This month we’ve added a new resource to our website: Chinese Export Silver Marks Identification Guide. This glossary lists some of the most common marks of artisan and retail silversmiths found on antique Chinese export silver. We’ve also added many new Buy it Now items to our shop and exclusive Catawiki auctions closing next week! Read the full list below.
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Latest auctions and new arrivals
Fantastic Chinese Art Deco clutch bag with very fine gold thread silk embroidery panel and blue border. Inside all original accessories including a bevelled mirror and purse.
Dimensions: 34×21 cm open, 21×17 cm closed.
Auction ends 7 April 2023
Stunning pair of Chinese gilt lacquered carved figures depicting seated Daoist immortals or similar deities, each in long flowing robes and carrying ceremonial objects. Beards made out of horse hair. I would say they date to c. Republic period (based on how well preserved the surface is) even though most similar examples that I’ve come across are dated as late Qing.
Height: 22 and 24 cm tall (8.5 and 9.5 inches)
Auction ends 7 April 2023
Very nicely carved Chinese cinnabar lacquer box and cover depicting a garden scene with scholars discussing under a large pine tree.
Dimensions: 13x13x5.5 cm
Antique Chinese Sancai Glazed Porcelain Foo Lion Joss Stick Holder. Qing Dynasty
Cute antique Chinese porcelain foo lion resting its paw on its puppy. Covered in Famille verte type green, yellow and brown enamels. Holder on its back designed to serve as an incense burner. It appears to be a 19th century Qing dynasty example.
Height: 19 cm
Fine Japanese Hagi Ware Pottery Vase by Tamamura Shogetsu
Fabulous 20th century Hagi-yaki crane neck vase by Tamamura Shogetsu 玉村松月, Kofuan kiln. Marked with a circular stamped seal that reads 松月 ‘Shogetsu’ and with its original inscribed and signed tomobako.
Height: 24 cm
Antique Japanese Wooden Fubako Covered in Menuki Tsuka Ornaments c. Meiji Period
Very lovely antique Japanese fubako style wooden box covered all over in menuki ornaments, originally intended as a decoration for handles of katanas. Dating to c. Meiji period, late 19th or early 20th century.
Dimensions: 24x9x3.5 cm
Fine Japanese Haribako Sewing Box Tansu Chest 針箱 Showa Period
Vintage Japanese Haribako (sewing box) that can also be used as a jewellery cabinet or a trinket box. Features four drawers and hinged lid at the top.
Dimensions: 27×24.5×20 cm
Fine Antique Japanese Gilt Lacquered Fubako Letter Box Nashiji Interior. Meiji Period
Fine antique Japanese rectangular gilt-lacquered box with raised decoration featuring a golden pheasant perched on a blossoming tree. Nashiji-decorated interior.
Dimensions: 24x9x4.5 cm
Antique Chinese Imari Porcelain Tea Bowl Cup and Saucer Symbol Mark. 18th Century
Great antique 18th century Chinese export imari porcelain tea bowl and saucer. Unusual iron red and gilt flower symbol mark to the base of the cup.
Saucer – diameter 13 cm
Tea bowl – diameter 8 cm, height 4.5 cm