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All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Chinese : Trade Arts : Pre 1900 item #1385092 (stock #1798/6221)
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A Chinese three piece tea and coffee set decorated with a raised dragon stretching right around the bulbous body of each item. This decoration is laid on the flat surface and forms a three dimensional sculptural effect. The handles are formed as sea dragons and the finials as heads of the creature. The craftsmanship is breathtakingly detailed and fine , the weight is a good gauage of 1800 grms (58oz.). It is stamped MH 90 and Chinese characters. Age: 19C...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Chinese : Trade Arts : Pre 1837 VR item #1382869 (stock #2892/426)
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$800.00
A Chinese mother of pearl box of canted rectangular shape and mounted with silver edgings. The cover is delicately and minutely engraved with a scene of figures at leisure in a pavilion surrounding a vacant shield. The sides bear panels of very finely worked flowers with geometric borders. The box is in excellent condition and superb quality craftsmanship. Age: early 19 C. size: 7.5cm x 6.3cm x 3cm high.
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Chinese : Metalwork : Pre 1900 item #1382791 (stock #2914/010)
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A Chinese silver tankard, applied onlaid with a continuous decoration of a phoenix, birds of paradise and storks amongst flowering trees, chrysanthemums and prunus. It has a hammered background, a vacant shield and double-walled interior. The decoration is in high relief, creating a three dimensional sculptural surface and amazingly in an excellent condition. Height: 12.5 cm. weight: 339 gm (10.9 oz). Stamp of WANG HING 90 and Chinese characters. Age; 19 C...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Chinese : Scholar Art : Pre 1920 item #1377999 (stock #2908/641)
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$1,800.00
Chinese set of four bamboo wrist rests, carved in great detail with the motif of Four Gentlemen: prunus, orchid, chrysanthemum and bamboo, with their tendrils, flowers and leaves. In excellent condition, dating to the Qing period and measuring 28.4 cm high
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Chinese : Scholar Art : Pre 1900 item #1370562 (stock #2906/383)
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A Chinese tray of huanghuali wood with moulded decoration and small proportions dating to 19 C. size: 16.7 cm x11.7. condition: excellent. For comparable examples, see Lots 1066 and 1147 in the Sale of Robert Hatfield Ellsworth , Christies 21/03/2015
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Chinese : Scholar Art : Pre 1900 item #1370547 (stock #2903/521)
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An antique Chinese zitan wood brush pot bitong of small proportions and beautiful dark hue. It is in excellent condition , dates to the Qing period and measures 9.5 c.high. A very desirable object.
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Chinese : Hardstones : Pre 1700 item #1369884 (stock #2901/2411)
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$4,250.00
cup and stand
A Chinese jade libation cup of pale green hue with a flash of russet, carved in the shape of a peach and standing on a five petal support. The outside has scrolling foliage and the handle is formed as a flower spray with a flat reticulated top surface. An excellent example of 16/17 century lapidary art and in excellent condition. It comes with its own custom made wooden stand. size: 10 cm long
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Chinese : Porcelain : Pre 1900 item #1365913 (stock #2897/761)
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A Chinese porcelain pair of famille rose bowls decorated with a continuous scene of flowers and fruit. They bear the character marks DA QING XIANFENG NIANZHI to the base. Mark of the period 1854-61. Size: 18 cm diameter. condition: very good indeed. a tiny surface nibble to one bowl's rim, hardly noticeable.
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Chinese : Hardstones : Pre 1800 item #1362410 (stock #1878/2711)
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A Chinese jade carving shaped as a lotus pod and incised and carved with prunus flowers, the endless knot and a bird in flight. The stone is of celadon hue mottled with russet. This is an elegant and superbly carved composition depicting auspicious objects . Age: 17/18 C. condition: excellent, no breaks no restoration. It comes with a wooden stand. size: 6.5cm x 7.5 cm x 2.5 cm thickness. (2 1/2 inches X 3 inches X 1 2/5 inches).
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Chinese : Hardstones : Pre 1920 item #1361632 (stock #2887/091)
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$2,300.00
A Chinese silver gilt box set with two fine jade rings and decorated with semi precious stones and enamel details. The jades are of very pale hue and translucent whilst the gilt is in very good condition. Stamped " silver" to the base. Age: late Qing to early Republican period. Size: ten cm. high X 8 cm diameter. condition: very good, no restoration, no breaks.
