Tongzhi " Marriage vessel ". Iron-red Tongzhi four-character Mark and of the period ( 1862 - 1874 ). Zhadou resp. Spittoon shape . The globular body below a flaring neck, supported on a short foot, painted and gilt with numerous butterflies in flight around 4 gilt " Shuangxi " ( double-luck ) characters. H : 9,2 cm. Condition : Perfect. Provenance : Old German family collection.
A most beautiful, perfectly potted, high quality Celadon glazed vase with a moulded decoration. The superb blue-green colour of the glaze on this vase represents the top color in Celadon glazes.
Late nineteenth century.
H : 30,8 cm.
Condition : Perfect.
Perfectly and thinly potted. Beautifully decorated in an superb underglaze Cobalt blue. Kangxi period ( 1662 - 1722 ) marked with a Ming Dynasty Chenghua Mark. Diameter : 16,3 cm. H : 7,8 cm.
Condition : Some glaze fritting to the rim which is quite common for this type of bowl. Further in perfect condition ( no crack, no chip, no repair ).
A large, brightly enameled ( famille rose ) porcelain bowl. Underglaze blue Daoguang mark, but the bowl probably is from the end of the nineteenth century.
Diameter : 19,6 cm. Condition : Nice condition with just very faint stress cracks in the glaze to the inside of the rim ( which are to see on the last enlargement ).
A well, deeply potted porcelain dish, decorated in underglaze Cobalt blue with cranes and lotus. Swatow ware, late Ming ( sixteenth century ). Diameter : 28, 3 cm. H : 7 cm. Condition : The body itself in perfect condition with a nice bell like sound when tapped. Some faint cracks to the very nice glaze of the dish.
Enameled with the classic pattern in vivid famille rose colors, underglaze blue and gilt, two pheasants and a tree shrew perched among the blooms and branches, floral sprays to the underside. Ca. 1775. Diameter : 23,4 cm. Condition : Perfect. Provenance : Old German collection.
A rare quite small and lovely, well potted Longquan ware lotus bowl with a pale bluegreen Celadon glaze. Late southern Song Dynasty ( 13th. century ) Zhejiang ( Longquan ) Diameter : 10,6 cm. H : 4,7 cm. Condition : Perfect, nice glaze condition.
A excellently potted porcelain bowl. The exterior decorated with five circular medallions encircling the recessed base. Six - character Yongzheng mark in underglaze blue within a double circle and probably of the period. Diameter : 9,5 cm. H : 3,4 cm. Condition : Perfect.
A radiant casket made in the Koftgari technique, which is one of the most important types of South Asian metalware. Koftgari work features fine gold wire or gold leaf overlay hammered into patterns incised into the surface of an iron ground. The bottom decoration made in silver alloy foil, which unless cleaned has typically oxidised to black. Pakistan, Panjab, Sialkot or Gujrat, Kotli Loharan, ca. 1850 - 1870. Size : 16 x 11,7 cm. H : 6,8 cm. Condition : Perfect.
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