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.
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.
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).
An elegant ceramic sake bottle in double gourd form, finely painted with a mantis and a grasshopper on a vine, in underglaze blue. Having a cork stopper and a brown silk cord. Signed near the base with four tiny spur marks. Condition: fine. Dimension: total: 20.6 cm high.
An old Chinese gilt silver elephant figure, which was once sold against foreign currency to visitors, diplomats etc. in the so called "Friendship Stores" in China. The saddlecloth worked in filigree silver, embellished with enamel and turquoise glass cabochons. Fixed on a wooden base. Condition: few traces of usage. Dimension: with base: c. 19 cm long x 16.2 cm high, weight: 418 g.
A pair undone antique Chinese sleeve bands, bordered with a black band and green cotton lining. The wine-red silk ground finely embroidered in Pekinese stitch, some detalis in satin stitch and couched metal threads, showing figures, maybe immortals in a landscape. Dimension: c. 111 cm x 37.5 cm. Condition: fine, only few stains.
A patinated bronze okimono of a young woman with a wonderful face, dating to the Meiji period. On her back and in her hand she is carrying iris flowers. Signed on the base. Dimension: 34 cm high, weight: 3.7 kg. Condition: few areas with wear to the patina.
A fragment of a clay tablet with Old Persian in cuneiform script, one of the earliest systems of writing in the Ancient Near East. Inscribed in black. Provenance: Collection of Georges Redard, Swiss Professor of General Linguistics. Dimension: c. 10.3 cm x c. 5 cm x 1.6 cm.
All Items : Archives : Regional Art : Asian : Indian Subcontinent : Himalayas : Pre 1950 item #1382810 (stock #WN129)
A pair old jewelry ornaments attached in the coiffure, near the ears by Tibetan women. Made of metal alloy and set with turquoise stones. The reverse with a later added silver stick pin. Condition: few traces of usage. Dimension: c. 9.9 cm long x 3.9 cm wide, weight: 66 g.
A pale celadon jade pendant, carved and pierced with a parrot perched on a flowering prunus branch, besides a rock. With matching wooden base. Condition: fine. Dimension: pendant: c. 6.1 cm high x 3.9 cm wide x 0.35 cm thick, height with stand c. 10.5 cm.
All Items : Archives : Regional Art : Asian : Southeast Asian : Pre 1920 item #1379350 (stock #WN124)
A lovely wood carving of a dancing Hindu goddess, the face and the sarung meticulously painted. Provenance: from the same estate like the Peranakan sarung. Condition: some cracks, paint with few losses and wear. Dimension: c. 30 cm high.
A Japanese four-lobed cloisonné enamel box with "millefleurs" decoration on turquoise ground. Interior and base with turquoise contre-émail, originally gilt rims. Dimension: c. 13.5 cm x 10.5 cm x 6.1 cm. Condition: wear to gilt rims.
A quite large Chinese silk purse with outstanding embroidery. One side showing a deer looking at a crane on a pine, on the left four Chinese characters. The other side with a flock of swallows near a flowering tree. Edged with a black and white woven band and a silvery rim, the silk tassels having gold and silver wrapped threads. Silk lining. Condition: faded, small stains, little wear to rim. Dimension: purse: c. 17 cm x 15.5 cm, tassels: c. 18.5 cm long.
An antique Chinese red silk money pouch, dating to the early 20th century. Both sides embroidered in meticulous Peking knot with two immortals, boys, flowers and fruits. Red cotton lining. Condition: slightly faded and stained, under one lid remains of former label (picture no. 11). The embroidered bordure with one corner having few missing threads. Dimension: wallet: c. 10.8 cm x 11.6 cm.
A rare pair Chinese chair strips with the typical four register design, showing bamboo, lingzhi fungus and scholar rocks. The ground fabric is a steel blue silk with black silk embroidery in satin stitch and little Peking knot. Trimmed with gold-wrapped thread border, cotton lining. Condition: good used condition - no restauration, particularly one cover with more traces of usage...
A Chinese Buddhist statue with serene expression, seated in dhyanasana on a double lotus throne, holding the hands in dhyanamudra. Carved of hardwood with gilt lacquering. Condition: wear to gilding, the throne with old worm damages. Dimension: c. 30.2 cm tall, weight: 1700 g.
A beautiful Chinese cinnabar lacquer box with cover, with wooden core and of square form with cut-in corners. The lid depicting three scholars under a pine tree discussing and drinking. The base and the interior covered with black lacquer. Condition: one corner of lid with crack (please see photo nos. 10 and 12), few small lacquer losses and peeling. Dimension: c. 12 cm x 12 cm, c. 4.2 cm