A very rare pair of Antique European late 19th century cold painted spelter sculptures on elaborated square bases. The finely and realistically modelled sculptures depict a Chinese man and a Chinese woman in national costumes. The man is wearing a long green robe with gold swirl motifs, grey Balloon Pants and red shoes on his feet, the hair is braided and drawn back under a black hat. His left hand is grasping a Chinese musical stringed instrument (Erhu). The female is wearing a lavish robe, ela...
Pair of Antique Chinese Qianlong Period Tea Cup and Saucer 4 piece set. Underglaze blue hand painting of bamboo and flowers on the inside of saucers and cups and with brown glaze on the exterior. Elegant and thinly potted. These sets were sold at Christie's Nanking Cargo sale in Amsterdam in 1986. All items of that sale were from the recovered Dutch East India Company shipwreck which sank in the 1700's. Contents of the ship were salvaged by Micheal Hatcher, a British explorer and marine salvor...
Antique 18th – early 19th Century Chinese Qing Dynasty Carved Dragon Belt Hook mounted as a magnifying glass handle in a gilt copper mount with engraved flowers and leaf decoration attached to a circular polished magnifying lens. A well carved belt hook with a large dragon head hook with bulging eyes, curled horns and pierced mouth. The body of the belt hook is carved with fine openwork with a writhing chilong holding lingzhi in its mouth. The reverse with a raised button.
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A beautiful Chinese Peking overlay glass meiping vase from the 19th century Qing Dynasty. Excellent carving by hand.
"Chinese Overlay Carved Glass, also known as Peking Glass (Tao Liao Ping in Chinese), is a traditional form of art that starts with a one-color glass base, dipped into contrasting colored glass one layer at a time. The artist then carves away portions of the overlaid glass to reveal layers of other colors underneath, following certain designs. It is a lengthy and tedious pr...
Antique Chinese or Japanese square ding lidded bronze censer with mythical beast and chilong dragons. Beautiful casted details of Mythical beast standing in a playful manner atop the lid, two pairs of chilong dragons forming the 4 feet of the censer and sprawling across the body of the censer. There are two large handles. All is set or cast together with the square base, the bottom of censer is inscribed in Chinese. Bronze colour is beautiful and shows age.
Small Antique Chinese teadust glaze porcelain censer with Qianlong impressed mark. The teadust glaze is green with tiny yellow specs and there is dark brown glaze at the rim of the censer. A Qianlong impressed mark in dark brown glaze on the bottom of the censer.
Age: 18th/19th Century, maybe of Qianlong Period
Condition: Very good antique condition
Approximate Size: 7cm Width x 5cm Height
A small antique blue and white porcelain Chinese tea pot dating to the middle of the 19th Century. The design on the pot is of blue vines and peony flowers. The pot measures about 5 1/2" tall x 3 1/4" in Diameter and has a matching lid. The pot is in excellent condition with no chips, cracks or repairs. The asking price includes shipping within the USA.
Large Chinese antique ruyi scepter with three large carved white jade plaques mounted on wood. Each white jade is carved with an elephant holding various fruits. A very wonderful auspicious antique item for your collection.
Age: Likely late qing period, late 19th century and later.
Condition: Wear and age cracks on the wood mounting. Jade has fine age lines, jade plaques shifts little bit from its mounting due to age.
Rare Antique, 19th century, large Imperial Russian Rostov Enameled Blessing Reliquary Cross, (Крест напрестольный), of traditional form, of box-like construction (compartment for a reliquary) made of silver plated brass joined by the screws. The exterior is finely engraved in a traditional Russian pattern with a painted enamel crucified Christ on the center, and applied with four hand painted, enameled, oval medallions. On the top a medallion depicting God the Father, inscribed...
A fine pair of Kashmir lidded jars or vases. The copper base was first engraved with special tools to create the design in relief, the grooves were later filled with glass and then embellished with additional engraving and wonderful shiny gilding. This technique is called in India "meena" or "meenakari" and was first applied by the Mughal. Condition: fine, only one rim with a small dent and minor wear to gilding. Dimension: c. 18 cm high, diameter: c. 12.5 cm, total weight:
A pair of 19th C Dresden porcelain wall brackets. Each is highly decorated with hand painted applied flowers.
In excellent antique condition, the brackets both bear underglaze blue maker's marks for the Sitzendorf factory. Measures 7 inches high, 6.75" wide, 3 3/8" deep. Circa 1880.
A Chinese classical antique landscape painting in scroll format, with water stains and grease and many natural wear and tear of time
Large antique Chinese Qing dynasty to early Republic carved jade buddhist lion group. The jade is light celadon grey in colour with areas of russet skin. The fine craftsmanship is showcased in the lively expression of the Lionness and her cub. Both the Lionness and cub have round bright eyes, bushy eyebrows and detailed hair markings on the mane and the tufted tail. Open carving between the ribbons and near the lion’s tail and front paws.
Age: Early 1900's
Chinese Antique Crane and Peaches Scroll, colorfully and vibrantly painted with dancing red-crested crane next to stream and ripe peach-laden tree, pigment beautifully applied, late 19th century, two seals and signed artist name Zhao Ahi Qian (1829-1884), picture size: 54.5"H 27.75"W, overall size: 86.5"H 36.25"W, some wear in center of painting.
Chinese antique Imperial yellow peking glass faceted vase. Six sided with small short foot rim and flared round opening mouth rim. A wonderful example of 18th century Chinese glass likely from imperial workshop.
-Ina & Sandford Gadient Collection
-Halim Time and Glass Museum, Evanston Illinois.
Age: 18th Century
Condition: Tiny nick to the rim of vase. Surface has indentatio...
Antique Chinese late Qing Dynasty woman’s informal satin silk robe, finely embroidered in satin silk stitch with six roundels displaying vases with branches of various flowers and butterflies, amidst branches, peonies, magnolias, and goldfish, all picked out in bright shades of red, blue, pink, brown, and orange, reserved on a cream - white ground, and edged by black silk. The cuffs, embroidered in suite, are bordered with a band of brocade woven with five-clawed Principal Celestial Long Drag...
Large Chinese antique red oxblood flambé vase jar with custom wood lid topped with a jade finial. Beautiful shiny red glaze with purple yaobian along the rim, all suffused with crackle and tiny bubbles when viewed closely or with magnifier. Foot rim is rough and jagged from removal from kiln. Inside of the vase has glaze with irregular crackle, glaze slips and contractions. Bottom vase with darker orange tan colour.
Age: 18th Century to 19th Century
Antique Chinese Qing dynasty porcelain charger with hand painted red mark of Guangxu Dynasty (1875-1908). There are hand painted goldfishes swimming among seaweed, gilt border around the rim and three clusters of famille rose flower and fruit motifs on the backside.
Age: 19th to 20th Century
Condition: Generally good condition. Gilt wear. Minor glaze wear such as glaze wear on flower on the back rim. 'Orange peel' ripple glaze effect....