A very unique Chinese bronze censer from the Ming dynasty. Decorated with Taoist symbol birds of flying cranes. Good patina. Overall is in very good condition. A possible (not sure) old repair on one leg. Please see photos.
This kind of small censer was placed on scholar's table when playing music instrument.
Size: 7.3 cm wide x 5 cm deep x 4.3 cm High
Item from an old west coast collection.
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 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)
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 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.
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...
A beautiful Chinese antique bronze censer （天雞爐）from the 16/17th century Ming dynasty. It has well formed shape with simplicity. The phoenix (天雞）head on each side. A hard to find good patina with beautiful shine. A six character Xuande Mark on the underside. Perfect size for scholar's desktop. Very good condition for it's age with one minor repair on the rim and small dents. It is 12 cm between each phoenix head, and 6.35 cm in height...
This matching pair of cream jug and sugar bowl have a circular form...
This fine bowl has a circular shaped form. The body is divided into six panels each with an individual chased and embossed design such as playing children, cherry blossom, chrysanthemum and bamboo...
A hand hammered Chinese Silver platter from the 19th Century Qing Dynasty. Two engraved flying dragons in the center. Nice repousse work of flowers and figures in 8 side windows. The flowers represent famous four Chinese scholar subjects "Mei, Lan, Zhu, Ju". The scenery represents scholars ideal life in the countryside. Chinese hallmark engraved on the bottom. Diameter: 22 cm. Net weight: 304 grams. Very good condition.
A lovely antique silver goblet with lid, carved with marine lives, including 18 fish, 5 jumbo shrimps, and 4 crabs. Maker's mark engraved on the rim. Height: 4" (10cm). Weight: 192g.
Antique Chinese export silver vase, round base with root design going up with a wonderfully hand-chased body featuring plum blossoms and bamboo leaves in high relief - work is very precise and attractive. Rim is flaring and scalloped.
Marked 'WH 90' and with Chinese characters. Condition is Excellent with no dings, dents or losses. Weight 98 grams.
It measures 6 3/4" tall x 1 5/8" wide at the top - base diameter is 2 1/8".
An antique fine Chinese silver bowl from the early 20th Century. Hand Hammered repousse work with flowers and birds. The traditional Chinese flowers on the bowl have special meanings: the plum flowers means friendship through difficult time. The Quail means "Peace and harmony". The openwork on the top rim is made of interconnecting "Wan" character, which means "endless". The bowl has makers mark in Chinese on the bottom. The monogram shows year 1928, but the bowl was made earlier. Good condition...