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All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Chinese : Porcelain : Pre 1900 item #1346087 (stock #095)
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£975
A chinese porcelain censer moulded to each side with a pair of chilong biting each others tale amongst clouds. There are lion mask handles and feet and an impressed Qianlong mark to the base. It has loose ring handles.

Dating from the C19th., it stands 7 inches (17.8cms) high (with lid) and measures 7 3/4inches (19.7cms) across the handles. Weight 812gms.

The base is in excellent condition with only some minuscule areas of enamel loss in firing. (Evidence of gilding on top so is original). The base has been broken in a few parts and re-stuck. There is possibly some loss of paste but it is hard to spot on the exterior.

All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Chinese : Porcelain : Pre 1900 item #1345940 (stock #094)
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£685
A chinese gu shaped vase painted in famille noire enamels with a band of taotie masks and archaistic symbols bordered top and bottom with keyfrets and leaves and applied dots and florets. There is an incised Qianlong mark to the base.

Dating from the C19th., it stands 24.5cms high.

There is a chip to the rim with an adjacent minuscule chip BUT there are no associated hairline so restoration would be relatively simple.

All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Chinese : Metalwork : Pre 1900 item #1344238 (stock #093)
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£525
A chinese bronze tripod censer inlaid with silver wire with floral & keyfret designs. There is a two character Shi Sou mark to the base. It has a lovely patina. It has a reticulated wooden lid with what appears to be a hat finial as a knop.

Dating from the C19th., it measures 5 inches (12.7cms) across and weighs 764gms without lid.

The censer is in very good condition with only tiny bits of verdigris. There is a small split in the reticulation to the lid.

All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Porcelain : Pre 1900 item #1338215 (stock #091)
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£475
A japanese porcelain well bucket painted in underglaze blue with birds flying over waves, the interior with flowers. It is signed to the base.

Dating from the C19th., it stands 16.9cms high and measures 19.2cms across the top of the handles. It weighs 1.25Kg.

There is a frit to the corner of one handle and some glaze firing faults.

All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Chinese : Porcelain : Pre 1800 item #1337184 (stock #090)
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£495
A rare chinese Marco Polo censer.

Dating from the C17/18th., it meaures 15 cms across the handles.

There is one handle missing and a hairline to the side. It would have had a stand and lid.

All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Chinese : Porcelain : Pre 1700 item #1335357 (stock #089)
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£1,650
A rare chinese censer with lion mask handles covered in a brown persimmon type glaze.

Dating from the Wanli period, it measures 4 3/4inches (12 cms) across the handles.

It is in good condition with some calcium accretions and some minor degradation to the glaze to the interior.

All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Chinese : Porcelain : Pre 1900 item #1334264 (stock #088)
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£650
A pair of chinese porcelain figures of Guanyin painted in bright famille rose enamels.

Dating from the early C19th., they stand 21.3cms high

Figure 1: has damaage to her cowl and losses to tips of fingers on right hand.

Figure 2: Top of bottle missing, tips of fingers and a couple of minuscule frits to her cowl.

All Items : Antiques : Decorative Art : Ceramics : Chinese Export : Pre 1800 item #1331093 (stock #087)
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£275
A chinese porcelain bowl painted in London, possibly at the James Giles factory, in a famille rose palette but with english style flowers.

Dating from the 2nd half of the 18th., it measures 9 inches wide and 2 1/4inches deep.

There is one small flake and 4 minuscule frits to the rim.

All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Chinese : Porcelain : Pre 1900 item #1331090 (stock #085)
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£495
A pair of blanc de chine porcelain statues of Guanyin holding a baby (probably representing Madonna & child) and sitting in a lotus flower.

Dating from c1800, they stand 9inches (22.8cms) high.

Figure 1 has tips of 2 fingers on her left hand and a portion of her right hand missing.Also a bubble burst on the back of her cowl (original)

Figure 2 has the tipe of 2 fingers on her left hand and 3 on her right missing.

Both are in otherwise good condition.

All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Chinese : Porcelain : Pre 1900 item #1330935 (stock #085)
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£89
A chinese box of rounded section painted in the rose medallion style.

Dating from the mid C19th., it stands 3 1/2inches (8.9cms) high.

It is in very good condition.

All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Chinese : Porcelain : Pre 1900 item #1329316 (stock #084)
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£1,450
A well potted chinese porcelain trefoil vase covered in an even tea dust glaze.

Dating from the C19th., it stands 9 5/8inches (24.5cms) high.

There is a small firing fault a the base and a very few pieces of kiln grit (see photos). It is in excellent original condition.

All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Porcelain : Pre 1900 item #1328839 (stock #083)
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£115
A thickly potted Arita porcelain dish painted in underglaze blue with a mythical beast amongst flowers and rockwork. It has a fuku mark to the base.

Dating from the C19th., it measures 7 1/8inches (18.1cms) across.

It is in very good condition with only some minor nicks to the footrim and minor surface wear.

All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Chinese : Enamel : Pre 1900 item #1328653 (stock #082)
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£1,500
A pair of Canton enamel plates painted in famille rose palette with Li Bai and attendants in a courtyard. There is a 4 character seal mark to the base.

Dating from the early C19th., they measure 19cms across.

Condition:-

Plate 1 has 2 areas of damage to the footrim and stress cracks to the enamel.

Plate 2 has one area of damage to the foot rim and very minor stress cracks. There is a very small infill to the front rim at 11 o'clock which I cleaned up for the photos 7&8 above and is barely visible.

All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Chinese : Porcelain : Pre 1920 item #1328432 (stock #081)
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£375
A complete set of chinese porcelain hors d'ouvre dishes painted in famille rose enamels with birds, flowers and rockwork.

Dating from late Qing/ Republic period the set measures 14inches (35.6cms) max. across.

The condition is generally good:-

Central dish: Good

Inner dishes : 2 have small frits to the outer sharp edge and 1 has a filled rimchip.

Outer dishes: 1 has rim frit and 1 has a filled rim chip with associated short hairline.

See photos)

All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Chinese : Metalwork : Pre 1700 item #1328041 (stock #079)
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£425
A chinese bronze vase of archaistic gu form with flaring neck and recessed base.

Dating from the Ming dynasty, it stands 19.5cms high.

The rim is very slightly misshapen and there is a contemporary repair to the foot rim. It is in otherwise good condition.

All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Chinese : Porcelain : Pre 1900 item #1328032 (stock #078)
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£475
A chinese hexagonal foliate bowl painted in bright famille rose enamels with a scene of warriors on horseback. The interior and base are enamelled turquoise. The base has a painted 6 character Tongzhi mark.

Dating from the Tongzhi period (1862-74), it measures 7 1/4inches (18.4cms) max across.

There is scratching and some discolouration to the interior base and some wear to the rim gilding with one minuscule fleabite (see photo 12). It is in otherwise very good condition.

All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Porcelain : Pre 1920 item #1328030 (stock #077)
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£275
A finely decorated Koransha porcelain vase painted in 2 tones of underglaze blue, red, yellow, turquoise & aubergine enamel and gilt with butterflies, gourds and vines. It has the Koransha orchid mark painted in underglaze blue to the base.

Dating from c.1900, it stands 6 inches (15.3cms) high.

There is some wear to the rim gilding. It is in very good condition.

All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Chinese : Enamel : Pre 1900 item #1326818 (stock #076)
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£345
A chinese cloisonne bowl with gilt bronze wires and copper rims decorated with floral sprays on a key-fret ground. The base is enamelled turquoise.

Dating from the 2nd half of the C19th., it measures 22cms across.

There is some minor pitting. It is in very good condition.