All Items : Archives : Estate Jewelry : Pre 1920 item #1181868
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This antique worked silver and coral pendant with hanging loop dates from the late 19th to early 20th century in Tibet or Nepal.

It measures 53 mm long by 15 mm in diameter.

It consists of a piece of natural, undyed red coral covered with two ends of finely worked silver. This is .900+ pure silver and guaranteed as such.

It weighs .98 troy ounces (about 30 grams).

The black spots in the coral are natural imperfections in the stone and do not detract from the stone. Quite the opposite-they help to verify it's authenticity.

All Items : Archives : Regional Art : Asian : Chinese : Pre 1900 item #594873
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This antique cloisonne figure in the form of a mythical bird with a censor on it's back measures 11 inches tall by 4 inches wide by 7 inches in depth (head to tail).

It dates from the middle 19th century to the early 20th Century in China.

It is covered all over with multicolored archaic plant and animal symbols, outlined in gold.

It is in outstanding condition.

All Items : Archives : Regional Art : Middle Eastern : Pre 1900 item #630202
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This outstanding silver beaker measures 4 inches tall by 3 inches in diameter at the lip of the cup.

It is in excellent condition. It shows a few small repairs around the rim but they are extremely minor and to be expected on a piece of this age with so much hand detailing on it. It is covered overall with chiseled or engraved design motifs. There are eight panels with repeating leaf and floral designs.

Although we are labeling this as an Asian silver beaker, the style of the designs used leads us to believe that this could just as easily be a very old European beaker.

There are no hallmarks or country of origin marks on this wonderful old beaker.

We are dating this old silver beaker to the 18-19th Century, but it may actually be older. It is, of course guaranteed to be silver ( between .800-.950 in purity).

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 : Fine Art : Paintings : Oil : Pre 1900 item #581680
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This antique oil painting on stretched canvas and stretcher bars measures 18 by 22 inches (image only). It is unframed.

This original oil painting is in AS FOUND condition, which means it needs restoration. It has patches, inpainting, and losses of canvas where it attaches to the stretcher bars.

It is signed S A Weiss in the lower left corner.

Samuel A Weiss (1874-1918) was born in Warsaw, Poland. He came to the US in 1886. He studied at the National Academy of Design.

He is listed in numerous artist biographical references, including, Who Was Who in American Art, Davenports Art Reference, Annual Exhibition Record of the National Academy of Design (1901-1950) and more.

Samuel A. Weiss was also an exhibitor at the Panama Pacific Exhibition,

He is listed on with recent auction listings to $4000.00.

All Items : Archives : Regional Art : Asian : Chinese : Pre 1940 item #802094
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This bronze figure of a Bodhisatva seated on a tall lotus petal stand measures about 11.5 inches tall by 5.5 inches wide by 5 inches in depth.

Although it is late Ming in style, this outstanding bronze may date to the 20th century or possibly a bit earlier.

This bronze figure has outstanding carved detailing overall, including the jeweled pendant draped down around the neck and chest area.

There is also a small figure of Buddha in the crown and wonderful details in the hanging folds of the drapery.

It does have very light green patination in areas, along with a few spotty brown areas.

Overall, however, it's condition is outstanding.

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 : Fine Art : Paintings : Oil : Pre 1940 item #109133 (stock #TR0192)
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This original oil painting on artist's board measures 10 x 12 inches and sits in a carved wooden frame (16 x 18 inches).

It is signed H. Thomson in the lower right corner. It is also marked on reverse: Shafer Falls Near Dwight Lake of Bays Ontario Canada (Hand written in brown ink & in style of early 20th century).

Circa :1920-35.

Who Was Who In American Art has a listing for H.G Thomson (1850-1939). This attribution has not been verified and is only for given for possible future use in documentation.

The painting is in excellent condition, However, there is a small piece missing in the upper right corner of the frame.

US and Canadian delivery is included.

All Items : Archives : Regional Art : Pre 1900 item #288084 (stock #AC-3891)
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This is an old carved nephrite jade in the form of a coiled dragon.

It measures approximately 2 inches (50 cm) in diameter by 1/8 inch (.8 cm)thick.

Archaic Style (Han - Song Dynasty).

We are listing this as 18th - 19th century although it may actually be somewhat older.

The dragon is a pale green-yellow with multi tonal brown suffusions which give it an overall mottled brown appearance.

All Items : Archives : Regional Art : Asian : Chinese : Pre 1940 item #1094942
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This silver teapot measures 8 inches tall(to top of handle) by about 6 inches at it's widest point (to tip of spout). The circular body of the teapot alone measures about 5.5 inches without the spout.

It dates to the early 20th Century in China.

It has finely a finely detailed long leaf and floraf motif engraving on one side.

It also has 19 Chinese characters in what appears to be a poem on the opposite side.

It also has additional floral engraving on the lid surmounted by a small finial.

It has a Chinese silver mark on it's base( see photo).

It weighs a little over 15 troy ounces

It's condition is overall very good, but there is a bit of stippling ( slightly bumpy) on a portion of the floral engraving and a tiny damage spot on the lid (see the closeup photo).

It appears to have the original wrapping on the handle.

