An Imari blue and white ceramic sake bottle in good condition. There are production flaws and loss of blue paint probably the result of touching another bottle in the kiln. Dates from early 20th century.
Height: 10 1/2"
Width at Widest: 6"
Base width: 3 3/8"
Weight: 2 pounds 8 ounces
A nicely designed water dropper with floral design relief on both sides. Comes with the original bronze lid. Size: L. 11cm. W. 8cm.
Condition: No repairs with a nice patina.
Antique Japanese woven bamboo traveling basket/trunk, with iron side handles and locks, an iron hinged top, lined in old light blue paper.
Size: 26" L x 16.5" W x 13" H
Japanese 6 panel screen depicting palace scenes of the Heian period, with lakes throughout, and figures in various pursuits. Condition: areas of loss and soil. (Sell As Is) Ink and color on paper. Stored In a wood box. Size: 68" high x 126" wide
Japanese 6 panel screen of a beauties in long gowns in a garden setting with a pavilion and large pine tree on a background of repeating gilt squares. Ink and color on paper Size: 48" high x 98" wide
Very unusual 19th century good size Chinese scholarâ€™s rock in a shape of a rootwood mountain with numerous caverns and richly textured surface resembling swirling clouds or solidified lava. Did not photograph well - photos came out too harsh. Very beautiful and unusual black inky finish, wonderful patina, rather heavy, very pleasant to the touch. Excellent piece in scholarâ€™s taste - one of the most attractive scholarâ€™s objects that I ever had. Length 10 inches, height 5 inches.
Unusual 19th century small two-sided Chinese table marble screen in hardwood frame and matching hardwood stand. Beautiful and rich dreamstone marble with natural design in black, white and shades of grey. Overlaid with yellowish soapstone depicting a twisted rock and a scholarâ€™s hut on a distant outcrop on the front and a walking lady in a robe on the reverse. Wonderful patina, in excellent condition, excellent object for a scholarâ€™s desk...
Nice Kobalt blue, very nice smooth glaze. Ming Dynasty Wanli period ( 1573 - 1620 ) Jingdezhen ware. Diameter : 16,5 cm. H : 17,9 cm. Condition : There is one crack to the neck towards the rim and another crack to the body of the Kendi. Since both cracks seem to be very old both cracks do not desturb the nice appearance of the piece. ( Please have a look at the enlargements )
Rare terracotta draped Corinthian column, the details of the capital and the drapery finely modeled.
The motif is uncommon and supposed to bear some funerary significance.
Behind the monograms ΠΓ.
A small vent hole below the inscription.
For a related item, cf. The British Museum Collection, inventory no. 1220.131, found at the Halikarnassos mausoleum excavations of 1857.
(East) Greek, late 2nd to 1st century BC
Hollow pomegranate with one segmented side. The fruit is pierced at either end for suspension.
The pomegranate is related to Persephone, the goddess of the underworld, and symbolizes fertility, overcoming of death and eternity. The fruit is also known as the food for the dead.
Greek South Italy, 300-250 BC
H. 6.8 cm (2.7 in), D. 8 cm (3.1 in)
Reconstituted from large fragments with much original white slip remaining. Fine condition...
Vividly modeled archaic kore wearing a polos and a long garment with a round collar.
Her arms are held forward, the palms facing open in the traditional gesture of prayer.
Remains of red pigment along the braids.
Greek, late 6th century BC
H. 13.6 cm (5.4 in)
H. with stand 14.6 cm (5.7 in)
Intact, fine condition. Her left eye blurred...
Seated monkey holding a baby ape with both arms on the lap. The animal slightly bent forward with legs pulled up.
Found in Sicily. Similar examples are reported from the Black Sea region and Herbert A. Cahn presumes that this could be an import from there.
Greek, end of the 6th century BC
H. 7.9 cm (3.1 in)
Intact, fine condition. Sintered surface.
Published: Herbert A. Cahn, MÃ¼nzen und Medaillen, Basel (Switzerland), lot no...
Magnificent tureen decorated with floral patterns. The handlles in the shape of gilded lion masks. The lid crowned by a gilded Foo dog. Dimensions: 34x22x26 cm. Condition: a 7 cm hairline in the bowl, otherwise perfect.
Naked dwarf squatting on a rectangular plinth and holding his hands in front of the belly. The head with big almond-shaped eyes, thick nose and nice archaic smile. The hair on the back with horizontal steps.
This kind of paunchy dwarf figurines is thought to be inspired by the dwarf god Paitakos, the Egyptian patron of children.
For a Rhodian example cf. S. Mollard-Besques, Catalogue RaisonnÃ© des Figurines et Reliefs en Terre-Cuite (1954) 38 fig...
Nicely modeled cornucopia with a bunch of grapes and a bread (?) between pomegranates emerging from it. The left pomegranate shows its segmented underside, the right one the calyx of the fruit.
The bottom of the cornucopia with a double ridge.
The horn was affixed to a larger figure, as deducible from the attaching point of a missing hand behind.
For a votive cornucopia, cf. inventory no. 1926,0930.18 in the British Museum collection...
Of oval shape with lovely feet in the shape of leaves (lotus ?). The inside richly decorated with panels with trmple gardens, flowers and butterflies. Originally this bowl was part of a large dinner service, commisioned by the Dutch East-India Company. Dimensions: 31x24x8 cm. Condition: one chip of 1x0,5 cm, otherwise perfect.
A blue and white porcelain bowls overpainted in The Netherlands in the 18th century. Decorated with flower baskets and insects in red, gold and green.
Diameter 14,5 cm. In perfect condition. Qianlong period (1736-1795).
Decorated with Chinese figures in a garden. H. 13 cm. Condition: minor chip to the lid, 5 cm hairline just above the footrim. Kangxi period (1662-1722).