DESCRIPTION: An unusual and quite old (18th C.) copper box toggle in the form of a peach, the Chinese symbol of longevity. Probably used as both a toggle and tobacco container, the two halves have a tightly fitting overlapping seal, with two loops forming the hinge at the stem point. This large solid copper toggle has a rich, aged patina and is in fine condition with minor signs of wear, as to be expected. DIMENSIONS: Approximately 2 1/4” long, tip to tip (5.7 cm) x 1 ¾” diameter (4.5 cm)...
Little distorted half cylinder shaped (kutsugata) tea bowl made of light, coarse, unrefined Mino clay.
The expertly thrown body is covered with the typical black iron oxide glaze inside and outside...
18th Century fine White nephrite jade snuff bottle
A well -hollowed of fattened rounded form with a cylindrical neck, plat lips; the evenly -hued translucent stone with finely crafted orange peel feel skin surface.
7 cm tall x 5.5 cm width
18th Century , China
This bottle was illustrated in Margaret Hamilton's book " Oriental Snuff Bottles"
This is cloth for decoration of the horses. It is hemp spun by hand. This was used in North Iwate in the Edo era. And this is an item very happy used at the time of wedding ceremony and sacred rites. This was dyed in technique of Tsutsugaki. This was dyed with a natural indigo plant. Two central turnips are family coats of arms. The size of a square frame around it is 66cm x 122cm (48 25.9 "x")...
This Pearlware relief moulded hunt jug with greyhound handle was possibly made by John Hall & Sons Burslem during the period 1822-32. Trimmed in green, it features stag hunting scenes on both sides, with a fruiting vine decoration under the rim. It is in very good condition apart from a very fine 20mm long firing crack to the base and some faint crazing. It stands 165mm high.
Antique Japanese two-section tansu with a medium finish, kiri wood (paulownia) front and sugi (cedar) sides, simple iron hirute-shaped handles, round central lockplates, and pierced corner hardware. Meiji age c1900.
Size: 42.75" height, 34" width, 16" depth
Beautiful vintage Chinese carved jadeite dragon gilt silver pin brooch.
2inch long x 0.75 inch width.
Embroidered Hebao pouch
Embroidered Hebao Beautiful Embroidered Hebao, embroidered in knot-stitch with pavillions, landscape, butterflies and trees to a cream ground; 4 inches (11 cm)} [small losses and wears) ] Circa: 19th Century
Beautiful Japanese Marquetry inlaid Table, lots of Marquetry designs are displayed in this three(3) functional table, all in one(1) table, becomes to a Book Stand, a Chess table and a Sewing or Work Table, 33 1/2" high, 13" deep, 35 1/2" wide when it is open, 17 1/2" wide when two(2) leaves are closed on both side, with inlaid bracket support in the back and front on both side...
Matched pair of deep green well potted porcelain squat rounded cachepots with high shoulders from the latter part of Qing Dynasty, drilled for lamps in center or hand painted blue double rings with white interiors, in great condition with few flea bite to bases, no tops measuring 9 x 8.5 inches
Japanese woodblock print by shin-hanga artist Kawase Hasui (1883-1957) titled "Rainy Yasuniwa, Nagano Prefecture", Hotei #480. Titled and signed, with 6mm cartouche in bottom right corner. Framed.
Size: (entire frame) 15" height, 20.25" width (artwork only) 10" height, 14" width
Glorious porcelain jar in Imperial Yellow finely potted, classic shape and form with double rings hand painted; once mounted as a lamp in the 1920/30s it has punched hole in bottom and a brass ring surrounds the base rim.This jar has finely turned rim with clean white edge reminiscent of pieces from the imperial kilns of that era. It has no cover and there is a small hairline on short neck that is tight, see photos
Antique Japanese small vanity chest made of burlwood with a nice shine. It has an open back and its sides are pierced with cloud shapes. Its four drawers are of varied size and may be used to store jewelry, cosmetics, or other small trinkets.
Size: 14.25" height, 13.5" width, 9.5" depth
This well patinated dark stamped brass oval filled with lead has puppy paws fasteners, the lead is scratched multiple times and in very good condition, measuring 3.5 x 2.25 inches. this buckle plate has seen usage as demonstrated by wear on puppy paw fasteners, see photos. Nice piece of millitaria in good presentable condition
Federal sword belt plate, regulation 1851, eagle with silver plated integral wreath, stars and banner. This buckle was used by generals on both sides in this conflicts and is also known as the J.E.B. Stuart model. While researching this buckle I couldn't find a comparable equivalent or one in as near mint condition or of a higher grade. Although it is missing it's receiver and has wear to silverplate I would compare this to the best available...
This is an exquisitely patinaed Demi Lune Game Table made from mahogany at the beginning of the 19th century during the First French Empire with a slightly influence toward the Louis XVI style just a couple of decades earlier. This elegantly simple piece can be presented as a console in a entrance or between a pair of windows thanks to its demi-lune shape...
This is a very appealing late 19th Century Rococo Commode made from an exquisitely patinaed walnut, highlighted by its original serpentine shaped Orange Jura Brocatelle marble sitting upon a lovely bombe facade offering a great storage capacity thanks to a total of 4 drawers, all mounted with their original bronze acanthus shaped handles and escutcheons, adorably accented with floral patterns and supported by intricately sculpted cabriole legs...
this exquisite vase with numerous inscriptions and incredible arabesque knot and scroll work, of very fine caliber and shows mastery of metalwork, see photos to examine the engraving to see the scope of this piece which at one time was gilded with traces remaining.this is the finest Middle Eastern brass I have had.