A finely crafted three piece Alter 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 white porcelain bowl with incised decoration depicting two dragons amongst stylized clouds and flames. On the base, in underglaze blue, is the six character reign mark of the Guangxu Emperor (1875-1908).
Condition: there is a 0.5cm chip to the inside of the rim and there is much of the over glaze silver decoration is worn away. There are no cracks and there has been no restoration.
16.5cm (6.5 inches) diameter.
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 large porcelain jar freely painted in underglaze blue depicting mountains, buildings and people in a continuous river landscape. This item was made in China and probably exported in the late 18th or early 19th Century during the reign of the Jiaqing emperor(1795-1820).
For similar please view "The Diana Cargo" catalogue, Christies Amsterdam, 7 March 1995.
Condition - excellent - no damages and no restoration. 22cm (8.5inches) high;
Weight - 1.88kg (4lb 2 oz)
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 rare underglaze blue decorated Chinese vase, painted in scholar's taste, depicting two hornbill birds on rock-work under a flowering prunus branch. This item was made in the Jingdezhen kilns, Jiangxi province in the mid 18th century, during the reign of the Qianlong emperor (1736-1795). Condition - excellent - no damages and no restoration. 20.5cm (8 inches) high.
A rare porcelain bowl very finely decorated with stylized flower scrolls painted with overglaze blue and green enamels. On the base is an underglaze blue shop or maker's mark within a double ring. This item was made in China, probably for export, in the early 18th Century during the reign of the Yongzheng emperor (1723-1735). Condition: there are five repaired rim chips infilled with removable Museum Standard Conservation Grade material; there is one associated 4cm (1.5 inch) hairline running from the rim and there is some wear to the interior due to prolonged use over many years. No further damages or restoration. 20cm (8 inches) diameter; 6cm (2.3 inches) high.For many additional pictures and enlargements please view item #0505 on our Liverpool Shop website at 69aliverpool.co.uk
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).
A small twin-handled bronze censer with a large six character Ming dynasty Xuande mark to the base but made later during either the 18th or 19th Century.
This item is from the collection of a British architect who was born in China and lived in Shanghai. It came with him to the UK in 1931. Condition: excellent - no damages. 8cm (3.1 inches) diameter; 5cm (2 inches) high. Weight 180gm (6 oz).
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).