How rare it is to find an early soft paste porcelain platter of this size, 16" X 20". This platter in excellent condition is made by the "Bow" factory circa 1765
Condition: excellent Width: 16 inches, Length: 20 inches
Large Chinese Yuan Dynasty Blue & White Jar with Oxford TL Test
Rarely offered for sale, this large early "blue & white" jar was made during the Yuan Dynasty (AD 1279 - 1368). It has a wide body as well as a wide mouth. Around the shoulder, painted in underglaze cobalt blue, are three stylised Dogs of Fo and beribboned spiralling objects. Below this the body is decorated with scrolling floral and leaf patterns with a band of large lotus leaves toward the base. The colour of the underglaze bl...
Large & Rare Chinese Ming Dynasty Blue & White Porcelain Bowl - Wanli Shipwreck
This large porcelain bowl with a straight mouth rim was made at the Jingdezhen kilns, Jiangxi province in the north-east of China during the last years of the Wanli reign (1573 - 1620) or possibly the Taichang reign (1620) or the Tianqi reign (1621 - 1627); it was recovered from the "Wanli shipwreck" that has been dated to c. 1625. The outer wall is attractively decorated with various floral patterns with a scro...
Large Chinese Ming Dynasty Blue & White Porcelain Dish - Phoenix
This blue & white "Swatow" (or "Zhangzhou") porcelain dish was made during the Wanli Reign (1573 - 1620) of the Ming Dynasty. It is coated in a thick, finely-crackled glaze and decorated in underglaze blue. The pattern features a standing phoenix surrounded by foliage and blossoms which include the peony and bamboo, the phoenix symbolising peace and prosperity, the peony riches, love, affection and beauty and the bamboo longevi...
Large Chinese Ming / Transitional Blue & White Porcelain Bowl - Shou
This sizeable blue & white porcelain bowl was made during the mid to late 17th century, at the end of the Ming Dynasty or the beginning of the Qing Dynasty. Around the outer wall are four stylised "Shou" characters (meaning longevity) between floral patterns. The inner surface is simply decorated with a small floral pattern in the centre surrounded by two blue rings. To the base is an artemesia leaf mark, one of the "eight ...
This marked Dr. Wall period Worcester soft paste porcelain platter has beautiful, crisp "blue scale". It would make a fine addition to an important collection.
Condition: excellent Height: 8 inches
Tibetan Wool hand made Rug, 61" x 30", lined with hand sewn fabric lined underneath, very heavy soft wool in touch with even wear, navy blue border and flowering branches in soft dark Salmon color with key pattern in narrow blue border, Ruyi shape large flower branches on both side in soft lighter blue and beige color, supporting the "Long Life" Character in the center. This is a beautiful rug and colors, no damages, wool pile is very even and soft in touch and very clean, ready to use at home....
A Navajo sterling silver ring with a blue opal circa 1960s 1970s. This vintage size 6 ring features a large solitaire opal with blue and green colours; it measures 1" x 7/8" across the stone. It is unsigned which is not uncommon and it weighs 7.9 grams. It is in excellent condition with no chips, cracks, dents, bends, corrosion, losses, damage or repairs other than some natural striations in the stone and some minor surface wear.
All condition issues are noted. All items are vintage or anti...
Late Ming Dynasty, 1500s
This deep bowl is stoutly potted, being rather heavy toward the base, with the wall thinning gradually to the slightly flaring rim. It rests on a tall, thick footring, with a deep base that is glazed down to the dense, white porcelain paste that is exposed with some kiln grit adhering. The design in underglaze cobalt blue is of chrysanthemums, grasses and three stylized bats. The interior has a broad unglazed ring around the bottom to allow it to be stacked during ...
Makuzu Kozan I (1842 - 1916) (Scroll down for more information.)
Miyagawa Kozan, born Miyagawa Toranosuke in Kyoto, took over the family business in 1860 at the age of 18. In 1870 he opened a shop in Yokohama and started creating Satsuma-style wares with high-relief modeled figures. However, when there was not a demand for that type of ware, he began to create Chinese-style porcelain. This earned him greater fame and success, and in 1896 he was elected to the Teishits...
A substantial and massive silver bowl, Early Roman Empire, ca. 1st. century AD:
An extremely elegant bowl of fine solid silver; of a hemispheric form with turned over hammered rim and concenthric circles all over the entire exteriour surface. Normally this decoration is only seen in the center of this type of bowl, but on this bowl there's around 14-15 large circles engraved all the way to the rim.
Size: 15,5 cm. in diameter, 6,5 cm. tall.
Condition: Very fine,...
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 Kristina 18k white gold blue topaz and diamond ring. This size 6-1/2 ring features a large quilted rectangular cushion cut bezel-set blue topaz along with a bezel-set round brilliant cut diamond. The intense blue facetted topaz measures approximately 7.6 carats (by gauge calculation) and the diamond is approximately 7 points (by gauge calculation). The ring measures 3/4" x 5/8" and it weighs a solid 12.5 grams. It is stamped copyright mark KRISTINA 18K and it is in excellent condition with...
Incredible huge statement long lariat necklace by the Italian fashion house Moschino, with a heavy dark blue silk cord terminating in two very large tassels
made from Italian poured glass drops or beads in palest gray lavender, on engraved chains in dark goldtone metal, held in large caps of dark goldtone metal.
Marked MOSCHINO and MADE IN ITALY on the attached metal hang tag. Also with original paper label marked MOSCHINO BIJOUX. The Moschino label was
created in 1983 by the late Fr...
Sold Only as a Pair: Monumental Chinese Decorative Blue and White Ceramic Foo Dogs, China, ca. 1940. Very heavy in weight for outdoor or indoor use. Male holds brocade ball under foot while Female has foot on Cub. Some repair to tailcondition. 31" high x 12" wide x 16" long. Ex: Angela Lamm collection, New York.
This beautiful Dr. Wall period Worcester soft paste porcelain compote is a large early piece with fancy birds decoration and blue border. Its probably from the Giles workshop.
Condition: excellent Height: 11 inches
An open-mouthed ("ah") tobikomi shi-shi (lit. diving Chinese lion) sculpted from a gray-blue igneous stone. Late-Edo Period/early-Meiji Era ca. 1875. With the exception of old loss to the shi-shi's right eyebrow, excellent condition.
Height, including base: 46 cm
Width of base: 25 cm
Depth of base: 42 cm
Packaged weight: 49 kg.
Sculpted in the rarely seen "diving" pose with understated stylistic flair, this playful guardian beast was originally paired with a similarly styled close-m...
This Juliana large pear sapphire rhinestone bracelet are combined with light blue chatons. The safety chain is in tact.
dimensions: 7 1/4" x 1 7/16"