A rare "Peking" glass Chinese Court Necklace (Chao Zhu) made for a Court Official in the latter years of the Qing dynasty, during the 19th or very early 20th Century. There are 107 blue beads and 29 pink beads.
Condition: in excellent original condition but most of the kingfisher feather decoration (which originally covered the copper 'sheaths' holding the four glass 'jewel' drops) is missing as are one blue bead and one pink bead (there are 107 blue beads and 29 pink beads); no further losses or damages and no repairs.
For a few additional pictures please view #1243 in our Liverpool shop website at 69aliverpool.co.uk
A white porcelain "Blanc-de-Chine" Buddhist Lion incense stick holder in similar style to the larger Guardian Lions which are frequently to be found at the entrances to Buddhist temples. These were probably originally made for domestic home altars and were among the first items to be exported to Europe from China as decorative objects.
This item was made in the kilns of Dehua, Fujian Province, South China ,circa 1640-1660, and exported to Europe during the middle of the 17th Century.
For a very similar example please see catalogue # 90 in "Blanc de Chine - Porcelain from Dehua a catalogue of the Hickley Collection, Singapore" by Rose Kerr & John Ayers.
Condition: one old 3cm hairline to the base; no further damages, no losses and no restoration.
16.8cm (6.5inches) high.
A large hand, worked silver, ring set with semi-precious stones, made in Tibet during the first half of the 20th Century.
Condition: there is much age surface wear; one of the small turquoise stones is missing and some of the original traditional black wax covering the silver has been recently scratched off.
Weight: 13 grams (0.45 oz).
A fine and very rare cylindrical bronze incense burner with flowering prunus feet and handles and bearing the characters "Wan nian bao lu" which translates as "precious censer for 10000 years" (meaning forever precious censer). The base carries the reign mark of the Fifteenth Century Xuande emperor (1426-1435) but this item was made later, during the 17th Century. For many additional pictures please view #1154 in our Liverpool shop website at 69aliverpool.co.uk
Condition: excellent - no damages or losses and no repairs or restoration but the external surface has been polished within the last 10 years.
12cm (4.75 inches) high; 17cm (6.7 inches) wide.
Weight: 1.34kg (2lb 15oz).
A rare circular table with fine Islamic style geometric ivory, wood and mother of pearl marquetry inlay.
This item was made, in art deco style, in Syria in the 1920s or 1930s.
For a very similar table please view: www.whatisjameswearing.com/more-exotic-elegance/
Condition: exceptionally good with relatively few losses to the inlay; and no prominent staining.
For additional pictures please view #1189 in our Liverpool shop website at 69aliverpool.co.uk
50 cm ( 19.7 inches) high; 43 cm (16.9 inches) diameter
A fine and very rare pair of monochrome rouleau shaped porcelain vases with apple green lustrous glaze; the base and interior are glazed white.
There are old collector's labels to the base.
These items were made in China, in the late 17th or early 18th Century, during the reign of the Kangxi emperor (1662-1722). For additional pictures please view #1195 in our Liverpool shop website at 69aliverpool.co.uk
Condition - excellent - no damages and no restoration.
A rare rosewood corkscrew and aluminium bottle opener, carved in the form of an Art Deco style dog with glass eyes, made in France during the 1920s or 1930s.
16cm (6.25 inches) long.
A very finely carved ivory okimono of a fisherman wearing a grass apron and carrying a basket containing a fish. Additionally (within the basket) is a small bound bundle of reeds or sticks. There is a small peg protruding from his right forearm (please view enlargement #12) indicating that something (possibly the bundle) might have been attached to it.
Carved on the base is an insect and the artist's signature， "Seimei".
This item was made in Japan during the Meiji period (1868-1911).
Condition: excellent - unusually no damages and no repairs.
For many additional pictures please view #1170 in our Liverpool shop website at 69aliverpool.co.uk
18.2cm (7.1 inches) high.
Weight: 369 grams (13oz).
Please note - purchasers from outside the European Union will require a CITES Certificate and may also require import documentation within their own country.
日本明治时期（1868 - 1911年间） "静明"款象牙雕渔夫人像
A rare and very finely caste heavy bronze (copper tin alloy) incense burner in the form of a playful crouching 'lion'.
This item was made in Ming dynasty China probably during the 16th or early 17th Century.
Condition: the cover is missing; otherwise very good.
For many additional pictures please view #1133 in our Liverpool shop website at 69aliverpool.co.uk
Max length 35 cm.(13.75 inches), max height 18.5 cm.(7.25 inches).
Weight circa 6.7 kilos (14lbs 12 oz).
