Ancient Amber -Brown glazed proto-porcelain ewer, Five Dynasties (907–960 AD). Details: well-rounded body with short cylindrical neck tapers upward to terminate in a dish-shaped mouth, with an arched handle and long curved spout.
MEASUREMENTS: Height: 13.3 cm (5 ¼ in) Width handle to spout: 13 cm (5 1/8 in)
CONDITION: good; no cracks or restorations except for small damage to the handle.
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Folk Art Duck Decoy hand carved from wood with yellow eye created from a thumb tack. The bird is painted black with white highlights and a grey bill. It has a leather strap on the base used for pulling the decoy in the water.
CONDITION: signs of wear on leather and on the base of the decoy. The yellow thumb tack is probably a later replacement.
MEASUREMENTS: Total length: 16 inches
Catalog Number: PR15
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Antique 18th century 1775 ,German Hanau blue and white Armorial Jug
(Enghalskrug) with a plaited handle, a horizontally ribbed neck with a
baluster body with an elaborate Coat-of-Arms incorporating three
armorial oval shields surmounted by a winged head of an angle wearing
a Bishop's Mitre flanked with the Initials: “FF” “EA”, where the
Coat-of-Arms is surrounded by tied palmettes with the date 1775
beneath. The jug is signed on the bottom with a black painted “W “.
Antique 17th century (circa 1650-1680) Japanese Arita porcelain ewer of oval form with a waisted neck and loop handles, painted in underglaze-blue with panels of peonies reserved on karakusa, the neck is with stylized peonies.
The top of the handle has two holes whilst one is pierced and the other is not; the holes were made prior to the firing process of the porcelain at the request of European merchants importing Japanese porcelain for European markets because many of these types of ew...
An exceptional, antique late 19th century Filipino Moro south Philippines, extremely large and heavy Islamic, m sword Barong.
Details: A broad leaf shaped single edged hand forged steel blade with slightly visible lamination patterns with characteristically elaborated carved wooden hilt with long silver ferrule.
REFERENCES: 1) “A Glossary of the Construction, Decoration and Use of Arms and Armor” by George Cameron Stone 2) “Traditional Weapons of the Indon...
Antique,18th century, Polish nobleman walking stick, Obuszek, the brass head in the form of War Hammer – Nadziak, with rounded hammer-face and faced stem, and down-curved faced beak-shaped rear-fluke, mounted on its original black painted wooden haft.
The waking cane, Obuszek, with the head in the form of the war hammer, nadziak, was very popular among polish nobles during the 17th and 18th century, and was used, not only as a waking stick, but also, as a deadly weapon often used in b...
Authentic antique late 16th century Swiss Halberd head with stout central spike of diamond, a strongly crescentic axe-blade formed with a pair of lugs, a down curved shaped fluke with notched lugs stamped with the maker's mark, tapering socket and a pair of short straps.
CONDITION: One of the straps is with a horizontal crack, the other one is chipped, otherwise in good condition considering its age of approximately 400 years old.
MEASUREMENTS: Overall length: 81.3 cm (32 in)....
A splashed glazed Islamic ceramic bowl, Raqqa-Syria 13th century AD. Condition; no cracks or repairs, except for a chip on the rim. Diameter: 6 7/8 inches (17,5 cm). Height: 2 3/8 inches (6 cm).
Authentic antique Byzantine bronze pectoral Reliquary Cross, circa 9th-12th century A.D. composed of two separately-cast halves hinged at the base and pinned to a suspension loop above.
Finely chiseled in low relief with the Crucifixion on the obverse and the Virgin Orans on the reverse.
DIMENSIONS: Height: 5.3 cm (2 1/8 in). Width: 2.5 cm (1 in).
CONDITION: In its original condition showing the age and usage.
Remarks: Reliquary crosses were bought as mement...