All Items : Archives : Regional Art : Asian : Chinese : Pre 1900 item #514873
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18-19th Century Jade Carving of Two Dogs: Mother and Pup (Ching Dynasty)

Softly polished white nephrite jade with overall amber/ beige highlights and touches of brown accenting the tail. There are remnants of oxidation in the crevices.

This antique carved jade is in outstanding condition. It is an excellent example of 18th-19th century jade carving.

Subject is a reclining dog with paws set together next to a smaller puppy with the ears of both dogs touching.

The carving measures 3 x 1 X 1 inches (77mm x 26mm x 26 mm)

All Items : Archives : Regional Art : Asian : Chinese : Pre 1950 item #447884
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This white coral carving with pink highlights measures 4 inches tall by 5 1/4 inches wide by 3/4 inch in depth. It is in excellent condition but is missing it's carved wooden stand. It requires another stand (or potters's clay) to stand level. The three figures are robed and positioned according to the natural shape of the coral branches. The carving has fine details as can be seen somewhat by the photos: although they really do not do it justice. It is much nicer in person .
All Items : Archives : Regional Art : Asian : Chinese : Pre 1900 item #543078
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This jade dish measures 3 inches by 7 3/4 inches by 1 1/4 inch in depth. It is carved from pale to medium green nephrite with cloud band patterns in the stone.

It also has various colors of brown oxidation which gives it an almost spiderweb pattern around the top edge. The interior of the dish has heavy and dark color staining on one end which leads to the conclusion that it was used with colored inks and water for Chinese painting. t may have been used on a slight angle which would have allowed the sediment from the brush to settle on one end, leaving clearer water at the other to keep colors cleaner upon application.

There is a dragon chasing a pearl carved into the interior of the dish (see photos). Beyond the dragon's symbolic significance, it's shape and positioning in the dish would also help to remove excess pigment from a scholar's paint brush.

Archaic in design, this nephrite jade brush washer and / or inkstone most likely dates to the late Ming or Ching Dynasty.

All Items : Archives : Regional Art : Asian : Chinese : Pre 1910 item #736936
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This multicolored, carved jade dish measures about 5 1/2 inches wide by 4 3/4 inches in length by 1 1/4 inches in depth.

It has a handle in the form of a bat with extended wings and carved shields enclosing flowing abstracted designs around it's exterior.

The color of the jade ranges from a light pale celadon (almost white) through a darker gray celadon to a deep black color jade. The darker tones have patches of brown suffusions or oxidation. There is also one small patch of oxidation in the lighter areas also. It's condition is outstanding with no chips, cracks or repairs.

Although the style of this carving is earlier, it probably dates from the late 19th through the early 20th century.

Note: the shallow design indicates that this may have been a brush washer for a scholar's desk.

All Items : Archives : Fine Art : Paintings : Oil : Pre 1930 item #903562
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This original oil painting on stretched canvas measures 14 by 21 inches (image only) and about 19 by 30 inches in it's original frame.

The subject is an impressionist scene of soldiers marching along side a line of old fashioned tanks followed up by mounted cavalry on horseback.

The combination of cavalry and tanks probably dates this to WWI rather than WW2.

It is signed in the lower right corner, D.K.Seavey.


Dorothy K. Seavey (1895-1964) is listed by ASKART.COM as a California artist, who was born in Colorado, but settled in Los Angeles, California.

She died in San Diego in the mid 60's.

She is also listed in Edan Hughes, Artist's in California, 1786-1940 (2nd.edition).

It is in excellent original condition. There are no rips, tears, holes or apparent restoration of any kind. It could, however, use a light cleaning.

It has a few areas where the old varnish has darkened down a bit.

It also has a small old label that reads: P.J. Bachmann, Fine Arts, 1908 S. Figueroa Street, Los Angeles, Cal.

All Items : Archives : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Pre 1900 item #81974 (stock #TR0103)
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This 19th century Japanese bronze vase measures 18 inches tall by about 12 inches in diameter. It has elaborate leaf and vegetable motif in both bronze and champleve enamel.

It dates from the Meiji Period (1868-1912) or earlier.

It is in excellent condition with an outstanding variety of colorful patinas and verdigris.

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 : Estate Jewelry : Pre 1920 item #828719
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This antique necklace consists of large (35 mm diameter) carved silver beads mixed with large (20 mm -25 mm diameter) Tibetan turquoise beads and finished with finely detailed silver end caps.

The large silver beads have carved auspicious symbols on them. The silver beads are hollow, but also thick and substantial. They were created in two pieces and put together at the widest point of the bead. They are hand tooled and, although unmarked ( as is a lot of silver from this area) they are of high quality (.800-900 or better). Full return privileges otherwise.

We estimate it to date primarily to the period of 1880-1920.

It is in excellent condition and weighs (both silver and turquoise) about 190 grams (over 6 troy ounces). It measures about 19 inches (48 mm) long stretched out end to end. This short strand with make an impressive choker.

NOTE: Our photos of the silver appear darker than they actually are. The silver is actually a nice even silver tone, not dark as if stored for some time. Not cleaned, just a lighter tone than the photos appear to be.