A quite large and heavy basin of bulbous body and with everted rim, the interior with tinning. The neck incised with interlaced split palmettes in cartouches and a roundel with calligraphic inscription. The body with lobed roundels and semicircles containing vegetal motifs. Dimension: diameter: 34.5 cm, 16.8 cm high, weight: 2.7 kg. Condition: traces of usage, body with small dents.
A Chinese brush rest in scroll shape, the center with pierced decoration of bamboo and pine. Carved of very dense wood, maybe boxwood. Condition: ink stains, three short cracks. Dimension: 9.2 cm long x 4.2 cm wide x 3.5 cm high.
A Nyonya hairpin made of gilt silver with rubies or glass stones, mounted as brooch. Condition: repaired breakage to the pin, needle a bit warped, wear to gilding. Dimension: 9.7 cm long x 2.6 cm wide, weight: 12 g. Shipping by Priority Swisspost included.
An antique openwork hanging lamp with flared neck, made of copper and embellished with enamel. The three chains with glass beads. Condition: missing glass beads and enamel decoration, needs a professional cleaning. Dimension body: 32 cm high, total: 80 cm high.
The spherical body consisting of two hemispheres, locked together by a bayonet fitting. Each half reticulated with five roundels, two of them stylized shou characters and inlaid with floral motifs in mixed metal. The insert of ring gimbals with the central bowl is missing. Please compare with Sothebys sale "Later Chinese Bronzes from the Collection of Ulrich Hausmann" on 08 October 2014 in Hong Kong. Condition: insert is lost, one dent (see photo no. 6) and two small bumps. Some traces of usage...
Burmese manuscript containing rules for the correct performance of the monastic ritual, written in Pali language. Containing 16 palm leaves and two wooden cover boards, decorated in red lacquer and gilding. The folios are inscribed (fourteen on both sides) on a plain gilt ground with ink or lacquer in five lines, having small buildings to show punctuation. The boards and the backside of two leaves are decorated with floral roundels and lotus leaves...
A tinned copper tea pot with etched decoration of birds among tendrils, Persian or Central Asian. The lid with brass knob. Condition: tin plating worn, some tiny dents. Dimension: 16.5 cm high, 22 cm long.
A brass bowl probably from Syria, with etched design of interlacing patterns, arabesques and Islamic calligraphy. Base with inscription. Condition: some traces of usage. Dimension: c. 26.5 cm diameter, and 14 cm high, weight: 1'200 g.
A Chinese bronze censer with good patina in the form of a peach with leafage, standing on three feet. The lid with a smaller peach as knob. Condition: fine, only one leave with a short crack (see photo no. 6). Dimension: c. 13.6 cm long, 11.2 cm high, 11.5 cm wide.
A miniature mask made of bronze with some gilding, the reverse with black patina. Showing an one horned oni with bulging eyes. Provenance: a gentleman's collection, Geneva - Switzerland. Condition: few tiny dents. Dimension: 5.5 cm x 4.1 cm.
A finely carved female mask netsuke, showing the smiling Okame. The himotoshi edged with bone rings. Signed Shugetsu and with written seal "kakihan". Provenance: a gentleman's collection, Geneva - Switzerland. Condition: fine, only the green bone ring with chips. Dimension: 5.0 cm x 4.3 cm.
A male back Mandarin square with a paradise flycatcher, denoting the 9th civil rank. Made of fine silk tapestry (kossu, k'o-suu) with metallic threads and painted details. Silk lining. Condition: several losses(please check pictures for condition). Dimension: 28.5 cm high x 31.5 cm wide. Shipping by registered Priority Swisspost included.
An altered blue silk gauze court robe "jifu", decorated in two different gold and silver couched threads with nine five-clawed dragons pursuing flaming pearls amidst clouds, Daoist emblems and "shou" characters. The bottom is embroidered with stylized rocks above foaming waves, side-fastening overlapping closure with fabric hooks and five gilt bronze buttons, the sleeves ending in horsehoof cuffs...
A male back Mandarin square with a leopard, denoting the 3rd military rank. Silk tapestry (kossu, k'o-suu) with metallic threads and painted details. The animal is standing on a rock above deep water, the ground with Taoist longevity symbols. The background was probably covered by peacock feathers, rarely survived to the present days. Reference: "Ladder to the Clouds" by Jackson & Hugus Berkeley 1999, page 192 - No. 13.011: very similar badge...
An elegant men's headgear dating around 1900, consisting of the cone-shaped indoor headdress and the outdoor heungnip or gat. Both are made of horsehair, the gat with a bamboo brim and gauze chin straps. The top part of the hat with a lacquered blossom. Condition: traces of usage, some splits near the bamboo brim. Dimension: gat: diameter 32 cm x c. 14 cm high, headdress: c. 14 cm high.
Small Indian cast copper bronze image depicting the four-armed, lion-headed Narashima with his consort Lakshmi sitting on a rectangular pedestal throne. Condition: some wear to patina and traces of usage. Dimension: 7.1 cm high.
A pair of Chinese export porcelain plates with the tobacco leaf motif. Beautifully enamelled with a pair pheasants and two squirrels amongst bold overlapping leaves and flower sprays, in blue, other colors and some gold. Foot rim with some kiln grit. Condition: both plates have minor rim fritting (bubble burst), one plate with a small rim chip, the other with a short hairline. Dimension: diameter: 24.9 cm, 3.1 cm high.
A Qajar papier-mache penbox with polychrome and gold decoration under a lacquered varnish. The top painted with a vertical composition of the Holy Family, an angel, a small boy with a rabbit and other figures. The sides depicting persons in a landscape. The base and the sides of the sliding tray with gold landscapes on a black ground. Provenance: a gentleman's collection, Geneva - Switzerland...