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Auction Description for Auctionata: #79 Asian Art
Viewing Notes:
Preview Location: Helmholtzstraße 2-9, Stairway E, 3. Floor, 10587 Berlin
Sale Notes:
This auction will once again bring you a wide selection of enchanting works of art from Asia! Highlights include a pair of bronze vases hailing from the late 18th century, featuring elegant Chilong dragons, and a magnificent Tibetan Thangka which depicts a Padmasambhava.

#79 Asian Art

(123 Lots)

by Auctionata


123 lots with images

July 17, 2014

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Berlin, 10587 Germany

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Wooden Netsuke in Double Gourd Shape, Japan, Meiji

Lot 1: Wooden Netsuke in Double Gourd Shape, Japan, Meiji

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Description: Wood, metal Japan, Meiji period (1868-1912) Himotoshi in the form of the chain around the midsection Mesh like surface Closed by a matching stopperHeight: 5.5 cm Good condition Provenance: Private collection Turkey Fine Netsuke, handmade with a detailed surfaceThis fine netsuke was made of wood during the Meiji period (1868-1912) in Japan and depicts a double gourd. The latter is a symbol of the micro and macrocosm as well as a symbol of heaven and earth. The surface of this gourd is created by a mesh like network, which was manufactured in fine hand work. The bottle gourd can be closed by a matching stopper. A chain of metal is placed around the center of the calabash and also serves as himotoshi.The netsuke is in good condition with only slight signs of age and wear. Adhesive residue around the chain can be seen. The height with stopper measures 5.5 cm.Japanese NetsukeJapanese netsuke are small carvings hung on cords as a counterweight to the sagemono ("hanging container") that were attached to the belt of pocket-less Asian clothing. This enabled the wearer to carry small objects like pipes, tobacco, money or other personal belongings. Netsuke were initially made out of root wood, other materials also used were ivory, whale and walrus teeth, boxwood, bamboo and staghorn, among others. A variety of mythological symbols, especially the Seven Lucky Gods, were depicted, as well as animals, flowers, fruits and everyday objects and scenes. Netsuke originated in the late 17th century with the strengthening of the middle class and remained in use until the 1880s, when the kimono went out of style as an item of everyday clothing. Shipping costs excl. statutory VAT and plus 2,5% (+VAT) shipping insurance.

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Wooden Netsuke the Form of a Mythical Creature, Japan, Meiji

Lot 2: Wooden Netsuke the Form of a Mythical Creature, Japan, Meiji

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Description: WoodJapan, Meiji period (1868-1912) Himotoshi on the arms and the legsOpen workRepresentation of a seated, mystical creature with insect's body and trunkHeight: 5.5 cm Good condition Provenance: Private collection Turkey Hand carved netsuke in the form of a fabulous creature This Japanese netsuke is made of wood and dates to Japan of the Meiji period (1868-1912). Depicted is a mystical creature in a crouching position. The right paw is raised to the trunk and the entire back of the animal is worked in a fine design in relief. The carving shows open work. Thus the himotoshi can be found between the arms, legs and trunk of the animal.The netsuke is in good condition with only slight signs of age and wear such as small nicks here and there. The height measures 5.5 cm.Japanese NetsukeJapanese netsuke are small carvings hung on cords as a counterweight to the sagemono ("hanging container") that were attached to the belt of pocket-less Asian clothing. This enabled the wearer to carry small objects like pipes, tobacco, money or other personal belongings. Netsuke were initially made out of root wood, other materials also used were ivory, whale and walrus teeth, boxwood, bamboo and staghorn, among others. A variety of mythological symbols, especially the Seven Lucky Gods, were depicted, as well as animals, flowers, fruits and everyday objects and scenes. Netsuke originated in the late 17th century with the strengthening of the middle class and remained in use until the 1880s, when the kimono went out of style as an item of everyday clothing. Shipping costs excl. statutory VAT and plus 2,5% (+VAT) shipping insurance.

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Convolute of Nine Netsuke of Ivory and Boxwood, Japan, Meiji

Lot 3: Convolute of Nine Netsuke of Ivory and Boxwood, Japan, Meiji

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Description: Ivory, boxwoodJapan, Meiji period (1868-1912)Himotoshi on the underside, on the back and natural workedDifferent depictions in the form of figures, animals, a pair of shoes and floral ornamentsOpen workThe ivory partly with a beautiful amber patinaHeight of the figures : 3-6 cm Width of the different netuske: 3.5-5 cmGood condition Provenance: Private collection Turkey Fine set of nine different hand carved netsukeThis item can only be delivered to an address within the EUThis set contains nine differently shaped netsuke. They were made in the Japanese Meiji period (1868-1912) and are of ivory and boxwood. Figures, animals and floral ornaments in partly open work are depicted. A warrior in a richly embellished armor, a squatting immortal with a frog on his shoulder, a boy with a lotus flower and a figure at a table are depicted. In addition, a bird, a mythical creature with its cub as well as a pair of shoes, a so-called 'trick netsuke' and floral designed netsuke are presented. The himotoshi are visible on the underside, on the back or natural worked and the ivory has partly a beautiful amber patina.The netsuke are in good condition with only slight signs of age and wear such as small scratches and partly drying cracks in the ivory. The height of the figures measures from 3 to 6 cm and the width of the different netuske varies from 3.5 to 5 cm.Japanese NetsukeJapanese netsuke are small carvings hung on cords as a counterweight to the sagemono ("hanging container") that were attached to the belt of pocket-less Asian clothing. This enabled the wearer to carry small objects like pipes, tobacco, money or other personal belongings. Netsuke were initially made out of root wood, other materials also used were ivory, whale and walrus teeth, boxwood, bamboo and staghorn, among others. A variety of mythological symbols, especially the Seven Lucky Gods, were depicted, as well as animals, flowers, fruits and everyday objects and scenes. Netsuke originated in the late 17th century with the strengthening of the middle class and remained in use until the 1880s, when the kimono went out of style as an item of everyday clothing. Shipping costs excl. statutory VAT and plus 2,5% (+VAT) shipping insurance.

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Kagamibuta Netsuke, Japan, Meiji

Lot 4: Kagamibuta Netsuke, Japan, Meiji

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Description: Bone, metal Japan, Meiji period (1868-1912) Floral ornament on the cover (mon) Diameter: 4.3 cm Good condition Provenance: Private collection, Turkey Beautiful netsuke in typical kagamibuta formThis so-called kagamibuta netsuke - literally 'mirror lid' netsuke - was crafted in Japan during the Meiji period. It has the round shape of a manju and is carved from bone with a cover made of metal. The latter is decorated with a simple floral decor. The himotoshi (cord hole), through which a small cord has been attached, can be found underneath.The netsuke is in good condition with signs of age and wear. The material shows some natural flaws. The cover is glued and cannot be opened. The diameter is 4.3 cm.Japanese NetsukeJapanese netsuke are small carvings hung on cords as counterweights to thesagemono ('hanging container') that were attached to the belt of kimonos, which would otherwise have no pockets. This enabled the wearer to carry small objects like pipes, tobacco, money or other personal belongings.Netsuke were initially made of root wood, but later included ivory, whale and walrus tusk, boxwood, bamboo and stag horn. Netsuke were often mythologically significant. The motif of the 'Seven Lucky Gods' was particularly popular, but animals, flowers, fruits and other everyday objects were also carved. Netsuke originated in the late 17th century with the rise of the middle class and remained in use until the 1880s, when the kimono began to go out of style as an everyday item of clothing. Shipping costs excl. statutory VAT and plus 2,5% (+VAT) shipping insurance.

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Signed Ivory Brush Pot with Grotesque Masks, Japan, Meiji

Lot 5: Signed Ivory Brush Pot with Grotesque Masks, Japan, Meiji

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Description: Ivory, carved from one piece, wood Japan, Meiji period (1868-1912) Two character signature at the lower edge All-round, dense relief decoration With grotesque masks in the style of Noh theater Black highlighted eyes Beautiful honey colored patina On a wooden base (later) Dimensions without base: 6 x 9 cm Good condition Provenance: Private collection Rhineland-PalatinateHand carved brush pot in multistage relief with many faces This item can only be delivered to an address within the EUThis Japanese brush pot was hand-carved from one piece in the time of the Meiji period (1868-1912). The wall follows the natural curvature of the tooth and is decorated with grotesque masks in relief, reminiscent of masks from the Noh theatre. Numerous stacked faces are recognizable, all with their own expression. The eyes of each mask are highlighted in black and the facial expressions ranging from a cheerful smile to a grim countenance. The brush pot has a beautiful, honey yellow patina, features a two character signature on the lower edge and comes on an open work wooden base (later).The ivory brush pot is in good condition with only minor signs of age and wear. Fine drying cracks and small notches are visible here and there. The height without base measures 6 cm and the width is 9 cm. The height measures with base 9.5 cm. Shipping costs excl. statutory VAT and plus 2,5% (+VAT) shipping insurance.

