A finely carved and engraved image of beige, peach and grey colours soapstone (shoushanshi) depicting a luohan holding his begging bowl. Extremely fine details. Qing, 18th cent. H 6 cm. Condition: Excellent with minor rubbing. Old Spink & Co. mark.
An antique greenish wax stone (la shi gongshi ) with some redish spots. It has natural smooth, pocked surface, with strata of different tonality of colours. These kind of stones have a dense texture reminding of jade and are quite rare. Original fitted base. H. 12,5 cm x L. 11 cm x W. 6 cm ( H. 14 cm with base) Qing Dinasty. Good condition and very pleasant to touch.
A pair of finely carved ivory table screens with sceneries evidently from the popular novel Honglou meng (Dream of the Red Pavillion). On the back sides a pair of Tang poems in semi-cursive calligraphy. Still with remains of original colors. The frames rendered in openwork lattice. One screen made of three parts (frame panels). Qing, 18th cent. H 20 cm, W 11 cm. Condition: Minor crack to bottom of one screen, otherwise very good.
A superbly carved okimono in boxwood depicting an eagle resting on a rock with its head turned backwards. Inlaid eyes. Signed on base: Ikko. Japan, Meiji, ca. 1875. H 15 cm. Condition: Old drying crack to base, otherwise in perfect condition.
A large and impressive image of olive-green soapstone (shoushanshi) depicting the demon-catcher Chonggui in martial pose standing above the small image of a seated demon disguised as a Buddhist monk. Extremely fine details. Qing, 19th cent. H 24 cm. Condition: Excellent.
A very fine, lost-wax, fire gilt bronze image depicting Sakyamuni Buddha holding begging bowl in both hands. The robe rendered with finely engraved hems. Beautiful deep yellow gilding. Cast with alloy of high copper content. Image sealed. Tibet, 17th cent. H 12.5 cm. Condition: Excellent with minor rubbing to gilt due to handling.
A tea pot of hammered silver decorated in panels with various flowers and birds. Sprout, lid knob and handle rendered in imitation of bamboo. Two ivory rings in handle. Silver mark in the bottom, signed ‘Luen Wo,’ Shanghai. Qing, late 19th century. H 16 cm. Weight: 690 g. Condition: Excellent.
A small, fine ivory carving of a young lady dressed in traditional style and holding a flower . A slightly melancholic expression on her face. On the bottom the maker signature: Qiu Zhi. H. 11,5 cm. Qing, 19th cent. Condition: good.
A finely hammered silver, tea strainer decorated on the edges with a dragon chasing the pearl. A pair of silver marks on the underside of the rim. Makers’ mark, not too clear, but looks like Wang Fat, Canton. L 17 cm., H 2.5 cm. 78 g. Late 19th cent. Condition: Fine with a few minor dents to the underside
A coffee pot of hammered silver decorated in panels with various flowers and birds. Sprout, lid knob and handle rendered in imitation of bamboo. Two ivory rings in handle. Maker’s mark in the bottom. Qing, late 19th century. H 23 cm. Weight: 888 gr. Condition: Very fine, but with a minor repair to upper part of handle.