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 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.
A small and very attractive bronze image of the Buddha as a new-born calling heaven and earth to witness his birth. The image is standing on a high lotus flower base and has a ribbon tight around his chest. Images of this type are relatively rare and were used for rituals in connection with the celebration of Buddha’s birthday. Rests of lacquer gilding. China, Ming, Wanli period (1573- 1620). H 18,5 cm. Condition: Very good.
A small, parcel-gilt bronze image of Vairocana, (Dari Fo) the Cosmic Buddha holding his hands in the abhiseka-mudra for initiation. He wears a five-peaked crown on his head and sits in the lotus posture. Sealed. China, Qing, late 18th / early 19th. cent. H. 10 cm. CONDITION: Quite good with some rubbing to gold and a minor loss to left side of crown.
A small and very fine blue and white porcelain incense burner for use in tea ceremony, decorated with textile pattern and flowers; it is made of two parts jointed together before been painted and glazed. On the bottom, the artist name. Lid of hardwood. Taisho. H 6 cm (w. lid). Condition: fine.
A highly unusual scholar’s rock in the form of a miniature landscape w. recesses and deep grooves. Blackish type of stone (limestone?). Placed on a large, base of natural burl or root wood in the form of a turtle. It is possible that the ensemble was meant to depict Penglai, the island of the immortals resting on the back of a giant turtle. China, 19th cent or older. H 14.5 cm (without base)/H 25 cm (w. base), W 20 cm (without base)/W 32.5 cm (w. base). Condition: Perfect. Smooth and good surfa ...click for details
A brush pot (bitong) made of carved bamboo w. domestic scenes and animal, themes in deep relief. Two poetic impressions of five characters each. China, Qing, mid- to second half of 19th cent. H 12.8 cm, D 8 cm. Condition: Very fine, but w. some old drying cracks (1 to top, 4 to bottom). Inside bottom w. marks indicating old use.