Rare vintage 42 1/2" long sterling silver necklace designed and signed circa 1940's by American & Taxco, Mexico artist and designer William Spratling(1900-67). 140 grams, 5 ounces. This completely handmade necklace is comprised of ten 1/2" wide balls and ten 1 1/2" long solid silver bars. Each section connected by intricately designed double link chains. Exquisite condition and patina. Fully hallmarked on the inside of the clasp - WS SPRATLING MADE IN MEXICO...
This is a beautifully patinaed Provencal Dining Table made from solid walnut at the beginning of the 20th century. This exquisite piece consists of a serpentine shaped parquet top extendable thanks to a pair of pull out leaves located at each end, all supported by a nicely scrolled pediment with cabriole legs. Note the adorable shell and floral patterns embellishing the lovely apron. Minor scratches and dents can be seen here and there due to the age. Circa date 1910...
Platinum Diamond Engagement Ring set with a round brilliant cut Diamond of 1.60ct colour G clarity SI. Currently size K 1/2 and can be safely sized by our expert jewellers. Excellent condition. SATISFACTION GUARANTEED.
A very rare well carved green stone crouching tiger with agate stones and gold beads from the same era made into a choker necklace. Age: 100 AD to 500 AD. Size: L. 5cm. W.2cm. Condition: No chips or repairs. Some natural inclusions on one side.
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...
D: 13 cm, H: 5.8 cm
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 (postwar), Japan
H: 26cm (10.23in), W: 16cm (6.29in), D: 8-9cm (3.14-3.54in)
An exceptional domestic vintage postal scale, carved with the old emblem of Yokohama city.
Aesthetic composition and proportions, in working condition. (maximum measuring weight: 60g)
Used vintage condition with patina as seen...
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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