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Chinese : Hardstones : Pre 1837 VR item #1361532 (stock #2889/2831)
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A Chinese jade vase, carved in the form of a tall thin finger citron. The stone is of very pale hue close to the colour of the pictures, the body is thinly rendered and the exterior well detailed. It comes with its own custom made wood stand. Age: 18/19 C. size: 10 cm high. condition: very good, no breaks , no restoration.
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Chinese : Porcelain : Pre 1800 item #1361181 (stock #2893/6116)
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A Chinese blue and white incense burner, bombe shaped and decorated with a vibrant underglaze blue and a continuous scene of three figures in a mountainous background , buildings and trees. Buddhist precious Objects decorate a band under the rim and the censer stands on three feet. It is a highly desirable item and a fine example of Kangxi blue and white porcelain. Age: 1662-1722. size 24.8 cm . in diameter...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Chinese : Snuff Bottles : Pre 1910 item #1359905 (stock #2890/311)
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$700.00
A Chinese porcelain snuff bottle finely and delicately painted in underglaze with an Immortal on each side and a thin gilt line at the opening of the bottle. It bears Jiaqing marks at the base. Condition: no breaks, no restoration.Age: 19 C.
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Chinese : Hardstones : Pre 1900 item #1359845 (stock #2891/5431)
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A Chinese jade vase, carved as a lotus leaf with a flower in one corner and a ribbon tying the leaf and its coiled trailing stalk forming the base. The composition is very attractive, the body is quite thinly carved and the stone is of celadon hue. A high quality example of Qing lapidary arts, it measures 14 cm ( 5 1/2 inches) high. It comes with its own custom made wooden base. Age; 19 C. condition: excellent.
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Chinese : Hardstones : Pre 1700 item #1359384 (stock #2884/2361)
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A Chinese jade plaque 17/18 C. very finely carved and pierced with precious objects e.g the canopy, endless knot etc.This reticulated example with its breathtaking virtuosity and delicate , meticulous detail is a fine example of earlier Chinese lapidary art. The stone is of greyish celadon hue with spots of whitish clouds and is set on the back of a hand mirror in a frame of gilt silver which is worked with a ground of filigree and multi colour enamel decoration...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Chinese : Porcelain : Pre 1800 item #1359363 (stock #2882/037)
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$2,200.00
A Chinese blue and white porcelain jar, painted underglaze with vibrant decoration of lotus blooms, tendrils and leaves all around. Age: kangxi period (1662-1722). size: 22 cm diameter X 16 cm high. condition: very good, no breaks no restoration. It probably had a cover originally.
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Chinese : Snuff Bottles : Pre 1837 VR item #1354144 (stock #2979/328)
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A dated Chinese glass snuff bottle, overlaid with a decoration of flowers and insects.This documentary bottle bears the Bing Shen year corresponding to 1836 and its fine and detailed lapidary work makes it a highly desirable object. size: 2 1/4 inches high (6 cm). Age; 1836. condition : very good, a small section of the raised coloured ring at the base is missing. The blue glass cover is lacking its spoon.
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Chinese : Porcelain : Pre 1700 item #1347412 (stock #2978/3611)
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A fine and large Chinese blue and white porcelain vase, gu shaped with a ribbed body. Dating to the kangxi period (1662-1722), it is painted with a dense floral and foliage design and bands of ruyi heads at the neck and base. The blue is vibrant and the vase strikingly beautiful. Size: 46cm high. condition; excellent, no restoration, no breaks. There is a short firing fault at the base rim, as shown in the images.
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Chinese : Metalwork : Pre 1910 item #1344363 (stock #1976/511)
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$850.00
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A Chinese silver vase with elaborate handles and decorated in repousse work with a phoenix on a hammered ground and the sides showing flowers and foliage, the back with a plain shield. Size: 23 cm high. weight ; 8 1/4 oz. two maker's stamps in Chinese characters on the base. Age; late 19 C. condition; good, slight dents to the edges of the round foot, general wear consistent with age. No splits , no restoration.
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Chinese : Metalwork : Pre 1910 item #1342347 (stock #1971/954)
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$1,500.00
one tray
An attractive Chinese silver tray of oval shape with scalloped outline, engraved in the centre with blooming chrysanthamum and its foliage. The border is decorated with alternating panels of diaper design and bamboo and lotus. Stamped at the back in Chinese characters for silver and also tested recently. Size: 45 X 33 cm . age: late Qing.. weight: approximately 890 grams. Condition; very good, no splits, no restoration, wear consistent with age.
