A rare early 17th century antique Chinese porcelain 'wucai' jar, the body painted with four underglazed-blue shaped cartouches with children at play and flowering branches enameled in green, red and yellow, surrounded with smaller 'ruyi' heads and iron-red diapered ground, a band of floral scroll between blue-bandings around the shoulder.
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A very fine and superb 18th century antique Chinese Cloisonne Enamel Quatrefoil Jardiniere, formed with four bracket-lobed sides, exquisitely enameled on each side with a 'ruyi' border green-ground cartouche enclosing a colorful bat suspending a musical stone amidst floral sprays, surrounded by four further bats in flight amidst foliate scrolls against a turquoise ground repeated around the everted rim, all rai ...click for details
A very fine and rare 18th century antique Chinese Imperial-Yellow Ground Painted Enamel Dish, decorated to the center with a large 'shou' symbol in blue enamel within a band of pink peonies with scrolling leaves in shades of green, the cavetto with similar floral scrolls with four evenly divided character roundels in seal script reading 'Wan Shou Wu Jiang', below a band of key-fret pattern around the ri ...click for details
A fine large and unusual 19th century antique Chinese Green Dragon Porcelain Bottle Vase, the globular body and long cylindrical neck enameled in green with a pair of large ferocious four-clawed dragons chasing a flaming pearl enameled in iron-red, surrounded with flames painted in green, above a band of sea waves around the foot enameled in green and white, the base inscribed with the Qianlong mark.
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A very rare 19th century Chinese Duan Ink-Stone with Covered Wood Box, the circular stone in the form of a prunus flower with shaped rim, carved to the front with a large five character mark, the reverse with a finely carved long inscription ended with the Yongzheng reign mark and carver's name, and a two character mark in seal script in below. The covered box is most likely original, is of very good quality hard w ...click for details
A fine and rare antique Chinese famille-rose 'millefleurs' porcelain snuff bottle, of classic flattened shield form resting on a flat base, exquisitely enameled on both sides with a dense composite floral pattern of blossoming flowers, the neck and edges decorated with floral scrolls reserved on light-blue ground, top rim with similar scroll work and enameled in turquoise, the base inscribed with the reign mark ...click for details
A very rare antique Chinese famille-noire porcelain snuff bottle, of flattened shield form resting on a flat base, finely decorated on both sides with a dense leafy flower scrolls in famille-rose palette against black-ground, the neck and edges glazed turquoise with delicate classic scrolls, top rim gilded and the base inscribed with the reign mark. Turquoise stopper and metal spoon included.
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A very rare 18th century antique Chinese small cloisonne enamel vase, the slightly compressed bulbous vase with long cylindrical neck rising to a gently everted rim, decorated allover with leafy scrolls against a blue ground, the top rim with a band of 'ruyi' pattern, shoulder decorated with a band of stiff-leaves above a further band of 'ruyi', interior and base enameled blue with a squared mark in gil ...click for details
A very fine and rare pair of early 19th century antique Chinese carved jade cylindrical cricket cages and covers, each of long cylindrical form delicately carved and pierced in mirror image from a stone of good even grayish-white tone with two sinuous dragons reserved on dense floral ground, top and bottom rims finely incised with key-fret bands, the base fixed to an equally well carved and pierced floral pattern black ...click for details
Unusual 18th / 19th century antique Chinese carved Zitan wood box with white jade cover, the wooden box of shaped ovoid form and superbly carved with four panels of stylized four-clawed dragons between key-fret bands around the top and bottom rims, the wood of fine dark brown color with characteristic surface pitting. The white nephrite jade cover in the form of a 'ruyi' head, very well carved in high relief wi ...click for details