Two Chinese miniature wood carvings showing scenes of daily life in old China, a court official with his wife and a couple at the dining table. Made in the Tushanwan Workshop in Xujiahui, an orphanage opened 1864 by French Jesuit priests near Shanghai. Hosting an art school, producing wood-carving, stone sculpture, silversmith, embroidery and painting. Please refer to the book (last photo) "Scènes de la vie en Chine...
Three funny salt and pepper shakers in the form of three of the seven Japanese lucky gods: Ebisu holding a carp, Daikoku standing on two rice balls with his hammer and Jurojin with fan. Sliding doors on the bottom marked Sterling 0.950 and a mark. Dimension: up to 5.3 cm high and 5.2 cm wide, total weight: 85 g. Condition: few traces of usage.
A pair boots made of silk with flowers embroidered in satin stitch, the thick sole made of leather. Blue coton lining. Condition: good, some traces of usage, few Tiny holes and stains. Dimension: 23.3 cm high, 16.5 cm long.
Two differently decorated Chinese silver vases made for the Western export or used in the Chinese market. One with prunus twigs and the other with a beautiful dragon among clouds. Bases with a Chinese character mark and the maker's mark "WH" and "90", standing for the Wang Hing Company, working in Shanghai and Hong Kong around 1900. Condition: fine, few traces of usage. Dimension: c. 8 cm high, weight of silver: c. 116 g.
A Chinese court official's winter hat made of soft black velvet and silk, covered with red silk fringes, topped by a clear glass and bronze hat final. Lined by red coarse fabric. Condition: fine, few traces of usage, maybe never worn. Dimension: diameter: c. 20.5 cm, brim height: 8.8 cm, knob: c. 5 cm high.
A rare Buddhist temple banner composed of a central ruyi shaped panel and three suspending streamers with pointed ends and tassels. Made of Chinese Late-Ming and Qing gold brocaded and tapestry silks showing dragons and floral decoration. The top panel is cardboard reinforced and having a seal on the backside. Printed cotton lining and top with leather loop, one tassel with a small bell...
A headdress with a rounded crown and a wide flat brim, the interior made of woven bamboo, covered with yellow silk damask showing roundels with five-clawed dragons. The top ending in a red silk knot above ruyi border. The underside of the brim covered with red silk, the sweatband made of leather. Edged with key fret brocade...
Chinese or Vietnamese wooden Christian cross with beautiful lotus and vines decoration inlaid in engraved mother of pearl. Condition: center with chipped area (please see photo no. 7) and few lost inlays, rearside with paper residue. Dimension: 46.7 cm x 24.2 cm x 1.8 cm.
"Beauregard" by Philippe Jaccottet, published in 1981 by Maeght éditeur is a small 50 pages softcover book containing 6 illustrations by Zao Wou-Ki (Beijing 1921 - Nyon 2013). This is no. 510 of a limited edition of 820. Condition: fine, usual dicoloration of the cover pages. Dimension: c. 24.3 cm x 18.3 cm.
A small bulbous Chinese porcelain vase finely painted with two dragons among clouds chasing the flaming pearl in the "famille verte" palette. Condition: fine, minor wear to decoration. Dimension: 12.7 cm high.
A pair Chinese porcelain saucers decorated with a peony blossom and a well-wishing in black. Base with a stamped six character Tongzhi mark, dating to the late Qing dynasty. Foot rim with little adhering sand. Condition: little wear to the decoration and gilt rims, one dish with a rim flake (photo no. 8 the left saucer at 8 o'clock), the other one with two rim frittings. Dimension: diameter: c. 23 cm, 3.5 cm high.
Dating to the early 18th century, a rare pair Chinese porcelain plates, differentely decorated with flower basket in the "grisaille" palette, with black, gold, overglaze blue and iron red or pink. The rim with kuchibeni. Condition: little wear to gilding, one plate with a filled rim flake (photo no. 9) and few tiny bubble bursts. Dimension: 22.8 cm.
A patinated bronze okimono of a seated man holding a fan, mounted on a harwood base. Signed. Dimension: total: c. 11 cm high, 11 cm long, weight: 674 g. Condition: fine.
An antique flattened flask from Oman once used to fill the powder-pan of a matchlock gun, after 1880 often used as amulets. Made of solid silver beautifully decorated with granulation and filigree work and some gilding. Condition: some traces of usage and wear to gilding. Dimension: 17.8 cm long, weight: 212 g.
A large evening bag showing on both sides the same geometric pattern on a red ground, worked in tiny glass beads. The celluloid frame in the form of an opened poppy blossom. Presumably French around 1920. Brown lining. Condition: two tassels with missing fringes, lining a bit raddled, clean. Dimension: without handle: c. 45 cm, 23.5 cm wide.
An early and rare Japanese copper plaque showing a bird on a prunus mume twig, worked in dull colored cloisonné enamels, the reverse with green contre-émail. The former owner attributed this artwork to an artist of the "Japonisme Movement". Condition: bubble bursts, a hairline (see photo No. 5). Dimension: 20.3 cm x 20.3 cm x 0.3 cm.
A small square gold lacquer Japanese incense container with rounded corners. The lid is decorated with a relief of waves and rocks, inlaid in mother-of-pearl and lead. Interior and base with nashiji, the rims covered with lead. Later tomobako. Dimension: c. 9.5 cm x 7.5 cm x 2.5 cm. Condition: few traces of usage, a tiny chip (see photo No. 2 at 2 o'clock).
All Items : Archives : Decorative Art : Textiles : Apparel : Pre 1837 VR item #1399091 (stock #WN194)
A traditional folk costume frippery crown called "Schappele", worn in the Bregenzerwald in Austria by girls and unmarried young women. A cardboard ring covered with velvet, the front with embroidered Christogram IHS in gold thread and some sequins. The upper part of the headdress made with gilt wire, glass beads and silk ribbons. For a similar piece please visit the website of the Vorarlberg Museum: http://www.vorarlbergmuseen.at/objekte/jw-43 Condition: silk ribbons consumed, traces of usage...