This original oil painting is in the style of a well known California Plein Air Painter of the 1920's-1930's. It is, however, unsigned.
It measures 16 by 20 inches and sits in a period 22 by 26 inch frame.
Both the frame and the painting are in outstanding condition.
This is a similar, but not identical, pair of 19th Century Japanese Green Cloisonne vases with bird and flower motifs.
Each of these vases measures 12 inches tall by about 5 1/2 inches in diameter.
These date circa 1870-1890.
Each of these vases has been drilled with a tiny repairable hole near it's base. They were probably converted into lamps as were many pieces of this period. One of the vases has been dropped and was slightly damaged at the base area (see closeup photo). Overall, both of these vases are quite attractive and show up well from most directions. The damage is very minor. These will please any collector who chooses value over perfection.
This antique cloisonne enameled cat measures 17 inches (head to tail) by 9 inches tall by 4 1/2 inches wide.
It is covered overall with stylized archaic motifs.
It is in the style of a much earlier period but dates to the late 19th or early 20th century.
It is in outstanding condition.
This antique cloisonne figure in the form of a Kylin or mythical beast measures about 12 inches long (head to tail), 8 inches tall and 3 1/2 inches wide. It dates from the 18th-19th century in China.
It is covered all over it's body with multicolored scales, outlined in gold. It also has outstanding gilded details. Its removable mane is still intact.
It is in outstanding condition, except for an extremely minor loss to the enamel on the tip of it's snout.
This small (9cm tall, 9cm diameter) Chinese cloisonne inkwell has gilded bronze lion mounts and carved bronze tripod elongated lion feet.
It is in excellent condition throughout.
It still has it's ceramic ink liner (see enlargement photo) and it is in perfect condition.
This Pair of Chinese Cloisonne Pricket Candlestands measure 12 inches tall and about 5 1/2 inches in diameter at their widest point.
They date from the Ming to possibly the early Ching Dynasty.
They are both in excellent condition with the normal glaze irregularities expected in this time period.
This antique Chinese cloisonne incense burner measures 7 inches tall by 5.25 inches in diameter at it's widest point.
It dates to the Qing (Ching) Dynasty(1644-1912).
The cloisonne motif includes two stylized yellow and green five clawed dragons chasing a flaming pearl on a black ground.
It is in excellent condition with no apparent restorations.
It sits upon three elongated gilt bronze fu lion feet.
It also has two additional gilt bronze fu lion mounts with rings on either side.
It has a pierced top with chased and engraved metal and cloisonne topped with a fu lion finial.
This antique cloisonne figure in the form of a mythical bird with a censor on it's back measures 11 inches tall by 4 inches wide by 7 inches in depth (head to tail).
It dates from the middle 19th century to the early 20th Century in China.
It is covered all over with multicolored archaic plant and animal symbols, outlined in gold.
It is in outstanding condition.
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This large Chinese Cloisonne covered box measures 15 inches in diameter. It actually measures 17.5 inches wide, when you include the bronze handles on either side. It also measures 8 inches tall.
It is in excellent condition with the exception of a small circular restored spot on the bottom of the exterior. It appears to have been repaired in the late 19th century, based on the odd shade of green enamel that was used in the repair.
The cloisonne scene on the lid consists of a phoenix (fenghuang) looking down on a mountain range across the waters and under a red sun (a possible reference to Japan).
The chrysanthemums in the foreground may refer to Japanese royalty. This could have been designed as a gift for Japanese royalty.
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These two museum quality cloisonne enameled censors in the shape of cockerels or mythological birds are a matched pair.
Each one measures 17 inches tall by 13 inches wide by 6 inches in depth.
They are very ornate with fan tails.
Their large, ornate tails are removable, opening them for a possible use as incense burners.
They date from the Ching Dynasty (1644-1911).
They are in outstanding condition, period.
They are covered with double facing dragon and phoenix designs (the symbols of the emperor and empress). They also have archaic plant and bird designs overall.
NOTE: These are outstanding and much more impressive in person than the photos would indicate.
On May 30th, 2012 Christie's Hong Kong offered a pair of cloisonne roosters (14 inch tall) from the 18th century( Qianlong period) at an estimate of $370,000.00-$450,000.00. They were in a standing position -versus the position of repose of the pair we are offering.
This 19th century bronze and champleve censor measures 4 1/2 inches in diameter by about 4 inches tall.
It has a wonderful brown patina and some very minor verdigris on it. The enamelling is in excellent condition with only a few irregularities as should be expected for this time period. The top rim has Fu Lion heads floating in a recurring pattern of fan shaped waves. The center band is composed of champleve enamel in archaic stylized patterns. Another (bottom) band of bronze repeating fan shaped waves sits on tripod legs.
There are no marks on this censor. It dates circa 1870-1900.
This is a MATCHING PAIR OF CLOISONNE MYTHICAL BEASTS. Each animal measures 14 inches long (nose to tail) by 7 inches tall and 3 inches in width.
They date circa 1880-1920.
They are in outstanding condition with the exception of a few extremely minor losses or repairs to the enamel.
They are covered with archaic bird and leaf designs throughout.