A spectacular vintage Liuligongfang art glass sculpture, featuring a Koi riding undulating waves, artist signed at base. Includes original presentation box. China, late 20th Century. Dimensions: 12" H x 6 1/2" W x 5" D. Excellent condition.
Champlevé bronze Chinese urn c1860 lamped. This Chinese "Champlevé bronze" vase measures 23 inches high. The overall measurement from the base to the top of the harp is 37 inches and it has a 7 inches wood vase.Excellent condition with decorative enamel inserted around its mid section. Excellent condition. Champlevé is an enameling technique in the decorative arts, or an object made by that process, in which troughs or cells are carved, etched, die struck, or cast into the surface of a metal object, and filled with vitreous enamel. The piece is then fired until the enamel fuses, and when cooled the surface of the object is polished. The un carved portions of the original surface remain visible as a frame for the enamel designs; typically they are gilded in medieval work. The name comes from the French for "raised field", "field" meaning background, though the technique in practice lowers the area to be enameled rather than raising the rest of the surface. The technique has been used since ancient times, though it is no longer among the most commonly used enameling techniques. Champlevé is suited to the covering of relatively large areas, and to figurative images, although it was first prominently used in Celtic art for geometric designs. In Romanesque art its potential was fully used, decorating caskets, plaques and vessels. This item is on display in our gallery at Old Saybrook Antiques Center and can be seen in-person by visiting 756 Middlesex Tpke Old Saybrook, CT 06475. For hours of operation visit: http://www.OldSaybrookAntiquesCenter.com
A Copeland Spode chinoiserie decorated Chinese "powder blue" porcelain valuables box, the hinged top and sides featuring extensive hand gilding of classic Cantonese pastoral imagery (temples, pagodas, fisherman, bridges, etc.) on a cobalt background with additional scroll and latticework decoration; original reeded bronze mountings, marked Copeland Spode, England (verso) & numbered "E 1885". England c. 1900. No chips, repairs or restoration. Dimensions: 6 1/4" W x 3 1/4" H x 4 1/8" D.
Rare museum quality Kangxi period Tibetan scholar's lift top scroll chest. Late 17th to early 18th century. Exquisitely hand painted front panel depicts a magnificent writhing dragon amid blue and green clouds on a red orange ground; the side panels are in tiger pelt motif. All original including the hand wrought iron hardware. It measures 41 inches high by 58 inches wide by 19.5 inches deep. This is one of the most stunning examples of Chinese painted furniture we have ever seen. For a related example, please see Chinese Furniture by Michel Beurdeley, published by Kodansha International, 1979, plate 152.
An impressive 19th c. hand carved soapstone figural group of a sow with five piglets, on contiguous soapstone plinth, with numerical markings (verso). China, c. 1900. Dimensions: 5.5" H x 7.5" W x 3" D.