An attractive and rare group of three root-wood ducks ( Yingzimu ). Partly carved from the natural root with the legs attached. The gander with a piece of stone around which the root has grown. Qing, ca. 1850. (3). H 15 cm (a), H 12,5 cm (b)., H 10 cm (c). Condition: Excellent and with great age patina.
Fine Bronze Okimono of a Sennin holding a Stupa which is a burner (Kogo).
A very expressive bronze figure of an Immortal (Sennin) holding a large incense burner in the shape of a Stupa on his left hand. A fish resting on top of his head; he has long hair and a pointy beard and a fierce expression. Good details rendered in gold on the kimono, the lower part and the top of the kogo and the fierce, piercing eyes. The burner is decorated with a dragon among clouds. Exquisite details revealing th ...click for details
A superbly carved image of the highest quality depicting Sakyamuni Buddhas as ascetic in boxwood (huangyangmu) with inlaid eyes and teeth. Limbs and torso grotesquely exaggerated to underscore the emaciated appearance. Although this type of image is known from later periods, as well as in other materials, they rarely come even near the excellence represented by this carving. China, Qing, early 19th cent. H 18.2 cm. Condition: Excellent.
A slender and beautifully hammered silver vase, the body of which is multi-facetted ending in a long neck with a narrow opening. Stamped in the bottom with silver marks for authenticity. Includes a small base of hardwood. Late Meiji to early Taisho, c. 1910–1920. Inscribed kiri-box: “Vase made of pure silver.” H 24.5 cm. CONDITION: Excellent.
A very good, embroidered satin silk unofficial informal robe for a Manchu lady. The background in turquoise colour satin, is embroidered with butterflies, bats, different kind of flowers etc., in multicoloured silk floss. Borders in black and blue band with embroidered light blue small flowers. Fastened with five knot-end-loop toggle buttons. Lining in light silk. Calf-length type: H. 110 cm; W. 145 cm. Qing, late 19th to early 20th cent. Provenance: from the estate of the fist Danish Sinologist ...click for details
A beautiful, small brooch/hair pin of gilt metal embellished with brilliant blue kingfisher feathers and a jade center piece carved as a Milefo (chubby, good luck Buddha), with two small feaux pearls. Measurement: 2,7 x 2,4 cm.Qing Dynasty, 19th cent. Good condition.
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.