Shipping by Priority Swisspost included. A square box with rounded corners made of white brass (baitong). The top lid finely incised with a cat between flowers, surrounded by archaic characters, the lines filled with green color. The inside of the lid with an abrasive surface for grinding ink. With copper lining and base, two character mark. Dimension: 9.1 cm x 9.1 cm x 4.5 cm. Condition: insert for grinding ink with two losses, some traces of usage.
Two small Chinese porcelain plates made for the Export to Thailand. One decorated with five-clawed dragons chasing the flaming pearl, the other with the eight immortals standing on clouds. Having metal covered rims and the base with a four character mark. Dimension: diameter: 10.7 cm and 10.2 cm. Condition: fine.
Showing the Swiss Henri Moser Charlottenfels (1844-1923), renowned for his collection, donated in 1914 to the Historical Museum in Bern. He spent his youth on the chateau Charlottenfels near Schaffhausen and left, at the age of 23, the first time for Central Asia. He collected on his many trips to Central Asia, Persia and Turkey - high class Oriental weapons and Islamic applied arts. This vintage cabinet photo shows him in Central Asian costume, before 1886...
A pair of Satsuma earthenware vases painted with two different continuous scenes of women and children in a landscape. Bases signed within a cartouche "Ryozan". Condition: fine, only little wear to gilding. Dimension: 23.8 cm high.
Finely potted porcelain bowl, painted in pale famille rose enamels with fruiting and flowering gourd vines. The outside decorated with four "dragon and phoenix" medallions on a yellow ground. Base with iron red six character "Guangxu" mark. Condition: foot rim with an over glazed tiny chip (see photo no. 3), some wear to gilding. Dimension: Diameter: 13.8 cm, 5.9 cm high.
A particular round Chinese silver salver, standing on three taotie feet. The curved sides decorated with flowers and auspicious Chinese characters in open-work. The convex well with engraved decoration of four masqueraded actors. The base with a three Chinese character mark reading "Han Tian Bao", a silversmith active c. 1890 - 1930 in Tientsin, and another round character mark...
A bronze statue of an elder luohan with serene facial feature, standing on a lotus base and cast in one piece. Showing the worshipping Kasyapa who was one of the principal disciples of Buddha Shakyamuni. Condition: base with a square notch, few tiny casting flaws. Dimension: 18.8 cm high, weight: 680 g.
An antique wood statue of the Boddhisattva Wei Tuo, the guardian of the Buddhist principles, dating to the late Qing dynasty. Carved in two parts with gilding and red color. He is standing on a rock imitating base, dressed as a warrior and holding the vajra staff. Condition: one hand with tiny losses, parts of scarf missing, top of helmet with a lost insert, vajra staff, one hand and back with glued patches. Dimension: total height: 38.5 cm, figure: 31.5 cm, weight: 1300 g.
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...
A Persian dagger with a straight steel blade. Steel hilt and scabbard "en suite" with some gilt highlights, with chiseled decoration of Persian noble's faces, birds and plants. The hilt is fixed with scented wood. Condition: some traces of usage. Dimension: total: 47.5 cm, blade: 32.5 cm.
A bronze figure depicting a rakan with particular facial expression, holding a staff. Mounted on a black lacquered wooden stand. Unsigned. Condition: stand with lacquer loss, back with two small holes. Dimension: figure: 22 cm high, total height: 26.3 cm.
Circular wooden box with fitted interior. The cover inlaid in mother-of-pearl with ducks swimming in a lotus pond and auspicious symbols. The exterior walls with flowers and Chinese characters. Condition: separating age cracks, few inlays lost, cover with an old rim loss, interior warped. Dimension: diameter 24.3 cm, 11.2 cm high.
A front Mandarin square with the mythical beast qilin for a man, denoting the highest military rank from the Kangxi period onwards. Couched embroidery in silver and gold threads on black silk. Blue silk lining. Condition: poor, a lot of missing and loose threads, please look at the photos carefully. Dimension: 28.7 cm x 30.2 cm.
A rare pair Korean badges for a civil official, dating to the Choson period. Embroidered in multicolored silks on blue figured silk with two cranes flying with a stalk of sacred fungus amidst clouds, above a taihu rock and waves. Bordered with gold wrapped thread. Glued on cardboard and mounted in antique wooden European frames. Condition: fine, slightly faded and few loose threads. Dimension: 24.8 cm x 23.1 (with frame), badges: approx. 22.5 cm x 21 cm.
An exceptional Christian stole produced in China for the export. The main fabric is a yellow silk damask with five-clawed dragon roundels, bordered with a woven trim showing crosses. The ends embroidered with the Christogram "IHS" and accentuated with some Peking knot stitches. Orange silk lining and yellow fringes. Dimension: length with fringes: 230 cm, 22 cm wide. Condition: fine, minimal traces of age.
A bronze statue of a guardian standing on a table shaped base, cast in one piece. Condition: fine, few small casting flaws. Dimension: 18.8 cm high, weight: 578 g.
A porcelain hat stand painted in the Qianjiang palette with a young lady contemplating a flower twig at the window. Inscribed with calligraphy in black, dated "ji hai" corresponding to 1899 and signed "Gao Xintian". Base with stamped iron red mark "Guangxu". Condition: no repairs and cracks - little wear to painting and gilt rim. Dimension: 27.8 cm high, diameter: 11.6 cm.
A large Japanese sashi netsuke carved from stag antler, depicting the mythical Chinese fisherman Ashinaga with his long legs. The face is carved very expressively and the natural himotoshi (cord hole) is running through his curled hair. Condition: nice patina. Dimension: 17.8 cm long.