A pale celadon hairpin, carved with a bird and pomegranates. Ming dynasty 15th-16th century. Condition: normal age wear, some jade/stone lines, overall in good condition, size: 18.8cm X 2.2-1cm. Come with a stoage box, free international EMS shipping. Please feel free to contact us for more informations.
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 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.
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...
A massive bronze (copper tin alloy) vase cast in Han dynasty Hu shape and with Han style Taotie mask handles. The archaistic style decoration is an amalgam of Shang and Zhou dynasty motifs. These consist of upper and lower bands depicting stylized dragons and a central band of large Taotie ("monster"} masks. All are reserved against a flattened Leiwen (cloud) daiper ground. Below the upper two horizontal bands are pendent 'Cicida Blades'.
An accompanying 1973 British Museum letter suggests a...
Fine & Rare Chinese Ming Dynasty Blue & White Kraak Porcelain Dish
This very rare and unusual fine quality moulded "kraak" porcelain dish was made toward the end of the Wanli reign (1573 - 1620) of the Ming Dynasty at the famous Jingdezhen kilns. It has a scalloped cavetto and the underglaze pattern is a deep blue. The central design features a butterfly and a grasshopper on a rock within an attractive landscape. The pattern surrounding the cavetto is most unusual and dishes with such a bord...
A bronze figure was finely cast in good size and was depicted by great craftsmanship.
Nice patina was preserved on the surface when accumulations were found within the pleats.
It was heavily cast in hefty weight.
Date: Ming Dynasty, 15th/16th century.
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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.
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 Qing dynasty celadon charger decorated in the interior with a carved scrolling peony motif. Late 19th century to circa 1900. 15 1/2” diameter x 2 5/8” high. Heavily potted and in very good overall condition. There are some original crazing and production flaws to the interior. From a North Scottsdale, Arizona collection. Please note that the stand is not included.
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 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
This is a very fine and rare 18th or 19th century white jade sutra plaque. It was made from a very fine piece of mutton fat white jade of an even and very pale milky white tone. It was skilfully carved in intaglio and gilt with the Chinese version of Prajnaparamita Hridaya Sutra, the Heart Sutra on both sides translated by the famous Tang dynasty monk, Xuanzang. Jade is such a hard material that it is extremely difficult to carve the Sutra on a plaque of this size. Yet the carvings are excellent...
A very attractive celadon cup dating from the Korean Goryo dynasty (918-1392).
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The cup presents traces of repair with lacquer and gold (kintsugi). It comes with a wooden lid and a fitted wooden box.
Size 7 x 9 cm (2.8 x 3.6 in)
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A Chinese 'Longquan' kiln celadon-glazed arrow vase, probably Yuan/Ming Dynasty.
Height: 15 cm Width / Diameter: 7.7 cm
An antique six panel Chinese coromandel screen with motif of birds and flowers inlaid with mother of pearl and semi precious stones. This style of screen emerged during the Ming dynasty in China and has been favored in Europe for centuries. Each element of detail has been masterfully rendered. The lacquer is in wonderful original condition showing a lusterious rich finish.
Age: Early 19th century
Dimensions: Height: 67.5" Width: 85"
Chinese Kesi (Silk Tapestry Weave) Chair Cover Panel. Finely woven in bright tones of blue, red, green, orange, and yellow with a gold wrapped thread background depicting auspicious longevity symbols, a large crane with outspread wings perched on layered rock work before a peach tree, over which another crane in flight, all above a quatrefoil panel enclosing a lotus blossom and a smaller pair of cranes confronting a ruyi head issuing from turbulent waves. Excellent condition. 61-1/4 in. x 20-1/2...
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...