This magnificent dark-purple glass bowl is heavy (weighs 5 lbs., 2.26796 Kilogram) when held in the light the glass turns a beautiful lighter plum color, it has a few very minor superficial scratches on the inside, there are no chips round the rim, while on the carved foot there is one chip that is 3/8”. Size: 4-1/4” high x 10-1/2” diameter (foot is 3/8” high)
This wonderful rosewood cosmetic box has well carved large dragons, with finely carved detail as seen in the scales and their heads, along each of the two sides are the bodies of the dragons and they wrap around to the front where each of the dragon head is facing each other, and on the reverse side is a large bat, the symbol of “Happiness”, the top panel is with a carved dragon with rectangular plates metal plates and four small circular insets. The top opens up with a standing mirror, and the front lower section open up to drawers, they are 8 drawers. Condition: the one side handles is missing, and the front metal plate is pin. Size: 8-1/2” high x 15” x 15” (21.59 x 38.1 x 38.1 cm)
This type of tiny shoes is rare as they were specifically made for a noble lady which is indicated by the fine silk fabric and the satin stitch embroidery of a floral motif seen on the front of the shoe as well and on the sole as the needlework is even finer and the embossed dole and the show is trimmed in a dark-blue. Age: 19th Century - Size: 5-1/2”
Provenance: Private Collection of Teresa Coleman, of Teresa Coleman's, Hong Kong.
This exquisite pair of tiny shoes were worn for special occasions by a noble lady which is indicated by the finely couched (stitched) with silver and gold wrapped threads, along with satin stitch embroidery of an auspicious symbols of a fish and floral motif, with black silk trim. Age: 19th Century - Size: 6” long
Provenance: Private Collection of Teresa Coleman, of Teresa Coleman's, Hong Kong.
Antique Chinese black lacquer wood tea caddy that is signed, in the form of a bucket with a removable handle and lid, the lid has a finely carved in low relief a temple lion with raised fur that is clutching with his front and back paws a scrolled ribbon with a jewel, with a sword in his mouth and his tail is fanned out. The front and back sides have carved panels of male figures seated near a desk with a bowl of fruit. Metal detail on the corners and in the middle as well as a band around the bottom. On the bases is an 8-character mark.
This beautiful antique melon shape hand-warmer with a curved body and double handles with an etched design around the body of birds and a floral motif, and a reticulated lid with the Shou symbol of “longevity” and surrounded with bats the symbol of “happiness”, the rim with a scrolled design, is made of a metal knows as Paktong or Baitong "bai-tong" literally meaning "white copper". The Chinese produced an alloy of nickel and copper which often contains zinc as well, and has this wonderful lustrous sheen and a color tone of a warm silver. It is significantly harder than silver and is quite resistant to tarnish upon use.
Size: 5” high x 8” diameter (12.7 x 20.32 cm)
This pair of 17th century Huanghuali wood chairs with projecting crest rails supported on the elegantly curved splats and curved back rails which continue to form the rear legs, the cane seats set within a rectangular frame above the plain aprons, with curved side aprons, joined with the stepped stretchers and the foot rest above a stepped spandrels. The surface of the wood is excellent. Condition: an age crack on the back section of the seat near a rail.
Provenance: In 1936 Karl Ivan Seaholm purchased the entire collection of royal household furniture from Mr. William Drummond the official representative for the emperor Pu Yi, in 1960 Mr. Lawrence purchased the collection and sold pieces to the Metropolitan Museum in New York as well as other museums.
Size: 33” (83.8 cm) high, 19-7/8” (50.1 cm) crest rail Seat: 17-1/2" (44.45 cm) high, 19-1/2" (49.53 cm) wide,15-3/4" (40 cm) deep
This 19th century ritual headdress is known as a Perak, from Ladakh, Tibet.
In the shape of a hat with arched flap, richly applied overall with various sizes of turquoise, coral, mother-of-pearl, wood, and various stone beads, centered by a silver roundel inset with turquoise, the flap terminating with a silver heart shape medallion. Size: 10” high x 9-3/4” wide (23.5” full width)
A similar one sold at Christies 1998, New York Sale 8962
The perak is a symbol amongst the Ladakh people of Tibet, displaying the rank and economic status of the woman wearing it. The jewels are representative of the Ladakh deities, protecting and guiding the wearer through the dangerous human world.
