All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Ancient World : Greek : Pottery : Pre AD 1000 item #1260038 (stock #375ar)
E & M Perez
Measuring 7 1/2" high, this Greek terracotta spindle bottle or flask dates to the 3rd or 4th century BC. It has a buff colored surface, over the red terracotta body, with evidence of calcified mineral deposits. The neck has been broken and reglued, and there is a chip to bottom of lip, and some slight filing on base, likely to enable it to stand more easily. The flask is a lovely form, with bulbous ovoid shape and thin neck and base.
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Chinese : Metalwork : Pre 1900 item #1259568 (stock #370ar)
E & M Perez
These two Georgian round base, baluster stem candlesticks match perfectly, and were obviously made by the same hand, with one being signed with spurious hallmarks. Of paktong, they have a very satiny surface with a very slight yellowish hue. The surface has evidence of wear, with slight scratches, abrasions, and very minor dents (the lip of smaller stick also is bent, evident in photos)...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Ancient World : Greek : Pottery : Pre AD 1000 item #1255500 (stock #369ar)
E & M Perez
Of buff ware, decorated in cream slip with painted designs in black and red, this aryballos, or perfume/oil vessel, measures 3 1/8" high, and is roughly the same diameter. The paint decoration is worn, and appears to represent a bird figure, with additional geometric designs over the body and top. Aryballoi of this size and form were utilized for perfume or other precious oils, and date to the 6th century BC...
All Items : Antiques : Instruments and Implements : Maritime : Pre 1920 item #1255248 (stock #366ai)
In heavy silver plate, this desk or service bell is monogrammed with the logo of the Furness Bermuda cruise and shipping line, which established service between New York and Bermuda in 1919, delivering mail, cargo, and passengers. Dubbed the "Millionaires Line" because of its luxurious accommodations, the 40 hour trip became a popular cruise to the island of Bermuda...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Americas : Pre Columbian : Pottery : Pre AD 1000 item #1254437 (stock #363ar)
E & M Perez
Effigy graters (rollador) were utilized in the Tumaco region of what is now Colombia and Ecuador, by the Tolita culture, from approximately 500BC to 500AD, usually taking the stylized form of a fish or squid. Used to grate various vegetables, they were made with raised horizontal sections, and in this case, also had inset sharp stones in addition...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Middle Eastern : Metalwork : Pre 1900 item #1251973 (stock #362ar)
E & M Perez
Executed in vivid polychrome enamels, this copper tray is a fine example of the enamel work done in what is now Syria, utilizing the firing method of cuerda seca, in which a heavy string is used to separate the enamels, and burns away during firing, leaving the enamel work in high relief...
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Of rare form, this bronze inkwell depicts an armadillo, standing upon a rectangular bronze base of naturalized foliate designs. The figure is mounted to the base with hand made screws and square nuts, all original. The hinged back opens to the interior, which once held two ink bottles which would have been mounted in a metal insert. The armadillo measures just slightly under 7" from nose to tail, is 3 1/2" high, and the base measures 5" by 2 3/4"...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Americas : Pre Columbian : Pottery : Pre AD 1000 item #1247328 (stock #359ar)
E & M Perez
This figural Alcarraza is an exceptionally fine example of the pre-columbian pottery of the Calima culture, located in what is now Colombia, South America. From the time period extending from 100 BC to 400 AD, these double spouted vessels were utilized throughout the Rio Cauca area. Most were simple forms, some with abstract or figural elements, and generally were of reddish color over buff colored body...
