A set of blue and white glazed ceramic cup and saucer from the Chinese Kangxi Period. The saucer and the cup feature a lovely floral decoration, divided into eight panels, with thin floral band at the rim. The style of the pattern is designed purposely for exported porcelains, as it is not a traditional Chinese design.
A magnificent Greek large terracotta bell krater from Apulia, executed in black slip with red figures and with details emphasized in white pigment. The vessel presents a pedestal base, bell-shaped body, applied handles and a broad everted rim. Side A depicts a nude male figure shown sitting, facing left while holding a staff on his left hand and a phiale on his right hand. A woman sits in front of him, dressed in a finely draped and belted chiton. The male figure is embellished with details, suc
Chinese Transitional 17th century blue and white porcelain Kendi with white metal mounts that are very probably silver in the Turkish or Islamic style. made during the reign of the Emperor Tianqi Painted in under glaze blue with trailing lotus flowers and clods and flower heads to the base of the neck.
A fine 19th Century Chinese Canton export porcelain and French bronze gilt mounted / ormolu porcelain centrepiece. Chinese / French - Circa 1880. Brightly decorated in famille rose enamels with alternating panels of Chinese figures and birds with butterflies amongst flowers, on a green scrolled and gilt round, mounted on a bronze gilt twisted pedestal with beaded rim and flanking scrolls. Offered in good condition having a very small L shaped split near the rim, this is shown in one of the image
A fine quality pair of early 19th Century Bronze & Ormolu vases with pineapple finial covers with “egg & dart ” rims, wreath decorated waists with scroll carrying handles supported on flower & wreath socle ending on stepped plinths with beaded decoration.
Late Qianlong c1790 Cantonese Chinese export porcelain oval drainer painted with the Chinese version of the ‘Willow Pattern’ obviously based on the European ‘Willow Pattern’. the pattern is painted to show island retreats in a river with fishing boats, a bridge and pagodas with fringed willow trees. The side is painted with a blue border in filled with a hatched pattern The main part is white with a geometric design of holes to drain the meat which was placed on top of it. It was and according t
An extremely interesting carved cedar wood spoon, having an elongated bowl with chip carved decoration, ending in a well carved scaly dragon with a curled tail, ears, teeth and open mouth. The whole has a lovely grain, honey colour and good patination.
Provenance: From an old Scottish private collection. \n\nThis 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 Chinese art is reflected in this beautiful antique\n\nA very fine bianco soprano bianco Famille Rose charger decorated with idyllic motifs.\n\n\nDiameter: 37.5 cm. \n\n\nCondition: Very good. Minor use rela
A collection of Chinese Qing dynasty snuff bottles, A collection of Chinese Qing dynasty snuff bottles to include a Canton enamel bottle with five clawed dragons amongst clouds, the underside with apocryphal Qianlong character marks, 6.5 cm high, an opaque white glass snuff bottle with external painted enamels, the lid with tigers eye stone, the underside with Guyuexuan (Ancient Moon Pavilion) mark, 7 cm high, a ceramic snuff bottle with blue and red design depicting warriors, with four characte
The Red-crowned Crane (Grus japonensis) is the second rarest crane in the world. In maturity the crane has snow white plumage with a patch of red skin on top of the head, which turns a bright, vivid red when the bird becomes excited or angry.
An interesting pair of 19th century Chinese silk woven embroidered panels, one depicting three scenes of subjects in meetings, possibly battle planning, the other depicting three scenes of battle including riders with bow and arrow, all with gold thread surround of geometric and scroll border on blue field, 109cmx32cm
A finely modelled Ordos civilisation cast bronze large belt plaque in the shape of a horse, depicted facing right, with long tail and brides on. Anatomical features are here emphasised by incised lines. A beautiful olive green patination covers the surface.
