An interesting and high attractive large carved ivory spindle whorl, finely decorated with bulls eyes, Byzantine or Sasanian, probably Egypt workshop, 3rd.-7th. cent. AD.
Size: 45 mm. in diameter, so an impressive carving in hand!
Condition: Good Very fine, unusually well-preserved with a fine darker patina.
For almost similar specimens, see for example Metropolitan Museum Accession Number: 10.130.2530 (Atribb...
Interesting large glass amulet tessera, drilled to use as pendant, black glass, dated to the Ptolemaic period, c. 200 BC, but could perhaps malso be early Roman (see id card)
The unusually large and finely preserved piece decorated with a Lion in high relief.
Size: 28 mm. wide and 17 mm...
A pair of Japanese wooden red lacquered cabinet.
Age: Japan, 19th Century
Size: Height 55.5 C.M. / Width 40.5 C.M. / Depth 25.6 C.M.
Condition: Nice condition overall. Please refer to the enlargement photos for more details.
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Interesting lot of quite scarce glass amulets or tesseras in fine conditions, Early Roman Imperial, Roman Egypt, c. 1st.-2nd. century AD.
The motifs includes Hercules, Mercury and a fine Imperial couple in the style of the time of Nero...
Interesting large bronze pendant in a Lunar or crecent shape with two loops, Dark-age or Viking 8th.-10th. cent. AD.
Attractive and wearable today with decorations on the surface.
Size: 43 x 35 mm. - very thick weighing 53.68 grams!
Provenance: Gustav Oberländer (1926-2012), Oberländer aquired his massive and important collection of ancient seals ans some amulets between 1985 - 2000s, bought at reputable dealers and from old collections...
IKON OF AMIDA RAIGO TRIAD
Hand-painted *Amida Raigo Triad on the panels of wooden zushi (household miniature shrine), like an ikon (religious painting on panel) of traditional Japanese Buddhist art, circa Muromachi period (1336-1573), H 29 x D 3 x W 15.5-31.5 cm (11.41 x 1.18 x 6.10-12.40in). Center picture painted on silk pasted on the wooden panel, and some peelings as is...
An impressive triangular stamp seal with knob handle in a creamy white stone, Western Mesopotamia, probably c. 3rd. millenium BC.
Extremely large for type and with a deep relief engraving of an animal and with other symbols etc in the fields.
Size: About 40 mm. on each side! - 16 mm. tall...
A collection of 7 ancient beads, incl. massive early trailed beads from late Achaemenid to the Islamic period of the Ancient Near East, c. 4th. cent. BC- 8th cent. AD
Three beads are very large, the 4 other beads are medium size to smaller. The largest bead is c. 32 mm. wide and massive. The smallest c. 13 mm...
Diameter approximately 39.5 cm. There is a soft chip at the rim.
In good condition.
Rare kitchen God, Zao Jun wood printing block. Traditionally kitchen Gods are represented on paper, and would be kept above the hearth and would be ritually burnt every year and replaced. This is dated to the 5th year of the reign of Emperor Tongzhi. I bought this in Bai minority market outside of Dali, Yunnan, 20 years ago. Plenty of stuff on the web about this deity, regarding customs and history/myths. L: 21.5cm/8.5in and W: 15cm/5.9in.
An antique Japanese Yonezawa Tansu made of Keyaki (Zelkova) and Sugi (Cryptomeria) woods. All original hand forged iron hardware including the stylized Gunbai handles and Urushi lacquer finish. Six drawers of varying sizes used for kimono, obi and accessory storage. Hinged security door hides 3 drawers where valuables were kept. Round lock plates feature the family crest of the original owner...
An antique Chinese brown lacquer cabinet with hardstone and mother of pearl inlay decoration. Original 18th C brass/nickel hardware. 2 doors open to a spacious storage area with a removable split level shelf.
Age: 18th Century
Dimensions: 24 3/4" Wide by 36 3/4" High by 12 1/4" Deep
An antique Japanese Nagoya Mizuya Tansu (kitchen chest) in 2 sections made of Hinoki (Cypress) and Keyaki (Zelkova) woods. All original bronze hardware. Upper section has 4 sliding doors with 2 sliding doors below and 3 side by side drawers...
Massive carving in the form of an openwork belt buckle in a lovely celadon-white translucent nephrite, Chinese, probably Qoing but could be somewhat later.
The belt buckle is displaying intricately carved medalions with humans amongst flowers and a bat below - a dragon head form hook. The stone is really beautiful - a pale bluish white with a few russet inclusions, very pure even colour!
Size: 13,9 cm. long and weighing 127 grams.
Condition: Extremely fine.
A finely carved piece from a specialist Danish collection. It is carved and pierced in the form of a vajra with well defined details. Very beatiful stone that goes from almost pure white to a pale greenish-white tone with brown inclusions. Probably Qing Dynasty, Sino-Tibetan style, 18th-19th. century but could somewhat later.
Size: 12 cm. long.
Condition: Extremely fine.
Ex. Old Danish Estate collection of Tom Klitgaard, aquired 1960s-1990s. The collector handpic...
A fabulous lidded bowl of deeply carved layered lacquer by Tamakaji Zokoku dating from the later Edo period. It is 17 cm diameter (roughly 7 inches) and comes in a period wooden box. It is signed with individual characters splayed between the frets around the base. A similar work, if not the same, is visible on page 118 (figure 69) of the book Hyakunensai Kinen Tamakaji Zokoku, produced in 1968 commemorating the 100th anniversary of his passing.
The production of lacquer-ware in Kagawa ...
An exquisite Choshitsu container carved from layered red lacquer by Tamakaji Zokoku signed on the base and enclosed in a custom wooden collectors box. It is 8 cm diameter, 6 cm tall (3 x 2-1/2 inches) and is in excellent condition. This piece is featured on page 109 of the book Hyakunensai Kinen Tamakaji Zokoku produced in 1968 on the 100th anniversary of his passing.
The production of lacquer-ware in Kagawa (Shikoku) was encouraged by the feudal lord Yorishige Matsudaira (1622-1695) and...
A Korean cup-mouthed vase; Goryeo dynasty.
Covered all-over with an olive-tinted, finely crackled, celadon glaze.
The slightly recessed base has burnt reddish, in part, and there are some adherences of sand.
Dimensions; 26.8 cm tall.
Condition, I generally good condition; the glaze is nicely lustrous. There is an old repair to part of the mouth rim. There are a couple of abrasions to the foot rim.