A finely crafted three piece Altar garniture comprising two bronze Chinese "Gu" form flower vases and a small bronze Koro (incense burner).Condition: excellent.Vases : 9.8cm (3.9 inches) high.Censer: 4.5cm (1.75 inches) high.Total weight: 1.08kg (2lb 6oz)
A rare and very finely 'carved' pair of large Jadeite birds - possibly hawks or parrots - made in China either in the late 18th or 19th Century. Condition: one is in excellent condition with natural flaws which pre-date the working of the stone; the other (which is with a later, carved wood stand) has had breaks to the tail and feet and has a piece missing from the tail. For thirty-one additional pictures please view #0660 in our Liverpool shop website at 69aliverpool.co.uk. Each bird: 14cm (5.5 inches) high; 18cm (7 inches) long. Weight: approx. 900 grams (32oz) each.
清中期 翡翠鸟一对 1780-1820
An early 18th Century porcelain tea bowl and saucer decorated in underglaze blue with overgalze iron red and green enamels in "Verte Imari" style. This item was made in China for export to Europe early in the 18th Century, probably during the reign of the Yongzheng emperor (1723-1735).
.For many additional pictures please view item #0637 at our Liverpool shop website at 69aliverpool.co.uk.
Bowl: 4cm (1.5 inches) high; 7cm (2.75 inches) diameter.
Saucer: 11.5cm (4.5 inches) diameter.
A fine and very rare 'Transitional' vase painted in inky blue depicting a mountain landscape in classical scholars' taste. This item was made in the Dehua kilns, Fujian province, southern China, in the 17th Century, probably circa 1670-1680, early in the reign of the Kangxi emperor (1662-1722). For many additional pictures please view item #0626 at our Liverpool shop website at 69aliverpool.co.uk.
Condition - very good - there is a light brown under glaze "production" hairline inside the mouth - no damage and no restoration. 23.5cm (9.5 inches) high.
A group of five carved and painted wood figures, in traditional dress, made in colonial India, as part of a larger set, during the 19th or very early 20th Century. For many additional pictures please view item #0636 at our Liverpool shop website at 69aliverpool.co.uk.
Condition: very good - there are minor cracks to the shoulder of the Sadhu (Holy man) and to the elbow of the woman.
8.5cm (3.3 inches) high.
A large and very rare Zitan wood and porcelain wall vase with thick deep red glaze and complete with its original lead liner. The porcelain bears the single character "Chun" meaning "Spring". This item was made in China in the Qing dynasty (1644-1911), during either the 18th or the 19th Century.
There are some chips to the inside of the the hardwood mount and the inside of the porcelain; the exterior of the wood and the red glazed porcelain is in excellent condition, with no damages and no restoration.
For many additional pictures please view item #0615 at our Liverpool shop website at 69aliverpool.co.uk.
31.5cm (12.3 inches) high; 13cm (5.1 inches) wide.
清 红釉半圆筒形瓷挂瓶 配紫檀木座
A large, and heavy, Stick Stand, ( for holding walking sticks and umbrellas), profusely decorated, in Satsuma style, with a panapoly of historical scenes enclosed within elaborately enamelled textile (?) patterns and surmounted by a large coiled dragon amongst stylized clouds. This item was made in Japan for export to Europe or America during the late 19th or early 20th Century.
Condition: there are chips to the rim, some cracks around the base and losses to the head and claws of the dragon. For many additional pictures please view item #0601 at our Liverpool shop website at 69aliverpool.co.uk.
39cm (15.3 inches) high
Weight: approx 9 kg (19lb 12oz).
A finely carved pair of hardwood figures depicting the Chinese (Buddhist) deity / Bodhisattva Guanyin (Avalokitesvara). These figures were crafted in the 18th Century, possibly during the reign of the Qianlong emperor (1736-1795).
For many additional pictures please view item #0604 at our Liverpool shop website at 69aliverpool.co.uk.
Condition: Very good overall, with excellent old patina; there are some age cracks and minor losses (to the tip of the bottle in the right hand of the larger figure and to one of the folds of her robe).
41cm (16 inches) and 40cm (15.75 inches) high.
A small finely carved pale green and 'spinach' jadeite boulder depicting two carp on each side leaping amongst waves and lotus plants. This item is carved in 18th Century Qianlong style but was made in China in the 20th Century, probably during the Republic period (1911-1949).
Condition: excellent - no damages or losses.
For additional pictures please view item #0569 at our Liverpool shop website at 69aliverpool.co.uk.
7cm (2.75inches) high; 5.7cm (2.25 inches) wide.
鲤鱼翡翠把件 - 20世纪
A pair of porcelain vases, each with globular body and tall cylindrical neck, covered with an even, dark, slightly irridescent apple-green crackled glaze. One of the vases has a white foot rim and is white deep inside; the other is "burned" (iron oxide) orange on the foot rim and inside. These items were made in China, in the mid Qing dynasty, during either the late 18th or 19th Century. The collector's labels on the bases carry the name W.A. Stewart who is recorded as having worked for the Hong Kong and Shanghai Bank. These vases were purchased in a UK auction in 2003. Condition - excellent - there are some surface scratches (see enlargement 8) but there are no damages and there has been no restoration. For many additional pictures please view item #0565 at our website at 69aliverpool.co.uk. 19cm (7.5 inches) & 20cm (7.9 inches) high.
