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All Items : Vintage Arts : Decorative Art : Metals : Silver : Sterling : Pre 1940 item #302998 (stock #348AAA)
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$28000.00
Weighing an impressive 24-1/2 pounds Troy, this five-piece tea and coffee service is stately but reserved. Made under the aegis of London's Goldsmiths' and Silversmiths' Company, all pieces bear sterling hallmarks for London, 1934, with a fifth, purely voluntary mark, the profiled heads of King George V and Queen Mary, paying tribute to the Jubilee Year. The tray, a hefty five pounds alone, is approximately 14 inches by 16-3/4inches. The teapot is approximately 10 inches by 4-1/4 inches ...
All Items : Fine Art : Paintings : Oil : Europe : British : Pre 1800 item #1285102
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$18,500.00
"He is covered with stars, ribbons and medals, more like a Prince of the Opera than the Conqueror of the Nile. It is really melancholy to see a brave and good man, who has deserved well of his country, cutting so pitiful a figure." This was written by General Sir John Moore upon receiving this painting of his friend and fellow defender of England, Admiral Lord Horatio Nelson. He had ordered the tondo version from Leonardo Guzzardi, painter of the full-length one now in London's National Portrait...
All Items : Antiques : Instruments and Implements : Culinary : Pre 1700 item #1256167
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$18,000.00
When I found this giant beauty more than half-a-century ago in the window of a Manhattan antiques shop it was holding a vase of daisies. The clerk explained that it had a cover and offered me a discount. It was the largest piece of treen I had seen (it still is) and I dragged it back to my cubicle in the Madison Avenue advertising agency for which I worked. That evening, I lugged it up to my one-room flat and checked out the wood in F Lewis Hinckley’s "Directory of the Historic Cabinet Woods",...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Furniture : Pre 1900 item #34696 (stock #206AAA)
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$17,500.00
Dramatically handsome is this miniature tansu, designed to hold dolls' clothes for the celebration of Girls Day in Japan. Covered on all sides in Korean-style marquetry of various woods -- red ash, persimmon, ebony – in a crazy-quilt jumble of stylized fans, game boards and geometric devices, highlighted with silvered mounts. The two doors portray an inset scene of a rooster and hen with their chicks surrounded by summer flowers, masterfully executed in raised lacquer, a tribute to domestic...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Paintings : Pre 1900 item #480600
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$16,000.00
Following the forced opening of Japan to world trade in the mid-Nineteenth Century, there was a great rush by the Western Hemisphere to enjoy the goods of this graceful and productive land. There was also a great curiosity on both sides to portray and understand the customs and effects of the foreigners. One of the products of this venture is the famous and delightful Black Ship Scroll, now owned by the Japan Society. Related to that document is this series of paintings depicting how a man ...
All Items : Fine Art : Paintings : Watercolor : Pre 1900 item #34636 (stock #205AAA)
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$8500.00
Here is a glorious tribute to summer’s warm beauty that will chase the winter blues from any room. By noted French flower painter, Raoul Victor Maurice Maucherat de Longpre, it portrays a freshly gathered bouquet of poppies, daisies, bachelor’s buttons and Queen Anne’s lace gracefully lying on a stone wall, the sort of still-life that the artist was famous for all of his career, which began at the Salon de Paris in 1876. The painting, in watercolor and gouache, is in superb conditi...
All Items : Antiques : Instruments and Implements : Culinary : Pre 1700 item #945611
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$8500.00
This New England ash burl bowl is not only powerful in its grace and appeal but is signed with hills and arrows. It is solid condition and measures approximately 14 inches in diameter and 5-1/4 inches in height. (Photo reproduction makes the bowl seem more oval than it is in reality.) New England, Eighteenth to Early Nineteenth Centuries.
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Americas : Eskimo : Sculpture : Pre AD 1000 item #964020
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$7800.00
If this powerful figure,a fish with two riders, had a utilitarian purpose, it would have been as a handle for a needle-like point fitted into the mouth area. This is unlikely, however, as the two figures would impede ease of use. Siberia-Alaska Area (?)pre-Christian Era. Approximately 8-1/2 inches in length, 2-3/4 inches high and one inch deep.
All Items : Antiques : Decorative Art : Metals : Silver : Sterling : Pre 1900 item #493860
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$6600.00
Incorporating a fortune in Renaissance and later coins, this magnificent set is composed of two large decanters, a covered powder box and a shoe horn. It is marked "Geo.C. Shreve & Co. San Francisco." Circa 1880, superb condition. The decanters are 8-1/2 inches high and 5-1/2 inches wide, the powder box is 5-3/4 inches high and 4-1/4 inches in diameter and the shoe horn is 10-1/4 inches in length and two inches wide at the base. Of heavy-gauge silver, the set weighs in at approximately 52 oun...
