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.
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.
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
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.