A very finely carved hard-stone covered jar in the form of a gourd or pumpkin; the lid as a leafy stem; the unusual material of variegated yellowish and russet colour
Early to Mid 20th Century
Approximately 4.5 inches diameter, 6 inches wide with stem
An unusual rouge pot crafted from antique jadeite ornaments including a small bi, curved cylinder from a jadeite mounted painting brush, a small bead and two floral finials from hair pins, with metal mounts and stung with a chain. 7.5 inches long. Jadeite: Late Qing Dynasty, Mounts, 1920's.
A millefluer porcelain jarlet of bulbous form narrowing at the shoulders to a cylindrical neck, supported on a raised foot rim with recessed base, the delicate porcelain body decorated in famille rose enamels with thousand flower motif, above a band of geometric panels containing flowers, the neck with hexagonal designs, the base with four character "Qian Long Nian Zhi" mark in blue enamel. 8 cm (3.15") tall. 1920-1949. ...click for details
A brush washer in the form of a finger citron well carved from gem quality Burmese jadeite of intense lavender color with areas of light green. Along the side of the citron are leafy stems with fruit carved in high relief. The tendrils of the citron come together to form a basin to be used as a washer for the scholarís brush.
Carved wood stand to fit. 5 inches long.
A Chinese cloisonne enamel snuff bottle of baluster vase form, decorated in polychrome enamels on copper with medallions of deer and crane in landscape, surrounded by lotus scroll, below a band of ruyi and above a band of lappets, the base recessed
Mid 20th Century
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A double hornbill snuff bottle of rounded rectangular form finely carved with scholars and attendants amidst a courtyard landscape on one face; the reverse with crane and pine; the dark red sides carved in relief with dragons; supported on a raised foot rim with a recessed base
A pair of porcelain vases of ovoid form with flared mouths and recessed bases, the white glazed porcelain body of each decorated in famille rose enamels with (gu) form vases containing flowers and branches, birds on the reverse, the base with an apocryphal "Qianlong" four character mark. 5 inches tall. 1920-1930's.
A fine porcelain vase of baluster form with flared mouth, supported on a raised foot rim with recessed base, the white glazed porcelain body decorated in famille rose enamels with a scholar and attendant in a garden, the base with an apocryphal Qianlong mark. 10.5 inches tall. 1920's.
A famille verte porcelain rouleau vase of miniature cylindrical form widening towards the shoulders with flared neck and mouth, supported on a foot rim with recessed base, the porcelain body covered in a white glaze and decorated in famille verte enamels with an episode from the "Romance of the Three Kingdoms," set against an ornate continuous landscape, an artemesia leaf on the base. 12.5 cm (4.9") tall. 1920-1949. ...click for details