IMPORTANT PERFECTLY CARVED AND POLISHED DRAGON BELTHOOK, DATING TO THE QING OR CHIEN DYNASTY, PERIOD CHIEN LUNG, 18TH./19 CENTURY AD.
Beautiful artistic dragon belt hook, guaranteed over 200 years old. The belthook is superb in stone quality, perfectly carved and polished with fine antique surfaces, only seen on the really old jade.
Size: 88 mm.
AN IMPORTANT AND EXTREMELY RARE CELADON JADE CAT WITH VERY OLD PROVENANCE, GUARANTEED MING DYNASTY 1368-1644 AD.
A fine jade cat in pale celadon jade with fine redish inclusions. This cat is rare and extremely attractive. The style of carving typical for the Ming Dynasty carvers. Done in an artistic naive style, with the typical hand tool marks from the period.
Size: Massive 45 mm. long, weighing 44.63 grams...
Cylinder shaped (hanzutsu) tea bowl made of light, fine, unrefined Mino clay. The style of the foot lets it appear contemporary with the late Oribe bowls. But the shape of the expertly thrown body, the orange skin effect on the typical Shino glaze with beautiful orange 'fire colour' recalls the days of the single chamber kilns, but the glaze and the somewhat irregular foot is typical for the late production of the 1620's at the Motoyashiki and Kamagane kilns...
AN IMPORTANT COMPLETE TRAVELLERS SET IN BRONZE OF KNIFE NEEDLE AND AND PAIR OF TWEEZERS, Iranian, dating 2nd.-1st. millenium BC.
A wonderful set, complete and still in the original bronze wire loop. A version of the worlds first miniature repair and medical kit, comparable with the Swiss knife or a 3 in 1 tool that we know today. This set was likely produced and sold to travellers in antiquity!
Size: Knife in the set measure ca...
A truly interesting cup made by Daum, the legendary Art Nouveau studio, maker of high quality pâte de verre (glass paste) works since 1878.
This particular piece is made using the intercalaire technique, where the decoration is inserted between two layers of glass; a delicate process also used by Emile Gallé. Here, Monet-like impressionist yellow and white flowers radiate the energy of a more tranquil era.
The cup is in very good condition...
Japanese lacquered burl-wood kayakuire (gunpowder flask) with the neck and cap of hone.
Measurements :6 5/8" (16.8 cm)
Weight about : 53 grams.
It is in good condition
Boldly incised with blossoms and leaves, under a cream and bright leaf green and amber glaze. Comes with a certificate from Chinese Government Auction House. Size 16.5cm.Diam.Age: Liao(907-1125AD)
Condition: Good. Small repair on part of the rim.(See Photos)
A authentic Tang pottery figure of a court lady standing quietly erect with an upswept hairdo. Her hair, face and neck are left unglazed (except for some small impromptu splashes of amber glaze). Her elegant long robe is colored with an amber glaze.Comes with a certificate from a Chinese Government auction house.
Period: Tang (618 - 907 AD)
Size: Height = 24.5 cm (9-5/8 inches)
Condition: Very good. Has no breaks...
This is a tea caddy of Japanese KARATSU pottery ware. This was made about 130 years ago in the mid Meiji period, circa 1880s. The caddy measures 2.2" diameter at is widest and is 2.3" high. It is in excellent condition with no chips, cracks or restorations. The glaze is a dark tan to medium brown crackle glaze. The decoration is very strong - three sets of double rings with dark spots arranged at random along the rings...
Fine antique Chinese Export Rose Medallion porcelain punch bowl. Very good condition. 11.5" diameter.
Exceptionally large Chinese bronze censer with well cast Xuande seal mark on base. 13.5" diameter. 8.5" tall.
Mimbres sun bowl with multiple different designs ca. 1100 to 1300 ad., this bowl was shaped into what is called a pouring bowl, it has a sun painted in bottom with several different designs(very busy bowl)due to the sun being drawn in the bottom I would call this a picture bowl, effigy of the sun. It is approx.: 9-1/2" round X 4" high...
An 18th century (mid Edo) Murasaki Odoshi Kuro Nuri Nimai Tosei Do Gusoku with a 62 plate Tsuji Kabuto with 5 lame Shikoro. Me-no-shita Ho with 4 tier nodokake. 7 piece Chu-sode and a Nimai Nuinobe-do from which are suspended 7 rows of Gessan. Bear fur lines the bottom row of the shikoro, Sode, nodokake and gessan and all are laced in the So-odoshi style...
Fine 18th Century Chinese quatrefoil blue and white porcelain tea bowl and saucer with delicate applied roses. Border and central butterfly in underglaze blue on bowl and saucer. Fantastic set in very good condition.
Chinese large yixing ware basket, with a small shell and two small yixing crabs clutching its sides. Engraved signature on bottom by rare artist. Small losses.
Gorgeous antique sterling silver screw top lid and gorgeous emerald green glass perfume bottle with matching stopper. The silver is hallmarked London 1918 and made by J H Worrall, Son & Co. The glass is marked on one side The Crown Perfumery Company London. The bottle measures 3.5" high and 1.5" across. There are no chips or cracks to the glass and the silver has only a couple of pindot dents that are not noticeable, but mentioned for clarity. In remarkable condition for its age!
Wonderful antique majolica green leaf strawberry handled platter that dates to the 1870's. The coloring is gorgeous with strawberry leafs, berries, and stems. It measures 10.5" wide from handle to handle and 9" high. There are no chips or cracks and no markings. A beautiful piece!
Pair of antique Japanese candlestick holders. Very well crafted bronze cranes standing upon Japanese turtles. One crane is seen holding a branch that reaches up to hold a candle. One candle holder is missing. Very nice details with a signed seal on the bottom.
Meiji Period (1868 - 1912)
Dimensions: Tall Crane 19 1/2" High X 7" Long X 4" Wide
Smaller Crane 9 1/2" High X 5 1/2" Long X 3 1/2" Wide