ORIENTAL ANTIQUE SECTION including items from China, Japan, Tibet, and the Middle East. Jade, Ceramic Ornaments & Dishes, Snuff Bottles, Brush Pots.
Items marked *** indicate new stock.
Compton Pilgrims FlaskCompton ceramic Pilgrims Bottle used for collecting oil or water whilst visiting a pilgrimage site. This example is a turquoise, circular one, well worn. On one side is the Compton stamp(click on image for detail) and on the reverse are etched the words 'Pilgrims Bottle'. Height 4ins. Ref.A591
***Blue & White Ceramic Brush PotFine example of an early ceramic brush pot with a typical Chinese scene of a man in long robes in a garden(click on image for detail). Blue on a white background. No markings on base. Good condition. Height 5ins. Diameter 4.5ins. Ref.A712
Chinese Polychrome VaseLovely Chinese vase depicting a typical Chinese scene of three figures talking under a prunus tree in a garden. Fine detail and lovely colours of pink, blue and green and yellow on a white background. These colours make up the pattern around the neck of the vase. There is also a poem around the side(click on image for detail). There is a clear character mark on the base in red. Excellent condition. Height 10ins. Ref. A393
***Two Japanese Totai VasesTwo attractive Japanese Totai vases . Cloisons were applied to a ceramic base and enamelled. This method was only used for a short period of 50 years from 1850-1900. The vases are decorated with fans and flowers on a blue background and the base has two red character marks(click on image for detail). Very good condition. Height 7ins Diameter
of base 3ins. Ref. A710
Japanese Bronze VaseFine Japanese Bronze vase with delicate design painted in gold of two ducks or geese on the water(click on image for detail). Excellent condition. Height 5ins. Ref.A260
Japanese Spill VaseAttractive Japanese spill vase in iron red and gold. Pretty floral design. 3 character marks on base(click on image for detail). Excellent condition. Height 7ins. Ref.A252
Blue Cloisonne VaseAttractive cloisonné vase with a floral design of dark blue with patches of red on a pale blue background. The base is plain blue (click on image for detail). Excellent condition, no damage. Height 5ins. Ref. A659
Japanese Ceramic Bowl & CoverAn attractive round bowl and cover decorated in rich colours. Predominately gold and red with a country scene with seated figures(click on image for detail). Excellent condition. Overall height 4ins width 6ins approx. Japanese. Ref. A404
Small Jade Brush WasherLovely small circular brush washer with detailed carving of foliage and a dragonfly(click on image for detail). Excellent condition. 1in deep and diameter 2,5ins. Chinese. Ref. A663
Brass Candle HolderMiddle Eastern curio. Brass cylindrical candle holder with shapes including stars and camels. The top comes off to put a candle inside. (click on image for detail) . Looks very attractive when lit. The piece stands on three feet. Overall length 8.5ins.
Metal Trinket Box Middle Eastern circular metal trinket box. Lots of detail on the panels and topped with a peacock on the lid. The piece has a hinged catch and the inside is lined with dark blue velvet. Overall height 3.5 ins. Diameter 3ins. Ref. A386
Early Chinese Tomb FigureEarly Chinese tomb figure, possibly Tang Dynasty, of an attendant dressed in a glazed brown robe belted at the waist with a tall hat(click on image for detail). He has a bird perched on his hand. The piece has repair to it's ankles. Height 12.5". Ref.A66
Gilt Bronze BuddhaNagas are serpent-like creatures in Hindu and Buddhist mythology. They are depicted as human above the waist and a snake below. This example shows snake coils around the base and up behind him and becomes many heads(click on image for detail) 5.5" high. 19th century. Ref.A178
Japanese Pink Silk ParasolDelightful authentic Japanese parasol. The cover is made with pink silk and wooden struts painted black. The cover is decorated with embroidered silk thread white and pink flowers. The handle is white metal and has an plain cartouche. The handle has an intricate design of birds and flowers amongst branches(click on image for detail). Further images available on request. Very good condition. 34ins long. Ref. A319
***Pair of DancersPair of dancers made from tin. They have short dresses decorated with ball shapes which jingle. Each girl has one earring which is the same.(click on image for detail). Good condition. Height 6ins. Possibly Tibetan. Ref. A704