Fine rare Tudor folk art wood carving
This is a rare Tudor period fork art wood carving in a primitive style
of a female bee keeper, possibly from a piece of furniture or a carved detail from a wood interior
English Circa 1550 to 1580
Size: 36 x 11 x 7 cm x 14 x 4 x 3 inches,
Condition: Fine. new hanging hook on rear
A rare black glazed Song wine jar with two handles and a spout for pouring. These containers were used for offering a sweet rice wine. You will sometimes find remnants of the wine in the bottom of the jar that has solidified. Size: H: 27.3cm. Condition: No repairs. In it's original condition.
A antique silver coral and turquoise necklace from the Himalaya or Tibet
A fine necklace with Large real antique coral beads with genuine turquoise and silver
Nice wearable antique piece in fine condition
Period late 19th-early 20th century
Large coral beads diameter 2.5 cm, turquoise beads diameter 3 cm
Size: 55 cm, 22 inches full open length.
A Fine Bronze stupa of bell shaped form with double lotus base, the sides with mantra in lantsa script,
Tapered shaft with lotus bud finial, later copper bottom seal,
Circa late 18th century,
Height 17.5cm: 6 7/8 inches,
Ex uk colection
A Sikh Perso-Indian mughal koftgari dagger, decorated with damascene silver handle and sheath with the head of a leopard. The blade is curved and inlaid with silver medallion filigree.
Dates from late Colonial Period 19th/20th century
Dimensions: 12 3/4" L x 2 1/1" W
Lovely Art Nouveau pendant enameled in lustrous aqua with green highlights. An interlacing silver foliate is in relief upon the enamel work. An enamel medallion rises above the pendant with a complementing suspension below. Hallmarks: Charles Horner, Chester 1911. 2 1/4" L. with suspended enamels
19th century boxwood netsuke of a squatting Shishimai dancer holding a shishi mask with his right hand while poking his left hand and an unhappy face from under the cover of the shishi costume. Excellent carving, superb faces of the man and the mask, beautifully incised tufts patterns on the costume, great patina. Signed RAKUSHU (alternative reading is Rakuhide) on the bottom. Provenance: formerly in the New Orleans Museum of Art. Height 1 9/16 inches.
19th century wooden netsuke of three frogs on a mushroom: two larger ones are engaged in a sumo wrestling match and the smaller one acting as a referee holding a gunbai (umpire’s fan). Uncommon subject, excellent carving of creatures’ faces and skin textures, painted eyes, very pleasant patina. Signed YOSHIHISA on the stem of the mushroom on the bottom - for information on the artist see NETSUKE & INRO ARTISTS AND HOW TO READ THEIR SIGNATURES by George Lazarnick, p. 1232...
A very charming and cute (kawai) figurine of a sleeping cat of the popular Kutani model. The cat has a large red bow around its neck, and the fur has been partly indicated in gold. The interesting feature of this piece is its small size, which is seldom seen. Red lacquered small box. Late Meiji to early Taisho. L. 6.5 cm. Condition: Perfect.
19th century boxwood netsuke carved as a group of 7 theatrical masks of an oni, a shojo, Buaku, Okame, Okina, Hyottoko and (possibly) Fudo. Wonderful piece in Japanese taste with excellent precisely carved faces, very beautiful wear with superb patina. Signed GYOKUZAN in a rectangular reserve - for information on the artist see NETSUKE & INRO ARTISTS AND HOW TO READ THEIR SIGNATURES by George Lazarnick, p. 433. Length 1 7/16 inches.
19th century lacquered netsuke representing a Noh theater mask of an oni (mischievous demon). Nice quality work, excellent expressive face, well done lacquering, pleasant patina. Height 1 9/16 inches.
A fine and early Worcester sweetmeat, the open shell curled over at one side, the undulating rim strongly shaded in green with a yellow inner border to the green. Painted in the Meissen style with a central flower spray surrounded by scattered smaller sprays.
Superb bright condition with no issues at all. The length is 4 3/4", the width 5 1/4", and the height 1 3/4".
NOTE: A similar dish, in a more common color, sparser painting, and with wear sold at the Bonham's sale in March, 2010.
A striking Iki-ningyo (Living Doll) head dating from the later Meiji to Taisho period enclosed in a wooden storage box. Glass eyes, translucent skin and genuine hair over a carved wooden base, this is a true work of art. The head is life size, roughly 14 inches tall from the base, and is in overall fine condition, with some out of place hairs, minor handling marks and some faint discoloration over the left eye...
Antique fountain fashioned in cast stone in the form of a statue of a boy pouring from an urn, supported on a separate square plinth base. Nice patina.
A decorative pair of English stone garden pine cone finials. Circa 1910. Painted white, some flaking. Large size and with good proportions.
A rare English garden forcer, complete with lid, of terra-cotta. Circa 1890. Dimensions: 26 inches ht. x 16 inches diameter. Used to force the growing of rhubarb or other vegetables. Very good condition.
Victorian 2-part garden urn planter of cast iron. Late 19th century. Size: 17 inches ht. x 21 inches diameter. Decorative serrated rim and supported on a molded pedestal with square base.
Antique Japanese Scroll Triptych, signed Sumiyoshi Hirosada (1793-1862) , 7th head of the Sumiyoshi line of painters.
Three paintings: One painting is of two men meeting on a mountain path, pines and blossoming plum trees dot the hillside and the rooftops of a fishing village can be seen emerging through the mist. Another scroll depicts a lady seated at her writing table by her pavilion window. Outside, the moon shines above pine covered hills...