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
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.
Rare American scrimshaw marine ivory(probably walrus)pocket knife in shape of lady's leg with shoe. Measures 3" long when open, and 2" long when closed. The blade is marked "England" on one side and "Rogers Cutlers to his".The word "Majesty" may be covered up by the ivory. There is also a cross hall mark and a star hallmark by the word England. The tip of the blade has been damaged and the plate is worn. The ivory itself is in excellent condition. This ...click for details
Wonderful American fine glass flask with sterling silver overlay, 5 1/4" long x 3 1/4" wide signed with Alvin hallmark, 925/1000 fine, patented, and number 216. Hinged top unscrews and mechanism works well with cork in top cap. Much scroll work with fine hand engraved detail. Excellent condition, one very tiny dent in cap. Satisfaction guaranteed or money back. 3 day return privilege providing item returned in sent condition. Postage/insurance extra. Sales tax charged if sold in New Yo ...click for details
Outstanding Japanese Studio Porcelain tea pot with the Fukagawa mark. Intricate design with thousands of tiny flowers, leaves and geometric brocades with much raised enameling all painted by hand. In excellent condition with no chips, cracks, damages, restorations whatsoever. Inside rim of lid has small firing flaw line. It is definitely not a damage. Pot measures approximately 9" tall and 8 1/2" from spout to handle. Sugar and creamer available which match this set. Return privilege p ...click for details
Featuring a miniature replica of a Dutch windmill with flag. Blades of windmill turn. Dates circa 1900. Excellent condition. Dutch hallmark for sterling on one blade(see photo). Measures 2 3/4" high x 1 1/4" in diameter. Return privilege providing item returned in sent condition shortly after having been received. New York buyer pays their local county sales tax on item and shipping charges unless valid New York tax number and resale certificate provided.
Very fine well decorated 4 3/4+" small Japanese Kutani cabinet vase with much detail. One panel with very artistically painted herons or cranes, the other with 6 men reading a scroll under a tree. The back
ground with much detailed brocade design and 2 panels with stylized phoenix. Neck and foot with different designs. Much gilding with typical Kutani orange red color. Excellent condition with no wear to gold, which is unusual to find in a piece of this age, dating to last half of the 19th ...click for details
Featuring a rare, English, early to mid 19th century, antique sterling silver and coral baby rattle and whistle. Lovely repousse work all over the surface. There are 5 bells(the 6th one is missing), a ring for hanging, and a fine coral piece for teething and good luck. The whistle does not work(it could probably be fairly easy to adjust to work) and the mouth piece, just under it,(perhaps the baby teethed in the wrong place!), is slightly indented on both sides(see photo). The hallmarks are hard ...click for details
An ornate American sterling silver match safe with lovely scroll, floral and lion head motif engraved Billey Aug. 20, 1894. Wonderful design, shape and patina. Remarkable, excellent condition. Stamped sterling with the Whiting company hall mark. Striker on bottom. Snaps closed tightly. Measures 2 3/4" long by almost 1 1/2" wide. Return privilege providing item returned in sent condition, in original packaging and shortly after having received it. Postage/insurance extra. New York buyer ...click for details
A good Japanese mixed metal (shibuichi) pipe, 19th century, inlaid with gold and silver alloys. A river scene with bamboo leaves , 3 ducks amongst bamboo on the bank of a stream. A moon is rising over the hills of the bank. Very fine detail. Signed on the reverse side. Very good condition. Surface may be intentional, or may need professional cleaning. Not sure. No damages. Measures 5 1/2" long x 5/8" wide. Return privilege providing item returned in sent condition within 3 days of havi ...click for details