Four hand made lugs circle the neck of this squat tea jar (Cha Tsubo) covered in an opaque, dark-tea-colored glaze dating likely from the Sung-Yuan (Southern Song to Yuan Dynasty; Kamakura to Muromachi in Japan). A large dimple mars one side, accentuating the ideal of imperfection and asymmetry. There are no straight lines in nature. Retaining the antique bung originally wrapped in now dilapidated cloth. It is 22 cm (8-3/4 inches) diameter, roughly the same height and in fine condition...
Japanese late Meiji period cloisonné enamel ovoid form vase attributed to Hayashi Kodenji (1831-1915) or his workshop decorated around the circumference with pheasants among a dense variety of chrysanthemums, daisies, and other flowering plants in a landscape with rockery and flowing water all set against a dark cobalt blue ground. A foliate patterned band is above the foot and a narrow geometric band is below the mouth rim. Silver rims are at the mouth and foot...
Japanese Metal Tsuba shape Ojime, Ca. 1900 Meiji, 7/16" high, 7/16" wide, decorated with the raised gilded Birds on the Plum Flowering Trees on the both sides of the two(2) shades of Bronze color of shape of the Tsuba, one side is darker than the other. Cord go through the holes on the top and the bottom and connect with Netsuke.
This is an extremely rare Olmec opaque blue jade perforator handle. It is 5 1/2" long. I purchased it from Michael Robbins in 1989. It appears to be a shaman in flight perhaps holding onto a transformational creature. The deep facial features, elongated head and deep cleft are classic. This one grabs hold of you and won't let go. It has one of the most eerily entrancing Olmec faces I have seen. It is ex. Sotheby's. It was authenticated by a forensic laboratory. All paperwork goes to buyer.
Two(2) Japanese Bronze Fukurokuju, Ca. 1900 Meiji, one of the Seven Lucky God, representing "Longevity" and "Wisdom", 3/4" high, 5/8" wide, typical details of holding precious object with both hands in front with very long head, the condition is good.
19th Century Meiji period Japanese Gilded on Metal Ojime, 5/8" high, 3/8" wide, both holes are wrapped around with copper on both end top and bottom for cord go through the Ojime before tightening to Netsuke or Inro. Raised Gilt design of the Bird resting on the Maple Tree branches quietly on both sides. The design is beautiful and peaceful, the condition shows some old age wears.
A choice tanged bronze sword from ancient Near East dating to 2nd mill BC.
'Luristan' Turkmenistan / Uzbekistan bronze age. Commonly termed 'Luristani' by dealers and collectors.
A very nice profiled blade blade with shiny dark green patina. Round shoulders and a prominent central midrib.
Size is c. 45,5 cm. - 18 inches.
Condition: Choice - some roughness to the edges. The blade has a bend at the point.
A choice and large Western Asian bronze sword dating to c. 2nd mill. BC. 'Luristan' Turkmenistan / Uzbekistan bronze age.
The sword with round shoulders and a prominent central midrib. The tang has a bend near the tip.
Size is 51 cm.
Condition: A choice sword with some encrustations. Vry slight edge roughness. Nice green bronze patina. Will improve much if cleaned properly.
Ex. Danish Private collection.
A large & heavy Western Asian tanged bronze short Sword dating to 2000-1000 BC. 'Luristan' Turkmenistan / Uzbekistan bronze age.
The sword is massive, and heavy in hand. The tang is bend and the blade with rounded, raised shoulders and a flat central midrib. The edges are still sharp, with only slight roughness.
Size is 46,5 cm.
Condition: Superb - very sligh edge roughness and beautiful green and azurite patination.
Ex. Danish private collection...
A superb and X-large tanged bronze lance, Amlash, Ancient Near East, 1200-800 BC. 'Luristan' Turkmenistan / Uzbekistan bronze age.
A very impressive and decorative bronze lance with a long, bent tang, massive socket and a broad, leaf-shaped blade with highly profiled midrib.
A beautiful lance that would have been highly efficient on combat.
Size: c. 41,5 cm. long.
Condition: Choice. Beautiful green bronze patina...
A very charming terracotta figure of Harpokrates, draped with a himation,
wears a necklace with amulets and seated on the ground. His left
forefinger is to his mouth and with the right hand he holds his pot.
Date: Ptolemaic - Roman Period, Circa 3rd - 1st Century B.C.
Size: ca. 10,5 cm (without stand)
Condition: crown lost, otherwise intact
Provenance: private French (Paris) collection, formed ca...
Very old square-shaped incense box (kogo) on a brown lacquer base and sprinkled with gold powder (nashiji and hirame) it represents, on the cover a marine decoration of shells and seaweed in relief in maki and taka maki-e. The interior uses the same decorative themes. the edges of the cover and the base are in shibuishi (an alloy of copper and silver). An original wooden box allows the storage and protection of this kogo. Period: Edo late 17th early 18th century. dimensions: 6cm (2,35") squared.
Nice and intact faience Wedjat ring from the Amarna Period.
Date: Egypt, Amarna Period, New Kingdom, late 18. Dyn. 1351–1334 B.C.
Size: ca. 1,70 cm x 1,85 cm outer diameter
Provenance: private GB collection, formed before 1980.
The authenticity of the item is unconditionally guaranteed.
This item is accompanied with an illustrated Certificate of Authenticity.
It represents on brown lacquered ground a floral decoration in Hirame gold lacquer and maki-e of a wisteria. the interior of the compartments is fully lacquered in nashiji. Small wear from use at the lower angles of the himotoshi. The rectangular-shaped netsuke imitates basketwork with geometric patterns. H 8.4cm. Period: Meiji (1868-1912).
Wooden Buddha, Jizo Bosatsu which is one of the venerable entities of Bosatsu, worshipped in Buddhism. It has nice halo with treasure balls. It is not attached with the board and can not stand itself. Both arms are lost. Probably mid Edo period (18th century)
Jizo Bosatsu Height:22cm with a halo Width:6cm
Board Length:63cm Width:8.3cm
A Rare and fine blue and white altar vase, well balance potted elegant shape and with main decoration of peony flower scrolls to the middle of the body. Two horizontal ears to below the rim. Very good condition and fine glaze excepted the cobalt blue is slight blur, otherwise is very good condition with no any chip, no any crack and free from any restoration. Possibly Ming dynasty 16th century Zhengde period . Height: 30,5 cm
An important and heavy islamic brass bowl of archaic phiale form, Safavid Empire, ca. 17th.-18th. century AD.
The large bowl profusely decorated with floral design and lotus petals. A heavy brass bowl, weighing ca. 750 grams.
Fine early bowl in a white bronze alloy.
Size: 18 cm. in diamater and 6,5 cm. tall.
Condition: Choice! Wonderful natural wear and patina, still with the hand engraved decoration finely preserved.
Ex Swedish Private Collection
Pair of Japanese Meiji period silverplate floral repousse-decorated temple pricket candle stands (“shokudai”), or candlesticks, with chrysanthemum form scalloped bases and holders densely covered in chrysanthemums and leafy foliage. Bases are weighted.
Late 19th to early 20th century. 24 1/2" and 25" high each x 9” diameter base. Very good overall condition with a nice patina and only minor wear evident. The top holder on the shorter stand leans slightly...