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All Items : Archives : Fine Art : Pre 2000 item #653861
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This original gouache and acrylic painting on rice paper measures 18 by 26 1/2 inches (image only). It is framed and matted under clear, unbreakable plexiglass.

It is signed and sealed Trung Van Nguyen 1996. There is also a gallery lable Wth the original price tag from 16 years ago.

It is in excellent condition.

All Items : Archives : Regional Art : Pre 1700 item #1186134
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This Chinese nephrite jade carving of a Qilin or Chilong measures about 4.5 inches from nose to tail (or no tail-in this case) by about 4 inches tall by 2 inches at its width (hoof to hoof).

It was carved from a celadon green mottled jade with areas of grey green and dark green.

It also has numerous inclusions - natural fractures in the stone with oxidation and subsequent staining.

This mythological beast has the head of a lion or dog and the wide body of a goat, resting on its hooves. It has no tail: but that may have happened sometime after it was originally created. His rump appears to have been polished down some time ago.

We estimate that this jade originated some time between the Han Dynasty and the Song Dynasty, based on stylistic similarities and the condition of the stone itself.

All Items : Archives : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Pre 1910 item #112568 (stock #TR0202)
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This antique sometsuke (blue and white) ceramic tea cup dates to the Meiji Period (1868-1912) in Japan. It measures 3 1/4 inches(8.5 cm) by 2 1/4 inches (6 cm) tall).

This is one cup from a collection of two dozen antique sometsuke tea cups (see enlargement). This antique cup is in perfect condition, except for one tiny rim chip on it's upper edge.

All Items : Archives : Regional Art : Asian : Indian Subcontinent : India : Pre 1920 item #83720 (stock #TR0121)
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This old figural bronze shrine has a large central six armed figure of Shiva or Vishnu surrounded by six additional dieties. It is either Indian or Nepalese, as it contains iconographic elements of both cultures.

It measures 8 by 11 inches and has a mounting bracket that extends back about 3 1/2 inches.

This well cast bronze is in excellent condition and weighs about six pounds.

All Items : Archives : Regional Art : African : Pre 1900 item #579229
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This is a pair of Yoruba bronze figures; each one sitting on a separate bronze stool. They were created by the old lost wax casting method.

These bronze figures are 11.5" and 10.5" in height. They are also both about 3 ½ inches in width and 3 ½ inches in depth.

They date from the late 19th Century through the early 20th Century.

Their condition is excellent with a nice patina and a small area of verdigris.

The ancient Yoruba city of Owo, one of the largest on the Guinea coast, was established in the ninth century, and is located approximately midway between Ile-Ife and Benin City, the capital of the Benin kingdom. Although this was a highly vulnerable position, the Owo not only survived but managed to carve out and sustain a sizeable kingdom of their own in pre-colonial days. Owo flourished during the 15th and 16th centuries primarily because of its location along the well established trade route connecting the cities of Ife and Benin. These early trade routes significantly contributed in bringing the Benin and Ife art to the early Yoruba peoples, and Yoruba art, especially the metal work, was notably influenced by trade with both the Portuguese and the Benin and Ife Kingdoms during the 16th century. The Owo royal palace, extending over more than 108 ½ acres, was by far the largest palace in Yoruba land.

The Osugbo (Ogboni) are a society of male and female elders responsible for the selection, installation, and burial of kings, and who render judgment and stipulate punishment in cases of serious crimes in the society, including the removal of errant rulers. The powers and pacts between women and men are seen in paired images used among this society as the primary symbols of Osugbo are the paired male and female figures.

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 : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Pre 1900 item #96220 (stock #TR0017)
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This 19th Century Japanese bronze hibachi measures 14 inches in diameter and 11 inches high. It has FLUTED SIDES COVERED WITH FOUR DIFFERENT LANDSCAPE AND WATER SCENES OF INTRICATE DETAIL (SEE PHOTOS). It is also marked or signed on the bottom (see additional photo). It is in OUTSTANDING CONDITION except for one small repair on the bottom interior. It dates to the Meiji period(1868-1912) or earlier.
All Items : Archives : Regional Art : Asian : Indian Subcontinent : Pre 1900 item #592819
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This antique bronze figure of a Buddha standing upon a turtle or tortoise measures 6 inches tall by 2 inches wide by about 5 inches in depth (nose to tail).

It dates from the 18th to 19th Century in India or Nepal (It may actually be somewhat earlier). It has silver inlaid eyes as can be found on antique Jain bronzes or bronzes from earlier periods.

All Items : Archives : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Pre 1900 item #561664
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This is a similar, but not identical, pair of 19th Century Japanese Green Cloisonne vases with bird and flower motifs.

Each of these vases measures 12 inches tall by about 5 1/2 inches in diameter.

These date circa 1870-1890.

