All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Metalwork : Pre 1920 item #1428702
Late Meiji - early Taisho (1910s) unusual small Japanese keyaki (zelkova serrata - Japanese elm) wood box, its top inlaid with a metal fitting depicting a seated boy wearing flower decorated robe and having a look of melancholy on his face. I believe it represents Kikujido - the Chrysanthemum Boy - the Emperor’s favorite page, who was condemned to exile. The Emperor taught Kikujido a phrase by the Buddha to thank him for his loyalty...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Ancient World : Egyptian : Pre AD 1000 item #1428701
This is a really nice scarab from the Second Intermediate Period. This is a really nice scarab from the Second Intermediate Period. The scarab depicting a scroll border enclosing the hieroglyphics for the god „Ptah“, below an Ankh sign for „life“...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Ancient World : Roman : Glass : Pre AD 1000 item #1428696
Thick-walled unguentarium with horizontal rim, broad mouth, and cylindrical neck. The conical body with a thick rounded edge at the base, the bottom pushed-in with a central pontil mark.
Translucent dark blue green glass with patches of brilliant iridescence in places.
For a related example, cf. Metropolitan Museum inv. no. 74.51.5839
Glass
Roman, 2nd-3rd century AD
H. 7.6 cm (3 in)
Intact and fine...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Ancient World : Greek : Pottery : Pre AD 1000 item #1428695
Large red-ware lamp with a naïvely rendered stag atop the discus. Incised EX O[FICINA] above the animal. Ring base with the letter X between dot rosettes and vertical rows of impressed dots.
Large filling hole at center. Pierced handle with broken top. Nozzle blackened.
Deneauve type XII. Raised rim around the discus and the nozzle channel. Grooved shoulder.
Ceramic
Roman North Africa, Tunisia, 375-500 AD
L. 13.8 cm (5.4 in)
D...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Ancient World : Greek : Pottery : Pre AD 1000 item #1428694
Etruscan high-footed plate decorated with a four pointed star on the shallow floor and triple dots in the interstices. The narrow bulged rim enhanced with spiral waves.
Genucilia pottery was popular from 350 to 280 BC in Caere (Cerveteri) and Rome.
The name of the group derives from a Faliscan or Latin lady named Poplia Genucilia. She was the owner of a similar plate inscribed with her name.
For plates from the same workshop cf. lots no. 316-319 in: Ines Stucker...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Ancient World : Greek : Pottery : Pre AD 1000 item #1428693
Fine guttus showing the head of Medusa on the medallion. The scary Medusa can be identified by faint snake-like curls emerging from her rich hairdo.
The head is seen frontally with neatly designed eyes, a prominent nose and narrowed lips.
The head is surrounded by hastily impressed semicircles.
The isolated head of the Medusa had apotropaic character and was intended to protect from envy and bad eye.
For a related mask, cf. CVA Napoli, Museo Nazionale 2, IV.E.12, pls...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Ancient World : Greek : Pottery : Pre AD 1000 item #1428692
Large Attic dish of wide shallow bowl, low stem and foot, and thickened lip.
On the bottom a graffito reading E I.
This late Archaic shape is distinguished for its excellent glaze and finish. The date of manufacturing can be deduced from the thickened lip, which is lightly undercut.
For a related example, cf. no. 959 in: B.A. Sparkes, L. Talcott. The Athenian Agora. Black and Plain Pottery...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Ancient World : Greek : Pottery : Pre AD 1000 item #1428691
Slender terracotta palmette with a central core and fifteen petals emerging from fluted volutes. Campanian terracotta appliques may have been adhered to contemporary furniture.
Published with Münzen und Medaillen Basel, Sonderliste S, October 1980, lot no. 20.
Terracotta
Campanian, 480-470 BC
H. 5 cm (2 in)
Intact, pristine condition.
Münzen und Medaillen Basel, Sonderliste S, October 1980, lot no. 20.
Thence Dr. Roland Hartmann (1922-2007), St...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Ancient World : Greek : Pottery : Pre AD 1000 item #1428690
Large Campanian bowl with a retrograde graffito reading EI, possibly the Greek abbreviation of EI[MI] – is mine – in the sense: this one belongs to me.
