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H:12.5cm W:61cm

18th century.

WEB1131 (5409)



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 A tixi lacquer stem cup deeply carved to the exterior through alternating layers of black and red lacquer with a repeating design of ruyi-head scrolls, the interior and base lined with metal.  (5516)

Ming Dynasty (1368-1644)

Height: 8.7cm 


-Collection of Francis Golding (1944-2013).

-Formerly in the collection of Michael J.A.Wilcox, London, 19 March 2003.


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A Cinnabar lacquer stem cup carved with two birds amongst lychee hanging on leafy stems, all on a diaper pattern ground and below a band of key fret to the rim, the stems decorated with lingzhi sprigs, the interiors and bases are lined with metal. (5516)

Mind Dynasty (1368-1644)

Height: 8.7cm


-Collection of Francis Golding (1944-2013).

-With Bluett & Sons, London.

-With Linart Ltd, London, 17 July 1995, no. 205.


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Tuquoise snuff bottle depicting a mystical cloud-blowing koi on one side, and a heavenly cloud-blowing horse on the other. (5517)

Qing Dynasty (1644-1911)

Height: 3cm


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The exterior carved to resemble a shi-shi dog (Imperial Guardian Lion) leaning its paws on an embroidered ball, representing Imperial supremacy over the world. (5273)


Ming Dynasty (1368-1644).


Robert Blunefield Collection

Gerard Hawthorne Collection.

H: 6cm L:10cm


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Depicting a koi carp. (5497)

Qing Dynasty (1368-1644)

7cm x 12cm


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A Chinese bamboo wrist rest, carved with a landscape and calligraphy, inscribed ‘Blessings from the Three Fortune Gods’ and dated 1875, 29cm high x 7cm wide Provenance: ‘Mr. Ko’ acquired this in Tsinan in 1922 and then by direct family descent. ‘Mr Ko’ worked for the Chinese Postal Service from 1904-1947.


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A Chinese Shoushan stone ‘Buddhistic Lion’ seal, seated on square seal base, the stone of veined caramel colour, 84g, with fabric box

Provenance: Estate Collection from a renowned Taiwanese Diplomatic Family - Cai Wanjun (? - 2011), Xu Shaochang (1913- 1999), and Ye Gongchao (1904 - 1981). 

5.7cm high x 3.2cm x 3.2cm. 



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Chinese Shoushan soapstone seals, the larger mottled caramel stone in the form of a mountain, carved one side with scholars under a pine tree, the reverse side with a buffalo and a figure with a buildings on the mountains above, signed ‘Luqiao’ Zhang Dayong in the year of jiwei (1919), the seal reds something akin to ‘Within one inkstone, rain upon pear blossoms’.

8.5 cm high x 10.7 cm wide x 1.5cm deep


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The other of oval section, carved with buildings and trees in a mountainous landscape, signed, the seal reading something akin to ‘Xi hua chang shi zun chou’ ‘Loving flowers, I always seek the sorrow of blossoms’, 8.5 cm high x 5cm wide x 2.4cm deep

WEB1176 (5521)

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