures overall about 8.5 inches Tall X 5.5 inches Wide and comes beautifully boxed.

Retail Price: $44.95


Small Chinese Opera Mask Wang_Yuan

Wang Yuan (1746 - 1813) Ruoshui by style name,Danxuan by sobriquet,a native of Hangzhou,ZheJiang province,was a painter of the Yuan dynasty.

He excelled in painting landscapes,human figures,flower-and-bird. He studied painting human figures under Tang Ren,landscapes under Guo Xi, flower-and-bird under Huang Quan,in a minute and brilliant style.   

This beautiful hand painted porcelain mask measures overall about 8.5 inches Tall X 5.5 inches Wide and comes beautifully boxed.

Retail Price: $44.95


Small Chinese Opera Mask Ma_Wu

The Story behind the mask:

Chinese people believed that there existed ten suns that appeared in turn in the sky during the Chinese ten-day week. Each day the ten suns would travel with their mother, the goddess Xi He, to the Valley of the Light in the East.

There, Xi He would wash her children in the lake and put them in the branches of an enormous mulberry tree called fu-sang.rnFrom the tree, only one sun would move off into the sky for a journey of one day, to reach the mount Yen-Tzu in the Far West. Tired of this routine, the ten suns decided to appear all together.

The combined heat made the life on the Earth unbearable.rnTo prevent the destruction of the Earth, the emperor Yao asked Di Jun, the father of the ten suns, to persuade his children to appear one at a time. They would not listen to him, so Di Jun sent the archer, Yi, armed with a magic bow and ten arrows to frighten the disobedient suns.

However, Yi shot nine suns, only the Sun that we see today remained in the sky. Di Jun was so angry for the death of nine of his children that he condemned Yi to live as an ordinary mortal in the earth.

This beautiful hand painted porcelain mask measures overall about 12.5 inches Tall X 8.5 inches Wide and comes beautifully boxed.

Retail Price: $44.95


Small Chinese Opera Mask

Opera facial make-up originates from totem in ancient times, develops into facial paintings of the Song and Yuan Dynasties, and eventually takes the shape of facial costume of the Ming and Qing Dynasties.

It is a pattern of put-on facial make-up for opera actors and actresses in the stereotype roles of "painted face" and clown.

It plays the artistic functions of implying commendatory and derogatory connotations and differentiating benevolence and malevolence, enabling the audience to get a glimpse of the inner world of actors and actresses through their symbolic facial make-up.

In this sense, facial make-up has obtained the reputation as "painting of heart and soul".

This beautiful hand painted porcelain mask measures overall about 8.5 inches Tall X 5.5 inches Wide and comes beautifully boxed.

Retail Price: $44.95

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Large Masks


Large Chinese Opera Mask _Kuangyin

In ancient China, Zhao Kuangyin was the first emperor of the Song Dynasty. There had been five boys in his family and he'd been the second eldest. The eldest and youngest brother had both died.

Since Zhao's mother, the empress dowager, wanted all her sons to be emperors, she told Zhao Kuangyin that when he died, he must pass the throne to his brother.

After Zhao Kuangyin died, the third son became emperor. This beautiful hand painted porcelain mask measures overall about 12.5 inches Tall X 8.5 inches Wide and comes beautifully boxed.

Retail Price: $64.95


Large Chinese Opera Mask Zhou Dewei

From opera "Zhulian Fortress (Zhulian Zhai)

The Tang empire is shaken by a peasant uprising headed by Huang Chao. The emperor's envoy goes to warlord Li Keyong for help.

Harboring a deep hatred toward the emperor of exiling him. Li refuses to help the Tang emperor. The envoy turns to Li's wife, as he knows that, despite his martial arts skill, Li is henpecked.

Li then leads his army to help the emperor. On their way, the army is blocked at Zhulian Fortress by bandit Zhou Dewei. Li defeats Zhou and adopted him as his son.

This beautiful hand painted porcelain mask measures overall about 12.5 inches Tall X 8.5 inches Wide and comes beautifully boxed.

Retail Price: $64.95


Large Chinese Opera Mask Wang_Yuan

The Story:

Wang Yuan (1746 - 1813) Ruoshui by style name,Danxuan by sobriquet,a native of Hangzhou,ZheJiang province,was a painter of the Yuan dynasty.

He excelled in painting landscapes,human figures,flower-and-bird.He studied painting human figures under Tang Ren,landscapes under Guo Xi, flower-and-bird under Huang Quan,in a minute and brilliant style.

This beautiful hand painted porcelain mask measures overall about 12.5 inches Tall X 8.5 inches Wide and comes beautifully boxed.

Retail Price: $64.95


Large Chinese Opera Mask Ma_Wu

Chinese people believed that there existed ten suns that appeared in turn in the sky during the Chinese ten-day week.

Each day the ten suns would travel with their mother, the goddess Xi He, to the Valley of the Light in the East.

There, Xi He would wash her children in the lake and put them in the branches of an enormous mulberry tree called fu-sang.rnFrom the tree, only one sun would move off into the sky for a journey of one day, to reach the mount Yen-Tzu in the Far West. Tired of this routine, the ten suns decided to appear all together.

The combined heat made the life on the Earth unbearable.To prevent the destruction of the Earth, the emperor Yao asked Di Jun, the father of the ten suns, to persuade his children to appear one at a time.

They would not listen to him, so Di Jun sent the archer, Yi, armed with a magic bow and ten arrows to frighten the disobedient suns. However, Yi shot nine suns, only the Sun that we see today remained in the sky.

Di Jun was so angry for the death of nine of his children that he condemned Yi to live as an ordinary mortal in the earth.

This beautiful hand painted porcelain mask measures overall about 12.5 inches Tall X 8.5 inches Wide and comes beautifully boxed.

Retail Price: $64.95


Large Chinese Opera Mask

Opera facial make-up originates from totem in ancient times, develops into facial paintings of the Song and Yuan Dynasties, and eventually takes the shape of facial costume of the Ming and Qing Dynasties.

It is a pattern of put-on facial make-up for opera actors and actresses in the stereotype roles of "painted face" and clown.

It plays the artistic functions of implying commendatory and derogatory connotations and differentiating benevolence and malevolence, enabling the audience to get a glimpse of the inner world of actors and actresses through their symbolic facial make-up.

In this sense, facial make-up has obtained the reputation as "painting of heart and soul".

This beautiful hand painted porcelain mask measures overall about 8.5 inches Tall X 5.5 inches Wide and comes beautifully boxed.

Retail Price: $64.95

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