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All Items : Archives : Fine Art : Paintings : Oil : Pre 1920 item #181819 (stock #TR0304)
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This original OIL PAINTING on artist's canvas panel board measures 17 by 19 inches, including the period carved and gilded frame(14 x 16 oil only).

It is unsigned and dates circa 1900-1920.

Both the oil painting and the original period frame are in outstanding condition. In addition, the oil painting has both subtle details and wonderful colors. This early 20th Century oil can be described as "Craftsman School" in style.

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.

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 : Regional Art : Asian : Chinese : Pre 1900 item #594674
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This Chinese Carved Cinnabar lacquer vase measures 7 inches tall by 3 3/4 inches in diameter.

It dates from the Ching Dynasty (1644 -1911).

It is ornately carved overall with scrolling leaf and plant motifs and mountain landscapes with trees and robed sages.

It is in excellent condition with the exception of an irregularity at the base near the brass bottom rim.

All Items : Archives : Regional Art : Asian : Chinese : Pre 1900 item #96800 (stock #TR0157)
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This multicolored, carved jade jar stands 10 inches tall by 5 1/4 inches at it's widest point by about 2 inches in depth.

It has lion handles and a carved lion on it's lid. It also has a pair of opposing fire breathing dragons carved on both sides.

The color of the jade ranges from light green to deep mottled green and changes to a deep grey in areas. It has natural inclusions in the stone that resemble a spider web pattern in some areas.

Although the style of the carving is much earlier, this jade carving probably dates from the late 19th to the early 20th century.

Note: the shallow design may have allowed it to sit in a wall niche or shrine.

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 : Asian : Chinese : Pre 1930 item #132865 (stock #TR0222)
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This outstanding Chinese Silver Incense Burner measures 9 inches tall by 6.25 inches wide (handle to handle).

It is covered with highly detailed calligraphic symbols and a central engraved shield, bordered by a flying crane and fan symbols on alternate sides.

It stands on three elongated fu lion legs with paw feet.

The cover is surrounded by pierced leaf and flower decoration surmounted by an elephant with an engraved chow symbol topped by an apple green jade cabachon.

There is also a Chinese silver mark on the underside of the base.

The censor sits on a custom carved lotus shaped wooden base (4.5 inch diameter by 2 inches tall)

This silver censor is in outstanding condition except for one slight crimp in one of the handles which may need to be repaired for strength. (It does not affect it's appearance at all). IT IS GUARANTEED TO BE AT LEAST .925 PURE SILVER, IF NOT BETTER!

All Items : Archives : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Pre 1900 item #302804
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This 19th century Japanese bronze figural group of turtles on rocks measures 8 inches tall by about 12 by 8 inches. It has multicolored patinas in gold and silver colors in addition to the normal overall grey green bronze patina.

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

It is in excellent condition and signed on the side.

Insured delivery is included within the US.

All Items : Archives : Instruments and Implements : Pre 1700 item #95147 (stock #TR0153)
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This is an original gunpowder horn or flask from Germany (Bavaria?) or Low Countries - Circa 1580-1650 (late 16th to middle 17th century).

It is made of flattened cow horn and engraved on both sides. One side has a hunting scene and the other has a pattern of concentric circles.

It measures 12 inches end to tip and about 4 inches wide at the back end. It is flattened and measures 1 1/4 to 1 1/2 inches in depth.

It is in good condition overall, but there is a wooden butt plate on the back end. There are also minor cracks and losses as should be expected of a 400+ year old artifact..

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This antique bronze figure of a dancing girl measures approximately 10 1/2 inches tall by 6 inches wide (Hair bun to finger tip) and it stands on a base measuring about 3 by 4 inches.

The dancer is posed in an unusual position while standing on one foot with arms extended.

It is in good condition with the exception of an old repair to the bronze in her mid section (see closeup). There is also a small casting loss to the area near her left ear and on her right buttock.

All Items : Archives : Estate Jewelry : Ethnic : Far Eastern : Pre 1900 item #1101476
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This antique jade cuff, bangle or bracelet measures 3.5 inches in diameter (89 mm) on the outside, and 3 1/8 inches (78 mm) for the inside diameter.

It is carved from an off white jade with slight tinges of green and a few very small dark green or black spots on the interior of the bracelet.

It is carved in a repeating low relief pattern of dragons and undulating leaf patterns.

It is in outstanding condition, period.

We estimate this jade bangle to date somewhere in the Ching Dynasty in China (1644-1911).

All Items : Archives : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Pre 1900 item #601475
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This 19th century bronze and champleve censor measures 4 1/2 inches in diameter by about 4 inches tall.

It has a wonderful brown patina and some very minor verdigris on it. The enamelling is in excellent condition with only a few irregularities as should be expected for this time period. The top rim has Fu Lion heads floating in a recurring pattern of fan shaped waves. The center band is composed of champleve enamel in archaic stylized patterns. Another (bottom) band of bronze repeating fan shaped waves sits on tripod legs.

There are no marks on this censor. It dates circa 1870-1900.

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 : Japanese : Pre 1900 item #726954
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This original Japanese porcelain jar measures about 2 1/2 inches in diameter and 3 1/4 inches in height.

The exterior of this little gem is covered overall with hand painted Japanese court figures in robed splendor, including, geishas, and Daimo figures set against a gilt background. The fineness of figures details is amazing, but pales when you observe the hand painted calligraphic stories or poetry that cover the entire interior of the cup. The hand painted Asian calligraphic symbols are so minute and so detailed that one can imagine an artist going blind in the process of painting them one stroke at a time deep inside the cup. It requires a magnifying glass to completely appreciate the details.

This cup or jar is in outstanding condition, but it is missing the original lid.

A comparable cup sold Nov 17, 2007 at live auction on ebay(#150180899539) for $500.00. It was chipped, but it had the lid that this cup lacks.

All Items : Archives : Regional Art : Asian : Chinese : Pre 1492 item #499954
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This charming old jade of a monkey riding a horse is carved from white nephrite and has multi colored old brown oxidation remaining in many of the crevices. It measures 2 1/2 x 1 3/4 x 1 inches or 6.8 x 4.5 x 2.1 centimeters.
All Items : Archives : Regional Art : Asian : Chinese : Pre 1492 item #576658
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This antique nephrite jade rabbit holding a peach is from the Song Dynasty (960-1279 AD) or the early portion of the Ming Dynasty (1368-1644 AD).

It measures about 2 1/4 x 1 1/2 X 1 inch or 54mm x 35mm x 21 mm.

It is carved from nephrite with colors ranging from a pale beige to a deep rust red. It has a substantial amount of oxidation which has created it's wonderful color patterns. It also has a slightly irregular surface: most likely from a previous period of exposure to the soil or the elements.

It is in excellent condition.

All Items : Archives : Regional Art : Asian : Chinese : Pre 1800 item #115995 (stock #TR0195)
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This Chinese Paktong (pewter)incense burner measures approximately 12 inches tall by 13 inches wide by 4 inches in depth. It has very delicate brass inlay and trim.

It dates from the late Ming Dynasty through the early Ching dynasty (approx circa 1600-1800).

It is in very good condition except for slight indentations on the rear legs.

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.