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Three Figural Ivory Carvings, Japan, Meiji Period

Lot 6: Three Figural Ivory Carvings, Japan, Meiji Period

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Description: Carved ivoryJapan, Meiji period (1868-1912)Small netsuke signed 'Ozan' on the baseLarge Netsuke signed 'Ryomin' on the baseFine carvingBeautiful patinaHeight: 3.5 to 7.5 cmProvenance: Privalte collection Rhineland-PalatinateFine collection of three meticulously carved ivory figuresThis item can only be delivered to an address within the EUThe present collection consists of three finely carved Japanese ivory figures dating to the Meiji period. A small netsuke with a charming patina shows a group of three figures. The himotoshi (cord hole) can be found on the base as well as the artist's signature 'Ozan'. A further netsuke is carved in the form of an old man with toads and double gourds. Here the himotoshi are on the back. The figure is signed 'Ryomin' on the underside. The third figure is mounted on a wooden base and shows an elderly man with a full flared robe and bamboo stick.The three carvings are in good condition with signs of age and wear. The large figure shows losses to the stick and the head covering. The small netsuke shows a few small nicks. The height is 3.5 cm, 5 cm and 7.5 cm (without base) respectively. Shipping costs excl. statutory VAT and plus 2,5% (+VAT) shipping insurance.

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Three Piece Miniature Zushi Shrine with Buddha Amitabha, Meiji

Lot 7: Three Piece Miniature Zushi Shrine with Buddha Amitabha, Meiji

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Description: Wood, polychrome and gold paintJapan, Meiji period (1868-1912)Portable shrine with two hinged doorsFigures in high reliefRepresentation of the Buddha AmitabhaFlanked by two Bodhisattvas, each with a bonji characterDoors decorated with golden floral scrolls on a blue backgroundHeight: 7.5 cmWidth, when opened: 11 cmGood conditionProvenance: Private collection GermanyPortable miniature shrine with fine painting and Buddha Amitabha insideThis three-piece miniature shrine, called Zushi, is made of wood which is highlighted with gold and painted in polychrome colors. Two hinged double doors reveal the interior of the shrine. This is carved in relief and represents Buddha Amitabha on a grassy ground. He is wearing a richly pleated robe and a halo surrounds his head. Buddha is flanked by two Bodhisattvas, each with a bonji character above them in a cloud. The doors are decorated with golden floral scrolls on a blue ground.The shrine is in good condition with usual signs of age and wear. Color and gold abrasion and a scratch in the background of the Buddha can be seen. The hinges are minimally restored. The height measures 7.5 cm and the width, when opened, is 11 cm Shipping costs excl. statutory VAT and plus 2,5% (+VAT) shipping insurance.

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Hand Carved Wooden Mask with Eyes of Glass, Japan, Meiji

Lot 8: Hand Carved Wooden Mask with Eyes of Glass, Japan, Meiji

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Description: Wood, glass insertsJapan, Meiji period (1868-1912) Fine facial features Based on masks from the No TheatreWith wooden stand (later) Dimensions of the mask: 12 x 7.5 cmGood conditionProvenance: Private collection GermanyMiniature mask with a fine facial expressions and a placid countenanceThis miniature mask was carved of wood and the eyes show inserts of glass. The mask dates back to the Japanese Meiji period (1868-1912) and is based on masks from the No Theatre. The face has a finely wrought expression with deep wrinkles on the forehead, arched eyebrows, almond shaped eyes and full lips. The mask comes with wooden stand (later).The wooden mask is in good condition with light signs of age and wear, such as nicks and scratches here and there. The height measures 12 cm and the width is 7.5 cm. The height with base is 20 cm. Shipping costs excl. statutory VAT and plus 2,5% (+VAT) shipping insurance.

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Bronze Box with Shakudo and Sentoku Overlay, Japan, Meiji

Lot 9: Bronze Box with Shakudo and Sentoku Overlay, Japan, Meiji

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Description: Brass with shakudo and sentoku overlay Japan, Meiji period (1868-1912) Fine katakiri decor Varying floral motifs Dimensions: 7.2 x 11.2 x 3.5 cm Good condition Provenance: Private collection, Turkey A decorative collector's piece exemplifying Japan's fine craftsmanship This box was crafted in Japan during the Meiji period (1868-1912). The piece is made of brass and decorated with shakudo and sentoku overlay before a fine katakiri decor. The decoration depicts various floral motifs such as chrysanthemums, cherry blossoms and pine trees with birds and butterflies.The box is in good condition with signs of age and wear. There are tiny nicks and minor scratches in places, the underside shows some dents. On the inside there are signs of corrosion. The dimensions are 7.2 x 11.2 x 3.5 cm (height x width x depth). Shipping costs excl. statutory VAT and plus 2,5% (+VAT) shipping insurance.

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Bronze Box with Copper and Silver Overlays, Japan, Meiji

Lot 10: Bronze Box with Copper and Silver Overlays, Japan, Meiji

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Description: Bronze with copper and silver overlay in relief, partly giltJapan, Meiji period (1868-1912)On the back with the artist's mark in cartoucheHexagonal shapeVarying floral motifsBeautiful patinaInterior with remains of red wax Dimensions: 2.1 x 5 x 4.5 cmGood conditionProvenance: Private collection, TurkeyFinely worked box and cover with floral decorationsThis little box was crafted in Japan during the Meiji period (1868-1912). The piece is of hexagonal shape and made of bronze, decorated with copper and partially gilt silver overlays in relief. A rooster and a hen with two birds flying over them are depicted on the cover. Three sides are decorated with floral motifs. On the back there is the artist's signature inside a cartouche. The interior holds remains of red wax, thus the box was probably used as a seal stamp pad.The box is in good condition with signs of age and wear. It shows a beautiful patina due to age. The dimensions are 2.1 x 5 x 4.5 cm. Shipping costs excl. statutory VAT and plus 2,5% (+VAT) shipping insurance.

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Pair of Iron Tsuba with Inscription and Sukashibori, Meiji

Lot 11: Pair of Iron Tsuba with Inscription and Sukashibori, Meiji

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Description: Iron, silver and golden inlays Japan, Meiji period (1868-1912) Round formLarger Tsuba worked as fine sukashibori with a monkeySmaller Tsuba in the form of a lotus leaf with nervures in relief Verso fragments of inlaid inscriptionsDimension: 8.5 x 9 und 7.5 x 7.5 cmGood condition Provenance: Private collection Turkey A beautiful pair of tsubas, showing the detailed work with different metals in open work and reliefThese two tsubas come from the Japan of the Meiji period (1868-1912) and are made of iron with silver and golden inlays. The larger tsuba illustrates a fine design in sukashibori with the representation of a monkey whose arms form the outer rim. The fur of the animal is embellished with golden elements. A crescent-shaped element with chased clouds can be found opposite the monkey. The small tsuba is made in the form of a lotus leaf and has nervures in relief. Verso fragments of partly silver inlaid inscriptions can be found. Each tsuba has two recesses for a kozuka and a kogai adjacent to the central slit.The pair is in good age related condition with signs of wear. Corrosion, minimal loss of material on the surface and in the inlays are visible. The larger tsuba measures 8.5 x 9 cm and the small tsuba has a dimension of 7.5 x 7.5 cm.TsubaA tsuba is a hilt of a traditional Japanese sword and is located between the handle and the blade of the sword. It serves in this position as protect of the hand. A tsuba is in most cases made of metals such as iron, copper or copper alloy and is often decorated with elaborate inlays, where gold and silver are used. The shape is often round to oval; particularly popular is the quatrefoil form, called mokko. Ornate decorations of various motifs of the flora, the fauna and the mythical world adorn the sides of the tsuba. Mostly two recesses, one for the kozuka and one for the kogai, are visible next to the middle slot. Shipping costs excl. statutory VAT and plus 2,5% (+VAT) shipping insurance.