Celadon jar decorated with a dark cobalt blue glaze that is of a mother carrying a young- child on her back while the other three children playing, the one is stepping–up on a stool and pushing on a large vase that is on a table, and another child is holding a flowering branch. The lid has three bats. Condition: some fritting from the firing. Age: Late 19th Century – Size: 13” (33.02 cm)
Of an elegant form and proportions with a slender sweeping crest rail terminating in elegant hook handles above graceful shaped standing stiles, the curved splats with a carved ruyi-shaped medallion, curved apron with stylistically carved scrolled detail above the humpbacked-shaped stretcher mitred and mortise, and tenoned to the legs. Also the color of the finely grained wood makes these chairs elegant. They have a certificate of Guaranty. Age: Late Qing Dynasty, Circa 1880. Size: 38.5 in. (97.79 cm) high, 25.5” (64.77 cm) wide, 17.75 in. (45.08 cm)
The fluted pottery tin-glazed coffee pot with an elaborate scrolled handle is hand painted with designs of Breton peasants and a leaf and flower motif in blue, orange and green enamel on a white ground. It was made during the late 1800’s in the town of Quimper, France. Size: 7” high (17.78 cm)
This Jar is so expressively painted, and is telling a story with these wonderful figures in a parade around the body. The figures are all well painted, and two male figures with raised legs carrying these colorful banners are leading the parade, the next two figures are carrying signs with calligraphy, my favorite figure wearing a long orange robe riding a pink and green temple lion, while the pair of figures in the back one is carrying a canopy and the other a vase. The lid is wood. Age: Late 19th /Early 20th Century – Size: 5” high
The Yixing teapot is of a square form with curved corners which create the raised feet for the base, it is decorated with painted dark-blue medallion with a bold white leaves that are surrounded with a floral and leaf motif. The shoulder is decorated with light green stylized bats. The circular lid has a metal rim with a top that has a light painted abstract leaf design with traces of a seal mark that was possibly added later by the owner. It has metal loop handles. The inside has remaining remnants of tea. It is signed on the base with the artist signature.
This Yixing teapot with an ovoid body with the circular top resembling a convex plate, is painted with a green ground and decorated with circular white medallions with flowers and trees, and smaller medallion with colorful abstract patterns, the small green lid is surrounded by a wide white border with a floral decoration. The handle, spout and rim of the top are a blue color. Size: 3-1/4” high
Yixing teapot with a circular body is in the form of bamboo stalks, with a crooked bamboo stalk that tapers at the end for the spout, curved bamboo handle, the irregular lid with a round finial, the top is etched with lines. There are traces of tea on the inside. The artist’s signature is carved on the base. Size: 3-1/8” high x 6-3/4” diameter
Chinese Porcelain Blue and White Vase in a bottle form with an ovoid body and a tall slender neck, decorated in a cobalt-blue glaze depicting buildings, with trees and a lake, double blue lines around the rim of the neck. On the body is carved symbols, and an x mark on the base. Condition: a chip on the rim of the neck and another mark on the neck and a few on the body from when it was fired in the kiln. Age: 19th Century - Size: 6.75” high
This massive 19th century red-silk wedding embroidery is spectacular and very impressive, it is exquisitely stitched with silver thread in a very fine couching stitch on a red silk ground. The three large central figures are of the three legendary Star Gods, Sanxing Deities, Lu Star, Shou Star, and Fu Star holding a child, they denote the three attributes of a good life, blessings, prosperity, and longevity, which has been popular among the Chinese people for centuries,and its traditional culture of longing for happiness, prosperity,and longevity. With calligraphy inscription on the upper right. Banners: lucky, happy couple (right side)love for all seasons (left side)
Inscription: General Ron Zhi, father of the groom Xi Bai Xing. Surrounded with a border of interlocking pattern interspersed with the mystical lucky knot and floral motif, above are small Sanxing Deities each holding their attributes, surrounding area is of male and female figures each holding their attributes, and in the center is a dragon and interspersed are floral and scrolled motif, at the bottom are temple lions. At the top section is a pair of pale green silk cloth hanging narrow banners with silver embroidered calligraphy. Condition: right corner of the bottom there is some loss. There are a few areas where the threads are loose, but only a few threads and not that noticeable. Size: 115 x 54 (292.1 x 137.16 cm)
This pair of 19th Century wood dragons is carved in high relief and decorated with painted lacquer. They were used as a corner supports for a Temple beam. Size: Size: 9.25” high x 26.5” long (23.49 x 67.31 cm)