Mid 20th century double-sided Chinese altar or scroll table in black enamel. Open carved in coin, cloud and fence motifs. Very good condition. Some minor use marks commensurate with age. Made from hardwood with a black lacquer finish. Measures 63.5 inches long, 15.5 inches deep and 32.5 inches high.
19th century Chinese hand carved page turner. Decorated on both sides with a court lady and a little boy. Measures 10.25 x 1.25 inches. No damages.
Japanese hand carved Meiji period shoe horn circa 1880. Topped with a mouse nibbling daikon radishes. Small chip to tip of back ear and missing front eye bead. Length 4.75 inches.
Japanese Meiji period bronze censer or incense burner with allover chrysanthemum and butterfly relief decoration. Circa 1880. Signature on base. Measures 6" high x 7" wide.
Ancient Han dynasty Chinese earthenware jar with impressed decoration. Han Dynasty, Giao Chie period, 1st to 3rd century. Height 13 inches, width 16.5 inches. To see a similar example please see: Arts of Asia, Volume 41, Number 4 (August 2011), page 95, (13). This jar was previously sold by J. J. Lally & Co., New York, inventory 2601. James Lally has been an active participant in the Chinese art market for more than 50 years. He was a director of Chinese works of art at Sotheby’s in New York and Hong Kong from 1970, and in 1983 he was named president of Sotheby’s in North America. In 1986 he founded J. J. Lally & Co. and mounted an exhibition which was sold out in the first week. Link to one of his lectures in 2011.https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CijiYxZh1qQj