苹果绿蟹爪纹天球瓶一对，釉面稍泛蛤蜊光。其中一只圈足和瓶内为白色；另一只圈足和瓶内为铁锈斑色。此对天球瓶作于清中期，约18或19世纪。瓶底有先前藏家W.A. Stewart的标签，据记载，W.A. Stewart曾就职于香港上海汇丰银行。我们于2003年在英国购得这对瓷瓶。
A large heavy bottle vase depicting two confronting five clawed dragons amongst clouds and flames and above breaking waves. The base carries the six character seal mark of the Qianlong Emperor (1736-1795) but this item was probably made later, during the 19th Century.
Condition - the neck has been reduced and polished. There are no chips or cracks and there has been no restoration but there are surface scratches. For additional pictures please view item #0607 at our Liverpool shop website at 69aliverpool.co.uk.
Height 23cm (9 inches); 24cm (9.5 inches) wide. Weight 2.6 kg (5.73lb).
AA carved soapstone figure depicting a reclining Scholar; holding a fan in his right hand. This item was possibly made as an object for the Scholar's table and was made in China in the Qing dynasty, probably during the second half of the 19th Century (circa 1850-1900).
Condition: a 2.5cm area appear to have been chipped away (in front of the fan and below his right knee)- please view enlargements 5, 6 & 7; and there are small spots of red paint in places.
6.3cm (2.5 inches) high; 7.6cm (3 inches) long.
A 'bronze' censer (copper zinc alloy with iron impurities) with a six character Ming dynasty Xuande reign mark (1426-1435) to the base but this item was made later, probably during the late Qing dynasty (circa 1890-1910).
condition: very good - no damages,losses or repairs.
9cm (3.5 inches)across; 6.3cm (2.5 inches)high.
Weight: 260 grams (9 oz).
A turquoise biscuit-glazed stoneware, or possibly porcelain, Okinomo of a tiger made in Japan in the late Edo period (1600-1868). . For a very similarly modeled figure with yellow glaze please view #90 (page 85) in the Oriental Ceramic Society catalogue of their 2009 Exhibition "The World in Monochromes".
Condition: excellent - no damages and no repairs or resroation.
12cm (4.75 inches) high; 18cm (7 inches) long.
Weight: 880 grams (1lb 15oz).
For many additional pictures and enlargements please view item #0482 on our Liverpool Shop website at 69aliverpool.co.uk
19世纪初 日本江戸時代 有田松石绿釉“置物”卧虎像
A polished 'bronze' (copper zinc alloy) vase cast with three dragons above carved stylized waves and also decorated with flowers and Buddhist emblems. We are unable to read the seven character mark on the base. This item was made in China for export during the late 19th or early 20th Century.
Condition: very good - recently polished but no damages or losses and no repairs.
24.5cm (9.6 inches) high.
Weight: 1.36 Kg (3lbs)
清末民初 中国外销盘龙铜瓶 约1880-1920
A blue and white jar with the six character reign mark of the Kangxi emperor (1662-1722) within a double ring to the base. This item was made later, for export, during either the late 19th or early 20th Century.
Condition: excellent - no damages and no restoration.
12cm (4.75 inches) high.
清末民初 康熙款青花人物莲子罐 约1880-1920
A rare late Ming Dynasty thickly potted jar decorated in underglaze blue with a key-fret pattern around the neck; on the shoulder a Kraak style diaper pattern encloses four circular panels, each containing a fruiting peach branch; above the foot are stylized breaking waves; the large central area is painted on each side with nine boys, at leisure, in a garden setting. "Hundred Boys" jars with very similar decoration are to be found dating to the Jiajing reign (1522-1566) but this jar was made later, probably for export, circa 1610-1625 during the reign of either the Wanli or the Tianqi emperor.
Condition - there is fritting (production glaze loss) to the rim and there are chips to the foot rim; there are two cracks to the rim which are probably firing (production) cracks and there are various cracks and glaze imperfections to the body but there are no repairs and there has been no restoration.
19cm (7.5inches) high; 19cm (7.5inches) diameter. Weight - 1.5kg (3lb 5oz).
For many additional pictures and enlargements please view item #0470 on our Liverpool Shop website at 69aliverpool.co.uk
明晚期 青花童子罐 明万历/天启 约1610-1625
一件明晚期青花童子罐。胎体细腻厚重，罐口一圈回字纹，肩部“克拉克”风格的开光装饰由四 个菱形花纹和四个花果枝叶交替组成，足部则是一圈海水纹。主体部分两面各有九个童子在花园里戏耍。类似装饰风格的”百子罐“可见于明嘉靖时期 （1522-1566），但此罐稍晚，应为外销品，作于约1610-1625明万历/天启年间。
A large thickly potted porcelain jar, with replacement wood cover, painted in underglaze blue depicting a flowering peoney shrub surmounted by a stylized bat. This item was made in China, probably for export, during the last few decades of the Qing dynasty (1644-1911).
Condition: very good - no damages and no restoration.
28cm (11 inches) high.