A large wine ewer made of bronze and inlaid with silver wire. Both sides decorated with taotie mask, the handle in the shape of a dragon head. Condition: spout reattached, handle a bit loose, rim of lid inside slightly dented. Dimension: 21. 3 cm high, c. 25 cm long.
A large white copper opium pipe suite, beautifully engraved with birds, flowers, antiques and poem. The stem with an embroidered silk sachet. The lid of the opium container with maker's mark. Condition: tweezer broken, one tube and cleaning brush lost. Dimension: total height: 40 cm.
Chinese Export silver sugar tongs with bamboo design, with maker's mark "WS", standing for Woshing and a Chinese character hallmark, working in Shanghai c. 1870s to 1910s. And a later tea strainer in basket form decorated with a dragon. Unmarked, tested silver. Condition: tea strainer with some small dents. Dimension: tongs: 11.2 cm long, weight: 26 g, strainer: 5.3 cm diameter, 3.5 cm high, weight: 28 g.
A Chinese Export silver button hook, the handle with a dragon amidst clouds motif. With maker's mark "WH90", standing for the Wang Hing Company, working in Shanghai and Hong Kong around 1900. Condition: hook a little bit bent, handle top with a small dent. Dimension: 24.8 cm long, weight: 44 g.
Two molded porcelain cups and saucers painted in underglaze blue, made around 1725 for the export. The central medallions with a meiren and a rabbit, the rims decorated with boys and young ladies. Condition: some mushikui rim frits, but no cracks or chips. Dimension: diameter saucers: c. 11.4cm, cups: c. 6.8 cm.
Finely potted Kraak style petal-molded deep plate, dating to the late Ming period. The well with a fish swimming amongst seaweed painted in dark underglaze blue in Yuan style. Base with blue double ring. This pattern was popular in Japan for kaiseki, the tea ceremony meal. Please refer to Christie's London 1989: The Peony Pavilion Collection: Chinese Tea Ceramics for Japan, 1580 - 1650, No. 207. Condition: no cracks and repairs, only mushikui rim frits, foot rim with little adhering kiln san ...click for details
Snuff bottle of rounded form made of pale agate with few dark inclusions, standing on a flat foot. With green stone stopper and short horn spoon. Condition: fine, mouth rim with a tiny rim frit. Dimension: total height: 7.2 cm.
A disk-shaped panel, probably made as an insert for a piece of furniture, made of copper with cloisonne enamels, gilt rims and wires. The decor consists of auspicious symbols. Reverse with blue contre-email. Condition: one small dented section with enamel having few thin cracks (photos no. 6 & 7 ), traces of former mounting. Dimension: diameter: 32.2 cm.
A disk-shaped panel, probably made as an insert for a piece of furniture, made of copper with cloisonne enamels, gilt rims and wires. The decor consists of auspicious symbols. Reverse with blue contre-email. Condition: one dented section with enamel having thin cracks (photos no. 6 & 8), traces of former mounting. Dimension: diameter: 32.2 cm.
Six porcelain cups and four saucers decorated with figural scenes in underglaze blue, made around 1725 for the export. One saucer and cup with the "dancers" pattern, three cups and saucers depicting a bird stealing the hat of a fisherman, and two differently shaped cups with a romantic scene. Condition: all the pieces have more or less rim frits, 6 pieces have hairlines and/or small chips. Dimension: diameter saucers: c. 11.2cm, cups: c. 7.2 cm.