A rare finely cast Chinese bronze censer and cover. The base carries the six character mark of the Ming dynasty Xuande emperor (1426-1435) but this item was made later,in the 17th or early 18th Century probably during the reign of the Kangxi Emperor (1662-1722).
For a very similar example please view Lot 618 Christies New York 18th/19th March 2009.
Condition: excellent - there are losses to the foot which happened at the time of casting - but no damages and no repairs or restoration.
16.5cm (6.5 inches) high; 16.5cm (6.5 inches) across.
清康熙 即17/18世纪 龙凤纹铜香薰 **售价待询**
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.
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 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.
A rare and unusual heavy porcelain bitong (brushpot) moulded in the form of a bamboo section with four applied birds in flight and covered with a thick blueish green glaze suffused with tiny bubbles. The base and interior are unglazed. This item was made in China in the 17th or 18th Century, probably during the reign of the Kangxi emperor (1662-1722).
Condition - there is an inside the rim chip, in glaze discoloration and under glaze firing cracks.
9.4cm (3.7inches) high; 10.6cm (4.3inches) high. Weight 0.6kg (1lb 5oz).稀有的17/18世纪青釉笔筒 应为清康熙
A carved hardwood figure depicting the Daoist Immortal Liu Hai holding his three-legged toad.
This item was made in China, possibly for export, during the 19th Century.
Condition: there are aging cracks to the base and minor chips and old bumps.
For many additional pictures please view #0892 in our Liverpool shop website at 69aliverpool.co.uk
33cm (13 inches) high.
Weight: 1.35kg (3lb)
A thickly potted high footed porcelain dish decorated with 'famille rose' enamels depicting three Manchurian Cranes in flight above waves and framed with a simplified 'key fret' border.
Inside the foot, on the base, is the Minyao six character iron red seal mark of the Tongzhi emperor.
This item was made in China during either the Tongzhi (1862-1874) reign or a little later during the reign of the Guangxu emperor (1875-1908).
Condition: good - there is wear to the enamels and there are small chips and frits to the rim; there are no cracks and there has been no restoration.
4.8cm (1.9 inches) high; 16.5cm (6.5 inches) across.
A small attractively patinated bronze (copper zinc alloy) koro or censer, possibly made in Japan during the 19th Century..
Condition: excellent - there is very minor surface ware consistant with careful old use as an incense burner; no damages losses or repairs.
A finely painted porcelain vase decorated in underglaze blue in 17th/18th Century Kangxi (1662-1722) style depicting two confronting four-clawed dragons amongst stylized clouds and flames against a deep blue "cracked ice" ground. This item was probably made during the last quarter of the 19th Century.
Condition: excellent - no damages and no restoration.
28cm (11 inches) high.
Weight: 1.09kg (2lb 6oz).
19世纪 清中晚期 青花二龙戏珠纹瓶
A rare and unusually large bronze (copper / tin alloy) sculpture of Shou Lao (also known as Shou Xing) the Chinese Daoist Star God of Longevity.
This item was made in China in the 16th or early 17th Century during the late Ming dynasty. It is mounted on a later 19th or early 20th Century carved hardwood stand.
This figure was originally made as the cover to a censer (incense burner) the smoke escaping through his open smiling mouth.
Shoulao form censers are usually mounted on a standing deer. However the posture of this figure plus the fact that he is holding a staff suggest that this Shouxing was originally seated on a recumbant deer or was mounted on a rock form base.
Provenence: This sculpture is part of a collection of bronzes which was assembled by a British architect who lived and worked in Shanghai during the early years of the 20th Century.. He left China in 1931 or 1932 and settled in North West England. We are selling this item on behalf of the Gentleman's Grand daughter.
Condition: there are minor old bumps and surface wear; the tips of his right hand's little finger and index finger are missing as is the top of his 19th Century replacement wooden staff. This figure is in remarkably good condition with no significant damages or losses. For many additional pictures please view #0872 in our Liverpool shop website at 69aliverpool.co.uk
38cm (15 inches) high.
A small heavy porcelain jar (without its original cover) finely decorated with stylized peony scrolls in green and iron red against a yellow enamel ground and with four cartouches depicting flowers, insects and precious objects painted with additional overglaze blue and aubergine enamels. Although painted in early 1th Century Kangxi style this item was made in China, for export, during the late 19th or early 20th Century, probably during the reign of the Guangxu emperor, (1875-1908).
Condition: Excellent there are no damages and there has been no restoration.
12.4cm (4.8 inches) high; 13cm (5.1 inches) wide.
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.