A Buddhist temple canopy consisting of three panels of silk brocade. Orange brown ground with design in rows, ho-o birds alternating with leaves. Woven in polychrome silk and silvered stripes of paper "gin hirahaku". The cotton lining dated and inscribed in ink. Condition: one loss and few small holes, one corner mended, lining stained, little faded and worn. Dimension: 168 cm x 168 cm.
This hanging depicts a family ritual ceremony of a Confucian aristocratic household. Little metal wrapped thread couching and embroidery on red silk ground. Bordered with a figured and embossed silk ribbon. Brown silk lining. Condition: slightly faded, few loose threads, one tiny hole. Dimension: 70 cm x 111 cm, without border: 55 cm x 96 cm.
Red silk embroidered with polychrome and couched gold wrapped threads. The central medallion is depicting the Hehe twins, surrounded by flowers, grapes, bats and Buddhist lions. Lined with printed Western fabric. Condition: missing and loose threads, faded, border with few small holes, shortened, mended, lining with stains and small loss. Dimension: 70 cm x 61 cm.
Iron red silk satin embroidered in sanlan (three shades of blue) with flowers, butterflies and moths, small area in Peking knot. The eyes of the insects made of seeds. Bordered with woven band and lined with silk. Condition: few threads and one seed missing. Dimension: 45.2 cm diameter.
Five different shaped bags made of antique French brocades and silks. Edged with different gold or silver brocaded ribbons, laces, fringes and one with tassel made of metallic thread. Condition: two bags with wear, small splits and few holes. Dimension of the largest one: 38 cm x 36 cm without handle.
An octagonal silver basket with handle, the design of bamboo, plum blossoms and Chinese characters in open-work. Base with maker's mark in Chinese. Condition: some traces of usage. Dimension: diameter: 13.5 cm, height: 10.1 cm, weight: 112 g.
A bulbous vessel used by pilgrims for sacred Ganges water. Made of brass or bronze with design of hamsa birds and another mythical beast among flowers. Condition: some traces of usage, later bottom made of sheet. Dimension: 17.1 cm high, weight: 1195 g.
Finely enameled dish with a full-face five-clawed long dragon en face above waves and a stylized rock. The back with scrolling lotus. Gilt rims. Condition: wear to gilt rims. Without wooden stand. Dimension: diameter: 21 cm, 2.2 cm high, weight: 536 g.
A Grand Tour souvenir dating to the late 19th century. Of rectangular shape with raised hinged lid. Made of brass inlaid with silver and copper, decorated with interlacing patterns and scenes from the Ancient Egypt. The interior with wood lining. Condition: few missing inlays. Dimension: 13.6 cm long x 7.9 cm wide x 7.6 cm high, weight: 624 g.