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All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Pre 1700 item #1195843 (stock #1982)
Griffin Gallery Ancient Art
$13,500.00
Ming Dynasty Sancai Glazed Pillow of a Recumbent Lion. Amber and green glazed pillow, China (1368 - 1644 CE) Lion well molded with head turned to one side with pleasing expression. Headrest sloping downward for comfortable sleeping position. 5" high x 10" wide x 6 1/2 deep. In excellent condition. Ex: Wong collection, Taipei, Taiwan. T.L. tested for authenticity. For similar see Sotheby's NY 7/12/06 lot 30, realized price $19,200 GBP or $38,400 USD...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Southeast Asian : Sculpture : Pre 1492 item #1178287 (stock #1832)
Griffin Gallery Ancient Art
$17,500.00
Exquisite Khmer Stone Torso of goddess Uma, carved gray stone with fitted traditional sampot cloth, incised floral pattern on drapery. Head and limbs lost in antiquity. Torso repaired from original pieces and right arm reattached, light surface encrustation, otherwise in wonderful condition. Mounted on black custom base, Cambodia, Bayon Period, circa 13th Century, 19" high, Ex: Al Stendahl collection, Los Angeles...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Ancient World : Near Eastern : Stone : Pre AD 1000 item #1223692 (stock #3011)
Griffin Gallery Ancient Art
$4,200.00
Impressive Syrian Limestone Altar, ca. 3rd - 2nd Century BCE. Recessed top for placing incense and high relief of flying griffin on front. Tapered body standing on four triangular legs. In excellent condition. 4" x 4" x 4" Ex: Estate of George Halpern, New York, acquired from Charles Ede, Ltd. London, 1972. The first reference to an altar is the one built by Noah after the flood (Gen. 8:20) Abraham is the next builder of altars, the first three related to his circuit of wanderings within Canaan...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Americas : Pre Columbian : Pottery : Pre 1492 item #1207353 (stock #2067)
Griffin Gallery Ancient Art
$3,500.00
Vallejo Polychrome Bowl with Avian motif. Costa Rica, circa 1000 - 1400 CE. Geometric pattern surrounding wide mouth while polychrome birds surround globular body. Intact and in very good condition. 6" high. Ex: R. Nelson collection, Florida. During the last few centuries prior to the Spanish conquest, numerous ceramic styles were produced in the Greater Nicoya region of Costa Rica that were strongly inspired in form and decoration by ceramic traditions in the Maya area and central Mexico...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Ancient World : Greek : Pottery : Pre AD 1000 item #1153342 (stock #1803)
Griffin Gallery Ancient Art
$250.00
Hellenistic Pottery Oil Lamp with Vine Motif, ca. 332-37 BCE. Decorated with floral designs on nozzle and around shoulder. Common throughout the province of Judea/Coele-Syria and dominant type in the Hellenistic period. Lamp is in excellent condition. 3 1/4" in length.
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Ancient World : Holy Land : Bronze : Pre 1492 item #1209637 (stock #2082)
Griffin Gallery Ancient Art
$7,250.00
Charming Islamic Medieval Bronze Lion Mask, circa 12 - 13th Century CE. Squinted eyes with yawning mouth showing small tongue and teeth. Striated incisions for whiskers and hair. 3 1/4" high not including custom lucite stand. Ex: Dr. K.A. Moosberg collection, Tel Aviv. Islamic decorative arts were highly valued imports to Europe throughout the Middle Ages. Largely because of accidents of survival the majority of surviving examples are those that were in the possession of the church...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Pre 1837 VR item #1285325 (stock #3089)
Griffin Gallery Ancient Art
$4,500.00
Monumental in size, pair of Italian Painted / Gilt Wooden Candelabras, Torchieres, ca. 1800 - 1850. Stunning matching pair with eleven (11) candle holders on each candelabra and adorned with wooden bells. Some wear due to age and use, but otherwise in very good condition. 33 1/4" high x 21 1/2" diameter...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Ancient World : Holy Land : Pottery : Pre AD 1000 item #1195222 (stock #1981)
Griffin Gallery Ancient Art
$2400.00
Found in The Levant, A Pottery Magic or Incantation Bowls designed in the Aramaic language with Hebrew letters that spiral to middle of bowl. Buried upside down under a home the spell set a trap for the succubus Lilith and other evil demon gods. Bowl with Serpent motif (6" diameter.) Circa 3rd Century C.E. In excellent condition. Ex: Biblical Artifacts, Jerusalem. According to Dr Dan Levene, a Reader of Jewish History and Culture at The Department of History and The Parkes Institute for the stud...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Chinese : Sculpture : Pre AD 1000 item #1196183 (stock #1992)
Griffin Gallery Ancient Art
SOLD
T.L Tested. Circa 750 C.E., 21" high this monumental figure of Yang Guifei is the concubine over whom Emperor Xuanzong (712-756 C.E.) lost an empire. She changed the standard of beauty in China and brought rise to the fashion for "Fat Ladies. Traces of pigment remain on face and throughout body. In excellent condition. Yang Yuhuan (719 756) often known as Yang Guifei, literally "Imperial Consort Yang") (with Guifei being the highest rank for imperial consorts during her time), known briefly by t...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Chinese : Sculpture : Pre AD 1000 item #1187191 (stock #1931)
Griffin Gallery Ancient Art
$7,500.00
T.L test included for artifact. Tang dynasty Pottery Polo Player and rider in flowing robe bent at the waist to one side and head lowered while seated astride a horse depicted in full gallop. Traces of red, black, and cream pigments. Intact with some encrustation but in excellent condition. Circa 618 - 907 C.E., Artifact is 10 3/4" high and 11 1/2" front hoof to back hoof, and a total of 13" high on stand. According to Ollis & Oostermeijer in the Netherlands, it is generally regarded that the sp...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Pre AD 1000 item #1184303 (stock #1903)
Griffin Gallery Ancient Art
$4,500.00
Spectacular framed and mounted Egyptian Sarcophagus Cartonnage / Wooden Mummiform Mask. Remnants of cartonnage fabric wrap and gesso. Original polychrome visible for a large portion of mask. Some wear due to age. Mask 11" x 8" mounted in custom shadow box with dimensions of 23" x 19" x 4". ca. Late Dynastic Period,4th Century B.C.E.