All Items : Fine Art : Sculpture : Wood : Pre 1700 item #43525 (stock #220AAA)
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$6200.00
“Hark, the herald angels sing!” I have always imagined that the missing hands of this finely carved German High Renaissance archangel originally must have held a missile. The marks of age have not destroyed the magnificence of the statue’s graceful, liquid form and, fortunately, the beatific face retains its youthful radience. Traces of the original gesso and gilding remain and the piece has been stabilized by the addition of a heavy, old marble plinth. It is in healthy condition and m...
All Items : Antiques : Decorative Art : Metals : Silver : Asia Trade : Pre 1900 item #1027456
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$6200.00
Made for export around 1870, this 11-piece dressing set, in its original lacquer fitted case, is of extraordinary purity (approximately 950/1000) and weight, the powder box alone weighing in at about 11 ounces. Featuring finely martèle surfaces within plain borders, the decoration is elegantly reserved. Each of the brushes – two hair brushes, a clothes brush and a hat brush – retains its original silk-brocade cartonnage bandeau, and packing papers bear the advertising of the maker, Hung Cho...
All Items : Antiques : Instruments and Implements : Pre 1900 item #1247895
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$6200.00
Made for export around 1870, this 11-piece dressing set, in its original lacquer fitted case, is of extraordinary purity (approximately 950/1000) and weight, the powder box alone weighing in at about 11 ounces. Featuring finely martèle surfaces within plain borders, the decoration is elegantly reserved. Each of the brushes – two hair brushes, a clothes brush and a hat brush – retains its original silk-brocade cartonnage bandeau, and packing papers bear the advertising of the maker, Hu...
All Items : Antiques : Decorative Art : Ceramics : German : Pottery : Pre 1700 item #1017800
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$5600.00
In an extraordinarily fine state of preservation, this rare German faience charger was created in the early Frankfurt-am-Main factory of Johann Simonet in the late Seventeenth Century. Its lively decoration in the Chinese style features birds and stylized flowers in an imaginative landscape. Elaborate double channeling lends further animation to the effect. Approximately 14 inches in diameter and 2-1/2 inches deep, it has no breaks or repairs. Comparable examples are displayed in important m...
All Items : Antiques : Furnishings : Lighting : Ceiling Fixtures : Pre 1800 item #43519 (stock #219AAA)
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$5500.00
A Gustavian lighting fixture of exceptional beauty is this crystal chandelier in exceptionally fine condition and quality. The crystals are all fully cut -- not molded --and exceptionally brilliant, typical of Swedish pieces of this period. In classic fountain cascade form, there are four arms for candles; they have never been wired for electricity. It is approximately 34 inches tall by 24 inches in diameter. Circa 1800.
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Chinese : Metalwork : Pre 1700 item #361423
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$4800.00
In an unusually fine state of preservation, this finely detailed sculpture is in the Sino-Tibetan tradition, revealing the Buddha seated in meditation (dhyanasana) on a double-lotus plinth with his hands in the dhyanamudra gesture and holding the image of a crenelated pagoda. In courtly attire, wholly covered in foliate scroll-work and having figures of the Buddha in the pose of teaching on the front as a pectoral and on the back two images of the Buddha with hands in the gesture of peace (ahhay...
All Items : Antiques : Furnishings : Furniture : Asian : Japanese : Pre 1900 item #385817
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$4700.00
In glowing, lustrous cinnabar lacquer, this elegant temple table has two drawers, lacquered black within, that slide all the way through. They are decorated with raised cloud-form plaques in all four fronts; this motif is repeated on the sides of the table. Fine carved diaper patterns adorn the sweeping legs and edges of the top. The piece measures approximately 35-3/4 inches by 23-1/4 inches by 29-3/4 inches high. There are few small flaws and those only minor. Japanese, Meiji Period.
All Items : Fine Art : Paintings : Oil : Asia : Japanese : Pre 1800 item #318289 (stock #370AAA)
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$4500.00
This finely executed provincial Korean byobu (floor screen) has been professionally remounted in two parts. The tranquil scene of poets enjoying a tea ceremony surrounded by attendants in a peaceful pavilion is executed in suitably muted tones highlighted by firm reds and subtle gilt details. Korea, Seventeenth/Eighteenth Century, Yi Dynasty, each of the two screens is approximately 37-1/2 inches high and 50 inches wide. (Please note: New, larger pictures have been added.)
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Ancient World : Pre AD 1000 item #376968
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$4400.00
The finest Etruscan bronzes I have owned in 50 years of collecting, this extraordinarily pair of belt hooks are in the form of Lasa, the winged “angel” attendant of Turan, the Etruscan equivalent of Aphrodite, goddess of love, particularly appropriate for this time of year. Dressed in a full-length chiton, the goddess presses her right hand to her heart and raised her left in the age-old sign of testament. Ram’s heads are at her feet and another above her head, its tongue protruding to f...