Antique Japanese iron tsuba. Used as a sword fitting where the blade meets the handle. Designed to protect the hands of the Warrior. Unusual three dimensional rippling wave/cloud patterns. Hand forged to look like natural wood graining. Includes padded storage box. Edo period (1615-1868)
Size: 3.25" x 3"
Antique Japanese Ningyo doll of a beautiful Geisha, fretting over a strand of beads. She wears an elaborate blue silk kimono with cherry blossoms, and patterns of trickling water in wonderful gold thread, paired with a bright orange obi with gold thread chrysanthemums. Her face is delicately hand-painted. Meiji age (1868-1912)
Size: 14.5" H x 9" L x 8" D
Antique Chinese pair of blue and white porcelain lidded jars for storing ginger root, with white crackle underglaze and cobalt blue scrolling vines and flowers. Double blue ring on the bottom of each foot.
Size: 10" H x 6" W
This is a very fine cloisonne vase with very fine work. It stands only 3 3/4 inches tall but it is loaded with fine details, enameling and sculpted wire work. The vase does have a very slight bend on the bottom rim and there is a small amount of enamel damage that is hard to notice.
Nepalese Manuscript bound in leather. 84 pages (42 double sided). Titled, numerous paintings and text on yellow card. 4 loose pages of Yantras, each page 15x13 cm, undated, estimated to be 19th century or earlier. Can be viewed in central London and shipped worldwide
A nice piece of Tibetian temple jewellery. A pendant of Yama / Irma, the Tibetian God of the Underworld. The back decorated with a Viswa Vajra ( double Vajra ). Made from silver and completely fire gilded. H: 4,2 cm. B:3,2 cm. Condition: Minor wear. Provenance: Old German collection. Age unknown, but probably late nineteenth century.
Height approximately 19.5 cm. Earthenware. In good condition.
Long antique Moroccan belt for ceremonial use. Made of wool and silk and woven with intricate areas of design. Islamic symbols and intricate floral motifs. Long fringe on either side. Circa 1900.
Size: 94" long x 15 3/4" wide
Antique Korean matching pair of red lacquer cabinets, with elaborate inlaid designs adorning the full front and sides. Imagery of exotic birds, deer, and fish among a huge assortment of flowers can be seen throughout. Each cabinet is comprised of three sections : the top, bottom, and base stand; Styled in traditional Korean fashion with double hinged doors and large locks incised with the Double Happiness symbol. Interior is lined in red paper. Three drawers line the topmost section...
This beautiful turquoise or robin's egg blue goblet is elegant and timeless. Its tall urn shaped bowl sits atop a short stem with globular knop. There are no seams which suggests that it is hand blown. While it is unmarked it is believed to be made by the highly regarded German-French glass maker Vallerysthal & Portieux. My glass expert believes that it dates to c. 1930, although I have reason to believe that it may be earlier...
A fine matched pair of ceramic recumbent lions of molded construction having maize yellow ware enamel. The careful observer will note that the lions are not a mirror match, but they complement each other and were most likely produced this way. While the condition of the lions is less than pristine, having minor enamel losses and one minor chip as shown in the photos, we believe that serious collectors will appreciate the earliness and uniqueness of these ceramic lions...
Antique Chinese snuff bottle made from pale green jade with areas of orange and grey coloration, hand-carved with a fish spewing water from its mouth and a lotus pod, and a pink tourmaline stopper.
Age: 19th century
Size: 2.75" H x 2" L x 1" D
Chinese hand painted scroll. Colours on paper. Undated, estimated to be early 20th century.
Mounted. 200x46cm. small area of restoration.
Can be viewed in central London and shipped worldwide.
This in a very nice Japanese cloisonne wisteria vase. It has a soft yellowish/green ground color which is fairly uncommon.The vase is in outstanding condition having just a few factory pits. From the looks of the enamel and workmanship, this vase appears to have been made by Ota. The vase stands 9 1/2 inches tall and it is a heavy piece.
Indian Tantric diagram. 19th century. ink on paper. 39x29 cm. Framed. Can be viewed in central London by arrangement or unframed and shipped worldwide.
Indian Jain diagram. 19th century. 23x46 cm. Colours on paper. Framed. Can be viewed in central London by arrangement or defamed and shipped worldwide.
Indian Tantric diagram. 19 th century. Colours on paper.
39x29cm. Framed. Can be viewed in central London by arrangement or deframed and sent worldwide.
Indian 19th century Tantric diagram. Inks on paper. 43x33 cm. Framed. Can be viewed in central London by arrangement or deframed and shipped worldwide.