The ovoid body divided in four horizontal bands cast with archaic taotie motifs against a meandering background, the lowest band with hanging lappets, the handles n the shape of animal heads biting their tails.
China, Ming Dynasty, 16th-17th century.
Height: 22,5 cm.
Carved with three scholars, one of whom is holding a double-gourd, and a servant playing a flute, all sitting under a pine tree amidst rocks, the rim with a copper band. With wooden stand. China, Qing Dynasty, 19th century. Height without stand: 12,8 cm.
The slender body on a high splayed foot and long neck with flower-shaped mouth rim, the handles emerging from dragon heads, the foot with a wave-pattern, the body with a trellis pattern, the neck divided into two bands decorated with swastika and geometrical motifs.
China,Yuan Dynasty (1279-1368).
Height: 19,5 cm.
The four-lobed body standing on three legs with melon-shaped feet, the open worked lid with three leaves , the handle in the shape of a cut-off branch with four leaves and twigs growing on each lobed part of the body.
China, Qing Dynasty, 18th century.
Height: 13,5 cm.
Carved as a dragon stretching a rectangular piece of cloth with his claws. His upper neck and head and tail on opposite sides emerging from beneath becoming the handles. The carving of the folds in the corners suggest the tension of the cloth being stretched.
China, 18th-19th century.
Largest length: 44 cm.
Largest width: 32,5 cm.
The very unusual and finely cast rectangular censer on four cabriole legs is decorated on one side with three cloud motifs and two bats, the other side with three bats and two cloud motifs, the handles in the shape of two coiled chilongs holding a lingzhi twig in their beaks, the open worked lid with a Buddhist lion holding a reticulated ball, the base with four fleur-de-lis shaped feet.
China, late 18th century
Height: 54,5 cm.