All Items : Archives : Decorative Art : Pre 1900 item #167503 (stock #TR0250)
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This 19th century figure consists of gilded bronze and copper overlay with added details in the form of flowing robes attached with pins at the arms.

All details appear to be original. It is quite naive and charming in design. It still has most of it's original painted colors (on the head and on the back of the robes).

It stands about 11 inches high and 4 inches square at the base.

It is in excellent condition with a few missing flourishes on the arms and earlobes.

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These four Tibetan or Nepalese Tea bowls were most likely originally designed to be used for drinking Yak Butter Tea. They consist of turned wooden bases (usually a root or burled wood) covered with silver over the drinking cup portion and a finely detailed silver ring around the base. As wood is scarce in the high Himalayas, the burled wood is treated as a precious commodity, just like the silver. These cups vary in size slightly; ranging from 9 to 10.5 centimeters in diameter, and from 5 to 5.5 centimeters tall. They have slight irregularities in the wood and silver as should be expected in bowls of this type. None of these adversely affect either their appearance or their utility. In fact, their subtle variations actually add to their charm. They date circa: 1900 – 1920 or earlier.
All Items : Archives : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Pre 1900 item #89765 (stock #TR0143)
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This antique Japanese bronze hand mirror dates from the Edo Period (1800-1868).

It has a finely detailed background including two cranes, a turtle and a large pine tree.

It is in excellent condition with a fine old patina and most of it's original silver remaining on the reverse.

It may have been given as a wedding gift, as was the tradition back then.

Dimensions: 11” high, 7” wide.

All Items : Archives : Fine Art : Paintings : Oil : Pre 1900 item #82009 (stock #TR0104)
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This original, framed oil on canvas measures 25 by 33 inches. It is signed T. Golwig in the lower right corner.

It is in EXCELLENT CONDITION with a slight craquelure.

This original oil painting is guaranteed to date to the 19th century. The frame is somewhat later.

All Items : Archives : Estate Jewelry : Ethnic : Bedouin : Pre 1900 item #174519 (stock #TR0258)
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This ANTIQUE TURKOMAN /KAZAK SILVER BRACELET is set with nine gemstone cabachons. It is covered overall with repeating dot patterned triangles on a gilded background.

This heavy antique silver cuff is unmarked, but guaranteed to be .900 silver or better.

It measures 3 1/4 inches wide x 2 1/2 inches high by 3 inches long (interior measurements are 2 3/4 x 2 x 3 inches).

It dates circa 1880-1900.

All Items : Archives : Decorative Art : Handiwork : Ivory : Pre 1950 item #646901
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Each one of this pair of original carved ivory Fu lions, kirin, or Fu dogs measures about 3 1/2 by 2/3/4 by 1 1/4 inches, not including the wooden stands they sit on.

The pair of ivory carvings date from the early to middle 20th century in China.

They are in good condition, except for a few old repairs and the loss of the tip of one ear. They are a well patinated honey color with variations in tone throughout.

They are guaranteed to be genuine ivory carvings and are NOT imitations of any kind. They have areas that include the traditional crosshatched lines that should be found on any genuine ivory carvings.

They also have small cabachon blue gemstones (possibly turquoise) inset for eyes.

All Items : Archives : Regional Art : Asian : Indian Subcontinent : Pre 1960 item #174004 (stock #TR0252)
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This museum quality seated bronze figure of the Hindu goddess Parvati measures 10 1/2 inches tall by 6 3/4 inches wide by 4 1/2 inches in depth. Although much earlier in style, this bronze most likely dates to the middle 20th century. It is extremely well detailed, with finely chiseled details to the bronze and dozens and dozens of inlays of finely chiseled silver: too many to count. It also has a number of pieces of inlaid copper, which accent the many silver inlays. This is an very attractive, high quality bronze. It is also extremely well cast with amazing attention to details (see enlargements).
All Items : Archives : Fine Art : Paintings : Oil : Pre 1920 item #575688
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This original oil painting on canvas and stretcher bars measures 10 by 12 inches and is unframed.

It is signed in the lower left corner, LONE WOLF.

