We’ve had a busy month this March. Our home page has now been fully updated and streamlined, giving you better access to some of our resource pages. You can now acces our Japanese marks identification guide and Recently sold items directly through the ‘Quick Links’ section. You can also access our external Reference photo archive with high-resolution photographs of Asian works of art in our collection.
We keep adding new exclusive items to our eBay shop and regularly offer Chinese and Japanese antiques in our no reserve auctions. See the list below for upcoming auctions and newly added products.
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eBay auctions and new arrivals
Chinese Famille Rose Porcelain Covered Bowl. Dragon & Fenghuang. Marked Guangxu
Beautifully hand-painted porcelain bowl and cover decorated in Famille Rose enamels featuring dragon and fenghuang (Chinese phoenix) among colourful clouds chasing after the flaming pearl. Both stamped with red six-character Guangxu reign mark. Nice example of its type. In excellent condition with only minimal surface wear to overglaze enamels as per photographs. No hairlines. Diameter: 15.5 cm Height: 9 cm
Fine Antique Japanese Blue-Ground Satsuma Vase by Kusube Sennosuke. Meiji Period
Fine antique cobalt-ground Satsuma vase by Sennosuke Kusube. Decorated with two beautifully painted figural scenes – one depicting a samurai with his horse, the other depicting landscape with a fisherman. Surrounding areas heavily gilded with diaper patterns and floral sprays. In very good antique condition with some age-related rubbing to the gilding as per photographs. Marked ‘楠部’ to the base. Height: 15.5 cm
Fine Antique Chinese Gilt Black Cloisonne Lidded Trinket Box. Early 20th century
Stunning rectangular cloisonné box with slightly domed hinged lid, decorated with beautiful floral sprays set against against a black diaper ground of foliate interconnected spirals. Elegant design raised on four ball feet. Dimensions: 10x6x4.5 cm
Fine Antique Chinese Gilt Black Cloisonne Monochrome Floral Vase. Height 23.5 cm
Large early 20th century Chinese black cloisonné vase decorated in minute detail all over with fish scale pattern around the foot, ruyi-head design with hanging tassels around the neck and the main body with floral motives set against a diaper ground of foliate interconnected spirals. Height: approx. 23.5 cm
Antique Syrian Enamelled Inscribed Copper Pot. Damascus Sarraf Workshop 19th century
Gorgeous and rare 19th century Syrian copper pot enamelled with stylized Islamic script and geometric patterns in stunning blue enamels. Style of the enamels suggests that this was produced by the Sarraf workshop, Damascus. Typical losses and surface marks consistent with age and usage as per photographs. Dimensions: height 10 cm, diameter 10 cm. References: For very similar example see Science Museum, London – Ethnography & Folk Medicine Collection – object A121028
Antique Chinese Clobbered Kangxi An Hua Porcelain Dish. Dutch Amsterdams Bont
Beautiful late Kangxi period blue and white porcelain dish with secret ‘an hua’ relief decoration that was later in the 18th century over-painted or ‘clobbered’ in colourful enamels by Dutch artists. Clobbered decoration is a European interpretation of typical Chinese flower basket patterns found on blue and white porcelain of the period. Diameter: approx. 22 cm
Antique Japanese Arita Aoki Kyodai Shokai Blue & White Porcelain Scalloped Dish
Nicely painted antique Japanese scalloped dish / shallow bowl decorated in underglaze blue with an imposing Buddhist lion with fierce expression, climbing over a fence (indicated by a Greek key) and surrounded by several rocky outcroppings with flowers. Typical Aoki Kyodai-Shokai (Aoki Brothers Company) mark in underglaze blue to the base. Diameter: 18 cm
Antique Chinese Famille Rose Export Porcelain Plate. 18th c., Yongzheng Period
Wonderful 18th century Chinese export porcelain plate decorated in Famille Rose enamels. Depicting a scene with pierced scholars rock, bamboo and peonies framed within a scroll and surrounded by additional floral sprays and scholars objects. This is a well-known border that can be found on highly collectable plates depicting scenes from “The Romance of The Western Chamber” of the same period. Diameter: approx. 22.5 cm
Fine Antique Japanese Kutani Porcelain Vase by Watano. Quails Pattern. Meiji Era
Fine Japanese Kutani porcelain vase with a beautifully painted continuous scene depicting quails among flowers and weeds. Shoulder and neck of the vase embellished in heavily gilded patterns featuring various Japanese fans, flowers and foliate scrolls. Marked “Watano Sei” for Watano Trading Company. Height: 18 cm
Antique Chinese 18th Century Wucai Decorated Export Porcelain Dish. Diameter 23 cm
Rare early 18th century Chinese wucai decorated export porcelain plate with central scene depicting bamboo and oversized peony behind a fence and cavetto decorated with additional floral sprays. Great early example with nicely preserved blue and aubergine enamels. Diameter: approx. 23 cm or 9 inches