Lovely circa 19th century all wool natural dyed Baluchi rug. Intense blue dye and very supple. There are a couple of small tears (broken weft and missing pile but intact warp) noted in enlargements as well as a small area of the selvedge separating from the side. Worn and low pile areas etc, etc, etc. Please examine enlargements. L 221cm/87in and W: 128cm/50in.
Lovely Gabbeh rug dated 1940 according to the 1318 Persian Jalali calendar, all natural dyes. Good condition. L: 237cm/93in and W: 133cm/52in.
Early 20th century Gabbeh wide runner. All natural dyes about 6cm missing off the ends and one old repair. L: 262cm/103 and W: 103cm/40.5in. There is some simple Arabic script at the top, but I cannot translate it.
This Mace is of a uniquely Bactrian form. It is a hollow oval with four long "claws" on the bottom. The claws were presumably tightened onto a wooden haft. These maces are usually found bent with one or more claws missing. They appear to have been struck off their half and do not appear to be a very effective construction explaining why the design did not spread beyond Bactria. The construction of these maces is quite simple and are likely quite early...
A charming solid cast bronze standing nude figure with a snake coiled around her legs, holding the snake head in her right hand. Reminiscent of the bible's tale of Adam & Eve. A rare type. Intact with a blue green patina. Published in Arte Primitivo March 2015 lot 248. Ex NYC Collection acquired from Henry Anavian 1980's 3 3/8" tall
A rare Tibetan Ritual Masked Dance 'Cloud Collarâ€™ Silk Brocade, made from Ming dynasty silk brocade.
This collar would be worn by monk / dancer as part of the elaborate and rich attire during special Buddhist ritual performances like the Cham dance.
Size: 88 x 88 cm circa . Tibet, 17 - 18th cent.
Condition: generally quite good but of course has been used for very long time and has some stains and a couple of tears. See last picture.
Rectangular Chinese embroidered satin silk textile for small table.
The background in deep peach colour satin, is embroidered with a rock in a garden setting, surrounded by birds, butterflies, bats, peonies and other flowers and a variety of scholar's objects, tea pot and Good Luck Symbols as three legged toad, peaches, Lingzhi mushroom all in multicoloured silk floss.
Borders in black bands with embroidered flowers and bats.
Qing, 19th cent. Size: H 40 x W 45 cm. Good condition.
A very rare and interesting Scaraboid seal, Egyptian, New Kingdom 16th.-11th. century AD.
A large scaraboid and interestingly, decorated with a tiny scarab on top!
The seal engraved with a fine Sphinx among hieroglyphs, incl. the carthouche of Thutmosis III, reigning 1479-1425 BC.
Size: ca. 22 mm.
An exceptional stone seal in a rare and especially attractive speckled stone, Achaemenid Empire, early period around 7th.-6th. century BC.
The seal of pyramidal shape pierced for suspension in the top. Engraved with a cute lion with tail up and head turned back.
Size: 17-18 mm.
Condition: Superb, so attractive and smooth in hand.
Ex. Egeskov fine Arts, Danish Private Collection
A fine lot of 7 stamp seals from the Sassanian Empire, 3rd.-6th. century AD.
The lot consists of an almost intact and very fine faceted seal with king vs lion, and 6 other seals with some chips, some very large seals as well.
Ex. Egeskov private Collection.
A very rare and interesting Sassanian seal carving, done in a Phoenician or greco-Persian seal stone, 3rd.-6th. century AD.
The seal depicting a man with tree and star, of a scaraboid shape and in a wonderful rare speckled yellowish and black stone - very attractive!
Size: 25 mm. in lenght and massive.
Ex. Egeskov collection, formerly Hirsch auctions in Germany and private German collection, 1960s.
Small boro made of two panels of hand-spun and vegetable indigo dye cotton. The brown threads are "cha-wata (brown cotton) which is natural undyed cotton and rather old. All hand sewn with vegetable indigo dye cotton thread. The second half of the 19th century.
0cm x 90cm
An antique Japanese Gyosho Tansu also known as a merchant peddler's chest made entirely of Kirinoki (Paulownia) wood. Five drawers behind the hinged front door and a sixth drawer below the door. The sides have upper iron cord holding rings and cord holes at the bottom which allowed the merchant to carry this tansu on his back while transporting his wares. All original hand made iron hardware.
Age: Meiji period (1868-1912)
Dimensions: 10 1/2" Wide x 27" High x 19" Deep
A fine example of the rare Lowestoft porcelain "Mandarin Green Window" pattern made between 1768 and 1775.
The bowl and saucer are in very good condition, with the saucer having a small flaw, which appears to be in the making, at the edge at 11 o'clock. The bowl has no issues at all. Colors are much stronger than shown in the photos. The saucer is 5" in diameter, and the bowl is 1 3/4" in height.
Richly glazed in deep blue this Chinese jar has a dark brown glazed interior to accommodate liquid storage. The lid has an embossed Chinese symbol for longevity which suggests to me the jar's intent was to store something special for your health and well being. Featuring a wonderful globular shape, the jar and lid are in excellent condition. Measures 4 inches high, 5" diameter. Dates early 20th C
A large deep bowl made for the Japanese domestic market painted with a â€śkotobukiâ€ť longevity shou character ground in iron red, gold and underglaze blue inset with three ogee lobed reserves with Aoi or Shuro mon within a karakusa style vine arabesque. Framed by bands of stylised Lotus and Jui (ruyi). The well of the bowl is decorated with Peonies...
A medium sized bowl decorated in â€śKinrandeâ€ť style for the Japanese domestic market. These richly enamelled wares were patronised by the wealthy merchant class and tend to be decorated primarily with auspicious objects and patterns, kissho-ga which gives rise to the alternative description â€śkatamonoâ€ť, meaning literally standard objects...