A truly monumental 19th century Italian Istrian marble wellhead, circa 1880, raised upon two octagonal steps. The wellhead is embellished with acanthus leaf scroll work, and armorial cartouches support the large decorative iron overthrow. Circa 1880 Height 298.00 cm [9 ft 9 ins] Depth 315.00 cm [10 ft 4 ins]
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.
A Rare And Very Decorative Japanese Bronze Champlevé Table Lamp. In the shape of a Japanese Lantern, still with the original old patination and with the original six bells. Still inlaid with the original enamel in different colours. The bells are hanging on a fish shaped ornaments. Rewired with old style fabric cable, the silk fabric in the lantern renewed. Japan circa 1900/20 35cm high 20cm wide 20cm deep
A 20th century Burmese white metal pedestal bowl, A 20th century Burmese white metal pedestal bowl typically decorated with a figures and trees in relief, with blank shield cartouche, 17 cm diameter x 12.5 cm high
A finely modelled Ordos civilisation cast bronze large belt plaque in the shape of a stag, depicted while running with its legs underneath its body. The animal’s head is crowned with multiple branched antlers. Anatomical features are here rendered in a naturalistic manner. A beautiful olive green patination covers the surface.
A Chinese archaic footed bronze lidded Xu vessel, A Chinese archaic footed bronze lidded Xu vessel possibly Western Zhou dynasty, of rectangular form with rounded borders and ribbed body, mounted with dragon mask twin handles either side, with indistinct character marks to inner lid and underside, 15 cm high x 27 cm wide x 15 cm deep
A Chinese Ancestor Painting, Late Qing Dynasty an elderly woman sitting on a throne, over a carpet embrodiered with white storks for longevity, gouache on silk, in a gilt-wood frame and glazed Height (including frame): 107cm Width (including frame): 76cm Stock Reference: LH 1794
Blue and white circular saucer dish painted in the centre with a stylised pheonix bird within a band of waves, the cavetto with different stylised flower sprays, the rim and centre of the base unglazed. The Tek Sing (Chinese, “True Star”) was a large three-masted Chinese ocean-going junk which sank on February 6, 1822 in an area of the South China Sea known as the Belvidere Shoals. The ship was manned by a crew of 200 and had approx. 1600 passengers. The great loss of life associated with the si
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
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.
Chinese drum shaped powder Blue porcelain ink stone made during the first half of the 19th Century The decoration is in under glaze white where the wax resist technique ahs been used. the wax has been used to draw the design so it will remain white when the powder blue is blown on. The design shows boys at leisure in a fenced landscape with trees and foliage. the top is slightly concave with a drainage gutter to the outside the base has a double circle in under glaze blue This item would have be
As part of our Japanese works of art collection we are delighted to offer this large Meiji period 1868-1912 bronze vase depicting comical scenes of Oni’s being chased by the word Shoki , the scene after a famous painting, this exquisitely patinated multi coloured heavy Bronze vase depicts a pair of Oni’s in high relief and apparently being chased by Shoki, on this occasion depicted as two large onlaid characters SHO-KI, the vase also bears the artist name “Ukka Hoitsu” ( Art name Sakae Hoitsu )
A finely carved large grey schist head of a Bodhisattva, probably once part of a large-scale narrative panel modelled in high relief: the flat surface on the reverse indicates that the head was attached to a surface behind it, rather than free-standing. The remaining wall fragment probably formed part of the Buddha’s nimbus.
As part of our Japanese works of art collection we are delighted to offer this delightful high quality Meiji Period 1868-1912 Silver and Enamel Koro ,circa 1890 , although unsigned the Koro is of exceptionally fine quality, the hand hammered Solid Silver globular body stands upon three shaped feet , the Silver body fitted with its original Silver liner , the main body of the Koro is decorated with three pierced and enamelled cartouches , the Cloisonné enamel decoration depicts Gilt wired Butterf
Ming – Chongzhen – Blue and White Punch Bowl made at Jingdezhen for export to the Middle east or Holland. Painted with panels of figures of a scholar and attendant in a landscape setting. The panels are separated by other panels of flowering plants including tulips. The bowl is decorated in the Kraak style and for a similar see Kraak Porcelain A Moment in the History of Trade by Maura Rinaldi Plate 202 an example from the Troesch Collection It is uncommon decoration
Blue and white circular bowl with slightly flared side decorated with a block print technique with a design of shou characters on lotus petals alternating with an elaborate stylised flower. The port of Amoy had been central to the country’s trading prowess. It was here that a large junk – the Tek Sing, or True Star – was moored. Bound for Jakarta, she was loaded with precious cargo: porcelain, silks, spices, and medicines. There was so much cargo that some was even strapped to the outside of the
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.
For thousands of years the raven has been a symbol of mystery & magic, its glossy black feathers scintillating with reflected light adding to its aura. This lovely bronze from artist Tim Rawlin's studio in the equally magical & mysterious Black Mountains of Wales forms part of his Dominion series. As a sculptor Rawlin's pours his own pieces & pours some of himself into his works too. This is a striking piece and catches the bird in sweeping majesty. Solid bronze mounted in stained native wood. B
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
Caverswall Wall Plate Commemorating the Wedding of Prince Charles to Diana Spencer on 29th July 1981. 10'' plaque, limited edition of 1000 numbered 783. Complete with certificate. Gold and blue border surrounding image of the couple. Together with Caverswall Christmas plate dated 1982, boxed with certificate, number 750 of 1000. Depicting the Posthumous Papers of The Pickwick Club by Charles Dickens. Dark green border with gold holly and red berries, central Dickens characters depicting 'Convivi
A Japanese Finely Carved Boxwood Okimono of a Thwarted Rat Catcher the Eyes Inlaid with Horn Well patinated and in good condition Signed in a rectangular cartouche ‘Shokyusai To’ Inventory label inside trap ‘5111’ Late 19th Century
A Japanese Carved Boxwood Netsuke of a Skeleton Placed in the Foetal Position Ready for Traditional Burial ‘Memento Mori’ The Himotoshi passing through the Spine Early 19th Century Edo Period (1601 – 1867)