A fine and beautiful antique Chinese Tibetan or Mongolian Tea pot with carved white jade panels of birds and flowering plants with white jade belt buckle used for the handle with elaborate design and decorated with turquoise and coral inset stones. A beautiful antique measuring approx. 14 inches tall. .
Sterling Tea Pot Hester Bateman London 1780
A beautiful Georgian silver teapot by Hester Bateman
Of oval form with beaded rims and the sides and shoulder and lid decorated with bright cut and wheelwork decorations. The front side with a period monogram centered in a continious ribbon tied floral swag and drape garland. In excellent condition the lid hinge is a bit loose and the silver finial is probably a 19th century replacement.
Measuring approx. 5 3/4 inches tall 11 inches excellent clear hallmarks overall weight 15 oz 10dwts.
Hester Bateman 1708 - 1794
Hester Batemans's long career began after the death of her husband John Bateman(1704-1760. John was a chainmaker in London, but little is known about him.
After his death, Hester began to build the business, entering her first silver mark in 1761 and continuing to expand the business and went on to be one of the best known of the female silversmiths working in London during the 18th century.
An antique sterling silver repousse Crown for a Spanish colonial santo figure of Holy Mary, Hallmarked 925 in excellent condition. measuring approx. 4 x 3.5 x 2 1/4 inches.
This attractively proportioned games table is a form famously produced in the Salem, Massachusetts area at the beginning of the 19th Century. The serpentine form with ovolo corners, coupled with richly carved foliate and reeded legs, is a motif used by those cabinetmakers and carvers associated with the successful workshop of Samuel Field McIntire (1757-1811). The hinged serpentine top has a serpentine front and sides with outset ovolo corners. The top rests above a conforming apron with a vibrantly grained mahogany panel. Richly carved and turned legs flank each corner of the apron and the proper right rear leg, swings out to support the flyleaf top. The legs terminating in ornate gilt brass casters.
Original antique Bronze mortar and pestle late 17th early 18th century. Beautiful casting original pestle solid bronze. Measuring 4.5" Diameter 3.5" Tall pestle 6.5" Long.
An exquisite Queen Anne period elaborately carved side chair in excellent condition all original a fine example of early furniture making.
A fine Japanese bronze vase with moulded designs of Shishi dog and flowers. Measuring approx. 9 inches tall in excellent condition with beautiful patina.
Pre Columbian Olmec Jade hardstone figure of a seated man. Mesoamerica Circa: 1200 BC to 500 BC. The material is a variegated pale green nephrite with oxidation to the matrix of the stone due to interaction of soil minerals over several centuries.
A Beautiful large seated Burmese Buddha Mandalay style seated in Bhumisparsha Mudra pose c.1900. Carved wood 24k gilt lacquer with jeweled decorations. 37"T x 32"W x 24"D. In good antique condition some minor losses and age cracking.
A fine American Philadelphia tiger maple low boy table. A beautiful piece with carved shells on all four knees highly figured sides and drawers. With original sales receipt from 1947 measuring Approx. 18 x 29 x 29.5 high. A museum quality piece
Classic Greek pottery Hydria form jar hand painted classical figures. A grand tour example c.1890 of the finest quality. Measuring 14" x 13". In excellent antique condition.
A fine Khymer period bronze Buddha fragment with traces of original gold gilding. Mounted to museum stand measuring overall 13 inches the Buddha 10 inches. A museum quality example would be a fine addition to any collection.
Olmec Jade Mask Pendant Origin: Mexico, Circa: 1200 BC to 900 BC, Dimensions: 3 5/8 high x 2.5 wide, Collection: Pre-Columbian, Olmec, Medium: Jade.
A beautiful Chinese antique embroidered silk robe with forbidden stich and fine detailed images of flowers incects robins egg blue background silk with embossed cloud and wan (swastica) symbol of buddist prosperity. A beautiful robe from a prominent Boston estate measuring approx 45" across widest point 42" L. In good conndition wear to the edges of sleaves and light food stain on front can by easily cleaned and restored to make an exqusite robe for wear or display.
A fine antique Kentucky Rifle with tiger maple stock and silver decorations percussion muzzle loader approx. 50 caliber. The lock mechanism is by Whitmore and Wolfe of Pennsylvania the barrel octagon by N. Schennefelt Penn. A fine gun in very good antique condition.
A fine Antique New Guinea pacific island feast bowl hand carved from one solid hardwood log of the finest quality carving and form. A museum quality piece measuring approx. 29 inches in length a fine addition to any collection of interior.
The huge feast bowls of the Admiralty Islands off the north coast of New Guinea are among the most impressive ritual vessels in Oceania. Widely used in the archipelago, they are thought to have been created by the Matankol people of Lou Island, both for local use and for exchange with neighboring groups. The enormous bowls formerly were used to display and serve large quantities of food during ceremonial feasts. The body was carved from a single block of wood, but the handles often were made separately. At times, the handles include stylized human or animal imagery, and the spiral forms seen here have been interpreted variously as representations of pig’s tusks, snail shells, or the curling tails of reptiles or cuscus (a local marsupial).
Exquisite pair French gilt bronze 5 light candelabra with cherubs and garland leaf and flower motif supported by a white marble base. Measuring 28" x 13" x 8".
A Fine hand painted plaque of a young girl in a springtime setting artist signed F. Lee lower right and on the reverse and titled. In excellent condition no damage framed in a round wood frame covered in a burgundy velvet material. An absolutely beautiful antique would be a fine addition to any collection.