Finely drawn chrysanthemums on a field of ivory porcelain. The flowers are placed on the outside and inside edges of one half of the bowl drawing the eye away from the center and giving this piece a unique perspective.
Seifū Yohei IV, Seizan (1871-1951) was the second son of Seifū Yohei III (1851-1914) who was awarded the title of Teishitsu Gigeiin or “Imperial Court Artist” in 1893...
A lovely antique Bizen vase enclosed in a fine kiri-wood box annotated by the head of Omotesenke Horinouchi Ryu tea school Horinouchi Sokan. The vase is thinly potted, typical of the later 19th century, and is covered in a thick blast of green molten ash and has a heavy coating of charred ash about the base. It is 10-1/2 inches (27 cm) tall and in fine condition.
We are pleased to offer for your buying consideration an EXQUISITE PAIR OF ANTIQUE GERMAN PORCELAIN MANTEL FIGURINES!
A SUPERBLY FASHIONED set of porcelain figurines circa early 1900s, such BEAUTIFUL examples of this type are getting harder and harder to find, and this ensemble is sure to appeal to both doll and porcelain collectors alike as they are of AMAZING QUALITY!
The consists of a MATCHING PAIR, originally designed as decorative pieces to be displayed on a FIREPLACE MANTEL or even ...
A pear-shaped blue and white vase
Age: Yongzheng reign (1723-1735)
Finely potted blue and white vase with compressed pear-shaped body painted with five stylized bats, or wufu in Chinese between petal-lappet and narrow key-fret borders below a band of upright leaf tips at the base of the tall, slender neck. Wufu is a very popular topic in imperial Chinese porcelain vase, means extreme happiness.
Height: 6 1/8 in...
This is a fascinating Persian lacquer papier mache scribe box, qalamdan or ghalamdan in Persian, offered in beautiful rich original colors of the early to mid Qajar era depicting on the cover, two lovely young women, one holding her glass of wine while an old master observes...
19th Century, nicely hand-carved Kurogaki (Black Persimmon) Netsuke depicting a standing Chokaro Sennin, wearing a long belted robe with very wide sleeves. He is running his hands over his long beard. He is carrying a double gourd attached to his belt on his back. Very interesting himotoshi that starts in the back of the Sennin and exits on the side of his body.
Netsuke measures 1.0 inches (2.5cm) wide, and 2.86 inches (7.3cm) tall. Unsigned...
19th Century, nicely hand-carved Ebony Netsuke depicting Ama, the Diving and Fisher Girl, standing with a basket on her back, accepting the advances of the amorous Octopus that is enveloping her legs with its tentacles and placing one of them in her private parts.
The netsuke is unsigned. It measures 0.75 inches (1.9cm) wide, and 2.68 inches (6.8cm) tall. It is in excellent conditon, as may be seen in the posted photos.
Antique Chinese tripod ceramic celadon with pale green underglaze, resting on an a hardwood stand with three raised pockets for each foot of the censer. This is a Longquan Celadon, unusual size, dating from Song to Ming dynasty. Perfect Condition.
Size: (on stand) 3.25" height, 2.5" diameter (off stand) 2.25" height
Sweet and classic, too! C 1880 Ohio dolls basket quilt One patch Indigo crib quilt with 6 indigo baskets against double pinks. Hand stitched and appliqued Quilt is hand tied, very soft with age, perfect still for baby.Finished measurement 14 x 10 inches, 6 baskets measurae 2-1/2 x 2 inches.
Antique single section bar tansu from the Nigata region of Japan. The front panels are beautiful keyaki (elm). Top and bottom drawers have central kiri leaf mon (family crest) iron locks. 19th century.
Size: 36" height, 34.25" width, 17" depth
A fine Pihuamo figure from West Mexico, ca. 300 BC – 300 AD. This seated male is 6” high and depicts an individual with hands resting on the knees. He is wearing a simple headdress and is adorned with large ear ornaments and bracelets. Intact, with good mineral deposits. Museum deaccession.
Cranberry glass vase with chased Art Nouveau overlay work. Whiplash patterns separate sections of flowers and vines upon the curving form. A footed support is completely covered in silver. Stamped marks for the Alvin Silver Workshop of Rhode Island crica 1900. 8" H.
A stunning two section Japanese tansu from the Kanazawa region, made with keyaki (elm) front and kuri (cedar) burl frame. The iron hardware is highly decorative with floral elements and incised cherry blossom mon (family crest) into each round lock plate, as well as attractive mokko "melon" style handles for each drawer. Top section has side lockbox with two drawers within. Beautiful lacquer finish. 19th century.
Size: 38" height, 42" width, 18" depth
A small antique wooden toy horse on a platform with wheels. His feet are cleated through the wooden base. He looks like his front legs have been glued back on but it doesn't look like the legs have been out of the base. He is sturdy and secure. He has a great look but does have some scuffing from being played with. He is 3 1/2" by 3 1/2" and circa 1880-90
A small antique fabric cat with red floss nose and beads for eyes. He is hand sewn He is firmly stuffed, has a little wear and has a small hole under his chin. He has his original collar. He is 4" long and 3" high. He is a really nice fabric toy cat that would look wonderful with a rag doll.
The rectangular seal with a landscape motif and calligraphy inscription and a curved dragon on top. Size: 4” high x 2-1/2” wide x 1-3/8” deep
The beautiful porcelain vases are portraying a different historical figure on each side, with the “precious symbols” are around the shoulder, and on each side of the neck are calligraphy inscriptions. The vases have custom carved wood bases. Size: 11-1/2” high x 4” x 4
Extensive and detailed fine silver overlay work covers the surface of this emerald green glass vase. Beautifully chased Art Nouveau flowers and vines wind upward upon the pinched trumpet form. A clear glass wafer foot joins the vase with a solid band of silver. Bears sterling silver marks, American, circa 1900. 9 3/4" H.