Elegant silver cigarette case, the lid decorated with bamboo. Inside marked "Tackhing", "90% silver" and a Chinese character mark. This silversmith was active between the late 19th century and early 20th century in Hong Kong. With original blue silk lined paper box, the lid with glass. Condition: few traces of usage, glass with breakage. Dimension: 8.2 cm x 11.7 cm, weight: 128 g.
A pair of small Satsuma earthenware vases. Painted and gilt with panels depicting processional figures between different patterns in gold on cobalt-blue ground. Base signed Satsuma and Hotoda. Condition: few gilt rubbing. Dimension: 12.4 cm high, weight: 404 g.
A powder flask in nautilus shell form originating most from India. The surface decorated with fabric forming geometric and solar motifs. The top with turned horn or ivory spout and one side with two iron suspension loops. Condition: spout chipped, missing plug, surface with lost fabric. Dimension: approx. 13 cm x 13 cm, weight: 258 g.
A lovely pair of flower vases in the shape of traditional Japanese water buckets "teoke" made of bronze with brown patina. The front decorated with silver inlay, forming a paulownia twig, and the backside with a hook. Condition: fine, few traces of usage. Dimension: 23.6 cm high, weight: 8.8 g.
Large Persian candlestick with pierced base made of copper. Allover decorated with differently shaped cartouches containing animals, demons and falconers, surrounded by arabesques and flower scrolls. Condition: shaft with old repairs and little slanting, base with dented area. Dimension: 43.5 cm high, weight: 860 g.
A silver jam jar standing on three ball feet with handle and glass insert. Beautifully decorated with plum blossom and bird in relief. With maker's mark "SF" standing for Sing Fat, who worked in the early 20th century in Canton, a Chinese character mark and "90". Condition: few traces of usage, insert with rim frittings. Dimension: diameter: 9.8 cm, weight: 164 g.
Two trouser cuff fragments of Persian women with different nakeshe embroidery. The linen ground entirely embroidered in polychrome silks with diagonal bands of flowers. Backed and bordered with linen. Condition: faded, old mends. Dimension: 49 cm x 33.5 cm and 45 cm x 34.5 cm.
A pair of Chinese biscuit porcelain dishes painted in the Famille noire palette. The well decorated with a mythical beast standing on a rock, the border with auspicious symbols. The base with a leaf mark. Condition: one with a small rim chip and a hairline, both with wear to decoration. Dimension: diameter: 24.2 cm. Without wooden stands.
Portable brass case with a container for pens and an inkwell. Originating in Turkey or Persian, beautifully decorated with arabesques and Arabic calligraphy in cartouches. Condition: fine. Dimension: 19.4 cm long, weight: 236 g.
The metal base, here copper, was first engraved with special tools to create the design in relief, the grooves were later filled with glass and then embellished with additional engraving and shiny gilding. This technique is called in India "meena" or "meenakari" and was first applied by the Mughal. Condition: some wear to gilding, a tiny rim dent, slightly bent. Dimension: diameter: 24.5 cm, weight: 532 g. Without wooden stand.