Beautiful antique late 19th c. - early 20th c. Chinese export goauche pith painting of a noblewoman in Imperial costume. Measures 9.5" X 6.5". There is one break to the delicate puth in the upper left hand corner measuring 1.5" in length. This does not interfere with the subject and could be cropped.
Interesting example of a carved Ivory decorated purse in what appears to be a more Chinoiserie / Japonais style, not a traditional Japanese motif, but most likely carved in Japan for the Western market and included in this leather Edwardian purse which is remarkable mostly because of the beautifully carved ivory plaque embedded within, which is set in hallmarked Sterling silver. Ivory is in excellent condition, and leather purse is in "as-is" fair condition.
Beautiful piece of untreated jadeite with nice deep emerald green inflecting a pale background. A fine specimen of antique Chinese carved jade jewelry. Three visible inclusions, no cracks or scratches. Set in what is presumably low grade silver. Jadeite stone measures 1.75" X 1.2" X 1/8" deep, approximately, as can be determined by setting.
This is a gorgeous, very good condition antique Chinese late Qing early 20th c. Silk embroidered robe in almost chartreuse spring green and finely wrought embroidered trim and sleeves. Fastens with fine carved brass buttons. The only conditioning issues are a discoloration / stain / watermark on the inner area of robe from exposure to damp trim, not at all visible when the robe is buttoned, and some light discoloration on the right hand rear shoulder.
Pair of beautiful antique superior quality Peking knot Qing Dynasty appliques featuring chrysanthemum, vase, fly whisk and undulating silk sash, originally both mounted on paper; one is shown for display purposes on silk velvet,while the other, (not shown) remains on somewhat deteriorated paper. Both are identical and in excellent condition otherwise. Both measure 9" in diameter.
Beautiful Chinese ivory card carrying case featuring fish, crabs and catfish, probably Canton made--unusual wittiness in subject. Excellent condition and comes with a Victorian orange velvet frame for display of the case. Measurements are as follows: height 4” X width 2.5” X depth 1.2” . C.I.T.E.S. permit required for shipping overseas with attendant delay in delivery pursuant to obtaining said permit.
Beautiful Chinese Silk late Qing dynasty skirt featuring beautiful silk, two elaborate satin stitch panels and intriguing rainbow colored hues. It is reminiscent of a Taoist costume. This two-panel skirt has had the original cotton tops of the two panels replaced with a yellow satin sash so that one may easily wear it as a modern skirt if desired. This also enhances the way it looks when displayed as a wall decoration. It would be easy to restore it to the original two pieces if necessary for hi ...click for details
This Beautiful Kesa is circa 1920's, and is crafted of gorgeous silk brocade in metallic gold and lush purple. It is signed in the back in Kanji describing date and identifies the original high ranking priest owner. Although it displays beautifully, there are many areas which are splitting, and someone has unfortunately repaired some of these splits with glue, so it is "as-is" and priced accordingly. This textile is so stunning despite the condition, and additional photos detailing ...click for details
Beautiful Kingfisher feather headpiece in two tones with blue and purple feathers, in good condition with some loss to the feathers, but with unusual subject matter featuring butterfly and bat. 5" X 2".