Late Qing Dynasty (1890s to 1911) Chinese agate snuff saucer of classic shape with low foot. Very well carved out of beautiful material showing striated texture of the stone, wonderful patina, lines on lower photo of Enlargement 3 are from photography, very pleasant feel of age. Diameter 1 1/2 inches.
19th century Chinese Yixing snuff bottle with enamel decoration on each side depicting different landscapes in scholarly taste with huts and bridges in the foreground and distant bays and mountains. Did not photograph well - photos came out too harsh. Well modelled, beautiful uninhibited painting with multiple colors. Excellent patina, expected dust and grime accumulation on the surface, wonderful feel of age, jadeite top stopper. Height with stopper 2 11/16 inches.
19th century Chinese fan painting in ink and colors on paper depicting a bird on a branch looking at her nest with 3 chicks. Superb quality work, elegant composition, perfectly captured mood of the scene. Excellent depiction of feathers and plant textures. Inscribed with a poem, signed and sealed by Zhou Xian (1820-1875), dated to the beginning of summer of 1868. Beautiful painting in excellent condition, mounted on paper with silk: paper size 14.25x25.5 inches, painting size 21.5 inches at the ...click for details
19th century Chinese porcelain figure of a mythical beast sitting on a base with its head raised. Very nice earnest potting, delicate use of colors, marked in Chinese inside the base. Great patina, compressed dust on the surface. Height 2 3/4 inches.
Late 19th to early 20th century Chinese porcelain figure of a mythical beast crouching on a base with its head raised. Great potting, excellent face with sharp fangs and ears, beautiful use of colors. Great patina, compressed dust on the surface. Height 1 5/8 inches.
Early 20th century Chinese porcelain figure of standing Medicinal Buddha with a precious jewel. Very nice earnest potting with wonderful face and beautiful jewelry, wonderful use of colors. Great patina, compressed dust on the surface. Height 2 13/16 inches.
19th century Chinese porcelain figure of a Chinese elder seated on rockery with a fan in his hands. Very nice earnest potting, wonderful face, delicate use of colors. Great patina, compressed dust on the surface. Height 2 3/4 inches.
Late 18th century (around 1780s) Chinese export porcelain cup and matching saucer made for the American market. The cup is enameled on the outside with a floral spray in 4 colors, and 3 sprays in blue. The inside of the saucer is decorated in a similar manner, some wear to the central sprays. Very nicely painted borders. Typical 18th century potting and original blemishes, wonderful painting, overall in excellent condition, no cracks or repairs. Cup height 1 15/16 inches, saucer diameter 5 1/4 i ...click for details
Rather unusual 19th century Chinese export silver match box holder with relief decoration of a pagoda on textured ground. Excellent crisp work, great detailing. Two hall marks on the bottom - one in Chinese, the other reading HC. Height 2 5/16 inches.
19th century Chinese silver export ashtray in a shape of a Chinese shoe. Beautifully chiseled crisp decoration of 2 dragons on the sides. Good design, pleasant patina. Two hall marks on the bottom - one in Chinese, the other appear to read ZEELUNG. Length 3 7/8 inches.