A porcelain coffee 'can' / cup painted with a river lanscape in Chinese Imari' style in underglaze blue and overglaze iron red and very unusually made in the form of a small European ale tankard.
This very scarce item was made in China for export in the early 18th century, during the reign of either the Kangxi (1662-1722) or Yongzheng (1723-1735) emperors.
Condition: excellent there is production "fritting" (glaze loss) to the base ridges but no chips, cracks or restoration.
6.8cm (2.8 inches) high; 5.6cm (2.25 inches) diameter.
For some additional pictures, please view 1tem #1642 in our Liverpool shop website at 69aliverpool.co.uk
A finely embroidered silk River or Lakeside Landscape made in Japan for export during the late 19th or early 20th Century.
This item was framed in the UK by Boots the Chemist's, circa 1910 - 1925
Frame: 37cm (14.5 inches) wide;29.3cm (11.5 inches) high.
A small balluster or Meiping shaped vase finely painted with a historical scene in translucent famille verte / wucai enamels and over glaze iron red.
Although decorated in early 18th Century Kangxi style this item was made in China later for export during either the late 19th or early 20th Century.
Condition: excellent - with no damages and no repairs or restoration.
13.5cm (5.3 inches) high.
A bronze vase finely cast in archaic Chinese style with twin elephant head handles and very unusually decorated with 16th Century Turkish Iznik/ Kutahya style 'Saza' leaves in red, blue, green and black enamels. The Made in Japan mark to the base indicates that this item was made in Japan (for export) post 1890.
Condition: excellent - there are minor losses to the enamels but no damages and no repairs or restoration.
24cm (9.5 inches) high.
For additional pictures, please view 1tem #1630 in our Liverpool shop website at 69aliverpool.co.uk
A heavy six-sided porcelain deep bowl decorated on the outside with famille rose enamels depicting ladies and boys in a garden landscape. The base bears the six character seal mark ( painted in iron red) of the Tongzhi emperor (1862-1874).
Condition: there are enamel losses to the turquoise glazed interior: no losses to the famille rose enamels: no chips or cracks to the porcelain body and no restoration.
21 cm (8.5 inches) across; 9 cm (3.6 inches) high.
A rare and unusually large souvenir piece of wood cut from a beam from the painted chamber which was one of the oldest parts of the original Palace of Westminster, destroyed by the Great Fire of 1834. This piece of oak forms the back of a mahogany coin collector's cabinet which was made circa 1835-1850.
The writing on this ancient wood panel reads: "The Oak forming this cabinet is part of a Beam removed from under the floor of the Painted Chamber (being part of the wood used in the original building in the reign of Edward the Confessor) and removed after the fire of Thursday October 16th, 1834 by permission of the Honorable Commissioner .. of His Majesty's Woods & Forests by ...." We have not deciphered the name and signature at the bottom and we have not yet identified the wax seal (bottom left).
Condition: the panel is split in two vertically and there are very old horizontal cracks visible top left.
The panel is 29.2 cm (11.5 inches) high; 24.1cm (9.5 inches) high.
The mahogany cabinet is heavy and is 33 cm (13 inches) high; 31.8cm (12.5 inches) wide and 30.5cm (12 inches) deep
According to the official parliament website (www.parliament.uk) "In the 13th century King Henry III .. built .. the Painted Chamber as a private apartment on foundations in parallel to the present-day St Stephen's Hall, and it is said that St Edward the Confessor had died in a room which previously occupied the site."
"The room was as grand and as colourful as the King (Henry III) and his craftsmen could make it. It was long and narrow, and housed a canopied state bed at one end.
"The destruction of the Painted Chamber was perhaps the greatest artistic loss of the fire that ravaged Parliament in 1834. One of the wonders of medieval Europe, it was named after its magnificent thirteenth-century wall paintings of biblical kings, virtues and vices, and the coronation of Edward the Confessor." http://www.parliament.uk/worksofart/artwork/t-clark/interior-of-painted-chamber-after-the-fire-1834/1638
A multi-coloured soapstone figure, with original carved rockwork stand, made in China for export during either the 19th or early 20th Century.
Condition: excellent - no damages and no repairs or restoration.
23cm (9 inches) high.
A pair of delicately painted and finely moulded late Victorian or Edwardian bisque (un glazed) porcelain vases made in Austria or Germany and exported to the U.K. during the late 19th or early 20th Century.
Condition: excellent. No damages and no repairs or restoration.
12cm (4.75 inches) high; 12cm (4.75 inches) across.
An elaborately inlaid three drawer marquetry cabinet, unusually, with tambour doors. This item was made in Japan, for export, during the late 19th or early 20th century.
In very good used condition; there is one small piece of veneer missing from the top back corner of the right side; no further losses, no restoration and no alterations.
23 cm (9 inches) high; 24.5 cm (9.5 inches) high.
A rare finely painted pair of underglaze blue decorated dragon and phoenix 'wedding' dishes made in Jingdezhen, southern China, and exported to Europe in the late 19th or early 20th Century during the reign of the Guangxu emperor (1875-1908).
