All Items : Archives : Estate Jewelry : Silver : Scandinavian : Georg Jensen : Pre 1960 item #675377
This is a terrific, unusual, Modernist design sterling pin by Georg Jensen, Denmark. Certainly not often seen,( if ever ) it measures 1 1/2" by 1" and is in fine original condition. Signed and numbered as shown. This piece should delight any Jensen collector or collector of great Modernist design.
All Items : Archives : Estate Jewelry : Gold : Victorian : Pre 1910 item #675344 (stock #T 1584)
Sold. Circa 1900 Antique Victorian Edwardian 50" gold long chain with pearl slide, swivel for muff or watch and detachable fab frosted cut crystal fob. Swivel marked end: 4/10 for 40% gold or 10K? and inside: LC. Tested either 9 - 10K? Sold, no price, no info to protect collector's interests.
All Items : Archives : Estate Jewelry : Silver : Mexican : Pre 1940 item #675331 (stock #T 1583)
SOLD. Vintage very ala William Spratling this hand tooled Mexican Silver Owl Pin Brooch with Amethyst Cab Eyes stamped: MEXICO SILVER, yet could well test higher and by one of his contemporary Taxco silversmiths no doubt and what detail. Old circa 1935 pin stem, spring hinge and safety catch. 2 3/8". Very nice vintage condition. Always FREE USA Mail/Ins with USA CK/MO. All Qs answered Here in lieu of email reply. REPLY: 19 grams on postal scale, please see all pictures for full details...
All Items : Archives : Regional Art : Pre 1800 item #675178 (stock #138)
Stone depiction of Nyoirin Kannon Bosatsu. Edo Period ca. 1725. Minor old loss. Excellent lichen accumulation.

Height: 49.5 cm.

An intriguing folk-sculpture interpretation of Buddhism's most alluring deity, with an unexpected leprechaun-serpentine stylistic twist. On the upper-right-hand side of the piece bobs a large-budded lotus, with bulbous lotus petals underfoot.

All Items : Archives : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Pre 1900 item #675140 (stock #SAR2187)
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An Edo period suit of raw iron with all matching parts, featuring 16 plate helmet with two lame shikoro and large fukigaeshi. The mask is fantastic, a real stunner with dramatic features and a large mustache. It has five plate sode and a go-mai-do cuirass of five iron plates, with kusazuri of leather scales. The sangu are all matching, very nice on dark silk tightly woven iron scales, with a crest in brass on the back of the hands...
All Items : Archives : Collectibles : Memorabilia : Pre 1930 item #674636 (stock #BA656)
Measuring nearly 4.75 inches tall, this wonderfully rare, early 1920's, lithographed tin toy is unmarked.

The little boy shuffles along quite nicely via his original wind-up mechanism.

Over 80 years old, he is still quite sturdy as he was well made, but does show some superficial scratching from use over the years.

Of particular interest is the little boy's face which is highly exaggerated, a racist characterization that was unfortunately typical of the era when this toy was produced.

All Items : Archives : Collectibles : Memorabilia : Pre 1940 item #674615 (stock #BA753)
Measuring nearly 8 inches tall, this fabulous Mammy walker toy is constructed of lithographed tin and was made by the Lindstrom Tool & Toy Company of Bridgeport, Connecticut. Mammy is so marked on her backside!

This 1920-30's toy is the earlier version of the two Mammy walker toys produced by this company, and as one of the early tin African-American-themed toys, it is considered an important addition to any vintage toy collection representing this genre...

All Items : Archives : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Pre 1900 item #674307 (stock #MOR2184)
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An exquisite pair of gofun covered fox on black and gold lacquered stands protected by copper wire cages, dating from the second half of the Edo period. They wear a shrewd look, eyes narrowed to slits, enhancing their mischievous image. The mystical carvings are covered in white gofun, stained a soft gray from age with highlights still white from eons of careful cleaning...
All Items : Archives : Estate Jewelry : Costume : Unsigned : Pre 1900 item #674245 (stock #T 1581)
SOLD. Vintage Antique Circa 1910 Delish dragon damsel fly brooch pin duo with C catches, the older one has a claw set turquoise blue glass scarab and both are silver plated on brass. These are lot priced. SOLD, no price, no info.
All Items : Archives : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Pre 1800 item #674028 (stock #137)
Figurative stone Jizo, the hands forming the gassho adoration mudra, accompanied by its original square dais. Clearly dated on the upper-right of the Jizo figure's back to Kyoho 19 (1734), mid-Edo Period. Very minor loss and overall softening of the lines and contours. Excellent lichen accumulation.

Overall height, including dais: 60.0 cm
Height of Jizo figure only: 47.1 cm
Dais: 27.2 cm square

A deftly executed Jizo with style, decent size, good age, and excellent condition.

