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Dr. Timothy Choy Collections

Title

Dr. Timothy Choy Collections

Description

Items in this collection represent several collections curated and donated by Dr. Timothy Choy in honor of personal friends and family. This includes the Stella O.H. Library and Jade Collections and the Phillip & Leigh Creighton Art Collection.

Creator

Dr. Timothy Choy

Date

1950-2011

Items in the Dr. Timothy Choy Collections Collection

Frog on Leaf
A small jade object carved with a frog sitting flat on a billowing leaf. Donated by Dr. Timothy Choy in honor of his aunt, Stella O.H. Lee. Collected in Honolulu, Hawai'i.

Carved Snuff Bottle
Small "snuff bottle" carved from jade with intricate pattern on either side. Part of the Scholar's Desk Items series in the Stella O.H. Lee Jade Collection. Collected in Honolulu, Hawai'i.

Rabbit in Repose
an elongated rabbit in a lying position with head and butt pointing up. Carved in jade and collected in Tiajin, China by Dr. Timothy Choy.

Round Carving with Flowers and Bamboo
A flat, rounded jade object carved with an intricate flower and bamboo pattern that gives the appearance of lace. Collected in Shanghai, China between 1982 and 2011.

Carved Chop with Foo Dog
Carved jadeite piece with a chop block as the base and a Foo Dog on top. From the 20th century and collected by Dr. Timothy Choy in Honolulu Hawai'i sometime between 1982 and 2011.

Archer's Ring
A rounded, bead-like object made of an orange and brown jadeite. Perfect cylinder with a hole in the center. Collected in Tianjin, China.

Sitting Buddha with Halo
A white jade Buddha carved in a sitting position with hands on knees and a halo above his head and shoulders. There is a small drill hole in the halo, likely for stringing to make into a necklace or hanging pendant. Back is flat. Collected in…

Plaque with Scholar and Fish Lingzhi Design,
A dark-green, jade carving in a flat circular shape. The design is a scholar and a fish in the Lingzhi style. Collected in Shanghai, China between 1982 and 2011.

Scholar's Desk Piece, Carved Water Bowl with Stand
A carved Jade bowl that sits on top of a bronze stand with small men holding up the base. From the Scholar's Desk Pieces Series in the Stella O.H. Lee Jade Collection. Collected in Datong, China between 1982 and 2011.

Carved Hairpin with Bat and Human Figure
Jade hairpin in long rectangular shape with two carvings at the end. A bat is carved into the bottom half of the end with an abstract human figure in a circular shape on top. Collected between 1982 and 2011 in Shanghai, China.