Chinese porcelain blue and white fan-shaped box and cover, the three long sides painted with cranes in flight amongst clouds, the short side painted with a flowerhead and lozenge emblem, the cover with three Buddhist emblems amongst three peaches, the base with a three-character mark of Duli fu, ‘Superintendent’, in underglaze blue within a double rectangle.
A pair of Chinese porcelain blue and white small dishes, each painted with four figures seated in fishing boats, moored at a river bank, with two men in different boats playing rock paper scissors, bao jian chui, another man eating and a lady breast feeding, all beneath overhanging willow branches beneath cloud scrolls, mountains and the moon, all within a single ring, the underside with mountains and a viewing pavilion within a double ring in underglaze blue, the base with a six-character mark of Chenghua within a double ring.
Chinese porcelain blue and white wine ewer and cover, painted on the broad rounded body with leafy branches of flowering tree peony above ten gently moulded petals of similar branches of flowers, all beneath an upright gate-form handle with flower sprays, with pairs of leaves at the base of the handle, the spout with three flowering branches of aster, the cover with two peony flower heads and a prunus flower on the finial, the base glazed white.
Chinese porcelain blue and white minyao small dish with flat everted rim, painted in the centre with a four-clawed dragon amongst stylised flames within a double ring in underglaze blue, the border with swirling and crested waves with prunus flower heads, the underside with five previous objects including music stone, pearl and scrolls each tied at the ribbon.
A Chinese porcelain blue and white and underglaze copper-red saucer dish, thinly potted with gently flared rim, painted in the centre with Damo seated on his long bamboo staff with his hands and legs tucked under his robes, beside his fly whisk, his head tilted down in contemplation, the edges of his robe, staff and fly whisk heightened in underglaze copper-red, all on a rich powder blue ground, the underside with two long branches of bamboo, the base with a lozenge mark within a double ring. 8 1/8 inches, 20.6 cm diameter. Kangxi, 1662-1722.