MOCHE EROTIC VESSEL. Ca. A.D. 200 - 400 Ex Private New York collection. Height of 10 inches and width of 7 inches. Filling and pouring from wide slightly flared top of 3 inch diameter. Two skeletal beings with male having left arm over the shoulder of the female and right hand stimulating the genitalia of the female. The left arm of the female in relief the right arm not visible. The male having a over shoulder cape...
A superb Colima bowl from West Mexico, ca. 300 BC – 300 AD. This choice Comala phase example is 7-1/4” in diameter and is decorated with a trio of serpents, executed in relief. The slip is highly burnished and shows good mineral deposits, with strong calcification on the inside.
An excellent Colima figure from West Mexico, ca. 300 BC – 300 AD. This seated hollow-bodied male is 6-1/2” high and is posed with hands resting on his legs. He is adorned with a simple headdress and large ear ornaments. His clothing and additional jewelry is indicated with black and white paint over the red slip. In exceptional condition, with strong dendrites and calcification.
A carved ivory children lock with two lion heads playing with a ball. The front and the backside are carved with Chinese characters (8 in total). In good condition. Size 7 x 6.5 cm. 18/19th. century.
This is a striking oval shaped blue and white Ko-Imari bowl with a design in the center of a curled dragon. The sides of the bowl are lightly fluted in a low relief petal design. The rim has a dark brown glaze and is very slightly fluted. The bowl measures 7.3" long by 4.5" wide and is 1.6" deep. (The stand in photo #1 is not included.) It has a slight tilt to it - whether by design or a bit of mis-shaping in the kiln - it is not possible to say...
Nicely carved sitting Buddha from the 19th. century. In good condition. Height with stand 25 cm. Without stand 20 cm.
The sitting Guanyin has a beautiful, serene expression on her ivory face. She holds a ruyi in her ivory right hand and an ivory water jug in her left hand. Signed and in very good condition. China. Height 15.5 cm.
Superb terracotta figure of a boy clad in a heavy himation. His left arm is bent underneath the clothes to point towards the head. The right arm runs along the body.
The plain composition of the garment accentuates the superb modeling of the head. The boy shows a stern gaze, his hair covers the ears. He wears the Macedonian cap known as kausia.
Modeled from two halves with a square vent hole on the back.
For a related example, cf. pl. 34, figure a, in: Simone Besques...
TITLE: Hunchbacked dwarf
CULTURE: Colima, West Mexico
PERIOD: 200 B.C. – 200 A.D.
SIZE: Height 23.8 cm
PRICE: 4.800 euro
PROVENANCE: From the collection of Dr. John E. Frost, Houston, Texas (U.S.A.). Acquired from the Harmer Rooke Gallery, New York, in the decade 1970-1980.
CONDITION: Intact and in perfect condition.
Effigy of a hunchbacked dwarf modelled in an intense red coloured ceramic...
Lovely terracotta figure of a woman in pensive pose with her chin resting on her right hand.
The small head is tilted forward and slightly to the right, the hair is parted and arranged as a melon coiffure.
The right arm is bent underneath a heavy himation while the left hand is raised to the waist level to hold some drapery. The pleats of the thin undergarment, the chiton, accentuate the long-legged contrapposto...
TITLE: Greek marble draped torso of a woman.
PERIOD: 4th century BC.
MATERIAL: Greek marble
DIMENSIONS: 67,3 cm height
PRICE: On request
PROVENANCE: European private collection, 1960’s.
PUBLISHED: Antiquities, christie’s New York, 6 december 2007, lot 12, pages 100 and 101.
CONDITIONS: Missing the head and a portion of the left wand. The piece is preserved unrestored and with a nice reddish patina...
TITLE: Krater with floral decoration
CULTURE: Ancient Egypt
PERIOD: Roman period, 2nd-3rd Century A.D.
SIZE: Height 22.5 cm and diameter 25 cm
PRICE: 7.500 Euros.
PROVENANCE: Private collection in Portugal. French private collection, acquired in 1990.
STATE OF CONSERVATION: In good condition with some restoration on the top of the rim.
This is a faience krater for the mixing of wine with water...
TITLE: Isis Aphrodite
PERIOD: Circa 1st – 2nd century A.D. Possibly Syria or Egypt.
SIZE: Height 23 cm.
PRICE: On request
PROVENANCE: Private French collection...
TITLE: Chinesco figure
CULTURE: Nayarit (Chinesco), Western Mexico.
PERIOD: 200 A.D. – 600 A.D.
MATERIAL: polychrome ceramic
SIZE: height 25 cm
PRICE: 5.000 €
PROVENANCE: American private collection from the Dr. Ivan Jeanne Weiler, Urbana, Illinois.
CONDITIONS: In a perfect state of conservation, with the original polychromy and shine preserved. This ítem is provided of cultural export license and termoluminiscence test.
The figure which we are dealing with are examples of what ...
TITLE: Head of a Grotesque
CULTURE: Greek, Hellenistic period.
PERIOD: c. 2nd - 1st century B.C.
DIMENSIONS: Height 4,5 cm
PROVENANCE: Old English collection, 1970.
CONDITIONS: Very fine quality. With original polychromies.
This piece is a beautiful example of a grotesque head from the Hellenistic Period.
In archaeology, the term "grotesque" designates an important class of objects, generally of small siz...
A Japanese stained ivory snuff bottle engraved with dragons and clouds on a red ground within a stylised black border. Four-character Qianlong mark within the foot. Height: 10.4 cm. c. 1900.
An 18th century ink painting of bamboo by the founder of the Mochizuki school. It is accompanied by a poetic inscription by an unknown artist.
Painted on paper the work is in very good condition. It has recently been re-framed and presents very nicely.
The image measures 16'' by 21'' (40 by 55 cm). The scroll measures 48'' by 22'' (122 by 57 cm).
Mochizuki Gyokusen (1673-1755). The founder of the Kyoto based Mochizuki school of painting. He originally studied under Tosa Mitsunari bef...
Much sought after/rare genuine antique Peking Glass Green Leopard Guru Beads. QING Dynasty,
approximately 200 years old. 32 beads available measuring 12-13 mm. each in diameter. From the estate of a serious bead collector. These exquisite beads are dark clear green on a light green uniform background and in very good condition
(no cracks or chips whatsoever). Will consider selling individual beads on good offers.