He is holding a brush in his right hand and a bushel in his left hand, standing on a carp which is leaping out of the water, whilst its head is transforming into a dragon's head, all set in a rocky landscape.
China, Qing Dynasty, 19th. century.
Height: 19,5 cm.
Length: 29 cm.
Modelled in walking posture, this small horse has a saddle and saddle-cloth on his back, over which hangs a strap with stirrups, a tassel hanging from a rein around his neck. This horse is probably made as a zodiac sign.
China, 18th. century.
Height: 13,6 cm.
Lenght: 18,5 cm.
The squat rounded bodies on splayed feet with long necks and garlic shaped mouths with short rims and chilongs coiling around the necks, the bases with a lozenge pattern.
China, Qing period, 18th century.
Height: 17,2 cm.
Exquisitely executed thick gilt-copper repouse Karma (double) vajra, the prongs emerging from lion-heads under a band of pearls and overlapping lotus leaves.
China, Ming Dynasty (1368-1644), probably from the Yongle era or later.
Height: 25 cm.
Weight: 43,3 gr.
The sides with eight open worked roundels and decorated in underglaze-blue, gold and polychrome enamels with a lion between flowers. the backside with eight sketchily painted flowers and leaves.
Japan, Edo period (1603-1868), second half 18th. century.
Diameter: 31 cm.
The inside decorated in underglaze-blue, gold and polychrome enamels with two heart-shaped roundels filled with flowers and lions against a geometric background, the backside with three melon-shaped fruits, leaves and tendrils.
Japan, Edo period (1603-1868), circa 1860.
Diameter: 45 cm.
Decorated on the inside in underglaze-blue, red, gold and green with a geisha and her servant holding a flower car at a robe, behind two screens, of which on the larger one is depicted a servant under a tree, the base with a six-character Jiajing mark in underglaze-blue surrounded by three sprays of different flowers.
Japan, Edo period (1603-1868), circa 1850.
Diameter: 56 cm