A Mandarin square dating from the late Qing period. A male front insignia with an appliqued wild goose bird, denoting the fourth civil rank. Counting stitch embroidery on gauze in vivid colored silks, the sun disk worked in coral beads and surrounded by metal thread. Brocade bordering and brown silk lining. Condition: minimal wear and few loose threads. Dimension: total: 28.9 cm high x 30.3 cm wide.
A small midnight blue silk panel, maybe a former sleeve band, brocaded with gold threads in two different tones. Decorated with phoenixes, four-clawed dragons, an auspicious Chinese character, bats and waves. Bordered with silk and backed with cotton fabric. Condition: partial little wear and stained area. Dimension: total: 67.5 cm x 26.8 cm.
Circular porcelain plaque, dating to the late Qing period. The center painted in the Qianjiang Palette with temples and people in a mountainous river landscape. The border decorated in green, iron red and gold with birds. Condition: no repairs and cracks - little wear and impurities, rim frittings and flakes, base with few adhering kiln grit. Dimension: diameter: 29.8 cm, 1.3 cm thick.
Circular porcelain plaque made for the Straits Chinese market, once used as an insert for a piece of furniture. Beautifully enameled with phoenix and dragon on a yellow ground. Condition: rim with chipped areas due to former mounting. Dimension: diameter: 28.6 cm, 0.6 cm thick.
Chinese or Tibetan butterfly-shaped woolen under-saddle rug, made in two pieces in knotted pile. Backed and edged with pale cotton. Decorated with blossoms and flowers in relief cut. Condition: stained and discolored areas, few areas with little wear, backing and edging with few small holes. Dimension: 133 cm x 77 cm.
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.