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Presented here are antique items produced in China, often for the overseas Chinese markets or for the Tibetan & other Himalayan markets.

All items are sourced from within the UK, often from old, colonial-era collections.

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2340

Fine Tibetan Gilded Seated Maitreya Image

Central Tibet
15th century

height: 22.8cm width: 12cm

Provenance

private collection, UK; acquired from Spink, 1997.

3153

Early Dutch Colonial Huanghuali Writing Box with Engraved Paktong Mounts

Southern China
circa 1640

width: 39.2cm, depth: 28.4cm, height: 9.5cm

Provenance

UK private collection

5655

Rare, Early Chinese Images of Jesus & Mary on Silver, after Pierre Goret

China or Chinese artisans in the Philippines
circa 1700

heights: 20.8cm, widths: 16.3cm, combined weight: 371g

Provenance

art market, London.

5638

Rare Chinese Yixing Teapot with Vietnamese Pierced Silver Mounts

Jiangsu, China & Vietnam
19th century

length: 20cm, height: 15cm

Provenance

UK art market

4629

Three Ming Dynasty Carved Wooden Daoist Figures with Polychrome

China
Reign of Zhengde (1505–1521)

heights: each approx. 29.5cm

Provenance

private collection, London.

4667

Model of a Peacock, Gilded, Enamelled & set with Turquoise & Pearls

China
circa 1920

height: 45cm, total weight: 863g

Provenance

UK art market

3852

Kangxi (康熙) Blue & White Hookah Base with Chased Silver Mounts

China for the Islamic Indian or Persian Market
late 17th-early 18th century

height: 22.5cm, diameter: 15.5cm, weight: 1,458g

Provenance

UK art market

4541

Champleve Enamelled & Gilded Bronze Stupa with Jataka Tales

China
Ming Dynasty, circa 15th century

height: 20.2cm, width: 10cm, weight: 1,254g

Provenance

private collection of Maurice Collis (1889-1973); thereafter by descent.

4373

Four Burgaute Lacquered Scholar’s Cups Inlaid with Abalone Nacre & Silver

China
early 18th century

height: 4.8cm, diameter: 10.5cm, typical weight per cup: 75g

Provenance

UK art market

4050

Underglaze Blue Ming Dynasty (1368-1644) Ceramic Kendi with Ottoman Silver Mounts with Tugra

China/Ottoman Turkey
circa 16th century

height: 16.6cm, diameter: 14cm, weight: 795g

Provenance

UK art market

3745

Chinese Silver Filigree Chinese Vinaigrette Locket

China
18th century

length: 3.4cm, width: 2.5cm, thickness: 1.2cm, weight: 32g

Provenance

UK art market

1156

Chased Silver Rosewater Sprinkler for the Indian Market

China
circa 1900

height: 29cm, weight: 245g

Provenance

UK art market

2788

Chinese Belt Buckle with Wu Zhu coins

China
17th-18th century

length: 9.6cm

Provenance

UK art market

3245

Fine Chinese Export Silver Filigree Visiting Card Case & Box by Khechoungming

Canton (Guangdong), China
circa 1870

height: 10.2cm, width: 7.2cm, thickness: 1.1cm, weight: 53g

Provenance

UK antique market

2776

Chinese Scholar’s Mounted Lingzhi Fungus

China
19th century

height: 14.5cm, width: 14cm

Provenance

UK art market

1563

Eastern Han Terracotta Funerary Tile (Huaxiangzhuan) of an Elephant and Elephant Tamer

China
Eastern Han Dynasty, 25-220 AD

size: 18cm x 18cm

Provenance

UK art market

1813

Large, Chinese-Export Carved Mother-of-Pearl Snuff Box Depicting Napoleon’s Tomb, with Silver Mounts

