A rare pair of Rambervillers Ceramique stoneware vases with characteristic thick metallic lustre glaze and mounted on fitted gilt bronze stands. These items were probably made shorly after the establishment of the Rambervillers pottery, circa 1905-1910, and bear the incised signature of its founder Alphonse Cytere.
Condition: excellent - no damages and no repairs or restoration.
26cm (10.25 inches) high.
A silver mounted Skean Dhu (Sgian-Dubh) with carved horn handle and snakeskin leather sheath made by leading Edinburgh Silversmith Robert Allison and assayed in Glasgow in 1952.
20cm (7.8 inches) long.
A small and very rare antique 'bisque' (unglazed) porcelain doll in her original costume made in pre-revolution Russia during the late 19th or early 20th Century.
Condition: very good - the textiles are distressed ; the porcelain is fine - no damages and no losses.
12.5cm (5 inches) high.
A rare carved hardwood plaque depicting a heavily tattooed Maori figure with top-knot and holding a Mere (traditional short club); the eyes are inset with Paua (abalone) shells.
This item was acquired with the large mask (item #201 in our catalogue) and is signed with the same initials.
Condition: very good - the left toe of the left foot is missing; no other damages and no repairs.
75cm (29.5 inches) high.
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Sold in our Liverpool shop - April 2014 / 利物浦店内售出 - 2014年4月
A large,heavy, Indigo "Hooped" vase ( Whitefriars pat. no. 9680) designed by Geoffrey Baxter and produced by Whitefriars Glass in this colour in 1967 only.
28cm (11 inches) high.For additional enlargements please view item #0442 on our Liverpool Shop website at 69aliverpool.co.uk
An "ogee" shaped porcelain bowl decorated with polychrome 'famille rose' enamels depicting two pheasants amongst flowering peony and pomegranate branches and below a band of alternating lotus flowers and the eight Buddhist emblems, the Bajixiang. The seal mark to the base reads "Zhong Hua Min Guo" (Republic of China), dating it to the period 1911-1949.
Condition: there are rim frits / chips and there is a light 1cm hairline to the rim ; no further damages and no restoration.
14cm (5.5inches) diameter; 5.9cm (2.3inches) high. For additional enlargements please view item #03268 on our Liverpool Shop website at 69aliverpool.co.uk
A rare flesh pink glazed earthenware Art Nouveau style vase painted with Narcissus flowers in green, white and yellow enamels. This item was made, circa 1895, by the Riessner Stellmacher and Kessler "Amphora" factory in the Bohemian village of Trnovany.
Condition: very good - there are minor glaze losses, no cracks and no repairs or restoration.
30cm (11.75inches) high.
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A very rare Afriacan style "Crucifiction" form bronze sculpture by post-war Liverpool Artist Arthur Dooley (1929-1994) and probably made during the 1960s.
We are not aware of any other bronzes in this form by the Artist.
We have a Certificate of Authenticity for this item which is co-signed by the Arthur Dooley Estate and the Official Arthur Dooley Archive.
Bronze: 43cm (17inches) high; 24cm (9.5inches) wide.
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A small delicately potted and finely enamelled and gilded Zisha clay stoneware teapot made in Yixing, Zhejiang province, China during the Qing dynasty (1644-1911).
The seal mark to the base reads "hui meng chen zhi" - "made by Hui Meng Chen" (a famous late Ming dynasty Yixing potter). The mark to the base of the cups reads "kang xi nian ji" - "made during the reign of the Kangxi emperor" (1662-1722）.
Condition: excellent with no sign of use. There is a small firing crack to the mark on the base of the teapot and there are two very small chips to one of the bowls; no further damages and no restoration.
Teapot: 11cm (4.3inches) long; 6.5cm (2.5inches) high.
Cups: 2.4cm (0.95inches) high; 4.8cm (1.9inches) diameter.
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A very finely cast pair of bronze vases with lion mask handles and bird and flower decoration and a Chinese Yuan dynasty style background. These vases were made in Japan, for export, during the Meiji period (1868-1911).
Condition: there are cracks to the rim on one vase and there is a replacement base to the other.
25cm (9.8inches) high
Weight: each vase approx. 1.2kg (2lb11oz).
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