Imperial Qianlong seal mark on famille rose enamel beehive brush washer, but early Republic of China 1920s. Lovely landscape scene with 4 scholars intently examining a manuscript in a mountain setting. Excellent detail with fine individual hair showing on the beards. Red seal mark typical of the period.
5.8" diameter and standing 3" high. Fine condition with no flakes,chips, lines or repairs. A rare f ...click for details
1932 年满洲国加冕记念小酒杯 This is a very rare one! a tapered square form handled winecup commemorating the 1932 coronation of the Emperor of Manchuko, generally known as a puppet state established by the Japanese government out of the Manchurian provinces of China in the prelude to WWII. The puppet emperor was the deposed former Emperor (P'u Yi) of all China before the Chinese Revolution. In his new role, his every move was ...click for details
A vintage Chinese ivory carving of a Guangyin or Kannon seated on a wonderful elephant. She has a serene facial expression, holding her willow sprig, dipping it in the vessel of magic water. Good expression on the elephant. Carved with fine detail. Most likely dates before WWII this quality of detail... see the folds on the robes.
6" high by 3 3/4" wide on fitted stand. Fine condition with no breaks ...click for details
A small well shaped Chinese scholar's rock (or viewing stone) with intriguing splashes of red. There is a conforming carved slate stand. Late 19th to early 20th century. Scholars used to contemplate over the rock and write poems in competition.
About 8" wide, 7.5" high on stand. Very good condition, no cracks. Versatile size.