Very unusual 1905-1915 Japanese scroll painted with ink and slight colors on silk depicting Japanese soldiers rushing towards a fortress through exploding shells, with the ones who reached the wall building a human pyramid allowing to raise the Japanese flag on top of the wall, all among snow dusting. Painted by Kobayashi Kiyochika (1847 – 1915), who is considered to be the last of the significant Japanese classic ukiyo-e (woodblock print) artist...
A fine set of twelve nineteenth century apple green color crystal wine goblets with clear cut crystal stems. Measuring 8” in height. Sold as a set only
19th Century Chinese Blue & White Porcelain Plate with River Scene Marked
It is 1.6 inches (4.1 cm) tall by 7.76 inches (19.7 cm) wide. It is 0.8 Lb.
It has small chips at the rim, skip glazes, dark spots, surface wears and scratches (as seen in the photos).
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1930's Chinese Pewter with Brass Incense Clock with Calligraphy Marked
It is 7.4 inches (18.8 cm) tall by 4.9 inches (12.5 cm) wide. It is 2.2 Lb.
It is tarnished and has oxidation, dents at the bottom, cut marks, breaks at the part and surface wears and scratches (as seen in the photos).
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Nice and decorative helmet and a heavy mailcoat, the helmet Tobetan, the mail probably also asian, we're not certain.
The military helmet made of iron and leather. The helmet consists of a hemispherical cap shape made from multiple panels riveted together, a short brim at the front, and a finial knob surmounting the top. Supporting plates riveted over the seams and exterior create a pleasing design and reinforce the helmet...
Antique Chinese blue and white Peking glass vase. Made with carved blue glass overlay of blossoming lotus and butterflies on a white glass ground. Carved cartouche on the bottom.
Age: Early 20th century
Dimensions: 10" high x 4 1/4" wide
Antique Japanese carved wooden figure of a fu-dog (fu-lion) guardian. Traces of paint and gold guilt remain. The underside has writing in ink and a translation which reads: "This pair of Foo-lions was donated to the gate of Myoken Nichiren Shrine in Noma village of the province of Sesshu (near Osaka) on the date of 9th May, 7th year of Genroku ra...
Antique Japanese pair of Kutani ware porcelain fu-dogs. Each figure is glazed brown with green curling mane and tail. They stand on a yellow and brown glazed rectangular platforms. One has an open mouth while the other has a small horn. Fu-dogs or Foo-lions are fierce protectors but are also playful and energetic.
Age: Early 20th century
Dimensions: 6 1/2" high x 4" long x 2 3/4" wide each
Antique Chinese pottery figure of a frog. Glazed a rich green color with nice drips and crackle. Sitting on a rectangular slab with face turned upward. Frogs have long been symbols of good fortune and prosperity.
Age: Republic Period (1912-1949)
Dimensions: 4 1/2" high x 4 1/2" long x 3" wide
Early 19th century boxwood netsuke of Benkei as yamabushi (a wandering warrior priest) emerging out of a huge horagai (a war trumpet made out of a shell) and blowing into a smaller one, and holding a shakujo (Buddhist priest rattle) in his hand. The tokin (skull cap) on his head is the sign of the yamabushi, and horagai - (a trumpet shell - Charonia Tritonis) were often fitted with a mouthpiece on the thin end, and used as war trumpets...
19th century boxwood netsuke of a dog licking its puppy. Wonderfully captured mood of the scene, superb realistic carving, the breed looks like spaniel or Pekinese, extraordinary depiction of their fur and faces. Great netsuke. Length 1.7 inches.
19th century ebony netsuke of a crouching rat with its young climbing on mother’s back. Wonderfully captured interaction, superb detailed carving, very beautiful patina, in excellent condition. Length 2.51 inches.
19th century lacquered wood netsuke of a a grinning boy with a handled container, attributed to Sansho school. Great face, double inlaid eyes, expert lacquering, beautiful patina. Height 1.8 inches.
Early 19th century boxwood netsuke of seated Thunder God Raiden, his drums that he uses to create thunder behind his back. Wonderful face with a touch of madness, excellent detailing, beautiful patina. There is an old restoration to a section of his scarf under the left arm - see left photo on Enlargement 5. Height 1.5 inches.
Interesting stamp seal of a very large size and depicting a horse, found place border area between Mesopotamia and Anatolia, Antiocheia, Uruk-Jemdet Nasr period, c. 4th.-3rd. mill. BC.
A rare sizeable depiction of a horse from this period.
Size: 35 mm. in diameter and 8 mm...
Interesting and massive stamp seal in fossilized shell or the like, and carved with a large capride with long horns on the base. Hemispheric shape and drill-carving of the later Uruk period, c. 3300-2800 BC.
Very attractive and impressive in the rough shell material, quite dense and heavy.
Size: 40 mm. in diameter and 17 mm...
Interesting seal that needs more research. Carved with a nice framed carving depicting a capride, horned animal eating a plant! Syro-Anatolian area of Western Mesopotamia. Found place given as Amúg Ebene near Antiocheia.
Size: 19 x 18 mm...
A very interesting and rare early amulet seal, carved with archaic patterns and drill tecnique of the 6th.-5th. millenium BC, Mesopotamia.
The amulet in dark green stone is very rare and shaped almost like an insict carved on each broadside with 6 globules within a gritpattern and a typical Halaf gritpattern on the small side. Loop probably lost to wear in antiquity so a new hole was made drilling one globule through.
Size: 24 mm. long and 12 mm...