Condition: there are some production iron marks with a related 1.5cm hairline visible on the back of the phoenix dish and there is a light 2.5cm hairline to the rim of the dragon dish. No further damages and no restoration.
24cm (9.5 inches) diameter.
For many additional pictures, please view 1tem #1597 in our Liverpool shop website at 69aliverpool.co.uk
A rare and unusual Vietnamese zoomorphic stoneware vessel with two colour brown and green drip glaze made in the Hanoi Region during the 14th - 16th Century. There is a similarly constructed and glazed lime pot in the collection of the Art Gallery of Australia (illustrated in "South-East Asian Ceramics: Thai, Vietnamese and Khmer" by Dick Richards). We do not know the function of this item but speculate that it could be a pouring vessel with the aperture at the front possibly made for the attachment of a spout.
Condition: there is an old stable hairline crack running from the aperture at the front to the 'Lion' 's back shoulder - clearly visible in our 8th enlargement. No further damage - no losses and no repairs or restoration.
For many additional pictures, please view 1tem #1580 in our partially constructed Liverpool shop website at 69aliverpool.co.uk
19.5 cm (7.7 inches) high.
A porcelain jar atteractively decorated in mid 18th Century style with polychrome "Famille rose" enamels. This item was made in China for exzport during either the late 19th or early 20th Century
Condition: excellent - no damages and no restoration.
16.5cm (6.5 inches) high.
For some additional pictures, please view 1tem #1571 in our partially constructed Liverpool shop website at 69aliverpool.co.uk
A rare small wine cup painted with stylized lotus scrolls in underglaze in underglaze blue. The base carries the six character mark of the Guangxu emperor and it was made during his reign (1875-1908).
Condition: excellent - no damages and no restoraton.
5.5cm (2.2 inches) diameter; 3cm (1.2 inches) high.
For some additional pictures, please view 1tem #1565 in our partially constructed Liverpool shop website at 69aliverpool.co.uk
A pretty porcelain figure of Guanyin seated on a lotus 'throne' attractively painted with bright famille rose / fencai enamels. This item was probably made in south China during the reign of the Jiaqing Emperor (1796-1820). Condition - there has been extensive restoration and re-painting. The hands have been broken off and replaced. The head has been broken off and re-fixed and there has been another break to the middle. There has also been restoration to the lotus petals. 24cm (9.5inches) high.
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A very rare finely painted porcelain teapot decorated on each side with a scene depicting a scholar in a garden landscape. This item was made in China in the early 18th Century, probably during the reign of the Yongzheng emperor (1723-1735) . Condition - there is an 18th Century ( European) replacement handle; there is a chip to the spout and one to the cover (see enlargements 7and 8); there is a chip to the foot rim and an associated crack which runs across the base and 5cm up one side (please view enlargements 1,9 and 10).For many additional enlargements, please view 1tem #1528 in our partially constructed Liverpool shop website at 69aliverpool.co.uk . 11cm (4.3inches) high; 17.5cm (6.9inches) long.
A small porcelain vase or jar painted in under glaze blue (in 17th / 18th Century Kangxi style) with a scene from the epic historical novel the "San Guo Zhi Yan Yi" (the Romance of the Three Kingdoms). The base carries the four character reign mark of the Kangxi emperor (1662-1722) but this item was made later, for export, during the late 19th or early 20th Century.
For additional enlargements, please view 1tem #1523 in our partially constructed Liverpool shop website at 69aliverpool.co.uk
Condition: there is a light star crack to the body which we discovered after listing on Trocadero (it is clearly visible on one of the enlargements at our liverpool shop website); there are glaze imperfections and a minute chip to the inside of the rim. No further damages and no repairs. It is without it's original cover.
9cm (3.5 inches) high.
A cloisonne enamel jar and cover, profusely decorated with multi-coloured stylized flowering peony shrubs. On the base is written 'CIHNA' confirming that this item was made in China for export during the late 19th or early 20th Century.
Condition: excellent - no damages or losses and mo restoration.
12.8cm (5 inches) high.
A porcelain plate painted in shades of under glaze cobalt blue, in traditional Chinese taste, depicting two ducks swimming on a pond swimming on a pond surrounded with aquatic plants. On the base is a six character reign mark of the Kangxi emperor within a double circle which reads "Da Qing Kangxi Nian Zhi" ("Great Qing Kangxi Year Made). This plate was made in the late 17th Century, circa 1690, during the reign of the Kangxi emperor (1662-1722). Unusually for a 'Mark and Period' piece this plate is a European shape and was probably made for export. A similar plate is to be found in the 1997 catalogue of S. Marchant & Son, Kensington Church Street, London W8.
Condition: Excellent - no damages and no restoration
21cm (8.25 inches) diameter.
For many additional pictures, please view 1tem #1510 in our Liverpool shop website at 69aliverpool.co.uk