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 Victorian or Edwardian Ladies Remontoir (10 Ruby) Pocket Watch with finely Enameled Dial and 18 Carat Gold Case. This watch was made in France during either the late 19th or early 20th Century, circa 1875-1910.
Condition: very good - there is minor age wear to the case; the dial is in excellent undamaged condition and the movement is in very good working order.
2.5cm (1 inch) diameter
Total weight: 21 grams (0.75 ounces)
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 rare "famille rose" dragon and phoenix decorated bowl with an inscription dedicating it as a 60th birthday gift from Ma Tao Yu to Xiong Gong - otherwise known as Chen Zhao Ying (1888-1977), who was a senior military leader of the Guo Min-dang (Kuomintang) between the years 1911 to 1932 and who was very close to Sun Zhong-shan and Jiǎng Jièshí (Chiang Kai-shek). From 1944 to 1948, Chen Zhao Ying was the chief of the Jiangxi Province Guo Min-dang Party committee and the minister of Audit for Anhui and Jiangxi Provinces. The bowl, dedicated as an advance birthday gift, is dated Autumn, 1946.
Condition - excellent - no damages and no restoration.
12.4cm (4.8 inches) diameter.
1946年 民国 龙凤团纹祝寿碗
注：陈 肇英(1888—1977)，字雄夫，浙江浦江古塘村人。浙江省浦江县中山中学创办人。 辛亥革命时，参加浙联军光复南京战役。1916年，发动浙江独立，反对袁世凯和浙江都督朱瑞，并赴上海见孙中山。1918年，通电拥护西南护法政府，任援 闽浙军第一师中将师长兼前敌总指挥。次年，与蒋介石结为把兄弟。1922年，任以孙中山为非常大总统的护法政府参谋。1926年1月，被选为中国国民党第 二届中央执行委员会候补委员。蒋介石四一二反革命政变后，递补为国民党中央执行委员，连任至第六届。1928年起，任国民政府立法院立法委员，后兼立法院 军事委员会委员长。1934—1942年间，任闽浙监察使。1935年起，兼任中国国民党福建省党部主任委员。1944年，改任中国国民党江西省党部主任 委员、皖赣监察使。1948年任监察院监察委员。1949年6月去台湾，曾兼任中国国民党中央纪律委员会委员、中央评议委员等。著有《八十自述》。
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.
An extremely finely and delicately painted eggshell porcelain bowl by Wang Yijun. The poem on the reverse side reads "Wen ji qi wu xiang feng nian, fu gui rong hua ren ping an. Wang Yijun zuo" which can translate as "Practice the sword while hearing roosters (meaning work hard) and enjoy the affluence of the year; wish people wealth, prosperity and safety. Made by Wang Yijun"The seal mark to the base reads "Jingdezhen Zuo" - Made in Jingdezhen. Wang Yijun (1904 - 1989)was born in Anhui, China. A student of Wu Ai in his early years, he specialised in “flowers and birds” painting. He adapted Lang Shining’s style, with a touch of traditional famille rose technique. His works are usually delicate and vivid, with the elegance of the court school. In 1959 Wang Yijun was conferred the title “Ceramic Artist” by the Jingdezhen Munipal Government. In 2011, the late artist was given the Official award of “China’s Master of Ceramic Art”. For many additional pictures please view #0825 in our Liverpool shop website at 69aliverpool.co.uk.Condition - excellent -no damages or repaairs and with fitted box. 20.8cm (8.2in) diameter.
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 watercolour depicting a romanticised rural harvest scene painted by popular Victorian artist and illustrator, Myles Birket Foster (1825-1899).
Condition: in its original ('distressed') inner frame;the painting is un-restored with some water marking but with no tears or losses.
34cm(13.3 inches) wide; 24cm (9.3 inches) high.
维多利亚时期皇家水彩画协会会员Myles Birket Foster所绘水彩人物，1875年左右
此画描绘了乡村里的秋收情景，为维多利亚世纪有名画家Myles Birket Foster (1825-1899)所做。
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 rare finely potted bowl depicting three sailing ships on waves with a bird in flight . This item was made by Tessa Fuchs (1936-2012).
Condition: excellent - no damages and no restoration.
16.5cm (6.5inches ) diameter; 7.5cm (3inches) 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 large Karlsruhe stoneware tile with deep crystaline glaze depicting Van Gogh style sunflowers and mounted as a plaque.
Condition - excellent.
13 inches(33cm) high,9.2 inches(23.5cm) wide and 0.75 inches(2cm) deep. For additional pictures please view item #0808 in our Liverpool shop website at 69aliverpool.co.uk.
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
A very rare hand blown opalescent glass Swan, probably made in France in the 1950s to promote the luxury "celebrity" mineral water sourced near Evian-les-Bains which is situated on the south shore of Lake Geneva.
Condition: Excellent - no damages.
10cm (4 inches) high; 9cm (3.5 inches) high.
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.