Our catalogue > Chinese Antiques

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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8611

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    Fine, Brisé-style Chinese Silver-Gilt Filigree Fan

    Guangdong (Canton), China
    circa 1830

    length of arm: 21cm, width of arm: 2.5cm, width of unfolded fan: 35cm, weight: 185g

    Provenance

    UK art matrket

    8715

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      Rare Mongolian Repoussed Copper Plaque of a Lokapala

      Mongolia
      18th century

      height: 33cm, width: 28.5cm, weight: 901g

      Provenance

      private collection, UK

      8739

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        Chinese Carved Mother-of-Pearl Shell

        China
        19th century

        width: 20.6cm, length: 16cm, weight: 138g

        Provenance

        UK art market

        8943

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          Miao Silver Ceremonial Hat

          Miao People, Guizhou, South-East China
          mid-20th century

          height: approximately 24.2cm, width: 25.5cm, weight: 395g

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          Provenance

          French art market

          7310

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            Chinese Court Gold & Pearl Hat or Headdress Ornament

            China
            18th-19th century

            height: 6.6cm, width: 5.5g, weight: 5.98g

            Provenance

            UK art market

            8493

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              Tibetan Silver Yak Butter Lamp

              Tibet
              early 20th century

              height: approximately 20cm, width: 15cm, weight: 561g

              Provenance

              UK art market

              7052

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                Rare Liao Dynasty Gilded Silver Belt or Horse-Harness Fitting

                North-eastern China & Inner Mongolia
                Liao Dynasty (10-12th century AD)

                length: 12.6cm, width: 5cm, depth: 1.2cm, weight: 60g

                Provenance

                Roger Keverne, London, UK.

                7108

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                  Chinese Export Silver Book-Shaped Snuff Box by Yao Jie

                  China
                  19th century

                  length: 4.1cm, width: 2.7cm, depth: 1.3cm, weight: 27g

                  Provenance

                  UK art market

                  5315

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                    Embroidered Chinese Wall Hanging with Shou (寿) & other Daoist Deities

                    China, exported to the Straits Settlements
                    19th century

                    dimensions of backing material: 120cm x 84cm

                    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.

                    7098

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                      Kangxi Chinese Porcelain Snuff Bottle with Indian (or Related) Engraved Silver Mounts

                      China & India or similar
                      Kangxi Dynasty, 17th-18th century

                      height: 9.6cm, width: 3.8cm, weight: 51g

                      Provenance

                      UK art market

                      6618

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                        Pair of Chinese Silver Marriage Bracelets

                        China
                        19th century

                        internal diameter: approximately 6.7 x 5.9cm, thickness: 1cm, eight: 79g

                        Provenance

                        UK art market

                        6412

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                          Victorian-Era Display Panel of Ancient Chinese Coins & Tokens

                          China
                          19th century

                          dimensions of frame: 58cm x 37.8cm

                          Provenance

                          private collection, UK; the coins are believed to have been collected in China in the 1870s

                          6796

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                            Fine, Chinese Silver-Gilt Bracelet with Large, Semi-Precious Stones

                            China
                            early 20th century

                            internal diameter: 5.9cm, total length: 17.5cm, height: 3.1cm, weight: 49g

                            Provenance

                            UK art market

                            6734

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                              Dutch Colonial Tortoiseshell Snuff Box with Silver Filigree & Enamel

                              Dutch Colonial - Batavia, Dutch East Indies, or China
                              18th century

                              width: 7.4cm, depth: 5cm, height: 3.1cm, weight: 56g

                              Provenance

                              UK art market

                              6236

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                                Chinese Export Silver Taza by Wang Hing

                                Maker: Wang Hing, China
                                circa 1875

                                height: 15.6cm, diameter: 13.4cm, weight: 271g

                                Provenance

                                private collection, UK

                                5846

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                                  Five Chinese Enamelled Hanging Ornaments

                                  China
                                  circa 1850

                                  lengths: 65cm-98cm

                                  Provenance

                                  UK art market

                                  6243

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                                    Rare & Large Pair of Chinese Export Silver Bowls by Wang Hing

                                    Maker: Wang Hing, Guangdong (Canton) & Hong Kong, China
                                    circa 1890

                                    heights: 11cm, diameters: 24.5cm, weights: 1,083g & 1,087g

                                    Provenance

                                    from an important private collection, UK.

                                    6114

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                                      Chinese Cloisonne & Gilt Vase Decorated with Taotie Motifs

                                      China
                                      18th-early 19th century

                                      height: 23.3cm, weight: 946g

                                      Provenance

                                      acquired by the previous owner's father at Christie's London in the 1990s

                                      6231

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                                        Chinese Export Silver Bowl by Yok Sang

                                        Maker: Yok Sang, China
                                        circa 1895

                                        diameter: 22cm, height: 11cm, weight: 828g

                                        Provenance

                                        private collection, UK

                                        6242

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                                          Japanese-style Chinese Export Silver Bowl by Wang Hing

                                          Maker: Wang Hing, Guangdong (Canton) & Hong Kong, China
                                          1890s

                                          diameter: 19.5cm, height: 13cm, weight: 730g

                                          Provenance

                                          private collection, UK

                                          6230

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                                            Chinese Export Silver Centre Piece by Tuck Chang with original Carved Blackwood Stand

