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.
For many additional pictures please view #1323 in our Liverpool shop website at 69aliverpool.co.uk
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.
For additional pictures please view #1303 in our Liverpool shop website at 69aliverpool.co.uk
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.
For a few additional pictures please view #1243 in our Liverpool shop website at 69aliverpool.co.uk
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. For many additional pictures please view #1154 in our Liverpool shop website at 69aliverpool.co.uk
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). For additional pictures please view #1195 in our Liverpool shop website at 69aliverpool.co.uk
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.
For many additional pictures please view #1133 in our Liverpool shop website at 69aliverpool.co.uk
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. For some additional pictures please view #1124 in our Liverpool shop website at 69aliverpool.co.uk
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.
A rare and finely cast bronze Crane made in Ming dynasty China (1368 - 1644).
Cranes were most popular on blue and white ceramics during the reign of the Jiajing emperor (1522-1566) but, although similarly modelled duck form censers bearing the Jiajing reign mark are not unusual, bronze cranes from this period are extremely rare.
Unusually, this item carries a makers mark which reads "Ri Xin".
Condition - excellent - there are minor losses (to the tail) probably sustained at the time of casting but no damages, repairs or restoration. For many additional pictures please view #1114 in our Liverpool shop website at 69aliverpool.co.uk
35.5 cm (14 inches) high.
Weight 2.2kg (4lb 12oz).
A rare early 18th Century Chinese porcelain jar finely painted with wucai / famille verte enamels depicting a lady and two boys in a garden setting. This item was made in Jingdezhen, Jiangxi province southern China, during the reign of the Kangxi emperor (1662 - 1722).
Condition: excellent - there is a little surface degradation to some of the over glaze enamels but no losses; no damages and no restoration. For additional pictures please view #1112 in our Liverpool shop website at 69aliverpool.co.uk
12 cm (4.75 inches) high.
A bronze vase finely cast in archaic Shang dynasty style Gu form. The body is subidivided by four rows of vertical fin shaped flanges and is decorated with stylized flower heads and lingzhi fungus reserved against a flattened Leiwen (cloud) daiper ground.
This item was made during the 16th or early 17th Century, possibly during the reign of the Wanli emperor (1573 - 1619. For additional pictures please view #1062 in our Liverpool shop website at 69aliverpool.co.uk
20.5cm (8.1 inches) high
A well carved hardwood figure of an emmaciated aescetic, probably depicting the Chinese Daoist Immortal Li Tieguai. This item was made in China, probably for export, during either the late 19th or early 20th century.
Condition: there is a small old chip to one finger and an old age crack to the base; otherwise excellent.
27cm (10.5 inches} high.
A massive bronze (copper tin alloy) vase cast in Han dynasty Hu shape and with Han style Taotie mask handles. The archaistic style decoration is an amalgam of Shang and Zhou dynasty motifs. These consist of upper and lower bands depicting stylized dragons and a central band of large Taotie ("monster"} masks. All are reserved against a flattened Leiwen (cloud) daiper ground. Below the upper two horizontal bands are pendent 'Cicida Blades'.
An accompanying 1973 British Museum letter suggests an 18th/19th Century dating but more recent scholarship has confirmed that this item was made earlier, during the Ming dynasty (1368-1644). For this letter and many additional enlargements, please view 1tem #1045 in our Liverpool shop website at 69aliverpool.co.uk
For a slightly smaller Ming vase of this shape, please view Lot 391, Sotheby's New York 18 March 2015; for a Ming dynasty archaistic bronze bell, with similar decoration, please view Lot 812, Sotheby.s New York, 21 March 2015
Condition - there are typical old repairs and losses, particularly to the base (please view enlargements).
49.5cm (19.5 inches) high.
Weight 8.9kg (19.6lb).
A fine and very rare early 18th Century bowl decorated in Ming style depicting the 'Three Friends of Winter' - Bamboo, Pine and Prunus Blossom. The base carries the encircled six character mark of the Yongzheng Emperor and this bowl was made during his reign (1723-1735).
For a similar bowl please see Christies, King Street - sale no. 5977, lot 116 (15 June 1998). Provenance - purchased from Woolley and Wallis (Salisbury) in 2003.
Condition - there is a small rim chip and a white filled rim chip with associated hairline.
For additional pictures please view #1003 in our Liverpool shop website at 69aliverpool.co.uk
11.7cm (4.6 inches) diameter; 5.4cm (2.1 inches) high.
类似之例，请参考1998年6月15日佳士得国王街（Christies King Street) 第5977场拍卖会116号拍品。
来源：于2003年自威立士拍卖行（Woolley & Wallis）购得。
A very rare, heavy and exceptionally finely enamelled ten-sided porcelain double teapot made in China (possibly *Baba-Nonya" for the "Straits" Chinese market) in the 19th Century . This shape occurs in Yixing wares but it is very unusual to find porcelain in this form. Condition - one cover is chipped and has been broken in half and re-glued; there are chips to the spout and the top of the handle; there is a crack to the top join of the handle but none at the bottom. There has been no restoration. Please view enlargements. 24cm (9.5 inches) long; 13.5cm (5.3 inches) high. Weight 960 grams (2lb 1.8oz). For many additional pictures please view #0996 in our Liverpool shop website at 69aliverpool.co.uk