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Pair of Decorated Hikite Door Pull in Quatrefoil Form, Meiji

Lot 12: Pair of Decorated Hikite Door Pull in Quatrefoil Form, Meiji

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Description: Copper, partly giltJapan, Meiji period (1868-1912)Beautiful pair for fusuma doors of an upscale householdCharacteristic mokkogata quatrefoil form Oval section in the centerLobed rimAmple surface decorated with floral ornaments on a finely chased groundDimensions, each: 11.5 x 10 cm Good conditionProvenance: Private collection TurkeyOrnamental decorated door handles accented with vines These two Japanese door handles, called Hikite, were made of copper during the Meiji period (1868-1912). The handles are used in fusuma doors. This pair probably comes from an upscale household and is worked in the characteristic mokkogata quatrefoil form. The central section has an oval shape and is surrounded by the lobed rim. The latter has a lush decorated surface with floral ornaments on a finely chased ground. The tendrils are highlighted with gilding.The door handles are in good condition for their age and show slight signs of wear such as gold abrasion, small scratches and nicks here and there. Each height measures 11.5 cm and the width is 10 cm. Shipping costs excl. statutory VAT and plus 2,5% (+VAT) shipping insurance.

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Bronze Ritual Vessel Ding with an Archaistic Decoration, Meji

Lot 13: Bronze Ritual Vessel Ding with an Archaistic Decoration, Meji

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Description: Bronze, partly dark patinatedJapan, Meiji period (1868-1912)Ritual vessel in the rectangular ding formFine cast work with ornaments in reliefArchaic decorationsOn four mask-like legsHandles in the shape of heads from mystical creaturesDimensions: 8.5 x 12 x 9.5 cm Good Condition Provenance: Private collection Rhineland-PalatinateSmall ritual vessel with surrounding archaic décorThis Chinese ritual vessel was made in Japan of partly dark patinated bronze. It has a rectangular body, which is referred to as ding form. Ding vessels were used as ritual cult objects in sacrificial rites. In this case the vessel stands on four legs, which come out of the mouths of mythical creatures. The sides are flanked by handles, which have also the shape of heads from mystical creatures. The body is decorated with archaic motifs in relief. So cicada ornaments with phoenixes and a band of lotus flowers and ruyi elements are visible.The bronze vessel is in good condition with slight sigs of age and wear. Tiny holes, small scratches and nicks are visible. The height measures 8.5 cm, the width is 12 cm and depth is 9.5 cm. Shipping costs excl. statutory VAT and plus 2,5% (+VAT) shipping insurance.

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Large Bronze Incense Burner with reserves in half-relief, Meiji

Lot 14: Large Bronze Incense Burner with reserves in half-relief, Meiji

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Description: Bronze, brown patinaJapan, Meiji period (1868-1912)Large sealscript mark (Xuande)Panels with decoration in reliefRepresentation of flowers and birdsHeight: 25 cmDiameter: 40 cmGood conditionProvenance: Private estate GermanyImpressive censer of considerable size and with a finely worked decorationThis bronze basin-shaped incense burner was made in Japan during the Meiji period (1868-1912). The censer is of bulbous form and rests on three feet. Handles in the shape of tree branches adorn the sides. Varying compositions with birds, chrysanthemums, cherry blossoms and other flowers are rendered in the high relief inside oval quatrefoil reserves. Further plant reliefs decorate the sides in between the panels. The upper part as well as the mouth rim are decorated with different relief borders. The base shows a large sealscript mark (Xuande) in a heightened rectangular reserve.The bronze basin is in good condition with light wear consistent with age. Inside there is light corrosion. The height measures 25 cm, the diameter is 40 cm. Shipping costs excl. statutory VAT and plus 2,5% (+VAT) shipping insurance.

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Brush Pot with Shibuichi and Sentoku, Japan, Meiji

Lot 15: Brush Pot with Shibuichi and Sentoku, Japan, Meiji

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Description: Bronze with shibuichi and Sentoku overlays, partly gilt Japan, Meiji period (1868-1912) Artist's signature inside cartouche Fine decor with figural scenes Height: 10.5 cm Diameter: 7.5 cm Provenance: Private collection, Rhineland-Palatinate Decorative piece with finely work decorationThis Japanese brush pot dates to the Meiji period (1868-1912). It is of conical form and made of bronze, standing on three feet. It is decorated with a fine decor of partially gilded shibuichi and sentoku overlays depicting three different figural scenes. An encircling turned bands adorns the top and bottom of the cup. A cartouche bears the artist's signature.The brush pot is in good condition with signs of age and wear. One of the feet is slightly bent. The patination shows a small blemish. The pot measures 10.5 cm in height and has a diameter of 7.5 cm. Shipping costs excl. statutory VAT and plus 2,5% (+VAT) shipping insurance.

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Polished Bronze Vase with Encircling and Floating Ducks, Meiji

Lot 16: Polished Bronze Vase with Encircling and Floating Ducks, Meiji

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Description: Polished bronzeJapan, Meiji period (1868-1912)Stylized garlic formClinched, bulbous form with long neckBase with four feet of the heads of fabulous creaturesFloating ducks on the shoulderHandles of the mouths of mystical mythical creaturesOn the neck further ducks in reliefDimensions: 35.5 x 24 cmGood conditionProvenance: Private collection Rhineland-PalatinateDecorative and highly detailed bronze vase, ornate with animals and mythical creaturesThis polished bronze vase was crafted in Japan and dates back to the Meiji period (1868-1912). The vase stands on four feet, which are formed by the heads of fabulous creatures, and has a clinched, bulbous body. The long neck is created in a stylized garlic form and flanked on the sides with two handles. The latter emerge from the mouths of mystical creatures. The body is decorated with plastical, floating ducks. The animals are rendered immersing or preening their plumage on the water. The neck shows further ducks that fly over reeds and trees and watching their conspecifics below.The vase is in good condition with natural patina and slight signs of age and wear, such as scratches and nicks here and there. The height measures 35.5 cm and the width is 24 cm. Shipping costs excl. statutory VAT and plus 2,5% (+VAT) shipping insurance.

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Bronze Lamp with Dragon & Mythological Animals, Japan, Meiji

Lot 17: Bronze Lamp with Dragon & Mythological Animals, Japan, Meiji

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Description: Bronze, dark brown patinaJapan, Meiji period (1868-1912)Openwork decorationRepresentation of a sculptural dragon and mythological creaturesHeight: 65 cmGood conditionProvenance: Private collection, ThuringiaElegant lamp boasting an eye-catching decor This lamp base was crafted from in Japan during the Meiji period (1868-1912). The shaft is adorned with openwork decoration and rests on a three-legged base with a round base plate. The central part is decorated with fine openwork depicting a sculptural dragon amidst clouds. Below four circular relief panels show mythological creatures -Kirin, dragon, phoenix and tortoise - which are known as the 'four noble animals'.The lamp is in good condition with minor signs of age and wear. It was later electrified and mounted as a table lamp, the bulb socket is soldered. The lamp is fully functional and electrified, but no guarantee on longterm funcitonallity. The height measures 65 cm. Shipping costs excl. statutory VAT and plus 2,5% (+VAT) shipping insurance.

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Signed Bronze Ritual Vessel of a Bird on a Base, Japan, Meiji

Lot 18: Signed Bronze Ritual Vessel of a Bird on a Base, Japan, Meiji

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Description: Bronze, warm brown patinaJapan, Meiji period (1868-1912) Base with a six character mark Inspired by the Chinese archaic Zun bronzesBird on a magnificently designed base, carried by four legsBat as a symbol of good luck, worked in reliefSurmounted by a slightly flared vase with lush, ornamental décorFinely crafted detailsDimensions: 38.5 x 28 cmGood condition Provenance: Private collection Rhineland-PalatinateDecorative bronze vessel with fine detail, which creates a special look and feelThis bronze ritual vessel originates from Japan and was made during the Meiji period (1868-1912). The vessel is similar to the archaic Zun bronzes from China. The latter stands in this case on a splendidly designed base with four short legs. A bat, the symbol of good luck, adorns the base in relief. On it a standing bird with a detailed plumage is visible. The back of the bird is crowned by a slightly flared vase with lush, ornamental décor. Underneath on the base a six-character mark can be seen, which is flanked by two dragons.The ritual bronze with warm brown patina is in good condition with only slight signs of age and wear such as small nicks and scratches here and there. The height measures 38.5 cm and width is 28 cm. Shipping costs excl. statutory VAT and plus 2,5% (+VAT) shipping insurance.

