OLD SETO KOGO IN HIGH RELIEF
Old Seto pottery ware 'kogo' (incense container) imitated 'tsuishu' (red or black lacquerware with patterns carved in relief originated from ancient China). Edo period, 19th century, Japan.
Potter's sign of 'Mizuno Kinkuro', but unidentified information. In fine antique condition. Attached with a cedar box. (with deteriorated string) approx...
This rare piece is a Roman glass and turquoise pendant that dates to the 4th-5th century A.D., and is approximately 1.7 inches in diameter, by .35 inches thick. This piece is an exquisitely carved turquoise roundel with a laureate and cuirassed young male deity that is seen facing right. This roundel is also framed in a green glass bezel, and has a small hole for suspension seen at the top...
A very finely made iron pen case from Tibet profusely
inlaid with silver and gold.
14 1/2 inches L
An early copper figure from Nepal of Vaishravana.His right hand is holding a citron, the fruit of the jambhara tree and his left hand a mongoose.The strident pose is typical of early Himalayan bronzes.
5 1/2 inches H 5 inches W.
Rare Buddhist votive terra cotta plaque, circa 10th, or earlier. Very interesting iconography with the Buddha seated on a lotus supported by two Brahma (Nandi) bulls and central Ganesha head. So far I have not found any references to similar piece, so this could be a one of a kind...
Good Jin/Yuan Dynasties, near black, dark soy brown bowl from a Northern kiln. There are few small chips on the sharp edge of bottom part of the mouthrim. D: 17.5cm/6.8in and H: 7.3cm/2.9in.
Antique 19th century Tibetan, huge Drinking Horn used to hold and dispense Chhaang or barley beer. The slightly curved large horn body mounted with four brass mounts each hammered and finely repoussed with Ruyi heads and roiling waves ornaments and fitted with three suspension loops. The wider end has been plugged with a disk of wood...
A very rare pair of Antique European late 19th century cold painted spelter sculptures on elaborated square bases. The finely and realistically modelled sculptures depict a Chinese man and a Chinese woman in national costumes. The man is wearing a long green robe with gold swirl motifs, grey Balloon Pants and red shoes on his feet, the hair is braided and drawn back under a black hat. His left hand is grasping a Chinese musical stringed instrument (Erhu)...
Antique Chinese carved cinnabar lacquer screen, 4 panels in a deep red color with wooden frame. Intricately carved with 16 separate and unique reserves depicting detailed scenes of court figures and animals in a garden pavilion setting. The area around the reserves is carved with a geometric design of flowers.
Dimensions: 65 1/2" high x 67 1/2" wide
Ancient circa 1000 B.C. Western Asiatic, South Caspian Sea region, bronze pendant in the form of a Zebu Bull standing majestically on four legs with horns, body pierced with a hole for suspension...
A very Fine Korean Peony Incised Celadon Cup-Stand-12th C.:
Korea, Koryo dynasty, 12th century.
Finely potted cup stand with flaring saucer is on raised ring foot, decorated with four
large single delicately incised peony and are each other around the saucer bordered
by bands of key-fret patterns beneath a rich translucent celadon glaze evenly
whole body, three spur marks.
Itβs in very good condition without any damages at all, and
measures 13.5cm d. x 5.2cm h.
Baluster form Chinese crackle ware vase that has an accomplished, well controlled glaze. The crazing is small and fairly uniform.
A porcelain hand thrown vase has been covered with a thick glaze that that when fired formed a crazed glaze finish. The finish is shiny with small black lines separating the white glaze. The rolled rim fades to white in the interior. The foot is cut, flat and unglazed...
Sterling silver English snuff box with a repousse design upon the oval form's top as well as sides. The box has chased accents and crimped-edge detail. Gilded within. Hallmarks: Deakin & Francis, Birmingham 1899. 3/4" H., 1 1/4" W., 3" L.
Antique Chinese dragon robe woven with 8 dragons (3 on the front, 3 on the back, and 1 on each shoulder). Dragons and Taoist symbols woven in gold and colors on a blue silk ground. Lined in blue silk.
Ching Dynasty (19th century)
Dimensions: 55" high x 86" long
An ancient, 2nd millennium B.C Western Asiatic South Caspian Sea region or Azerbaijan bronze dagger finely cast in one piece.
Tapering double-edged blade with raised mid-rib, pointed rectangular guard, the grip, with broad crescentic pommel surmounted by a raised medial rib hollowed on each face for a pair of grip-scales. In the period when the sword was used, the handle would have had a bone or wooden insert, but these never survive three thousand years of time...
Rare superb, museum quality ancient South Italian 400-300 B.C. large black glazed wine cup "Kantharos" of elegant form with a flaring mouth, high arching handles, and a conical shaped high foot.
The black glaze of this particular Kantharos is more similar to the Etruscan Bucchero ware than to the Southern Italian Apulian black glazed ceramic or black glazed Boeotian ware...
Figural wine bottle holder from Brienz, Switzerland circa mid-nineteenth century. The magnificent carved, bearded gentleman lays upon a cart and is contoured to allow a bottle to rest as he holds a twig-form collar and twig-saw to nestle the bottle. The rare holder is assembled with pegs and has working wooden wheels. Early Black Forest carvings of walnut and linden trunks, symbols of luxury and wealth, were featured in international exhibitions in London, Paris and the United States...