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 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.
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
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
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.
Standing on three cabriole feet, with slightly convex body and broad everted rim, the censer has a sixty character inscription taken from different archaïc bronzes, the surface of the bronze with artificial patination. China, Song to Ming Dynasty, 12th-14th century Height: 11.2 cm Width: 27 cm
The pear-shape body standing on a high splayed foot with a band of wave-motifs, the body decorated with tao-tie masks against a meander background, the neck with two bands filled with a diaper pattern and stiff uprising leaves, the ears with dragon-heads and rings, the splayed mouth with a wide band. China, Yuan Dynasty, 14th Century Height: 26.5 cm.
Of square shape cast with archaistic motifs, four elephant heads at the corners of the shoulder, the lid with a sitting lion holding a coin with his left front leg, for the inscription reading, see image with Chinese text and translation. China, early 19th century Height: 27 cm.
Cast with two large taotie masks on either side of the body against a leiwen background, the animal masks handles with lappets, the high foot with archaic bird motifs, the base with a six-character Xuande mark in a square. China, Qing Dynasty, 17th-18th century. Height: 9,1 cm.
The monkey sitting with his left hand on his hip and holding a peach with his right hand his nipples executed in copper, the spout in the shape of a bamboo trunk, the base with a two character mark SHENG HE in a rectangular. China, Kangxi era ( 1662-1722) Height: 13,3 cm. Width: 20 cm. Similar pieces are to be found in Kangxi porcelains.
The four-lobed body standing on three legs with melon-shaped feet, the open worked lid with three leaves , the handle in the shape of a cut-off branch with four leaves and twigs growing on each lobed part of the body. China, Qing Dynasty, 18th century. Height: 13,5 cm.
Cast and with cold-worked details in the form of two leaping carps, the arc at the base a reference to the waves from which they emerge. China, Qing Dynasty, 18th. century. Height: 42,5 cm.
The whole body cast with meander-rimmed lozenges filled with four-petalled flowers, the shoulders with two lion-masks ring-handles. The decoration after Han Dynasty examples. China, Qing Dynasty (1644-1911) Height: 40 cm.
The body cast with "tao-tie" masks, the open worked lid with archaic bird motifs and topped by a sitting lion scratching his left ear with his left hind leg. China, Qing dynasty, 18th.-19th. century. Height: 13,5 cm. Length: 13,2 cm. Width; 8,7 cm.
The body cast with the stem of the peach and leaves and overall engraved with Shoulao with the deer, a winged human figure holding a staff, two musicians, a stork and a phoenix, all against a punctuated background, the base engraved with a six-character Xuande mark in a rectangular, the shoulders with a band of lotus-leaves, the open-worked lid with leaves and three peaches, the open-worked stand similarly executed with an engraved band at the sides. China, Qing Dynasty, 19th...