American Sterling Silver Handled Carving Set, c. 1920. Elaborate pattern on handle. Each piece is about 10 1/2 inches.
American Sterling Silver Twisted Handle Butter Knife, c. 1920. Beautiful with engraved floral decoration. 6 3/4 inches long.
Antique Chinese Pao Tao Peking rug, hand-woven with a complex image of various scholar's objects surrounding a central vase with floral arrangement. Beautiful colors of deep navy blue background, pink and red flower petals, medium blue, brown, beige, and cream. Bordered in oriental spirals and flowers. 19th century
Size: 32" x 52"
Antique Korean bronze Quanyin statue, standing on a lotus pedestal.She holds a bottle in her left hand and a seashell in her right hand. With remnants of lacquer and gilt pigment.
Dimensions: 12"H x 4" W x 4" D
Antique Chinese Pao Tao Peking rug, hand-woven in unusual purple and grey coloration, accented by splashes of bright blue, with a nature scene of a deer beside a flowing river, arching his neck up towards a crane flying overhead. Over the crane hangs the branch of a pine tree with lingzhi mushrooms growing on the trunk. This auspicious imagery of a deer, crane, and pine tree together represents flourishing greens under heaven and on earth and is thought to bring longevity...
Antique Chinese Peking Pao Tao rug. Square in form wide fretwork border. Peony flowers around a geometric central medallion. All in shades of blue and white. 19th century.
Size: 59 1/2" long x 59 1/2" wide.
South American silver mug with snake handle, ca 1850. Handmade. Tapering sides with engraved palm tree arcade. Applied and notched rim and base. Engraved snake-form handle with flowers. Uncleaned to protect the nice old patina.
Dimensions: H 3 7/8 x W 5 1/4 x D 3 1/2 in. Weight: 7.26 troy ounces. BM439
Antique Chinese Pao Tao Peking rug, hand-woven in dark blue, grey, pink, red, green, and brown colors, with five medallions depicting auspicious scholar objects surrounding a large central image of a deer standing below a perching crane. This is a popular Buddhist image called the Six Harmonies because the word "deer" is a homophone for the number "six" in Chinese and represents earth below heaven. 19th century
Size: 33" x 52 "
Lovely bronze hand mirror with reticulated Art Nouveau florals. Detailed cast blossoms and leaves surround an oval-form mirror. France circa 1900. 7 1/2" W., 13 1/2" L.
This is a very heavy straw stuffed and maybe rag stuffed also Amish type dog. He is missing ears but apparently they were glued at one time with old fish glue and that still remains and gives the look of an ear. He stands nicely but his legs to bend a little under his heavy weight. He has two tiny holes and discoloration on his legs on the right side. I usually think that dogs that have that have had wooden wheels at some point but not this dog...
10.5" wide, 12.5" x 11.5" high.
A finely carved book cover/sutra-board (top) of middle size showing in the central, recessed tableaux the four-armed image of Mahaprajnaparamiti flanked by Sakyamuni on the right and Vairocana on the left. All three seated on elaborate thrones with detailed mandorlas topped by garudas. Surrounding them are numerous small images depicting buddhas, bodhisattvas, protectors, and lamas. Remains of gilt and red color. Tibet: 14/15th cent. H 16 cm, L 40 cm...
Elegantly simple burnished high fired pottery cup from Warring States to Early Han Dynasty. There is one crack and a couple of chips noted in last enlargements. Pretty much to be expected from an over 2000 year old pottery piece. D:9.9cm/3.9in and H: 7cm/2.7in.
An unusual leather box lacquered red on the outside. There is writing on the inside of the box. The writing might be to identify the item or the manufacturer. Size: L.43cm. W. 11cm. H. 6.5cm. Condition: No repairs. Some chips on the lacquer from age.
Chinese antique wool Pau Tau rug with woven together in a whimsical pictorial composition of a flying crane, deer, and an exaggerated large peony.
The Peony is shy and is hiding amongst the craggily rock formation, reminiscent of a Taihu stone. Admits the red sun and swirling clouds, the pine tree stands along, swaying towards the flying crane which is about to land as the prancing deer is on a field of flowers.
The overall ground field is blue which graduates from pale blue to indigo...
Antique Chinese Pao Tao Peking rug depicting the legendary Fenghuang, or phoenix bird, perched under a Wutong or "Happiness" tree. Hand-woven in deep navy, light blue and cream. Polka dotted and geometric scrolling vines border the central image. 19th century
Size: 40" x 53"
A beautiful Chinese Pao Tao Peking rug, hand-woven in deep navy, medium blue, light blue, and cream colors. It depicts mirrored images of a deer and crane, a popular Buddhist motif also called the Six Harmonies, representing everything on earth under heaven, bordered by geometric scrolling patterns. 19th century.
Size: 46" x 23"
Antique Chinese large monochrome porcelain vase, glazed in black with reddish brown undertones seen more prominently towards the lip of the rim, slightly ribbed body with a single ridge in the very center of the neck. 18th century
Size: 21.5" H x 9" W