A rare miniature Chinese export famille rose tea service consisting of a teapot, cream jug, sugar bowl, teapot stand, spoon tray, four coffee cups, nine teabowls and seven saucers decorated with a family and attendant on a terrace by a river, the man dressed in a fur jacket, collar and mandarin hat and smoking a long tobacco pipe. Qianlong (1736-95).
Teapot. Height 9.5 cm. Gilding rubbed, glaze crack to base not penet ...click for details
A rare fragmentary T’ang bronze Sogdian dancer, the figure with typically pronounced Asiatic features, originally standing on one booted leg and engaged in a dance in a long-sleeved costume. Height (excl. stand): 11.3 cm. c. 7th cent.
The left leg (and probably integral stand) missing. Old damage to right hand and hilt of curved dagger mounted at his waist. Nose somewhat flattened. No other damage. ...click for details
An attractive provincial Ming bowl with an everted rim, decorated to exterior and interior with a stylised floral design in a soft underglaze blue, the centre with a medallion of a Buddhist conch. Diameter: 15.4 cm. 17th cent.
The bowl has the radiating chatter marks to the base particularly associated with the Tianqi period.