A figurine of a naked woman with scarification marks around her belly button, originally a staff or tool final. Carved from wood with dark patina. From the estate of a Swiss ethnologist. Condition: some small chips. Dimension: 13.9 cm long.
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 small gray stoneware dish with opaque celadon glaze. The well with imprinted twin fish, the exterior with carved lotus petal design. The base is glazed and having a registration label of the "National Museum of the Philippines Manila". Condition: fine, some glaze degradation (maybe due to immersion in the sea) and some traces of usage. Dimension: diameter 19.7 cm x 4.2 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...
A small Chinese cloisonne bowl decorated with dragons and antiques on a turquoise ground. Gilt rims and wires, the base with turquoise contre-email. Condition: fine. Dimension: diameter: 8.2 cm, 2.4 cm high.
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...
A square porcelain plaque painted with different greens, overglaze blue, yellow, aubergine and iron red, mounted in a later European wooden frame. Depicting Hua Mulan, a legendary female warrior, who took her aged father's place in the army. Some orange peel, reverse without glaze. Condition: enamel colors with some wear. Dimension: plaque: 22.7 cm x 22.6 cm x 1 cm, with frame: c. 30 cm x 30 cm.
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.
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...
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...
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.