E & M Perez
With both halves intact, this giant clam shell is a magnificent example of this species, Tridacna Giga. It measures 20 1/2" across, and is 11 `/2" deep. In excellent condition, with the remnants of barnicles and small clams still adhered to the outer surface, it has a few small chips on one of the halves, visible in photos. From the estate of a collector, it had been in the home since the 1970's...
Of Janus form, with faces and bird beaks on opposing sides, this large food storage vessel is from the Chambri Lakes region, near the Sepik River in New Guinea. Formed of the local clay by the women, the decoration and paint was applied by the men, in honor of ancestral beings. Utilized to store the flour of the sago palm, the vessels were also used as currency in trading with other indigenous groups. The vessel is 13 3/4" high and slightly wider, from tips of bird beaks...
All Items : Vintage Arts : Regional Art : Asian : Chinese : Paintings : Pre 1940 item #1259840 (stock #373vr)
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Oil on board, in gilded wood frame, this portrait depicts a "Shanghai dancing girl", and is dated 1936 on the paper backing. It is signed in the lower right corner by the artist Denis V. Holeget (Italy 1900-). Holeget is known primarily for his images of horses, though he also portrayed human subjects. The image size is 9" x 8", and the frame measures 11 1/2" x 10 1/2". A paper label on the back gives the name "John Highland, Art Dealer, 10 Midland Ave, Montclair NJ, #2480"...
All Items : Vintage Arts : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Enamel : Pre 1950 item #1259570 (stock #371vr)
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This pair of ginbari cloisonne vases have a deep red, pigeon blood enamel over a silver base that is decorated with a dimpled surface and bamboo leaves. Chrysanthemum blossoms and foliate designs are overlaid on the ginbari, in silver wire, and the bases and rims are also silver. The base is signed, as shown in photo detail. In very good condition, with no cracks, chips, or abrasions, only some tarnish on the silver mounts. Each vase measures 5" high.
All Items : Vintage Arts : Regional Art : Asian : Chinese : Hardstones : Pre 1980 item #1251841 (stock #361vr)
With bright apple green sections, this large jadeite pendant features foliate designs, lingzhi, and several chilongs, all carved to highlight the vivid green of the jadeite. It measures 3 1/4" high x 1 7/8" wide and is very translucent when lit from the back. The contrasting color is clear to white, with a very slight yellow tinge in one area, seen in the photo where the translucence is evident...
All Items : Vintage Arts : Regional Art : Americas : American Indian : Blankets : Pre 1960 item #1246713 (stock #354vr)
Tightly woven in handspun wools with both natural and aniline dyes, this nice eye dazzler is in fine condition, with bright color and good design. It measures roughly 60" by 31" and has appears to have had little use, with a few small spots, and minor stains,one visible in last photo. Photos taken in bright sunlight.
Designed and created in the workshop of Victoria (Ana Nunez Brilanti), ca 1945, this coffee or chocolate set is made of copper with a heavy greek key design in a silver band around each piece. The interiors are also silvered, and the metal is heavy gauge. The handles are hard wood and are in good condition. Ana Brilanti was trained in fine arts, and upon moving to Taxco in the late 1930's, she became interested in silver craftsmanship...
All Items : Vintage Arts : Regional Art : Americas : Latin American : Handiwork : Pre 1960 item #1239757 (stock #343vr)
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From the workshop of Los Castillo in Taxco, Mexico, these brass angel candlesticks were designed by Salvador Teran, who was a renowned silversmith in Taxco, and a cousin of Antonio Castillo. Signed with the Los Castillo circular mark, they also are stamped "cobre artistico", with the initials AC, Taxco, Mexico, and handwrought...
All Items : Vintage Arts : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Metalwork : Pre 1980 item #1232421 (stock #336vr)
Of simple form, the stem designed as a bamboo stalk, with bamboo leaves sprouting, supporting two cups upon a diamond shaped pedestal, these candlesticks are Japanese in origin, and are stamped on the base "950 Silver". Each measures 5 1/4" high and is 5 1/2" wide. Good condition, no dents or scratches, just minor wear and tarnish.
All Items : Vintage Arts : Decorative Art : Ceramics : French : Pottery : Pre 1940 item #1187762 (stock #vd191)
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In very good condition, this matching pair of Quimper plates measure 8 1/2" and are signed on the back HB Quimper Frnce, with a + and a dot, which appears to be a mark done prior to 1940. There is very slight glaze wear to the rims of the plate and one plate has a pock mark that appears to have been made during firing (visible in photos). With nice bright colors on a creamy white slip, this pair is a good example of the charm and artfulness of this renowned French maker.