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.
A Chinese cloisonne bowl, decorated both inside and outside with scrolling lotus. 159mm diameter (6.25 inches), 80mm high.
An almost identical pair of bowls, catalogued as 17th century or earlier, was sold at Sotheby's New York, 30th March 2004, lot number 139.
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, 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.
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.