A very rare antique Chinese soapstone figure of a Luohan, the monk finely carved seated in loose robes delicately etched at the hem with scroll work and sparsely set with pearl beads and other semi-precious stones, holding a gem-set 'ruyi' scepter in his right hand, the large shaved head with smile expression, the smooth stone of caramel-brown color with darker patches of mottle inclusion. A later wooden stand ...click for details
A fine antique Chinese cloisonne enamel incense burner and cover, the compressed ovoid body finely decorated all over with colorful flower scroll, supported with tripod legs and flanked by a pair of gilded lion-mask handles with suspended rings, the cover similarly decorated with three pierced and gilded 'shou' symbols, together with a pierced and gilded finial worked as cloud scroll.
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A fine and rare antique Chinese yellow-ground porcelain jardiniere, the cylindrical body with gently everted rim, superbly enameled in black with a bird standing on fruiting branches, with an iron-red oval shaped cartouche marked 'Daya Zhai', all reserved on Imperial yellow-ground, the interior glazed white, the base with two drainage holes with a further four character marks in iron-red.
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A very fine and exceptional antique Japanese Imperial Fukagawa porcelain baluster vase, finely potted of simple yet extremely elegant form, covered allover in an even pale-celadon glaze, the body decorated with a gold Imperial mon (kiku mon) of chrysanthemum form containing exactly sixteen petals, the rim also gilded. The base signed Fukagawa. This vase was a present from the Emperor and Empress of Japan, a name card b ...click for details
A very good antique Chinese porcelain snuff bottle, finely painted in famille-rose palette with figure of a scholar and attendant in a garden scene, the reverse inscribed with a poem, together with the artist name and a red seal. Stopper and spoon.
A very finely carved antique Chinese bamboo box and cover, exquisitely carved in the liu-qing technique, reserving the skin of the bamboo, to depict a cricket suspended in trailing fruit branches, bearing a short inscription of the date, the carver's name and one artist seal, the top and bottom rim mounted in ivory. The turned lid also made out of ivory with an inlaid nut shell / horn panel carved with floral desig ...click for details
A fine & very rare antique Chinese ivory carving of an old sage, finely carved with the bearded figure sitting on the back of a deer, with a crane standing beside him, his right hand carrying a ruyi scepter. A fine quality carving with beautiful patina.
A superb antique Japanese Satsuma earthenware koro and cover, intricately decorated with panels of Deities, elaborately gilded, raised on small tripod feet, the metal cover equally finely decorated with intricate patterns. Artist signature on the base. Wooden stand included.