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RARE Tea Caddy with Chinese Scenes #7034 Sold

A very rare instance of a 19th century Chinese export gilded and lacquered tea caddy with hand painted Chinese scenes-one view centered with a depiction of the famous Folly Fort on the Pearl River. Besides having these really charming Chinese views on all sides of the tea caddy, it is also just remarkable in that it is in such pristine condition; no major wear or lifting or splitting of the lacquer, the interior with its original pair of ornately decorated pewter canisters; and the interior lid centered with the original owner’s initials, the lock with its original key. Measuring 6″ x 11″ x 8″. Mid-19th century.

Beautifully carved Carved Screens #7003 Sold

A very finely carved pair of diminutive Chinese export table screens, each elaborately carved stand supporting an equally well-made frame inset with a thin stone panel or ‘dreamstone’. Traditionally used in scholars’ studios, the stone panels especially chosen to resemble landscapes for contemplation and inspiration. Measuring 10″ x 6″, both with minor restorations to the woodwork, one with a very small line to the corner of one stone, otherwise good condition and ready to inspire. Late 19th century.

Stunning Three Piece Set of Export Silver Compotes #6001

A dazzling set of three Chinese export silver compotes each with dramatically cast figures of dragons supporting lotus form shallow dishes, each lotus petal with different repousse Chinese designs of bamboo, prunus, peach, peony and pomegranate, the whole raised on wave-molded bases. Each piece marked for Wang Hing from Hong Kong, late 19th/early 20th century. A truly spectacular garniture of silver for one’s table or collection. The tallest centerpiece 7 1/2″ tall, the pair 5 1/2″. Excellent condition. Priced as a pair and a single piece.

China Trade Floral Pith Painting #5053

Two very attractive Chinese export floral paintings on pith paper, custom mounted in a single frame with raw silk matting. All manner of flowers, remarkably rendered, in brilliant gouache in great detail. The pith paper, though fragile, was purposely used as it held the paint so beautifully as evidenced with these examples. Measuring 13″ x 8″ (images) and 37 1/2″ x 16″ overall. Some cracking to paper, otherwise beautiful colors and imagery. Circa 1840.

Beautiful Japanese Screen #5020

A very attractive Japanese Meiji period four panel screen depicting hand painted  pine and prunus against a gilded cloud background mounted within a brocade mat and simple black frame.  Measuring 37″ tall x 8′ 3″ wide. Originally used on the floor, but equally beautiful wall mounted, either way a very soothing and pleasing presence in any space. Minor imperfections and restorations commensurate with age, but overall good condition. Edo Period.    $3800.


Spinach Jade Birds on Stands #5008

An attractive pair of finely carved Chinese export spinach jade figures of exotic birds, perched upon a rock, and set upon two custom made intricately carved wood stands. Each 7 1/2″ tall (with the stand) and in very good condition. Early 20th century. Very decorative! $2,000.00

Beautiful Set of 12 Signed Chinese Floral Paintings on Silk #5016

A truly lovely set of twelve Chinese signed floral watercolors on silk, illustrating Chinese Spring flowers. Each finely matted and mounted in a black and gold oxidized finish frame with a different flower, masterfully rendered and signed by artist Wu Meng Shu and dated 1905. Each measuring 10″ x 7 1/2″ (image), 16″ x 13″ framed. Each elegant, pleasing and soothing to study, and as a whole a beautiful presence in any room. Very good condition. Very good condition with only a slight foxing/stain to one. $9,000.00 the set.


Pair of China Trade Paintings #4289

A very elegant pair of China Trade pith paper paintings of baskets of flowers meticulously rendered in gouache, the colors as vibrant as the day they were rendered. Each set in an octagonal mat within a custom gilded frame, measuring approx. 18″ x 15″ and dating to the mid-19th century.