Fantastic chinese root carving of a street vendor holding a shoe, raised upon lovely branches Fantastic colour and condition 14" x 9" x 21" high Internal Ref: 449 Dimensions Height = 53 cm (21") Width = 36 cm (14") Depth = 23 cm (9")
Two blue and white glazed ceramic dishes with floral decoration.The samples recovered from the shipwrecked cargo are exclusively Chinese ceramics, in the main blue and white porcelain, all assessed by experts to be excellent examples of early Chinese Kangxi in origin of a quality indicating they were manufactured in the famous porcelain center of Jingdezhen in the Jiangsu Province. Jingdezhen kilns made porcelain over two millennia, since the Han Dynasty period. Blue and white porcelain was the
Late 19th century/early 20th century Oriental hardwood carving of a deity in the form of a fisherman with large carp, with serpent, frog and lotus buds at foot, 36cm high, also a small hardwood carving of the deity Lei Tieguai, 15cm high. (2).
Chinese late Ming early Transitional blue and white ribbed porcelain Kendi made for the Islamic or Middle eastern Market. Excellent potting and painting of an unusual small Kendi with a ribbed base painted with peonies, chrysanthemums and flying insects around the ribbed section with the patter repeated again on the smooth upper part. The Islamic style white metal is very probably silver and was added at a later date. Kendis were popular in the Middle East from the late part of the Ming dynasty
Provenance: From a prominent British private collection. Ex Sydney L. Moss Ltd., London. See copy of invoice dated 1957. Sydney L. Moss was one of the most prominent dealers of Asian art in the world and based in London. The company was established in 1910.This lot comes from the private collection of Mr. J. Bahamonde who over a period of 20 years acquired his collection from various prestigious dealers. His degree in archaeology from one of the best British universities and passion for Chines
A fine and large Meiji period bronze of two tigers by Genryusai Seiya, the male standing alert on a rocky outcrop while the tigress laps from a puddle, naturalistically modelled and set into a carved hard wood base, the tigress signed with the seal of Genryusai Seiya. Japanese, c1890. Footnote: Genryusai Seiya was the master craftsman in charge of a workshop which specialized in export wares of the highest quality. Production included human genre figures, vases and exotic bronze models of animal
Chinese 17th /18th century lidded Potiche with famille verte decoration and zoomorphic handles, made during the reign of the Emperor Kangxi at Jingdezhen for export to Europe. Painted around the main part of the body with two different panels. One shows a pair of peacocks in a garden setting with fence and flowers the other with another garden setting but no peacocks. The panels are surrounded with a cracked ice band interspersed with flower heads. The lid is painted with two fan shaped panels d
Chinese early 18th century famille verte fluted tea bowl and saucer made during the reign of the Emperor Kangxi at the kilns at Jingdezhen for export to Europe. The saucer is painted to show a pair of Golden pheasant one perched on rockwork the other ‘flying’ with flowers around the rockwork The sides are painted with panels of various butterflies and birds including a red headed crane. All the panels including various auspicious flowers The bowl is painted in panels to the outside with flowers
Chinese 18th Century Famille Rose Octagonal Armorial small plate. Painted in over glaze enamels with a gilt border. The flowers to the centre represent European style flowers which are repeated to the side. the edge of the plate and the top of the central well is painted with a dagger style pattern. the Armorial motif shows a Lion rampant in white o a dark blue ground shield topped by a hound on a striped pole. the heraldry is probably part of the Brooke family from Norton priory in Worcestershi
Chinese early 18th century blue and white porcelain deep saucers. Made at the end of the reign of the Emperor Kangxi or the start of the Emperor Yongzheng’s reign. Intricately painted to the sides with a cell border on the rim and a hatched geometric design to the inside with shaped panels of flowers. The centre is painted with a jardinière of bonsai including pine tree and bamboo with hollow rock and grasses. The underside is painted with foliage and flowers to the sides. The base has a double
The hugely decorative group of four panels, each consisting of nine individual tiles, each of 20cm square form, made from tin-glazed terracotta and painted in a manganese style with ancient Roman imagery based on a Greek classical style, the stylised scaling or craquelure forming the grounds, with two of the four panels forming complete images and two with incomplete non-matching images, each group set in black painted custom frames and surviving from the middle of twentieth century Italy.
Yongzheng lobed teapot originally chinese blue and white export ware with Dutch decoration of overglaze enamels. The Dutch painting was added to make the piece look like early famille Rose ware. it was probably applied on arrival into Holland c1730. Excellent example of this type.
Of four folding leaves, the front of the screen with four rectangular lacquer panels depicting figural scenes with architectural backdrops from hardstone, ivory, mother of pearl and wood, each with Chinese inscriptions and further Chinese inscriptions on the reverse, within florally decorated wooden panel frames
As part of our Japanese works of art collection we are delighted to offer this exceptional quality and condition large Japanese Meiji Period 1868-1912 ivory & Shibayama table screen , the two piece screen is profusely decorated to the main panel with a cockerel and hen presiding over their chick with what appears to be a centipede in the foreground , this panel further decorated with an exquisite floral display , the reverse of this lift out panel is decorated with a cricket and a bumble bee ami
An elegant Han Dynasty greyware Hu. The simple vessel is decorated on the shoulders opposite sides with a moulded taotie masks with ring and lightly incised grooves running around the vessel. A plain rim, large bulbous body and standing on a raised integral base.
