AN IMPORTANT AMPHORA WITH VOLUTES, CANOSAN, ITALIAN STYLE, DATING CA. 4TH.-3RD. CENTURY BC.
A rare high amphora with to volutes with portraits of the sun-god. great terracotta with white decorations and remnants of more decor under earthern encrustations.
Size: 36-37 cm high vessel.
Condition: Incredibly this large vessel is basically intact, as find uncleaned...
A FINE BRONZE DAGGER BLADE WITH RIVETS FOR THE HANDLE, NORTH WESTERN IRAN, CA. 1000 BC.
A late and attractive large tanged bronze dagger with rivets and a prominent mid-rib, triangular blade.
Size: 29,5 cm.
Condition: Choice for type.
Framed painting. Anatomically correct skeleton striking a rather elegant pose. Black ink and gofun on brown paper. Unsigned. Japan, late Edo, early Meiji era. Mid 19th century.
Image: 35 x 13 inches. Japanese frame: ca. 43 x 17 ¾ inches.
Gofun rubbed here and there. Chip in frame. All in all excellent condition.
This is not a medical drawing, but an artistic rendering of the subject matter.
High quality bronze adze, ca. 2nd. millenium BC.
A beautiful axe or adze as this weapon is called. Finely cast with a short socket and a pair of powerful axe blades.
Size: 13 cm. long and 400-450 cm. heavy
VERY RARE BRONZE DAGGER WITH HANDLE, NORTH EAST IRAN, CA. 1200-800 BC.
Interesting dagger with a fine elaborate blade with central midrip, a very unusual guard and knuckle-shaped grip.
Size: 312 mm. long.
Condition: Superb. Very nice dark and lighter green patina, partly uncleaned.
A large and rare bronze lance, North-Eastern Iran, later bronzeage dating to the 2nd.-1st. millenium BC.
A very rare lance with a diamond shaped section between blade and tang. We have never sold a similar piece in 20 years after selling 100s of ancient bronze weapons!
A fine style weapon, impressive size and a fantastic azurite patina. Commonly termed Luristani by dealers and collectors.
Size: Near 39 cm...
AN UNUSUAL LARGE BACTRIAN BRONZE DAGGER, 3RD. MILLENIUM BC.
One of the earliest types of bronze daggers with a cast handle known. This dagger is highly unusual, due to it'e broad blade and handle and massive casting, comparing to other known specimens.
Size: ca. 29 cm. long, and a 53 mm. broad blade at it's widest point.
Condition: Choice and intact, the blade slightly bend and can be straigthened if so desired. Exceptional vivid azurite and green patina.
An eight-sided vase very finely decorated with famille rose / fencai enamels. This item was made in China, during the reign of the Jiaqing emperor (1795-1820). Condition - excellent - no damages and no restoration. 31.4cm (12.3inches) high...
Hanging scroll. Painting of the demon of Rashomon stealing back his severed arm from Watanabe no Tsuna. Dry-brush technique. Black ink, light colors and gofun on paper. Signed: Hoko (Yoshimitsu), seal Hoko. Japan, Meiji/Taisho era.
Newly mounted with original embroidered brocade.
Image: 24 x 12 ½ inches. Total length: 58 inches.
Some old water stains on brocade, some damage to embroidery, all in all very good condition.
DESCRIPTION: A rare Chinese carved ivory archer's thumb ring, probably 18th C., of cylindrical form with a luscious, aged patina. DIMENSIONS: 1" high (2.5 cm), 1 1/8" diameter (2.8 cm).
Archer's rings originated very early in Chinese history. Because Chinese archers typically used the thumb to draw and release their bow strings, they often required thumb protection in the form of a ring or leather guard...
An absolutely stunning Edo period (1700s) Kuro Oribe Chawan covered in thick, ink-black crackle glaze and some fine cream colour with symbolic decoration.
It has an unidentified kiln mark.
The slightly irregular kutsu-gata form settles easily into the palm of the hand, with the built up rim resting lightly on the fingers. A high quality Japanese wood box is part of the offer.
No chips or repairs. Only natural inborn kiln cracks...
A fine and very rare 16th century Ming dynasty antique Chinese celadon nephrite jade carving of a bat and fruit, the stone superbly carved with a bat clinging to the side of a large fruit, possibly a gourd, with stem and leafs to the reverse, the stone of grayish-celadon tone with good oily texture, suffused with speckles and veins of brown and streaks of black inclusions, the carving is precise with great detailing.
DATE : Chinese, Ming Dynasty or earlier, circa 16th Century.
Chinese Yixing Inner white Glaze cup
Republic Period or latter.
Size: Diameter 9.7cm Height 4.2cm
An interesting handled cup made from yixing clay. The exterior of the cup contains motif of plum blossoms crafted in a style as if the turned branch is growing from the cup itself. The inner section of the cup is glazed with a white color slip. No signature or seal is found.
A very striking antique monochrome Ultramarine/Powder Blue Peking Glass Snuff Bottle with continuous carving of a Dragon on both sides. Good condition. Size: H. 6 cm., 19th Century, China
A rare antique Chinese Celadon Green Jade Chimera-like Beast. Finely carved, 19th Century, quite possibly older, from an important estate. Size: 7.5 cm., 185 gr., good condition
Old farmhouse jizaikagi hearth hook that kept the pot stabilized over the irori or hearth in a minka or traditional japanese farmhouse. Made of Zelkova or keyaki, the highest grade wood in Japan indicating it was from a well to do family. Almost art deco as an art object, the condition is excellent. It is original ad hasn`t been polished. There are many fake ones on the market; this is real. End of Meiji Period C.1910. Ask for shipping quote. H:18" x W: 12"
This is a beautiful 6 inch cloisonne enamel vase By Namikawa Sosuke. It is not signed but larger vases just like this one are signed by Sosuke. I have seen them and have the images. Condition is very good but under the top silver rim a tiny bit of U-shaped surface crazing can be seen.
Antique Chinese robe made with gorgeous blue silk, lined with forest green silk, edged in bright multicolor threading, and adorned all over with large, bright flowers and fleur de lys motifs in forbidden stitching. It has a mandarin collar with front fastenings down. This robe was owed by movie actress Mary Pickford.
Size: 47" height, 60" width