All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Pre 1920 item #1367772
Antique Japanese small personal tansu, or ko tansu, made with Hinoki (cedar) wood. The chest holds six drawers, each with round locks and kakute (squared) handles. The sides of the tansu also have iron handles for carrying. One side has a special 6 character chop branded into the wood.

Meiji Period (1868-1912)

Dimensions: 35" L x 16.5" D x 20.25" H
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Netsuke and Related : Pre 1900 item #1367768
19th century netsuke of Edo omiyage (gifts from Tokyo) including a straw bundle with clam shells, a pouch inscribed Kaminari Okoshi and containing sweetened puffed rice cookies from Asakusa, a necklace of so-called donguri (acorn) sweets, a toy whistle, a small shallow box, the back of the netsuke with a round box inscribed Omori Karashizuke Yamamoto (mustard marinated pickles from Yamamoto of Omori)...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Netsuke and Related : Pre 1900 item #1367767
19th century wooden netsuke depicting theatrical mask of Saru (monkey). Rare mask subject, wonderful face with wide grin, beautiful wear and patina. Recently deaccessioned from the Framingham History Center, MA, where it has been part of the collection since 1923. Height 1 11/16 inches.
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Netsuke and Related : Pre 1900 item #1367766
19th century boxwood netsuke depicting theatrical mask of Ikkaku sennin (single horn Sage). The character was an Immortal, but ended up living on earth as he have not been able to resist temptations presented by females. Rare mask subject, wonderful pensive face, beautiful wear and patina, old paper label on the back. Recently deaccessioned from the Framingham History Center, MA, where it has been part of the collection since 1923. Height 1 5/8 inches.
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Netsuke and Related : Pre 1900 item #1367765
19th century boxwood netsuke depicting theatrical mask of Okame. Netsuke is of shunga type - her cheeks are definitely carved to look like breasts. Wonderful grin, dots on her forehead are inlaid with black horn, beautiful wear and patina. Signed SHORAKU on the back bar - Hakuyosai Shoraku is discussed on p. 973 of NETSUKE & INRO ARTISTS AND HOW TO READ THEIR SIGNATURES by George Lazarnick...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Netsuke and Related : Pre 1900 item #1367764
19th century boxwood netsuke depicting theatrical mask of an oni. Excellent face with wide grin, short horns, beautiful wear and patina. Recently deaccessioned from the Framingham History Center, MA, where it has been part of the collection since 1923. Height 1 11/16 inches.
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Americas : Pre Columbian : Pre AD 1000 item #1367763
This superb piece is a Veracruz/Mayan tripod plate vessel that dates to the Early Postclassic Period, circa 900-1200 A.D., and is approximately 12.4 inches in diameter, by 5 inches high. This piece is made from a dark red clay, and has a dark orange glaze that covers the entire piece. There are also three incised decorative boxes that are evenly spaced on the outer bowl, and these boxes have a dark gray/black glaze with cream colored incised lines...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Tea Articles : Pre 1920 item #1367737 (stock #MOR6544)
The Kura
$300.00
A lacquer Natsume Tea Caddy impersonating Shigaraki pottery enclosed in an antique wooden box bound with doe-skin chords. It is rendered in such a way as to look like Shigaraki pottery, however inside is smooth black lacquer and is deceptively light. The lacquer within is finely crackled, evidencing age. A crack in the black lacquer of the rim of the lid seen within does not go through the wood. A very unusual piece, it is roughly 2-1/2 inches (6.5 cm) diameter, the same height.
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Enamel : Pre 1920 item #1367734 (stock #P-209)
A light yellow standard cloisonne vase with cherry blossoms and bird design. The vase is constructed with silver wires and silver mountings. The vase measures 7 1/4" tall x 3 3/4" in diameter and dates to the early 20th Century. Condition: The vase appears to be in perfect condition, however there are several small, very hard to see, hairline cracks in the design. Free shipping within the USA.
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Americas : American Indian : Handiwork : Pre 1920 item #1367731 (stock ##0-ka038)
Alan Kessler Gallery
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A Hano style clown attributed to the carver Wilson Tewaquotewa(1871-1960), the last chief of Old Oraibi. He produced Kachina dolls which are a combination of many dolls and figments of his own imagination. He believed that you didn't carve actual Kachinas for the tourist market. His dolls are usually monochromatic in color (brown, ochre and white and black). He also uses a device of putting many dots in an area, to contrast with a solid area of color...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Americas : American Indian : Handiwork : Pre 1920 item #1367728 (stock ##0-ka024)
Alan Kessler Gallery
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The rarer Katsinas of the some of the Rio Grande Pueblos are stylistically similar to Hopi figures, though often made of pine wood. Hopi Katsinas are made of cottonwood and more simply painted. This doll has great provenance: Dorothy Louise Luhrs, PhD. She taught at UNM School of Field Research. She was born in 1910 and she died in 1972. This doll was purchased from her estate and sold by Case Auctions, Memphis, Tennessee. c.1920, 14" height x 2 3/4" width, 9 1/2" width of tableta
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Americas : American Indian : Handiwork : Pre 1920 item #1367727 (stock ##0-ka023)
Alan Kessler Gallery
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A rare polychrome secular figure from Zia Pueblo. Her hands extended upward, carrying a burden strap, a real pottery canteen on her back. Carvings are rarely made at Zia. This is the first one that I have seen that came out of the Pueblo. c.1920, 14" height x 3 3/4" width
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Ancient World : Greek : Sculpture : Pre AD 1000 item #1367726 (stock #3217)
Hellenistic Terracotta Vessel in form of a Duck, ca. 4th - 2nd Century BCE. Spouted mold made vessel with intricate features and feathers. Intact and in excellent condition. 4 1/4" x 6" x 2 1/2". Ex: M. Megiddon collection, Tel Aviv...
An exceptionally nice large Iron chest or Gate key, 16th. century.

