A Chinese Export silver button hook, the handle with a dragon amidst clouds motif. With maker's mark "WH90", standing for the Wang Hing Company, working in Shanghai and Hong Kong around 1900. Condition: hook a little bit bent, handle top with a small dent. Dimension: 24.8 cm long, weight: 44 g.
A cattle bell with floral ornament made from bronze with dark patina and having a wooden clapper. Ex collection Martin Kerner. Condition: nice sound, some dents, traces of usage. Dimension: 15.5 cm high x 15.5 cm wide.
Two molded porcelain cups and saucers painted in underglaze blue, made around 1725 for the export. The central medallions with a meiren and a rabbit, the rims decorated with boys and young ladies. Condition: some mushikui rim frits, but no cracks or chips. Dimension: diameter saucers: c. 11.4cm, cups: c. 6.8 cm.
A silver milk jug with coriander-leaf design and a cartouche in shield form, probably from Kutch. Unmarked, tested silver. Condition: small area with no design (photo no. 7), handle slightly bent. Dimension: 8.8 cm high, weight: 130 g.
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. Condition: no cracks and repairs, only mushikui rim frits, foot rim with little adhering kiln san ...click for details
An old Japanese tea kettle hook hanger (jizai-kage) of the Daikoku type and an antique, fan-shaped pot hanger adjuster (yokogi) with iron hook. Condition: hook with a crack (see photo no. 6), adjuster with some traces of usage. Dimension: hook: c. 19 cm high x 19.5 cm wide x 18 cm deep. Adjuster: c. 35.5 cm long x 8 cm wide.
A Persian mafrash panel in knotted pile with cotton warp and wool weft, maybe from Meshkin. From an old Swiss collection. Condition: clean, very good, only selvage wrapping partially lost. Dimension without fringes: 30 cm x 88 cm.