All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Chinese : Trade Arts : Pre 1900 item #1217419 (stock #1891/3901)
A superb Chinese export silver tazza dish with a border of 6 panels: two featuring bamboo, two prunus and two figures. The stem is made in sections with a bolt and nut at the base. It has a magnificent head of a dolphin whilst its flaps are stylized as an engraved flat support ( please consult the images). height: 7 inches (18 cm) weight:20 oz. age: C. 1870. condition: excellent. there is no apparent mark.
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Chinese : Trade Arts : Pre 1900 item #1215052 (stock #1892/2111)
A large Chinese export silver goblet , embossed with bamboo trees against a fine pin head hammered background, the stem is decorated with two raised confronting and finely cast geckos, the base of the cup embellished with bamboo leaves. It bears the stamp of the retailer TS. "90" and Chinese characters. The shield is finely engraved with the dedication of the cup Billiard Handicap Canton Club won by Gater 1896. The calligraphy is in low relief to start with and somewhat rubbed...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Chinese : Trade Arts : Pre 1900 item #1158209 (stock #1796/6141)
A Chinese silver tea and coffee set, each piece embossed with a raised writhing dragon stretching around its bulbous body. The handles are formed as sea dragons and the finials of the covers also repeat the same motif. This is a substantial service weighing 1807 grams. ( 59 oz). Sets made for English and US clients usually had a creamer as well, but those for Continental Europe, especially Spain and Portugal did not . The tea, coffee and sugar basins are stamped HW, "90" and Chinese characters...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Chinese : Trade Arts : Pre 1920 item #1064653 (stock #1686/211)
Nirvana Oriental Antiques
A Chinese mother of pearl shell carved in relief with a carp swimming in the sea. The subject matter is uncommon and fine details are introduced especially in the fish's scales. The thickest part of a good quality shell has been exploited to create a life like aquatic scene, lustrous and interesting. it comes with its own custom made wood stand. size of the shell: 8 1/4 inches ( 21cm) X 7 1/2inches (19cm). Overall height including the stand : 10 inches (25.5cm). age: C. 1910...