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Cast Iron Chagama Water Vessel with a Flower Knob, Japan, Meiji

Lot 19: Cast Iron Chagama Water Vessel with a Flower Knob, Japan, Meiji

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Description: IronJapan, Meiji period (1868-1912)Three character mark on the sideFlanked by two movable handlesGlobular, slightly bulbous bodyKnob in flower shapeExtensive raised nailstone surface (arare)Water kettle for tea ceremoniesDimensions: 22 x 26 cmGood conditionProvenance: Private collection Rhineland-PalatinateBulbous water vessel, which can be translated with 'happiness bubbling over like a tea pot'This cast iron Japanese water vessel dates back to the Meiji period (1868-1912) and was originally used for tea ceremonies. Referred to as Chagama the vessel has a globular, slightly bulbous body, which is flanked by two movable handles. An extensive, sublimed knobs pattern adorns the surface and the lid has a knob in flower shape. In the Japanese fairy tale, the vessel is also known as Bambuku Chagama. The folktale is about a mystical animal that could change its shape in the form of a tea kettle.The water vessel is in good condition with age related signs of wear. Corrosion and some loss of material at the lower edge can be seen and the three character mark is visible ibidem. The height measures 22 cm and the width is approx. 26 cm. Shipping costs excl. statutory VAT and plus 2,5% (+VAT) shipping insurance.

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Elegant Bronze Vase with Motives in Takazogan, Japan, Meiji

Lot 20: Elegant Bronze Vase with Motives in Takazogan, Japan, Meiji

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Description: Patinated bronze, shakudo, silver plating and gildingJapan, Meiji period (1868-1912) Delicate relief decorationMotif of a bird in front of a flowering bush with butterflyOrnamental border below the mouth edgeHeight: 31 cm Good condition Provenance: Private collection Rhineland-PalatinateExquisite bronze vase with a bird and flower tendrils in relief This delightful vase was made of bronze in the Japanese Meiji period (1868-1912). The vase, with its protruding foot rim, has a pear-shaped body and an elongated neck, which ends in a slightly flared lip. The main focus however lies with the bird and the butterfly in front of a flowering bush. The elements are decorated with shakudo, silver plating and gilding, which create a wonderful play of colors.The bronze vase is in good condition with only slight signs of age and wear such as some patina, gilding and silver plating abrasion and small notches on the edges. The height measures 31 cm. Shipping costs excl. statutory VAT and plus 2,5% (+VAT) shipping insurance.

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Signed Bronze Vase Depicting a Peasant, Japan, Meiji

Lot 21: Signed Bronze Vase Depicting a Peasant, Japan, Meiji

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Description: BronzeJapan, Meiji period (1868-1912) Underside with inscription with three characters and gilt mark Elegant, slender ovoid body Rising to a gently waisted neckInlaid depiction of a peasantHeight: 10 cm Good conditionProvenance: Private collection Turkey Vase in a balanced form with fine decoration This vase was made in Japan during the Meiji period (1868-1912) and crafted of bronze. The elegant, slender ovoid body rises from a round rim and forms a gently waisted neck with a trumpet-shaped mouth. The bronze is decorated with fine inlaid motif and shows a farmer on his way to work. Underneath on the base an inscription of four characters, partly set in gold, are visible.The vase is in good condition with light signs of age and wear and small nicks and scratches can be seen. The height measures 10 cm. Shipping costs excl. statutory VAT and plus 2,5% (+VAT) shipping insurance.

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Bronze Vase With Cranes in Katakiri Technique, Japan, Meiji

Lot 22: Bronze Vase With Cranes in Katakiri Technique, Japan, Meiji

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Description: BronzeJapan, Meiji period (1868-1912) Elegant baluster body Tapering formRising to a gently waisted neckFine katakiri techniqueCranes in a fine overlayHeight: 19 cm Good conditionProvenance: Private collection TurkeyVase in a balanced form with a fine decor of flying cranesThis vase was crafted in the Japanese Meiji period (1868-1912) and is made of bronze. The elegant, slender ovoid body rises from a circular rim and tapers slightly to the base. The vase has a gently waisted neck with a short trumpet-shaped mouth. The bronze is decorated with fine overlay of cranes in the katakiri technique, which are shown flying in the sky.The vase is in good condition with light signs of age and wear. Small nicks and scratches as well as abrasion of the overlay can be seen. The height measures 19 cm. Shipping costs excl. statutory VAT and plus 2,5% (+VAT) shipping insurance.

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Buddha Amitābha Figure of Dark Patinated Bronze, 19/20th C

Lot 23: Buddha Amitābha Figure of Dark Patinated Bronze, 19/20th C

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Description: Bronze, dark patinatedJapan, 19th/20th centuryIn deep meditiationSerene expressionPleated, simple garment Round curls with dome shaped usnishaDimensions: 23 x 18.5 cmGood conditionProvenance: Private collection Rhineland-PalatinateGraceful depiction of the Buddha with mediation gestureThis Buddha Amitābha figure was made of dark patinated bronze and is rendered in padmasana lotus position with his soles turned skywards. Buddha Amitābha, often referred to as 'The Buddha of Infinite Light' is rendered in deep meditation. His hands are placed in the lap and so he takes the gesture of meditation, called dhyana mudra. The entire figure is dress in a richly pleated and simple garment that leaves the chest area free. The face shows a contemplative expression and his deep neck wrinkles as well as the overly long earlobes emphasize his grandeur. The head is decorated with small curls with a dome-shaped usnisha rises in the middle.The bronze is in good condition with natural patina with slight signed of age and wear. Some patina abrasion, nicks and scratches, especially on the back, are visible. The height is 23 cm and width measures 18.5 cm. Shipping costs excl. statutory VAT and plus 2,5% (+VAT) shipping insurance.

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Signed Bronze Figure of the Mother Deity Kannon, Japan, 19th C

Lot 24: Signed Bronze Figure of the Mother Deity Kannon, Japan, 19th C

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Description: Bronze, copper coatingJapan, 19th centurySignature 'Shuhou' on the backMother goddess Kannon with small Amithaba figure in the middle of the headdress Garment falling in loose folds and a pleated headdressDimensions: 34 x 22 cm Very good condition Provenance: Private collection, GermanyClassic presentation of the mother goddess in a long, flowing robeThis copper coated bronze figure was made in the 19th century Japan and shows Kannon, the goddess of goodwill and compassion. The goddess is rendered in classic position, sitting with angled right leg. The robe is falling in loose folds and covers the deity's body. A pleated headdress reaches over the shoulder and adorns the head, where the finely chased hair protrudes under it. Kannon's left hand is placed on the right knee and a scroll can be seen in it. A necklace adorns her neck and in the midst of the headdress a small Amithaba figure is visible. The face has a calm expression with half-closed eyes and the third eye is found in the center of the forehead. On the back the signature 'Shuhou' can be seen.The bronze is in very good condition with little signs of wear consistent with age. The figure measures 34 cm in height and 22 cm in width.KannonKannon, the goddess of mercy and compassion, counts among the most venerated figures in Buddhism and is highly respected in Asian cultures. Initially a male figure, it transformed over the centuries to a maternal goddess with wondrous healing powers who bestows solace and luck. As a bodhisattva, Kannon denied herself entrance into nirvana when she heard the laments of the mortals and helpfully returned to Earth. Her name roughly means 'observer of the cries of the world'. Shipping costs excl. statutory VAT and plus 2,5% (+VAT) shipping insurance.

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Bronze Figure of a Standing Arhat in a Long Robe, 19/20th C

Lot 25: Bronze Figure of a Standing Arhat in a Long Robe, 19/20th C

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Description: BronzeJapan, 19th/20th century Cheerful figureDressed in a long robe Belly and chest area uncoveredDimensions: 16 x 10.5 cm Good condition Provenance: Private collection GermanyJoyful representation of an Arhat, raising his right handThis bronze figure was made in Japan during the 19th/20th century and shows an Arhat. The word 'arhat' is Sanskrit and means 'perfected one'. It is a religious title for saints; people who have renounced all worldly desires and are not reborn after reaching nirvana are worthy of the title. This figure stands in upright position and is dressed in a long robe that leaves the belly and chest area uncovered. The right hand is raised, while the left hand is pointing with the finger tips to the ground. The Arhat has a cheerful look with a smile on his face, a pointed beard and a head which is decorated by a circlet.The bronze is in good condition with natural patina and slight traces of wear, such as small scratches and nicks on the surface. The height measures 16 cm and the width is 10.5 cm. Shipping costs excl. statutory VAT and plus 2,5% (+VAT) shipping insurance.

