A Large & Fine Chinese Cloissone Enamel Oval Tray.
Depicts precious antiques and objects. 19th Century.
Measures 24" x 15"
A Chinese Porcelain Clair de Lune Peach Bat Form Bowl/Censer on Stand.
With raised incised carving throughout. Large and impressive piece.
Hairline on body, see picture.
9 1/2" long x 8" high
1920's Chinese Silver White Jade Carved Goldfish, Shrimp & Crab Necklace
It is 10.5 inches (25.8 cm) in length. The inner circumference is 17.7 inches (45 cm). The jade range from 20.88 mm to 21.80 mm. It weighs 40.4 gram.
The silver is tarnished and has surface wears and scratches. Some of the jade goldfish have flea bite chips and inclusions (as seen in the photos).
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A magnificent and large dish with well balance potted, decorated to the interior with Susancai style medallion of two lions among flower scrolls, the cavetto with four lions with continuously peony flowers on the black ground, underside with double foot rim, the small one inside with six characters mark of Da Qing Kang Xi Nien Zhe and of the period and surrounded by four chrysanthemum heads and four emblems to cavetto. Condition is perfect, no any chip, no any crack and free from any restoration...
19th century (late Qing Dynasty - 1890s to 1911) unusual Chinese scholarâ€™s rock in a form of a large natural amber nugget. The piece is true Baltic amber, large for amber as material, can be viewed from 2 sides, and conveys a very good feeling of a lonely mountain with its surface weathered by years of exposure to wind and water. Wonderful internal energy in the piece produced by combination of shape, texture and color of the material...
18th century small Chinese Peking glass scroll weight / brush rest in a shape of a Foo lion with its head turned to the left. Delightful carving on a piece of 2-colored glass (transparent bottom and reddish top) with excellent rendition of its face and fluffy tail. Beautiful patina, pleasant to hold, overall in great shape, very nice piece for a scholarâ€™s desk. Length 1 3/8 inches.
Unusual 19th century good size Peking glass faceted bead. Milky white body with green color overlay, very clearly carved facets revealing the color of the body, tiny occasional bubbles in the material typical for the period. Wonderful old piece in excellent condition, beautiful patina, very pleasant to hold. Diameter 15/16 inches.
19th century Chinese bead of transparent light blue Peking glass of flattened ball shape with surface carved in lattice design. Wonderful old piece in excellent condition, beautiful patina, very pleasant to hold. Diameter 7/8 inches.
A small, finely woven covered basket with woven decoration. Probably Tlingit People, Northwest Coastal North America. Good condition. Diameter, about 5 inches.
A Japanese white glazed studio porcelain model of a water buffalo. Hirado type though the eyes are not left unglazed to the biscuit as is typical. Holding sculpted form and details well, the biscuit base smooth to the touch and bearing an imprint from the fabric it sat upon. Except for a clean break to one horn, in otherwise good condiiton. A line of separation of the glaze under the buffalo's neck due to "crawling" in the kiln. Length, about 14 inches horn tip to tail...
19th century (can be much earlier) Chinese jade plaque carved on the front with a stylized twisting dragon and 2 heads of lingzhi fungus. Excellently carved in medium relief, its body incised with design of raised circles seen on Neolithic jades. Beautiful true jade with color ranging from light gray to brown to black, very clever use of the stone natural colors to accentuate the design...
19th century Chinese jade carving of a dragon turtle with bushy tail and its head turned to the left. The creature is one of the four Chinese directional animals - the Black Snake-Tortoise of the North. Beautiful true celadon jade, superbly carved face, excellent matte finish to the surface, very pleasant to hold. Length 2 1/16 inches (52 mm).
Late Qing Dynasty (pre 1911) Chinese jade thumb ring (also called archerâ€™s ring because of its historic use in pulling the bowstring) of classic shape carved with bamboo stalk and branches and short inscription, all between keyfret borders. True jade of dark celadon color with brown tinge, nice finish to the surface, pleasantly heavy. Wonderful object for a scholarâ€™s desk. Inside diameter 7/8 inches (19 mm), outside diameter 1 3/8 inches, height 1 1/4 inches.
Rather unusual late 19th century Chinese glass seal in a shaped of a stylized rock. Beautiful transparent glass, excellent finish to the surface. The impression of the seal is shown on Enlargement 1 (photo is flipped left to right to present the image as it will actually print on paper). The bottom is crisply carved with four raised characters that can be translated as THE HALL WHERE KINDNESS is CULTIVATED, old dried red seal paste in the grooves. Very nice object for scholarâ€™s desk...
An Asian wood cookie press. Folk art (Japanese or Korean - if Japanese would be considered "Mingei") utilitarian object. The "cookies", or treats, pressed from this mechanism could have been sweetened bean paste, possibly with rice starch, and not necessarily cooked. The iron nails slide along routing to enable the pressing action. Well used and in fair condition - exhibiting some distress by loss of wood on ends of the top board. A nicely decorative curiosity. Length, 9 7/8 inches
A fine polychrome, New Kingdom wood shabti for Imen-em-heb. Depicted mummiform, wearing a tripartite wig, face and hands in dark flesh tones, arms crossed over chest, hands holding agricultural implements, seed sack, yoke and pots on back, and a column of hieroglyphic text naming Imen-em-heb, sailor of Amon, as the owner. 19th/20th Dynasty, 1293-1070 BC. 8.2 inches high. All original polychrome. From an old French private collection. Comes with a French passport.
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