Glass imitiaing realgar, the deep red out layer caved on one side with the cowherd on his ox below the line on the heavenly river with magpies flying above, and the weaver girl to the top right corner; the other side carved through with Liu Hai, enticing the three legged toad with his string of cash. 5.4cm. 1720-1840
Crystal, carved with panels on the front, reverse and the lateral sides, then painted inside with a splendid Pekinese dog under a lush flowering peony, with a bamboo fence that links the scene to the reverse which depicts two smaller dogs and two doves above. Ye Zhongsan 1904.
Nephrite, calcified light-grey with darker grey veins, the bottle of squared form with scalloped edges, resting on a quatrefoil base, carved in low relief with a branch of prunus with calligraphy above. The poem is translated as reading: ‘The Shadow of the fallen flower in the water looks elusive, The Spring wind will blow and bring the first blossom of Southern China.’ Possibly made in Imperial Palace, Beijing, 1750-1820 Height:5.5cm Stopper: coral on a glass imitating jade collar
Glass, translucent yellow with opaque yellow overlay carved with a curled dragon at the base emitting a vapour containing a pavilion with waves around the base, the reverse with a stork holding a tablet in its beak flying above a rock emerging from the waves with a bat flying above. 1780-1850.