An Indian clay caste figure of a khol drummer on a square base. Height: 16.5 cm. 19th cent.
Overall good condition. Chips to extremities of fingers. Pigment losses as shown. Some losses to hair. No repairs. Figures in such good condition, unrestored, are rare due to the weight and fragility of the materials.
A small agate bowl, thinly carved, finely decorated in relief with a pair of long-tailed birds perched on leafy branches, another pair of birds to the reverse and raised on a ring foot. Diameter: 8.3 cm. Qianlong (1736-95).
A Canton enamel bowl and saucer enamelled with shou characters and lotus blossoms on a turquoise ground, the reverse enamelled lime green and white. Diameter of saucer: 11.5 cm. Height of bowl: 4.5 cm. Jiaqing ( 1796-1820).
A pair of unusual Chinese export porcelain plates with a broad flat rim, decorated in underglaze blue with floral and diaper designs surrounding a central floral panel. Artemisia leaf within a double circle to the reverse. Diameter: 25.7 cm. Kangxi (1662-1722).
A Chinese export tankard with double-strap handle decorated in underglaze blue with a typical Canton pattern landscape below a diaper border with flowers and butterflies, the shape possibly inspired by German stoneware. Height: 13.6 cm. Late eighteenth century.
No damage. Burst glaze bubble to handle and an underglaze iron spot at rim. Slight firing flaw to handle.