An amazing very early Chinese lacquer small tray dating to the 18th century with intricate inlaid mother of pearl known as Lac Burgate, a French term. This tray came from an estate of a well known local collector who had a discriminating eye, was very knowledgeable, and bought only the best. The condition of the tray is excellent which is amazing for a piece of this age. All of the hundreds of pieces of mother of pearl are in tact, especially in the very intricate design of flowers in a vase, a b ...click for details
A fine antique Chinese intricately carved fan. With many tiers of differently carved designs. Silk tassel and silk ribbon running through the fan. Probably bought on the grand tour at the turn of the century by socialite. From fine old family of local estate. Perfect condition. No damages. 7 " high. When open,about 12" wide. Postage insurance extra. Satisfaction guaranteed providing item returned in sent condition within 3 days of having been received and the way it was packed. Sales t ...click for details
A Chinese porcelain blue and white snuff bottle signed with the Chien Lung mark, but probably dating to the mid 19th century. Decorated with scenes of high ranking official under canopy with attendants and military. Tells a story since there is a cloud like design coming from the leader's head to the attendant before him(like a cartoon drawing when the words come from the head of a person). The green stone is not original, and does not have a spoon on it. Nicely decorated. Measures 2 3/4&quo ...click for details
This outstanding magnifying glass, combined with a 19th century beautifully carved Chinese elephant ivory handle, is a stunner and excellently assembled with a great lens for magnification. The overall length measures 12" long and the lens is 4 1/2" in diameter. Must see to believe. The deep pierced work, intricatly carved(3 1/2" long) of the (6 1/4" long) ivory handle is perfection with several figures, trees, buildings, bridges etc. It is a little bit over 1/2" in dept ...click for details
Featuring a fine Chinese ivory carving of a peaceful.beautiful Quan Yin in elegant robe holding a lotus. Measure 7.5" tall. Excellent condition. No damages. Dates to the first quarter of the 20th century. Return privilege providing item returned in sent condition, the way it was sent/packed, and within 3 days of receipt. Sales tax collected if sold in New York state unless valid sales tax number and resale form provided.
Featuring a very lovely and unique little sterling bowl mounted with a beautiful jade ring boarder. Made in China for the fine Japanese store, Yamanaka. Stamped Made in China Yamanka. Not marked sterling but tested and guaranteed. Measures just under 3 1/4" in diameter and 1/2" high. Dates pre WWII, around 1920 but could be older. Very interesting, unusual little piece. In excellent condition. Jade has an inclusion or an internal flaw in it, but I do not believe it is a crack. It has b ...click for details
Featuring a fine elephant ivory Chinese carving of a Chinese beauty or goddess. Very peaceful expression on face. Finely carved details in facial features, hair(flowers and hair pin in hair), hands, flowing robe folds, sashes(with open work) etc. Measures 6.25" high without stand, x 1.5" wide x approx. 1" deep. With stand, measures another 3/4" tall. Statue is glued to stand. Could be soaked off if desired, but gives stability and does not harm carving. Excellent condition, b ...click for details
Featuring a wonderful Chinese export sterling silver handled magnifying glass. The handle probably came from a 19th century umbrella or cane handle and was converted into a magnifying glass in the 20th century. The repousse handle is completely covered in exquisite work with birds, butterflies, Chinese men and many forms of flowers and plant life. Handle measures 5.5" long without adapter piece, with it, measures 6.25" long, and overall, measures 10.5" long. Diameter of magnifier ...click for details
Featuring a fine quality antique Chinese nephrite spinach jade footed dish measuring 3 5/8" square x 5/8" high. Beautiful stone/carving with waxy like appearance. Dates to the early 20th century. Fairly thin walls, floor. Weighs about 3.5 ounces. Excellent condition. Return privilege providing item returned in sent condition, within 3 days of receipt, and the way it was packed/shipped. Sales tax charged if sold in New York state unless valid sales tax number and form provided.
Featuring an outstanding pair of Chinese women musician elephant ivory carvings dating to the late 19th century.Fresh from a fine collection/estate where they were enjoyed and well cared for over many years. The fine detail in the seated figures is evident in their facial features, hair, flowing robes,cords, etc. The stands are inlaid with silver wires. The statues have been glued to the stand by the former owner. The carvings measure approximately 7" high x 2.5" deep x 2.5" wide. ...click for details