Beautiful French enameled plaques grace the 4 sides of this ormolu dried flower or potpourri holder. The plaques are all different and are decorated with medallions of exquisitely hand painted flowers. The medallions are surrounded by a boarder of raised jewels that are probably also enamel but look like opals. Gold scroll work surrounds the jewels. All set in a wonderful blue background which is painted(or inlaid with gold foil) stars. All plaques in excellent condition. Gilding on ormolu excel ...click for details
Featuring a wonderful purse frame, circa 1890 of German origin with the continental mark for their sterling, 800, and a distinctive hall mark for the maker or place where it was made.Marvelous detailing in dolphins, flowers and swans. The clasp works well. The fame measures 7" long and 3" high. The claps works well and the purse frame shuts tightly. The chain is a nice old all original link and is 13 1/2" all together. No damages, restorations whatsoever and in perfect condition. R ...click for details
Featuring a fine Japanese black lacquer box with 3 gold and silver medallions with geese flying over grasses, another with kiku (cherry blossoms), floating on water, and the last with chidori flying over waves. Three typical, beautiful motifs in Japanese design! The box dates circa 1900. The patriotic orange and white ribbon, the colors of the Japanese flag, slides through a false bottom, an unusual feature. Not sure for what this box was used. Measuring 7.25" long x 5.25" wide x 3/4&q ...click for details
Featuring an amusing Japanese Meiji period stag antler netsuke of Daruma in drag with fly whisk wig. Dating to the early 20th century. 4 3/4" long x 7/8" wide at top. Excellent condition. No damages or restorations. REturn privilege providing item returned in sent condition, within 3 days of receipt and the way it was packed if possible. Sales tax charged if sold in NY state unless valid resale number and signed form provided.
Featuring a rare Japanese Imari porcelain serving bowl or platter, scalloped shaped, with the map of Japan and the various provinces and their names written in gold, all on a blue sea background and stylized waves at the upper and lower edges. The reverse with stylized chidori and waves and signature in center. Diameter 11" x 8 3/4" high. Excellent condition. No chips, cracks, damages or restorations. Slight firing flaws in porcelain on reverse due to firing/making. Probably dates to t ...click for details
This outstanding magnifying glass, combined with a 19th century beautifully carved Chinese elephant ivory handle, is a stunner and excellently assembled with a great lens for magnification. The overall length measures 12" long and the lens is 4 1/2" in diameter. Must see to believe. The deep pierced work, intricatly carved(3 1/2" long) of the (6 1/4" long) ivory handle is perfection with several figures, trees, buildings, bridges etc. It is a little bit over 1/2" in dept ...click for details
Featuring a fine 18th century Japanese netsuke of Mongolian archer. Great expression in his face. Wonderful patina from age and use. Measures 3.5" long x 1" wide x 1/2" deep. Excellent condition. There are some age lines in the old ivory. The netsuke does stand up. No damages, chips, or repairs. Return privilege providing item returned in sent condition, within 3 days of receipt,and the way it was sent/packaged. Sales tax charged if sold in NY state, unless valid NY sales tax numb ...click for details
Featuring a lacquer ojime of Daruma. Metal tubes for cord to slide through. Signed on reverse side. Very good condition with some wear. Late 19th century. Highly magnified photo shows a fiber going across bead. Please ignore. Return privilege providing item returned in sent condition within 3 days of having received item. Postage/insurance extra. Sales tax collected in New York state unless valid tax number and resale certificate provided.
Featuring a fine Japanese small beaker shaped bowl, or vase with 4 oval panels of daimyio, each panel surrounded with exquisitely painted flowers, all different. Very fine gold stippling in background, intricate borders at base and top, and greek key border on interior of cup. Dates circa 1890, the golden age of Japanese art. Measures a hair over 3" tall x 2 3/4" diameter. Pristine condition! No chips, cracks, wear or restoration! Return privilege, providing item returned in sent condi ...click for details
Art Deco French faience art pottery 8 1/2" vase with flambe glaze signed MP, (Paul Milet) Sevres France and Ovington New York. Ovington, as Tiffany's, was a fine store on 5th Ave. but it is now out of business. The glaze on this piece is just gorgeous and is in mint condition. Satisfaction guaranteed or money back. Postage/insurance exta. 3 day return privilege providing item returned in sent condition. Sales tax charged if sold in New York state unless valid tax number and resale cert ...click for details