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Fine Three-Case Inrō with Dragon in Iroe Maki-e, Japan, Meiji

Lot 26: Fine Three-Case Inrō with Dragon in Iroe Maki-e, Japan, Meiji

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Description: Iroe taka maki-e Japan, Meiji period (1868-1912) Of circular form With three compartments with coverFine representation of a coiled three-clawed dragon on both sides Diameter: 8 cm Good condition Provenance: Private collection, Rhineland-Palatinate Finely worked inrō with beautiful lacquer decor This four-case inrō is decorated in iroe taka maki-e. A coiled three-clawed dragon is rendered on a black lacquer ground in fine gold decor with red highlights. In Asian culture the dragon is a symbol of power and strength.The inrō is in good condition with signs of wear. There are some tiny nicks and the paint is a little rubbed off here and there. The diameter of 8 cm.InrōAn inrō is a Japanese seal or medicine case, which belongs to the so-called sagemono (containers hanging from the obi). An inrō is usually composed of a stack of tiny, nested compartments that can be sealed and held together by a cord. It can be made of wood, horn, ivory or ceramic. Originally the containers were used to store messages. Later they carried coins, personal seals or medicine. Inrōs were mainly used by men since their gowns often had no sleeve pockets. The little containers were therefore suspended from the belt (obi) and secured to a netsuke. Shipping costs excl. statutory VAT and plus 2,5% (+VAT) shipping insurance.

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Cinnabar Lacquer Box & Cover with Stylized Carving, Meiji

Lot 27: Cinnabar Lacquer Box & Cover with Stylized Carving, Meiji

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Description: Cinnabar lacquer Japan, Meiji period (1868-1912) Fine carvingStylized decorationDiameter: 6 cm Good condition Provenance: Private collection Rhineland-PalatinatePretty box with fine cinnabar lacquer carvingThis small, round box and cover originated in Japan during the Meiji period and is crafted in cinnabar lacquer. For this technique, multiple layers of lacquer are applied in order to create a layer of about one centimeter into which sceneries and patterns are carved. The present piece boats a fine, stylized decoration on the cover as well as underneath. The inside is adorned in black lacquer.The box is in good condition with light signs of age and wear. The lacquer is a little rubbed off here and there. The diameter is 6 cm. Shipping costs excl. statutory VAT and plus 2,5% (+VAT) shipping insurance.

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Takamaki-e Lacquer Box and Cover with River Landscape, Meiji

Lot 28: Takamaki-e Lacquer Box and Cover with River Landscape, Meiji

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Description: Takamaki-e and nashiji Japan, Meiji period (1868-1912) Finely worked in relief With romantic landscape scene Dimensions: 4.5 x 24.5 x 22.5 cm Provenance: Private collection, Hamburg Decorative lacquer box, which demonstrates Japan's exquisite lacquer work The box is worked in takamaki-e on nashiji ground. The interior is also decorated with nashiji. The cover shows a landscape with pine trees on a river in fine relief. Two mountains veiled in fog are towering in the background. A flock of birds crosses the sky.The box shows signs of wear. The surface shows minor abrasions to the lacquer and some nicks. The lid and box show some notches along the edges. The dimensions are 4.5 x 24.5 x 22.5 cm (height x length x width). Shipping costs excl. statutory VAT and plus 2,5% (+VAT) shipping insurance.

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Table Screen with Silk Painting 'River Landscape', Japan, Meiji

Lot 29: Table Screen with Silk Painting 'River Landscape', Japan, Meiji

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Description: Ink, watercolor and gouache on silkJapan, Meiji period (1868-1912)Fine paintingRepresentation of a landscape by a riverSilk brocade frameBlack lacquered wooden frame with delicate fittingsReverse covered with blue silkOverall dimensions: 55.5 x 138 cmGood conditionProvenance: Private collection, Rhineland-PalatinateDecorative work of art depicting a classical landscape sceneryThis screen dates to the Meiji period (1868-1912) in Japan and consists of four silk covered panels painted in the finest manner. It depicts a scene in the classical painting tradition. A river framed by a green landscape with two huts on the right extends in the foreground. In the background the viewer can discern the silhouettes of two mountains. The painting is surrounded by an orange silk brocade frame. The reverse is covered with blue silk. The panels are framed with a black lacquered wood frame with elegant fittings.The screen is in good condition with minor signs of age and wear. The silk is slightly rubbed here and there. On the back there is a stain on the top right. The silk is torn (hardly noticeable) and glued on the top of the central hinge. The frame shows minor nicks. The dimensions are 55.5 x 35 cm when folded, and 55.5 x 138 cm when unfolded (height x width). Shipping costs excl. statutory VAT and plus 2,5% (+VAT) shipping insurance.

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Scroll Painting

Lot 30: Scroll Painting "Winter Landscape" after Tomioka Tessai, Meiji

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Description: SScroll paintingJapan, Meiji period (1868-1912)Mounted on paper with a silk brocade frame; lacquer (imitating ivory) handlesSeal mark and characters on the leftIn the style of Tomioka Tessai (1836-1924) - Japanese painter and calligrapherTwo characters on the upper edge on the reverseOverall measurements: 184 x 43 cmPainting: 112 x 29 cmGood conditionProvenance: Private collection GermanyFine painting depicting an idyllic landscapeThis work in the style of the Japanese artist Tomioka Tessai (1836-1924) shows a winter landscape with wayfarers. The work is executed in ink and mounted on paper with a blue silk brocade frame. The works of Tomioka Tessai were influenced by Chinese and Japanese masters, the artist's special interest in calligraphy led to his unique style.This work, inspired by Tessai (1836-1924), shows several wayfarers in the mountains in the lower right area. They are probably on the way to the nearby cabin in the left centre of the scroll painting. High mountains are seen in the background. Calligraphy and a seal are seen in the left upper area, and two characters are seen on the upper edge on the back.The work is in good condition hardly any traces of age and wear, such as minor creases and minimal stains on the back. There is a wall hanging element with bands on the upper end of the mounting. The overall measurements are 184 x 43 cm and the painting measures 112 x 29 cm. Shipping costs excl. statutory VAT and plus 2,5% (+VAT) shipping insurance.

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Torii Kiyonaga Color Woodblock Print, Two Geishas, 1782/83

Lot 31: Torii Kiyonaga Color Woodblock Print, Two Geishas, 1782/83

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Description: Color woodblock print Japan, 1782/83Torii Kiyonaga (1752-1815) - Significant representative of the Ukiyo-e-movementTitled Kitsu-chu-gi 'Beauties from Tachibana'From the series tosei yuri bijin awase 'competition of the contemporary beauties of the pleasure quarters'Signature at the top left 'Kiyonaga ga'In ôban formatTotal dimensions: 55 x 41 cmImage size: 38 x 25 cmGood condition Provenance: Private collection Germany Attractive color woodblock print with the presentation of two geishas, accompanied by a servantThis color woodblock print was made around 1782/83 by Torii Kiyonaga, one of the most important Japanese color woodblock print artists of the 18th century. Torii Kiyonaga was a major representative of the Ukiyo-e movement, which reflected the lifestyle of the resurgent bourgeoisie in the Edo period. The print is titled in the upper left corner Kitsu-chu-gi 'Beauties from Tachibana' and a part of the series tosei yuri bijin awase 'competition of the contemporary beauties of the pleasure quarters'. Rendered are two geishas under a parasol, dressed in elegant kimonos. Behind the ladies a servant is recognizable. The work shows the signature 'Kiyonaga ga'at in the upper left corner.The color woodblock print is in good condition with usual signs of age-related wear. The colors are faded. The frame shows some chips. The print in ôban format measures 38 x 25 cm and the overall size is 55 x 41 cm in the frame.Torii Kiyonaga (1752-1815)Torii Kiyonaga is considered one of the most important artist of color woodblock prints in the 18th century. He was born under the name Sekiguchi Shinsuke and was a painter of the famous ukiyo-e movement. The artist was especially known for his prints of young girls and courtesans, who were set in front of a colored, contrasting background. Shipping costs excl. statutory VAT and plus 2,5% (+VAT) shipping insurance.

