All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Enamel : Pre 1900 item #1324491 (stock #dhay1-10)
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This is a very fine Japanese cloisonne vase from the 1890's. The work is good enough to be Hayashi. The vase is rather large at 9 1/2 inches and loaded with fine detailing. It is not perfect and the price reflects this. At one time it was a lamp. The drill hole was nicely filled but there are several craze lines around the base. The rims appear to be silver or nickle. This is a beautiful rare piece of cloisonne.
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Americas : Pre Columbian : Stone : Pre AD 1000 item #1324485 (stock #108101)
Pre-Columbian, Mexico, Guerrero region, Mezcala, ca. 300 to 100 BCE. Mezcala carved stone figure showing appealing stylization of the figure's human physiognomy, carved from a beautiful green speckled stone, possibly epidote, with perforations through ears for suspension. The ancient artisans of this region were particularly adept at reducing the human body to simple, eloquent forms via a string cut technique. The result ironically appeals to a modernist taste for minimalism...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Americas : Pre Columbian : Pottery : Pre AD 1000 item #1324484 (stock #108082)
Pre-Columbian, Mexico, Guanajuato Valley, Chupicuaro culture, ca. 500 BCE to 300 CE. A huge vessel of the Chupicuaro ceramic tradition, known for its extensive variety of forms, as well as color palettes and decorative programs. This form, called a 'shoe' vessel, is adorned in a brownware finish with nubbin-like decorative appliques and a turned-out rim that is hand-painted in brilliant red and 'attached' to the body at four points. Size: 12-1/2"W (31.75 cm) x 5-3/4"H (14.61 cm)...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Americas : Pre Columbian : Pottery : Pre AD 1000 item #1324483 (stock #108081)
Pre-Columbian, West Mexico, Nayarit region, ca. 300 BCE to 300 CE. As ear flares go, they don't get much better than this! Pottery ear spool decorated with deep orange and red slip in zigzag pattern, then highly burnished. Absolutely lovely! Size: 1-3/4"L x 1-5/8"D.

Condition: Intact with small chips along edge, else excellent...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Americas : Pre Columbian : Pottery : Pre AD 1000 item #1324482 (stock #108077)
Pre-Columbian, West Mexico, Nayarit, ca. 300 BCE to 300 CE. Nicely formed bowl created by the ancient Nayarit. The beautiful and elaborate geometric decorative program is painted in red, orange, and black pigments, the interior a monochrome red. Size: 5-1/8" in diameter (13.02 cm) x 3"H (7.62 cm).

Condition: Intact with some chips on rim, expected wear from use and age...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Americas : Pre Columbian : Pottery : Pre AD 1000 item #1324481 (stock #108072)
Pre-Columbian, West Mexico, Colima, ca. 300 BCE to 300 CE. Small, ridged blackware bowl with a thick rim; there are two small holes on opposite sides of the rim as if it was hung from something. Size: 2-3/4" in diameter x 1" H (7 cm x 2-1/2 cm).

Condition: Bowl has been repaired but appears intact. One of the holes for suspending it has been enlarged...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Americas : Pre Columbian : Pottery : Pre AD 1000 item #1324480 (stock #108070)
Pre-Columbian, Mexico, Nayarit, Chinesco style, ca. 300 BCE to 300 CE. Standing pottery figure of indeterminate sex with coffee bean eyes, perforated ears and nose ring. Original pigment! Size: 6-1/2" x 2-3/4" x 1".

Condition: Intact with some original pigmentation and manganese deposits throughout.

Provenance: Ex-private Houston, TX collection acquired locally at auction house or gallery between 1989 and 1999.

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All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Americas : Pre Columbian : Pottery : Pre AD 1000 item #1324479 (stock #108061)
Pre-Columbian, West Mexico, Jalisco, ca. 200 BCE to 200 CE. A lively hand-built and modeled terracotta anthropomorphic effigy tripod vessel. The upper shoulder of the vessel is adorned with three human heads whose visages feature coffee bean shaped eyes, prominent noses, and open mouths. The personages are cleverly linked by their elongated arms, formed from clay coils with incised markings, and their hands which are held behind each of the three heads...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Americas : Pre Columbian : Pottery : Pre AD 1000 item #1324478 (stock #108045)
Pre-Columbian, West Mexico, Nayarit, ca. 300 BCE/CE. A lovely well decorated bowl. Somewhat shallow with interior reserved in brown, exterior with tan cross with brown squiggled lines...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Ancient World : Near Eastern : Metalwork : Pre AD 1000 item #1324476 (stock #108016)
Northwest Iran, ca. late 2nd to early 1st millennium BCE. Nice assortment of bronze objects. Included is a horse pendant, a small lance - probably used for surgical purposes, a large earring, a furniture handle and two clothing pins. Assembled in a Riker box. Size: 5-1/2"L for longest.

