RECENT ACQUISITIONS - 18th JUNE, 2018.
19th Century Chinese Export silver pair of vases, impressive and exceptionally fine, amphora-shaped, decorated with repoussé prunus against a “cracked ice” effect ground. Exquisite prunus blossom handles mounted on each side, standing on a very unusual ball and pedestal base, applied with beaded boarders.
Hallmarked 90 (900+ silver standard), Maker Wing Cheong, Hong Kong.
REFERENCE NUMBER: A5317
19th Century Japanese Meiji period very fine silver figures of quails, on a carved wood stand. The naturalistically modeled birds decorated with enamelled eyes and plumage, with realistically engraved feathers.
Tested to be 950+ high grade silver. One of the birds signed Hasegawa Issei (Gyokutosai), 1890-1920, active in Asakusa, Tokyo during the Meiji and Taisho Eras.
REFERENCE NUMBER: A5349