All Items : Antiques : Decorative Art : Ceramics : American : Pottery : Pre 1900 item #1247148 (stock #358ad)
Measuring just under 11" high, on a base 8" x 6", this yellow ware spaniel is decorated with a rich brown glaze, and is a 19th century form made by both Bennington in the US, and Rockingham in Great Britain. Similar in style to the Staffordshire figures, which are lighter in weight and usually glazed in white and rust colors, this pooch is of heavy earthenware. Much of the furry coat is depicted, along with a collar bearing a lock...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Indian Subcontinent : India : Pre 1837 VR item #1247145 (stock #3567ar)
Measuring 7 1/2" long and just over 4" high, this bronze figure of Ganesh retains much of the original silver surface, though some is heavily tarnished. (Note, there is a yellowish reflection in some of the photos, but the figure is silvered). The multiple arms hold ritual items, an axe, a goad, and naga serpent heads rise behind the head of Ganesh. He reclines on a lounge, with lotus petals below, and the rat is depicted upon his leg...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Chinese : Sculpture : Pre 1920 item #1246707 (stock #353ar)
Beautifully carved of boxwood, this Buddha is said to represent wealth, as he carries a large Chinese coin on his travels. Wrappped in a draping cloak, his large bald head is typical of this Budai, and he has the usual mirthful smile. The sculpture measures 6 1/2" high, and has a lovely deep satiny patina. File marks are evident on the base, and the handwork is obvious over the entire surface. Excellent condition, no losses, with some shrinkage of wood evident, though no cracks...
From the island of Malaita in the Solomon Islands, this alafolo, or war club, is in very fine condition, with a rich dark patina. Measuring just under 40", it still retains much of the kaolin inlay and shows surface irregularities from the hand work. It dates to the late 19th or early 20th century. In addition to the geometric design on the "faces", there are linear designs below the noses and at the base...
All Items : Antiques : Instruments and Implements : Maritime : Pre 1900 item #1242778 (stock #349ai)
In remarkably pristine condition, this ebony and ivory octant was made by the Spencer Browning & Rust Company, London England. This firm existed from 1784 to 1840, preceded by Spencer Browning from 1778 to 1781, and succeeded by Spencer Browning from 1840 to 1870. Throughout the history of the companies, they specialized in navigational instruments, and were known for the quality and precision of their items, selling them to an international market...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Chinese : Porcelain : Pre 1837 VR item #1239750 (stock #ar342)
In typical Rose Medallion decoration, with cartouches containing figures, birds, insects, flowers, and foliate designs, this form is beautifully executed, with small lid, twisted handle, and straight spout rising from the lower section of the base. The enamel decoration is crisp and bright, with little wear, and the gold highlights remain on the body, the spout, handle and finial (some wear on handle and finial, visible in photos). The pot measures 7 1/2" from tip of spout to ...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Chinese : Lacquer : Pre 1800 item #1239746 (stock #ar341)
With a pewter interior and foot, this lac burgaute bowl is inlaid with multiple colored mother of pearl sections, including finely carved leaves, trees, landscape features, people, and architectural elements. Some of the mother of pearl sections are further incised with details, and there are areas where the mop is sprinkled to form a textured background. There are additional fine details inlaid with both gold and silver, one of which is a Buddhist Crown, held aloft by one of the f...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Chinese : Metalwork : Pre 1800 item #1233884 (stock #ar338)
Dating to the 18th century, possibly earlier, this bronze seal depicts a chilong or dragon seated upon a pedestal table, it's tail curled,and mouth open with a fierce expression. The seal measures 2" wide, 1 5/8" deep, and 1 3/4" high. The patina is very dark, with evidence of verdigris on the surface and on the seal face. The seal refers to a palace built in Seoul Korea during the Ming Dynasty, Gyeongbokqung, along with various names. The form is unusual, with the curved leg table and retic...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Netsuke and Related : Pre 1900 item #1231249 (stock #ar334)
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Of deeply colored boxwood, with some figure in the wood, this netsuke is beautifully carved, with fine detail to face and clothing. It depicts a bearded figure, likely a sage, clad in flowing robes, holding a bowl aloft. The figure measures 2" high, and is in excellent condition, with a deep rich patina, and has signature on base (not completely legible, but one character is formed like a Z). There is a tiny loss, close to the right foot, that shows up as a dark spot. Given the patina and dry...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Chinese : Porcelain : Pre 1900 item #1231237 (stock #ar333)
Of large size (13 1/4"), this Rose Mandarin vase is well decorated with the traditional raised enamel colors of green, pink, orange, yellow, blue, black, with gilt decoration on the raised Chilong figures and in background areas. With heavy cut foot, the vase is in very good condition, no chips or cracks, just wear to the gilding on the figures. The interior shows ribbing from being thrown, and there are minor pitting spots in the glaze, typical of wares of the era.