A small, but very attractive and charming cricket cage made of delicately carved ivory imitating a chicken coop of woven rattan. Top and bottom can be screwed off. China, Qing, 18th cent. H 4.2 cm, D 3 cm. Condition: Fine, but w. minor drying hairline crack to side of cage and bottom w. star crack. No parts missing or broken off.
A bronze image depicting the standing Guanyin. The slender and tall image is covered in a dark, brown patina. China, Qing, in all probability from the second half of the Kangxi period (1662Ė1722). H 2,5 cm ( 23 cm with base). Condition: good with minimal wear to surface; one small casting flow (see last photo). Placed on a later base (partly damaged), easy to replace.
A typical Qianlong-style Buddhist bronze image depicting the Eleven-headed Avalokitesvara Bodhisattva with five pairs of arms. An important tantric Buddhist divinity that was popular under the Manchus. Very fine details. Qing, 19th century, probably Daoguang period (1821Ė1850). H 18.3 cm. Condition: Excellent. A few attributes, originally loose, are missing. The image itself is consecrated, but the bottom base has been opened.
A fine gild bronze figure depicting Buddha Amitayus ( Wuliangshou Fo ) seated in lotus position on a square open work base, the mandorla done with stylized flames, a standard iconographic representation of this kind of figure. Incised Chinese characters inside the base. H. 20 cm. Qing Dynasty, Qianlong Period, 1775 ca. Condition: wear to gilding and kalasha missing, otherwise fine.
A very interesting and dynamic, partly carved root wood figure in the shape of an imaginary eagle roosted on a rock. The wood has a wonderful honey colour and old, nice patina. Newer dark hardwood base. H. 25 cm, L. 26 cm. ( H. 28 cm with base). Late Qing Dynasty: 1850-1900 ca. Condition: very good.
An impressive and beautiful jardiniere of heavy porcelain decorated in famille rose enamels with butterflies, peonies and other flowers. Marked ĎKangxi,í but from the first half of the 19th century, most probably from the Daoguang period (1821Ė1850). H 23 cm, D 26 cm. Condition: Very good with only minor wear to enamel.
A brush holder of finely, carved ivory depicting three, youthful immortals (Sennin) playing in a garden setting w. a large pine tree and a well. The scene has been carved in deep relief with numerous fine details. Fitted stand of hardwood. Japan, Meiji, ca. 1880. H. 18 cm, W. 7 cm at base and 6,5 cm at top. (H. 20.5 cm with stand). Condition: Excellent, no breaks or losses.
A spectacular and unusual Daoist image-group of bronze depicting Shoulao, the God of Longevity, seated in a stylized, grotto-like landscape richly decorated with pines, flowers and plants as well as various long-life symbols such as bamboo, crane and lingzhi fungus. The piece is cast in two separate parts. Including a fitted based of ornately carved and lacquered wood. Qing, late 18th to early 19th cent (Jiaqing to Daoguang). H 31.5 cm (w. base), W 21 cm. Condition: Excellent with nice patinatio ...click for details
A very elegant Chinese export coffee pot made of sterling silver, decorated with large bamboo stems, leaves and shoot. The handle has 2 ivory rings. An exquisite silver work made by the Shanghai silversmith master Luen Wo, who was active between the second half of the 19th cent. and the beginning of the 20th cent. He is known for the high quality of his silverwork. Stamped ĒLWĒ and two Chinese characters; circa 1900. Veight 694 gr. H. 23 cm. Perfect condition.