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Chinese : Stoneware : Pre 1800 item #1198537 (stock #2009)
Griffin Gallery Ancient Art
$2,000.00
Monumental Early Qing dynasty Cizhou Stoneware Ovid Storage Jar (circa 1750 C.E.) Characterized by dark brown pigment on coarse buff body covered by glaze. Decorations painted throughout glaze. 23" and in good condition. The term 'Cizhou ware' refers to a type of sturdy stoneware produced at many kilns throughout the northern Chinese provinces of Hebei, Henan and Shaanxi. These wares were produced during the Northern Song (960-1127), Jin (1127-1279) and Yuan (1279-1368) dynasties. Cizhou wares a...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Pre 1900 item #1124039 (stock #1746)
Griffin Gallery Ancient Art
SOLD
Qing dynasty Famille Verte Wine Cup, China, ca. 1850. With five-toed Imperial Dragon motif & also a Phoenix with a boat-like form for drinking of wine. Side ceramic handles in the motif of bamboo. 3 1/4" high and in excellent condition. Private New York collection.
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Pre 1900 item #1117465 (stock #1739)
Griffin Gallery Ancient Art
$475.00
Various Famille Rose Miniature Porcelain Vases and Lidded Jars, China, ca. 1920. With various Chinese calligraphy markings on each vase. #1 Lidded Jar, 5 3/4' high, #2 Lidded Jar, 5 1/4" high, #3 Vase with Foo Dog handles, 6" high, #4 Slender Neck Vase, 10" high, #5 Bulbous Vase, 7 1/4" high, #6 Vase SOLD, 5 1/2" high, #7 Lidded Jar, 5 3/4" high. All in excellent condition.
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Pre AD 1000 item #1239968 (stock #3045)
Griffin Gallery Ancient Art
$6,500.00
Small Roman Bronze Lion Protome, Foreparts of a Leaping Lion. Ca. 1st - 2nd Century Century CE. 2 1/2" high x 2 1 2/" long, by 1 1/2" wide. On custom stand bronze is 3 1/2" high. Leaping lion with forelegs extended. Wide eyes and curly mane. Lolling tongue and open mouth exposing fangs. Missing left foot but otherwise in excellent condition. Ex: Henry Vivian, First Lord Swansea, (1821 - 1894) Label once attached reading: "ancient Roman 1st or 2nd Cent. Exc Havant (Aunt's) Ld. Swansea's coll." H...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Pre AD 1000 item #1277501 (stock #3087)
Griffin Gallery Ancient Art
$6,500.00
Gallo-Roman Bronze Head of Ares, God of War, ca. 2nd Century CE. Wearing a Corinthian helmet with parted curly hair, wide eyes, and pursed lips. 2 15/16" high and in excellent condition. Ex: Baudoin & Feuardent, Hotel Drouot, Paris, June 7th, 1922, no. 91. illustration. According to the Ancient History Encyclopedia, the ancient Greek god of war Ares (Roman name: Mars) was perhaps the most unpopular of all the Olympian gods because of his quick temper, aggressiveness, and unquenchable thirst for ...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Chinese : Metalwork : Pre 1800 item #1196479 (stock #1998)
Griffin Gallery Ancient Art
SOLD
Late Ming, Early Qing Dynasty Bronze Lidded Hu Vase, Archaic Style, China, ca. 16th - 17th Century.With handles issuing from mythical beasts, decorated with a band of taotie masks on a key-fret pattern ground. Above a further bank reserved with panels of taotie masks on a patterned ground. 10 1/2" high and in very good condition. Ex: Christie's South Kensington.
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Pre 1492 item #1102835 (stock #1717)
Griffin Gallery Ancient Art
SOLD
Song Dynasty Pottery Glazed Cup with two loop handles, China (960 - 1279 CE) Splendid brown and black glazing and sits on small foot. Intact, 4 1/2" high and in excellent condition. Ex: Galerie Arts Et Civilisations, Quimper France. According to www.chinaonlinemuseum.com, Chinese ceramics of the Song Dynasty (960-1279) constitute perhaps the foremost expression of ceramic art, not only in China but in the entire world. During the Song period, a unity of the essential components fundamental to th...