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.
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.
A pair of framed oval miniature Chinese School export oil paintings, each showing a Chinese boat at sea. Mounted in antique gilt wooden frames. Condition: fine, frames with Little wear. Dimension: paintings: 8.3 cm x 6.5 cm, frames: 25 cm x 22 cm.
A framed gouache paintings on pith paper, made in Canton for the export in the 19th century. With the depiction of a god on a fish. Mounted in a black plastic Frame. Condition: some stains and lower corners with losses and splits. Please look at the photos carefully, they make part of the condition report. Dimension: image approx.: 14 cm x 9.8 cm, frame: 24.3 cm x 18.5 cm.
A framed gouache painting on pith paper, made in Canton for the export in the 19th century. Showing flowers and a butterfly. Mounted in a gold lacquered wooden frame. Condition: very good, only a small hole in the non painted area. Please look at the photos carefully, they make part of the condition report. Dimension: image approx.: 16.7 cm x 26.8 cm, frame: 26.8 cm x 36.8 cm.
A pair Canton porcelain plates lavishly decorated with butterflies and flowers in "Famille rose" enamels and gold. Dating to the 19th century. Condition: minor wear to enamels, one plate with an over gilded chip (picture 9). Diameter: 24.5 cm.
A lovely porcelain cream pitcher with cover showing figures at leisure, painted in "Famille rose" and gold. Dating to the early 18th century. Condition: minor wear to gilding, cover with frittings and small chips. Please look at pictures carefully, they make part of the condition report. Dimension: 13 cm high.