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Set of Six Woodblock Books, Prints of Ikebana Displays, Meiji

Lot 32: Set of Six Woodblock Books, Prints of Ikebana Displays, Meiji

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Description: Woodblock prints on paperJapan, Meiji period (1868-1912)Each comprising numerous flower and plant arrangements of various kindsExhibiting fine draftsmanshipDimensions, each: 25.5-26 x 18-18.5 cmGood condition Provenance: Private collection GermanyBooklet set with beautiful woodblock prints on double pagesThis set consists of six well preserved booklets with beautiful woodblock prints on double pages. They were made in Japan during the Meiji period (1868-1912). Each volume has a lettered label on the front and comprises numerous Ikebana flower and plant arrangements of various kinds. Some illustrations are accompanied by poems. The illustrations are bound in a blue paper cover, speckled with gold paint.The booklets are in good condition with slight age related signs of wear. The covers are slightly rubbed at the edges and slightly faded. The booklets measure 25.5 to 26 x 18 to 18.5 cm Shipping costs excl. statutory VAT and plus 2,5% (+VAT) shipping insurance.

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Jade Snuff Bottle with Dragon and Lingzhi fungus, around 1900

Lot 33: Jade Snuff Bottle with Dragon and Lingzhi fungus, around 1900

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Description: Jade, hand carvedChina, around 1900Carved in high relief in the form of a fruitStone of pale celadon color with russet inclusionsDragon, bat and mythical creature confronting each other over a flaming pearlLingzhi fungusMetal stopper and spoonHeight 7 cmGood conditionProvenance: Private collection IrelandWell carved using the natural inclusions of the stone to accentuate the featuresThis pale celadon colored jade snuff bottle with russet inclusions, hand carved in China during the Qing Dynasty (1644-1912), features an irregular ovoid shape of a fruit. The wall shows dragons, a bat and mythical creatures confronting each other over a flaming pearl. Ruyi sprigs are rendered on the back. The elements are carved in high relief. A metal stopper with an attached spoon close the snuff bottle.The snuff bottle is in good condition with only minor signs of wear consistent with age such as minor chips. The jade has a shiny and slightly oily surface - a sign of authenticity - which brings to bear the exceptional polish of the stone. The bottle measures approximately 7 cm in height including the stopper.Chinese Snuff bottlesChinese snuff bottles were used to store snuff tobacco powder. Besides this function, they were also decorative and served as a representative symbol of status. The small masterpieces reveal great craftsmanship and were made from various materials such as glass, porcelain, jade, quartz, ivory, coral, lacquer, amber or wood.In the late 16th century, tobacco was imported to China from Europe and was initially smoked in pipes. The use as snuff began only after the start of the Qing dynasty in 1644. During this time, smoking tobacco was forbidden, whereas the use of snuff as a remedy for common illnesses like colds, headaches or stomach trouble, was accepted. At first, snuff was only accessible to the elites of the dynastic household, but towards the end of the 17th century it became popular at the Beijing court and developed into a social ritual among the upper classes. By the end of the late 18th century, this trend had spread to the rest of the country, permeating all social strata. It was considered polite to offer a pinch of snuff to friends on the street or house guests. As a result, the elaborately made snuff bottles were constantly hand-held and display softly rounded edges. The great popularity of snuff found its peak during the Qing dynasty and ended after the revolution and subsequent foundation of the republic in 1912. Shipping costs excl. statutory VAT and plus 2,5% (+VAT) shipping insurance.

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Fine Carved Snuff Bottle with Birds and Bamboo, China, Qing

Lot 34: Fine Carved Snuff Bottle with Birds and Bamboo, China, Qing

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Description: Quartz, hand carvedChina, Qing Dynasty (1644-1912)Crab and birds in bas-reliefOvoid shapeStopper made from coral branch; metal spoonSmall openingHeight with stopper: 9 cmGood conditionProvenance: Private collection GermanyElegant hand carved snuff bottle made of white quartz with red brown veiningThis quartz snuff bottle, hand carved in China during the Qing Dynasty, features an irregular ovoid shape. The partially reddish mottled body is delicately carved in bas-relief. One side shows a crab surrounded by reed, the other side shows two birds in a bamboo thicket. In Chinese symbolism bamboo is a symbol for longevity whilst the crab signifies prosperity, success and high status. The stopper is made from a coral branch and holds a fine little metal spoon.The snuff bottle is in good condition with only minor signs of age and use. It shows a few fine natural inclusions. The stone has a shiny and slightly oily surface which brings to bear its fine polish. The bottle measures approximately 9 cm in height including the stopper.Chinese Snuff BottlesChinese snuff bottles were used to store snuff tobacco powder. Besides this purpose, they were also decorative and served as a representative symbol of status with high decorative value. The small masterpieces reveal great craftsmanship and were made from various materials such as glass, porcelain, jade, quartz, ivory, coral, lacquer, amber or wood.In the late 16th century, tobacco was imported to China from Europe and was initially smoked in pipes. The use as snuff began only after the start of the Qing dynasty in 1644. During this time, smoking tobacco was forbidden, whereas the use of snuff as a remedy for common illnesses like colds, headaches or stomach trouble, was accepted. At first, snuff was only accessible to the elites of the dynastic household, but towards the end of the 17th century it became popular at the Beijing court and developed into a social ritual among the upper classes. By the end of the late 18th century, this trend had spread to the rest of the country, permeating all social strata. It was considered polite to offer a pinch of snuff to friends on the street or house guests. As a result, the elaborately made snuff bottles were constantly hand-held and display softly rounded edges. The great popularity of snuff found its peak during the Qing dynasty and ended after the revolution and subsequent foundation of the republic in 1912. Shipping costs excl. statutory VAT and plus 2,5% (+VAT) shipping insurance.

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Fine Snuff Bottle carved of White Quartz, 19th Century

Lot 35: Fine Snuff Bottle carved of White Quartz, 19th Century

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Description: Quartz, silver stopper with coral, malachite and jade inlaysChina, Qing Dynasty (1644-1912) - 19th centuryArchaic dragon masks with ring on the sidesDimensions with stopper: around 8.5 cm (height)Good conditionProvenance: Private collection GermanyElegant hand carved snuff bottle made of white quartzThis fine snuff bottle is carved from quartz. It was crafted in the 19th century in China. It shows a dragon ring mask on each side and has a beautiful oily surface. The opening is circular, below it there is a cylindrical neck, then a rounded body and a base with an accentuated foot rim. The hollowing is of excellent quality. The silver stopper with small malachite, coral and nephrite inlays.This beautiful snuff bottle is especially noteworthy for its fine opaque white quartz and. Under light, the material reveals a pleasing cloud-pattern. The snuff bottle is in good condition with only a few small notches at the mouth. It measures 8.5 cm (height with stopper) and 7 cm (height without stopper).Chinese Snuff BottlesChinese snuff bottles were used to store snuff tobacco powder. Besides this purpose, they were also decorative and served as a representative symbol of status with high decorative value. The small masterpieces reveal great craftsmanship and were made from various materials such as glass, porcelain, jade, quartz, ivory, coral, lacquer, amber or wood.In the late 16th century, tobacco was imported to China from Europe and was initially smoked in pipes. The use as snuff began only after the start of the Qing dynasty in 1644. During this time, smoking tobacco was forbidden, whereas the use of snuff as a remedy for common illnesses like colds, headaches or stomach trouble, was accepted. At first, snuff was only accessible to the elites of the dynastic household, but towards the end of the 17th century it became popular at the Beijing court and developed into a social ritual among the upper classes. By the end of the late 18th century, this trend had spread to the rest of the country, permeating all social strata. It was considered polite to offer a pinch of snuff to friends on the street or house guests. As a result, the elaborately made snuff bottles were constantly hand-held and display softly rounded edges. The great popularity of snuff found its peak during the Qing dynasty and ended after the revolution and subsequent foundation of the republic in 1912. Shipping costs excl. statutory VAT and plus 2,5% (+VAT) shipping insurance.

