Chinese yixing zisha teapot Fo Shou shape. 16 cm wide. 6,5 cm high. Please see on the pictures for the conditions. No crack or hairlines. no repair. Mark at inside the lid.
Rare Chinese Tang dynasty Changsha bowl with bird motive. 13 cm now. maybe 15,5 cm if complete.
Chinese 19th - 20th Century bronze censer / incense burner . 13 cm wide. 6 cm high. Xuande mark.
This piece is a complete and superb Byzantine reliquary bronze ring that dates circa 8th-10th century A.D. This ring is approximately ring size 10, and has an approximate .85 inch inner diameter. This ring was worn by an adult man or woman, and is a rather large ring, as the upper bezel section of this ring was designed with a raised round hollow container...
This painted pot of flowers was probably intended as a decorative table mat. It measures 9 1/4" long x 8 5/8" wide and is professionally mounted on a stretcher that is 11 1/4" x 12". It is signed on the bottom Irena Foater who was probably the proud maker but might also have been the recipient.
There is a small right angle tear in the central flower that shows in the thumbnail. There are no other condition issues...
Large and rare ancient Egyptian steatite scarab decorated with palm tree flanked by representations of the Nile-god Hapi.
For comparable see:
- The British Museum, Accession Number EA53376
Date: Egypt, New Kingdom, ca. 1550 - 1070 B.C.
Size: ca. 3 cm; c. 1.18 inches
Provenance: Ex collection of P.S.T. (New York)...
Pair of Aesthetic sterling silver salt & pepper shakers. Made by Tiffany & Co. in New York. Each: Baluster with stepped foot, tall cylindrical neck, and pierced and domed foot with beehive finial. Engraved fruiting and leafing berry branch. Hallmark includes pattern no. 1544 and director’s letter M (1873-91). Very good condition.
Dimensions: H 5 3/4 x D 1 7/8 in. Total weight: 6 troy ounces. #BQ860
Attic white ground lekythos decorated in black figure with Athena attacking the falling Enkelados.
The combatants wear high-crested helmets and hold spears. Athena rushes forward with her outstretched aegis while Enkelados tries to guard behind his shield.
The fight is framed by trees with round fruit.
Chimney mouth, foot in two degrees. Shoulder with two bands of radiating strokes. On top a band of alternating dots...
The vessel features a reel-shaped body with stepped foot and a flange. The doomed top with the head of Medusa at center. Medusa is rendered with a round face and curls ending in snake heads.
The pyxis is made in one piece and open at the bottom. The piece was not intended for concrete use and served as richly decorated burial object.
The surface shows remains of the original white engobe with gilded areas.
For a related example, cf...
German Baroque-style parcel gilt 800 silver beaker, ca 1900. Tapering sides and curved bottom with 3 leaf-mounted pomegranate supports bursting with seeds. Chased and fluid rinceaux floral ornament on stippled ground. Interior gilt. Hallmarked. Very good condition.
Dimensions: H 4 1/2 x D 3 3/8 in. Weight: 8.8 troy ounces. #BQ911
DESCRIPTION: An exotic and intricately painted polychrome lidded wood chest of Italian Arabesque design. The body is decorated with carved architectural form arches and columns on three sides with intricately painted geometric and floral designs on a red ground. The back is also painted and has a large center pomegranate medallion with floral designs. Rising on turned feet, a scalloped apron forms the base; the hinged lid conceals open storage. Some paint loss and separation to wood...
Hand painted miniature showing Persian hunting scene.
3 mounted and 2 observers in a rocky landscape. Marble paper borders.
27.5 x 20.5 cm overall. Undated, estimated to be mid to late 19th century.
Can be viewed in central London and shipped worldwide.
A rare Islamic iron oil lamp from Nishapur in Western Asia, dating to around 10th-12th cent AD!
A massive and heavy oil lamp with a very large nozzle, giving room for a sizeable wick. Originally the lamp had rings in the center that made it possible to attach it to a chain or mount it on a wall. So probably a lamp for
outdoor use or in a large hall. The type is rare today because many items for everyday use were melted and recycled as other items...
Width: 12.6 cm (5 in)
Height: 7 cm (2.8 in)
Depth: 8.8 cm (3.5 in)
Weight: 600 gm
Fine Japanese silver wire cloisonné box; features paulownia leaves and florals, phoenix and ornate ruyi borders; replaced satin lining; good condition
Height: 3.1 cm (1.2 in)
Width: 3.6 cm (1.6 in)
Depth: 3.5 cm (1.5 in)
Japanese wooden netsuke of a Hotei resting on a large bag; good patina and condition
This is Noren used by a cotton merchant in Kyoto during the Edo period. Cotton is thick and spun by hand.
It is boldly written in Tsutsugaki. It is dyed with natural indigo. It has a faint fade that is sparse in part but does not stand out.It has a small hole but is not outstanding.
Size Length 143 cm / 56.2inch Width 128 cm / 50.3 inch ケースF
King's bust left, not nimbate, holding sword hilt and mace, Bactrian legend around: þaonanoþao o ... ohþki koþano
Ahura Mazda standing left, holding scepter in left hand and extending right hand, Legend at right: ωPOM(azda), tamgha at left
c. 150-191 CE
8.07 gm. 22 karat gold
Chinese Tang dynasty Changsha bowl. 15,5 cm diameter, there is some small chipped at the rim. Free from any repair.