The shallow floor decorated with rouletting, stamped palmettes and flowers (ivy corymbs). With near vertical wall and slightly incurved rim. Standing on a raised ring base. Bottom reserved.
The finger marks around the ring foot show that the bowl was dipped into the glaze.
Ceramic
Greek Campanian, 3rd century BC
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Ancient World : Greek : Pottery : Pre AD 1000 item #1428689
Spindle-shaped amphoriskos with convex mouth and two vertical handles. Set on a conical foot.
Decorated with a band of dots around the widest part of the body, encircling lines above and below. Radiating tongues on the shoulder. Mouth and foot black.
Ceramic
Middle Corinthian, 600-575 BC
H. 8.9 cm (3.5 in)
Intact with some surface wear on one side.
(German) Westphalian private collection since the 1960s.

The authenticity of the object is unc...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Ancient World : Greek : Pottery : Pre AD 1000 item #1428688
Attic red-figure askos decorated with a dog and a panther crouching on the domed top. The animals face the spout and are seen with one foreleg raised.
The panther has turned the head towards the viewer and shows a spotted coat.
The shallow vessel shows a low dome-shaped top, the small flaring spout raises obliquely from the shoulder; overarching handle. The flat base reserved with a tiny mold on the edge.
For a closely related example, cf. CVA Reading, University 1, 43, pl....
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Ancient World : Pre AD 1000 item #1428687
Anglo Saxon bronze cross fibula with figural decoration. 4. - 6. A.D. ( H = 13 cm / 5 1/8 inch ) Condition: Pin missing. Beautiful patina. Provenance: Ex. art market Switzerland, before that in the Swiss private collection of K. S., Köln Germany.
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Ancient World : Pre AD 1000 item #1428686
Jelling style viking bronze gilt pendant in the shape of a mythical creature. 9. - 11. A.D. ( L = 2.7 cm / 1 1/16 inch ) Condition: Loop mising. Remains of gilding. Provenance: Ex. Dr. T. Knosala, 2012, before that in German private collection.
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Ancient World : Pre AD 1000 item #1428684
Borre style viking bronze figural decorated fibula. 9. A.D. ( D = 2.7 cm / 1 1/16 inch ) Condition: In very good condition. Pin missing. Provenance: Ex. Dr. T. Knosala Frankfurth am Main, 2010. Before that in German private collection, Rhein-Main Area, since 1970’s.
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Ancient World : Roman : Pre AD 1000 item #1428683
Roman glass paste intaglio depicting Victory in a biga. 1. B.C - 1. A.D. ( H = 1.5 cm / 38/64 inch ) Condition: In very good condition. Provenance: Ex. Swiss art market, Basel. Before that in Swiss private collection.
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Ancient World : Roman : Pre AD 1000 item #1428682
Roman sardonyx miniature portrait intaglio. 1. - 2. A.D. ( H = 0.9 cm / 1/3 inch ) Condition: Small chips at the border. Provenance: Ex. art market Switzerland, before that in private Swiss collection.
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Ancient World : Roman : Pottery : Pre AD 1000 item #1428681
Roman indented ceramic beaker typically Worms. 3. A.D. ( H = 20 cm / 7 7/8 inch ) Condition: Complete. Provenance: Ex. private collection of M. Tritten Basel, Switzerland. Ex. Dr. T. Knosala Frankfurth am Main, Germany.
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Lacquer : Pre 1900 item #1428679
Tora Tori Gallery
€4,500.00
On a black lacquer base (ro-iro) the lid is rounded in shape (kabesubuta zukuri). The decoration, taken from a similar writing box by Hon'ami Koetsu (1558-1637), represents a peasant carrying a maki-e bundle patinated in gold lacquer on his back and finely chiseled mother-of-pearl on his face, arms and legs. The interior with its ink stone (suzuri) and its water pourer (mizu-ire) presents a decoration known as "spring geminations" in mak-e, mother-of-pearl and lead. (Namiki pen not included).