A 19th century Japanese Satsuma highly decorated vase. Depicting The Seven Lucky gods of Japan, figures all hand painted with beautiful detailing, Vase is signed to the base, Measures 15.8cm in height
From the Artist's new series of Kate Moss works where a new techniques is used. Kate #7#3 is a plywood cut (cut using a drill, different drill bits used to form the different sizes circular cuts in the wood), this has then been inked up using black water based ink. Then imitation gold leaf is applied and finally small holes drilled into the wood in order to sew on the white cotton thread. Ink, gold leaf, cotton thread sewn on plywood woodcut. Contemporary Mixed Media Abstract Abstract Affordable
A beautiful small Byzantine enkolpion bronze reliquary cross, featuring a hinged base and a suspension loop for wear. The front is decorated with a simplified image of Christ, displayed in the Orans position in prayer; while the back displays the representation of the Virgin Mary.
An oval-shaped pottery dish probably the work of Thomas Whieldon Staffordshire with relief molded decorations the center panel with a square diaper pattern. The elaborate border features acorns, fruit, and leaves. The glaze is exceptional, and the crisp modeling is of the best quality — a rare example from the early pioneering days of the Staffordshire potters.
Chinese silk embroidered pair of sleeve bands in couched gilt thread. The couching of the gilt thread is intensely done and shows auspicious items associated with the scholar. The back ground silk is an unusual pink / mauve satanised silk. Towards the end of the Qing dynasty the sleeve bands were used rather as the samoler was used in Europe that is to show off their skill as embroiderers. Couching wit gilt thread is a very difficult art.
A group of Oriental items, including an archaic style verdigris bronze drinking vessel, height 23cm, a turquoise glaze bowl on 3 feet with bronze mounts, height 20cm, and a turquoise glazed ceramic lamp base (3)
Kangxi famille verte lidded round bowl with handles loosely shaped as heads. made at Jingdezhen for export to Europe Painted with four panels on the lid and bowl to show the various auspicious combinations of flowers to include Chrysanthemums, peony. lilies and lotus. Painted in overglaze enamels of green, yellow an aubergine with overglaze orange paint too.
In the form of a Peacock with the head of a cockerel. The back cover perforated to let escape the incense that would have been burnt inside the cavity. The tail and wings are the most decorated with blue, white, red, green and yellow enamel filled recesses or cloisonné. A similar example can be seen at Temple Newsam House, Leeds, England.
A 19th century Chinese blue and white ceramic tripod censor with partial character mark to base, 16cmWx12cmH, with a Chinese blue and white posy vase decorated with dragons and ring handles, mark to base, 21cmH
Early Staffordshire pottery Ralph Wood Bacchus tankard late 18th century England. The piece is in exceptionally fine order, an early example, crisp from the mold with high quality colored glazes. The best example of it type and a classic from the master potter.
An interesting carved and fretted Anglo Indian coconut cup in three sections, initialled W B and dated 1916-17, with a collector’s inscription in ink on the underside of the base. The detailed carving is of excellent quality, comprising flower heads, scrolls and lattice work. The whole is raised on an inverted conical base and has a good rich colour and patination.
A Northern Qi court attendant terracotta figurine. The attendant is shown standing with his harms along the body, wearing a traditional ceremonial hat, long vest and gown tied at the waist. Poking out at the collar is a roll of fabric of the undergarments. A hole on the top of the right hand for offerings, such as incense. Traces of the original pigmentation are visible on the body and face of the figurine. The are a large number of attendants found in Northern Qi Dynasty tombs, indicating the n
This beautiful clock set is designed in a fanciful Japanese style, known in France in the 19th Century as ‘Japonisme’. The style became highly fashionable in Europe after 1853, when Japan reopened to trade with the West. Japanese goods—including fans, kimonos, bronzes, lacquers and silks—flooded into Europe, and began to influence the style of fine and decorative art produced there.
Chinese early 18th century blue and white small saucer made during the reign of the Emperor Kangxi at the kilns at Jingdezhen for export to Europe. beautifully painted with good detail to show a seated lady on rock work in front of a jumping boy under a branch of prunus blossom. The lady is also holding or offering a spray of blossom which is slightly unusual. The sides are painted with a geometric design with shaped cartouches of peaches The underside is also painted with four important Taoist
Chinese Qing Dynasty porcelain bowl, the interior with a bird to the centre of the bowl and a foliate edge, the body in a pale brown with blue and white roundels with bird decoration, having a four character mark to the base, 24cm wide
Chinese early 18th century moulded porcelain baluster vase. Made at Jingdezhen during the reign of the Emperor Kangxi for export to Europe. The white metal lid is very probably silver and would have been added later. The fluted body of the vase has spiral panels alternating with various flowers and plants with squirrels and insects. Around the base and shoulder are shaped panels with tree peonies. excellent quality and colour.