Bronzes & Works of Art

Available Pieces
  • M472


    A Chinese large gold-splashed bronze vase and cover of archaic zun form, the four-sided body cast on each facet with a wide relief-band of taotie masks on a key-fret ground, between handles cast with mythical animal heads and set with a mask handle on one facet, above eight stylised masks on the splayed foot repeated on the neck and cover, all between flanges, the cover surmounted by a curved knop, the underside with a four-character mark of ‘dan er bu yan’ (distant yet courteous).

  • M5440


    Chinese Canton enamel famille rose lobed teapot with upright handle, painted with four panels with a sleeping scholar in a window, with a sage and a lady crossing a wooden bridge; another scholar and a lady and another with two male figures and with a lady and another a lady seated beside a lake with her attendant, all on a yellow ground with famille rose flowers and leaves the flat shoulder similarly decorated with blue and white scrolling branch on the neck, repeated on the upright handle between yellow ground floral reserves.

  • M5559


    A large and heavy Chinese gold splash bronze tripod censer with upright openwork handles, slightly waisted neck and rounded flat rim, covered with bright gold splashes on its untouched ground.

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  • M5560


    A Chinese bronze censer of bombé form with gently flared and flattened rim, raised on a slightly splayed tall foot, all between two high relief lion heads and densely curled mane handles, the exterior rim and base with an untouched original surface. The underside incised with an archaic style six-character mark Daming Li Daguan Zhi, Great Ming made by Li Daguan.

  • R1404


    A Chinese gold splash bronze vase of slender tapered form with circular neck and flat, gently everted rim with two mythological animal mask and loose-ring handles, covered all over in rich and even gold splashes, extending on the recessed base and the rim, all on a brown, bronze ground.

  • R1325


    Chinese miniature bronze rectangular two-handled censer with sloping shoulder and flat demi-lune handles, the underside with a three-character mark of qin shu lü, companion of qin (musical instrument) and books.

  • R1326


    Chinese bronze censer cast with a generous flaring rim with two relief mask handles each with a hairwork mane, all on three feet with ruyi-heads, the underside with a two-character mark, yun shang, ‘beyond clouds’.

  • M5282


    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.

  • R1335


    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.

  • R1336



  • M1668


    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.

  • R10017/8


    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.

  • M5098


    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.

  • M5099


    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.

  • R1068


    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.

  • M3292


    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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Famille Rose

Objects of the aforementioned colour palette primarily identified by the use of a pink enamel.

Underglaze Copper-Red

Pieces with the use of underglaze copper-red.

Famille Verte

Objects containing underglaze blue with enamels of red, green and yellow.