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Two Jade Carvings and an Archer's Thumb Ring, China, 19th/20th

Lot 36: Two Jade Carvings and an Archer's Thumb Ring, China, 19th/20th

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Description: Hand carved jadeChina, 19th/20th centuryFinely carved in high reliefSpinach green jade pale to a pale celadon color with russet inclusionsIn the form of a lion mother with her cub Oval jade with swans and lotus flower on the sideArchers ring in dark green jade with black inclusionsDimensions of the lion: 3.5 x 5 cmDimensions of the oval carving: 4.5 x 3.5 cm Dimensions of ring: 2.5 x 3.5 Good condition Provenance: Private collection Southern GermanyBeautiful jade carvings in green nuances, partly made in high reliefThese three jade carvings were made in China during the 19th/20th century. The stones have a spinach green color to pale celadon nuances with some russet inclusions. Rendered is a lion mother with her cub, an oval jade with swans and lotus flower on the side as well as an archers ring with mottled black inclusions. The jade surface has a gleaming, oily appearance which is usual only for original pieces - displaying the excellent polish of the stone.The jades are in good condition with hardly any signs of wear. The lion has a dimension of 3.5 x 5 cm. The oval carving measures 4.5 cm in height and 3.5 cm in width. The ring has a height of 2.5 and a width of 3.5 cm. Shipping costs excl. statutory VAT and plus 2,5% (+VAT) shipping insurance.

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Two Jade Pendants with Fine Decor, China, Qing

Lot 37: Two Jade Pendants with Fine Decor, China, Qing

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Description: Celadon-colored jade with black areasChina, Qing dynasty (1644-1912) Partly openwork Fine polish Beautiful translucency Diameter: 5.4 and 6 cm Good condition Provenance: Private collection, Turkey Finely carved duo boasting an unusual color The present lot includes two jade pendants from the Qing dynasty. One amulet of oval openwork shape shows a light celadon color with dark, partly opaque inclusions. It is carved in the form of a butterfly as a symbol of love. The second, slightly smaller piece is of dark celadon color mottled with dark green specks and features a finely incised ornamental decoration.Both amulets are in good condition with signs of age and wear. The round pendant shows tiny nicks. The diameter is 5.4 and 6 cm respectively. Shipping costs excl. statutory VAT and plus 2,5% (+VAT) shipping insurance.

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Celadon-Colored Jade Carving in Form of a Dragon, China, Qing

Lot 38: Celadon-Colored Jade Carving in Form of a Dragon, China, Qing

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Description: Celadon-colored jadeChina, Qing dynasty (1644-1912) Openwork designIn the shape of a dragon - a symbol of power and strength Fine polish Beautiful translucency Dimensions: 6.5 x 4 cm Good condition Provenance: Private collection, Turkey Jade pendant in the shape of a dragon, celadon-colored nuances, hand carved This jade carving dates to the Qing dynasty and is carved in the form of a stylized dragon. In Chinese symbolism, the dragon is the symbol of the Emperor and signifies power and strength. Thanks to the openwork carving the piece can also be worn as a pendant. The dark celadon color, which boasts a beautiful translucency, is a particularly appealing feature.The carving is in good condition with signs of age and wear. It measures 6.5 x 4 cm (height x width). Shipping costs excl. statutory VAT and plus 2,5% (+VAT) shipping insurance.

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Jade Amulet in the Form of a Peach Branch, China, Qing

Lot 39: Jade Amulet in the Form of a Peach Branch, China, Qing

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Description: Celadon and russet jadeChina, Qing dynasty (1644-1912)Openwork designIn the shape of a branch of peaches - a symbol of longevityFine polishBeautiful translucencyDimensions: 6 x 3 cmGood conditionProvenance: Private collection, TurkeyFigural jade in celadon, portable hand carved and as a pendantThis jade carving dates to the Qing dynasty and is carved in the form of a peach branch. In Chinese symbolism the peach is a symbol of immortality of the gods and longevity of the humans. The piece is carved all around with some openwork and can be worn as a pendant. An eyelet is already attached. The celadon color, mottled with some light ocher inclusions, is a particularly appealing feature.The carving is in good condition with age and wear. In places, there are a few tiny nicks. It measures 6 x 3 cm (height x width). Shipping costs excl. statutory VAT and plus 2,5% (+VAT) shipping insurance.

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Wooden Pendant with Bat and Peach, China, Qing

Lot 40: Wooden Pendant with Bat and Peach, China, Qing

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Description: Camphor woodChina, Qing Dynastie (1644-1912) Relief with openwork decoration Depiction of a bat with peachWidth: 7.5 cm Good condition Provenance: Private collection Turkey Fine hand carved netsuke with a smooth surfaceThis pendant is made of wood and was produced in China during the Qing dynasty (1644-1912). Depicted is a bat with a large peach. The latter is an important and very popular symbol in China, a sign of immortality in gods and longevity in humans. The motives are hand carved in relief with open work areas.The pendant is in good condition with only slight signs of age and wear such as nicks and scratches. The width measures 7.5 cm. Shipping costs excl. statutory VAT and plus 2,5% (+VAT) shipping insurance.

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Ornamental Silver Bowl with Birds and Twines, Tang Style, Qing

Lot 41: Ornamental Silver Bowl with Birds and Twines, Tang Style, Qing

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Description: SilverChina, Qing dynasty (1644-1912)In the style of the Tang dynastyRich chasing and repoussé workTendril ornaments with birdsLion in relief, visible in the centerBase decorated with chrysanthemum leaves and a string of pearlsWeight: 172.90 gramsDimensions: 12 x 4 cmGood conditionProvenance: Private collection GermanyRichly decorated silver bowl with engraved motifs and elements in reliefThis silver bowl is rich in decoration and was made in the Chinese Qing dynasty (1644-1912). The bowl is characterized by its fine pattern, which are inspired by middle Asian models and transported via the Silk Road. The lotus petal bowl has a bulbous body and rests on a circular feet, decorated with chrysanthemum leaves and a string of pearls. The mouth rim is flattened out. The wall is decorated with a beautifully chasing and repoussé work. So tendrils with birds and two lions in the mirror are visible.The silver bowl is in good condition with only slight signs of age and wear, such as small nicks and scratches. The weight measures 172.90 grams. The diameter is 12 cm and the height measures 4 cm. Shipping costs excl. statutory VAT and plus 2,5% (+VAT) shipping insurance.

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Tang Style Silver Bowl with Birds and Tendrils, 19th/ 20th C

Lot 42: Tang Style Silver Bowl with Birds and Tendrils, 19th/ 20th C

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Description: SilverChina, 19th/20th cent.In the style of Tang dynastyRich chasingTendril ornaments On the underside a bird in the center of the baseOrnaments were survived through the Silk RoadWeight: 209.70 gramsDimensions: 10.5 x 4.5 cmGood conditionProvenance: Private collection GermanyRichly ornate silver bowl with engraved tendril ornamentsThis beautiful silver bowl was made in China of the 19th/20th century. The bowl is characterized by its fine pattern, which are inspired by middle Asian models and transported via the Silk Road. The bowl stands on its circular feet, carries the bulbous body and forms a sweeping mouth rim. The wall is decorated with gorgeous chasing and so fine golden tendrils are visible. On the underside in the center of the base a bird can be seen. The bowl comes in the matching box.The silver bowl is in good condition with dark patina and slight signs of age and wear, such as small scratches and a minimal dent on the mouth rim. The weight measures 209.70 grams. The diameter is 10.5 cm and the height measures 4.5 cm. Shipping costs excl. statutory VAT and plus 2,5% (+VAT) shipping insurance.

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Pair of Bowls with an Ornate Wall and a Silver Insert, Qing

Lot 43: Pair of Bowls with an Ornate Wall and a Silver Insert, Qing

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Description: Silver, coconut shellsChina, Qing dynasty (1644-1912)Inside hallmarked Worked in relief Decorated wallGold colored Chinese charactersPlum blossoms and '100 Antiquities' from Chinese traditionTotal weight: 73.55 gramsDimensions, each: 8 x 4.5 cmGood conditionProvenance: Private collection Rhineland-PalatinateTwo ornamental bowls, made from extremely light and delicate crafted shellsThis pair of bowls was made in China and consists of a silver insert, set in a coconut shell. Each shell is supported by a round base rim on which the deep shell body rises. The thin wall is decorated with motifs that are worked in relief. Four gold colored Chinese characters ornate the wall. Around them plum blossoms, ribbons and various objects from Chinese tradition (the 100 Antiquities) are rendered. Each inner center is hallmark with two Chinese characters.The two shells are in good condition with slight age related signs of wear. The silver shows small nicks, scratches and dents. The total weight measures 73.55 grams. Each diameter is 8 cm and the height measures 4.5 cm. Shipping costs excl. statutory VAT and plus 2,5% (+VAT) shipping insurance.

