ORIENTAL ANTIQUES SECTION including brush pots, cloisonne, seals, b/w ceramics, snuff bottles.
Items marked *** indicate new stock.
Japanese Yatate Writing SetFine example of a calligraphy brush set. In solid brass, it looks like a pipe. Lifting the hinged lid shows the ink well and the brush inside the stem (click on image for detail). The piece has a raised decoration around the cup and the stem. Excellent condition with good patina. Length 6ins. Ref. A573
Chinese Ceramic Snuff BottlePredominately painted in blue & white with hints of red and yellow. It has figures in a garden scene on a white background. The base has a mark in the shape of a leaf(click on image for detail). 3.5" high. Excellent condition. Ref. A294
Blue Stone Snuff BottleOld snuff bottle with floral design on both sides. The cream coloured top has a spoon attached to a piece of cork(click on image for detail). Good condition, no chips or cracks. 2.5" high. Ref. A322
Chinese Glass Inside Painted Snuff BottleInside-painted bottle with typical Chinese country scene with a house beside a river amongst the trees. There are figures on the bridge and working outside the building. Fine colours and detail. A clear signature can be seen on the top near the brown stopper(click on image for detail). Excellent condition. Height 4ins.Circumference 8ins. Ref.A277
Cinnabar Snuff BottleDelightful small cinnabar snuff bottle with a clear, detailed design. There are two male figures on a bridge on one side and two more under a prunus tree on the other. Spoon attached. There is a clear character mark on the base(click on image for detail). Excellent condition. height 2.5ins. Ref. A664
Chinese Ceramic Snuff BottleDelightful, small snuff bottle with a butterfly image on both sides. Three character marks on base in red. The stopper is stone, unfortunately without a spoon(click on image for detail). Good condition. 2x1.5ins. Ref. A402
Chinese FigureInteresting piece. On the base of this ornament are hand written descriptions(click on image for detail).'POET & GOOD DRINKER, LI TAC PAK from SAK WAN, KUANGTUNG' and also 'from MR FU AUACHEN, MACAU' Maybe he is a famous poet but I am unable to find any information. Excellent condition. Length 10ins. height 4.5ins. Ref.A262
Chinese Cinnabar Snuff BottleBright red cinnabar bottle with a detailed design of a typical Chinese scene. Spoon attached (click on image for detail) Excellent condition. Height 3ins. Ref. A665
Japanese Tea BowlDelightful tea bowl in fine bone china, in the centre of which is hand painted portrait of a Japanese lady. The backing is of finely woven basket weave.(click on image for detail). Good condition. 2.5" diameter. Ref. A502
Novelty Articulated FigureWooden novelty piece in the shape of a figure whose arms and legs are loose. The lower section is a piece of bone(click on image for detail) possibly used as a snuff box. Approx. 7ins tall. Ref. A662
Chinese Carved Brush PotLovely example of a carved brush pot with a typical Chinese scene of figures playing instruments under the prunus trees surrounded by mountains(click on image for detail). Excellent condition. Height 6ins. 4x3ins at base. Ref. A658