A small pair of finely potted U-shaped Chinese porcelain wine cups painted to the exterior in underglaze blue with stylized scrolls of flowering lotus above a band of Ruyi heads over a narrow foot.
Above the lotus flower heads are eight Tibetan style Buddhist Lanca (Lantsa) characters.
On each base of each, painted in under glaze blue within a double square, is the six character reign mark of the Ming dynasty Chenghua emperor (1465-1487) but these cups were made later, possibly in the early 20th Century during the Republic period (1911-1949).
For a pair of Yongzheng Imperial wine cups with very similar under glaze blue decoration but bearing additional over glaze polychrome Doucai enamels please see Lot 203, Sotheby's Hong Kong, April 25, 2004.
Condition: excellent - no damages and no restoration.
5cm (2 inches) high; 5.8cm (2.3 inches) diameter.
A carved blown moulded glass snuff bottle painted on the inside with a mountain landscape and on the other side a garden scene with potted plants, lingzhi fungi and a weather sculpted rock. This item was made in China during the late 19th or early 20th Century.
Condition: there is no stopper and there are flaws inside the clear glass neck which were possibly caused during the making of the aperture.
6.1cm (2.3 inches) high.
A very rare and unusual lotus form bowl on three lotus bud and seed pod feet very finely painted to the interior with vibrant Famille Rose enamels depicting bats and lotus amongst multiple sylized flower scrolls on a turquoise ground.
This item was made in China probably during the reign of the Jiaqing Emperor (1796-1820) or possibly late in the reign of the Qianlong emperor (1736-1795).
Condition: excellent - no damages and no repairs or restoration.
For additional pictures please view #0834 in our Liverpool shop website at 69aliverpool.co.uk
7.8cm (3 inches) high; 21cm (8.3 inches) across.
A Ghinese porcelain snuff bottle, attractively painted in underglaze blue and red , with a Ming dynasty style scene depicting many boys at play. The cyclically dated iron red inscription can be translated as "Year of Ding Wei (1907 or possbly 1847), for my snuff taking 'elder brother's' appreciation; presented by your snuff taking 'younger brother' Ya Quan.
Condition: there is a long, stable, light hairline crack running down one side; no further damages and no restoration.
A pair of pea pods with vine leaves finely carved in pale green nephrite jade made in China during the 18th or 19th Century.
Condition: excellent - no damages.
5.8cm (2.25 inches) long.
A small well patinated boxwood carving of Guanyin made in China during the first half of the Qing Dynasty, possibly during the reign of the Kangxi emperor (1662-1722).
Condition: there are small chips to the headress and nose and larger chips around the base; there are also some age cracks.
15cm (6 inches) high.
A finely painted water colour , with gold leaf overlay, depicting a scene from the 11th Century classic "The Tale of Genji" written by noblewoman and lady-in-waiting Murasaki Shikibu. This item was probably made in Japan in the 19th Century during the Meiji period (1868-1911).
Condition: there are small marks on the paper and some losses to the gold leaf which predate the framing of this picture during the 1920s or 1930s.
Frame: 32.5cm (12.75 inches) wide; 29cm (11.4 inches) high.
Painting: 23.5cm (9.25 inches) wide; 20cm (7.9 inches) high.
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 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