Fine condition lot of two opium weights with nice patinas, both 10 Ticals, from Shan, after 1820.
Weight: 160,5 grams and 153 grams respectively.
Ex. Danish Collection
A fine Karaweik Base, Early Type of Burmese Bird Opium Weight (Ava, Rangoon, Amarapura and Mandalay) Ca. 1760-1830.
Beautiful detailed and substantial weight. 20 Tical ca. 315 grams, octagonal Karaweik base, pointed Beak, two neck ridges and two back covers.
Ref. See Bering Mikkelsen, Page 137, fig. 74.
Ex. Old Danish Collection
Rare Regency games box of sarcophagus form with penwork decoration on all surfaces, the hinged lid with Chinisorie scene of figures in a garden with a pagoda and all sides decorated with floral borders, the interior with seven shaped compartments and the tapering sides with gilded handles, raised on gilded lion’s paw feet...
This phenomenal 7 3/16" Llama Bone Flute is highly engraved with human effigy carvings with crown or headdress and was recovered in Pisac, Peru near Machu Picchu. It is highly polished. It is so translucent that when backlit with a flashlight, light passes through both sides of the bone. It has beautiful patina. A lot of work and pride went into creating this beauty. I purchased it from Jim Bennett who has written several books on detecting fakes and reproductions.
Very unusual late Meiji (1890s to 1912) Japanese lacquer plaque depicting a twisting dragon in flight on dark blue background, the piece perfectly imitating cloisonne technique with raised golden lacquer lines painted to represent metal wires. Awesome design, beautiful colors, the plaque is in excellent condition. Original frame with lacquer decoration of grasses by a stream and flowering prunus trees above. Plaque size 6 3/4 x 9 3/4 inches, frame size 10 3/4 x 11 3/4 inches
Antique French Gilt Bronze and Guilloche Enamel Dresser Box, opening a glass liner and a mirror under the lid (losses to mirror, slight damage to enamel decoration)
Diam: 3.75" x 3" tall
Good Chippendale Sidechair in mahogany with finely carved back with Gothic arches, a slip seat and straight champfered legs joined by an 'H' stretcher. English, circa 1760.
Seat Width: 21.5"
Back Height: 36.5"
Matching pair of Japanese scrolls. Seed syllable depictions of the
Womb World (Taizokai Mandara) and companion Diamond World
(Kongokai Mandara). Beneath the 8 Patriachs. 150x50.5 cm.
Paints on paper with silk borders. Undated, estimated to be late 19th/early20th century. Repairs to border. Can be viewed in central London and shipped worldwide.
A beautiful purple-splashed Junyao vase was well preserved.
Glaze crackles were yielded under the glaze.
Date: Jing Dynasty AD1115-1234
Width:14.5cm, Height :11cm
A custom-made cotton box is included.
An unusual Japanese multi layer lacquer brush pot inlaid with three metal coins. The oil spill pattern lacquer is in hues of red, black, and beige.
Meiji Period (1868 - 1912)
Dimensions: 6 1/4" W x 4 1/2" H
Japanese carved wood Natsume tea caddy, with high relief lacquer imagery of ripened peaches growing on a branch, and a flying hornet on the top of the lid in lacquer. The side of the box is signed with red lacquer cartouche.
Meiji period (1868-1912) c. 1900
Dimensions: 2 1/2" W x 2 3/4" H
Chinese two color peking glass vase with white under red glass, the sides are faceted with honeycomb like pattern of white glass visible through the top layer of red glass. The mouth of the vase is dramatically flared with red rim.
Dimensions: 3 1/2" x 9"
Beautiful hand carved Japanese wood panel with stylized openwork carvings of various scrolling chrysanthemums and peonies. Each flowing one to the next layer out longitudinally on a single slab of wood. Hand chisel marks visible on the reverse of the panel. Ready to be wall mounted. Very good original condition. Natural finish consistent with age.
Early Meiji Period (1868 - 1912)
Dimensions: 39" L x 4" x 6" H
Unique Japanese Keyaki (zelkova) hardwood kanban shop sign carved to resemble a calligraphy brush, with black, beige, and red pigment lacquer, hung by an iron hook and chain, with two character shop name carved in front of the brush handle. Original finish and patina consistent with age.
Hand forged 200 year old Japanese Iron mounts included with sale.
Early Meiji period (1868-1912)
Dimensions: 36 1/2" L (46" L w/ chain) x 4" W
This is a really seldom carnelian amulet from the Old Kingdom.
The amulet depict a child with one hand to his mouth. It is quasi a
ancestor of the Horus child.
For comparable amulets see:
Ulrike Dubiel, „Amulette, Siegel und Perlen, Studien zur Typologie und Tragesitte in Alten und Mittleren Reich“, 2008: plate I, 1cb
Date: Egypt, Old Kingdom, ca. 6. Dyn., ca. 2200 B.C.
Late Qing Dynasty (late 19th century to 1911) Chinese rock crystal seal in mortar shape with 4 carved raised characters on the base. Wonderful simple piece appropriate for a scholar’s desk. The material is rock crystal - there are some natural inclusions in the stone that did not photograph well, but can be seen against the light. Beautiful finish, old dried seal paste in the grooves, mellow patina, overall in great condition...
Late Qing Dynasy (1880s 10 1911) Chinese scholar small jadeite seal of round section with ball shaped finial containing a hole for hanging. Wonderful piece appropriate for scholar’s desk. The bottom is carved with two raised characters, old dried red seal paste in the grooves. Delicately white/green natural untreated jadeite with darker green areas, beautiful finish to the surface. Height 1 5/8 inches, diameter 3/8 inches.
Late Qing Dynasy (1880s 10 1911) Chinese scholar agate seal of cylindrical shape. Wonderful simple piece appropriate for scholar’s desk, pleasant finish to the stone. The bottom is crisply carved with four raised characters, old red seal paste in the grooves. Beautiful stone of orange color with subtle play of lighter colored veins. old dried sea paste in the grooves...