LONE WOLF was born and raised on the Blackfoot Reservation of Montana. He became famous for his illustration and commercial art as well as for fine art painting and sculpting of western scenes. His real name was Hart Merriam Schultz, the son of James W. Schultz and Fine Shield Woman. His father was the author of many books about Indian life, including "My Life as an Indian," of which he was the illustrator, having begun painting at the age of eleven. His sketches of western life were entertaining to local cowboys with whom he worked as a range rider. He began sculpting as a child with his grandfather, who taught him how to mold riverbank clay into animals. Lone Wolf was educated in Indian schools and his art was encouraged when he was still a youth by Thomas Moran who saw his work and gave him lessons and told him he should get further training. Charles Schreyvogel, a noted western artist, gave Lone Wolf his first set of oil paints. Later support came from Theodore Roosevelt, Owen Wister, Buffalo Bill Cody, Charles Russell, and Frederic Remington. In 1904, at age 24, he left the reservation and in 1910 attended the Los Angeles Art Students League and then studied in Chicago in 1914 and 1915. During this period, he illustrated his father's books, and one of them "Bird Woman," is dedicated to him by his father. Lone Wolf traveled and painted across the West and set up tepee studios at the Grand Canyon and Glacier National Park. In 1917, he had a sell out show in New York, his first show in that city. There he took further lessons in sculpture and created a bronze titled "Riding High" for which he got much recognition. Another bronze, "Camouflage," is at the Brookgreen Gardens in Brookgreen, South Carolina, and three of his paintings are in the collection of the University of Nebraska. His style was that of Remington and Russell, and he signed his works with a wolf's face. He lived the last fifteen years of his life in Tucson, Arizona, with his wife Naoma, and he is buried on the Blackfeet Reservation.

He is listed in numerous artist biographical references and his paintings have sold at auctions for years.

This painting is in as found condition, which means that it has it's original varnish along with one small hole (1/4 by 1/2 inch )and a few small paint fleck losses. The remainder of the paint is in excellent condition.

This painting will cleanup beautifully and it's low price will rise dramatically after restorations are complete.

All Items : Archives : Regional Art : Americas : Pre Columbian : Pre AD 1000 item #656859
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This Pre-Columbian Olmec seated figure measures about 3 1/4 inches tall by 2 1/4 inches deep by 1 3/4 inches wide.

The figure is fractured and repaired diagonally across it's upper section which contributes to the theory that this jade figure was ceremonially "killed ". There is a slight loss of one or more toes on the right foot and a few other small fractures.

The material is a variegated pale green nephrite with patches of oxidation and fractures to the stone throughout.

This old jade dates circa 900BC - 500BC.

The condition is very dry and fractured which is not that unusual for an artifact of this extreme age and from this culture.

All Items : Archives : Regional Art : Americas : American Indian : Pre 1920 item #97592 (stock #TR0159)
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This antique hand thrown and painted pottery jar measures approximately 5 1/4 inches in diameter by 4 inches high.

Although I have owned this old pot for many years, Indian antiquities are not my area of expertise. I can't tell Casa Grande from Mata Ortiz. I have had much more knowledgeable people than me in this particular field describe this pot as both.

It is in excellent condition except for a small firing crack along one nose and two very small chips along the upper rim.

All Items : Archives : Fine Art : Pre 1960 item #683992
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This original oil painting on stretched canvas measures 16 by 20 inches (oil painting only) and 20 by 24 inches in the carved wooden frame it sits in.

It is signed Frederick Rash in the lower right corner.

It is in outstanding condition with no damage, repairs or restoration.

Frederick Rash was a California mid 20th Century artist who was active in the Laguna Beach area. His work was exhibited at the 46th Annual California Art Club Exhibition on March 27, 1955. He is also known for working in both oils and watercolor.

This biography from the Archives of AskART: Frederick M. Rash was born in Indianapolis, Indiana on August 30, 1919. Rash studied with Robert Wood, Millard Sheets, Rex Brandt, and Dong Kingman. He was active with the California Art Club in 1955. For many years he had a studio in Laguna Beach and at one time lived in New York. He died in Lake Mary, Florida on October 29, 1998. Working in oil and watercolor, he painted landscapes, still lifes, seascapes and portraits. Source: Edan Hughes, "Artists in California, 1786-1940"


All Items : Archives : Regional Art : Middle Eastern : Pre 1920 item #656054
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This is a fine late 19th century Mamluk revival inlaid brass bowl. It is of Near Eastern origin and most likely originated in Egypt, Palestine, Persia or Syria.

