Antique Chinese figure of a standing bodhisattva, most likely Avalokiteshvara since he holds a gold lotus in one hand and a gold water jar in the other. Standing on a double lotus base and on a carved hardwood stand. Flowing drapery and high chignon with gold detail. Made of silver repoussé.
Age: 18th/19th century
Dimensions: 13 1/2" high (including stand)
Silver bowl and plate with intricate designs over the surfaces, the bowl with Islamic script.
The plate measures 6 3/4" in diameter, and the bowl is 4 7/8" in diameter and 1 7/8" deep.
Both pieces have traditional islamic and Persian designs, with cross designs, arabesque forms, and elaborate borders.
Very precise and intricate silver work, the work of an accomplished silversmith.
Unmarked but tests silver.
Together they weigh just a tad under 8 troy ounces.
Good condition, some visible ta...
Antique pair of Japanese menuki. These small but detailed elements of a traditional samurai sword were originally made to hide the pins (mekugi) that hold the back end of the blade (tang) to the hilt (tsuka). Made in pairs, they were positioned on either side of the handle. These menuki are especially fine and depict two men, likely sages by their long hair. Probably they are the friends, Kanzan (the Zen poet) and Jittoku (a servant at a monastery)...
The standing mummiform god, Osiris wearing atef-crown with uraeus and plaited false beard, with incised of details of broad collar and menat on back. Carrying flail and crook, tang mounted in antique wood block with label affixed to the bottom with nails saying "Statuette God Osiris from Karnak" Solid intact bronze with black and green patina. 6.25" without base. Ex John Seymour Lucas (Royal Academy Artist) 1849-1923
Published: Howard Nowes Ancient Art Catalog Fall 2005...
Beautiful Jugendstil lidded box or humidor, in brass and inlaid burl wood.
Unsigned, but attributed to Erhard & Sohne, the German company known for such intricate and beautiful secessionist works...
Brass inlay in wood, by Erhard & Sohne of Germany, this round biscuit box (also described as a humidor) is one of the finest of this genre made by E & S. The figural design inlaid into the wood is delightful, and other Secessionist motifs further enhance the richness of this form.
The design depicts 20 figures of young boys marching around the base, most with a variety of instruments, with one small child pulling a wagon...
An antique Japanese Kasane Tansu (chest on chest) made of Kiri (Paulownia) wood. All original hand made iron hardware and thick wood construction for strength and longevity of use. Use of straight dovetail Japanese joinery and hardened wooden nails. Upper section has lift-up carrying handles while bottom section has swivel handles used for carrying and latching the two sections together.
Used originally to store kimono and daily Japanese garments for daily wear...
2 gallon stoneware crock or churn by Julius Norton of Bennington Vt, 1859 - 1861.
Measures 11 1/4" high and 8 1/2" diameter at base.
Stamped at shoulder and neck with Julius Norton's name and location, the #2 below the stamp.
This form is sometimes considered a churn, but can function as a crock also.
Decorated with the double bird design, very rare and desirable.
Very vivid cobalt decoration, with blue highlights over the stamped name, location, and size.
Applied slip handles.
Intricate sterling silver overlay floral and border design on emerald green glass.
Measure 5 1/8" high and roughly 3 1/2" wide.
Silver does not appear to be marked, but it is very high quality, with much cut out work and detail...
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Period: Qing dynasty
Date: 18th century
Medium: glass, swirled and speckled
Dimensions: Height x Width x Depth; (4.85 cm x 3.95 cm x 1.60 cm)
Dimension of Lip; (1.5 cm)
Dimension of Mouth; (1.0 cm)
Description: This small bottle is swirled with multiple shades of blue, tinged with green, and speckled with aventurine glass...
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Object: Scabbard Chape
Period: Late Warring States period – Western Han dynasty
Date: 4th – 1st Century B.C.E.
Dimension: Height x Width x Depth; Approximately 4.5 cm x 5.5 cm x 1.75 cm
Description: Carved from white jade, this chape is of the typical flattened, trapezoidal shape that is thick in the center, but thin and rounded at the sides...
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Object: Snuff Bottle
Period: Qing Dynasty
Dimensions: Height x Width x Depth; (6.4 cm x 5.7 cm x 2.4 cm)
Diameter of Lip; (2.3 cm)
Diameter of Mouth; (0.8 cm)
Description: Large, well-carved bottle of squat, rounded-rectangular form with very detailed mock ring handles...
Turn-of-the-century Art Nouveau glass vase with engraved silver overlay. Made by Alvin in Providence. Baluster with flared mouth. Overlay in form of flowers interlaced with sinuous, whiplash ribbon (vacant). Glass is deep red. Marks include maker’s stamp and no. R3216/1. Very good condition.
Dimensions: H 8 1/4 x D 3 1/4 in. #BR761
An XL Danish neolithic Sicle dating to Daggertime - 2200-2000 BC.
A beautiful antiquity in a scarce size, measuring nearly 17 cm - 6,7 inches.
The sicle is skillfully knapped in a beautiful almost perfect crescent shape. 5-7 mm. in thickness at the max. and very sharp edges.
Condition: Choice. A few ancient chips to the edge. Fantastic amber marsh patina.
Ex. Private collection. Found at Valloe, Zealand.
Antique Japanese ikebana basket for flower arranging. Made of light color split bamboo woven into a rounded form. Contrasting dark and twisting wisteria vines make up the handle and pierce the undulating form of the basket.
Age: Meiji period (1868-1912)
Dimensions: 15" high x 12" wide x 11" deep
Object: Snuff Bottle
Date: 18th – 19th century
Medium: Metal; semi-precious stones
Dimensions: Height x Width x Depth; (12.5 cm x 11.0 cm x 5.3 cm)
Description: This unusual, large oblate bottle seems to be of a type with origins in Tibet, or Mongolia as evidenced by the style of metal work found atop the thin, tarnished “underbody”...
Period: Qing or later
Medium: hardstone or nephrite
Dimension: Height x Width x Depth; (5.6 cm x 1.5 cm x 1.0 cm)
Description: This pendant is carved as a figure in a long robe, with a drilled hole running vertically through the figure. The face is detailed simply with lines for the eyes, mouth, and beard; other details such as the belt are well detailed...
Very rare hanging scroll with a painting of Nichiren nehan zu, the Death of the Buddha according to the Nichiren Shu sect, identified by the tachibana crest on the curtains.
The Buddha Shakyamuni on his death bed, surrounded by priests who are reciting from scrolls, and civilians who are praying and wailing...