All Items : Archives : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Pre 1700 item #674017 (stock #MOR2183)
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Shishi prance across the mottled Kiri-wood surface of this Momoyama to early Edo period Koro in gold and silver maki-e and mother of pearl inlay. A copper insert contains the fragrant incense ash. There is a hand forged iron staple top and bottom of one ancient crack testament to age. It likely once had a silver hoya (cover) which has disappeared over the centuries...
All Items : Archives : Estate Jewelry : Costume : Designer : Pre 1960 item #673344 (stock #T 1579)
SOLD, no price, no info. Vintage mid 20th brass pin. If Ms. Saphiret and Mr. Jelly Opal, old Dragon's Breath himself, were to "meet", their lovechild would look like this fab art glass! The "Saphiret" color change hues dancing within are tan to aqua without the "vortex" that the other displays, yet the upper part of these domes have some of the "fire" Dragon's Breath properties. SOLD, no price, no info please.
All Items : Archives : Pre 1800 item #673309 (stock #tiger749)
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Gilded Bronze Seated Quan Yin Marked, 18th Century

It is 7.25 inches (18.5 cm) tall by 4.5 inches (11.5 cm) wide.

It is in good condition with no repairs, cracks, dents, or chips, except missing accessories (as seen in the photos).

Large format photos available upon request.


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All Items : Archives : Furnishings : Pre 1910 item #673302 (stock #WA 058)
Exceptional & Rare French Pewter-Top Bar. Circa 1900. This impressive bar with its twin absinthe spoon holders was originally installed in a bistro at “Le Place des Vosges” in Paris. The minor cracks, dings & nuances of this amazing bar are a testimony to its provenance & charm. The wooden base was rebuilt by an eboniste in France using elements of the original facade...
All Items : Archives : Regional Art : Asian : Chinese : Pre 1837 VR item #672779 (stock #lot329)
Description: A boxwood carving of Louhan was in old charming patina. Carved in a simple but sleek way, the figure sit easily when tucking the hands into the sleeves. From the mature craftsmanship, the characteristics of the facial features and the honey brownish patina which was caused from the enduring age, the wood work can be dated as one masterpiece from 16th century of Ming Dynasty. Height:7.5cm, Width:6.5cm, Depth:6.45cm...
All Items : Archives : Collectibles : Numismatics : Pre 1492 item #672597 (stock #COIN-004)
Two Song coins. Can be used as pendants. Size: 3.5cm. 3.6cm. respectively.
All Items : Archives : Collectibles : Numismatics : Pre AD 1000 item #672241 (stock #COIN-003)
Assortment of Han coins. Sizes: Diameter; Largest 3cm. Smallest. 2.3cm.
All Items : Archives : Decorative Art : Metals : Silver : Plate : Pre 1940 item #672095 (stock #01040)
An Art Deco hammered silver plate cocktail shaker circa 1930. This decorative 10-3/4" tall item features a hammered body and a mushroom-style cap with a threaded, cork-lined spout cap; it is stamped VIKING PLATE MADE IN CANADA E.P. COPPER LEAD MOUNTS on the bottom. This item is in excellent original condition with no bends, corrosion, losses, damage or repairs other than a small, shallow dent near the handle and a bit of copper showing near the bottom on the interior...
All Items : Archives : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Pre 1800 item #671693 (stock #136)
Figurative seated Jizo Bosatsu in granite, the sacred jewel held aloft in the left hand and the right hand positioned as if grasping a crozier, now missing. Mid-Edo Period ca. 1750. Extremely minor loss, with overall softening of the lines and contours. Good lichen accumulation.

Height 40.6 cm
Width 32.0 cm
Depth 31.8 cm

A well-executed Jizo piece with good size, strong presence, and decent age. Uncommon.

All Items : Archives : Collectibles : Numismatics : Pre 1492 item #671454 (stock #COIN-003a)
A very fine large Song bronze coin with four characters. Can be used as a pendant. Size: Diameter: 4.2cm. Condition: A very fine piece.
All Items : Archives : Regional Art : Asian : Chinese : Pre 1492 item #671219 (stock #lot328)
Description: A Jianyang Temmoko ware was in rare meiping form. In pitch-black glaze, the elegant bottle vase was applied with subtle silver oil spots all over the surface which can hardly be shown in my pictures. For authenticating, thin web-like crackles were dispersed in the glaze when incursions were obvious on the mouth rim. In elegant profile, the luster on the surface of the vase was introspective and charming...
All Items : Archives : Estate Jewelry : Silver : Pre 1960 item #670411
A beautiful concho belt suitable for a man or woman by Frank Patania Sr. The overall length of the belt is 41". There are 8 conchos and the buckle. Each oval shaped concho measures approximately 2 3/4" long and 2 1/2" wide. The buckle is identical to the conchos but larger at approximately 3 1/4" long and 2 3/4" wide.It is in fine original condition and signed as shown. It is simply magnificent.
All Items : Archives : Estate Jewelry : Silver : Scandinavian : Georg Jensen : Pre 1960 item #670368
An extraordinary and rare sterling three dimensional necklace by Georg Jensen Denmark. I have never seen this necklace before and believe that it is quite rare...
All Items : Archives : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Pre 1920 item #670263 (stock #T 1576)
SOLD A delish assortment of vintage antique Satsuma buttons, house on lake, man with mirror, iris, one signed diminutive, another diminutive, odd shape Satsumas and a 19th century ivoroid Victorian button named Sarah Lennox. SOLD, no price no info please.
All Items : Archives : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Pre 1800 item #670221 (stock #135)
Figurative stone depiction of a standing Jizo Bosatsu, the hands pressed together in the gassho adoration mudra. The lotus-form dais is original to the Jizo figure. Mid-Edo Period ca. 1750. Extremely minor loss, with overall softening of the lines and contours. Excellent lichen accumulation.