Canton, China
circa 1820

diameter: 9.2cm, thickness: 3cm, weight: 277g

Provenance

UK art market

1944

Straits Chinese ‘Brown & Gold’ Ancestral Shrine Cabinet

Straits Chinese community, Straits Settlements (Malacca, Penang, Singapore)
19th century

height: 81cm, width: 70cm, depth: 47cm

Provenance

UK art market

2445

Sino-Tibetan Cloisonné and Silver Eating Bowl

Chinese made for the Tibet Market
18th-19th century

height: 4.7cm, diameter: 11.5cm

Provenance

UK art market

2493

Liao Dynasty Gold Earrings

China
Liao Dynasty, 10-12th century

height: 3.2cm, width: 2.2cm: combined weight: 6g

Provenance

private collection, UK

2491

Liao Dynasty Gilded Silver Dragon Fish-Shaped Earrings

China
Liao Dynasty, 10-12th century

width: 3.5cm, height: 3.5cm combined weight: 11g

Provenance

private collection, UK

2492

Liao Dynasty Gold Pendant Earrings

China
Liao Dynasty, 10-12th century

height: 5.3cm, combined weight: 9g

Provenance

private collection, UK

2496

Pair of Fine, Engraved Liao Gilded-Silver Bracelets

China
Liao Dynasty, 10-12th century

diameter at widest point: 6.5cm, combined weight: 66g

Provenance

private collection, UK

3255

Pair of Chinese Qing Silver Pendants

Southern China
19th-20th century

length: 4.5cm, combined weight: 9g

Provenance

UK art market

3254

Pair of Qing Chinese Silver Earrings

Southern China
19th-20th century

length: 3.6cm, combined weight: 17g

Provenance

UK art market

3603

Chinese Gilded Silver Filigree Flower Posy Holder made for the European Market

China
circa 1850

length: 16.5cm, weight: 33g

Provenance

UK art market

4021

Carved & Polychrome Image of Chu-sheng Niang-niang (the Goddess who Registers Births), Fuzhou Chinese, early 20th century

Hokkien, Teochiu & Fuzhou Chinese Communities in Southeast Asia & China
early 20th century

height: 27cm, width: 14cm

Provenance

Private Collection, Keith Stevens, UK.

3285

Tibetan Gold & Turquoise Official’s Pendant (Sochi)

Lhasa, Tibet
19th century

length: 11.2cm, weight: 11g

Provenance

private collection, London.

5221

Chinese Necklace of Rare Gilded Silver Beads Overlaid with Blue Kingfisher Feathers

China
19th century

length: 38cm, total weight: 17.82g

Provenance

From the estate of a descendant of A.S. Haynes. Haynes held a number of positions in the colonial administration of the Straits Settlements from 1901 to 1934, including that of Acting Colonial Secretary (Straits Settlements) and British Resident, Perak, after which he retired back to England.

5128

Chinese Mother-of-Pearl Inlaid Wooden Opium Pipe Head Stand with Six Pipe Bowls

China
19th century

length: 27.3cm, height (with pipes): 17.5cm, depth: 10.6cm

Provenance

private collection, UK.

5304

Pair of Chinese Embroidered Slippers

Straits Settlements or China
early 20th century

length: 25.3cm

Provenance

collected by Alwyn Sidney Haynes (1878-1963).

5239

Chinese Lacquered, Carved Wooden Image Possibly of Pi Lu Zhe Nafo (Vairocana)

Malaya or China
circa 1900

height: 28cm, width: 13cm, depth: 12.2cm

Provenance

collected by Alwyn Sidney Haynes (1878-1963), and thence by descent. Haynes was a colonial administrator in Malaya and the Straits Settlements between 1901 and 1934. He held many posts including Acting British Resident, Pahang (1924); British Resident, Perak (1925); British Advisor, Kedah (1925); British Advisor, Kelantan (1930); and Acting Colonial Administrator, Straits Settlements (1933), after which he retired and returned to England, and lived near Stratford-upon-Avon, and then in Leamington Spa. Haynes loaned some of the items he collected in Malaya to the Pitt Rivers Museum in Oxford in 1939. He was awarded an Order of the British Empire (OBE) in 1950.

4036

Chinese Silver Filigree & Jade Hinged Bracelet

China
circa 1900

internal diameter: 5.6cm, height: 2.1cm, weight: 46.25g

Provenance

UK art market

4416

Kendi with Green-Glazed Chinese Earthenware & Engraved Brass Mounts

Peranakan Chinese, Java, Indonesia
19th century

height: 21cm, width 24cm

Provenance

private collection, UK.