Antique 16th century Turkish Ottoman leather water flask (Matara) formed from the hind-quarters of an animal with stitching down the middle of the flask, one leg acting as the spout, the other shortened and stitched, acting as a small handle, retained its original wooden stopper. The Matara leather water flasks were very popular in Turkish Ottoman Army.
MEASUREMENTS: Height: from the top of the stopper to the bottom of the base: 34.8 cm (13 3/4 in).
CONDITION: In its ori...
Antique American Indian Beaded Dance Harness
Authentic Antique 19th century American Indian (Canadian Plains Cree from Saskatchewan) dance harness composed of black trade silk fabric with twelve rosettes white red and blue glass beads sown to hide discs enclosed by hanging feather attachments. The central panel of the bandoleer is constructed in a geometrical pattern beaded with emerald green and burgundy glass beads on a thick fabric. The entire sewing was done by hand. These items come fr...
A very rare Museum Quality Authentic Antique Oceanic leaf shaped ceremonial war paddle made of a dark brown hardwood rising from a rounded shaft, and flaring to an elongated tear shaped spatulate blade, each side carved in low relief with a characteristic for this region face of typical elongated form with large sagittate nose, circular eyes, and crescent shaped lips, the finial of the shaft bountifully carved with the head of an Alligator.
The paddle was made by very primitive stone...
An exceptional antique 19th century Napoleonic Silver-Mounted Kiln-fired Enamel circular Snuff Box. A domed cover finely hand painted with a portrait of Emperor Napoleon Bonaparte, after Jacques-Louis David, depicting Napoleon in his famous standing pose with his hand in his vest, wearing his famous uniform of the Colonel of Chasseurs Cheval de la Garde Imperial. A spherical compressed body, finely painted with continues military scenes with Napoleon Bonaparte on his white horse, ...
Rare Antique, late 18th - early 19th century, South East Asia Siam- Thailand, early Rattanakosin period, unusual, Silver mounted Thai dagger Daab, Dha, Dah.
DETAILS: The hilt is finely and whimsically carved in classical Siamese motifs of elaborate scrolling vines, encased by an embossed silver collar and long silver ferrule, decorated with two bands of roped silver wire, with an extremely sharp, sturdy, tapering single-edged blade. In its original wood-lined, oval, silver scabbard, d...
Antique, 18th century, Polish nobleman walking cane, Obuszek, the steel head including the three stage socket is hand forged in one-piece, in the form of War Hammer – Nadziak, with rounded hammer-face and octagonal stem, and also down-curved faced, beak-shaped rear-fluke and octagonal stem, mounted on its original haft composed of stacked leather straps on an iron core, fitted with a steel spike at the base.
The walking cane, Obuszek, with the head in the form of the war hammer, nadzi...
Authentic Ancient Egyptian Circa 800-300 B.C. faience Ushabti - Shabti with black painted details, with arms folded across the chest holding a crook and flail and hieroglyphics inscriptions on the front.
MEASUREMENTS: Height: approximately 10.8 cm (4 1/4 in).
CONDITION: No repairs or restoration with nice showing its age patina.
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African Ceremonial ritual wooden drum (Pinge), Senufo people, African Ivory Coast (Cote d'Ivoire), Korhogo region. Circa 1920-1950.
Entirely carved from one piece of wood, the sculpted figure depicting a bare breasted regal woman, seated on a stool, with upraised arms, an arched back, and a strong neck, gracefully supporting and balancing a drum on her head.
The drum is carved in low relief with symbols representing various animals, including crocodiles. birds, gazelles a...
Antique 19th century Austro Hungarian presentation sword, model 1837, from the Hungarian Revolution of 1848.
DETAILS: A single edged, curved steel blade with a full-length fuller and clip point, engraved on one side “Erinnerung an 13.14.15 März ü: 15.26.May 1848”
(Memory of the 13.14.15 March and 15.26.May 1848), flanked by martial trophies, banners, cannons, helmet, swords, axe and foliage.
The other side engraved with “Für Freiheit und Recht” (For Freedom and Justice), flanked by...