Featuring a fine pair of George III sterling silver berry spoons. Classic form: raised repouse fruit and steaming leaf design on slightly gold washed bowls. One spoon dates to 1799, the other to 1805. Excellent condition. With lion passant for England, sterling duty mark with King George III, leopard head for London, date marks K and D, and makers makr on one spoon, WF, which may be William Frisbie. See photos. The elegant sterling berry spoons with long tapering handles measure 8 3/4" long ...click for details
Featuring a fine quality antique Chinese nephrite spinach jade footed dish measuring 3 5/8" square x 5/8" high. Beautiful stone/carving with waxy like appearance. Dates to the early 20th century. Fairly thin walls, floor. Weighs about 3.5 ounces. Excellent condition. Return privilege providing item returned in sent condition, within 3 days of receipt, and the way it was packed/shipped. Sales tax charged if sold in New York state unless valid sales tax number and form provided.
Featuring a superb pair of Chinese ivory carvings of a Chinese emperor and empress. Very fine workmanship in their faces, detailing in their robes, and all aspects.The elaborate peacock designs in the empress's robe are amazing! Her facial features are beautiful as is her hairdo. Her fingernails are beautifully carved! She is holding a scepter in one hand, and the cord to the scepter in her other. The emperor is holding a sword in his right hand, and touching his beard with the other. The de ...click for details
Featuring a rare Austrian sterling silver snuff or curio cabinet box with an intricately engraved scene on cover and on the reverse, beautiful engraved scroll designs. On the cover is engraved under the castle scene "Das Schlofs Weilburg Bey Baden in Oesth". I believe the translation for this in English is Castle Weilburg near Vienna Austria", but not sure since I do not speak German. The engraving is superb with a courting couple standing in the foreground,and the castle/structur ...click for details
Featuring a charming tortoise shell and gold makie lacquer Japanese one piece hairpin,Kogai, with tortoise and Koi fish design with aquatic plants. 5 7/8" long x 3/4" wide at ends. Excellent condition, with minor normal wear due to age only seen under high magnification. Return privilege providing item returned in sent condition, within 3 days of receipt, and the way it was packed shipped. Sales tax charged if sold in NY state, unless valid resale number and form provided.
Featuring a Gorham sterling silver box with detailed repousse flowers on top, and sides with bright cut engraved design.Top stamped sterling on side, inside rim of base stamped sterling, Gorham mark and fleur de lise(1887 hallmark), and number on underside,415. Monogram on underside. Measures 2 3/4" high and a little over 3/4" high. Excellent condition considering age. Return privilege providing item returned in sent condition within 3 days of having received it. Postage/insurance extr ...click for details
Presenting a very fine Japanese Meiji cloisonne enamel 3 piece teaset, consisting of teapot/cover, sugar bowl/cover and cream pitcher. Each piece is intricately decorated with thousands of cloisons(cells made from wires), from the rondels with iris, wisteria, hydrangea, various other flowers and pinwheels to the thousands of tiny wires in the background and elaborate borders. Green counter enamel on interior. Among the finest workmanship of Japanese cloisonne. Attributed to the artist Takahara. ...click for details
Featuring a very fine quality, handsome antique Japanese carved ivory netsuke of the God of Good Fortune, Jurojin, the Taoist god of longevity. He is with a companion, a crane, also a symbol of longevity in Japan. The crane has a genuine coral stone set in his head. Wonderful movement in robe, great patina, workmanship. Signed on underside. No damage, restorations. Measures 1.5" tall x 1 1/8" wide x approximately 3/4" deep. Dates circa 1890. Return privilege providing item returne ...click for details
19th century Chinese porcelain snuff bottle with biscuit type finish with 18 wise men depicted, hand painted. Chien Lung mark on base. Old ivory top and ivory spoon. Measures 3 1/4" high, 2 1/4" wide and about 1 1/2" deep. This bottle came out of a local estate of a knowledgeable collector where the bottle resided for decades.The collector belonged to the Antique Appraisers Association of America and was discriminating in his taste. The bottle is in excellent condition. Satisfacti ...click for details
Featuring a superb antique Japanese Meiji era cloisonne enamel basse taille cabinet vase with two koi. Beautiful basse taille engraving on fish and other sea plant life under the transparent enamel. Fish realistically rendered and almost seem to be moving, as light hits them in different spots. Just amazing! Measures 3.5" high x 2.5" wide. Dates to the early 20th century. Vase is signed Ogasawara Shuzo. A similar, larger vase as this at a major European auction house sold for over $500 ...click for details