A small square soapstone box carved with a dragon to the cover and an archaistic pattern to the sides, raised on four feet, the base incised with a mark : qi shi jing han qian gu qiu. Height: 5.5 cm.; 6.3 cm.square. 19th cent.
One foot restored; slight rim chip on one side. Minor knocks consistent with age. No other faults.
A Chinese export famille rose plate enamelled with a scene from the Romance of the West Chamber in a scroll-form reserve surrounded by flowers and Precious Objects. Diameter: 22.7cm. Yongzheng (1723-35).
4.5 cm. hairline crack at 12.00. Slight rubbing to gilding. One tiny frit at 7.00. No other faults.
An attractive Canton enamel bowl with everted rim, decorated with the bajixiang (Eight Precious Objects) in famille rose enamels on a turquoise ground, the base and interior enamelled white. Diameter: 12.3 cm. Early nineteenth century.
Excellent condition. Minor indistinct stress cracking to interior at rim.