Bronzes & Works of Art
Chinese inside glass painted snuff bottle with a peacock and peahen perched on a large branch of pine looking down at the rising moon, the reverse with a blue ground fan painted with two orioles amongst flowering magnolia, each side with a phrase signed by Sun Jijie and dated 1971.
A pair of Chinese mirror paintings of seated ladies, each resting her arm on rockwork beside an overhanging tree, wearing a long pink robe and blue skirt and holds in her lap a white feathered fan, all in a garden scene on a mirror ground.
A pair of Chinese enamel saucer dishes, each painted with two figures in the foreground in a river landscape scene with pavilions, buildings and tall rockwork, enclosed in a yellow ground floral border with gilt metal rim and foot rim, the undersides with archaic style dragons and a dragon medallion on the base.
A fine Chinese champlevé lobed cushion form stem box and cover with eight relief red enamel lotus flowers on scrolling gilt branches with leaves, encircling a blue and yellow flowerhead on the cover, all on a rich turquoise ground, the interior and base with turquoise lining.
A Chinese bronze curved brush-rest of five-peak mountain form, cast with relief birds above crested waves, the mountain peaks topped with stylised snow, all on a fitted wood stand.
A very fine pair of Chinese cloisonné double sided table screens each enamelled with buildings and pavilions, one within a walled complex behind the bridge, the other with a pavilion with balconies and a building in the distance and another in the foreground, both on a green ground with willow, wutong and rockwork, the reverse with pairs of birds perched amongst flowering peony and tree peony issuing from rockwork on a royal blue ground, set within openwork wood table screens.
Chinese gold-splashed bronze large censer and cover of gui form, the bulbous body of ovoid shape with qilin dragon handles, their bodies incised with markings, all on four cabriole feet, the openwork cover with flowerheads and scrolling foliage surmounted by a Buddhist lion finial, his left paw raised holding a ruyi-head, the underside with a six-character mark of Xuande recessed and in relief within a rectangle.
A Chinese imperial cloisonné bottle vase with rounded body and ribbed cylindrical neck, the body decorated with stylised lotus flower heads amongst leaves and scrolling branches, beneath stylised peony flower heads and further lotus flower heads beneath the rim, all on a turquoise ground, two of the raised ribs with a dark blue ground, the foot with scrolls and jewels.
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Chinese furniture, largely plain polished wood, sometimes inlaid with semi-precious stones such as lapis lazuli, mother of pearl or lacquered. Usually made from Hongmu, Jichimu, Zitan, Huang hua li, Ji chi mu or Yumu.