A well done rare large carving of a stone sitting Han dog or lion. This stone dog was must probably used as a tomb guardian. Very Heavy.
Size:H. 42cm -16.5 inches
This is a fine, flattened, rounded rectangular form tapering toward the base, with a wide mouth of slightly opaque glass, above a short waited neck, all raised atop a conforming foot ring. The main body decorated with overlay of transparent red glass over clear glass carved with a decoration of a bat hovering above a rock and waves. The reversed showing another bat above a pine tree and rocks. The sides flanked by masks and faux-ring handles...
This is a very fine, flattened, rounded rectangular form Snuff Bottle with a round, elongated neck, rounded sloping shoulders, and raised flat elongated oval footing. Made of Hard JET. The bottle is very light. This must have been the reason that the carver has left 1/4 of the bottom non hollowed to give the bottle a little weight and stability. The walls are very thin. It has a very smooth and lustrous surface...
This is a very fine, flattened, rounded square form Snuff Bottle with a straight round neck, rounded sloping shoulders, resting on a raised oval footing. Made of Black Jade. The bottle is well hollowed, decorated with slight high relief carving of a butterfly hovering over a flower bush. The reversed side shows a snail slightly above a fish that is coming out of the water. The sides display shishi masks with mock ring handles. It has a very smooth and lustrous surface...
Canaanite glazed steatite scarab with glaze gone white. Depicting animal figures on the underside, including a lizard and antelopes. 15th/14th centuries BCE
A Japanese Imari Tureen and Cover
Decorated with flowering peony
The inside with a large peony flower
Diameter: 6 7/8″ (17.4 cm)
Condition: excellent, small firing fault to interior of lid
Barrel shaped, tri-color mosaic glass and 22k gold pendant with suspension loops on top and on side. 2nd/3rd Century. 3/4 inch. From an old NYC collection.
Chinese late Qing dynasty to early Republic period Album of Beijing Customs from the Zhou Peichun Studios (also referred to as Chou Pai Chuen and Chou P’ei-ch’un) consisting of seventeen leaves of ink and gouache color on pith paper export paintings. Each painting illustrates five to seven Beijing shop signs, each with an accompanying Chinese description. Each leaf holds a red Zhou Peichun seal. The individual paintings are thread bound on the right side...
A second Chinese scroll painting of three standing figures in a landscape with a dragon and clouds. Dated, corresponding to 1847. Painted on silk , it measures 117x43 cm. overall and 58x36 cm ( the painting). In good condition, no restoration, no tears. It is sold with item 1337978 which is a similar scroll.
Pair of ivory buttons of square shape, with a relief decorated representing each a different Disciple of Buddha ("arhat"). Japan, 19th century. Height: 2.8 cm each. Small chips at the attachment knobs at the back, otherwise very good condition.
A fine Chinese scroll painting of four figures under a tree with buildings in the background. Dated corresponding to 1821. On silk. it measures 115x43 cm. overall. 57x36 cm ( the painting). condition: there is a stressed fold, as seen in the images. This scroll is sold with a subsequent and similar one
Statue of Bodhisattva Sadaksari Lokesvara, the four-armed deity seatd in "dhyanasana" on a double lotus throne, his principal arms in prayer posture ("anjali mudra"), the other hands wearing the rosary (""ashamala") on the right side and a lotus of absolute purity on the left side. His head is sumounted by a stylized bust of Buddha Amithaba. The deity is wearing diadem, jewels and dhoti. The statue is made of gilt copper with turquoise and coral inserts. Tibet, 16th century. Height: 13 cm...
A heavy cast, pear-shaped bronze or brass ewer standing on four feet. With straight spout and curved handle. The drop shaped, slightly raised medallions with incised floral spray. Condition: lower end of the handle lost, the lid seems to be a later replacement. Dimension: 29.3 cm high, from handle to spout: 29.5 cm.
A fine Chinese Powder Blue Porcelain Vase, with double circle mark in deep cobalt blue.
Good condition. Size: H. 19 cm. ( 7.5")
Each dish is decorated in underglaze cobalt-blue design of a carp leaping from waves, Two sides show reeds and water. Dating is circa 1850, with dimensions 3.5cm high X 15cm X 11.5cm. One dish has a slightly creamier glaze than the other three. There are slight grit adesions on each dish.
A very nice Tang Camel with a nice crackling glaze. It is hard to date this piece, could be early 19th century or earlier. Size: H.44cm. W. 32cm. Condition: No repairs or chips.
Each bronze vase is onlaid in silver, gold, shakudo and copper hibiscus, bellflower and chrysanthemum and with three birds in flight. The incised signature on each base reads Murakami. Measurements are 18.5cm high each vase. Dating is circa 1880 There are small round spots on the sides which may indicate raindrops. There are light areas of wear on some relief areas.
This Satsuma pottery teapot is inscribed Seiyu... and Heishu sei and with a seal. It bears enameled designs of late summer and autumn flowers and grasses and probably was made for the domestic Japanese market rather than for export. Dating is circa 1870. Measurments are 8.5cm H X 13.4cm W. There is light wear to the gold decoration and light staining from use.