A rare and attractive baluster vase superbly decorated with deer and cranes amidst a landscape. The deer symbolise both career advancement and long life and the cranes are also associated with longevity. Late 18th or 19th century. 38.1 cms high.
Cf. the pair of zuns, lot 3905, and the pair of moonflasks, lot 3911, in the 'Mandel' collection, Christie's Hong Kong, May 30th 2012, both similarly decorated.
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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.
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 magnificent panel on black silk. 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. Late Qing or early Republic, 1880-1925 C.E.