A painting showing a flying crane above a lotus pond. Ink and faint colors on silk. Signed: Ban Yuan (pen name for the Qing painter Liu Yuan (1662–1722), a Henan painter from Kaifeng). One seal: Liu Yuan (documented). Early Qing. Later mounting from 19th century. H 134 cm, W 37 cm (picture frame). Condition: Good (some smudging to lowest part of scroll).
A hollow-cast bronze image of the bodhisattva Avalokitesvara (Guanyin). On either shoulder parrot and kundika-vase. Fairly good details. The image is covered in dark, brown patina with remains of gilt and color. Late Ming, ca. 1600. H 26 cm. Condition: Very good all-over with two minor holes to base (original casting flaws).
Small, cylindrical brushpot (bitong) of carved boxwood (huangyangmu bitong) with multiple bands and grooves running around the body. Qing, mid-19th cent. H 10.5 cm. Condition: Fine with great, deep honey patina (minor chips due to age & handling).
An elegant incense burner (koro) of dark-patinated bronze with three long legs and a pair of raised ears on the shoulders of the flattened, ovoid body. The lid in openwork. Decorated on upper body and lid with various scholar’s seals, the two largest in low relief, the rest with inlaid lines in copper thread. Meiji, before 1900. H 13 cm, D 10 cm. Condition: Very fine with minor wear due to age.
A beautiful & quite large famille rose teapot ( chahu). The teapot has been decorated with group of persons: an old man, a lady with a small child in her arms, a young man, a child and a dog; they encounter a farmer on the road. The backside with calligraphy. Original metal handles. Bottom with artist´s seal mark on the base. H. 12 cm (without handles), W. 18 cm. Late Qing Dynasty, 19th cent. Good condition, no restoration or repair.
A charming and attractive figure group of dark-patinated bronze depicting the two Zen Buddhist recluses Kanzan and Jittoku (Chinese: Hanshan and Shide). The latter is holding a broom, while the former holds a scroll in accordance with the established tradition of depicting this theme. Mingei-style. Japan, Edo, ca. 1800. H 18, 5cm. Condition: Excellent.
A squat jar of porcelain decorated with two females and a child in a garden setting rendered in polychrome enamels. With slightly later, fitted lid of heavily, lacquered wood. Qing, 19th cent. Indistinct seal, most probably of the Tongzhi period (1862–1874). H 13 cm, D 13 cm. Condition: Very fine, but with small chip on inner foot rim.
A well-cast bronze image of the Long-life Buddha Amitayus (Wuliangshou Fo) seated in lotus posture holding the vase of nectar (kalasa) with both hands. He wear the usual five-pointed crown characteristic of this buddha. Original sealing. Tibet, 17th cent. H 12.3 cm. Condition: Good casting and nice, serene expression, but rubbed with consequential loss of gilt due to age and handling.