This is a rare and large Chinese export silver centerpiece - a trophy or champion cup. It belongs to the early 19th century Chinese silverwork, which is harder to find comparing to the silver pieces from the late 19th century or early 20th century. This silver centerpiece has elaborate designs hammered out by early master Chinese craftsmen. The repousse work on the neck depicts numerous cranes and birds playing aound the bamboo, and two hunters are strolling around to find the targets. The middl ...click for details
Elegant and colorful old Chinese gilt silver censer with enameled floral and leaf decoration, fitted with two floral form handles and finial. A 'Silver' mark stamped on base. Very good condition except one minor dent on inside of the cover as shown in the photo. Height: 13.2 cm.
19th Century Chinese Sterling Silver goblet depicts people's peaceful Life Enjoyment. High quality and fine repousse silver work decorated with a scholar reading by the window, a fisherman, a peasant and a cowboy sitting on his cow heading back home. The motif described a traditional people's enjoyment of life. It is a great example of high quality antique Chinese silver artwork. Gold wash surface inside.
An interesting antique Chinese silver box detail of hand chased story figures with clear faces. The sides has repousse work of figures too, also dragons and fish through ruyi clouds. It seems to describe a story about two men and a horse. Maker's mark sealed on the base. Very good condition.
Length: 11.5cm; Width: 7.2cm; Height: 3cm. Weight: 6oz or 168g.
Early period 17-18 Century Chinese Carved Ivory Guan Yin. This old statue is vividly carved with full of details. Guan yin is holding prayer beads on one hand, and another hand is holding a book scroll. There is a tiny sitting Buddha on her forehead. The hand carving is delicate, detailed and superb.
Nice patina throughout and beautiful old ivory color. Old ivory with natural crack lines on the back of skirt and b ...click for details
A beautiful white jade plaque with poem on one side and landscape on the other. From Mid Qing dynasty possibly 18th century. The story of this plaque is the famous scholar Sushi from the Song Dynasty visit the Red Cliff 夜 游 赤 壁 子 刚 牌. Size:6cm x 4 cm. Good condition.
Antique Chinese bronze censer from the 16th century Ming dynasty. 锦 带 天 鸡 炉. Identical censer can be seen in the famous book of censers:《大 明 宣 德 炉 总 论》,page 174. Size: 18cm across from handle to handle, 9.5 cm height. A small crack on the rim; should be easily repaired. Good patina through out. Good Xuande mark on the bottom. Good weight of 1,557 grams. An item not easy to find in today's market ...click for details
A Chinese carved ivory Goddess of Mercy Guanyin seated on the lotus seat, holding a stem of lotus flower on one hand, and holding the buddhist beads on the other hand. Peaceful smile on her face. Comes with wood stand and box. Very good condition with no damage. Size: 11.25" (28.5 cm) tall without stand.
WANG HING THREE-PIECE CHINESE EXPORT SILVER TEA SET, Late 19th Century. In hexagonal form with chased flower and bird decoration, very fine repousse work. Bamboo-form spout, finials and handles. Ivory protection on the handle of teapot. Consists of a teapot, creamer, and covered sugar bowl. Stamped marks for Wang Hing Co. and maker's marks on each piece.
The butter lamps help to focus the mind and aid meditation. Offering of light are thought to create great merit. Butter lamps are the traditional Tibetan way of making this offering. This beautiful Tibetan silver butter lamp was handcrafted with engraving and repousse, from the 18-19th century. It has been left unpolished with good patina, though there is nothing to prevent its being shined. It is in good condition. S ...click for details