A sepik river, Papua New Guinea mask consisting of the carapace of a tortoise decorated with cowrie shells, boars tusks and bird of paradise feathers. This item was probably made during the 1970s.
Condition - very good - no losses.
9 inches (23cm) High x 7 inches (18cm) wide
- excluding feathers.
A good pair of ruby red/"pigeon blood" baisse-taille enamel vases hammered and carved in low relief depicting sparrows and styalized bamboo. These items are unsigned and were made in Japan during the Meiji period (1868-1911).
Condition - very good. No damages.
4.8 inches (12cm) High.
A large vase, spectacularly decorated with falangcai (famille rose) enamels against a pale green background depicting a pantheon of gods, immortals, legendary figures and mythical beasts in a heavenly landscape amongst mountains and clouds. This item was made in the first half of the 19th Century during the reign of the Daoguang Emperor (1821-1850).
Condition - the neck has been cut down, and ground, there are glaze hairlines to the base and there are minor losses to the enamels. No further damage and no restoration.
Height 17.8 inches (45cm).
A late 19th/Early 20th Century dragon decorated tea kettle made for export to Europe or North America. It is unusual to find a tea kettle from this period in brass.
Condition - good. No damages or losses.
5 inches (13cm) High.
A beautifully decorated late 17th Century jar delicately painted in shades of underglaze blue. On one side is an image from the second chapter of the Yuan dynasty play the Xi Xiang Ji('The Romance of the Western Chamber') written by Wang Shifu - depicting Cui Yingying and her maid Hong Niang together with the scholar Zhang Sheng and a monk. On the other panel is painted a scene from the legend of the warrior heroine Hua Mu Lan who fought in many campaigns for the emperor's troops disguised as a man. This item was made during the reign of the Kangxi Emperor (1662-1722).
Condition - excellent. No chips, cracks or restoration.
7 inches (18cm) High
7.5 inches (19cm) Wide.
A jar and cover finely painted in 17th/18th Century Kangxi Style decorated with prunus blossom against a 'cracked ice' ground. This item was made during the reign of the Guangxu Emperor (1875-1908).
Condition excellent. No damages. No restoration.
6.7 inches (14.5cm) High - with cover.
A large circular tureen and cover painted in underglaze blue depicting peonies, willow trees and rockwork in a garden setting. This item was made in China circa 1750, during the reign of the Qianlong Emperor, for export to Europe.
Condition - there are minor losses. Two leaves on the pomegranate finial are chipped and an ear is missing from one of the boar's head handles. There are chips to the inside of the cover and there is a light hairline to the base. There are no repairs and there has been no restoration.
8 inches (20cm) High
10 inches (25cm) Diameter.
A fine and rare 'Transitional' double gourd vase, delicately painted in underglaze blue, depicting two scholars at leisure in a garden. The neck is decorated with styalized tulips. This item was made circa 1640 during the reign of the Chongzhen Emperor (1628 to 1644). Condition - there are museum style gold leaf repairs to the top and there is a kiln iron spot on the lapet border to the waist of the vase. 8 inches (20cm) high.
An attractive bowl and cover delicately painted in Fencai (famille rose) enamels. This item carries the mark of the Tongzhi Emperor and was made during his reign - 1862-1874. 5 inches (13cm) High.
Condition - excellent apart from two very minor chips on the underside of the foot rim and somes light ware to the gilding. No other chips, cracks or restoration
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A small 17th century teapot, delicately painted in underglaze cobalt blue, depicting a scholar under a pine tree .There is a poem on the reverse side. The poem reads - "The day go fishing at Shui River. the morning having dream on Qi Shan Mountain." Both are famous locations in Shaanxi province, central northern China. This item was made in China during the reign of the Kangxi Emperor (1662-1722).
Condition - There is a crack at the base of the handle and there is production glaze loss at the back of the handle. There are a number of tiny burst glaze bubbles - the largest being to the underside of the spout.
Height 3.2 inches (8cm)
Length 4.5 inches (11.5cm).
A very finely carved hardwood sculpture of the Chinese Immortal - Liu Hai holding the three footed toad. Condition - there is damage to Liu Hai's hat (please see pictures), otherwise very good.
Height 9.5 inches (24cm).
An early 18th Century underglaze blue decorated porcelain tea bowl and saucer made for export to Europe during the reign of the Kangxi Emperor (1662-1722). Condition - good. There are the usual rim frits and there is a light hairline running from the rim of the saucer.
A well carved, painted, terracotta pipe made by skilled potters of either the Bamessing or the Babungo on the Cameroon Grasfields. Originally, only Kings, chiefs and court officials would have smoked prestige pipes of this kind but the potters were quick to create these pipes for sale to Europeans even before the colonial period. This pipe portrays a dignatory with his elaborate hat (possibly beaded). There are pipe heads of this type on display in the Liverpool World Museum. This item was probably made early in the 20th Century. Condition is very good. There are chips to the headress (please see pictures) and wear to the painted areas.
Height 6.75 inches(17cm)
A very attractively decorated - 3.3inch (8.5cm) high - flambe glazed Wilkinsons "Oriflamme" vase - unusually depicting an oriental style carp.
There is a little wear to the gilding - otherwise perfect with no damages or restoration.
For many additional pictures please view item #0627 at our Liverpool shop website at 69aliverpool.co.uk.
A charming, signed, pastel portrait by Dorothy Colles (1917-2003) who was (according to an obituary published in the Independent newspaper) "gifted in portraits of children". This picture was drawn circa 1965 (please see our other Colles picture) and was also probably a commissioned piece for an advertising poster. Dorothy Colles has exhibited through the Royal Academy and the Royal Society of Portrait Painting. Condition - excellent. The picture 20 inches by 17.7 inches (51cm x 45cm). The original frame - 23.8 inches by 21.7 inches (60cm x 55cm).
A charming pastel portrait by Dorothy Colles which was commisioned for a "Trufood" advertizing poster. Dorothy Colles (1917-2003) was, according to an obituary in the Independent newspaper,"gifted in portraits of children". She has exhibited through the Royal Academy and the Royal Society of Portrait Painting. There is a water 'splash' above the head of the boy which we have not attempted to restore. Otherwise excellent condition. The picture 19.5 inches by 17.3 inches (49.5cm by 44cm)
A cloisonne enamel plaque or large dish depicting a finch amongst peony and convulvulus flowers. This item was made for export in Japan during the Meiji period (1868-1911). Condition - good overall - there is surface wear but no damage to the interior. Most of the gilding to the rim has worn away and there is an area of enamel loss (impact damage) to the footrim. No further damage and no restoration.
A hand-made aluminium "souvenir" cigarette case from North Africa depicting a mosque on the cover and two hearts inside. The back is inscribed - "Africa 1947". There is surface wear and the original red elastic inside will need to be replaced if this item is to be used.
5.75 inches (14.5cm) x 3.2 inches (8.2cm)