A disk-shaped panel, probably made as an insert for a piece of furniture, made of copper with cloisonne enamels, gilt rims and wires. The decor consists of auspicious symbols. Reverse with blue contre-email. Condition: one dented section with enamel having thin cracks (photos no. 6 & 8), traces of former mounting. Dimension: diameter: 32.2 cm.
Late 19th Century, attributed to Fratelli Toso, venetian Art Glass bowl with much included gold, applied tool-worked pink leaves and crystal foot with rolled edge; sharp pontil. 5" diameter, 2.5" high, 3" foot diameter. Excellent condition. c. 1890-1900. $14 US shipping for one; $20 for two. [two available]
6-sided, Reticulated 2-piece "lamp," yellow ground with raised enamel decoration in rose, green, blue and orange floral & scroll patterns, as well as 6 round cartouches, each a different flower. Shade is 6-5/8" tall, 4-1/2" - 5" largest diameter, 3-1/4" across base and top opening; shade and base together measure 9-1/8" tall...
Tang dynasty changsha bowl, 15cm diameter. Bowl has some glaze degradations (please see on the picture). No Repair.
Chinese Song dynasty longquan celadon dish with twin fish decorations. 20,5cm diameter. Good conditions except chipped on the foot rim (please see on the picture).
Chinese 18th century bronze tripod censer with sic character Xuande mark.13,5cm body diameter. 1032 gram weight. Good conditions, no crack, no dent, no repair.
A spectacular and unique woodcarving depicting a Singha Lion with Cubs masterfully hand carved
from a single tree trunk (heavy). Very fine craftsmanship, late 19th Century, Thailand. Good condition, Size: H. 28" (70 cm.) x W. 16" (40 cm.) x D. 12" (30 cm.) One of a kind.
This is very fine little oval footed celadon bowl with a fluted edge. The celadon is a particularly appealing soft green color unlike most that we have seen. There are fifteen rounded scalloped edges that then blend down into the center of the piece like petals. On the outside there are areas where the glaze did not adhere - mainly in a few of the grooves.
The dish measures 3" long by 2 1/8" wide - the bowl stands 3/4" deep on its shallow foot - and the base is 2" long by 1 1/4" wide...
A rare ancient agate bead made for wearing as a pendent or necklace. These beads date back to over 2,000 years. They have some kind of tiger influence in their shape and stripes..
Size: 3cm X 3cm. Condition: Excellent.
Purely elegant Art Nouveau brilliant emerald green glass large bulbous perfume flacon with fine silver overlay work. Rambling minutely detailed silver pendant flowers and undulating vines dance about the surface of the bottle. A complementing rounded stopper with silver florals completes the bottle. Stamped sterling. American circa 1900. Dimensions: 5 1/2" H.
Mid to Late Qing Dynasty
Size: Painting Length 98cm Width 35cm Entire work: Length 130cm Width 53cm
Beauty paintings have been ignored in the scholarship of Chinese painting. Only fairly recently Western scholars have taken interest in the subject matter, reflecting the sociological, economical, and historical significance these paintings serve in China and how it may have influenced in regions such as Japan...
Art Nouveau green glass vase with a pinched trumpet form top. A large chased silver open flower winds about the surface. Sweeping tendrils and vines complete the footed form. Stamped Deposit 821. American circa 1900. Dimensions: 5 7/8" H.
This Chavin 23-24K pure gold hammered pendant or nose ornament depicts the Chavin Monster/Dragon swallowing some poor sap whole with his head sticking out of the monster's mouth and blood spurting out of the top of his head. It is paper thin and 1 5/8" in diameter. This grizzly macabre scene is a true piece of pre-Columbian art. It has been verbally authenticated by a forensic laboratory specializing in pre-Columbian gold that uses 10 steps to pass authentication...
Rare depiction of the god Osiris in wood. Depicted mummiform. He is wearing the plumed Atef crown, fronted with ureas, with prominent facial details, arms bent at the elbow and against his chest. Ptolemaic Period, 300-32 B.C. 10 1/2 inches high. Remains of gesso and pigment. Mounted. From a North Carolina private collection, acquired in the 1970s.
Double-sided, stone Eye of Horus with elaborate design on back. Late Period, 600-300 B.C. 3/4 inch. Remains of glaze. Intact and pierced for suspension. From a Florida collection.
19th century golden lacquer netsuke of a sitting boy tugging at his face below his eye with a smiling expression, his tongue sticking out while he is hiding a toy drum / rattle behind his back. This gesture, called Bekkako, is from a child's game and translates as something like "see my eye" while teasing a playmate and inviting him to guess what is hidden behind your back...
19th century boxwood and ivory netsuke of a man seated on a cushion, his feet folded under him, an open book and a pipe in his lap, but instead of reading he is concentrating on the game of kamifuki. The object of the game is to blow away a strip of paper attached with its end to one’s forehead. Superb face with his lower lip raised to direct his breath towards the paper, open page shows Mount Fuji with clouds, birds in flight and several lines of poetry...
19th century ivory netsuke of standing Hotei (one of the 7 Gods of Good Luck and incarnation of Maitreya - the Buddha of the future), the bag on his back hanging off a staff with fungus finial and a scroll tied to it as well. Wonderful smiling face with beautifully etched stubble, nicely incised textile patterns, great staining and patina. Signed YOSHIYUKI on inlaid cinnabar plaque on the back - the artist is listed on p...