An early 20th century paktong ink box made by the famous shop Tong Gu Tang. The metal, the shaping of the box, as well as the engraving techniques, exemplify the highest standards for ink box industry in the early 20 century. It becomes more and more difficult to find examples by Tong Gu Tang. Length of the box is 9.3cm. The condition is pristine, except that there was originally an inscription to the left of the engraving, which was intentionally rubbed away, probably to protect people's id ...click for details
A Chinese antique gold hair piece in the motif of flower and butterfly, using the "Lei Si" techinique. This is a mid-Qing item for domestic use, not made for export in the early 20th century. It is gold, not gold-plated metal. Maximum length is 7cm. The weight is 9.5 grams, and condition is very good, but no inlays. It comes with a Sweden jewelry box. Provenance: from an old Sweden collection.
An antique Chinese kingfisher hairpin with a beautiful design of phoenix and peony using corals and other semi-precious stones as inlays. It is of good size, about 15cm in length. The condition is as shown in the pictures.
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.
A high-quality Qing dynasty gourd shape red silk purse with original tassels. Probably a gift from imperial court. A similar shape silk purse is in the Bejing Gugong collection (please see last picture).
Size and condition: height of purse alone 15.5cm. The condition is very good, with just very minor loose threads (see pictures). The actual color of the purse is darker than the photos.