Very old anthropomorphic statue of a deity protecting a household, staying on a circular base, with an expressive face and hands in praying posture. Eroded wood, age patina. Nepal, 19th century. Height: 33.3 cm. The statue is nicely mounted on a custom stand. Collected in the early seventies in the Himalayan region.
Finely cast small statue of Krishna depicted, according to tradition, as a mischievous boy, reclining and stealing the butter ball. Krishna is wearing a diadem, at the back of which is a loop suggesting that this statue was originally used as a pendant. Bronze, with with partly encrusted reddish green patina, with traces off ritual material. Nepal, 17th century. Length: 4.9 cm. height: 4.3 cm. Very good condition.
Antique Leaded Glass and Gilt Bronze Table Lamp, Tiffany Studios...
Late 19th to early 20th century Baotou carpet fragment. Intricate central medallion and floral scrolls, Buddhist endless knot symbols, with very rare “frog print” inner border more commonly seen on Tibetan weaves then Mongolian. Lots of issues i.e. missing pile holes, old repairs and selvedge coming off- please examine images. W: 65cm/25.5in and L: 135cm/53in. Just washed.
Middle Bronze Age I; 2100-1900 BCE
This exquisite set consists of three of the most important short and mid-range Holy Land Bronze Age weapons, those without which the battle could not be won.
The broad blade of this sword tapers evenly to a point and is reinforced with a thin central midrib, which would become broader and more prominent in later periods...
Early Bronze II; 2900-2650 BCE
This well proportions juglet sits on a flat base and is composed of an ovoid body. The top of the juglet tapers to a short neck with a flared rim. A single handle is attached from rim to shoulder. It is exquisitely decorated with a red burnished slip indicative of the type with a combed design for additional visual interest.
In excellent condition, slight chip to rim and neck...
Roman Period; 2nd-3rd Century CE
This exquisite oil lamp is a rare, intact example of a beautiful type found during the Roman period in the Holy Land. Unlike most lamps which have a simple body for holding the oil, this example is composed of a ring to distribute oil to all of the eleven rounded nozzles. The center of the ring contains two crossed bands which serve as both decoration and a handle/suspension device...
Luristan, 900-700 BCE
The Luristan culture is known for their beautiful and intricate bronze work as well as their fighting prowess. It is therefore no surprise that their weaponry would be high quality and functional while still maintaining some of the characteristic Luristan charm. This example has a ribbed blade which connects to a flat hilt with two curved indents and raised geometric designs...
Chinese antique huanghuali altar table with flanged top. Cloud form apron with cusp edges and round legs. Heavy solid wood top with dramatic grain and patina. Used for wine.
Dimensions: 35" high (37 1/4" high including flanges) x 47" wide x 15" deep.
A translucent pair of ceramic cups from the Vung Tau shipwreck. Size: Diameter. 6.2cm. H. 4cm.
Condition. Some very minor repairs on the rims of both cups.See photo.
Antique Japanese jingasa, a special protective hat worn by samurai. Made with riveted iron panels, the finial of the hat in the form of a chrysanthemum. On custom display stand
Edo period (1603-1868)
Size: 2.75" height, 17" diameter
A good Ming Dynasty Chenghua/Hongzhi period blue and white saucer dish, with simple but elegant design. Very good condition, with no any chip, no crack and free from any repaired, except minor crackled glazed. Diameter: 10,2 cm.
Black- leather-covered whisky flask with a hinged bayonet cap. Silvered convenient drinking cup is gilded within. Made by James Dixon & Sons in Sheffield circa 1910. 2 1/2" W., 4 3/8" H.
Scrolling ribbon-like vines and orchids in relief float about the elegant, large Art Nouveau sterling silver frame. The design is enhanced with a textured background and a central scrolling cartouche upon the top. Hallmarks: Walker & Hall, Birmingham 1903. 9 3/8" W., 11 3/8" H.; 5 7/8" W., 7 7/8" H. photo
Navajo single stone Turquoise bracelet with a flat twisted rope design.
ca. 1920-30, 1 1/2" the stone at the widest point, 1/2" the width at the end of the bracelet , 1" the back open space.
Lovely old Sheffield plate wine funnel with raised foliate border. A floral clip is upon its side. A hand-pierced, star-pattern strainer completes the design. Sheffield circa 1830. 3 7/8" W., 5 1/8" L.
Measuring 6" in diameter and 2 3/8" high, this Nishapur polychromed bowl dates to the 9th to 11th centuries, and is buff ware ceramic with decoration in magenta, yellow and green. The central image features a peacock with elaborate tail, and the border around the edge is abstracted, with a resemblance to calligraphic writing. The exterior of the bowl features vertical lines in magenta, with interspersed sections of yellow and green...
Belle Epoque 950 silver jardinière. Made by V. Boivin in Paris, ca 1900. Lozenge form with scrolled end handles and 4 leaf-mounted supports. Scrolls, foliage, piercing, and scrolled and asymmetrical frames (vacant). A frothy turn-of-the-century centerpiece. Liner detachable. Fine condition. Liner has some minor wear.
Dimensions: H 5 1/2 x W 18 5/8 x D 9 in. Weight (silver only): 16 troy ounces. #BQ145