A very attractive vase decorated with pheasants on foliage against a midnight blue background. The rim stamped 'Silver'. Unsigned but very fine workmanship, in the manner of Hayashi. Late Meiji or Taisho, circa 1900-1926. 12 inches /30.5 cms. high.
NB The blue 'streaks' on the first three photos are reflections!
The pale yellow background decorated in shades of white and gray to simulate a traditional pen-and-wash painting, depicting branches of a tree against a clouded sun. Shakudo rims. Meiji (1868-1912). 152mm / 6 inches high. Good condition.
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A rare Chinese champleve and cloisonne enamel ornament, shaped as a bat and enamelled in translucent and opaque enamels. 18th century. 149mm wide.
A pair of champleve and cloisonne ornaments in the shape of ruyi-sceptre terminals are illustated in Brinker & Lutz: 'Chinese Cloisonne: the Pierre Uldry collection' no. 233.
Provenance: ex Sir Rutherford Alcock (1809-97), British consultate in Peking 1865-1869. Old inscription on reverse.
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A rare cloisonne spill vase, decorated with the sixteen Buddhist auspicious symbols. Ming dynasty, 15th or early 16th centuries. 42mm x 163mm.
Losses to the enamel and an old repair at base, but a very scarce item.
'Icy' jadeite jade, 4.83 carats, 10.46 x 10.4 x 5.85mm, cut as a double cabochon. Guaranteed natural untreated 'A' grade Fei Cui. This is one of a group of stones batch-tested for me by one of the most experienced jade testing labs in Asia.
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