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.
A cloisonne censer with Qianlong mark and period, with possibly later attached
chain. Beautiful blue enamel color and wonderful white lotus design. Guaranteed genuine Qianlong. Size:
maximum width 12cm. Condition: enamel losses and minor flattened spot on
one side of the censer, minor enamel losses elsewhere, dents around the foot. Please
study pictures closely.
A nice Chinese Ming dynasty bronze vase with chilong around body. It is well made, very heavy, and has great patina. Size: height 16.5cm. Condition: very good, except that there is one dent under the belly (see second picture).
A large Chinese bronze censer, chiselled/engraved with figures, flowers, or dragons at all sides. It was made in the Republic period, early part of 20th century. Size and condition: the diameter of mouth opening 17.1cm; height 10.1cm; from handle to handle 23cm; weight around 2300grams. The condition: it was polished in the past; no other problem.
A Chinese flower-shape bronze censer with thick brown/blackish patina. It has a 4-character seal. Different people have different interpretation of this type of seal. My personal take is that this type of seal is a Republic fantasy seal. The censer weighs 1595 grams and its mouth opening is 11cm diameter. The condition is good, with dirt on the surface. It is hard to date it. My guess is that it is Republic, given that the patina shows age and the foot shows wear. Please use your own judgment.
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A very unusual Chinese Qing dynasty bronze censer with fluid desgin and excellent casting and metal quality. The handles, the curved mouth rim (tilted toward the interior), and the unusually wide and curved foot rim all contribute to the uniqueness and stylish elegance of this censer. Diameter of top opening is 13.5cm, from handle to handle is 19cm, and the weight is 1750 gram. The condition is excellent, except that it is polished. There is a very small impact trace (not a dent) at the belly (s ...click for details
A Chinese bronze vase, and a bronze ear cup in the Warring States/Han style. The vase I think is Ming, and the cup is old but I don't know how to date it precisely. The vase has simple ring decorations at the mouth and the foot, but it is of elegant and tasteful form with a wonderful patina. The height of vase is 15.2cm, and the length of the cup is 9.1cm. They are in good condition, with no dents. I see lead around the base sheet of the vase, but I am not sure whether this is just a sign of ...click for details
A rare and well-made small bronze censer with a decorative floral band and a very unusual lingzhi fungus seal. Kangxi period. Size and condition: Diameter of the top 6cm; from handle to handle 7.5cm. There are some tiny dents in the lower part of the cener; otherwise there is no problem.