A charming pastel portrait by Dorothy Colles which was commisioned for a "Trufood" advertizing poster. Dorothy Colles (1917-2003) was, according to an obituary in the Independent newspaper,"gifted in portraits of children". She has exhibited through the Royal Academy and the Royal Society of Portrait Painting. There is a water 'splash' above the head of the boy which we have not attempted to restore. Otherwise excellent condition. The picture 19.5 inches by 17.3 inches (49.5cm by 44cm)
A rare 19th or early 20th century Malayan kris with an attractive pamir/pamor steel blade. The hilt has a (probably replacement) metal collar and a finely carved Garuda head in "kingfisher" form. The wood scabbard is decorated with engraved Straits Chinese style white metal bands depicting Buddhist emblems. There are old losses to the 'flared' top of the scabbard and the left 'ear' of the Garuda head is missing. Unusually there is no damage to the 'nose'. The old blade is in very good condition. Total length 42.5cm(16.7inches) Blade 33cm(13inches) long.
SOLD through our Liverpool shop - April 08 利物浦店内售出 - 2008年4月
A rare large deep dish, of Imperial quality, very finely painted in shades of iron red depicting two five clawed dragons amongst clouds contesting a flaming pearl. There are two similarly painted five-clawed dragons, each in pursuit of a pearl, painted on the underside. The base carries the partly erased six character mark of the Qianlong Emperor but this item was probably made later, during the reign of the Guangxu Emperor (1875-1908). Condition - excellent. There are no chips or cracks and there has been no restoration. There are three glaze blemishes to the clouds in the upper region of the dish the largest of which is above the head of the right hand dragon.
13.5 inches (34cm) diameter
2 inches (5cm) high.
A rare well-carved 'boxwood' mirror frame made in 'chinoiserie' style for export to Europe circa 1810-1820 (late Jiaqing reign). Condition - very good. No damages.
10.25 inches (26cm) High x 6.8 inches (17.4cm) Wide.
A finely painted famille rose water pot or small brushpot depicting figures in a continuous garden landscape. There is an indistinct iron red seal mark to the base. Condition - very good. No damages and no restoration.
6.5cm (2.5 inches) High
6.5cm (2.5 inches) Wide.
A rare hand painted Art Deco cup and saucer designed by Hungarian-born Eva Stricker for Schramberg pottery, Germany, c 1928 to 1930. Condition - very good. No damages and no restoration.
Cup 5.5cm (2.2 inches) High, 10cm (4 inches) diameter.
Saucer 16.5cm (6 inches) diameter.
A very finely decorated jar or lantern depicting flowers and insects reserved against a delicately incised pink ground. The base carries the iron red seal mark of the Qianlong Emperor (1736-1795) but this item was probably made early in the 20th Century - Guangxu or early Republic. Condition - very good. No damages and no restoration.
10cm (4 inches) high
Sold through our Liverpool shop - December 2010
利物浦店内售出 - 2010年12月
An attractive traditional style Chinese painting depicting a river landscape and dating to the 19th or early 20th Century. There is some discoloration to the bottom right-hand corner and the original coloring is faded. 35cm (13.75 inches) high x 30cm (11.9 inches) wide in frame.