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Chinese : Metalwork : Pre 1900 item #1332954 (stock #1965/4111)
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A superb Chinese gilt silver filigree fan, enamelled on both sides with scenes of boats sailing, seascapes with islands having trees,animals and buildings. The upper register shows a variety of flowers. Fine details, remarkable virtuosity and great combination of colours, make this fan a true object of desire. size; 19 cm long. age: last quarter of 19th. C...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Chinese : Hardstones : Pre 1920 item #1329652 (stock #1961/921)
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$2,200.00
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A desirable Chinese green jade bowl, carved in the Mughal style; the exterior showing a key ring motif under the rim followed by a band of tight fluting and then a register of leaf design . The base bears a Qianlong mark but the bowl is made later. The stone is of an even spinach tone , close to the colour of the pictures.The body is very thin, at one mm ( 0.01 ) at the rim . This bowl is a worthy addition to a collection of a style of lapidary which creates thin bodies from hard stones...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Chinese : Hardstones : Pre 1920 item #1328896 (stock #1960/596)
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$3,000.00
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A Chinese jade oval bowl carved in the Mughal style with lobes forming the body , the base with three concentric zones showing leaves and encircling a central flower. The body is thinly carved , the stone is of mottled pale celadon tone. A competently executed example, it measures 2 cm wide, in excellent condition, no breaks no restoration and dating to late Qing period.
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Chinese : Sculpture : Pre 1920 item #1327778 (stock #1954/2671)
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A Chinese coral figure of a standing maiden in an elaborate and floating robe holding a basket of flowers. Rendered with great competence and detail, it is a very attractive composition. The coral is of pinkish hue with occasional white spots. age; C. 1910. size: 17.5 cm high including the fixed wood stand. condition; very good, no restoration, no breaks. there are natural tubules to the back.
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Chinese : Metalwork : Pre 1920 item #1323423 (stock #1949/4706)
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A Chinese silver fan, gold plated and decorated with multicolour enamelled panels against a filigree ground .The guards are cast with scenes of figures, all sharp and crisp. The back of the fan is not neglected either; it is embellished with the same decoration, thus making it a visual joy from both sides. This exceptional and fantastic fan weighs 173 grams of high grade ( 92% tested ) silver, covered by high gauge gold. age; C. 1900. size: 22.5cm length of the sticks...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Chinese : Metalwork : Pre 1920 item #1318290 (stock #1943/2024)
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A fantastic Chinese silver caddy of hexagonal shape, applied with a profusion of enameled birds perched on foliage and flowers, all against a filigree ground . Studs of turquoise and coral further enhance the opulence of this extravaganza. Stamped SILVER on the base. Age: first quarter of 20 C. size: 6 9/10 inches (17.5 cm ) high. condition: Excellent, it appears untouched, unpolished and unused for a long time, thus remaining in pristine and undamaged state.
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Chinese : Pre 1920 item #1304127 (stock #1940/661)
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$1,250.00
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A Chinese 19 C. pearl shell beautifully pierced and carved with a dragon coiled all around. Its natural form and luminous surface with fine carving makes this object a joy to behold. age; 19 C. size: 18 cm. condition; very good indeed, no restoration, no breaks.
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Chinese : Hardstones : Pre 1900 item #1298379 (stock #1931/4131)
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$7,600.00
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A superb jadeite decotared mirror mounted with a plaque which is carved in shallow relief with a flower and two bats. The silver gilt frame is embossed with flora and set with 8 hardstones. The handle is formed from a belthook showing a dragon's head confronting chilong. stamped Silver. size: 9 inches (22 cm) long. age: 19 C. condition: excellent. The colour of the stones is close to that of the images.
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Chinese : Hardstones : Pre 1920 item #1298114 (stock #1929/261)
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$550.00
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A Chinese celadon jade plaque carved on both sides with fish, flowers and aquatic motifs. The border has a series of convex circles. Nice, even colour of the stone. size: 3 inches x 2 3/10 inches. condition; very good, no breaks, no restoration.
