All Items : Vintage Arts : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Porcelain : Pre 1900 item #326715 (stock #379AAA)
Alive with bold designs of flower-filled jardinieres and tall stands earing incense burners, this deep bowl is enameled in red and green on underglaze blue, with highlingts of gilding. There is central design of bamboo surrounded by borders; the outer side show a dragon with two pheonixes flying among flames. Below, there is a stylized cloud band above a foot decorated with noughts and crosses. Japanese, late Nineteenth Century, 7-1/2 inches in diameter and three inches high. Mint condition.
This finely turned bell metal candlestick is English and dates from the early part of the Eighteenth Century. It is approximately seven inches high and four inches in diameter.
Either Spanish or Dutch in origin, this sharply defined candlestick dates from the end of the Seventeenth Century. It is about seven inches tall, with a base 4-1/4 inches in diameter, and features a candle-extraction hole at the bottom of the candlecup.
Highly detailed and finely finished, these heavily gilded tiebacks are excellent in detail and execution. They are heavy in construction and could even be used as door handles. The reticulated cage of laurels forming the central boss reveal the gilding below, each element detachable for the other for cleaning. French, early Twentieth Century. Approximately 4-3/4 inches in length, 2/12 inches in diameter.
Three finely engraved Chinese characters are featured on a delicately hammered ground. Elegantly simple, the piece is of excellent weight and in fine condition. Approximately 3-3/4 inches in diameter and a half-inch high, it has a maker's mark "C.J."(?),"Sterling" and a Chinese character.
Hallmarked with an "F" and an arrowhead, this large, heavyweight silver buckle is inlaid with turquoise and spiny coral in stylized geometric patterns. Made for a belt up to 1-1/2 inches in width, it was never worn and is in mint condition. Approximately two by three inches.
All Items : Vintage Arts : Decorative Art : Metals : Silver : Sterling : Pre 2000 item #22623 (stock #159AAA)
Perfect for a very grand doll’s house is this tiny sterling montieth bowl and matching tray in Seventeenth Century style. Both pieces bear incredibly exact details: articulated mask handles, gadrooning and fluting. Of recent manufacture, they are numbered as being 213 out of an edition of 500. Bowl is 7/8 of an inch tall and 1-1/4 inches in diameter; tray is 1-5/8 inches in diameter.
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Americas : South American : Handiwork : Pre 1800 item #156281 (stock #283AAA)
A small cup of high-purity mine silver, this graceful example of Andean silver dates from the late 18th Century. It is in sharp condition with only a quarter-inch rim crack. Approximately 3-3/8 inches diameter at the handle and two inches high.
All Items : Antiques : Instruments and Implements : Culinary : Pre 1900 item #272758 (stock #336AAA)
The bespectacled character protrayed on this antiques nutcracker could possibly be an old woman, but I choose to think that it Guisseppe, the widower who fashioned his "son" Pinocchio to ease his loneliness. Whichever and whatever, the carving is full of character. Tyrolean or Swiss, late Nineteenth Century, it is in fine condition, with only minor wear and no repairs, and is about eight inches in length and 1-3/4 inches wide and three inches deep.
All Items : Vintage Arts : Regional Art : Americas : Latin American : Pre 1940 item #314952 (stock #363AAA)
A fine Imperial Roman sestertius of the Emperor Nerva, 96-98 AD, is mounted on a fine malachite box fro a dramatic presentation. Approximately 2 inches by 2-1/4 inches by 1-1/4 inch high.
Of fine quality Paris porcelain dressing table set of eight pieces: a rectangular tray, a pair of candlesticks, a pair of bottles, two covered jars and a ring tree, all hand-painted in a rare design of colorful pheasant feathers. Condition is fine but for stabilized damage to the larger jar. For scale, the tray is around 6-1/4 inches by 8-1/2 inches, the sticks about 4-3/4 inches tall.
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Chinese : Architectural Elements : Pre 1837 VR item #1265226
This unusual antique Chinese gilded architectural carving portrays a cricket on tree leaf on a seeded green ground. It is finely mounted in a distressed frame of dark red lacquer, and on the back bears the paper label of legendary San Francisco art dealer and framer E B Courvoisier. Circa 1800. Approximately nine inches by 13-1/2 inches.
A fine two-volume treatise on the work of this Huguenot cartographer and topographical artist, working in France, England and Florida, 1564-5. Two volumes in slip case. published by British Museum Publications, 1977. Superb condition.
All Items : Antiques : Decorative Art : Metals : Silver : Continental : Pre 1900 item #22603 (stock #154AAA)
Bearing the Copenhagen silver standard mark for the year 1887, this elegant small tumbler is decorated with subtly bright-cut engraving of floral branches centering on the name “Ingeborg.” Other mark indicate the maker, “C.Hertz,” and the assay master’s cipher. Excellent condition. Approximately three inches tall and 2-5/8 inches in diameter at the rim.
All Items : Vintage Arts : Regional Art : Asian : Southeast Asian : Wood : Pre 1940 item #43670 (stock #223AAA)
This is a superb example of bamboo work: a food container from Mindanao Island, Philippine Archipelago. The central body is strengthened by bands of woven rattan that are, in turn, supplemented by finer-woven band forming supports, an elaborate handle and an implement holder. Probably early Twentieth Century, approximately 12-1/2 inches tall by five inches in diameter. A beautiful addition to any collection of Oceanic art.
Here is a fine pale-celadon vase with an elegant Buddhist lion (shi-shi)painted in underglaze blue, frolicking in clouds. Dating from the latter half of the Nineteenth Century, it is in excellent condition and measures approximately 9-3/4 inches tall and 4-1/2 inches in diameter at the widest point.
Very practical and elegant in its simplicity, this sensitively turned candle-stand is designed to keep a candlestick lifted above eye level where its light can shine down to best effect, yet be nearby. Of straight-grain mahogany, with a handsome disk of figured wood inset in the top to mask the end of the central shaft, it is probably British and dates from the latter Eighteenth Century. Approximately nine inches tall and seven inches in diameter at the base, its top is about 5-5/8 inches in dia...