This is a rare and fine silk kesi dragon roundel from the 19th century. It is very likely that this roundel was from the surcoat of an Emperor of the 19th century. The roundel shows a 5 claws dragon with a "Long Live for Ten Thousand Years" mark weaved in gold thread over the dragon's head. The endless "Wan" character, which is "Endless Ten Thousand", are all over the back ground in gold thread. It is in overall good condition in rich color with no stain or rest ...click for details
A beautiful and large Chinese cloisonné enameled box with 5 old jade plaques mounted on the cover. Decorated groups of big lions and baby lions playing, which are called"Tai Shi Shao Shi". It means good fortune passing down from generation to generation. The four smaller jade plaques are carved with children figures. Four Children in Chinese implies "Sihai", which implies anywhere in the world. The center jade piece is a beautifully carved butterfly. Butterfly is a symbol of ...click for details
This is a finely carved Japanese ivory Okimono of an elder with a single horn mythical creature, 17/18th century. Very detailed carved for both facial features of the creature and the elder, and the back also carved in fine details. The flames carved on the legs of the creature and the single horn indicates the mythical creature and the elder were from a legend. (It looks like a figure from the Chinese Ming Dynasty.) Height: 2 7/8". Very good condition with no crack or restoration.
Antique Japanese ivory okinomo of a fisherman couple, from the early 20th Century, Meiji Period. Fine carving with vivid details. Maker's mark on the bottom.
10" tall without the stand. 3" wide on the base. The net weight is 1 lb 6.8 oz. Sealed natural age crack on the bottom as shown in the photo, otherwise in excellent condition. (U.S. Domestic shipping only).
A Rare full set of Imperial Chinese Chaofu (Formal Robe)skirt, cuffs and collar. Silk embroidered dragons with gold-wrapped thread on the Gauze ground. Five-clawed dragons racing amidst clouds in pursuit of flaming pearls above water and wave motifs. The white silk stitches on dragons were made to imitate effect of seed pearls. Chaofu was the most formal robe of the Qing Dynasty. Gauze Chaofu is very rare on the market today. According to the "Collected Regulations & Precedents of the Q ...click for details
This is a Japanese Kutani Plate with excellent hand painting. Unlike many kutani plates which were painted in quantity by labor, this plate was painted by artist with vivid details and excellent artistic skill. Very nice gilt work. Painting shows traditional Japanese folk story. No two plates of this kind are exactly the same in painting details. Dates to the Meiji period (late 19th to early 20th Century).
This is a finely made, hand painted, artist signed Satsuma teapot with detailed painting of wise men(arhats) and raised lizard or dragon handle and spout coiled and curved around body of teapot and much open work. It shows Satsuma Mon and lots of raised gold and various shaped panels with arhats and pictures of samurai life. The maker's mark on the bottom: "Dai Nippon, Satsuma, XXZan (illegible), Hododa" which indicates Meiji Period (1868-1912). Beautiful decoration with nice gilt ...click for details
Antique Chinese export silver vase, round base with root design going up with a wonderfully hand-chased body featuring plum blossoms and bamboo leaves in high relief - work is very precise and attractive. Rim is flaring and scalloped.
Marked 'WH 90' and with Chinese characters. Condition is Excellent with no dings, dents or losses. Weight 98 grams.
It measures 6 3/4" tall x 1 5/8" wide at the to ...click for details
A very finly carved and beautifully shaped antique Chinese jadeite snuff bottle, 19th century. Jadeite is regarded as a very precious gemstone in asia, even more precious than jade. Due to its hardness (7) and fragility, rarely to see the jadeite snuff bottle with complicated carvings. This bottle is in flattened rectangular form with rounded shoulders extending to a cylindrical neck, supported on a raised foot with recessed base. The bottle is well hollowed and of even colour with apple green c ...click for details
This is a finely made, hand painted, artist signed Satsuma koro or incense burner with maker's mark "Shuzan" on the bottom. Beautiful decoration with fine details. It is in excellent condition with very little gilt wear and no damages. The dimensions are 3.5" diameter x 3.5" tall. It dates about 1910.