Massive Chinese bronze mirror, dating to the Ming Dynasty (1368-1644 AD)
Large circular mirror with inverted rim and plain round central knob, decorated with four Chinese characters along with eight Taoist motifs and dogs running around the central knob. ...click for details
A Bi disc, symbol of heaven carved in low relief with dragon and phoenix on both sides, with a Dragon ornament in openwork on top. Carved in fine archaic style. Chinese, likely Qing Dynasty 1644-1911. Beautiful white jade with brown areas, wear and aged surfaces.
ANTIQUE JADE LIONESS, PARROT ON IT'S BACK, CARVED IN WHITE JADE, DATING QING DYNASTY, 17TH.-19TH. CENTURY.
The lion is carved standing on it's hind legs with a large tommy and breast, fierce looking open jaw with tungue protruding between it's sharp teeth. On it's shoulders and back sits a large Parrot. ...click for details
LARGEST KNOWN POTTERY FIGURES OF THE MING DYNASTY, app. 1500-1600 AD.
The pair of figures are mould-cast in three parts, the massive plints and feets and legs, the bodies, and finally the large heads, each weighing around a kilogram or so. The figures are fully painted and glazed and they are more than half lifesize! ...click for details
FINELY ENGRAVED AND GILT FIGURE OF A BUDDHIST DEITY, SINO-TIBETAN 19TH. CENTURY.
A bearded figure seated on a Throne or base draped with lionskin. The figure with a high bun, the beard and hair with blue pigment. The details finely chased or carved, firegilded in the old manor. the base sealed with a old original seal, never opened and re ...click for details