A nicely formed bowl with an everted rim. The underglaze slip is slightly grey and painted with cobalt characters. Typical of 19th C Provincial kilns, there are pin holes and some crazing in the glaze.
Wear to the foot but no chips losses or repairs.
7.5" in diameter.
An attractive, pear shape porcelain vase with a Famille Verte
accented painting of a Scholar in his Garden. Large underglaze crackle. Nice rim and foot with no damage. Unusual feather mark. 7 1/2" in height. 4 1/4 width.
Slight wear to rim and foot but overall in excellent condition.
This small teapot is in excellent condition and has the original lid. The handle is well balanced and undamaged. The interior spout hole does not have the clay, tea leaf filter screen, found on later pots.
A nicely defined foot and overall a pleasant patina.
A seldom encountered, Qing Dynasty, YiXing tea jar. The body fully enameled, with a Happiness character in a floral files and banded design. The lid bears a happiness character in a white cartouche. The base bears an imprinted kiln mark.
5.6" in height, 6" in diameter.
Slight wear to the enamel and with no cracks or chips. In overall excellent condition.
An unusual antique pottery snuff bottle with some what naively executed erotic scenes on the front and back. There are untranslated marks on the base. In overall very good condition. 2.75" in height, 1.50 " in width.
In what appears to be the form of a seated Maitreya Buddha, this snuff bottle is carved in what the former owner claimed is white agate capped by a green jade top. Clearly a semi precious stone but since we have never encountered white agate, we are uncertain of the classification. Well carved and hollowed, with signs on the base of having been cut using the old "cord" method.
In overall excellent condition. 2.6" in height and 1.6" in width at the base.
A very appealing pair of apple green glaze Foo Lions, seated on rectangular columns.
Probably intended for a Household Shrine, each figure has a hole in the column on the back of the lion for an incense stick. The lions each have the traditional ball in the mouth.
On the inside of each piece there is a signature in ink. Perhaps the potter or that of the owner?
There is modest damage to the ears and the loss of one tooth,as shown in the photos. There are also small chips on the column that con ...click for details
An attractively formed, antique smoky quartz snuff bottle with a silver banded jade top. The bottle has fine symmetry and a very well hollowed cavity and finished with a neatly crafted foot. There is no damage. A beautiful bottle in it's sedulity. The spoon has been replaced by some former owner. C1870. 2 5/8" in height, 1 5/8" in width.
With dark, rich patina, the minimalist design of the body of our Censer emphasizes the three legs surmounted by well executed Dragon faces and terminating in stylized feet. With a broad rim this censer is 19" in diameter and 7.5" in height.
In fine condition with no cracks or damage. Note, shipping weight is 24 pounds.
A nicely formed blue and white porcelain teapot with brass handle and original porcelain lid. The underglaze brushwork and biscuit suggest that it is possibly late Qing or Republic Period. In very good condition, showing mild glaze abrasion and wear with chips to the foot rim as shown. 5.6 inches in diameter, 3.75 " in height.
A small bronze mirror of elegant form, with scalloped edge and a raised foliated or animal form decoration. The raised nipple in the center for a silk cord to fasten the mirror to a garment. A noticeable amount of the original silver remains on the face while the decorated side is heavily calcified with deposits. Possibly Han Dynasty or later. 3 5/8 inches in diameter.
An attractive vase with a celedon Guan crackle glaze. In bottle vase form with grotesque or animal head handles. Good condition with no cracks or chips. Slight roughness in one small area of the foot. Glaze and biscuit suggest, possibly late 18th to early 19th C.
6" in height and 3.75 inches in diameter.
A good example of a blue and white provincial porcelain brush pot. The pin holes in the glaze and especially prevalent in the glaze of the foot suggest that is possibly late Qing .
In very good condition with no cracks or chips. 5 inches in diameter and 4.6 inches in height.
A very scarce Chinese Cavalry Saber the design of which seems to have been strongly influenced by the Japanese M1899 Cavalry Saber.
Quite large, with an overall length of 45 inches and a blade of 37 inches. With a steel guard mounted to a tang that extends through an elmwood handle and a tab style, button activated lock which holds the sword firmly in the scabbard. The blade is patterned on the Katana or M1899 style with a distinctive curve, marked shoulder and medial ridge on the spine. The s ...click for details
In a style that first appeared in the Ming Dynasty and continued until the end of the 19th Century this style of big sword is probably as close to a "military" sword as one gets when categorizing Chinese swords. Obviously made for the enlisted troop, this sturdy sword is crafted with little attention to fine finish The iron pommel circular guard and hard wood hilt are built to withstand hard use. The wide blade shows rough finish and was probably cleaned with sand. It none the less rem ...click for details