This is a very large dynamic wallpaper box with the best blue wallpaper. On the lid in old script is the name,
Miss Kimball Meredith NH. There is old newspaper set in the bottom that has the date 1856 but I believe the hatbox is from the 1840's. There is some scuffing and there is a old mouse hole in the bottom, see pictures. This is a outstanding size and color and in very good condition for a wallpaper box of this age. 18" across by 15" back to front and 11" tall.
An intricate, elaborate, thin metal lantern with a pierced design of lotus and chrysanthemum in scrollwork. A stunning example of Chinese metalwork art.
A thin metal with a black patina has been stamped and formed into a ball. Two panels depicting lotuses alternate with those of chrysanthemums. One of the panels opens to access the interior of the ball. This door has a hook. The panels are surrounded by peony scrollwork. At the top there is a horseshoe shaped hook for hanging...
Seated Jizo Bosatsu, a hoju (sacred jewel) in the left hand and a long-stemmed lotus bud in the right, figurally sculpted from a brown-hued igneous stone. Mid-Edo Period ca. 1750. Very minor old loss. Variegated lichen accumulation.
Height: 29 cm
Width: 17 cm
Depth: 14 cm
Packaged weight: 8 kg
Four First Period Worcester plates, c 1770. The Worcester factory was founded in 1751 and lead by Dr Wall up till 1783 when it was sold to Thomas Flight. Members of the Chamberlain family worked as decorators for Flight and started a factory of their own in Worcester around 1790. A paper label to the back of one plate and a faded note written directly on the porcelain states that the plates are from Chamberlain’s Worcester...
Nyoirin Kannon Bosatsu in characteristic seated pose of royal ease, sculpted in relief from a gray-brown igneous stone. Mid-Edo Period ca. 1750. Minor old loss.
Height: 39 cm
Width: 23.5 cm
Depth: 11.5 cm
Packaged weight: 15 kg
A Bronze Figure of Tathagata Ratnasambhava Swat valley, 10th century 6
Six dessert or salad bowls of square shape, pinched. Iridescent and all with a swirl except for one which is more iridescent than the rest. Early 20th century, Art Nouveau and probably Czech, by Loetz. Polished pontils. Height appr. "2 / 5 cm, width (diagonally) "5 / 12.5 cm. Condition: fine.
A nice wine glass with an ogee bowl engraved with flowers and foliage. The stem is of the double series opaque twist type, containing a multiple spiral band around a central 4-ply central column of heavy spiral threads.
Lead metal with a conical foot with a rough, snapped pontil. The glass is in excellent condition with no chips, cracks, cloudiness, or restoration. Good color, striations, and tooling marks. The height is 5 5/8" with a bowl diameter of 1 7/8" and a foot diameter of 2 3/8".
A traditional Korean gentlemen's headgear piece called a Gat, constructed of woven horsehair, bamboo, lacquer and silk. The Gat represented the social status of the wearer and protected their topknot underneath.
19th century Chosun Dynasty
Dimensions: 16 1/8" W x 7" H
Japanese small merchant's chest, or chobako, with 3 recessed drawers under one long drawer running along the top of the piece. To the side are a small drawer and lock box with two small drawers hidden away inside. The piece has all hand-forged iron hardware and plating.
Dimensions: 24" L x 12 1/2" D x 16 3/4" H
Japanese hand-forged iron tsuba, used to protect a swordsman's hand from sliding up the blade during use as well as to provide balance. The front depicts two joyful festival performers, one holding a drum and the other holding a fan, the figures in relief with gilt accenting throughout. The backside of the tsuba shows a large mallet and mortar traditionally used for pounding rice into mochi.
Dimensions: 2 3/4" x 3"
A scarce and beautiful Chinese pottery tomb figure of a female horserider. An attendant on horseback carrying a small child in her arm.
The figure dates to Ming Dynasty, 1368-1644 AD.
The figure is finely glazed in cobalt blue and turquoise colors. Pigmented colours in red, white ad black.
The attachable head feature a beautiful hairdress with many finely painted details. Size: 31 cm high and 26 cm...
Japanese hand-forged iron tsuba, used to protect a swordsman's hand from sliding up the blade during use as well as to provide balance. The openwork tsuba depicting two sages, their robes accented in gilt, one sage with a face of silver and the other with a face of copper. The front image is signed 'Soheishi Nyudo Soten' , the other side reads 'Goshu Hikone ju' (resides in Goshu-current Shiga prefecture).
Dimensions: 3 1/8" x 3 1/4"
Here's a rare set of 3 Chinese Ming Dynasty pottery attendants dating to 1368-1644 Ad. 2 Female figures, each holding a bowl in front of their chest and a male figure holding a box.
All 3 figures are placed on a podium and have green glazed areas, male figure also yellow. Unglazed areas are covered with pigmented colors ind red and black of which much still remains.
The male figure wears a hat on the head and the female figures have artfully stilized hairdressess...
Japanese tansu with two sliding doors and six drawers. Pawlonia (kiri) wood with black iron hardware. Late Meiji to early Taisho Period (circa 1900 - 1920). 26 1/4" long x 24 3/8" high x 13" deep. Very good solid overall condition. There are a few old repairs to the right sliding door, which is a bit difficult to open. The original back has a small amount of worm damage and a crack along one side. Shipping estimates provided upon request.
Edwardian chased sterling silver snuff box. Top has scrolling, chased foliates around a central leaf-form cartouche. Gilded interior. Hallmarks: Adie & Lovekin, Birmingham 1904. 3/8" H., 1 1/2" W., 2 1/2" L.
Japanese bronze tsuba, a sword fitting to protect a swordsman's hand from sliding up the blade during use as well as to provide balance. The tsuba depicts a scene of hunters, one on horseback and the other on foot wielding a staff, in pursuit of a leaping rabbit, in gilt and silver. The backside of the tsuba depicts a running fox in gilt and copper.
Dimensions: 2 1/2" x 2 1/8"
This is a really nice saw tooth uncommon form of Shaker mat. It is made with scrap material that is cut in circles and folded to form the points and hand sewn on a linen backing and then backed with a fragment of an old wool crazy quilt. The edges are bound with a red fabric that shows wear, see pictures. The mat is 16" by 24" and shows some fraying of the material from age but I don't think from much use. It is circa 1880 and very beautiful.