TEMPO 4 1833
Antique serving box tray reusing the wooden boards with calligraphic graffiti from the Edo period (Tempo 4 as 1833) in after years, like a reasonable "Intuition".
Originally a picture scroll (emaki) of very rare motif of Fart Battle (Hohi Gassen) from Muromachi period, 15th century, arranged with folding screen (byobu) in the late Edo - early Meiji period as considered.
This motif of Fart Battle painted originally by Toba Sojo a.k.a...
KO KARATSU CHAWAN
Uniquely different style and taste of scarce and subtle initial Karatsu stoneware tea bowl (Ko Karatsu chawan) from Shiinomine-kiln in Imari, Saga prefecture, Early Edo period, 17th century,
as more sensitive and elegant make which is strongly influenced by (or more like synchronized with) Arita porcelain ware if compared to the other rough and wild karatsu chawan of well-known type.
Smoothly round chawan of sharp thin-make in lovely...
19th Century Antique French Louis XV Provencal Oak Buffet
It is all about the stones with this old Mexican silver jewel. The color is truly unreal. They swirl bright green, beige brown, ocean blue and hues of gold. I can not put a label on the stone for certain however they are all original. One looks brighter green from the side shots but the teal color is on both of it's sides. The bright green also sparks from the other stones as well. I have paired it with a bracelet also listed on my site with another fine green stone hallmarked by REMY...
An adorable wrought iron chandelier made by the first part of the 20th century boasting an impressively scrolled iron frame providing 3 arms that must be rewired to the US Standard. Circa date 1910. Dimensions: 31”high with chain/ 23 ¾”wide
DRAGON CONFECTIONARY PLATE
Faithfully copied from Chinese footed bronze plate as art of 'utsushi'(Japanese art form of "re-creation"), but by different materials as wood and lacquer.
Exactly like the mature chinese bronze plate with details, and amazingly thin-make and right-weight, as a masterpiece expressing the refinedness of craftsmanship in Meiji period.
Attached with wooden box signed "Ancient Chinese four‐footed confectionary ware" in black in...
A polychrome Dutch Delft tankard copying an Iznik form. Height: 19.8 cm. 18th cent.
A long hairline crack on one side which runs from lip to base (see photos). Old chip to handle. Glaze crack at base of handle. No other faults.
An austere cylindrical Chinese bronze censer with lobed handles. Height: 7.6 cm. Probably 19th cent.
Polished. The base, which probably had a Xuande mark, has been replaced. This is a neat, old repair.
An attractive pink soapstone boulder composed of fo dogs, mounted on a plinth. Height: 10.5 cm. Nineteenth cent.
No damage. There are some quite deep fissures in the rock, but no evidence of repair. Minor surface scuffs .
An inside-painted glass snuff bottle attractively painted with children playing games. Signed. Jade stopper. Height: 8.5 cm. 20th cent. Collector’s label.
The stopper has lost its spoon. No other faults.
A brass mandarin hat button set with an opaque blue glass ball. Height: 5.4 cm. c 1900.
Perfect condition. The ball is firmly mounted.
A rare miniature Thai silver gilt niello teapot engraved with a floral motif. Height: 8.5 cm. Late 19th cent.
Handle missing. No other damage.
The form of the teapot resembles the miniature Cantonese teapots of the same period.
A Chinese export verte imari octagonal platter enamelled with a lotus blossom under willow within a similar border with reserves of bamboo and peony. Width: 33.6 cm. Kangxi (1662-1722).
There is a long hairline (stabilised) with associated chip running from the top right to the centre of the dish (see detail). approx. 14.0 cm...
A beautiful and massive Bookcase made from solid and nicely patinaed walnut during the Renaissance revival period by the second half of the 19th Century following the Napoleon III era. This tall piece is mounted by a large flat molded gadrooned cornice sitting upon a step-back facade, elegantly flanked by long tapered turned fluted columns, featuring a pair of glass doors revealing a spacious storage/ display compartment with adjustable shelves, all standing on ball feet providing stability...
A beautiful Louis XV Rococo Nightstand made from an exquisitely patinaed walnut by the end of the 19th century. This lovely piece is topped by its original Rouge Royal serpentine shaped inset marble sitting upon a straight facade providing a single drawer above a recessed paneled doors accented with an intricately sculpted acanthus leaf. The pediment consists of four graceful cabriole legs on escargot feet, each highlighted with acanthus patterns...
This is a magnificent Trunk made from solid and beautifully patinaed oak at the beginning of the 18th century around the end of the Louis XIV period (1638-1715), originally coming from Salon de Provence in the south of France (City of Nostradamus). This stunning piece is boasting a stunning facade accented with intricate embellishment consisting of the classical Moorish arches with rose window motifs while the sides are sculpted with linen-fold pattern...
Massive, vintage, sterling silver and genuine, untreated butterscotch, egg yolk amber ring. Top of this gorgeous, size 7 ring measures 1 3/8" x 1 1/8". Ring weights 14.2 grams. Marked 925 for sterling silver. The amber has beautiful warm egg yolk, butterscotch color. It is in excellent pre-owned condition.