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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A fine and very large natural 'A' jadeite pendant. The heart shaped stone 25mm x 29mm, weight 27.03 carats, with HKGL certificate stating natural Fei Cui 'A' jadeite. Third photo shows a US quarter to help judge size.
The figured silk background superbly embroidered with coloured silks and silver-metal couched threads. Late Joseon dynasty, circa 1870-1910. Approx. 19 cms x 23 cms., one with original selvage showing, both with usual brown paper adhesions. Of Museum quality. With written Expert opinion from Linda Wrigglesworth, foremost authority on Oriental textiles, indicating that these may be of Royal status.
A large jadeite cabochon, 18.27mm x 12.38mm x 6.42mm, weight 11.83 carats, mounted in a contemporary 9 carat gold ring mount. With certificate from London Gem & Pearl Laboratory, confirming stone untreated (has been tested using FT-IR).
A magnificent panel on black silk, possibly the uncut yoke from a robe. The quatrefoil cartouche heavily embroidered with five couched gilt-thread horned dragons, rocks, waves, buddhistic and other symbols, in fine bright colours. Excellent condition throughout. 1330 x 950mm
One photo shows a 750 ml wine bottle for comparison with size. Qing dynasty, 19th century.