An antique elegant and beautiful blue and white rice grain pattern Linglong porcelain bowl with old brass mounting around the rim and foot, and bearing a Qianlong six characters mark on the base. It should be dated to the 19th century or earlier. Floral decoration is pierced through the body in the so-called "rice-grain" technique. the body are filled by the colorless glaze. Painted with five bats around a peach inside meaning of longevity. ...click for details
A rare find ORIGINAL, BEAUTIFUL and COMPLETE lady's informal robe of aqua blue silk brocade with gilted buttons, CLASSIC style of circa 1860. Well kept for over 30 years by the previous owner and still in good condition!
The sleeve bands are of creamy white satin with detailed satin stitch embroidery of lady figures in the gardens. The trim is weaved satin brocade on black silk. A old tag is still attached to t ...click for details
This is an unusual Japanese silk tapestry panel probably made in Meiji period (1868-1912). Be honest I don't have much knowledge about it and never see a piece like this before, but I was really attraceted by the beauty of this piece. It looks gorgeous with strong and vibrant color. It should be handwoven and have a kind of brocade on the silk ground. It also has a patterned border around the edge. The design and pattern are very cheerful, bright, and lovely. It is unusual for Japanese texti ...click for details
A gorgeous Chinese dragon embroidered silk hanging, dated to the late Qing dynasty, circa 1880-1890. Gold threads couched two five claws dragons chasing a flaming pearl amidst the ruyi clouds. Couched lishui stripes and mountain beneath the dragons. Silk in satin and Peking knot stitches with flowers among the couching. The edges that would frame the face applied with a border of orange red satin gold thread couched with eight Taoist Emblems and endless knots. Backed on a blue silk with three ha ...click for details
Two Chinese rank badge roundels from the short lived Hongxian Empire of 1916. That year, Yuanshikai, the first Grand President of Republic of China, became emperor for only 83 days. These silk embroidered roundels are few on the market due to the short life of the Hongxian Empire. One roundel has nine of the traditional twelve symbols, which roundel was for the civil official of first rank (five ranks total). The other roundel of lower rank (possibly the second rank) has seven of the twelve symb ...click for details