A small brush washer (shuiyin) of porcelain of bell shape decorated with flambť glaze in purplish red. Qing, early 19th cent. (Jiaqing- to early Daoguang periods). H 4.5 cm, D 6.5 cm. Condition: Very good. With the usual glaze breaks at the bottom where the glaze fused to the surface of the oven. Common to many pieces in this type of glaze as well as pieces with ox blood.
A small and very attractive brush washer ( shuiyin) of porcelain in the shape of a pumpkin on a stand decorated with polychrome glazes in aubergine, yellow, creme and green. Qing, early to mid-19th cent. (Jiaqing-Daoguang periods. With old mark guaranteeing the date 1821-1850). H 5.5. cm. Condition: Excellent.
Object of contemplation for the scholarís table made of partly carved huangyangmu/boxwood root wood to form an anthropomorphic conglomeration of different animals with inserted metal nails to emulate eyes. Possible a brush rest. Qing, 18Ė19th cent. H 8 cm. Condition: Excellent and with good wear.
A small ovoid box of compressed shape together with a small vase-shaped container. Both box and vase of dark brown boxwood. Probably meant for medicine. Qing, first half of 19th cent. Box: D 4.6 cm. Vase: H 3.5 cm. Condition: Tiny repair to neck of the vase-shaped container, otherwise excellent, with great deep honey patina due to handling. Box: 500 $; vase: 400 $.
A fine and unusual brush rest in the shape of a dragon-fish or some similar mythological animal. Carved of what appears to be boxwood with a dark-reddish lacquer coating. On the bottom side an illegible signature in raised relief consisting of two Chinese characters. Qing, probably second half of 18th cent. L 15 cm. Condition: Fine all-over, but with wear due to age & handling.
A small ovoid box of very compressed shape together with a small container of jar shape. The flat ovoid box of dark brown boxwood, the vase-shaped contained of hardwood (hongmu). Probably meant for medicine. Qing, first half of 19th cent. box: D 4 cm, vase: H 4 cm. Condition: Good, no cracks or breaks. Great, deep purple patina due to age & handling.
A finely carved lidded container (tea leaves container) for the scholarís table of cylindrical shape with concentric bands of boxwood (huangyangmu). Traces of old lacquer. Qing, ca. 1850. H 9 cm, ō 6 cm. Condition: Very fine with smooth wear to surface. No cracks or breaks.
An attractive and rare group of three root-wood ducks ( Yingzimu ). Partly carved from the natural root with the legs attached. The gander with a piece of stone around which the root has grown. Qing, ca. 1850. (3). H 15 cm (a), H 12,5 cm (b)., H 10 cm (c). Condition: Excellent and with great age patina.
An antique greenish wax stone (la shi gongshi ) with some redish spots. It has natural smooth, pocked surface, with strata of different tonality of colours. These kind of stones have a dense texture reminding of jade and are quite rare. Original fitted base. H. 12,5 cm x L. 11 cm x W. 6 cm ( H. 14 cm with base) Qing Dinasty. Good condition and very pleasant to touch.