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All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Chinese : Sculpture : Pre 1700 item #1351896 (stock #asp/165)
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£4,895
A rare cast-iron Buddha. The figure seated in dhyanasana on a double lotus base, holding a flower in hand. Ming, 17th century or earlier. Ex Christie's London 2001 (original paper work will be supplied). 26.7 cms.

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All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Chinese : Enamel : Pre 1700 item #1351895 (stock #ecu/456)
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£4,985
The bowl of very unusual 'stepped' shape, with flanged mouth rim and slightly flaring footrim, decorated with the Eight Buddhist symbols (bajixiang). 121mm high x 74mm deep, 16th century.

The shape is most unusual and only one other similar piece appears to have been published - a smaller but otherwise apparently identical (112mm x 60mm) bowl illustrated in Brinker & Lutz 'Chinese Cloisonne: The Pierre Uldry collection' plate 77...

All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Chinese : Enamel : Pre 1900 item #1293580 (stock #H231)
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£4,500
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...

All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Chinese : Enamel : Pre 1910 item #1273084 (stock #5/LV)
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£3,150
A Qing dynasty cloisonne moonflask, decorated on both sides with a phoenix amongst long stemmed chrysanthemums, gilt dragon form handles. 15 inches / 38.1 cms high.

More photos to follow.

There is a possible imperial connection here. This type of chrysanthemum is called 'wanshouju' literally 'flower of ten thousand years', and was used as a pun to wish the emperor a long life...

All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Chinese : Enamel : Pre 1800 item #1264834 (stock #B11789)
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£3,850
A rare Chinese champleve and cloisonne enamel ornament, shaped as a bat and, exceptionally, enamelled with both translucent and opaque enamels. Qianlong (1736-95). 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...

All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Chinese : Metalwork : Pre 1700 item #1261702
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A very large Ming dynasty bronze hu, with archaistic design and ring handles. More photos to follow. 522mm high, wine bottle shown for comparison.

Due to size and weight this item is only available for viewing/collection from my home (north London).

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All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Chinese : Enamel : Pre 1700 item #1261553
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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.

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All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Chinese : Textiles : Pre 1920 item #1201258 (stock #GJ/250)
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£ 1250.00
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.
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Chinese : Jewelry : Pre 1900 item #1200516 (stock #GH/47)
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£ 265.00
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Chinese : Hardstones : Pre 1700 item #1196036 (stock #313/48)
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£ 1850.00
A fine Chinese Ming dynasty (1368-1644) carving of two boys climbing on an elephant. 46mm wide.

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All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Chinese : Textiles : Pre 1800 item #1192664 (stock #239/175)
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Front and, very unusually, two top side panels from a large imperial yellow throne back cushion cover, heavily embroidered with a bold five-toed horned dragon amongst clouds, bats and buddhistic symbols, surrounded by a further eight dragons. 18th century. 74 x 75 cms.

Provenance: Christie's 1997.

Condition: Faults. In need of restoration, but a very scarce item.

The large back cushions of Qing dynasty thrones are normally of this very distinctive shape...

All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Chinese : Snuff Bottles : Pre 1800 item #1185102 (stock #P11465)
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£ 1200.00
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Chinese : Snuff Bottles : Pre 1900 item #1154227 (stock #PM/5671)
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£ 1350.00
A rare small snuff bottle, exquisitely moulded porcelain in the shape of a pea pod. Qianlong dynasty, 1736-95. Provenance: Christie's London, 1997.

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All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Chinese : Wood : Pre 1900 item #1053480
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£ 1950.00
A fine Chinese Qing dynasty, 19th century, bamboo parfumier. Of cylindrical form, finely carved. With hardwood stand and cap. 21.5cms high. Provenance: Charlotte Horstmann & Gerald Godfrey Ltd., Hong Kong label.
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Chinese : Textiles : Pre 1900 item #982451 (stock #2/199D)
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A good Chinese Mandarin square, the gauze embroidered in kossu in a predominantly blue and white palette, with the fifth civil rank silver pheasant. Lined in pale blue silk. Qing dynasty, 19th century. Some small losses but generally good. 29 cms. wide.

Provenance: Charles Hulme, 1848-1923, founder of 'The Studio' magazine, friend of and traveller for Arthur Liberty, founder of the eponymous department store. Sold Christie's London 1997...

All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Chinese : Textiles : Pre 1920 item #979075
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£ 1175.00
A Chinese robe, mang ao, the reddish-brown satin heavily embroidered with eight dragons, two phoenix, auspicious symbols, peonies, bats, waves, etc. Cuff-to-cuff 68 inches, 170 cms. Lined in pale greenish- blue silk. Qing dynasty, 19th century. Some restoration to collar...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Chinese : Hardstones : Pre 1900 item #975628 (stock #18/205)
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A fine Chinese jadeite brushwasher of circular form with hydra grasping the body. The jadeite of white and apple-green tones. Qing dynasty, 19th century. Perfect condition. 7 cms wide.

Provenance: Spink & Sons, London, subsequently sold Christie's London.

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All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Chinese : Porcelain : Pre 1920 item #972138
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£1,150
A good pair of Chinese baluster vases nicely painted with figures, birds and foliage. Kangxi marks, 19th century. 7 inches / 17.7. cms. high. Pairs of these vases in good condition are becoming increasingly scarce.

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