A Chinese jade libation cup of pale green hue with a flash of russet, carved in the shape of a peach and standing on a five petal support. The outside has scrolling foliage and the handle is formed as a flower spray with a flat reticulated top surface. An excellent example of 16/17 century lapidary art and in excellent condition. It comes with its own custom made wooden stand. size: 10 cm long
A highly desirable Chinese jade coup, shaped as a lotus leaf with flower blossoms decorating the handle and body. The stone is of an even tone with a slight hint of russet. This is a very attractive composition of the "caged" style and measures 5 1/2inches ( 14 cm) wide. In excellent condition. Age: Ming 17 C.
A finely carved rare jade cat from the Chinese dynasty of Song to Ming period. Large size of its kind. Vivid carving details. The back of this piece was treated to feel like archaic jade, which was the loved fashion by Chinese scholars of that time period. Size: 7.5 cm long, 3.3 cm tall. Very good antique condition for its age. Provenance: From Doyle New York.
A gilt bronze Libation Cup decorated on the outside with auspicious symbols: Cranes, Bamboo,Prunus blossom and Lingzhi fungus and with some of the Buddhist Bajixiang ("eight precious emblems").
This item was made in China in the Ming dynasty (1368-1644) and is from the collection of a British Architect who was born in China and lived in Shanghai until 1931 when he migrated to the UK.
Condition: very good - no damages, repairs or losses - but there is some copper oxidation and surface wear...
Large Chinese Ming Dynasty Blue & White Porcelain Bowl with Ming Mark
This blue & white porcelain bowl was made during the 16th century. Both the inner and outer surfaces are extensively decorated with a variety of floral patterns, including lotus, a symbol of purity and perfection, and pine, a symbol of strength and longevity. To the base is a four-character Ming Dynasty mark.
It is larger than the majority of Ming blue & white bowls with a diameter of 18 cm (7 inches). It is in fine ...
The painting depicted court musicians playing divine music called Bugaku. Bugaku is a Japanese court music accompanied by dancing. Here one of the players plays shen (a bamboo instrument first produced in China in 7th century) and the other one sounds a massive drum with mitsudomoe crest (three comma-shaped figures in a circle). Bugaku carries a ritualistic implication and is usually played at the start before dance performance begins. Bugaku purifies the stage. Painted with ink and pigments. Si...
Rare Chinese Ming Dynasty Monochrome Blue Porcelain Box
This rare porcelain box was made during the Ming Dynasty (1368 - 1644) in the mid to late 16th century. The outer surface is coated in a dark blue glaze whilst the inner surface is coated in a white glaze. To the base are thick globules of crawled blue glaze.
Diameter 8.5 cm. There are a few tiny "nibbles" to the sharp vulnerable edges and a short firing fissure to the edge of the cover that is only visible on the inner surface, but...
Rare Chinese Ming Dynasty Slip-Decorated Porcelain Bottle / Vase
This pear-shaped bottle was made during the Wanli reign (1573 - 1620) of the Ming Dynasty. On both sides is an elaborate floral decoration painted in a thick white slip, the design standing out from the surface. Otherwise, apart from the unglazed foot ring, the surface is coated in a thick brown glaze. As is so often the case with bottles of this age, the upper neck and mouth have been broken and lost; as such porcelain bottles...
Chinese Ming Dynasty Blue & White Porcelain Dish - Deer Pattern - Wanli
This porcelain dish with a foliated rim was made at the famous Jingdezhen kilns during the Wanli reign (1573 - 1620) of the Ming Dynasty. The underglaze blue is of good colour, the pattern featuring two deer standing in a landscape, one with head raised, the other with head lowered and looking back at the other deer. The border on both upper and lower surfaces comprise various floral patterns.
The deer is a symbol ...
A Chinese jade plaque 17/18 C. very finely carved and pierced with precious objects e.g the canopy, endless knot etc.This reticulated example with its breathtaking virtuosity and delicate , meticulous detail is a fine example of earlier Chinese lapidary art. The stone is of greyish celadon hue with spots of whitish clouds and is set on the back of a hand mirror in a frame of gilt silver which is worked with a ground of filigree and multi colour enamel decoration. All is enhanced with semi precio...
A Chinese jade vase, carved in the form of a tall thin finger citron. The stone is of very pale hue close to the colour of the pictures, the body is thinly rendered and the exterior well detailed. It comes with its own custom made wood stand. Age: 18/19 C. size: 10 cm high. condition: very good, no breaks , no restoration.
A Chinese jade vase, carved as a lotus leaf with a flower in one corner and a ribbon tying the leaf and its coiled trailing stalk forming the base. The composition is very attractive, the body is quite thinly carved and the stone is of celadon hue. A high quality example of Qing lapidary arts, it measures 14 cm ( 5 1/2 inches) high. It comes with its own custom made wooden base. Age; 19 C. condition: excellent.
Framed Chinese 17th century Ming dynasty Imperial dragon robe fragment. This greenish yellow ground five claws dragon fragment is the shoulder to chest part of a dragon robe and needs to combine with another pieces in order to finish a whole robe. The horns and eyebrows seem to be missing but is meant to leave space, visually form the eyebrows and the horns by the surrounding patterns and colors. The spear like eyebrows, up but backward hair style and the powerful wheel like claws are the featur...
DESCRIPTION: A beautifully mounted Chinese roof tile of a Ming warrior seated upon a horse. The bearded soldier, his right hand on his hip, sits erect upon his amber horse which stands on the curved tile base. This earthenware tile has been decorated in a sancai glaze of predominately green and amber colors. A beautifully carved custom rosewood base has been made for this large tile, the base itself probably being over 100 years old. CONDITION: Quite good condition with the usual wear one wou...
A wood water basin was nicely carved in shape of a lotus leaf with a lotus pond.
It was preserved in very good condition by nice brownish patina.
Some of the seeds in the lotus pond were still movable when some were sticked but nothing is missing.
It was a charming and very rare piece by this type.
Most of the old wood pieces were made as brush pots in relief carving.
This piece was carved in delicate workmanship to imitate the lotus leaf by thin wall a...
Fine Rare Chinese Yuan Dynasty Burnished Black Pottery Dragon Cup & Saucer
We have recently been lucky enough to have acquired a collection of very rare examples of burnished black pottery items made during the Yuan Dynasty (AD 1279 - 1368). Such items are relatively unknown and very little has been published about them. They are found in the northern provinces, particularly Gansu province in the north-west.
This exquisite cup and saucer set has smooth burnished surfaces, very smooth to ...
Height: 43 cm (17 in)
Width: 19 cm (7.7 in)
Fine quality large Chinese porcelain baluster vase; underglaze blue cloud effect with Ruyi borders at the rim and standing lappets above the base; gilded iron-red Foo Dogs surround the piece; some wear to the iron-red decoration; Guangxu Period mark; old Christies’ label; very good condition; email for more pictures
A Chinese statue of a maiden holding a lotus flower and a fan, carved from celadon jade, fixed on a matching wooden base. Condition: fine, only lotus flower with few tiny rim frits. Dimension with wood stand: c. 22.3 cm high.