18th- 19th c English or Colonial Brass Spectacles- Glasses , some number markings no signature. The arms in rough shape but solid.
Exceptional pair of antique French Gilt Bronze Fireplace Chenet in the form of Dionysian children seated on a plinth and eating grapes, and with foliate and cyma curved decoration. 18th/19th Century.
Each Approx.: 12.5" x 12.5" x 5.5 deep
Lovely hand painted Japanese Kutani tea caddy with inner lid. The jar features birds in flight, a slight crackle finish, gold accents, and is in excellent condition. There are no chips, no cracks, no hairlines, no repairs. It is signed on the bottom.
The tea caddy measures about 5.75 Inches (14.6 cm)tall. Circa 1900.
Japanese Genroku Period Imari Tokkuri sake bottle in 4-sided rectangular form. From the early 1700's. Blue on white porcelain base with red and gold overglaze enamels in a floral design. 10 1/2" tall by 4 1/4" by 4 1/4".
Scroll painting of a compact, standing and growling tiger, against a rocky background. Ink, mineral colors and gofun on paper. Signed Bunpo. Seals: the first unidentified, the second reading Bunpo no in. Japan Edo period, mid-19th century.
Image: 36 ¾ x 14 ¼ inches.
Mounting: ca. 68 x 19 inches.
Some old restored worm damage in upper area, old creases restored, few stains, all in all excellent condition.
Possibly Nakagawa Bunpo (1791-1867)
18th century wooden netsuke of a seated wolf with its paw on a carapace of a turtle. Extraordinary strong early carving with bold design and superb detailing: see the exaggerated narrowness of its snout and shoulder blades sticking out. Superb wear and patina, great hairwork, eyes are double inlaid making its face look alive. Himotoshi is formed by its tail on the bottom. Signed TOMOTADA in rectangular reserve on the bottom - I strongly believe the piece to be by the master himself...
Late 18th to early 19th century netsuke of a shishi (Buddhist lion) mother with young, their front paws on a huge ball, all on a fan shaped base. Strong early piece with wonderful wear and beautiful patina consistent with age. Excellent hairwork (see its mane and bushy tail), old age lines, loose ball in mother’s mouth, beautifully incised wave pattern around the base. Netsuke of characteristic early triangular section, wonderful sculpture. Length 2 1/4 inches.
19th century walrus tusk netsuke of a kneeling man wearing kimono pressing down a catfish with a double gourd in his hands. Catfish (Namazu) is believed to cause earthquakes, and the netsuke illustrates a proverbial sentence “A gourd against a namazu” meaning useless effort similar to trying to catch a slippery fish with a gourd. Superb carving of his face, nice depiction of his hair and robe patterns, great staining, eyes of the fish are inlaid with dark horn...
19th century boxwood netsuke of a man sitting on his knees and grinning widely while patting himself on the head, and holding an open fan in his hand. Most probably the netsuke represents a street entertainer. Wood is lacquered in Negoro style - red lacquer over brown, so as it wears the brown and later wood start showing. Nicely carved, great wear and patina, good feel of age to the piece. Height 1 5/16 inches.
Middle Bronze Age Juglet, Holy Land, ca. 1850-1550 B.C. From the time of Biblical Abraham.
Measurements: 4-5/16" in height.
A superb Egyptian Limestone Mold fragment of a goose, ca. 664-343 B.C. Late Period. Custom stand included.
Measurements: 5" in length x 2-3/4" in height.
A fine Gnathian Teano Ware Plate from Greece, ca. 340-320 B.C. Band of wave encircling a stamped pattern.
Measurement:5-11/16" in diameter x 1-7/8" in height.
Small hollow cast bronze figure of the sitting Shaka Nyorai, his hands folded in mudra in his lap. Originally an applique on an enormous bronze mandorla to a much larger Buddhist deity. Beautiful dark brown patina. Japan, Edo period, 19th century or earlier.
H 6 ¼ inches.
Two holes drilled in the back for former mounting, otherwise excellent condition.
This ingenious antique Chinese pillow expands and contracts so it can be used as either a double and single pillows. The wooden ends have hand carved floral decoration. The head rest areas are bamboo and the individual rails are wooden. As expected,there are a few nicks to the finish which are consistent with a 100 yrs plus daily use item.
This classy brooch highlights a large amethyst with a row of seed pearls, surrounded by an enameled key pattern. Marked 14k, and signed by the Riker Bros. of Newark, NJ, it measures 1-3/16” x 13/16” and weighs 8.0g. It is in excellent condition, overall, but with a very small ding to the upper left edge, and very tiny pitting in the enamel, which isn’t visible without a loupe. Please read this description and look at the photos very carefully, as we are not responsible for buyer remorse...
This is a finely hand-carved 19th century netsuke depicting a Horse outfitted with an elegant saddle that appears standing on a base that functions as a Seal. The seal shows traces of ink. An opening in the middle of the seal serves as chimney himotoshi. It has a rich patina and shows a luster and smooth surface.
Netsuke measures 0,42 inches (1.1cm) wide, 1.34 inches (3.4cm) wide, and 1.15 inches (2.9cm) tall. It is in excellent preserved condition.
This is another example of a Mythical Animal or Demon. It has the body of a dragon with deep delineated scales and large claws instead of hands, a demon face with goat-styled horns, and lion-style hair. Its tail that wraps around its feet. It is signed.
It measures 0.97 inches (2.4cm) wide, and 1.97 inches (5.0cm) tall. It is in excellent preserved condition.
A pair of 19th century screens by important artist Mori Kansai. Ink and applied gold flake on paper in a patterned silk border with black lacquered wooden frame featuring fine brass hardware. Each is 376 x 171 cm (148 x 67-1/2 inches)...