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 very rare, finely modelled, bronze figure of the Ancient Egyptian cat goddess, Bast, with later, crudely carved, early 20th Century soft wood stand.
This item was made in Egypt during the Late Dynastic Period (664-332 BC).
Condition: Very good - there is oxidation loss to the left side between the fore and hind leg; no further losses and no repairs.
For many additional pictures please view #1109 in our Liverpool shop website at 69aliverpool.co.uk
Height (without stand): 6.6cm (2.6 inches).
Height (with stand): 10.8cm (4.25 inches).
Weight (without stand)
A porcelain jar with replacement wood cover painted with polychrome Famille Rose enamels and decorated with four Chilong (Chi Dragon) medalions reserved against a dense ground of stylized scrolling lotus. This item was made in China circa 1730 to 1750, probably during the reign of the Qianlong emperor (1736-1795).
Condition: there is a minor loss to the upper rim of the wood cover; the porcelain jar is in excellent condition with no damages and no repairs or restoration. For additional pictures please view #1072 in our Liverpool shop website at 69aliverpool.co.uk.
18.7cm (7.3 inches) high: 21cm (8.25 inches) high with cover.
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 Dayak sword - Mandau - with rattan bound deer antler handle in the form of a finely carved zoomorphic (possibly deer's) head. The iron blade is engraved with stylized scrolling vine decoration.
This item was made (and used) during either the 19th or very early 20th Century.
Condition: very good, but the sword is without its scabbard and the bade has seen much use, having many nicks to the cutting edge; also much of the decorative brass inlay to the blade is missing. For many additional pictures please view #1063 in our Liverpool shop website at 69aliverpool.co.uk
Blade: 54cm (21.25 inches) long; 4.3cm at the widest part & with a maximum thickness of 1.5cm at the top of the blade.
Total length (incuding handle): 69cm (27 inches)
A rare, attractively patinated, small bronze figure depicting the Ancient Egyptian cat goddess, Bast. This item was made in Egypt during the Late Dynastic Period (664-332 BC).
Condition: much of the surface is oxidized and is degraded in places and there is extensive malachite encrustation.
4cm (1.6 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 rare, very well patinated, hardwood carving, with silver wire inlay, depicting the twin Daoist Immortals of Unity and Harmony - the Hehe Erxian. One is holding a lotus leaf and bud; the other holds a bat. This item was made, circa 1780-1820, during the reign of either the Qianlong or Jiaqing emperor. For a very similarly carved and decorated group of six of the Eight Daoist Immortals please view those in the collection of the Field Museum, Chicago (illustrated on page 115 in "The Arts of China after 1620" by William Watson & Chuimei Ho, published in 2007 by the Yale University Press, ISBN 0-300-073933).
For many additional pictures please view #1026 in our Liverpool shop website at 69aliverpool.co.uk
Condition: excellent - there are very minor chips to the front corners of the base; no further damages and no repairs or restoration.
46cm (18 inches) high; 21.5cm (8.5 inches) wide.
同类木雕，请参见美国芝加哥菲尔德博物馆藏木雕八仙中的六位 （《1620年后的中国艺术》中第115页插图，William Watson & Chuimei Ho，2007年耶鲁大学出版社出版，ISBN号0-300-073933）。
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
A late 19th or early 20th Century porcelain snuff bottle, painted in shades of underglaze blue and pale olive green, depicting a lady and three boys in an interior or enclosed garden setting. The green hardstone stopper is probably jade and the spatula is finely carved ivory.
Condition: there are many small burst production glaze bubbles: no chips or cracks and there has been no restoration.
7.5cm ( 3 inches) high (without stopper).
An eight-sided vase very finely decorated with famille rose / fencai enamels. This item was made in China, during the reign of the Jiaqing emperor (1795-1820). Condition - excellent - no damages and no restoration. 31.4cm (12.3inches) high.
19世纪早期 精美的粉彩八方双耳人物瓶 约1795-1820
A very finely painted soft-paste porcelain, 17th Century "Transitional" style, garlic necked vase depicting a scene from the historical epic novel "San Guo Zhi Yan Yi" (Romance of the Three Kingdoms) attributed to the 14th Century novelist Luo Guanzhong. The courageous General Zhao Zilong is shown saving Ah Dou, the baby son of Liu Bei, during the war against the wicked General Cao Cao in which the child's mother died - he rescues the child and places him between his chest and armoured breast plate and rides away. This item was possibly made in Zhangzhou, Fujian province, southern China, during either the mid 17th Century or later, in the 19th Century.
For many additional pictures please view #0985 in our Liverpool shop website at 69aliverpool.co.uk
Condition - excellent - no damages and no restoration.
24cm (9.6 inches ) high.
A finely cast bronze Bodhisattva Simhanada Lokesvara (an incarnation of Avalokiteśvara), with trident and seated on a lion. This item was made in Tibet and the bronze is of traditional copper / tin composition. For many additional pictures please view #0958 in our Liverpool shop website at 69aliverpool.co.uk
Condition: very good - there are old losses to the detail next to the upper left arm; no further damages and no repairs.
22.5cm (8.9 inches) high.
Weight: approx 1.38kg (3lb)
菩萨悠闲坐于莲花座，左手置于台上，右手执佛珠，身后一三叉杖。狮吼观音（Simhanada Avalokitesvara 或 Simhanada Lokesvara）为观世音菩萨化身之一。此件做于西藏地区，具铜锡合金的特点。更多照片，请参见本店网站69aliverpool.co.uk上第0958号藏品。
A porcelain figure of Guanyin (the Chinese "Goddess of Mercy") seated on a lotus 'throne' attractively painted with bright famille rose / fencai enamels. This item was made in south China during the reign of the Jiaqing Emperor (1796-1820).
Condition: there has been much damage and old professional restoration. For additional pictures please view #0925 in our Liverpool shop website at 69aliverpool.co.uk
23.5cm (9.25inches) high.
A rare and very unusual underglaze blue decorated Gu shaped Altar Vase with fine crackular glaze. This item was made in Southern China, probably during the second half of the Qing dynasty.
Condition: damaged - with very old (possibly Chinese) double stapled and lead infilled repairs.
31cm (12 inches) high.