Antique circa 1900 Japanese porcelain Imari bowl of rounded form raised on a short turned foot decorated under glaze with blue and iron red enamels and gilded details.
MEASUREMENTS 6 1/8 inches (15.5 cm) in diameter. Height: 3 ¼ inches (8.3cm).
CONDITION: in good condition no cracks or repairs.
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Extremely rare, 18th century Indian Royal Sword “Zafar Takieh Salapa” literally “the cushion of victory”.
DETAILS: a short sword with a crescent-shaped pommel, bronze hilt with heavy silver overlay of characteristic form, straight single edged blade with double fullers and sharpened false edge, the welded pattern on the blade is still visible in some areas...
Circa 1740 European small sword. Details: brass hilt chased with scrolls motifs, wooden grip with wire bound, straight double edged blade with short twin fullers. The overall length is 87cm (34 ¼ in). Condition: good.
18TH CENTURY CHINESE EXPORT BLUE AND WHITE CUP painted with a water landscape with buildings beside trees and bridge, and island in the background, enclosed on the rim by gold band. Height: 6.1cm (2 3/8 inches)
Antique Chinese cast bronze circular mirror decorated with astronomical pattern in Han dynasty style but most likely made during the period time of the Sung Dynasty 10th -13th century AD.
MEASUREMENTS: Diameter 3 3/8 inches (8.6cm).
CONDITION: in good condition with dark patina.
REFERENCES: a similar mirror is published in the books.
1.. Later Chinese Bronzes by Rose Kerr,
2. Ancient Chinese bronzes by William Watson.
Ancient Bronze Pin “Swollen Pin” of the tapering round section ornamented with incised linear decoration. These types of pins were used during the Bronze Age Era for fasting cloaks or other garments, 12th -8th century BC, Luristan (Western Iran).
MEASUREMENTS: Length: 5 7/8 inches (15 cm).
REFERENSES: a similar bronze pin is published in the book “Iran in the Ancient East” by Ernest E. Herzfeld, New York, 1988, page 153. Fig...
Authentic antique 19th century Russian icon of the Mother of God Iverskya Hodegetria. The icon is finely hand painted on wood panel and encased with the repoussé iron oklad signed in Cyrillic alphabet “Iverskya”.
REFERENCES: This unusual way to encase the icon in iron oklad was usually made in time of war.
MEASUREMENTS: 31cm x 24.5 cm (12 1/8 in x 9 5/8 in).
CONDITION: the icon is in its original good condition and it has a nice old patina. No repairs or restorations...
Late 19th century charcoal drawing of the head of an Arab stallion by Montgomery signed and dated 1896. This remarkable quality portrait of the horse is executed very realistically; the horse looks alive. It is a true work of art...
18th century Indo Persian shield (buckler) made from hand forged steel damascened in silver and gold (worn out) with arabesque scrolls. The workmanship is excellent, the shield is well hammered the marks of the hammer used to shape the metal are clearly visible on the interior as seen in the picture, the surface of the shield is nicely smooth. The outer border is strengthened by riveted thin steel strips serrated and pointing inwards...
Antique 19th century Meiji period Japanese Kutani porcelain incense burner Koro and cover, of compressed cylindrical body, with upright handles, resting on three feet, modeled in the form of stylised elephant heads. The front side decorated with delicately hand painted coloured enamel and gold, with a cartouche depicting the Japanese goddess of mercy, Kannon Bosatsu, amongst clouds flanked by cranes, the rear decorated with a cartouche enclosing birds in a flowering garden...
American Mounted Artillery Saber with brass guard and curved, single-edged blade. The wooden grip is covered by leather and wire wrapping. These early 19th century American Mounted Artillery swords were copied from the British light cavalry sabers, pattern 1798 and were mostly used in the 1812 war. The blade is slightly pitted which is common for almost 200 year old swords. The blade is approximately 32 ½ inches long. The entire length of the sword is 37 inches.
Antique 19th Century Tibetan bowl for serving yak-buttered tea with tsampa (barley), the body is made of wood and mounted in silver decorated in repousse, with precious Buddhist symbols.
MEASUEMENTS: 12 cm (4 3/4 in) in diameter.
CONDITION: Slightly worn showing the age and usage.
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