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Chinese : Stoneware : Pre 1900 item #1291473 (stock #1919/2048)
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$4,500.00
one vase
An unusual Chinese amethyst covered vase, carved with squirrel amongst fruiting vines ,with the sides showing bunches of grapes...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Chinese : Enamel : Pre 1910 item #1277266 (stock #1921/696)
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$1,700.00
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A pair of small Chinese silver planters of bulbous shape and fluted, standing on four legs and under stretchers which simulate bamboo stems. They contain silver stalks bearing leaves enamelled in green and blue. I would describe them as appealing and whimsical objects of virtu. size: 14.5 cm high. weight: 65 grams and 61 g. ( 2.30 and 2.15 oz.). Maker: CW ( probably Cum Wo of Queens Rd. Hong Kong). Age: C. 1900. condition; the planters are in very good condition, the enamelled leaves have some ...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Chinese : Scholar Art : Pre 1837 VR item #1275822 (stock #1920/584)
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$1,100.00
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A pair of fine Chinese coconut cups lined and mounted with silver. The body is carved in detail with "shou" symbols, precious objects, ribbons, prunus flowers etc. all against a ground of geometrical pattern.The base stamped with Chinese characters. Very desirable items,they date to 18/19 C. size: 8.2cm diameter. condition: the coconuts undamaged in very good condition, the silver with some dark spots which are easily removable and several superficial depressions . The coconuts are of dark brow...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Chinese : Snuff Bottles : Pre 1910 item #1275480 (stock #1907/358)
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An interesting Chinese agate of two conjoined snuff bottles. The stone is translucent greyish with a few darker hints, it is very well hollowed and in excellent condition. Age: 19 C. size: 2 inches (5cm) high
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Chinese : Hardstones : Pre 1700 item #1274219 (stock #1914/4011)
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A highly desirable Chinese jade coup, shaped as a lotus leaf with flower blossoms decorating the handle and body. The stone is of an even tone with a slight hint of russet. This is a very attractive composition of the "caged" style and measures 5 1/2inches ( 14 cm) wide. In excellent condition. Age: Ming 17 C.
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Chinese : Hardstones : Pre 1910 item #1242311 (stock #1900/411)
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A charming Chinese agate snuff bottle of russet and honey hue, carved on one side with a boy at play against a ground of waves and trees. the subject matter is very desirable , the bottle is very well hollowed and in excellent condition. age: late Qing. size: 2/ 1/2 inches (6.5cm) high excluding cover which is a replacement.
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Chinese : Snuff Bottles : Pre 1920 item #1227758 (stock #1895/391)
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$980.00
A Chinese silver snuff bottle, enamelled on both sides with flowers and foliage. The base is stamped with Chinese characters meaning "silver". A very attractive bottle, it measires 3 inches x 2 inches (8x5 cm). age; C. 1900. condition; good. slight loss to the enamel
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Chinese : Hardstones : Pre 1920 item #1211353 (stock #1883/719)
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A Chinese celadon jade belt hook mounted as the handle of a mirror. The stone is of even hue and carved beautifully to depict a dragon's head confronting a chilong with lingzhi, the back with the conventional button. The round dome-shaped back of the mirror is of copper and embossed with a writhing dragon. The jade dates to the 19 C. and it was mounted later in the first quarter of the 20 C. size: mirror length; 9 inches (22 cm). belt hook length: 4 3/4 inches ( 11.5 cm). condition: the jade i...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Chinese : Hardstones : Pre 1800 item #1204518 (stock #1880/2111)
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A Chinese box of grey celadon jade and rectangular shape with rounded corners. The body is very thinly carved , resembling the Mughal manner and the cover is delicately incised with a bird in a tree. Elegant in its simplicity and precision, it typifies the 18 C. lapidary art on small jade objects. Age: 18 C. size: 2 7/10 inches x 1 7/10 inches x 3/5 inch high when closed. ( 6.6 cm x 4.5 cm x 1.5cm high when closed.
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Chinese : Hardstones : Pre 1900 item #1202980 (stock #1874/361)
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A Chinese jade carved as a gourd with trailing foliage. The stone is of mottled celadon hue and the carving is well detailed and tactile. age: 19 C. SIZE: 1 6/8 INCHES X 1 1/2 INCHES X 6/8 INCHES thickness. ( 4.5cm x 4 x 2.3 thickness). Condition: excellent, no damage.
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Chinese : Hardstones : Pre 1900 item #1196149 (stock #1864/606)
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$1,500.00
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A Chinese jade carving of a mythical beast and cob on its back. The stone is of medium celadon hue with a few darker spots as seen in the images, the quality of the carving is fine and detailed, especially in the head area. Images 4,5,6 show the closest colour match to the actual carving. size: 3 inches ( 8 cm ) maximum length. age: 19 C. condition; excellent, natural stone flaws on the underside of the animal.
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Chinese : Hardstones : Pre 1920 item #1163002 (stock #1806/3111)
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A Chinese jade vase of spinach hue with darker splashes; it is carved on both sides of the body with flower head scrolls, the shoulders are decorated with elephant heads and mobile rings. The cover terminates with a knob carved in a fluted design. Beautifully carved and in excellent condition, this is a highly impressive and decorative object. size: 10 1/2 inches ( 26.5cm) high. age: late Qing/early Republic.
