An unusual Chinese cloisonne paperweight, the rectangular plaque decorated with a Christian cross on a sky blue ground among flowers. Dimensions: 10 cm. x 6.1 cm. x 1.2 cm. 19th cent.
Orange tint to some areas probably caused by corrosion of wires. Some dents to edges, especially to reverse.
A large Straits Chinese baluster vase decorated with turquoise reserves of pheasants and peacocks on a pink ground with scrolling lotus, the base enamelled turquoise. Height: 23 in. ( 58.5 cm.). c. 1900.
The vase has restoration to the rim (a large section has been broken and restuck), which has been indicated in the close-up of the interior of the mouth. It is of good quality and not apparent to the casual eye. No other faults.
An olive stone carving of the Red Cliff Boat, minutely carved with ten seated figures and the drunken poet Su Shi lying on the roof. Length: 4 cm. 18/19th cent.
A rare café-au-lait ground teabowl and saucer with floral decoration to the exterior in famille verte enamels and shrimp and fish in underglaze blue to the interior. Rhombus mark to base. Diameter of saucer: 11.7 cm.; bowl: 7.8 cm. Kangxi (1662-1722).
Short hairline ( 1 cm.) to rim of bowl. No other faults.
A rare Japanese moriage cloisonné enamel ovoid baluster vase decorated with a spray of white roses on a midnight blue enamel ground. Height: 14.8 cm. c. 1900.
There is a bruise with lost enamel to the reverse of the vase and some curious uneven marks to the midnight blue ground where it is slightly raised above the usual level due to some production fault (visible in some of the photos) . One or two very minor scratches and enamel marks.
An unusual Chinese porcelain bowl decorated in polychrome enamels with Buddhist emblems among waves and rockwork, the interior with a lotus pattern in underglaze blue. Diameter: 12 cm. Shunzhi/Kangxi (c. 1660-70).
4.3 cm. hairline. A few minor glaze nibbles to rim. No other faults.
Please Take 50% Off The Featured Price. This is an elegantly simple Commode made during the Louis Philippe period during the first half of the 19th century consisting of a gray St Ann marble with trimmed edge sitting upon a beautifully patinaed facade featuring a total of 5 drawers (including the hidden one located within the pediment), mounted with their original bronze hardware (Escutcheons are not original and estimated from the end of the 19th century)...
Karatsu ware, Japan
Edo period, 18th - early 19th century
D: 12.7 cm (4.99in)
H: 7 cm (2.75in)
Well-used and well-soften, arranging with aged silver restoration (gintsugi).
Comfortable layering of calm egg shell color, with the landscape ('keshiki')
of mature use-wear of tea and inborn minor kiln-flaw.
Also, with the tasteful expression of foot (kodai) as another highlight.
A superb Los Castillo old linear hallmark and an early numbered design 508 that will not disappoint. The face front is 2.75in. long and the inside diameter is 2.5in. for wearable length. The patina is dark and natural. It is truly a treasure and kept as such with no repairs, dents or flaws. Also a tight spring in tip top condition. It is very heavy repousse weighing 82 grams. You can work with this one on with a push up. Collector and museum quality.
Margot de Taxco number 5676 is never seen. The very thick repousse clamper is 63 grams and that is quite a lot for an airy design. Each part of the swirls front surface is slightly concave making an indented swoosh. The face is 2.75in. and the wearable is a 2 3/8th's inches diameter. The spring is tight with no dents or repairs. This bracelet has been kept in pristine condition. There is glare and reflection from the lights...
SOMETSUKE PETAL-SHAPED PLATE
Imari ware, Japan
Late Edo period (1780-1867)
D: 20 cm (7.87in)
H: 3.3 cm (1.29in)
Free and easy sometsuke design of 'Peony and Butterfly' in the unique symmetrical composition.
Elegant colouring and sheen...
A very attractive Japanese cloisonné charger, decorated with shaped turquoise reserves of birds and flowers on a white ground densely inlaid with geometric and floral designs, the reverse counter-enamelled in white and turquoise. Probably Nagoya, c. 1870-80. Diameter: 30.5 cm.
The brilliance of the colours is intensified by the fine state of preservation of the gilding. No damage.
Remains of old label to base.
A small Japanese bronze sculpture of an Indian rhinoceros. Stamped mark to foot. Length: 12 cm. Probably early 20th cent.
Seto ware, Japan
Edo period, 18th - early 19th century
D: 6 cm (2.36in)
H: 6.5 cm (2.55in)
Well-used as handed down tea utensil of Katatsuki, as a shouldered tea caddy.
Rich dripping of iron glaze expressing subtle and deep landscape.
Beautifully practical condition with a fine repair at mouth-edge
and a scenic crack at gold-foiled ivory lid.
Attached with shifuku po...
A Japanese bronze paper or scrollweight in the form of a fan, inlaid with silver and gilt blossoms. Length: 14.5 cm. c.1900.
Some rubbing to patina, especially on underside. No other faults.