A pretty porcelain figure of Guanyin seated on a lotus 'throne' attractively painted with bright famille rose / fencai enamels. This item was probably made in south China during the reign of the Jiaqing Emperor (1796-1820). Condition - there has been extensive restoration and re-painting. The hands have been broken off and replaced. The head has been broken off and re-fixed and there has been another break to the middle. There has also been restoration to the lotus petals. 24cm (9.5inches) high.
18/19世纪粉彩观音像 - 清嘉庆
A very rare finely painted porcelain teapot decorated on each side with a scene depicting a scholar in a garden landscape. This item was made in China in the early 18th Century, probably during the reign of the Yongzheng emperor (1723-1735) . Condition - there is an 18th Century ( European) replacement handle; there is a chip to the spout and one to the cover (see enlargements 7and 8); there is a chip to the foot rim and an associated crack which runs across the base and 5cm up one side (please view enlargements 1,9 and 10).For many additional enlargements, please view 1tem #1528 in our partially constructed Liverpool shop website at 69aliverpool.co.uk . 11cm (4.3inches) high; 17.5cm (6.9inches) long.
A small porcelain vase or jar painted in under glaze blue (in 17th / 18th Century Kangxi style) with a scene from the epic historical novel the "San Guo Zhi Yan Yi" (the Romance of the Three Kingdoms). The base carries the four character reign mark of the Kangxi emperor (1662-1722) but this item was made later, for export, during the late 19th or early 20th Century.
For additional enlargements, please view 1tem #1523 in our partially constructed Liverpool shop website at 69aliverpool.co.uk
Condition: there is a light star crack to the body which we discovered after listing on Trocadero (it is clearly visible on one of the enlargements at our liverpool shop website); there are glaze imperfections and a minute chip to the inside of the rim. No further damages and no repairs. It is without it's original cover.
9cm (3.5 inches) high.
A cloisonne enamel jar and cover, profusely decorated with multi-coloured stylized flowering peony shrubs. On the base is written 'CIHNA' confirming that this item was made in China for export during the late 19th or early 20th Century.
Condition: excellent - no damages or losses and mo restoration.
12.8cm (5 inches) high.
A porcelain plate painted in shades of under glaze cobalt blue, in traditional Chinese taste, depicting two ducks swimming on a pond swimming on a pond surrounded with aquatic plants. On the base is a six character reign mark of the Kangxi emperor within a double circle which reads "Da Qing Kangxi Nian Zhi" ("Great Qing Kangxi Year Made). This plate was made in the late 17th Century, circa 1690, during the reign of the Kangxi emperor (1662-1722). Unusually for a 'Mark and Period' piece this plate is a European shape and was probably made for export. A similar plate is to be found in the 1997 catalogue of S. Marchant & Son, Kensington Church Street, London W8.
Condition: Excellent - no damages and no restoration
21cm (8.25 inches) diameter.
A porcelain plate painted in shades of under glaze cobalt blue, in traditional Chinese taste, depicting two ducks swimming on a pond surrounded with aquatic plants. On the base is a six character reign mark of the Kangxi emperor within a double circle which reads "Da Qing Kangxi Nian Zhi" ("Great Qing Kangxi Year Made). This plate was made in the late 17th Century, circa 1690, during the reign of the Kangxi emperor (1662-1722). Unusually for a 'Mark and Period' piece this plate is a European shape and was probably made for export. A similar plate is to be found in the 1997 catalogue of S. Marchant & Son, Kensington Church Street, London W8.
Condition: there is an 8mm chip and a number of small to tiny chips on the rim; there are no cracks and there have been no repairs or restoration.
21cm (8.25 inches) diameter.
A rare late Ming cloisonne enamel small wine cup made in China during the reign of the Wanli emperor (1573-1619).
Condition: excellent - no damages, no repairs and no restoration. Complete with Japanese wood box.
For many additional pictures, please view 1tem #1539 in our partially constructed Liverpool shop website at 69aliverpool.co.uk
1.25 inches (3.2cm) high; 2 inches (5cm) diameter.
Provenance: from the collection of Trevor Corser (1938-2015) Studio Potter, Leach Pottery, St Ives, Cornwall.
An 18th Century white glazed porcelain figure of Budai, probably made in the Jingdezhen kilns, Jiangxi province, southern China.Condition - there is chipping to the left sleeve of his robe and a very small chip to the upper lip; no cracks and no restoration. 11.5cm (4.5 inches) high; 14cm (5.5inches) wide.
