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 Persian bird with human face figure, a chimera originating from Greek mythology, standing on a round base. Made of steel with silver wire inlays, the eyes in turquoise glass. Condition: partial little rust. Dimension: 35 cm high x c. 23 cm long.
A paper fan with undecorated bamboo guards and sticks. One side finely painted with figural scenes in ink and color. The silk fan case is embroidered with a Tang poem by Li Bai and the reverse with a landscape in multicolored silks and couched gold thread. Condition: fan: fine, few traces of usage. Fan case: slightly stained and traces of usage, few loose and missing threads. Dimension: fan: length of guards: 31.5 cm, fan opened approx: 51 cm wide. Fan case: 30 cm long x 5.6 cm wide.
Chinese miniature tea set in European shape, comprising two cups and saucers, tea pot, creamer, sugar and tray. Decorated with figures and auspicious symbols in enamels, underglaze blue and gold. Condition: handle of the creamer restored (see Picture 12). Rims with few burst glaze bubbles. Dimension: tray: 14.8 cm x 14.5 cm, height of tea pot: 8 cm.
Chinese export porcelain model of Zhang Guolao, one of the eight Taoist immortals. He is holding a bamboo drum and riding on a mule. Dating to the late Qianlong period. With later wooden stand. Condition: fine, except the inserted ears of the animal are lost. Dimension: 22.5 cm high x 16.2 cm long (without stand).
Vintage photochrom of the Summer Palace in Beijing, general view, mounted on paper. Photochrom prints are ink-based images produced through the direct photographic transfer of an original negative onto litho and chromographic printing plates. The initials "P.Z." indicate prints produced at the Photochrom and Photoglob Zürich, Tobler Chocolat is still one of the most important Swiss chocolate manufacturers. Condition: photochrom fine, paper little creased at the corners. Dimension: prin ...click for details
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.