Measuring approximately 5' x 3", this finely carved and reticulated coconut bank is one of the finest we have ever seen, with the entire surface filled with carving and openwork. There are three oval cartouches with a complex scene of people, animals, items of the era, and foliate designs. In addition, all other areas have similar carvings with textured surface in background areas. They eyes are shell, mother of pearl...
This black velvet sewing bird pin cushion is nice and early and has bead eyes, a fluffy red top of the head, and a wonderful tail. She is all hand made and is in very good condition other than a little discoloring on her underbelly. She is good sized, 5" from tip of nose to end of tail, and stands about 2" with the tail a little taller. She is firmly with cotton. She is a really nice example of an early velvet sewing bird pin cushion. She is circa 1870-80
American Art Nouveau sterling silver picture frame. Oval window in pierced rectangular surround on black velvet. Fluid and interlaced ornament heightened with engraving in form of curved and interlaced tendrils. With glass, silk lining, and velvet back and hinged support. For portrait (vertical) display. Hallmarked Clarence A. Vanderbilt, a New York maker active ca 1909-35. Hallmark includes no. 781. Very good condition.
Dimensions: Frame: H 5 3/4 x W 4 in. Window: H 4 3/4 x W 3 in. #BN588
American Art Nouveau sterling silver picture frame. Oval window in pierced rectangular surround on black velvet. Fluid and interlaced tendrils with flowers and scrolls in corners. Ornament heightened with engraving. With glass, silk lining, and velvet back and hinged support. For portrait (vertical) display. Hallmarked Clarence A. Vanderbilt, a New York maker active ca 1909-35. Hallmark includes no. 789. Very good condition.
Dimensions: Frame: H 6 1/2 x W 4 5/8 in...
Set of 4 novelty sterling silver ashtrays. Each in form of a playing card suit terminating in single cigarette cradle. All suits represented: Diamonds, clubs, hearts, and spades. Interlaced script monogram engraved in well. A fabulous find by turn-of-the-century Newark maker Unger Bros. Hallmarked. Very good condition.
Dimensions (each approx.): H 4 1/4 x W 2 3/8 x D 4 1/4 in. Total weight: 7 troy ounces. #BQ301
A figural Dehua porcelain joss stick holder showing a dog of Fo sitting on a square base, dating to the Kangxi period (1662-1722). Condition: tube for joss stick with a small loss, ends of tail with tiny chips. Dimension: 13.8 cm high.
Light green, figured silk ground, embroidered with butterflies among peonies in "sanlan". Paper Label. Condition fine. Dimension: c. 123 cm long x 8cm wide (without seams).
A beautiful rare etched paitong basin depicting court ladies playing chess in the center. Around the inside of the basin there are scenes of scholars, artists, falconer etc. Around the inside edge is etched the "shou" characters representing good luck and fortune.
Size: Diameter: 42.5cm.
Condition: No repairs. A small casting crack on the inside that does not go all the way through.
DATE: 18/19th C.
SIZE: H: 21 cm
CONDITION: Both in Excellent conditions.
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Stunning pair of Chinese carved, saturated green Burmese jadeite earrings. Carved elongated jadeite wrapped in 24k yellow gold and suspended from a marquis form jade stone set in 24k yellow gold. A copy of the original receipt (with concealed buyer information per the estate) from Pearl and Jade Empire in San Francisco. Original purchase price: $3,000. Guaranteed natural, untreated "A" Jade.
Total length: 6.25cm
Japanese tetsubin or tea pot, typically constructed from iron with a large handle to be hung over a fire pit. The tea pot has a bronze lid with a flower shaped finial. Its body is covered in small protruding studs, incised rings around its widest point, and its foot has old patina.
Meiji Period (1868-1912)
Dimensions: 9" x 8" x 9 1/2" H
Korean antique ceramic bowl, eggshell thin body with tall sides, slightly tapered to the short foot. With celadon green enamel glaze. The exterior sides are incised with stylized floral motifs while the interior is incised with a ring just below the rim and wave patterns.
Dimensions: 4 1/2" x 2 3/4" H
Pair of Chinese blue and white porcelain cups, with small carved wood tripod stands. Each cup has a calligraphy inscription with two chops, imagery of flying cranes and a house below a pine tree. Each cup is signed with two character mark on the foot.
Dimensions: 2 1/2" x 1 3/4" H (each)
This piece is a Colima obsidian blade that dates circa 100 B.C.-250 A.D., and is approximately 8.2 inches long. This piece was skillfully chipped into the scarce shape that is seen today, and was formed into a weapon that has a combination blade and handle. This form is rare to scarce relative to Colima blades of this type, as they are usually designed into a "double-pointed" blade with no handle...
Ensemble of four circa Warring States/Han crossbow arrows with bronze heads and copper shaft. Good condition and still very sharp! Scale for the tips in last enlargement, total L: 27cm/10.6in.
Good Tang Dynasty terra cotta soldier-no repair with life like face, made from reddish clay and covered in white pigment. H: 20cm/7.9in.
An incredible Kawabari gomaido Gusoku exhibited at the Ishikawa Prefectural Museum of History and published in the catalog “Kaga Hyakumankoku e no Michi”. It features a 12 plate so-fukurin helmet in black lacquer with wakidate of horns covered in fur. The neck is protected by a 5 plate hineno Shikoro covered in shibokawa leather with prominent fukigaeshi emblazoned with a mitsudomoe crest (repeated on the leather of the Do, Gyoyo and Gessan)...
Edo period cloth swatches completely cover the two panels of this attractive antique screen assembled originally in Meiji 25 (1892) from a collection of ancient textiles. The screen is 56 inches x 5 feet tall (142 x 152.5 cm) and is in excellent condition, recently re-backed and retains the original shunkei-nuri auburn lacquered frame...