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 fine early 20th Century "Cherry" and "Honey" coloured natural Amber Necklace. Provenance: we are selling this item on behalf of a client whose Mother was given it as a child (her mother was born in the year 1900). Condition: very good - there is surface wear consistent with age and it has a replacement nylon "thread"; but no damages or losses.
68cm (27 inches) long;
93 grams (3.3 oz)
20世纪初 少有天然琥珀串珠项链 约1900-1915
A very rare, finely decorated, lobed vase in the shape of a draw string purse, delicately painted with Fencai enamels in imitation of Beijing enamel.
The base carries the seal mark of the Qianlong emperor (1736 - 1795) but this item was made later, and enamelled in Guandong province, in the 1930s during the Republic period. For 59 additional pictures please view #0927 in our Liverpool shop website at 69aliverpool.co.uk .
Condition - excellent - no damages no enamel losses and no restoration.
11 inches ( 28cm) high.
精美的乾隆款粉彩如意结瓶 民国 **售价待询**
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.
A large Chinese silk satin picture painted and finely embroidered with silk thread, in traditional taste, depicting two figures (probably Scholars) ascending a footpath to a Pavillion shaded by Pine trees in a mountain landscape. The embroidered calligraphy to the top right takes the form of a poem which can be translated as:
"Spring water flows loudly and clearly . . dusk is coming. Climbing the steps and looking at the scene in conversation and laughter. Thanks to the sparse cover of pine trees we can walk through the moonlight. In the quiet of the Mountain Pavillion flying Cranes can be observed from afar."
This item was probably made in Suzhou, Jiangsu province, Eastern China during either the Republic period (1911-1949) or during the 1950s in the early years of the Peoples Republic.
Condition: very good - there are old creases to the silk satin fabric but no damages, losses, repairs or alterations.
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 'mirror' pair of antique 19th Century pottery greyhounds (each holding a hare) made in Staffordshire circa 1860 - 1870.
19cm (7.5 inches) high; 20cm (8 inches) long.
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 late 19th Century cut glass scent bottle with matching stopper. This item was made in England, during the latter part of the reign of Queen Victoria, circa 1875-1900.
Condition: excellent - in almost un-used condition with no chips or scratches and none of the usual internal "clouding".
12cm (4.75 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 finely carved and moulded Zisha clay stoneware teapot with a Tang dynasty style marbed band and with applied leaf and Prunus blossom decoration. This item was made in the vicinity of the city of Yixing, Jiangsu province, in the Yangze River Delta region of eastern China.
The base carries the impressed sealmark of its maker Kuai Xin Long born 25th May 1964.
For additional pictures please view #0860 in our Liverpool shop website at 69aliverpool.co.uk
Condition: excellent - no damages and no restoration.
18cm (7 inches) long; 11.5cm (4.5 inches) high.