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Chinese : Horn : Pre 1910 item #1119087 (stock #1763/329)
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$600.00
A Chinese buffalo horn box, the front and back panels carved deeply with writhing dragons and the sides with auspicious characters. The cover shows two confronting dragons.The quality of the carving and the condition of the box are excellent; there are a small hole in the centre of the base and one in the cover. Could be that a cord was supposed to go through the box with knots on the ends ? the box containing precious personal things similar to what a Japanese inro was used for? anyway, thi...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Chinese : Hardstones : Pre 1910 item #1113479 (stock #1644/3502)
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A Chinese mirror mounted with an 19 century jade ruyi head plaque on the back and a belt hook as a handle.The former is finely carved with precious objects; the canopy, fish, vase of flowers, lotus and endless knot, the handle shows a dragon with lingzhi facing the chilong. The mount is gilt silver and stamped "silver", the stones are of translucent pale celadon grey of even hue. Age: the stone : 19C., the mount: early 20C. size: overall length: 7 1/2 inches ( 18cm). the handle length: 4 inches...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Chinese : Metalwork : Pre 1900 item #1099727 (stock #1746/4335)
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A Chinese silver tea set by Wang Hing , embossed and applied with a continuous scene of writhing dragons chasing the pearl against a background of clouds. The decoration is crisp and detailed, free from rubbing. In excellent condition, the three piece set comes with six tea spoons which have various ornate terminals plus sugar tongs with dragons. Marked WH "90" and Chinese characters on the teapot, sugar and creamer. size: 9 3/4 inches (26 cm) max. from the tip of the spout of the teapot to its ...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Chinese : Ivory : Pre 1900 item #1092574 (stock #1744/33511)
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A Chinese ivory box, carved all over with scenes of figures, pagodas, pavilions etc. It has a lift-off internal tray with 16 divisions containing a near complete set of sewing accessories, all beautifully carved and original.This casket is a superb example of Cantonese ivory craftsmanship, exhibiting extreme detail, complex composition and fine execution.Age: C. 1860. size: 20.5 cm x 15.5 cm x 11.5 cm high.condition: the panels and friezes are fine, two tiny surface chips one above the key hole ...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Chinese : Metalwork : Pre 1910 item #1073647 (stock #1726/4465)
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A Chinese silver bowl embossed with a continuous decoration of chrysanthemums around the body. It stands on a slightly splayed circular foot and the rim is reeded.Stamped with the maker's name YOK SANG as well as Chinese characters, it is an arresting and beautiful example of Export silver in very good condition with no repairs . size: 8 1/4inches (21 cm) diameter of the bowl x 5 3/4 inches (15 cm) high. age: C. 1890. good heavy gauge. weight; 558 grams ( 18 oz).
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Chinese : Hardstones : Pre 1800 item #1048011 (stock #1603/4671)
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A Chinese very pale jade plaque and a belt hook mounted as a mirror. These high quality translucent 18 Century stones are superbly carved : the plaque with Buddhist symbols of the Canopy ( symbol of monarchs representing spiritual authority and shelter) , the Knot ( denoting longevity and eternity), the Vase (holding water of life and peace), the Lotus ( purity).The handle which originally had been a belt hook is beautifully carved with a chilong holding the lingzhi and confronting a dragon's h...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Chinese : Hardstones : Pre 1900 item #1008490 (stock #1637/911)
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$1,800.00
A pair of Chinese Canton enamelled shaped cups with jade belt hooks used as their handles. They are decorated with flowers, leaves etc against a yellow and a blue ground. The jades which are celadon in colour are each carved with a dragon's head and a button ( encased in metal supports) on the underneath. They are interesting and unusual.age: late 19 C. size: 4 7/8inches ( 15cm) long. condition: good, wear consistent with age, no major problem, one of the bell-shaped supports is a little loose ...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Chinese : Porcelain : Pre 1800 item #736779 (stock #1419/2011)
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$3,900.00
A pair of Chinese famille rose huqqa bases ,bell-shaped and enamelled in pink, orange and green with black outlining, showing floral sprays. Cartouches enclose flowers, scrolls and undulating bands. Huqqa bases date from the 17th century India when smoking became fashionable in the Mughal court.Tobacco was heated in a finial and inhaled through a cooling water pipe and they called this unique device huqqa.It spread throughout the Middle East and became known by different names in each country.It...