STERLING SILVER NUT SPOON. Watson Co. Circa 1900. A lovely nut spoon with pierced bowl and scrolled border. Beaded handle with oval cartouche at the terminal enclosing a 3-letter monogram - J.J.R.. Measures 4 1/2 inches in length. Weighs 12.4 grams.
Pair Chinese Export Grisaille and Gilt Vases and Covers, circa 1745
Pair grisaille and gilt vases painted with mountainous riverscapes, pagodas and people heightened in iron red with touches of gilt. Qianlong period.
Height 25.5 cm
One vase has a small chip to base rim and a small piece re-attached to rim of cover. The other vase is in excellent condition, no chips, cracks or restoration.
A very fine and rare 18th century Chinese Qianlong mark and period gilt decorated coral ground porcelain wine cup, the small size ogee form rounded bowl delicately potted and superbly painted in gold around the exterior with three detached sprays of lotus flowers with feathery scrolls, all between decorative scrollwork bandings encircling around the top and bottom rims, reserved on coral-red ground, top rim gilded, interior and base of the cup glazed turquoise and bearing the Qianlong reign m...
A very soft and evocative landscape painting in the traditions of the Shijo school of art by Kishi Chikudo. The scene depicts Kyoto's Arashiyama during the cherry blossom season. The lovely original brocade mounting is patterned with blooming flowers and forms an indelible link with the painting.
Painted with ink and touches of color on silk the work is in good, original condition. A couple of very light marks are present as well as minor insect damage to the lower section of the mounting...
This very plain card case is made from mahogany and features a swivel opening top. It is 106mm high, 68mm wide and 11mm thick. The only manufacturers mark is the word "Patented" situated in an oval on the lid. It has retained its original patina. C 1850.
This Indian made slip top, slightly cushion shaped card case is decorated with Sadeli mosaic ware to the front and rear with the sides featuring mosaic roundels. The mosaic is inlaid into ivory which is glued onto a sandalwood carcass. It measures 104mm long, 81mm wide and 15mm thick. There is some loss of mosaic which can be seen in the photo to the top of the case. On the reverse there is some more loss but it is much smaller. C1840-80.
This Indian made slip top card case is decorated front and rear as well as along the edges with Sadeli ware mosaic patterns inlaid into ivory over a sandalwood carcass. It is 97mm long, 77mm wide and 12mm thick. It does have some very minor damage to a small area of mosaic. C1840-80.
Chinese Silver (Metal) Snuff Bottle
Size: Length 5" Width 0.25" Height 1.5"
A rather unusual Chinese silver or metal snuff bottle. The bottles are arranged like a screen where each bottle contains an image of a flowering flora and a name or word associated with the contents inside. It is not known what the contents were but one could assume possibly some kind of Chinese medicinal or herbal blend that would invoke the name of that specific powder.
This slip top,slightly cushion shaped card case is decorated with Indian Sadeli mosaic work inlaid into ivory over a sandalwood carcass. The rear is decorated with the same pattern and the edges have mosaic roundels. It is 92mm long, 61mm wide and 14mm thick. It does have some minor damage to the inlay. C1840-80
Amethyst Carving of Bull
Size: Length 2" Width 1.5" Height 1"
The Bull has a chipped off section.
The bull is one popular motif in Chinese literati culture. The animal often represents the rural and simple life that literati scholars often yearn for.
Chinese Bull Herder Boy On Bull
Size: Length 1.75" Width 0.7" Height 1.25"
The motif of a boy bull herder riding an ox originates from the famous zen parable of a boy trying to tame a bull. The ten images of the entire journey represents the journey of enlightenment where the bull is the mind and the boy the practitioner. This motif also became popular within the literati tradition as well.
This is Shibori Kimono made in Aichi Narumi area of the Meiji era.
This is made with the good cotton including the texture and a natural indigo plant. The blue dyed cloth without a pattern cotton of the lining is a good item of the textures. F1 Some colors of the edge of right sleeve faded. There is the small stain such as the image of F2. F3. The thin stain of the F3 image is top part of the folds of the collars. It does not stand out...
Rare Chinese Turqoise lobed bowl, XianFeng(1851-1862)
Rare Chinese Turqoise lobed bowl
Very rare and finely painted Chinese turqoise lobed bowl, xianfeng mark and of the period, The thickly enameled bowl decorated with buddhist emblems and lotus sscrolls.
H: 3 inches D: 7 1/2 inches
PROVENANCE: Formerly a Property of a New London NH family collection, acquired in China between 19th and early 20th century
Condition: Good w...
Chinese Triple Gourd Porcelain Vase
Age: Kangxi Period(1661-1722)
The three gourd vase in very rare and only made in the period of Kangxi.
The vase with three globular sections and a trumpet neck decorated with cafe-au-lait glaze to base and alternating craquelure bands, below underglaze cobalt flowers at white neck.
H: 10 in(25.5cm).
Condition Report: Good condition with normal wear by aging, rim of top possibly ground down...
Chinese Carved Celadon Jade of Water Dropper with Cap, 3 Legged Toad
Age: Qing Dynasty(1644-1911)
Finely carved in the form of 3-legged toad and younger toad on top working as a cap.
Diam: 7cm x 4.5cm