This is an elegant beginning of the 20th Century Louis XV Style Armchair made from solid mahogany, consisting of an exquisite serpentine shaped seatback, highlighted with gilt floral design, standing upon a large seat, flanked by padded armrests, all supported by nicely scrolled cabriole legs accented with floral and acanthus patterns. The silk upholstery is not original and estimated to be a decade old, it is in a slightly used condition...
This is an adorable pair of late 19th Century painted Candle-holders, directly inspired of the Louis XV Style more than a century earlier, made with spelter for the upper part and marble Dimensions for the base with bronze feet, each with a total of 5 floral shaped bobeches. Note the paint is not original and estimated from the first half of the 20th century. Circa date 1890. Dimensions 24”high/ 11”wide/ 6”wide (Base)/ 5”deep(Base)
KIBANA OF CLOUDS
19th century, Japan
Larger: 16.8 x 9 x 7 cm
(6.61 x 3.54 x 2.75in)
A pair of lovely smaller size wood carving 'kibana' (beam-ends) as the parts of Buddhist architectural decorations originally.
Curvaceous and profound architectural cloud ("figure") in aesthetic withered condition of remained gilt and black undercoat.
Like a completed union or unit of 'a-un' ('alpha & omega'), as just like ...
Edo period, 18th - early 19th century
Height: 16.5 cm (6.5in)
Sophisticated and profound wood carving of 'Kokuzo Bosatsu' ('Bodhisattva of Wisdom & Memory', especially regarded highly among Japan's Shingon sect of Esoteric Buddhism ('Mikkyo')),
with a little buddha face ('hotoke-men') on the head, a wishing-stone ('hoju') on the left hand, and the mudra ('yogan-in') formed by the right...
Late Joseon Dynasty, 19th century
H: 18.5 cm (7.28in), D: 10 cm (3.93in)
Simple and classy proportions with the impressive bottom expression, coated in the incomparable particular whiteness (specially under sunlight) of the era as its feature.
In fine antique condition, with minor cracks, scenic inborn kiln-flaws, and a repair by bald gold lacquer at spout-edge as seen...
Mid Joseon Dynasty, 17th - early 18th century
D: 13 cm (5.11in), H: 5.8 cm (2.28in)
Quality Korean-born 'wabi chawan' well-selected and handed down in Japan.
Elegant form of lovely size. Soft and deep mature glaze with very fine scenic crackle ('kanyu') grown up maturely for the long years like annual ring since the time of the mid Joseon dynasty as its particular feature...
Edo period, 19th century
D: 14.8 cm (5.82in), H: 8.5 cm (3.34in)
Large and bold quality Karatsu chawan for thick-tea ('koi-cha'), coated in impressive and smooth 'kairagi' ('shrunk glaze') with the abstraction of crackle as the main landscape.
And, aesthetic expression of its crinkled foot called 'chirimen kodai' as its another traditional landscape ('keshiki') especially for the realm ...
JIZO IN DRIFT
19th century, Japan
Height: 25.5 cm (10.03in)
Primitive and abstract Jizo Bosatsu with circular halo ('rinko') at the back of head (looks like his big afro hair somehow though), carved by the unknown people with the folk prayer, so-called 'Minshu-Butsu' (or 'Minkan-Butsu') in the term of Japanese Buddhist art. Quite a unique and pure facial expression...
An original, Rare Frances Elkins plaster mirror with ebony glaze. The mirror is circa mid-1940s. This rare baroque Elkins piece in its original, very well preserved condition, with only a few minor touch-ups. Purchased at Bonhams, San Francisco, at the estate of her daughter Katherine Boyd.22" square
Chinese Yuan to Ming dynasty Longquan celadon dish with everted barbed rim, the center nicely carved with a floral pattern surrounded by stylized incised floral patterns on the cavetto. The glaze is crackled overall. The underside is decorated with vertical ribbing. The characteristic unglazed burnt orange ring is within the glazed ringed foot. 10 3/8" diameter x 2" high. Circa 14th century. Very good overall condition...
Large size ghurra, obvious signs of important age, H 38 cm
Presented on a metal stand
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Impressive sized ghurra, great age, H 36 cm
Present on métal stand
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Showa period, Japan
W: 27.2 x 20.5cm (10.70 x 8.07in), T: 0.5cm (0.19in)
Battered vintage portable wooden drawing board for the use of some elementary school.
Aesthetic vestiges with graffiti during the school hours, as a work of art.
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This is a beautifully patinaed Parisian Chest of Drawers made during the second half of the 19th century by the end of the reign of Napoleon III, boasting its original Rouge Royal marble sitting upon an elegantly simple step front facade combining mahogany and rosewood veneers. The facade is featuring a total of 3 drawers mounted with bronze hardware, typical of the Louis XVI style from which this commode is inspired. The pediment consists of slightly scrolled cabriole legs with bronze sabots...
A lobed Longquan ceramic dish with pale olive toned glaze, dating to the Ming dynasty. The center of the well impressed with a peony spray medallion, the sides carved with a floral meander. The base partially glazed. A quite identical dish was sold on 15th Sept 2010 by Sotheby's in New York. Condition: rim with two cracks (photos no. 3 & 8, from front and reverse). Dimension: diameter: 25.5 cm, 5 cm high.
Fine Bombe form bronze censer with loop handles. Six character Xuande mark on underside. Weighs approximately 800 grams. 15.5 cm diameter including handles. No dents, cracks or repairs.
A fine small blue and white bowl painted with the three friends of winter consisting of the pine, bamboo and prunus rendered in varying tones of blue pigment enclosed by a double line border just below the rim and another at the bottom of the bowl. The interior is decorated with prunus spray.
Ming Dynasty Diamater = 14 cm Condition : no chips, hairlines or cracks and free from restorations.
This is an elegantly simple but lovely patinaed Side Table made from solid mahogany by the beginning of the 19th century offering 2 drawers with a single bottom shelf for practical storage. Several scratches and dents can be seen due to the age. Circa date 1810. Dimensions 28 ½”high/ 16 ¼”wide/ 15 ¾”deep.