This lovely strainer has a rich cobalt blue double border with scalloped edge picked out with gilt stars. In the centre are double matching armorials with the letter B within a shield.
It is from a private collection and has not been on the market for at least 150 years.
There are a few age related signs of wear but no chips or cracks and a sound reassuring ring to it.
Size: 35 ¼ cm by 29cm
A Chinese export porcelain barrel-shaped spirit bottle with cylindrical spout, dating from the Kangxi period (1662-1722), decorated with scrolling chrysanthemum and foliage in underglaze blue. Condition: spout with few short hairlines. Dimension: 14.7 cm high. For slightly different decoration see item #1306227 (stock #SK 876).
A Chinese export porcelain barrel-shaped spirit bottle with cylindrical spout, dating from the Kangxi period (1662-1722), decorated with scrolling chrysanthemum and foliage in underglaze blue. Base with chatter marks. Condition: some firing faults: spout area, rim frits, foot area with missing glaze caused by bubble bursts. Dimension: 14.8 cm high. For slightly different decoration see item #1306329 (stock #SK 877) .
An antique Chinese silver lock pendant from the 19th century Qing dynasty. Fine hand made work on both side complete with hand made chain. The four Chinese word "Chang Ming Fu Gui" means long life, wealth and high social status. These are hopes of the old time Chinese to their children. A perfect gift for a Child. Provenance: from a Michigan collecion. This lock pendant is in good antique condition.
A Chinese export silver tankard with a slight tapering body, dragon handle and repousse decoration, showing battle scenes with fighters on horseback, all against a background of buildings and woodland. Vacant cartouche. stamped Leeching on the base. This silversmith had branches in Shanghai, Canton and Hong Kong. Age: C. 1870. size: 4 1/2 inches (11.5 cm) high. weight: 7.8 oz. ( 243 gm.)
Nice Mutton fat white nephrite jade early Qing carved medallion set in with a pretty mint green jadeite stone and a light pink tourmaline. Indistinct hairline crack in jadeite. White jade is perfect. Box is silvered copper with a Made in China stamp on it. Lined in wood, possibly a humidor.
The last photo shows how snow white / mutton fat color this jade carving is, and it shows the size 44mm or 1 5/8". Buckle is 4.5" X 2.25". Tourmaline is 1.25" X 1". Box is 6" X ...click for details
A good heavy Chinese wedding bracelet with some enamel loss, great subject of bats and peaches. Marked. Very heavy, 69 grams. Measures2 5/8" outside, or 2.25" inside. Can be widened. Just slightly off register closure, easy fix.
A well cared for Qianlong period porcelain famille rose Chinese bowl with still vibrant glazes that feel smooth as silk. The bowl is in excellent condition, No Chips, No Cracks, etc. Hard to believe it is 250 years old! Measures about 9.5" diameter x 4" high. Circa 1760.
A beautiful Early 20th century Chinese export coral pendant; in the center a deep red coral cabochon surrounded by small butterflies and diamond shape pearls in multicolor enamels, set on fine gilded silver filigree backing. Extremely fine work! Tiny stamps on the ring attached to the pendent. Total weight with necklace: 6 gr. Pendant measurements: L. 2 cm x W. 1,5 cm