Bronzes & Works of Art
Chinese gold-splashed small vase of hu form with two mask handles between an incised keyfret band, all on a slightly everted foot with flat rim, decorated overall in bright gold splashes.
A Chinese blue ground enamel circular box cast with the bajixiang, the cover inset with a white jade oval plaque from the centre of a ruyi-sceptre and carved with two scholars on a rockwork bridge in the mountains, beside a staircase beneath overhanging pine branches and above a waterfall.
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 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.
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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Doucai ceramics, where parts of the design and some outlines, are painted in underglaze blue, the piece is then enamelled, glazed and fired.
Chinese porcelain for the Japanese market
Objects made in China for export to Japan and for use in the Japanese tea-ceremony, also known as kosometsuke or ko-akai.