The key is one of the earlier keys made with the attractive cut Cross pattern in the bit. A very attractive well-patinated key that was likely not an excarvated piece, since the metal is so fresh and the patina thick and sound.

One of our favorite keys of the entire collection, a nice wall-hanger.

Size: 16 cm.

Provenance: Birgit og Bent Wolstrup Collection
A rare large and massive Gate Key, European Early Renaissance, 14th.-15th. century.

The key in massive forged Iron, a thick folded iron handle with a round bow, substantial square cut out bit.

Size: 15,5 cm. long.

Condition: Choice, minor loss to the stem, othervise relatively good metal and strong for the type.

Provenance: Birgit og Bent Wolstrup Collection
A wonderful very large iron key for a very large chest, European, likely German, Early-mid 16th. century AD.

The key in perfect working condition, a hearth-shaped / round bow, thick collar, a long stem and a re-enforced bit with forged SS's.

Size: 17,5 cm. unusually large, massive too.

Provenance: Birgit og Bent Wolstrup Collection
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Ancient World : Near Eastern : Pre AD 1000 item #1367720 (stock #3216)
Iron Age III Terracotta Double Bowl with Tripod Feet. Persian, Ancient NW Iran, Teppe Hasanlu. Ca. 800 - 586 BCE. Intact and in excellent condition. 3 1/2" x 8 1/4" x 5 5/8". Ex: Archaeological Center Ltd., Jerusalem. Cf: Metropolitan Museum of Art, Accession #60.20.60. Teppe Hasanlu is an archaeological site of an ancient city located in northwest Iran (in the province of West Azerbaijan), a short distance south of Lake Urmia...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Ancient World : Greek : Sculpture : Pre AD 1000 item #1367716 (stock #3215)
From the collection of Teddy Kollek, First Mayor of a Unified Jerusalem, Italo Crointhian Terracotta Swan Vase, ca. 6th Century BCE. Vase in form of swan with plumb body on splayed feet. Opening in lower back with feather incised through the brown glaze with added pigment. Cf: Christie's New York, June 14, 1993 Lot 46...