A natural amber plaque mounted with silver and fashioned as a pendant. Two insects are visible , captured in the fossil at the time of its formation. The actual colour is very close to the pictures. size: 7 cm x 6 cm. condition: excellent
A very rare an unusual solid gold disc jewelry. It is unusual on how it was made with a gold bar inserted with two pins holding it in place. Nice collector's gold item.
Size: See last photo
Sung-Ming Dynasty Guanyin head from a life size Temple statue, rare piece from the Ping yao region . The head made of stucco mud earth over a straw core with cold paint pigments . Size H 14" W12" overall H 18". Due to weight and stability this piece will be packed by the UPS store.
A faience Ptah amulet with a hieroglyphic inscription on the back. Pierced for suspension behind the neck. Late Period, 600-300 B.C. 1 1/2 inches high. Fragmentary. Ex. Belgian collection of Mary Seegers, 1970s.
A green faience head of a lion, possibly the head of Sekhmet. Top of head, pierced for suspension. Late Period, 600-300 B.C. 1 1/8 inches high. Losses as shown. Ex. Belgian collection of Mary Seegers, 1970s.
An Arita soba choko, inoguchi, decorated with two panels of quite crudely painted Peonies, and two narrower panels containing a Peach branch with three fruits. An hakami border to the base of the beaker. Diaper border to the rim and gobenka motif within a double ring to the well of the beaker. It measures 8.3cm in diameter and stands 6.8cm high and is in good condition with no cracks, chips or restoration. Shipping at Cost
An Arita Soba Choko painted a ground of triangular shaped reserves with a window containing a so-called Tang flower, karahanamon, a flower of precious appearance. The foot is decorated with a so-called hakama border pattern, and the interior of the rim is decorated with a diaper border and a Three Friends of Winter ring, kanjō shōchikubai, within a double ring within the well of the beaker...
An Arita Soba Choko decorated with an overlapping pattern of Peony petals, sō botan hanabira bun, with a window containing a pair of auspicious Precious Objects, a Fly Whisk and three Scrolls bound, by ribbons, mado e takara. This motif appears to have been borrowed from Chinese Kraak style patterns of the late Ming period...
A turquoise faience amulet of Imsety, depicted mummiform. He was one of the four sons of Horus, protector of the liver and the guardian of the South. Late Period, 600-300 B.C. 1 7/8 inches high. Small chip on bak of head. Ex. Belgian collection of Mary Seegers, 1970s
The seated goddess, wearing the horned disc crown, sitting on a decorated throne and offering her breast to her son, Horus. Ptolemaic Period, 300-30 B.C. 2 inches high. Losses as shown. Ex. Belgian collection of Mary Seegers, 1970s.
A Wood carving depicting the Medicine Buddha, Bhaisajyaguru, holding the stem of the Aruna fruit ( Myrobalan ) on his right hand and a bowl in the left (missing). H. 10 cm. Early 19th cent. Condition: Good a part the missing bowl.
Very nice display cabinet asymmetrical glazed doors and shelves. The lower doors have Japanese figures decoration in ivory, mother of pearl and gold lacquer. The top of the unit has a "hat" from which emerges a gilded dragon. Between the top and bottom of the cabinet a gilded crane forms the support. Signed on 2 sides of the bottom G. Viardot.
Origin: France. Period around 1870. In good condition.
Dimensions :85xH162cm (33"xH64")
A New Kingdom terracotta mold for an eye amulet. 1300-1000 B.C. 1 inch long. Intact. Ex. NY collection of Alex Malloy, 1970s.
A New Kingdom terracotta mold for a baboon amulet. 1300-1000 B.C. 1 1/4 inches long. Intact. Ex. NY collection of Alex Malloy, 1970s.
very important ntomo mask ,bamana ,this type of mask belonged to Young boys not yet circumcised The small mouth makes reference to the most important message of that society control of the speech and silence virtues The 8 horns in comb shape srmounting the head are an allusion to the feminine sex .this mask can be situated at the end of 19th century beginning of 20th.Ex andre schoeller ,ex dot beppe berna ,ex private collection belgium
Fine & Rare Chinese Neolithic Pottery Bottle - Banpo (c. 4800 - 4300 BC)
This superb and very rare pottery bottle was made over 6,000 years ago during the Banpo phase (c. 4800 - 4300 BC) of the Yangshao culture. A simple design but certainly an item of beauty. It is "heavily-potted" and quite highly-fired, having a distinct ring when tapped. It has a fine burnished surface, delightfully smooth to the touch.
Height 19.5 cm (7.5 inches)...
Very Rare Chinese Neolithic Banpo Pottery Bottle (c. 4800 - 4300 BC)
This very rare pottery bottle of particularly elegant form was made over 6,000 years ago by peoples of the Banpo Phase (c.4800 - 4300 BC) of the Yangshao culture from present day Shaanxi province. It is of a reddish pottery with a finely burnished surface making it very smooth to the touch...
Chinese Neolithic Siwa Culture Black Pottery Amphora
with Mark to Base & Oxford TL Test
This superb pottery vessel was made over 3,000 years ago by peoples of the Siwa Culture (c.1350 BC) from present day Gansu or Qinghai province. It is finely constructed with high handles, a saddle-shaped mouth and a wide body. Pottery jars from the Siwa culture are rarer than those of the preceding Qijia and Majiayao cultures and most known examples are made from an orange or buff coloured pottery...