Heavy cast bronze tool vase in the shape of a segment of a bamboo trunk, with a lizard and two bamboo rats between the sprouts and leaves. China, late Ming period, 16th/17th century Height: 13.3 cm
The pear-shaped bodies with high feet, splayed necks and upright mouths divided in horizontal bands, fully engraved with flower and cloud motifs, one with the character for the moon and the other with the character for the sun, the ears in the form of crouching dragons, the earrings of lobed form. China, early Ming, 15th-16th century Height: 27.5 cm
The body of this vessel is finely cast on both sides with a large tao-tie mask between the opposite handles with flanges, the high foot with pairs of confronting kuei dragons, all on a lei-wen background, the archaistic characters on the inside of decorative purpose, the base with a lozenge shaped raster. China, 18th-19th century Height: 10.4 cm Length from ear to ear: 16.3 cm For a similar piece see: Rose Kerr " Later Chinese Bronzes" image no. 11
The God of Longevity finely carved as a standing figure with bearded and smiling face, with standing in front of him is a servant holding a boy up presenting a ruyi-scepter to the God, while carrying in his right hand a boy with a bat in his hands, his left hand holding a staff of which the upper part is missing. China, Qing Dynasty, 18th-19th century. Height: 54.5 cm.
The standing God of Longevity holding with both hands a large peach with leafy stem in front of him, with smiling face and long beard, the tip of his cap billowing above his head. China, Qing Dynasty, early 19th century. Height: 51 cm.
The pear shape vase with three horizontal bands on foot, body and neck, all finely cast with archaistic bird- and lion-motifs against a lei-wen ground, the two lower bands divided by flanges, four cicada-shaped pendants hanging from the top band and with two horned feline masks ring handles on either sides of the neck. China, Qing Dynasty, 18th century Height: 21.8 cm
The pear shape body with a finely cast horizontal band around the shoulders filled with tao-tie masks on a lei-wen ground with on both sides two feline-headed handles with flattened round earrings, the high foot with a finely cast band of waves. China, Ming Dynasty, 16th century Height: 33 cm Compare with the vases in the British Museum and the Saint Louis Museum.
The bulbous body with two opposing lion masks and with everted mouth rim enamelled on the outside with lotus flowers on a blue background. China, Qing Dynasty, 18th century Diameter: 11.3 cm Height: 6.5 cm
Standing on a high foot with flattened mouth rim the bowl is enamelled all over in red and green with a design of a duck in a lotus pond and different geometrical patterns. China, Ming Dynasty, 16th. century Diameter: 18.5 cm Height: 6.7 cm
With two opposing handles in the shape of stylized dragons, the bowl has on either side a pair of medallions , cast in high relief with a swirling dragon chasing a flaming pearl and standing on a high-waisted foot. China, 17th-18th century Diameter: 17.8 cm Height: 10 cm
Finely carved the bare-footed Immortal is standing with his head bent backwards while with his right hand he is bringing a gourd to his lips and holding a peach-like fruit in his left hand. A bag is hanging from his sash on his left side. China, Qing Dynasty, 17th-18th century Height: 23.5 cm
Standing on an oval base with mountain peaks all around the ox is carrying a boy sitting astride, naked except for wearing a flower engraved apron and a hat. China, Ming Dynasty, 15th-16th century Height: 14 cm Length:14.2 cm
The mid-section of the vessel divided in four spaces by vertical ribs, each containing a sloped rectangular finely cast with archaistic motifs and bordered above by three bands and two beneath, the splayed foot with an inward straight rim, the bronze well patinated with dark brown and red pigments. China, Ming Dynasty, 17th century Height without wooden stand: 21.5 cm
The mythical animal with its scaly body, flowing manes and swirling flames is depicted in an almost seated position with his head turned up to the left, the tail lifted upwards and with a heart-shaped motif on his back to hide the opening for the water. China, Ming Dynasty, 16th-17th century. Height: 11 cm For a similar water dropper see the one in the Minneapolis Institute of Arts
Fine cast and chased in the form of a standing lady, holding a ruyi-head in the right hand, the left hand hidden in the folds of the long sleeve, her hair dressed into a high chignon, her robe with a swirling scarf ending at her feet. China, Ming Dynasty or earlier, 13th-15th century Height without stand: 15 cm. Ex-Collection: H.R.H. Joseph Clemens Prince of Bavaria (1902-1990) For a similar piece see: Sotheby's New York, Dec.6, 1983, lot 65
The standing figure of Cao Guojiu is holding his castanets while in front of him is kneeling Zhang Guolao holding his bamboo drum on his left knee, both wearing civil-servant hats, long robes incised with cloud motifs, the group standing on a rectangular plinth with an engraved cartouche of a peony and scrolls in the front. China, Qing Dynasty, 17th-18th century Height: 12.2 cm
Of octagonal shape, the lid cast in relief with a phoenix and a dragon, the sides with clouds and Shou characters, the base with five bats. China, Ming Dynasty, 17th century. Diameter: 7 cm
Cast with one large dragon swirling around the body in pursuit of a flaming pearl, all against a punched background, the rim undulated and the loop with two stylized zoömorfic finials. China, 18th-19th century Height: 19 cm.