Chinese 18th Century portion of a KESI CHIFU (Formal Court Robe) with auspicious symbols (bats) embroidered in silk around a central motif of a single peony blossom. Very attractively mounted and framed in black with non-glare glass and a brass hanging hook. Condition is good with only some slight discoloration.
Dimensions of frame: 17.75 inches(44cm) x 15.25 inches(39cm) Dimensions of central medallion: 13.25 inches (35cm) x 10.75 inches (27cm)
Chinese Court Robe (KESI CHIFU) Badge of an official of a five clawed dragon embroidered in gold thread! Beautifully mounted and framed with non-glare glass and a brass Chinese hanger. Condition is excellent. Dimensions of entire frame are 18.5 inches (46.5 cm) x 15.75 inches (39.7 cm) The actual dimensions of the textile are 10.75" (24 cm) x 12.5" (31 cm). Circa: 18th Century, Qing Dynasty.
A pair of matched gold embroidery from Chinese Court robes, beautifully framed in gilt wooden frames with non-glare glass in a circular form.
Circa: 18th Century. Condition, excellent.
Dimensions of frame is 17 inches (43 cm) x 17 inches (43 cm) The radius of the embroidery is 13 inches or 33 cm.
A set of 5 Burmese bronaze cast "Elephant Weights," almost impossible to find the real thing these days. Beautifully rendered and originally used as weights for a scale to weight opium and other items in days long past! Wonderful patina! Circa: 19th C. Height of largest elephant is 1.5" (3.7 cm) and height of smallest is 15/16th of an inch (2.3 cm)
A complete SET of 6 Bronze cast Burmese "Chicken Weights," that were used to weight among other things, opium in the days long past! Beautifullly rendered with a wonderful patina, these weights are almost impossible to find these days. Circa 19th C. Height of largest weight is 2 1/2" (6.3 cm) and the height of smallest is 3/8" (1.8 cm)
Northern Thai stonewear (Sawankhalok) COVERED JAR & lid with provenance, from the Arthur M. Sackler Collection item # 72.3.370 A and B (base & lid) purchased at Christie's NYC. The lid with a lotus bud handle and collar of the jar bears three ring handles with three parallel lines alternating with vegetal scrolls. The body is also covered with a band of vegetal scrolls. Clear glaze over both lid and jar. Some slight rim chips on the inside of the lid. There is no damage to the outsid ...click for details
Chinese porcelain IMPERIAL YELLOW MING DISH with six character Zhengde underglaze blue mark in double circles and of the period. ( 1506-1521) The low rounded sides rising from a wedge shaped foot to an everted rim, applied overall with a translucent glaze of rich egg-yolk color leaving the slightly convex base in white. Diameter is 8 1/8 inches or 20.5 cm. Condition report available on request; no chips or fritting or restorations, some hairlines. Purchased in London at Sothebys.
Chinese porcelain monochrome RUBY-glazed STEM CUP with a 6 character Qianlong horizontal underglaze mark on the inside of the base of the vessel. This unusual RUBY "pao-shih hung" orange peel "chu-p'i wen"glazed porcelain vessel has a white rim and the interior of the stem is glazed in an "off-white-slightly bluish" color. Diameter is 7 inches in height 17.5 cm and the height is 5 inches of 13 cm. Purchased in London. Condition is excellent except for some sli ...click for details
Japanese porcelain underglaze Blue & White EWER with a ovoiform body and loop handle, the body decorated with floral designs(Camellia or "Botan") the neck with a continuation of the Camellia and other floral scrolling design and foliage at the shoulder and base bands of foliage, the handle with similar design. PROVENANCE: Purchased in London @ Christie's and exhibited at the Kyushu Ceramics Museum.
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Chinese pottery JUNYAO DISH Southern Song Dynasty, the interior all under a thick pale lavender glaze firing ivory around the rim and pooling evenly on the underside above a brown-washed biscuit footrim. There is a restored (gold lacquer) break to the rim area that is less than .5 inch of 1.25 cm in length. (see photo) There is also a very small (pin-head size) kiln flaw on the rim as well. Circa: Southern Song Dynasty. Diameter is 5 3/8 inches or 13.4 cm. Provenance: Bought in London; the pr ...click for details