Authentic Antique, 18th - 19th century, large Balinese Indonesian sword, keris – kris, of superb quality with an extremely well made serpentine -shaped blade excellently wrought from pamor iron, displays various layers of metal. The hilt depicts the god 'Bataru Bayu'. He is the god of wealth and well-being (a variation of the Indian wind-god Vayu). The hilt figure is made of brass which has been finely chased, engraved and gold gilt...
Antique Qing Dynasty Rose Mandarin plate, made between the years 1840 and 1880 exclusively for export. The interior densely enameled and gilt with two panels depicting figures wearing characteristic Chinese costumes gathering on a terrace. Two of the segments enameled with flowers and birds.
CONDITION: good condition no chips or cracks, nice age patina...
Antique, Qing Dynasty, pale celadon jade belt hook. Details: carved as a sinuous chilong clutching lingzhi spring in its teeth facing the dragon –head terminal. Dimensions; length: 9 cm (3 ½ in), width: 2,5cm (1in). Condition: broken head of chilong otherwise in good condition.
Antique Byzantine bronze cross circa 5th -7th century A.D. composed of two hand forged bronze parts hold at the center with small rivet and fitted with two hand forged bronze suspension chains (most likely appendage from a polycandelon).
A chandelier (polycandelon) is a Byzantine hanging lighting fixture with several lights to illuminate large areas such as churches. The cross is a frequent decoration for these chandeliers...
A superb quality Antique, Imperial Russian Islamic Caucasian belt Caucasus circa 1900 A.D. composed of a huge solid silver buckle, of curved form with cusped ends, formed of two rectangular panels and a central oval medallion, the hinge concealed on the reverse...
An authentic Ancient Chinese Eastern Han Dynasty period time (50-220 AD) ceramic stove model decorated with two cooking cauldrons and the tableware. Reddish earthenware covered with rich green glaze. Models of stoves, both in bronze and ceramic were popular during the Han dynasty but became rare in later periods. In ancient China like in ancient Egypt, the afterlife was conceived as a continuation of life on earth...
Very rare, Qing Dynasty, Chinese Bow Case, circa 18th century.
DETAILS: made of heavy hide covered with purple silk velvet and black leather applications, decorated with gilded brass mounts. The actual color of the fabric is purple red, but on some pictures the fabric appears red due to the strong lighting and shine in the silk velvet. Only on two pictures the color is true...
18th century, Qajar Dynasty Persian Islamic, ceramic bowl painted in cobalt blue and brown with floral designs, on white background.
CONDITION: repaired clean break otherwise intact
MEASUEMENTS: Diameter: 23cm (9 1/8 in) Height: 10,2cm (4in.)
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SOLD Antique 18th century Indo Persian shield Dhal made of translucent white rhinoceros hide, of circular convex form flattened at the rim the outer face fitted with four brass bosses in the form of stylized flowers with ring-bolts on the back for rope (to hold the shield).
Diameter: 25.4cm (10 in).
REFERENCES: A similar 18th century Indian shields is published in the “A Glossary of Arms and Armor” by George Cameron Stone...
SOLD RARE Antique 19th century Royal Afghan sword. An extremely sharp slightly curved single edged steel blade, with a wide full-length fuller. The middle of the blade is decorated with an elaborated cartouche containing inscription in Arabic, “For The Request of His Majesty Siraj ul-millat wa ud-din”. The other side adorned with a Royal Afghan crest.
A forte etched in Arabic Ta’liq calligraphy with two Islamic Hijri dates: top line: 1330, and bottom line: 1320...
Ancient Chinese Neolithic Age Period, Gansu Yangshao culture (3rd-2nd
Millennium BC). A double-handled Amphora made of buff-red earthenware painted in black and brown pigment.
MEASUREMENTS: Height: 30.5 cm (12 in)...
Antique 19th century Chinese Qing Dynasty Summer Robe constructed of a
very thin black Silk finely woven with numerous round medallions which
each enclose a pair of five-clawed Dragons amidst clouds bordered by
black Satin silk panels and trimmed with blue satin silk adorned with
precious Buddhist and Taoist emblems and auspicious motifs...
Large antique, Persian steel shield Separ, 18th century, Qajar dynasty of circular convex form with chiseled decoration of eight lobed medallions decorated with rosettes on a foliate ground. The center is decorated with a star and is set with four domed bosses with bolts on the back for rope - to hold the shield, a broad band with sixteen cartouches containing calligraphic Arabic script, an extreme edge with an applied brass band.
MEASUREMENTS: Diameter: 46.5 cm (18 ¼ in)...
SOLD Antique 17th -18th century Northern Indian Islamic Mughal sword Talwar - Tulwar with an early 17th century European blade...
Antique, 17th-18th century gigantic Chinese Bow.
DETAILS: a composite bow made from several elements of horn and wood.
MEASUREMENTS: dimensions of the bow: 106cm (41 3/4 in) by 57cm (22 3/8 in).
CONDITION: the bow is in good condition except for missing one of the horn ends.
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Chinese Neolithic age Period Machang phase of Majiayao culture (ca.2300-2000 BC) double-handled large pot made of buff-red earthenware painted in black and brown pigment in geometric designs.
MEASUREMENTS: Height: 12 cm (4 ¾ in). Width: 20.3cm (8 in).
CONDITION: chips to the rim, would expect from over 4000 years old ceramic otherwise in good condition.
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Antique 18th-19th century Chinese Qing Dynasty jade sculpture splendidly carved from a large single piece of translucent celadon jade with russet spots depicting a goldfish with full lips, large bulging eyes, and a wide elaborate veiltail resting on its original customized rosewood stand. A fine example of Chinese Qing dynasty craftsmanship, as Jade carving reached its technical and artistic peak during the Ch’ing Dynasty.
CONDITION: Small chips on the dorsal fin spine. Also one of...
Antique 19th century Islamic chased silver comb, shaped with a crescent top decorated, and inlaid, with gold disk crescent plaques, and a gold band on the top.
The combination of solid silver and gold indicates that the comb undoubtedly was an item of considerable prestige for a high-ranking Muslim woman, and was probably given as a wedding gift.
MEASUREMENTS: Width: 7.6 cm (3 in). Height: 6.3 cm (2 1/2 in).
CONDITION: Absence of two prongs, otherwise in ...