A Chinese bronze mirror from the Song/Jin dynasty, circa 1115-1234. Double fish design. Provenance: from an old collection - Todd Collection in California. With old collection tag.
Diameter: 19 cm, Weight: 1083 grams. In overall good condition with no crack nor repair. Some rust and wear consistent with it's age.
A rare and beautiful Chinese Huanghuali brush pot from the 16-17th century Ming dynasty, imitating style of bamboo. 11.5 cm height and 11 cm diameter. Nice old patina. Good overall condition, age wear, small chip on the foot.
Provenance: from the estate of Kimball-Jenkins, Concord, New Hampshire. Exhibited and illustrated in the book of "Classic Chinese Furniture", page 35.
A rare find. Early Tibetan bronze Buddha from the 13-14th century. The body shows traces of cinnabar. Double based - The lotus base sits on another step tower base. On the back of the base have two dragons. Height: 11 cm. Good condition for its age. Old replacement of base plate.
A Chinese export silver tea set made with bird and flower motif. Fine repousse work. Bamboo form handle and spout. Chinese mark on bottom.
In overall good and clean condition.
Weight of three pieces total: 832 grams (29.30 oz)
A very rare white jade carving of a boy flying above clouds and holding Ruyi flower above him. The carving was from Yuan-Ming period. The boy's face is delicately engraved in a fine low relief, giving him broadened features and wide, bulging cheeks. His hair is tied with ribbons in very well engraved bunches.
Published on 'Emperor, Scholar, Artisan, Monk' by Paul Moss. 1984, no. 89.
This is a very finely carved antique white jade snuff bottle. The body of the bottle is elongated melon form with vines and leaves extending to the sides. Vivid high relief carving of butterfly attached on the melon. Very delicate and beautiful carving style. This bottle is not like most other jade pebble snuff bottles with no bottom to support, it can stand up alone.
The item has been kept well with very nice patina of the white jade...
This is a magnificent Chinese repousse silver jade dragons treasure vessel with cover, and it dates from the 18th century. The vessel was used in the temple or nobleman's home to contain the offering for the respected buddhas during the ceremony or special events. Complex and gorgeous repousse silver works decorated with stylized mythical beasts surrounded by Ruyi clouds above waves. The domed cover decorated with high relief carving of one vivid dragon holding the Lingzhi in the mouth...
This is a very fine and beautiful antique Chinese SILVER card case with double sided diffrent scenes. One side depicts a gentleman reading books with his friend in the private garden, there is a maid serving the tea and snacks, and another guest is coming under a guard's lead. The other side carved with magpies stay on the plum tree, which indicates good fortune comes on the way. The case has two open sections for holding the cards...
A charming and beautifully carved white jade wrist rest from Chinese Kangxi period, 17-18th century. This scholar's wrist rest carved with a typical scene of Kangxi period as a deer standing under the pine trees, which indicates the scholar's pursuing spiritual life of complete resting in the nature.
Jade Size: 9.3 cm x 4.5 cm. On stand 3.3 cm tall. Comes with a hardwood stand. Very good condition with no damage.
A very special and rare antique Chinese MING bronze censer with double standing ears, bearing a mark of Xuande on the base.
Size: 6" long across two handles. 4.25" tall. Weight 838 g. Condition: Good condition except a small dent and light scrach as shown in the last photo.
Provenance: Fleurdelys Gallery, England
One Pair Chinese Cloisonnie Birds Carring Vases, early 20th Century. Vases are removable from top of the birds. Good condition with no major damage. Minor enamel loss. Age patina. Each at 13" tall.
This is a rare and large Chinese export silver centerpiece - a trophy or champion cup. It belongs to the early 19th century Chinese silverwork, which is harder to find comparing to the silver pieces from the late 19th century or early 20th century. This silver centerpiece has elaborate designs hammered out by early master Chinese craftsmen. The repousse work on the neck depicts numerous cranes and birds playing aound the bamboo, and two hunters are strolling around to find the targets...
19th Century Chinese Sterling Silver goblet depicts people's peaceful Life Enjoyment. High quality and fine repousse silver work decorated with a scholar reading by the window, a fisherman, a peasant and a cowboy sitting on his cow heading back home. The motif described a traditional people's enjoyment of life. It is a great example of high quality antique Chinese silver artwork. Gold wash surface inside.
Excellent condition. Maker's mark sealed on the base edge...
An interesting antique Chinese silver box detail of hand chased story figures with clear faces. The sides has repousse work of figures too, also dragons and fish through ruyi clouds. It seems to describe a story about two men and a horse. Maker's mark sealed on the base. Very good condition.
Length: 11.5cm; Width: 7.2cm; Height: 3cm. Weight: 6oz or 168g.
A beautiful white jade plaque with poem on one side and landscape on the other. From Mid Qing dynasty possibly 18th century. The story of this plaque is the famous scholar Sushi from the Song Dynasty visit the Red Cliff 夜 游 赤 壁 子 刚 牌. Size:6cm x 4 cm. Good condition.
Antique Chinese bronze censer from the 16th century Ming dynasty. 锦 带 天 鸡 炉. Identical censer can be seen in the famous book of censers:《大 明 宣 德 炉 总 论》,page 174. Size: 18cm across from handle to handle, 9.5 cm height. A small crack on the rim; should be easily repaired. Good patina through out. Good Xuande mark on the bottom. Good weight of 1,557 grams. An item not easy to find in today's market...
WANG HING THREE-PIECE CHINESE EXPORT SILVER TEA SET, Late 19th Century. In hexagonal form with chased flower and bird decoration, very fine repousse work. Bamboo-form spout, finials and handles. Ivory protection on the handle of teapot. Consists of a teapot, creamer, and covered sugar bowl. Stamped marks for Wang Hing Co. and maker's marks on each piece.
Very good condition with no damage.
Tea pot: 16cm tall, 22cm handle to spout...
The butter lamps help to focus the mind and aid meditation. Offering of light are thought to create great merit. Butter lamps are the traditional Tibetan way of making this offering. This beautiful Tibetan silver butter lamp was handcrafted with engraving and repousse, from the 18-19th century. It has been left unpolished with good patina, though there is nothing to prevent its being shined. It is in good condition. Size: 5 3/4" tall.
Provenance: from the Pooley collection, Rockford, IL...