Matched pair of Chinese 'foo' dogs. Approximately 35x14 cm. patinated metal. Undated, estimated to be late 19th century.
Can be viewed in central London and shipped worldwide.
Matched pair of heavy Chinese 'foo' dogs. Each approximately 35x14 cm. undated estimated to be late 19th century or earlier.
Can be viewed in central London and shipped worldwide.
Indian 19th century depiction of a wheel and Devanagari text blocks. Inks on paper. 50.8 x 49.5 cm
Provenance: Christie's New York 21 March 2007 lot 395 ( 2 in lot) sold $7,800.
Christie's London (SK) 11 April 2014 lot 83. Sold £2125
Chinese wood framed table screen holding beautiful dream stone. Signed and sealed. Excellent condition.
53x30 cm overall size. Stone impossible to date, frame estimated to be late 19th century. Can be viewed in central London and shipped worldwide.
Height: 26 cm (10.3 in)
Width: 12 cm (4.8 in)
Fine Chinese Langyao bottle vase with crushed strawberry glaze on the body thinning slightly at the neck and finished neatly above the rim; Kangxi mark to the base; probably later 19th century; good condition
WOODEN LASTS OF TABI
5 pieces of wood board molds of 'tabi' (Japanese socks) used by the professional tabi maker, Meiji period (1868-1912), Japan. Uniquely, one mold is graffitied for its shop name. Some expected signs of use due to age as is.
Small: approx. 20 x 8 x 0.6cm (7.87 x 3.14 x 0.23in) / Large: approx...
19th C red lacquer with gold gilt wood Chinese palace lantern featuring intricately hand carved scenes of birds and flowers. Professionally restored, it is in excellent condition ready to be hung or used as a table base (see last 2 photos). Measures 27" high 18" square. Dates 1850.
Early 19th century framed and glazed Japanese scroll painting in ink and colors on silk of Buddha Shakyamuni seated under a canopy on a lotus throne, his right hand in shuni (“seal of patience”) mudra, his left hand in his lap, palm up in meditation position. He is surrounded by a huge retinue that includes protector demons, dharmapalas, Boddhisattvas standing and mounted on an elephant and a Buddhist lion, arhats, King of Hell with demon and human attendants...
Rare sculpture of a bronze elephant, reclining and holding up his head, throwing his trunk up in the air.
Cast bronze with beautiful brown patina and traces of former gilding.
Japan, Edo period, 18th/19th century.
Length: 7 ½ inches; height: 6 ¾ inches.
Few scratches on bottom, some rubbed areas, excellent condition.
Even coffee pots can be beautiful when they were made by a Shaker. The handle has a lid stop bump, the inside of the handle has a round reinforcement for strength and comfort, the spot is on the side so you can see where you are pouring and the lighthouse effect with the tapering sides. I know it is just a tin coffee pot, 150 years old but the Shakers really did have the art of hands to work and heart to God.
Kneeling man in a kimono holding in his hands a cage in which is a bird and realizing that another bird is on his back. Very beautiful patina of use and fine carving of the hands, feet, kimono as well as the dumbfounded expression of the man. Signed under the base in a red lacquered cartouche. Meiji period (1868-1912) late 19th century. Size: H4,5xL6cm
Drop-leaf secretary by Gabriel Viardot in the Asian style very characteristic of the furniture of this cabinetmaker, we see, on the facade, offset shelves, two doors with mother-of-pearl inlays representing Japanese fans (uchiwa) of two kinds and floral sculptures in relief. A large drawer under the flap features the mother-of-pearl decorations as well as sculpted flowers.
The flap, once unfolded, allows the transformation of the cabinet into a secretary. A red velvet covers this flap...
funeral jar from the Cotabato plateau, Kulaman valley or Lebak, Philippines 5th century Mindanao. In the late metal age, anthropomorphic jars were used as secondary burial jars, the body was buried then after decomposition of the body the bones were cleaned during a ceremony and placed in a jar except the skull one never found vrânes in these jars. the lid denoted the sex of the deceased (for the abstract lids where the symbol was phallic...
A large betel-box "kun it" with one internal tray, made of woven and coiled split bamboo covered with lacquer. The slightly domed lid with yun decoration of court scenes and dancers in cartouches and several inscriptions. The interiors with plain cinnabar red lacquer. Condition: traces of usage, some age cracks, rim and lacquer losses. Dimension: diameter: c. 20.8 cm, 20.8 cm high.
HAND PAINTED KPM PLAQUES FRAMED AND SIGNED BY THE FAMOUS GERMAN ARTIST WAGNER ON LOWER FRONT. SURROUNDED BY BURGUNDY VELVET WITH PERIOD HAND MADE FRAME, CIRCA 1880. THE FRAME MEASURES 28 INCHES, 71 CENTIMETRES - WIDE, BY 24 INCHES, 61 CENTIMETRES -HIGH...
HAND PAINTED KPM PLAQUES FRAMED AND SIGNED BY THE FAMOUS GERMAN ARTIST WAGNER ON LOWER FRONT.
SURROUNDED BY BURGUNDY VELVET WITH PERIOD HAND MADE FRAME, CIRCA 1880. THE FRAME MEASURES 28 INCHES, 71 CENTIMETRES - WIDE, BY
24 INCHES, 61 CENTIMETRES -HIGH...
This is a very nice Shaker pen wipe doll in pretty shades of deep rose and medium blue wool. She does have a few moth holes. The china doll has no breaks or cracks. She is 3" tall and C. 1890
These lovely linen travel rolls were made and sold in Maine and NH by the Shakers. They are made with natural linen and have red trim. During the winters the sisters embroidered them . I have owned a few of them and they are all different but great. This is a travel roll-up and so pretty to look at. It is 22" by 12". It does have a hole on the front, see pictures. Circal 1890