Antique Chinese red yixing teapot with faint, hand-painted gilt images of court ladies walking through a garden and a gilt lotus on the lid. Early 20th century, signature of Long Shan Ming Sha underneath the foot.
Size: 3.25" H x 5" L x 3.5" W
1930s Chinese jade carved plaque with oval recessed area depicting Boddhisattva Guanyin in low relief (does not photograph well), and the rest of both front and back covered with Chinese characters spelling the Lotus Sutra. The Lotus Sutra describes Guanyin (Avalokiteśvara) as a bodhisattva who can take the form of any type of god, Buddha, king, Heavenly Guardian as well as any gender male or female, adult or child, human or non-human being, in order to teach the Dharma to sentient beings. It a...
Antique Chinese porcelain cricket cage of a gourd form. Its lid has reticulated air vents, enamel peonies and Chinese characters and gilt edge details. The cage front has enamel scene of a young boy and girl having tea in a field of flowers, with an inscription on the backside. Red four character mark on base.
Size: 4.75" L x 2.75" W x 1.75" H
19th century Chinese Yixing snuff bottle with enamel decoration on each side depicting different landscapes in scholarly taste with huts and bridges in the foreground and distant bays and mountains. Did not photograph well - photos came out too harsh. Well modelled, beautiful uninhibited painting with multiple colors. Excellent patina, expected dust and grime accumulation on the surface, wonderful feel of age, jadeite top stopper. Height with stopper 2 11/16 inches.
Rather unusual late Qing Dynasty (1890s to 1911) Chinese seal carved out of a natural red agate boulder. First catalogue photo includes the image of the printing surface flipped left to right to show what the imprint of the seal will look like. Beautiful surface, four crisply carved raised characters on the bottom, wonderful patina, traces of red seal paste in the grooves. Great scholar’s object. Length 1 1/4 inches.
Turn-of-the-century American Art Nouveau glass bud vase with engraved silver overlay. Cylindrical with curved bottom and flat and round silver-covered foot. Open overlay in form of loose and spidery flowers. Glass is pinkish red. Very good condition.
Dimensions: H 4 3/4 x D 2 in. #BT381
19th century Chinese Peking glass bangle bracelet for a small child of classical shape made out of transparent red glass. Nice color, beautiful bubbles inside the material typical for the period. Beautiful patina and slight wear to the surface, overall in excellent condition. Inner diameter 48 mm (1 7/8 inches), outer diameter 2 3/8 inches. Part of a small Massachusetts collection of Peking glass.
Turn-of-the-century American glass vase with engraved silver overlay. Tall and tapering neck with inset mouth and bellied bowl. Overlay in form of blossoming rose branches in oval frames, and whiplash scrolls inset with trefoils. Strapwork cartouche engraved with interlaced script monogram. Glass is red. Worn marks. Excellent condition.
Dimensions: H 8 3/8 x D 3 1/2 in. #BU367
Turn-of-the-century Chinese silver mustard pot. Round and bellied bowl with plain concave neck, thin scroll handle, and spread foot. Modish floral ornament in form of chased and applied water lilies and pads heightened with engraving on stippled ground. Chinese marks. Very good condition.
Dimensions: H 2 3/8 x W 3 1/4 x D 2 3/8 in. Weight: 2 troy ounces. #BV330
Chinese export silver frame, ca 1910. Heart-shaped window in shaped surround with scalloped ogee top and scrolled bracket feet. Engraved Chinese characters and blossoming branches. With glass, silk lining, and hinged wire support. Marked with Chinese characters. Very good condition.
Dimensions: Frame: H 8 3/4 x W 6 1/8 in. Window: H 4 3/4 x W 3 5/8 in. #BQ983
Chinese Export silver footed basket, ca. 1910. Solid well and open sides with garland on trellis. C-scroll swing handle with same. Molded curvilinear rim. Short concave stem and stepped foot. Hallmarked with Chinese characters. Very good condition.
Dimensions: H (with handle): 6 3/4 in. H (without handle) 3 1/8 x D 6 in. 7 troy ounces. #BO114
Turn-of-the-century Art Nouveau glass vase with engraved silver overlay. Made by Alvin in Providence. Gently flared cylinder with dense and entwined leafing scrolls. Scrolled cartouche engraved with interlaced script monogram and presentation: “From the Unity Bridge Club / May 29 / 1912”. Three collared scroll handles. Cut-to-clear star on underside. Glass is red. Fully marked including maker’s stamp and no. R3500. Very good condition.
Dimensions: H 4 1/4 x W 3 5/8 x D 2 1/2 in. #BT337
Antique Chinese three section desk with attractive brass tone handles, nicely complimenting the warm finish of the wood. Simplistic in design, with eight medium drawers and one long drawer along the topmost section. Great full size for modern day use.
Size: 31.5" height, 53.75" width, 30" depth
Turn-of-the-century Chinese hardstone koro. Bellied bowl on sturdy leg-and-paw supports. Carved foo dog side mounts with loose-mounted rings. Short neck collar and raised and reeded cover are 800 silver. Cover has German marks. Very good condition.
Dimensions: H 5 x W 5 x D 3 1/4 in. #BR748
Large turn-of-the-century Chinese export silver serving fork. Made by Cumwo in Hong Kong. Shaped 4-tine shank engraved with trees and pagoda. Handle flat and shaped with chased slinking, serpentine dragon on front and back. Front has circular frame (vacant). Marked. Very good condition.
Length: 9 1/4 in. Weight: 5 troy ounces. #BT251
Chinese export silver serving fork, ca 1910. Plain and scalloped 5-tine shank. Handle tapering and hollow with a scary, scaly dragon with slinking talons applied to handle front and back. Marks including stamp for Wang Hing, a noted Hong Kong silversmith and retailer. Very good condition.
Length: 8 3/4 in. Weight: 3.5 troy ounces. #BT253
Chinese export silver serving fork, ca 1910. Shaped 4-tine shank engraved with fish and plants. Handle tapering and hollow. A scary, scaly dragon with slinking talons applied to handle front and back. Marks including stamp for Wang Hing, a noted Hong Kong silversmith and retailer. Very good condition.
Length: 8 5/8 in. Weight: 4.5 troy ounces. #BT254
Chinese export silver picture frame. Rectangular window in same surround with arched top comprising pierced and dense blossoming prunus branches with scrolled branches at base and 3 rondels inset with Chinese characters at top. With glass, silk lining, and hinged bamboo-style support. Marks include maker’s stamp for Wang Hing, who was active in Hong Kong in the late 19th and early 20th century. Very good condition.
Dimensions: Frame: H 7 7/8 x W 5 1/4 in. Window: H 4 5/8 x W 3 in. #BR583