A small French Impressionist style oil on board, entitled "London: Sunset at Hammersmith" by Italian born Piero Sansalvadore.
Sansalvadore arrived in London, circa 1930, and started painting late in life. The majority of his pictures were produced during the 1930s and 1940s.
Some of his paintings are on display at the Guidhall Art Gallery, London and four are in the Royal Collection, purchased by Queen Mary (the Queen Mother) in December 1938 from an exhibition at the Fine Art Society.
Condition: there is minor paint loss to the top edge; un-retouched and not restored in its original (circa 1930s) frame.
9.5cm wide; 7.5cm (high)
An old and larger than average soft wood Dayak war shield painted with anthropomorphic figures and faces in red, black and white pigment.
This item was made during either the 19th or very early 20th Century.
Condition: very used; un-restored and un-repainted. There is much wear to the surface and edges and the decoration appears "faded". There is a very old replacement section of wood to the bottom left which appears to have been "cannibalised" from another old shield. Whilst most of the original human hair decoration is missing, on close examination a few remaining hairs can be found adhered to some of the smeared old resin glue.
For many additional pictures please view #1149 in our Liverpool shop website at 69aliverpool.co.uk
157cm (61.75 inches) high; 29.5cm (11.5 inches) wide.
A heavy hammered copper box with domed top, fitted wood interior and applied (overlaid and inlaid) silver decoration. We understand that the Arabic inscription is descriptive of the box's function (for holding cigarettes).
This item was made in Egypt during the first half of the 20th Century. For additional pictures please view #1131 in our Liverpool shop website at 69aliverpool.co.uk Cup
Condition: very good.
14cm (5.5 inches) long; 8.5cm (3.3 inches) wide; 4cm (1.5 inches) high.
Weight: 502 grams (17.7 ounces)
A rare Japanese porcelain coffee cup and saucer very finely decorated with phoenix, pine branches,flowers and pomegranates painted in underglaze blue with overglaze iron red and green enamels. This item was made in the Arita kilns (Hizen province) and exported to Europe from the port of Imari during the first half of the 18th Century. Condition: excellent - no damages or restoration and, unusually, with very little wear to the elaborate over gilding. For additional pictures please view #1128 in our Liverpool shop website at 69aliverpool.co.uk
Cup: 5.5cm (2.2 inches) high; 5.5cm (2.2 inches) diameter.
Saucer: 10.4cm (4.25 inches) diameter.
A porcelain bowl painted with over glaze "famille rose" enamels depicting a flowering peony shrub issuing from a stylized blue rock. This item was made in China for export to Europe during the second quarter of the 18th Century. For some additional pictures please view #1124 in our Liverpool shop website at 69aliverpool.co.uk
Condition: very good - there is a 1.7cm chip to the inside of the footrim; no other damages and no restoration.
14cm (5.5 inches) diameter; 6.5cm (2.6 inches) high.
A rare burnished red earthenware foot rasp, in the form of a stylized crouching crocodile, probably made in Asyut (circa 1850-1920), for use in the Egyptian public bath house. There is a very similar example in the Pitt Rivers Museum (University of Oxford: http://web.prm.ox.ac.uk/bodyarts/index.php/temporary-body-arts/toiletries/50-footcare.html . For another, more elaborately carved foot rasp ( in the collection of the Victoria and Albert Museum ) please view: http://collections.vam.ac.uk/it/rasp-unknown/.
Condition: the upper and lower jaws have been broken and glued back.
16cm (6.25 inches) long; 5cm (2 inches) high).
A rare carved ivory figure of a man, wearing a (beaded?) belt with traditional leather apron, made in Sub-Saharan (possibly southern) Africa for sale to European traders or colonists during the late 19th or early 20th Century. For additional pictures please view #1121 in our Liverpool shop website at 69aliverpool.co.uk
Condition: very good - there is discoloration due to aging but no damages and no repairs or restoration.
27cm (10.3 inches) high.
Weight: 265 grams (9.35 ounces)
PLEASE NOTE: Purchasers from outside the European Union will require a CITES Certificate and may also need import documentation within their own country.
A well cast Art Deco bronze figure of an African warrior designed by Austrian sculptor Franz Hagenauer and made circa 1930-1950.
Condition: excellent - no damages or repairs and with original paint in unretouched condition.
Bronze: 12.5cm (4.9inches) high; length 19cm (7.5inches)
A small Chinese porcelain vase delicately painted in fencai / famille rose enamels with a scene depicting two ladies on a river bank washing silk. The base carries an iron red four character Qianlong (1736 - 1795) reign mark but this vase was made later, in the early 20th Century, during the Republic period.
Condition: excellent - no damages and no restoration.
12.5cm (5 inches) high.