Height, including lotus-form dais: 37.6 cm
Height of Jizo figure only: 28.1 cm
Diameter of upper surface of lotus-form dais: 23.5 cm

A perfectly classic standing Jizo in gassho, elegantly sculpted ...

All Items : Archives : Regional Art : Pre 1492 item #668668 (stock #S070625024)
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This is a Northern Song - Jin dynasty cizhou sancai dish with incised lotus design, with green and brown colour enamel. It stands on a short foot rim and then everted into a u-shaped body. The centre of the dish is incised with a single lotus flower with a large open leaf below it. The lotus is painted with a shade of brown colour on the inner side and the outer side a dark cream colour. The lotus leaf is painted in green colour with brown shading on the inner side. The design is surrounded with...
All Items : Archives : Regional Art : Asian : Chinese : Pre 1492 item #668530 (stock #lot326)
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A rare stucco head of Bodhisattva was preserved in very good condition.
Exemplifying the serene beauty of Song sculptural art, the deity’s head dress was an ornate tiara which had been partially damaged.
In holy facial expression, the Bodhisattva was molded and carved by the features of a Chinese lady.
When applied with white pigment on the face, the Bodhisattva was decorated with glassed eyes.
A glass urna was set on her forehead.
Like the smile of Mon...
All Items : Archives : Estate Jewelry : Silver : Designer Signed : Pre 1960 item #667777
This is a very unique sterling concho belt by Frank Patania Sr. The overall length of the belt is 31”. There are 9 conchos and the buckle. Each concho is approximately 2 ¾” long and approximately 2” wide. Each concho has a textured and oxidized background with two attached hand-stamped "button/dangle" combinations. The buckle is identical to the other conchos except the background is not textured, just oxidized. The buckle is also the same size as the conchos. All of the individual ha...
All Items : Archives : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Pre 1900 item #667639 (stock #TCR2166)
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Nita A ring of skulls playfully sojourn on the front of this rather unusual deep Edo Karatsu Chawan. On back another pair tumble helplessly over the thick speckled glaze. The base is bare earth, dark and shiny with age and handling. The skulls are not just resist painted on, but are actually incised, the eyes and nostrils set deep into the southern clay. The bowl is 3-1/2 inches (8.5 cm) tall, roughly 4 inches (10.5 cm) diameter and is in excellent condition, enclosed in a wooden box.
All Items : Archives : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Pre 1900 item #667635 (stock #ALR2165)
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A late Edo period (19th century) image known as the Nehanzu, death of the Buddha. It is absolutely fantastic, one of the best painted I have ever seen. Mourners of all species surround the death bed of Buddha. His mother comes from heaven dropping a bag of magical medicine, which catches on the limb of a tree, unable to reach him in time. Hawk, tiger, elephant, Shishi,. Cow, snail, horse, monkey, crane, rooster, goose, pheasant, turtle, rabbit, egret, mandarin duck, mole, centipede, snake, p...
All Items : Archives : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Pre 1800 item #667554 (stock #134)
Stone depiction of Dai-Nichi Buddha, the hands forming the chi ken-in knowledge fist mudra. Mid- to late-Edo Period ca. 1775. Minor loss and overall softening of the lines and contours. Light lichen accumulation.

Height: 39.4 cm
Width: 20.9 cm
Depth: 14.7 cm.

Images of a small group of bodhisattva (Jap. bosatsu), namely, Jizo Bosatsu, the various manifestations of Kannon Bosatsu, and Seishi Bosatsu, dominate the field of Japanese stone sculpture throughout the Edo Period (1603-1868) an...

All Items : Archives : Regional Art : Asian : Chinese : Pre 1920 item #667180 (stock #lot324)
Description: An Yixing tea caddy was kept with original cap. All were in old charming patina and in perfect condition, the Yixing caddy was finely carved with crisp inscriptions and motif of bamboo troves. That made this Yixing caddy a piece full of literati taste. By literal translation, carved two bigger words were Sane Yun(Unique Atmosphere), and ended with- Carved by Shi Yun. A single word Cha(Tea) was on the cap when a scholar hall mark-Zhen Yu Tu Su(Zhen Yu's Book Collection)was at the bot...
All Items : Archives : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Pre 1900 item #667164 (stock #ANR2164)
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Gold clouds border a spectacular and rare scene of birds flying amid wisteria (fuji) on this fine 19th century gold screen. The screen is roughly 68 by 148 inches (172 x 376 cm). We are offering this screen as is, to allow the buyer to pursue restoration to a level they deem satisfactory. In need of restoration, there are scratches in the gold over the birds, three marks low in panel three and a number of thin tears along the lower portions of the 6 panels. For detailed photos please inquire...