Late 18/early 19th century netsuke of a sitting Dutchman sharing a laugh with a karako (Chinese boy) standing next to him. The Dutchman is wearing typical European dress and hat, the boy is dressed in a robe with wonderfully incised and etched textile patterns, his hair knots are inlaid with dark horn. Strong early carving, material of characteristic 18th century triangular section. Wonderful wear consistent with age, compressed dust in crevices, yellowing on the back...
a rare figuration of embraced couple ,sakalava probably on the corner of the funeral fence around the tumb where there was birds figures and more rarely couples93cm in campher wood‘Hazomalanie" eroded buy sand and Wind
looks like love for eternity
A beautiful antique Sino-Tibetan gilt bronze Temple plaque of the seated Buddha, Qing Dynasty, 18th.-19th. century.
Buddha is seated on a Lotus Throne supported by two elephants, detailed floral around the full figure.
A detailed figure in very high relief. Finely gilted and with some pigment and cold gold on the face and hair...
Unusual straw colored pottery bowl, circa 1000 -2000 BCE, with quirky with dragon/snake motif handle. No damage with good natural water absorption. W:15cm/5.9in and H: 12cm/4.8in.
A rare black glazed Song wine jar with two handles and a spout for pouring. These containers were used for offering a sweet rice wine. You will sometimes find remnants of the wine in the bottom of the jar that has solidified. Size: H: 27.3cm. Condition: No repairs. In it's original condition.
A Sikh Perso-Indian mughal koftgari dagger, decorated with damascene silver handle and sheath with the head of a leopard. The blade is curved and inlaid with silver medallion filigree.
Dates from late Colonial Period 19th/20th century
Dimensions: 12 3/4" L x 2 1/2" W
A very charming and cute (kawai) figurine of a sleeping cat of the popular Kutani model. The cat has a large red bow around its neck, and the fur has been partly indicated in gold. The interesting feature of this piece is its small size, which is seldom seen. Red lacquered small box. Late Meiji to early Taisho. L. 6.5 cm. Condition: Perfect.
19th century boxwood netsuke carved as a group of 7 theatrical masks of an oni, a shojo, Buaku, Okame, Okina, Hyottoko and (possibly) Fudo. Wonderful piece in Japanese taste with excellent precisely carved faces, very beautiful wear with superb patina. Signed GYOKUZAN in a rectangular reserve - for information on the artist see NETSUKE & INRO ARTISTS AND HOW TO READ THEIR SIGNATURES by George Lazarnick, p. 433. Length 1 7/16 inches.
19th century lacquered netsuke representing a Noh theater mask of an oni (mischievous demon). Nice quality work, excellent expressive face, well done lacquering, pleasant patina. Height 1 9/16 inches.
A fine and early Worcester sweetmeat, the open shell curled over at one side, the undulating rim strongly shaded in green with a yellow inner border to the green. Painted in the Meissen style with a central flower spray surrounded by scattered smaller sprays.
Superb bright condition with no issues at all. The length is 4 3/4", the width 5 1/4", and the height 1 3/4".
NOTE: A similar dish, in a more common color, sparser painting, and with wear sold at the Bonham's sale in March, 2010.
Antique fountain fashioned in cast stone in the form of a statue of a boy pouring from an urn. Nice patina. Dimensions: 22 inches ht. Base shown is for display purposes only and is not for sale.
A decorative pair of English stone garden pine cone finials. Circa 1910. Painted white, some flaking. Large size and with good proportions. Size: 20.5 inches ht. x 9 inches diameter.
Victorian 2-part garden urn planter of cast iron. Late 19th century. Size: 17 inches ht. x 21 inches diameter. Decorative serrated rim and supported on a molded pedestal with square base.
Antique Japanese Scroll Triptych, signed Sumiyoshi Hirosada (1793-1862) , 7th head of the Sumiyoshi line of painters.
Three paintings: One painting is of two men meeting on a mountain path, pines and blossoming plum trees dot the hillside and the rooftops of a fishing village can be seen emerging through the mist. Another scroll depicts a lady seated at her writing table by her pavilion window. Outside, the moon shines above pine covered hills...
A fine Georgian double series opaque twist (dsot) ale glass with an elongated round funnel bowl engraved with hops and barley, the stem with a pair of spiral threads outside of a lace twist. For a similar glass see Bickerton p.226, figure 683.
The glass stands 7 1/2 inches tall, with a bowl diameter of 2 3/8 inches and a foot diameter of 3 inches. Good color, striations, and tool marks, with a rough snapped pontil. Wonderful condition with no flaws or restoration.
This is a very fine example of Japanese Meiji Era Satsuma. It was created and signed by the Meizan workshop. It is thought that many of the artists that worked there went on to work for Yabu Meizan. The early rich gold is used. Scenes of butterflies, children, and schools of fish, all circle around the vase. At the top an assortment of medallions, that each encase a different scene, telling a story of some kind. Rich, very thick enamels used throughout...
DESCRIPTION: Beautiful melon-shaped split oak basket with a sturdy bentwood handle and oak-wrapped wide rim. This early 1900’s folk art basket is in great condition with no major losses noted. DIMENSIONS: 18" long x 14.5" wide; height with handle is 13.75", without is 8.75".
Large Chinese porcelain colored covered bowl with flower design.
Age: China, Qing Dynasty, Kangxi Period, Early 18th Century
Measurement: Height 25.7 C.M. / Width 28.3 C.M.
Condition: Nice glaze and condition overall (some chips on the foot rim).
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