Condition: Mostly excellent, some with slight bends.

Provenance: Ex-private Houston, Texas collection acquired at local auction or art gallery between 1982 and 1999.

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All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Ancient World : Egyptian : Stone : Pre AD 1000 item #1324475 (stock #108008)
Egypt, Old Kingdom, ca. 2400 BCE. This is a small alabaster mace head with an interesting, pot-like shape. One side has a thick, red patina. Comes with a marble stand. Size with stand: 4" H x 3-1/2" L x 2-1/2" W (10 cm x 9 cm x 6 cm).

Condition: Intact, but with red dirt staining.

Provenance: Ex-private Houston, TX collection acquired at auction or local gallery between 1982 and 1994.

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All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Pre 1800 item #1324474 (stock #107412)
Japan, Soba Sojo School, Matsuya Jichosai or Suizan, ca. 1780 to 1800 CE. A published ink with color drawing with seal/signature, attributed to either Jichosai or Suizan, Japanese masters of satire, on a hand scroll of hand-made paper. The figures are wonderfully outlined with black ink and highlighted with pinkish flesh tones and occasional blue-green highlights. The iconography depicts multitudinous episodes of an exciting men's contest, replete with bold imagery, in which nude and scantily ...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Ancient World : Near Eastern : Pre AD 1000 item #1324473 (stock #107404)
Near East, Iran, ca. 9th century CE. This beautiful hairpin has an openwork pattern with square outside border design bordering the inner openwork chevrons. This is a very rare and fragile type. The top of the openwork panel originally terminated in open circles, three of which have broken off. Olive green patination. Includes custom stand. Size: piece itself measures 6-1/8" (15.5 cm).

Condition: Intact and excellent.

Provenance: E-private Harlan J. Berk collection, Chicago,...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Ancient World : Pre 1492 item #1324472 (stock #107206)
Nothern Europe, Viking, ca. 9th to 12th century CE. A breathtaking pair of 22+ karat gold hoop earrings adorned with inverted pyramidal terminals which are elaborately dressed in fine and copious granulation. Furthermore, large sections of the hoops are wrapped with gold wiring, making for an elegantly coiled framing of a sinuous or serpentine motif. Size: 8.6 grams for the pair; 1"L (2.54 cm) x 7/8"W (2.22 cm) x 1"W (2.54 cm).

Condition: Intact and near choice with all granules, very ...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Ancient World : Byzantine : Pre AD 1000 item #1324471 (stock #107202)
Eastern Mediterranean, ca. 8th to 10th century CE. Solid, 22+ karat gold in the form of an exquisite openwork cross with a large cabochon garnet in center and an ample suspension loop at top. A whopping 24.78 grams in gold weight. This accompanied by a matched pair of hair pendants with hinged loop in crescent shape. The pendants were actually worn in the hair with a bit of added perfume. Look closely and you'll see a Byzantine cross centrally depicted amidst the elaborate openwork. Combined...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Americas : Pre Columbian : Pottery : Pre AD 1000 item #1324470 (stock #107169)
Pre-Columbian, Mayan territories, Peten Guatemala, ca 550 to 800 CE. Large and vibrantly painted terracotta plate. In shades of red, black and orange in shallow form with decoration of four fruit-like glyphs, each similar yet different and possibly each with numbered sequence. As often seen, a kill hole has been placed in the exact center and was carefully drilled - not punched as is often seen. Size: 12-3/4" D (32.4 cm).

Condition: Repaired from 4 pieces, repaint only over breaks
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Woodblock Prints : Pre 1900 item #1324469
Utamaro, oban tate-e, a kneeling courtesan playing the samisen. Good impression, mild foxing, colours faded.
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Wood : Pre 1900 item #1324467 (stock #649)
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$200.00


'Go-shaku masu' (5 shaku masu) as a necessary living tool for measuring grains. (*'Shaku' - a unit of volume in old Japanese system of weights and measures (1 shaku = 0.018 liters))
Somehow but actually a sacred creation as is, with well-dried and "melted" texture, with naturally well-smoothened edge for high frequent use for the years. Aesthetic for hand and for sight.

approx. 8.7 x 8.7 x 5.2 cm (3.42 x 3.42 x 2.04in)




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