It has intricate silver inlay on a bronze or brass bowl with a tooled background design. The designs incorporate leaves and medallions with Arabic or Islamic script encircling bowl. The center medallion on the base with endless knot or possibly even a stylized Star of David design is finely worked as is the entire bowl.

It appears to be hand hammered and chiseled with fine details.

It measures almost 5" in diameter and it is just under 2" high.

It is in excellent condition with no damage or losses.

This is one of about six pieces that we will be offering. They are slightly different in style, but similar enough in period, size and workmanship to be complementary to each other.

All Items : Archives : Regional Art : Asian : Chinese : Pre 1900 item #473721
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This outstanding jade and hardstone carving of a reclining camel measures 6 1/4 inches long by 3 3/4 inches tall by 3 1/4 inches in depth.

It has areas of pure white translucent jade (nephrite or jadeite) on the face and knees. The rest of the carving is an opaque white hard stone of slightly less hardness than areas of translucent white jade.

The reverse has large patches of brown (possible oxidation and or staining from an earlier burial. This might also account for the slight difference of hardness in the opaque portion of the piece.

This carving has a lot of charm and is probably from the late Ching Dynasty, but may actually turn out to be much earlier.

All Items : Archives : Fine Art : Paintings : Oil : Pre 1920 item #572249
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This original oil painting measures approximately 8 by 10 inches (image only) and it sits in a modern carved and gilded frame measuring 13 1/2 by 15 1/2 inches.

The subject of the painting is a European city landscape with people traveling on a road. It is signed FRANK BOGGS in the lower left corner (see closeup photo).

The signature blacklights correctly, so it can be assumed that the signature was painted at the same time as the painting and not added later. The panel board is from the early 20th century. All of these factors are in favor of it's authenticity.

There is, however, some overpainting in the beige or tan portions of the buildings in the middle to right portions of the painting. These areas stand out under the blacklight and may mask some old damage or repairs that are not otherwise evident.


If and when it is fully authenticated, the value of this little jewel could rise dramatically.

Frank Myers Boggs (1855-1926) was an American artist who also lived and worked in France. He is listed in many art references and his works are held by numerous museums in both countries. There are many, many auction records available on Frank Boggs.

All Items : Archives : Decorative Art : Metals : Silver : Pre 1930 item #527327
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This large Hallmarked Silver serving spoon measures 15 1/4 inches long ( see photo with 12 inch ruler for scale).

It has a small engraved initials on its reverse (photo).

It has two hallmarks. (Three towers in oval with numeral"18" below towers) & ( HCF or HFC in oval) . It weighs approximately 180 grams (just under 6 ounces).

All Items : Archives : Regional Art : Asian : Chinese : Pre 1900 item #118067 (stock #TR0205)
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This outstanding carved seated Buddha or Hotai is carved from one piece of banded agate.

It measures about 3 1/4 inches (8.5 cm) in diameter. It is in excellent condition and has a few natural inclusions in the stone itself.

A banded agate water dropper of similar size, period and markings was offered at auction by Christies Hong Kong on Jan 16-17, 1989 (lot #389) with an estimate of HK $10-15,000. ($1200-$1800 US)

All Items : Archives : Fine Art : Paintings : Oil : Pre 1900 item #82632 (stock #TR0111)
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This original oil painting on old dark panel board measures 16 by 20 inches (image only) and is framed in a heavy carved wood and gesso frame (24 by 28 inches.)

It is signed J.L Williams or J.M. Williams in the lower right. The scene includes Indian teepees near a lake and a mountain range which is reminiscent of Yosemite.

On the reverse is the remnant of an old printed label dated 1852 but the painting itself may be as late as the 1870's in execution. It appears to have been mounted in an oval frame at some time based on the pattern of very minor scuffing on the surface of the painting. The frame is more recent than the oil and it has a few minor scuffs.


All Items : Archives : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Pre 1900 item #112672 (stock #TR0199)
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This glazed ceramic or stoneware figure dates to the Meiji (1866-1912) in Japan.

It measures 7 1/4 inches tall by 5 1/4 inches in width and about 3 3/4 inches in depth at it's widest point.

It is in outstanding condition and has extremely vibrant colors. There is one extremely small circular spot of glaze loss which appears to be a kiln flaw on the sleeve.

Remnants of the gauze pattern remain on the unglazed bottom.