A Chinese filigree silver pendant served as a pomander for enclosing scented blossoms. Base with two Chinese character marks. Condition: slightly dented. Dimension: bottle: 5.2 cm high x 4.8 cm wide, weight: 18 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 self-carved and printed color woodblock print by the Japanese Sosaku Hanga artist Kiyoshi Saito (1907-1997). Titled "Maiko Kyoto(A)", dated "1959" and numbered "94/100" in pencil. Hand signed in white ink and with red seal. Reverse with paper slip "self-carved and self printed Kiyoshi Saito". Condition: good impression and color, little paper toning and stockflecks. Dimension: image: 52.5 cm x 38.3 cm, paper: 60.2 cm x 45.5 cm.
Figural bronze oil lamp with the goddess Laxmi seated at center flanked by two elephants, bathing her. From a Swiss lady's private collection. Condition: good, chain with two amends, bronze with few thin areas. Dimension: lamp: 18 cm x 17 cm, chain: 82 cm long.
A small fan painting by an anonymous painter of the Tosa School in ink, colors and gold on paper. Mounted on goldfleck paper. Depicting a battle scene of the "Tale of the Heike", an epic account of the struggle between the Taira and Minamoto clans for control of Japan at the end of the 12th century. This fan painting probably belongs to the same set of illustrations of the "Heike Monogatari" in the Museum of Asian Art in Berlin. Condition: slightly browned, some pigments rubbed...
A small fan painting by an anonymous painter of the Tosa School in ink, colors and gold on paper. Mounted on goldfleck paper. Depicting a scene of the "Tale of the Heike", an epic account of the struggle between the Taira and Minamoto clans for control of Japan at the end of the 12th century. This fan painting probably belongs to the same set of illustrations of the "Heike Monogatari" in the Museum of Asian Art in Berlin. Condition: slightly browned, some pigments rubbed...
Tibetan butterfly-shaped woolen under-saddle rug "Makden", made in two pieces in knotted pile. Backed with purple cotton, edged with red wool fabric and having two not pierced strap holes. Decorated with peony flowers and waves. Condition: clean, full pile only few areas with little wear, backing with a small hole. Dimension: 112 cm x 72 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...
A lobed Longquan ceramic dish with pale olive toned glaze, dating to the Ming dynasty. The center of the well impressed with a peony spray medallion, the sides carved with a floral meander. The base partially glazed. A quite identical dish was sold on 15th Sept 2010 by Sotheby's in New York. Condition: rim with two cracks (photos no. 3 & 8, from front and reverse). Dimension: diameter: 25.5 cm, 5 cm high.
A pear-shaped "Famille rose" porcelain teapot and cover with molded decoration of two rows of petals and applied lotus flowers and leaves, in between painted with cockerels, deers, fishes and egrets. Dating to the Yongzheng or early Qianlong period. Condition: good, some chips to the applied decoration (please look at the last four photos) spout with a tiny chip. Dimension: 10.7 cm high, spout to handle: c. 14.6 cm.
A rare Straits Chinese fan case applied with tiny faceted rocaille glass beads on a green respectively yellow velvet ground, depicting auspicious symbols. Bordered with a woven band, with cotton ribbon and lining. Condition: very good, few glass beads are lost. Dimension: case: 32.2 cm long x 7.8 cm wide.
Silk panel assembled from a pair Chinese sleeve bands embroidered with flowers, lingzhi and peaches in satin stitch and Peking knot. Bordered by a woven and an embroidered band. Brown silk lining. Condition: little faded, minor loose threads. Dimension: 66.5 cm x 36.7 cm.
An antique kidney-shaped midnight blue satin silk pouch finely embroidered on both sides with auspicious Chinese characters, couched in gold and silver wrapped threads. Bright yellow lining, orange tapes with moulded beads decorated with bats. Condition: fine, little traces of usage and wear. Dimension: purse: 11.2 cm x 12.1 cm.
Large rectangular Persian mirror case made of papier-mache and hand-painted in ink, watercolor and gold under lacquered varnish. The outer covers decorated with youth at leisure in the Safavid style. Condition: some craquelure and flaking, mirror lost, rims with wear and losses. Please look at the pictures carefully, they make part of the condition report. Dimension: 36.5 cm x 24.5 cm x 1.7 cm.
Beautiful set of six porcelain dinner plates for the Straits Chinese market, enamelled with the phoenix and peony motif. With gilded scalloped edges and stamped shop mark "Wang Shen Shu" to the base, dating around 1900. Condition: enamels and rim gilding with little wear. Dimension: diameter: 19.2 cm.
The female immortal "He Xiangu" depicted as a dancer with wafting dress. Cast in bronze with partial gilding. Dating to the 16th or early 17th century. Please refer to a complete set of the "baxian" in the Musee Cernuschi catalogue, Paris: "Bronzes de la Chine imperiale", pages 154-155. Condition: apparently one foot lost but standing quite firm, please look at pictures carefully, they make part of the condition report. Dimension: 11. 7 cm high, weight: 196 g.
An extraordinary, wooden figure of a tiger with a very long tail, sitting on a rockwork. It has an almost humanized facial expression and the mouth corners are showing small canines. It is painted with green and different brown pigments. Dating to the Joseon dynasty. Condition: partially lost or agglomerated coloring, some pigment fissures, few small cracks, one fang is worn. Dimension: total height: 35 cm x c. 15 cm x 17 cm.
A dark blue satin woman's garment, dating to the late Qing dynasty, with center opening fastened with a gilt metal ball button and two ribbons. The four lobed collar, terminating in ruyi heads, and all wide hems extravagantly embroidered with romance figures in Peking stitch and little gold thread couching. Trimmed with different woven borders, the straight sleeves with embroidered outer cuff bands. Later figured blue silk lining. Condition: very good, only partial little staining...