Up for sale is an very rare Antique Chinese Qing JunYao Lotus Carved Calligraphy Porcelain Bowl. It features all-over-crackles and snow flakes, carved calligraphy sets in center of inner bowl. Several letters "fine porcelain (jing tao)", "Qianlong" and "empire (Yu)" are among the calligraphy (I don't know what the rest letters are). These calligraphy letters have been precisely covered by smooth enamel. It gets light reflection. The background of these letters emit golden shine...
Antique Japanese iron lobster, cast in a breathtakingly realistic form, with completely articulate legs, feelers, and tail. This piece is so incredibly charming and a real treasure.
Size: 15" length from tip of feeler to tail
Colorful Chinese ginger jar featuring a festive family outing in the countryside. Dated to the late 19th century, the porcelain jar is in excellent condition without chips, cracks, or hairlines. It has a lid which has been expertly restored, the only evidence of restoration is on the inside of the lid. Enamels are good but there is some loss to the black on all figures. Measures 7.5" high x 6.5" diameter.
Early 19th century ivory netsuke of a Pekinese dog sitting with one paw raised. Strong early carving resembling Kyoto school pieces, surprisingly human expression on the face of the beast. Excellent hairwork - see its shaggy coat and bushy tail, eyes inlaid with brown horn. Old age lines, wonderful wear and patina consistent with age. Signed TOSUI in oval reserve on the bottom - this rare artist is listed on p. 1181 of NETSUKE & INRO ARTISTS AND HOW TO READ THEIR SIGNATURES by George Lazarnick...
18th century ivory netsuke of Okame with a box in one hand, and holding a cowling oni (little mischievous demon) by its hair with the other. Setsubun is performed during the New Year by throwing beans around the house to exorcise the oni, who are supposedly afraid of beans. Unusually early carving for the subject - normally it is represented by 19th century examples...
Lovely quatrefoil form sterling silver Art Nouveau hand mirror. Fluid tendrils and vines in relief dance about the elegant form. Vines emerge into abundant clusters of open blossoms. Hallmarks: Charles Henry Dumenil, London 1906. Dimensions: 4 3/4" W., 10 3/4" L.
A nice jade carving of a duck with fine details and antique smooth surfaces.
A example of the fine carvings of animals in the 18th.-19th. century.
Size: 38 mm. long, 28 mm. high.
Ex. Danish Collection, collected between 1970 and 1990, bought at auctions or inside China on trips in the 1970s.
Earthenware. A round 'shining black' cream jug with embossed floral decoration and moulded, scroll handle. The jug stands 4 inches high and measures 5 inches from spout to handle. This piece is unmarked. In excellent, original, sound condition apart from a tiny chip to the underside of the spout. Please Note: the purchase price includes the cost of packing and postage via Royal Mail International Signed For Service.
A rare cylinder seal of limestone, Bactria or Margiana, 3rd.-2nd. millemium BC.
The seal finely engraved with two human figures holding spears and a lion on it's hindlegs in the archaic style.
Size: c. 25 mm. high and 14 mm. thick.
Condition: Choice, a few microscopic chips, but basically intact and quite sharp.
Ex. Egeskov Collection, a fine Danish Private Collection
Bone china. White ground. Of shaped and moulded form. Decorated with stylized cornucopias, small flowers and leaves, all hand-painted in bright enamel colours. The cup stands 2 inches high and measures 3 3/4 inches in diameter. The saucer measures 6 inches in diameter. Both pieces bear the hand-written pattern number, 7050. In perfect, original, sound condition with no wear to the decoration...
SUPERB LARGE CHINESE ORNAMENT CARVED IN PURE WHITE JADE, Likely QIANLONG (1736-1795).
A remarkable antique jade ornament, likely made the later 18th. century.
The ornament is carved like a large dragon with open jaws and it's tung protrouding, inside the larger dragon is a smaller curled dragon.
Carved in very fine white Nephrite and the carving of superb style.
Size: The ornament is large with a diameter of 73 mm., the weight is c. 50 grams...
Song Dynasty Brown Glaze Cup. Glazed throughout the inside and outside to about 1 inch above base. Small chip and hairline present. Height: 3.50 inches, Diameter: 3 inches.
Beautifully painted Ming Dynasty porcelain jar with animals in underglaze blue on iron red and prunus ground. Jar is in excellent condition without chips, hairlines or restorations. 5.5" tall.
This jar has been held in a private, well respected collection for many years.
19th century ivory netsuke of an octopus wearing a jacket and towering over a monkey seated on an abalone shell. Unusual subject - normally they are wrestling, but here it does not seem to be the case - the monkey is smiling. Superbly carved, excellent faces, wonderful detailing - see the coat of the monkey and abalone texture. Eyes of the octopus are inlaid with black horn. Beautiful wear and patina consistent with age, turning yellow on the back...
19th century ivory netsuke depicting Takaramono - a group of objects, each endowed with an emblematic meaning: Kakuregasa (the hat of invisibility), Kakure Mino (lucky rain coat protecting against evil spirits), Tama (sacred pearl), axe-shaped coin, an inexhaustible purse with money and a kite. Wonderful piece in Japanese taste, essentially a wish for luck, health and prosperity. Very good quality work, stained dark brown and worn to natural ivory color on the raised spots...
A stucco face of Buddha mounted on a custom Lucite stand. The face dates from the Six Dynasties style, probably from the Northern Qi dynasty, circa 550-577 AD, by the look of the sweet smile on his expression. The face measures 2" high by 2 3/4" wide by 1 1/4" deep and is in very good condition with very minor wear - mainly a small chip on the nose.
Northern Qi Dynasty was one of the Northern dynasties of Chinese history and ruled northern China from 550 to 577...
Unusual 19th century cloisonne and ivory netsuke in kagamibuta (mirror lid) form. The top is a cloisonne disc with highly stylized landscape with vegetation in the foreground and a mountain and clouds in the background. Superb quality work with great feel of age, very pleasant patina, nice ivory bowl, silk cord. Disc diameter 1 5/16 inches, bowl diameter 1 5/8 inches.
Five Dynasties/yaozhou ware, lotus-shaped bowl with seven nicks around the mouth rim.Dark grayish green glaze cover the body except round foot. There are three spur marks remain on the inner surface.Normal tear and wear are existed,but some scratch on the edge of the bowl. Condition perfect. Details of which are shown as photos. Width: 11.6cm, Height: 5.7cm, round foot diameter: 5.1cm.