A fine Japanese silver-inlaid bronze infant Buddha with a serene expression standing with one arm upraised, the other pointing downwards, on a lotus base. Height: 14.5 cm. Dated 1845.
The index finger of the upraised hand is missing, the downward pointing finger also apparently lacking. There is a beautifully written inscription on the base (in Chinese characters) which reads as follows: Siddhārtha, crown prince. B ...click for details
A rare pair of Dutch decorated Chinese porcelain slop bowls enamelled with scenes of a lady dancing and a gentleman playing a wind instrument, while a black servant stands holding a bowl of fruit; in the background a distant town with a windmill, this vignette repeated on the interior. Diameter: 14.8 cm. c. 1735-45.
One with an indistinct 3 cm. hairline, the other with a 4cm. hairline with associated chip. ...click for details
A Chinese lacquered pleated paper fan painted on one side with a typical reserve of figures in a terraced garden (the figures painted on fabric with bone faces) and to the reverse with pheasants and flowers, the eighteen sticks glided and lacquered. Width (extended): 40. cm.; length (closed): 21.0 cm. Silk and glass tassel (slightly damaged). 19th cent.
The fan is in extremely good condition, having come from a privat ...click for details