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)
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 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 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 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.
A hand crafted silver comport, with bracketed rim, very finely decorated with traditional Burmese rural village scenes.
This item was made in Burma (Myanmar) in the 19th Century under the rule of Queen Victoria and the British Empire. .
Condition: excellent - no damages and no repairs.
14cm (5.5 inches) high; 16.5cm (6.5 inches) diameter.
Weight: 340grams (12 oz)