Yao ritual iron dagger with rattle used to ward off evil by Yao/Mien Taoist priests. Late 19th century to early 20th century. Please note last two enlargements, there appear to be some indistinct Chinese characters engraved on the blade- probably the ownerâ€™s name or an auspicious wish. L: 50cm/19.5in
A Japanese Black cloisonne bottle, decorated with Pink flowers and butterflies, using the Ginbari foil technique. The bottle measures 12" tall x 4 1/2" in diameter and dates to the turn of the Century. The condition is very good with minor wear and imperfections. On the foot rim there is a 1/2" long area where a row of trim cells are missing. The asking price includes shipping within the USA.
A First Period Dr. Wall Worcester teabowl, of octagonal form, with a slightly everted rim, printed in outline and delicately hand coloured with the "Red Bull" pattern, the borders with half flowerheads alternating with green diaper panels. This is the rare early version of this pattern when Worcester first started using printed patterns. The pattern is based on a Chinese famille rose design from the Yongzheng period and appears circa 1754-56...
Rare 19th century Sewing compendiumin the form of a wonderful tooled leather bound book, entitled Ladyâ€™s Companion, with English C.1840. The book opens to reveal compartmentalised Moroccan leather bound holders for various size needle storage packages within a separate leather divider, thread winder, scissors, thimble, pencil, button hook and bodkin. Needle packages suppliers Redditch Needle Co. Pencil stamped L & CH, probably for L & C Hardmuth. Measures: 3.5 x 2.25 x 0.85 inches.
English Silver Gilt Large Goblet Feast Cup and Cover or Communal Chalice, London 1879 Alexander Crichton. Decorated in Art Nouveau Aesthetic Period taste with wonderful embossed and chased decoration and the image of Dionysus Bacchus, God of Wine; the cover surmounted with a winged figure. Height: 12 inches. Diameter: 5 inches. Total Weight: 528 grams.
Silver Tea Set, probably Srinagar, Kashmir, India, for western market, C.1910. Teapot, Cream and Sugar, rounded body, square bases, gilded interiors. Each with chasing and repousee work of chinar vegetal, floral seed pod and acanthus leaves designs; snake serpent handles, hinged lid to teapot and leafy finial similarly decorated. All marked with early Egypt .900 silver fineness assayed in Cairo, date letter u for 1919-20. Handles marked. Height of Teapot: 6.75 inches. Breadth: 9 inches...
Japanese large Ginbari enamel vase. Ginbari is a technique using a foil design made with an embossing plate. The vase has a robin's egg blue enamel ground comprised of small flowers, with Wisteria branches bearing pastel green and purple flowers, small birds perched and flying through the tree branches. The elongated vase has a slightly tapered form with short, fluted foot and neck. The edges of the lip and the top of the foot are decorated in red and blue enamel of wire spiral and dots...
This is a Pre-Columbian MAYAN Terracotta BOWL from Mexico, c 300 - 900 A.D. It measures about 6" X 5 1/4" X 5" ( 15.3 cm X 13.4 cm X 12.8 cm ).
Art Nouveau Candelabra Candlesticks, Orivit, Germany C.1900. The polished pewter Jugendstil Secessionist Candelabra each on polygon base, supporting open stylised flowing organic foliate centres with three light conforming in design. Height: 9 inches. Breadth: 8 inches. Orivit marks to underside. Original Patina.
Pair of Art Nouveau large Silver Plate Photograph Frames, Germany C.1900. Each depicting an allegorical art nouveau female in long dress, grasping a foliate branch. The centres of frames vacant for photograph with a frieze of four putti amidst foliage in relief below. Overall measurements: approximately 10.5 x 7 inches. Photograph images measures: approximately 5 x 4 inches.
Georgian Silver Salver, London 1757, William & Robert Peaston. The Salver with everted rim, chippendale shaped border, engraved in the centre with marital coat of arms, border of applied scrolling decoration accented with alternating fluted shell designs, supported by four turned supports. Fully hallmarked on underside and engraved W over WM. Diameter: 7.5 inches. Height: 1 inch. Weight: 303.20 grams.
Sterling Overlay Hip Flask, American, C.1900. The flask with detachable cup, engraved 1916 on one side and intertwining initials, possibly CEH on the other side. The top with thick sterling overlay on clear glass bottle, bayonet hinged cover, cork inside. No leaks, splits or repairs, substantial feel. Measures: 5.75 x 3.50 x 1.125 inches. Stamped Sterling.
A Japanese golden age standard cloisonne incense burner with butterfly design work. The burner measures about 7" high x 4 1/2" in diameter, and dates to the turn of the Century, The condition is very good with a dent in one foot, minor wear, and the lid has been replaced. The asking price includes shipping within the USA.
Georgian Gold and moss agate Vinaigrette, C.1800. The oval shape vinaigrette with hinged cover and underside bezel set with moss agate, the interior with simple pierced grille, the surround plain rose gold. Gold tests as 15K. Measures: 1.25 x 1.00 x 0.50 inches. Item Weight: 16.09 grams
Regimental Spanish Colonial Silver Mexican 19th century Mug, C.1847. Marked BTON, for the chief assayer Cayetano Buitron, an M with an O over it, for purity, and an eagle tax mark. Of slightly cylindrical form with upper molded everted rim with frieze granular bead border surround plain capped "S" shed candle, presentation inscription engraved on frontâ€¦.. Presented by the Officers of the 9th Infl to 1st Lieut Thomas P. Pierce. U.S. Army. City of Mexico. Dec. 9th 1847. Height: 3.25 inches...
Shipibo pottery urn or vessel. Nicely sculpted face at neck with a well rounded body. General staining consistent with age and tribal use, Peru, early to mid-20th century.
12" X 12" x 12"
minor restoration to the head. See up close photos
A large and very rare famille rose Figure of Guanyin seated in Lalitasana, or Royal Pose, holding a scroll with eyes downcast from within a hooded cowl. Her robe decorated with peonies and black floral medallions and trimmed in iron-red and black with gold scrolling, a ribbon and a string of pearls across the bare chest. A fine figure of the best quality with subtle flesh tones on the chest and face...
Burmese soapstone seated crowned Buddha, or sometimes known as 'King Buddha', wearing diadem-crowns and ornaments of kings instead of ordinary monk's robes.
Age: Burma, Mandalay period, 19th Century
Measurement: Height 31.6 C.M. / Width 21.4 C.M.
Condition: Nice condition overall (some expected degradation due to its age). Please refer to the enlargement photos for more details.
Shipment: Worldwide shipping from Bangkok, Thailand at actual cost...