Colorful, glittering, antique, Chinese belt buckle with white jade and red carnelian cabochons that have been set in gilt bronze.
A round white jade and two oval red carnelian stones have been set in a gilt bronze matrix. On the back are four raised loops for attachment. The buckle is hinged at the white jade cabochon. Someone has placed nylon rollers over the two outer loops.
The mutton fat jade cabochon has just the slightest greyish green cast...
Some would call this pattern Mariner's Compass. I prefer Rising Suns, particularly with the warm orange centers. Never before have I seen an example so tiny and finely crafted. Each ray is but a tiny sliver.
The combination of the Suns with budding flowers appears to be an original combination. Setting it on an indigo ground makes it especially striking and unusual. It is quilted with three geometric patterns...
19th century netsuke of a snarling tigress as she protectively places a paw over her cub. Great facial expressions, beautiful fur texture with excellent etching of hair including darker stripes, powerful paws. Cord hole is formed by natural opening in the carving. Wonderful rhythm to the flow of their tails, eyes are double inlaid with light and dark horn, beautiful staining and patina, old age lines...
19th century netsuke of a Buddhist priest and famous 14th century poet Ikkyu seated next to a human skull and pointing at it as a reminder that all living things must ultimately die. Uncommon subject, wonderful smiling face, great depiction of the scull, nicely detailed (see the short Buddhist rosary around his right hand), beautiful wear and patina. Height 1 7/16 inches.
19th century marine material netsuke of a skeleton holding a lotus stem with bud in his hand kneeling next to mokugyo (Buddhist temple gong). The subject is a ghost of a late Buddhist priest Danka. Wonderful carving with inquisitive expression on the face of the scull, great depiction of decaying wood of the gong. Excellent ink etching on the skull, beautiful wear, warm patina. Height 1 3/8 inches.
19th century wooden netsuke of an oni stretching its arms and legs - the subject is a humorous take on a standard one of Daruma doing the same sort of stretching after 9 years of meditation. Very nicely carved, good detailing (see its bracelets and anklets), its jacket is lacquered red, eyes are inlaid with black horn. Some dust accumulation on the surface, wonderful patina, himotoshi is formed by its legs. Length 1 7/8 inches.
Very unusual 19th century mother of pearl netsuke of a crouching tiger, its head turned to the right. Wonderful expressive face with inlaid eyes, beautifully carved stripes. Great wear and patina, natural play of colors in the material. Length 1 1/4 inches.
Antique English Georgian period burl walnut chest of drawers. With cross banding inlay panels original antique pierced brass pulls on bracket feet. Beautiful patina and figured burl wood. Dimensions38.5ʺW × 18ʺD × 39.5ʺH
GREEK-ITALIAN TERRACOTTA BLACK, 400-300 BC; Apulian Guttus whit a face on the central part.
MEASUREMENTS: High: 12 cm;
CONDITION: Very Good Condition;
PROVENANCE: 2006, Israel Dealer.
ROMAN RED-SLIP TERRACOTTA OIL LAMP, Decorated with grapes and oats, potter"s mark at base, 100-200 AD. Nice design and a lovely cream patina. High quality!.
MEASUREMENTS: 8,8 cm. Long.
CONDITION: Good condition as show in the pictures.
PROVENANCE: Adquired at Archaeological Center. Tel-Aviv, Israel. Auction nº 37, April 17th, 2006. (Lot 129)
Chinese Tang dynasty Changsha bowl. 20 cm diameter. Bowl in good conditions except glaze erosion. Free from any restorations or repainted.
PERSIAN LURISTAN BRONZE BATTLE AXE-HEAD, 800 - 1000 BC.
MEASUREMENTS: 20 x 7 cm.
CONDITION: Intact as found. Details as shown in the picture.
MIDDLE BRONZE AGE "CANAANITE" DECORATED POTTERY JAR, 3000-2000 BC.
MEASUREMENTS: 10,5 cm High, 11 cm. Wide.
CONDITION: Good condition as shown in the pictures.
ROMAN TERRACOTTA JAR, 200 AD.
MEASUREMENTS: 12,25 cm. High.
PROVENANCE: Acquired at Pierre Berger, Paris, France. Auction April 29th, 2006. (Lot 342
ISLAMIC BRONZE OIL LAMP 800-1000 AD. Lovely red bronze patina. Nice piece. High museum quality.
MEASUREMENTS: 5 cm. High., 13 cm Long.
CONDITION: Handle missing with a hole on the side.
PROVENANCE: 2008, Israel Dealer.
CYPRIOT TERRACOTTA BICHOME BOWL, 700 BC;
MEASUREMENTS: 12 cm. Diam;
CONDITION: Repaired, very good Condition;
EXBIBITED: PUBLISHED: LITERATURE:
PROVENANCE: Bought at the Cyprus Museum / Ex Dr. J. Meshan Collection. Tel aviv. (Israel) / Acquired at Archaeological Center.Tel-Aviv, Israel. Auction nº. 37, April 17th, 2006. (Lot 265)
This is a Japanese antique natural indigo dye shibori (Tie-dye)silk han-jyuban edo period.
It has stitches for reinforcement, but the others are in very good condition.
The lining is indigo cotton.
You wear it and enjoy it and it display it and Because this fabric is strong,Good for home decor,wall display,remaking materials such as the patchwork and You wear it and enjoy it....etc
size: Length: 67cm / 26.3inch
Cuff to cuff, across the back: 124cm / 48.8inch
Clusters of grapes, symbol of abundance and fruition, hand in golden clusters about the ro-iro black lacquered sides of this Ju-bako stacking box dating from the Late Edo to Meiji period (mid to later 19th century). Everything about this set bespeaks quality. The craftsmanship on this set is superb, and the execution of the lacquer artists touch is exquisite...