A rare and unusual turquoise glazed, pottery gu form altar vase. Its moulded decoration depicts two dragons amongst clouds on the upper section ; on the waist are two ruyi bands and on the unglazed lower section are two cash symbols and what appears to be a double gourd. The base carries an inscription which we have been unable to read. This item was made for the domestic market. In China turquoise objects (which were fired at low temperature with a glaze that was notoriously difficult to control) appear to have been used traditionally within a religious context as temple dedications and altar pieces. This vase was made in China (possibly in Shaanxi province) during the Ming dynasty (1368-1644). Condition - the body is completely intact with no chips, cracks or restoration but there is extensive old and recent glaze loss. Size: 20.8cm (8.2 inches) high.
An underglaze blue decorated porcelain coffee cup, painted with flowers and butterflies. This item was made in Jingdezhen, China, for export to Europe, during the reign of the Qianlong Emperor (1736-1795).
Condition: excellent - no damages and no restoration.
5.5cm (2.2inches0 high; 6.5cm (2.5inches) diameter.
A rare finely decorated six sided vase painted in Chinese taste in underglaze blue with Doucai ("joined colours") overglaze polychrome enamels. This item was made, circa 1880-1890, during the reign of the Guangxu emperor (1875-1908).
Condition - there is old over-sprayed over-painted restoration and a more recently restored chip to the same section of the rim; no further damages or restoration.
28cm (11inches) high. Weight - 1.5kg (3lb 6oz)
A small biscuit-fired turquoise, 'aubergine' and yellow glazed moulded stoneware figure depicting Wen Chang (文昌王), the Chinese god of culture and literature, seated on an acanthus leaf throne.
This item was probably made for a home altar (possibly in Shanxi province) in the 16th or early 17th Century, during the second half of the Ming dynasty.
Condition: the head has been broken at the neck and reglued and there are firing losses to the aubergine enamels at the back; there are no further damages and there has been no restoration.
14cm (5.5 inches) high.
A rare "Peking" glass Chinese Court Necklace (Chao Zhu) made for a Court Official in the latter years of the Qing dynasty, during the 19th or very early 20th Century. There are 107 blue beads and 29 pink beads.
Condition: in excellent original condition but most of the kingfisher feather decoration (which originally covered the copper 'sheaths' holding the four glass 'jewel' drops) is missing as are one blue bead and one pink bead (there are 107 blue beads and 29 pink beads); no further losses or damages and no repairs.
A white porcelain "Blanc-de-Chine" Buddhist Lion incense stick holder in similar style to the larger Guardian Lions which are frequently to be found at the entrances to Buddhist temples. These were probably originally made for domestic home altars and were among the first items to be exported to Europe from China as decorative objects.
This item was made in the kilns of Dehua, Fujian Province, South China ,circa 1640-1660, and exported to Europe during the middle of the 17th Century.
For a very similar example please see catalogue # 90 in "Blanc de Chine - Porcelain from Dehua a catalogue of the Hickley Collection, Singapore" by Rose Kerr & John Ayers.
Condition: one old 3cm hairline to the base; no further damages, no losses and no restoration.
16.8cm (6.5inches) high.
A fine and very rare cylindrical bronze incense burner with flowering prunus feet and handles and bearing the characters "Wan nian bao lu" which translates as "precious censer for 10000 years" (meaning forever precious censer). The base carries the reign mark of the Fifteenth Century Xuande emperor (1426-1435) but this item was made later, during the 17th Century.
Condition: excellent - no damages or losses and no repairs or restoration but the external surface has been polished within the last 10 years.
12cm (4.75 inches) high; 17cm (6.7 inches) wide.
Weight: 1.34kg (2lb 15oz).
A fine and very rare pair of monochrome rouleau shaped porcelain vases with apple green lustrous glaze; the base and interior are glazed white.
There are old collector's labels to the base.
These items were made in China, in the late 17th or early 18th Century, during the reign of the Kangxi emperor (1662-1722).
Condition - excellent - no damages and no restoration.
A rare and very finely caste heavy bronze (copper tin alloy) incense burner in the form of a playful crouching 'lion'.
This item was made in Ming dynasty China probably during the 16th or early 17th Century.
Condition: the cover is missing; otherwise very good.
Max length 35 cm.(13.75 inches), max height 18.5 cm.(7.25 inches).
Weight circa 6.7 kilos (14lbs 12 oz).
A porcelain bowl painted with over glaze "famille rose" enamels depicting a flowering peony shrub issuing from a stylized blue rock. This item was made in China for export to Europe during the second quarter of the 18th Century.
Condition: very good - there is a 1.7cm chip to the inside of the footrim; no other damages and no restoration.
14cm (5.5 inches) diameter; 6.5cm (2.6 inches) high.