Size: To Come
Auspicious motifs and imagery are embroidered on a navy to black background. Often these collars were part of a larger overcoat or coat that women wore during the Qing Dynasty.
Sold Thank You; Beijing, China
Size: Length 5.5cm Width 3cm (Approx)
Peaches with a bird set within the foliage are the motifs that decorate the central green jade brooch. Silver is used for the mount and the mark 925 can be seen on the back.
Size: 4.5cm x 2.3cm x 7cm
A rather odd Chinese cloisonne snuff bottle with parts of the bottle done in cloisonné and other areas exposed. No reign marks or other inscriptions are found on the piece.
Late Qing Dynasty
Size: Diameter 4.6cm
An interesting Chinese jade button carved in the form of a flower. Often these buttons were used in coats and other outer garments to enhance and show off the wearer's fashion.
Late Qing Dynasty
Size: Diameter 4.5cm Height 0.1cm
A traditional Chinese Jade button carved in the form of a butterfly. The color of the Jade, often related to the fat of a sheep is high sought after.
Size: (the Jade) 1 x 0.9 cm
A circular cabochon style Jade set in rose gold. The combination of Jade, a traditional favorite of the Chinese and the Western setting reflects the time when in the late 19th century up to the early part of the 20th century, modern jewelry became popular in regions such as Shanghai and Hong Kong.
Size: Length 12cm Width 3.5cm
A traditional accessory decorated with auspicious motifs. The pendant has small glass or stone decorations on the bottom.
Republican Period or Later
Size: Length 11cm Width 8cm Height 19.5cm
Lively in its form and expression, the polychrome tongzhi or possibly an acolyte may have been a flanking image for a Gwan Yin set or can stand alone for a studio collection
Qing to Republican Period
Size: Length 11cm Width 8cm Height 19cm
A commonly made Chinese seated figure of the bodhisattva / deity Kwan Yin. The figure is seated resting her arm on a rocky formation and is holding a scepter. No marks or other notations are found on the piece.
Qing Dynasty, 18th century range.
Size: Diameter 15cm Height 7.5cm
The fine work and elaborate details are very close to examples of porcelain objects made during the period of the 18th century. The period favored elaborate baroque style designs and the market in Europe also preferred these wares along with the popular blue and white porcelains and ceramics.
Kanako Tanabe or Canna Tanabe
Size: Length 180cm Height 92.5cm
A work done by the modern print artist, Canna Tanabe or Kanako Tanabe. The work is interpreted as a butterfly attracted to a peony in the form of a lady. Modern prints became popular both inside and outside of Japan creating a new generation of print makers using modern designs along with traditional techniques.
Size: Diameter 15cm Height 3cm
The stand may have been used as a stand for a Buddhist image or something related to a Buddhist altar. The stand is carved with a lotus base like motif.
c. 1970, late 20th century
Size: Height 36cm
A typical and traditional polychrome vase depicting a scene showing the ideal form of the filial daughter or woman. An inscription is part of the scenery and the bottom contains a popular Qianlong reign mark.
Taisho-Showa Period (1920-1930)
Size: Cup Diameter 7.5cm Height 6cm, Saucer Diameter 12.5cm Height 2cm,
Creamer Diameter 12cm Height 8cm
Sugar Holder Diameter 14cm Height 11cm
Coffee Pot Diameter 19.5cm Height 20cm
A rare and unusual Kutani Porcelain Demitasse Set...
Size: Length 21 cm Width 21cm Height 61cm
A finely crafted Chinese bird cage, fitted with a wooden rod for the birds to perch on. The dragon motif frame is where the entrance is for the birds and is done in a manner as if the door blends in with the cage.
Size: Diameter 17cm Height 34cm
An unusual porcelain lamp made of two parts: One is the shade which is close to an egg shell like thinness and the base which is done typical of candle holders from the preceding dynasties. Auspicious imagery and motifs decorate the surface of the piece.
19th-20th century or earlier
Size: Diameter 9cm Height 8cm
An unusual Southeast Asian iron object. the Birds shown on the top of this object is similar to the designs seen on iron weights that are from Myanmar and related areas. It is not known what the object was used for.
Size: Length 61cm Width 61cm Height 120 cm
From a California Estate.
Often referred as the official hat's chairs, these chairs appear like the older Song, Yuan, and Ming court official hats where the ends extend towards the end of the chairs. The arm rests of the pair are different one has a rounder edge while the other has an older Ming style design. The chairs have wood panel seats.