Antique Chinese Ming Dynasty (1368-1644 AD) silvered bronze circular mirror, devoid of decoration apart from its knob, concentric ring and high rim.
MEASUREMENTS: Diameter: 9 cm (3 ½ in).
CONDITION: in good condition with old patina.
1. “Later Chinese Bronzes” by Rose Kerr
2. “Circles of Reflection” The Carter Collection of Chinese Bronze Mirrors
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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...
SOLD An exquisite authentic antique museum quality 19th century hand painted miniature portrait of the Empress Josephine, first wife of Napoleon, on a circular convex porcelain plaque. The portrait is hand painted by fine brush with outstanding details and beautiful colors. Mounted in its original gilded brass double frame with canvas matte...
Ottoman Balkan watered steel dagger Jambiya circa 1750. The very fine Turkish Damascus steel pattern is different from Persian wootz and is not that strongly visible and much lighter compared to dark Persian steel. Both sides of the blade are richly overlaid with gold Arabic calligraphy and a floral pattern. The huge bone hilt has some small age cracks. The entire length of the dagger is 18 inches. The length of the blade is 11 ½ inches.
Rare antique Medieval Islamic Syrian - Raqqa, 13th century AD (6 Century A.H.) large ceramic bowl of rounded form standing on a short foot, with “T”–shaped rim, decorated in black with band of a cursive inscription on the turquoise ground.
CONDITION: repaired clean breaks, small areas of restoration.
MEASUREMENTS: Diameter: 32 .5 cm (12 3/4 in.) Height: 10 cm (4 inches)...
Outstanding 18th century Falcion Sword made in America. The grip is made of ivory , carved expertly with an animal head. There is a chip at the end of the handle but in good condition, except for one small crack (see picture). The blade is slightly pitted. Crossguard made of iron with a hammered leaf pattern. The crossguard was cleaned up unproperly at some time. The back of the blade at the tip is wider. There is one big fuller on each side. The piece has a beautiful patina...
Antique 19th century Islamic Knife “Rencong” traditional weapon of the Acehnese from the northern Sumatran region of Aceh. A sturdy narrow, incurved, single – edged blade, decorated on both sides in ellipse pattern, with a characteristic bent handle with brass ferrule (metok), in its original wooden scabbard...
18th century American Revolutionary War scissor-type Candle Snuffer would extinguish a flame without lingering smoke and help to trim the wick.
DETAILS: beautifully hand forge and finished in an artistic manner.
CONDITION: overall in fine condition.
MEASUREMENTS: overall length in a straight line is 95 cm (37 ½ inches)...
SOLD Antique late 18th - early 19th century, Ch’ing Dynasty, Chinese short sword with hand forged double edged sturdy steel blade, rosewood grip. The brass cross guard, pommel, and fittings of the scabbard are beautifully hand chased with symbols of Longevity and images of bats (Chinese symbol of good luck).
in its original scabbard...
A set of Japanese bronze box and trays in the Komai technique; simple and elegant (Komai was originally used to decorate ornamental swords, guns and other militaries). A design is incised and engraved into a bronze base. Gold and silver are hammered into the fine grooves that make up the design. The inlay is both gold and silver and the craftsmanship is of very high standard...
Ancient, Pre-Columbian, Colima culture Protoclassic (100 BC to 250AD) ceramic effigy vessel in the form of a duck with low rounded body, small wings to the sides as if ready for flaying, the short tail at the back and the flaring spout emerging from the center.
CONDITION: as can be seen in this photo, the piece has been broken and re-glued in same places.
MEASUREMENTS: Height: 17.2cm (6 ¾ inches)...
Antique, Chinese, Ming Dynasty (1368-1644), carved and polychrome Terracotta Head of an Avalokiteshvara Bodhisattva, also known as Guanyin, or Quan Yin...
Authentic ancient Chinese Jin Dynasty (265-420 CE) Yue Ware porcelaneous jar of globular form, with a pair of loop handles flanking the short neck, covered with a typical olive green glaze.
Diameter: 10 cm (4 in).
Height: 8 cm (3 1/8 in)...
Authentic antique, 19th century, Russian Orthodox Icon Mother of God, Fedorovskaya.
The Icon is traditionally finely hand painted in tempera on a gessoed wooden panel and encased with the repoussé iron oklad. This unusual way to encase the icon in iron oklad was usually used in time of war.
MEASUREMENTS: 31cm x 25.4 cm (12 1/8 in x 10 in).
CONDITION: The icon is in its original condition, no repairs or restorations, with nice old patina...
Antique 18-19th century, Indian Hindu amulet in the form of small figurine of standing deity.
CONDITION: The talisman on the exposed areas is worn out and shiny from centuries of touching by worshippers.
MEASUEMENTS: Height: 6, 8cm (2 5/8 in).
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High Quality Bohemian cut glass goblet in blue with painted floral decoration. There is a star figure cut into the bottom. No chips. No cracks. No repairs. Height: 7 1/8 inches. Width at top: 3 1/8 inches.
Antique 18th century Indo-Persian steel shield Dhal- Separ of circular convex form decorated on the centre by a chased in low relief medallion representing sun god rays emanating from a human face-an insignia of Mewari court which is surrounded by an engraved steel serpent riveted to the shield and set with four domed bosses affixed by four ring-bolts on the reverse for a rope (to hold the shield) with remains of cotton stuffing from the central cushion.
MEASUREMENTS: Diameter: 24.5 c...
Authentic antique 16th century armor part, spaulder formed of three overlapping hand forged steel lames each with medial ridge retaining their original rear washers and decorative rosette headed rivets.
MEASUREMENTS: Overall length: 18.5 cm (7 ¼ in). Height: 16 cm (6 ¼ in).
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