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Incense Ceramic Bowl with Celadon Glaze, China, 18th/19th C

Lot 44: Incense Ceramic Bowl with Celadon Glaze, China, 18th/19th C

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Description: Ceramics, olive celadon glaze, gold lacquerChina, 18th/19th centuryBrown pottery sherdsDense celadon glaze with craquelure Flat bowl on three small feetWall with borders of hemisphere shape ornamentsBased on the model of archaic bronzesDimensions: 20 x 7 cmProvenance: Private collection GermanyElegant ceramic bowl with an olive celadon glaze and highlights in gold This incense burner was made of ceramic and is characterized by its dense celadon glaze with a craquelure, reminiscent of the ge-type glaze. The bowl date back to the 18th/19th century China and has a brown pottery sherds. The flat body rises on the three small feet and forms a flattened mouth rim. The wall is decorated with a border of hemisphere shape ornaments and was made after models of archaic bronze vessels. Golden veinings set highlights, which were created by the Kintsugi gold lacquer method.The bowl shows age related signs of wear in the form of extensive restorations of the Japanese Kintsugi gold lacquer method. The diameter is 20 cm and the height measures 7 cm. Shipping costs excl. statutory VAT and plus 2,5% (+VAT) shipping insurance.

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Miniature Sang de boeuf Porcelain Bottle Vase, China, 19th C

Lot 45: Miniature Sang de boeuf Porcelain Bottle Vase, China, 19th C

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Description: Glazed porcelainChina, 19th centuryThe globular body supporting a slender neckApplied overall with a rich glaze streaked with deep red and celadonHeight: 15 cmVery good conditionProvenance: Private collection GermanyMiniature vase with an overall glazed body in deep red and celadon nuancesThis elegant Sang de boeuf porcelain vase has a bottle shaped wall and dates in the 19th century of the Chinese Qing Dynasty. On a round, stepped foot rim the globular body rises and forms a slender neck. The body is applied overall with a rich glaze streaked with deep red and celadon.The vase is in very good condition with hardly any signs of wear consistent with age and is 15 cm tall.Langyao hong (Sang de Boeuf)The method of porcelain decoration in the Sang de Boeuf style was developed at the Kangxi imperial kilns at Jingdezhen, East China, under the supervision of Lang Tingji (1663-1715) during the Kangxi reign (1662-1722). The thick and vitreous deep bright red glaze gives the Sang de Boeuf porcelains their distinctive appearance. The traditional Sang de Boeuf glazing technique inspired European artists time and time again. Shipping costs excl. statutory VAT and plus 2,5% (+VAT) shipping insurance.

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Meiping Celadon Glazed Porcelain Vase, Yuan Style, Qing

Lot 46: Meiping Celadon Glazed Porcelain Vase, Yuan Style, Qing

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Description: Glazed porcelainChina, Qing dynastie (1644-1912)Meiping formSlender ovoid bodyBlossoming peony sprigsShoulder and foot with a pale celadon glazeHeight: 37 cmGood conditionProvenance: Private collection GermanyFine glazed porcelain vase with floral ornaments and in the form of a MeipingThis glazed porcelain Meiping vase in Yuan Style was made in China during the Qing dynasty (1644-1912). The vase rises on a round, sweeping foot rim on which the slender ovoid body with emphasized shoulder ascends. On this the short, narrow neck with a small opening can be found. Lappet bands encircling the foot and shoulders, the remainder applied with a pale celadon glaze. The center of the body is carved with blossoming peony sprigs left in the biscuit and reserved within a border of brown slip.The vase is in good condition with hardly any signs of wear and small manufacturing flaws. The height is 37 cm. Shipping costs excl. statutory VAT and plus 2,5% (+VAT) shipping insurance.

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Turquoise Glazed Brush Washer with central Shou Character, Qing

Lot 47: Turquoise Glazed Brush Washer with central Shou Character, Qing

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Description: Glazed porcelainChina, Qing dynasty (1644-1912)Base with impressed six character seal mark of the Qianlong periodOf shallow circular form supported on four short feetThe interior finely moulded Five bats encircling a central shou characterThe rim encircled on the exterior by a band of small bossesApplied overall with an attractive pale turquoise glazeDiameter: 11.5 cmGood conditionProvenance: Private collection GermanyFine porcelain brush washer in gorgeous color and decoration in high reliefThis brush carries a bright turquoise glaze and was made in the Chinese Qing Dynasty (1644-1912). The flat, round body is supported by four short, ornate feet and the rim is encircled on the exterior by a band of small bosses. The interior is finely moulded and in the mirror five bats in relief are visible, which frame a central shou character. In the middle of the base the six character seal mark of Qianlong period can be found.The brush washer is in good condition with only slight age-related signs of wear, such as small scratches and nicks. The diameter measures 11.5 cm. Shipping costs excl. statutory VAT and plus 2,5% (+VAT) shipping insurance.

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Hexagonal Famille Rose Porcelain Pots in Canton Style, 19/20th

Lot 48: Hexagonal Famille Rose Porcelain Pots in Canton Style, 19/20th

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Description: Porcelain, hand painted with polychrome colors China, 19th/20th centuryFamille Rose in characteristic canton styleEach with a hexagonal shapeRichly decorated wallHeight: each 14 cmDiameter: each 17.5 cm Good conditionProvenance: Private collection AustriaRichly decorated porcelain pots in the typical colors of the Familie Rose These two Chinese family rose porcelain pots have a hexagonal shape and a circular recess in the base. Both pots are carried by curved legs on which the square body ascends. The mouth edges are flattened and each side is decorated with cartouches in polychrome and enamel colors. Birds, butterflies, pumpkins, peaches, chrysanthemums and court scenes with figures are rendered. Flowers and dense foliage frame the motives and decorate the top edges as well.The porcelain pots are in good condition with slight signs of wear. Some enamel abrasions here and there as well as manufacturing flaws are visible. Each height measures 14 cm and each diameter is 17.5 cm. Shipping costs excl. statutory VAT and plus 2,5% (+VAT) shipping insurance.

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Six Blue and White Porcelain Plates, China, Qing Dynasty

Lot 49: Six Blue and White Porcelain Plates, China, Qing Dynasty

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Description: Porcelain, underglaze blue painting, gold and multi-colored enamels over the glazeChina, 18th / 19th Century in the Qing Dynasty (1644-1912)One plate of the Imari style of the 19th CenturyDiameter: between 22 and 24 cmHeight: between 2 and 5 cmProvenance: Private collection GermanyGorgeous porcelain set with fine paintingThis collection of six porcelain plates was manufactured in China between the 18th and the 19th century during the Qing Dynasty (1644-1912). The mainly blue and white design comprises floral depictions of traditional Chinese flowers such as lotus, chrysanthemums and peonies, which ornamentally decorate the entire surfaces of the plates. One plate is finely painted with a very detailed depiction of a riverscape and decorated with a gilt border. Another is painted in the Imari style with additional iron red and gold enamel colors.The collection shows usual traces of age and wear. Two plates have been restored and some of the plates show chipping along the rims. The diameter of the plates is between 22 and 24 cm, the height between 2 and 5 cm. Shipping costs excl. statutory VAT and plus 2,5% (+VAT) shipping insurance.

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Blue and White Charger with Iron Red Carps, China, 20th C

Lot 50: Blue and White Charger with Iron Red Carps, China, 20th C

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Description: Glazed porcelain, blue under glaze painting and iron redChina, Republic era, 20th centurySix character Kangxi markDepiction of a crab in the centerVery good conditionDiameter: 42 cmVery good conditionProvenance: Private collection GermanyDecorated porcelain plate with a lively decorationThis porcelain charger was made in China and is decorated with blue underglaze painting as well as with iron red. The plate stands on a round foot rim and forms a sweeping body with a broad, flared rim. The center shows a depiction of a crab in a medallion surrounded by four carps. A vibrant underwater scene is created by plants and round adornments. The rim is adorned with floral ornaments and the outer edge has the color of dark blue sea water. A six character Kangxi mark can be seen underneath.The porcelain charger is in very good condition with hardly any signs of wear except two small chips on the foot rim. The diameter measures 42 cm. Shipping costs excl. statutory VAT and plus 2,5% (+VAT) shipping insurance.

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