A pair antique Chinese sleeve bands, mounted as miniature scrolls with a bamboo stick, in a storage box. The bands are showing scenes from a romance mainly embroidered in finest Peking knot. The lid of the storage box embroidered with a river landscape. Condition: due to storage the condition and colors of the bands are pristine, only one reverse with little label residue. The lid of the box shows some wear. Dimension: box: 16.9 cm x 7.6 cm x 5 cm, sleeves: total length: 98 cm,
A bulbous, ribbed finial made of gilt copper, maybe from a standard. Condition: little wear to gilding. Dimension: c. 10.5 cm high, weight: 166 g.
A gorgeous pair of tiny shoes with shaped heels and upturned toes for a Han Chinese lady with bound feet. Made of silk, embroidered with very fine Peking and satin stitch in gold-wrapped and colorful threads. The tall ankle cuffs decorated with brocaded ribbons. Cotton lining and leather soles. Condition: fine. Little insignificant patina, few brittle fabric areas. Please compare: "Fine Chinese Costume and Textiles from the Linda Wrigglesworth Collection": item no. 103...
Two small decorated silver plates with central Tughra and standard mark, the reverse with "Tremolierstich". A spoon of European origin with Tughra mark and a small souvenir spoon with crescent moon, the back of the bowl with an Arabic calligraphy, embellished with some niello, no mark. Condition: traces of usage, souvenir spoon with some niello loss, the plates slightly dented. Dimension: plates: diameter: 10. 6 cm, weight: 144 g together. Spoons: 16.5 cm and 13 cm long, weight: 66 g together.
A small butter lamp of pedestal form with flaring rim, made of silver. These lamps are filled with yak butter and placed as offerings (of light) on altars in front of images. Condition: few traces of usage. Dimension: 10 cm high, weight: 120 g.
A grey pottery tripod vessel with lid and remains of cold painting. Base with "Bluett London" paper label. Condition: some chips and wear to decoration. Dimension: diameter: c. 15 cm, 13.5 cm high.
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 bronze statue of a Daoist god standing in long robes on a four legged base, holding in front of his chest a gui scepter. Cast in one piece with remains of gilt and polychrome lacquer decoration. Condition: fine, one base leg somewhat shorter. Dimension: 20.5 cm high, weight: 710 g.
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.