A pair of famille rose plates, very finely painted. Age: Jiaqing period. Size: Each is 24.5cm across. Condition: Overall good. Minor wears and discoloration. One has a "Y" shape crack on the base about 11-12cm in the center and on the front the crack is visible across the lady (see the last three pictures). The other plate is free of problems. Provenance: from the collection of US diplomat Elizabeth Ann Swift Cronin, a collector in Chinese export porcelain, a portion of which are displ ...click for details
An antique Chinese lacquer lac burguate plaque for scholar desk. Very fine
workmanship. Date: 18th century. Size: 20cm by 12.5cm. Condition: losses,
wears, chips, age lines consistent with age. The top border has been shorted
(see last picture).
A rare Yuan Shi Kai badge with 9 imperial symbols. These badges were used in the Jifu in the early Republic period. They have 12 imperial symbols, 9 imperial symbols, 7 imperial symbols, and 5 imperial symbols. The more the imperial symbols, the higher the rank. The 12 imperial symbols are reserved to the President only. The 9 imperial symbol badge as offered here was used by the high rank officials (1st rank officials) just below the president. While I've seen several 7-symbol and 5-symbol b ...click for details
A beautiful Chinese lacquer lac burgaute bowl, with mother-of-pearl, gold
and silver inlays. This bowl is of the best quality I've seen in this kind, as the inlays are painting-like. There are charming age lines all over the lacquer surface (see the fifth picture) and they gave a nice age feel. So on the basis of these traits I would date this bowl to be mid-Qing Chinese instead of late 19th century Chinese-style Japanese. Size: 11.5cm diameter. Condition: good, with wears, losses, age lin ...click for details
A unique and most beautiful pair of lipstick covers which were from the estate
of the Hong Kong antique dealer Charlotte Horstmann (probably for her personal
use). Overall they are in good condition, except for minor inlay loss in
one (see picture). The base metal could be silver or silver-color alloy (it hasn't
been tested). Date: the first half of 20th century. Size: 5.5cm height,
together they weigh 51 grams. Note: this item can only be shipped within US.
An early 20th century Chinese famille rose vase, well painted in the motif of two beauties reading the book. Signed by the maker, who is noted by immitating the style of the Ming painter Tang Bo Hu. An elegant piece. Good condition. Height 22.5cm.
Nice molded Guangxu inksticks with good weight and quality material. The
earliest design of the subject is from Qianlong, but this is the Guangxu
edition. Each has "tribute inkstick" molded on the top. Size: about 4.5
inch each. Condition: good.