A silver jam jar standing on three ball feet with handle and glass insert. Beautifully decorated with plum blossom and bird in relief. With maker's mark "SF" standing for Sing Fat, who worked in the early 20th century in Canton, a Chinese character mark and "90". Condition: few traces of usage, insert with rim frittings. Dimension: diameter: 9.8 cm, weight: 164 g.
Two trouser cuff fragments of Persian women with different nakeshe embroidery. The linen ground entirely embroidered in polychrome silks with diagonal bands of flowers. Backed and bordered with linen. Condition: faded, old mends. Dimension: 49 cm x 33.5 cm and 45 cm x 34.5 cm.
A pair of Chinese biscuit porcelain dishes painted in the Famille noire palette. The well decorated with a mythical beast standing on a rock, the border with auspicious symbols. The base with a leaf mark. Condition: one with a small rim chip and a hairline, both with wear to decoration. Dimension: diameter: 24.2 cm. Without wooden stands.
Portable brass case with a container for pens and an inkwell. Originating in Turkey or Persian, beautifully decorated with arabesques and Arabic calligraphy in cartouches. Condition: fine. Dimension: 19.4 cm long, weight: 236 g.
The metal base, here copper, was first engraved with special tools to create the design in relief, the grooves were later filled with glass and then embellished with additional engraving and shiny gilding. This technique is called in India "meena" or "meenakari" and was first applied by the Mughal. Condition: some wear to gilding, a tiny rim dent, slightly bent. Dimension: diameter: 24.5 cm, weight: 532 g. Without wooden stand.
Lap desk with carved wood panels depicting lions, dogs, elephants and birds among tendrils. Framed by Sadeli micro mosaic, bone and ebony banding. Fitted interior with several compartments made of sandalwood and lined with red velvet or green fabric. Functioning lock with key. Condition: all knobs replaced, missing banding and Sadeli mosaic. Carved panels chipped. Dimension: closed: 32.2 cm wide x 24.2 cm deep, 8.5 cm high, weight: over 2 kg.
The large silver cups made for the export with loop scrolling handle. The exterior decorated with Paisley pattern and the inside gilt. Without mark. Condition: few traces of usage, some rubbing to gilding. Dimension: diameter: 8.3 cm, 6.6 cm high, weight: 270 g.
Assorted group of Japanese black lacquer tea bowls and saucers for the export. Each decorated in gold with different designs. Four saucers, six small cups and one larger bowl. Condition: rims with little lacquer loss, one bowl with foot rim chip. Dimension: saucers: 11.2 cm diameter. Bowls: 5.9 cm and 6.6 cm diameter. Without wooden stands.
Bamboo carving of Fukurokuju, one of the seven lucky gods, his name meaning wisdom, luck and longevity. Depicted as an old hermit with elongated forehead carrying his staff with tied scroll of sacred teachings. Bottom signed. Condition: fine. Dimension: 16.6 cm high.