A quite large pith paper album of fine quality with ten gouache paintings, made in Canton for the export in the 19th century. Showing different scenes of a procession with musicians, court officials and ladies etc. Each is lightly mounted on paper and bordered with a blue silk ribbon. The covers are cloaked with red figured silk. Condition: paintings: good, considering the delicate nature of pith paper. Some with insignificant losses near the border, only one painting with losses of the painted ...click for details
A finely executed framed gouache painting on pith paper, made in Canton for the export in the 19th century. Showing a lady in court attire sitting on a throne holding a ruyi scepter with attendant. Mounted behind anti-reflective coated glass in a later wooden frames. Condition: fine, only frame with some small scratches. Dimension: image approx.: 26 cm x 17.6 cm, frame: 45 cm x 36 cm.
Chinese export porcelain model of Zhang Guolao, one of the eight Taoist immortals. He is holding a bamboo drum and riding on a mule. Dating to the late Qianlong period. With later wooden stand. Condition: fine, except the inserted ears of the animal are lost. Dimension: 22.5 cm high x 16.2 cm long (without stand).
Chinese export porcelain model of Li Tieguai, one of the eight Taoist immortals. He is holding a gourd and riding on a tiger, under the saddle cover his attribute the iron crutch. Dating to the late Qianlong period. With later wooden stand. Condition: fine. Dimension: 21.1 cm high x 15.5 cm long (without stand).
Two slightly molded porcelain cups and saucers with floral decoration painted in underglaze blue. Made in the Kangxi or Yongzheng period for the export. All bases with blossom mark within a double circle. Condition: fine. Dimension: diameter saucers: c. 13 cm, cups: c. 8.2 cm.
Hardwood Christian cross inlaid with lotus, vines and a small cross in finely engraved, iridescent mother of pearl. Condition: good, few inlays lost, some small losses. Dimension: 49.4 cm x 26 cm x 1.9 cm.
Chinese silver back of a mirror or a brush decorated with a dragon chasing the flaming pearl. With maker's mark "WS" and Chinese character marks. The silversmith Wo Shing was active in Canton and Shanghai circa 1830-1875. Condition: few traces of usage. Dimension: 13.6 cm x 8.5 cm x 1.1 cm, weight: 110 g.
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.