Each of these vases has been drilled with a tiny repairable hole near it's base. They were probably converted into lamps as were many pieces of this period. One of the vases has been dropped and was slightly damaged at the base area (see closeup photo). Overall, both of these vases are quite attractive and show up well from most directions. The damage is very minor. These will please any collector who chooses value over perfection.

All Items : Archives : Fine Art : Paintings : Oil : Pre 1960 item #701340
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This original oil painting on stretched canvas measures 18 by 24 inches ( image only ) and 23 by 29 inches in it's wooden frame.

It is in excellent condition, period.

Bessie Barrington Taylor (1895- ) is listed in numerous artists’ biographical references as a painter in or from Bradenton, Florida and Andalusia, Alabama.

She studied at The University of Alabama, Alabama State Teachers College and the Ringling School of Art. She was a member of the Southern States Art League (SSAL) and the Artist’s League of Manatee County, Bradenton.

She exhibited at the SSAL - Montgomery Alabama, 1938 and the Benjamin Museum: Ellenton, Florida, 1940.

She is listed in the following art references:

1. Who Was Who in American Art- Peter Hastings Falk

2. Davenport’s Art Reference and Price Guide 2001/2002 Edition

3. www.artprice.com

All Items : Archives : Regional Art : Asian : Chinese : Pre 1700 item #291671
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This outstanding antique nephrite jade carving measures 2 1/2 inches (68 mm) by 1 1/2 inches (33 mm) by 3/4 inch (20 mm).

It has colors that range from pale celadon green through blue / gray green with areas of brown suffusions (oxidation) on the top of the head and the back of the neck.

Although we are listing this as a Song Dynasty to Ming Dynasty carving in the style of the hardstone carvings of Neolithic or Pre Dynastic China, it actually may be much earlier than that. If it turns out to be an earlier jade carving (Neolithic to Shang), it's value can be adjusted upwards by a great deal.

This totemic figure is a combination of a dragon's head and the body of a cicada or grasshopper.

The buyer will be extremely pleased. The photos do not do it justice. This is a lovely, soft, tactile jade carving and may well have been either a fondling piece or worn for a very long time.

All Items : Archives : Fine Art : Pre 1960 item #603898
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This original oil painting on masonite panel measures about 8 by 20 inches,unframed, and approximately 12 by 24 inches in it's simple frame.

It dates circa 1940-1960.

It is in excellent condition.

It is signed M.Moore with the artist's monogram / signature in the lower left corner. See closeup.

Biographical Information: Martha Elizabeth Moore (1913-1982)

Martha Moore was born in Bayonne, New Jersey in 1913. She studied at the Art Students League in New York with Frederick Bridgman and Frank Du Mond.Her outstanding work at the League earned her five scholarships.

She exhibited extensively and her paintings were awarded many prizes. She received the prestigious "Issac Maynard Portrait Prize" from the National Academy of Design. She exhibited at the Art League of Long Island, the Lorillard Wolfe Art Club,the American Artists Professional League and the Allied Artists of America.

She also exhibited with the American Water Color Society, the Audubon Artists, the Society of Independent Artists (1944) and numerous museum shows. Her paintings were also exhibited in England, the Scandinavian countries, South America, Mexico, France, Canada and Israel. She authored two books, "Prize Winning Paintings" and "Prize Winning Art"

All Items : Archives : Regional Art : Asian : Chinese : Pre 1980 item #1055263
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This is an original ink and watercolor painting on paper, mounted as a scroll.

It dates to the middle of the 20th century.

This relatively large scroll measures 24 x 44 inches (painting only) and 31 x 74 inches (including the mounting).

The subject is a large number of horses running and playing in a high mountain valley. One hundred horses is a traditional subject in Chinese art that dates back hundreds of years .

This original painting is in excellent condition.

All Items : Archives : Regional Art : Asian : Indian Subcontinent : Pre 1900 item #688026
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This miniature Indian bronze figure of Siva (Shiva) measures 4 3/4 inches tall by 2 1/2 inches wide by 2 1/4 inches in depth. A smaller figure of his consort Parvati is seated on his knee.

It dates circa 1780-1900.

It is a very heavy bronze casting with fine detail: unusual for such a small bronze figure.

It is in outstanding condition. There is a small cylinder mount on the back of the head where it may have originally had a fire surround back piece attached .

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 : Decorative Art : Metals : Silver : Coin : Pre 1960 item #504833
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A sterling silver cup with handle and animal engravings around upper half of field. It is signed on mark on bottom: SANBORN (within rectangular box). Condition is excellent with a few small areas of verdigris around bottom . Measurements: 2 1/2 inches diameter (3 1/2 inches with handle) by 2 inches tall.
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This miniature Indian bronze figure of Shiva (siva) measures 4 1/2 inches tall by 3 inches wide by 2 inches in depth.

It dates circa 1780-1870.

It is a very high quality casting with intricate detail, which is unusual for such a small bronze figure.

It is in outstanding condition. There is a cylinder mount on the reverse where it may have originally had a fire surround back piece attached .

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.