                                            Maker: Tuck Chang, Shanghai, China
                                            circa 1900

                                            height (with stand): 40cm, without stand: 32cm, diameter: 27cm, weight (without wooden stand): 1,428g

                                            Provenance

                                            private collection, UK

                                            6235

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                                              Unusual & Fine Chinese Export Silver Bowl by Sunshing

                                              Maker: Sunshing, Guangdong (Canton) & Hong Kong, China
                                              second half of the 19th century

                                              height: 12cm, diameter: 18.5cm, weight: 516g

                                              Provenance

                                              private collection, UK

                                              6234

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                                                Chinese Export Silver Cigar Lighter by Wang Hing

                                                Maker: Wang Hing, Guangdong (Canton) & Hong Kong, China
                                                late 19th century

                                                height: 12cm, width: 8cm, weight: 204g

                                                Provenance

                                                private collection, UK

                                                6220

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                                                  Peranakan or Straits Chinese Altar Front Cloth (Tok Wi)

                                                  Straits Chinese or Peranakan, possibly produced in Java, Indonesia
                                                  circa 1900

                                                  height: 97cm, width: 89cm

                                                  Provenance

                                                  Private collection, UK; originally acquired in Singapore.

                                                  6221

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                                                    Peranakan or Straits Chinese Altar Front Cloth (Tok Wi)

                                                    Private collection, UK; originally acquired in Singapore.
                                                    early 20th century

                                                    height: 92cm, width: 104cm

                                                    Provenance

                                                    Private collection, UK; originally acquired in Singapore.

                                                    6238

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                                                      Chinese Export Silver Bowl by Luen Wo

                                                      Maker: Luen Wo, Shanghai, China
                                                      late 19th century

                                                      diameter: 26cm, height: 15cm, weight: 1.437kg

                                                      Provenance

                                                      private collection, UK

                                                      6218

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                                                        Peranakan or Straits Chinese Altar Front Cloth (Tok Wi)

                                                        Straits Chinese or Peranakan, possibly commissioned from China
                                                        early to mid-20th century

                                                        height: 93cm, width: 95.5cm

                                                        Provenance

                                                        Private collection, UK; originally acquired in Singapore.

                                                        5638

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                                                          Rare Chinese Yixing Teapot with Vietnamese Pierced Silver Mounts

                                                          Jiangsu, China & Vietnam
                                                          19th century

                                                          length: 20cm, height: 15cm

                                                          Provenance

                                                          UK art market

                                                          5288

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                                                            Chinese Export Silver Calling Card Case by Wang Hing

                                                            Guangdong (Canton), or Hong Kong, China
                                                            late 19th-early 20th centuries

                                                            length: 9.7cm, width: 6.6cm, weight: 92g

                                                            Provenance

                                                            from the estate of 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.

                                                            5671

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                                                              Kangxi Chinese Porcelain Flask with Indian (or Similar) Engraved Silver Mounts

                                                              China & India or similar
                                                              Kangxi Dynasty, 17th-18th century

                                                              height: 9.6cm, weight: 66.8g

                                                              Provenance

                                                              private collection, UK

                                                              5126

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                                                                Chinese Gilded-Silver Opium Storage Box

                                                                China
                                                                19th century

                                                                height: 9cm, width: 3.6cm, weight: 110g

                                                                Provenance

                                                                UK art market

                                                                4667

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

                                                                  China
                                                                  circa 1920

                                                                  height: 45cm, total weight: 863g

                                                                  Provenance

                                                                  UK art market

                                                                  4541

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                                                                    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

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                                                                      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

                                                                      2776

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                                                                        Chinese Scholar’s Mounted Lingzhi Fungus

                                                                        China
                                                                        19th century

                                                                        height: 14.5cm, width: 14cm

                                                                        Provenance

                                                                        UK art market

                                                                        1563

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                                                                          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

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                                                                            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

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                                                                              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

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                                                                                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

                                                                                2491

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                                                                                  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

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                                                                                    Liao Dynasty Gold Pendant Earrings

                                                                                    China
                                                                                    Liao Dynasty, 10-12th century

                                                                                    height: 5.3cm, combined weight: 9g

                                                                                    Provenance

                                                                                    private collection, UK

                                                                                    2496

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                                                                                      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

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                                                                                        Pair of Chinese Qing Silver Pendants

                                                                                        Southern China
                                                                                        19th-20th century

                                                                                        length: 4.5cm, combined weight: 9g

                                                                                        Provenance

                                                                                        UK art market

                                                                                        3254

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                                                                                          Pair of Qing Chinese Silver Earrings

                                                                                          Southern China
                                                                                          19th-20th century

                                                                                          length: 3.6cm, combined weight: 17g

                                                                                          Provenance

                                                                                          UK art market

                                                                                          4021

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                                                                                            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.

                                                                                            4416

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                                                                                              Kendi with Green-Glazed Chinese Earthenware & Engraved Brass Mounts

                                                                                              Java, Indonesia
                                                                                              19th century

                                                                                              height: 21cm, width 24cm

                                                                                              Provenance

                                                                                              private collection, UK.