Chinese famille rose eggshell porcelain deep plate made during the reign of the Emperor Yongzheng c1730. The decoration shows a court lady seated with two young boys surrounded by antiques. the cavetto is decorated with a cell border with three cartouches of peonies inside a blue border of hatched design The plate has often been described as a soup plate as it is slightly deeper than conventional plates. The enamelling and art work is excellent showing why Yongzheng early Famille Rose is much pr
Fine Japanese Meiji period Shibayama three case ivory Inro, 19th century, the carved and incised case decorated with karashishi (Chinese lion) one side travelling up and the opposing side down among a rocky base and a tall flowering tree with leaves of inlaid mother of pearl, coral and shell, the eyes of inlaid horn; together with an oval ivory bead ojime, the base of the Inro with a sticker of the Tomkinson Collection and numbered 311, 9.5cm high Provenance: Tomkinson Collection, #311 Avery Bru
Finely carved Ivory Netsuke \n\nModelled as a Lady & Bull\n\nSigned at side\n\nMade in Japan Meiji period , ca 1860-70 \n\nNetsuke is in very good condition\n\nCertified during physical inspection by Dhr A Keddeman\n\nMeasures :\nLength - 4 cm\nHeight - 2.8 cm\nWidth - 2.4 cm \n\nItem will be send with Insurance and Tracking number\nI WILL NOT SHIP OUTSIDE EUROPEAN UNION Asian Antiques---
A fine late 18th century sycamore ale scoop, having a protruding handle, all turned from a single piece of wood. The grooved rim is above a deep bowl, with good pole lathe turnings. The exterior has a ribbed base, which forms a foot. There is a small shrinkage crack beside the handle. The whole has a lovely warm colour and patination.
Chinese 17th century late Transitional early Kangxi pair of hexagonal blue and white vases. Each side is painted with flowers including, Chrysanthemum, Peonies, Prunus, Irises and lotus. the flowers are all emblematic representing months and various character traits. The vases have the refinement of the painting associated with Kangxi but also the spontaneity of the Transitional period. These were probably made at the start of Kangxi when it was still I The Transitional period. The flat base bei
A choice from two scarce Tang Dynasty two-humped Bactrian camels in a pale orange terracotta with light brown slip. Each is a hollow-moulded figure depicted standing on all four legs, on an openwork base, with his neck arched in a typical stance.
A Meiji period Satsuma earthenware vase, by Kazui, lavishly painted in the ‘imperial’ palette and good quality gilding, with a central frieze of kiku and peonies against sprinkled gold clouds, all between rich brocade borders, gilt signature Kazui ga (painted), Shimazu mon and red seal. Japanese, c1880.
Qianlong blue and white porcelain charger made for export to Europe. Excellent painting and potting with out warping. The painting to the centre shows Chrysanthemums, a twisted willow tree and a table of scholars items. Peonies and foliage appear on the border. the café au lait or brown rim was put on as it was believed that it prevented fritting and chipping. But it didn’t although this one is perfect large chargers like this one were for decorative purposes rather than eating from. They were u
As part of our Japanese works of art collection we are delighted to offer this high quality Meiji period 1868-1912 , circa 1900 , onlaid Silver and mixed metal vase signed by the artist “Katsuhide”, the artist has captured the moment a pair of Geese come in to land on a lakeside setting, the Geese finely detailed with mixed metal highlights including Shakudo and Gold, further floral details engraved in katakiribori carving and again highlighted in Gilt, the vase has a chiselled signature to one
As part of our Japanese works of art collection we are delighted to offer this large and imposing Meiji period 1868-1912 bronze Okimono by the highly regarded artist Akasofu Gyoko , Gyoko was working in the Meiji period as a metalwork artist specialising in high quality Bird and Animalia okimono, as well as casting parcel gilded figures and Samurai Warriors in the manner of Miyao Eisuke , here he has captured a very heavy and large scale powerful rendition of an adult Tiger stood upon a rocky ou
FRANCE (CANTON - CHINESE PO) 1901-1018 collection mainly M with 1901 to 1f, 1903-04 to 5f, 1906 15 values to 10f (exc. 5f & 2f). Indo China 1908 set optd. Canton 17 values to 10f, 1918 Surcharge set of 17 to 10f M. Good lot. (79)
Kraak Blue and white Ming bowl with excellent potting with a moulded shape to the sides, and excellent colour and decoration. Painted to the centre with a standing Confucian scholar in a fenced garden with a mountainous river back ground. The four reserves on the rim are painted with flower sprays and four others with ruyi headed mushrooms / Lingzhi. All are separated with a lattice design. The sides of the bowl are painted with four ogival shaped panels which in turn are painted with peach or f