All Items : Vintage Arts : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Okimono : Pre 1950 item #1212981 (stock #vr310)
Of heavy, well sculpted porcelain, this Bijin is decorated in moriage enamel, with fine detailing over the entire figure, and gilding over much of the kimono and obi. Very lovely and serene from every angle, the figure epitomizes the beauty of young women, and she wears the traditional kimono and hair of Japanese culture. Good condition, with wear to the gilding in some sections, no chips, cracks or losses. The face is serene, nicely modeled, with slight color detail to eyes and mouth...
All Items : Vintage Arts : Regional Art : Asian : Chinese : Sculpture : Pre 1950 item #1207771 (stock #vr299)
Nicely carved in a dark reddish hardwood (lighter tone on back), this seated Buddha measures 8 1/8" high, 7 1/4" wide, and 6 1/4" deep. With a classically serene face and draped robes, the figure is well executed and has a nice satiny surface. The wood has a visible grain, and is more evident in the face and back, and the figure is carved from one piece of wood, with no losses and only a very tiny fissure in the bottom center...
All Items : Vintage Arts : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Enamel : Pre 1940 item #1204041 (stock #vr290)
With finely detailed floral and foliate designs on black ground with bands of two shades of blue and white, this pair of cloisonne vases each measure 12" high and are approximately 5 1/2" wide, with a base of 4 1/2". Executed with fine wire, the flowers are shaded in various hues and colors, creating an intricate and pleasing design...
E & M Perez
Made of densely packed and compressed black tea, this brick was once a common method of packaging and shipping tea, as it was easier to handle and could be shipped over great distances. Given its value and quality, it was also used as currency in Asia and Russia. This block is in good condition, with some loss to the corners, but the design is very crisp and detailed, and the tea has a nice aroma. It measures 9 3/8" x 7 1/2" x 7/8" thick, and weighs two pounds and eleven ounces...
All Items : Vintage Arts : Regional Art : Americas : Latin American : Pre 1970 item #1174766 (stock #vr158)
E & M Perez
In bright yellow, blue, green, brown and turquoise, this large pitcher is shaped like a fish, the tail being part of the handle, with details in relief of the fish's fins and features. The interior is turquoise, nicely complementing the bright majolica-like colors on the outside. It measures 11 1/2" high, is approximately 10" wide from nose to tip of handle, and is in excellent condition, with no chips or cracks...
All Items : Vintage Arts : Regional Art : Americas : Eskimo : Sculpture : Pre 1980 item #1168887 (stock #vr153)
From a good collection of soapstone and argillite Eskimo sculpture, this figure depicts a man in a parka, holding the head of a dog or wolf. In very glossy stone, either soapstone or argillite, it measures 6 1/2" high, 4" wide, and 2" deep. It has incised marks on the base, and a sticker from the Canadian Eskimo Art association, which guarantees items to be made by native artisans.
All Items : Vintage Arts : Regional Art : Americas : Eskimo : Sculpture : Pre 1980 item #1168874 (stock #vr152)
Of very dark soapstone, this carving depicts a hunter holding an animal that appears to be a seal. It measures 5" high, 2 3/4" wide and about 1 3/4" deep and has a satiny surface. The nose of the seal has a slight chip, visible in some of the photos. Very aesthetic in form, it is signed, with numbers also on the bottom. Part of a collection of Inuit sculpture, others listed in our catalog...
All Items : Vintage Arts : Regional Art : Americas : Latin American : Handiwork : Pre 1980 item #1151802 (stock #vr119)
E & M Perez
From our personal collection, this mask was likely created in the mid to early 20th century, as we have owned it 25 years, and the previous owner had also owned it that long. It purportedly was carved by a known maker, but we no longer have the documentation; there are two sets of carved initials on the interior of the mask,"JV" which is large and deeply cut, and a smaller impression of the initials "dc"...