This is a beautiful and massive beginning of the 20th century Buffet, commonly called Enfilade by the French due to its length, originally coming from Aix-en-Provence in the south of France. This large piece is made from a lovely patinaed oak and consists of a parquet top matching the bowed facade featuring a stunning pair of arched recessed doors flanked by step-back cabinets with drawers, all supported by a nicely scrolled apron and legs standing on escargot feet...
Genuine shamanic bronze figuring a shaman in the sitting position playing the pipe, note that the head and the pipe made with aluminium, likely due to a problem during casting
H 18 cm , weight 800 grams
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Rare, antique, very important ring, composed of 22k pure gold with the most beautiful setting, depicting dragons and holding carved natural jade cabochon. Top of this size 7.5 ring measures 25mm x 16mm. Gold is marked 22k and makers mark. Condition of the ring is excellent. weight is 12.5 grams
This mask shows an impressive open mouth with sharp teeth
H 31 cm , wide 22 cm
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This is a magnificent and massive Cabinet made by the first half of the 19th century during the Louis Philippe period built from a lovely patinaed walnut. This tall and elegantly simple piece is very spacious with two spacious storage compartments separated in their center by a 3-drawer frieze. The upper one is revealed by a pair of paneled glass doors opening into a large area with a pair of shelves. The bottom compartment is also pretty convenient with a single shelf...
A great primitive ancestor mask, , Hard wood, superb encrusted black patine, Note that the right side of the mask has a local repairs (this can been seen only from the inside).
H 26 cm , wide 19 cm
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Here is a colorful butterfly realized in plique a jour enamel, silver, and paste stones. Measuring 1-5/8” x 7/8”, and weighing in at 5.6 g, it is just lovely! The butterfly wings are in hues of blue, green, and pink, and it has 2 red stones for eyes. It is set with 20 colorless paste stones, 19 of which have darkened over time. The central stone is much brighter, so it may be a replacement. There are some hairline cracks in the plique enamel, as is typical, also some black spots...
The river of life cuff signed by William Spratling is an iconic design with phase 1 hallmarks. The patina is naturally warm and the height is 1.5in. The weight is a very heavy 147 grams that screams quality. We have a 1in. gap and a 2.25in. diameter that fits most. There beads do reflect glare in these photos. The hallmark is authentic with a double strike to the north / northeast on the conjoined WS. The condition is without damage and collector quality.
Small Indian Hindu bronze group cast in one piece depicting Vishnu seated in lalitasana with his consort Lakshmi, holding a lotus bud. Condition: fine, few traces of usage. Dimension: 11.1 cm high.
Gorinto (five-tiered stupa) sculpted in one piece from granite. Early-Edo Period ca. 1650. Very minor old loss.
Height: 49 cm
Width: 14.5 cm
Depth: 14.5 cm
The gorinto is a uniquely Japanese style of stupa comprising five geometric forms, which correspond (from bottom) to earth, water, fire, wind, and ethereal space...
An unusual Meiji period bronze image of the jolly Daikoku-ten, one of the 7 gods of fortune, looking incredibly relaxed and content. His hat is removable to reveal a chamber for burning incense, and the smoke would be exhaled though his open mouth. It is 6-1/2 x 8 x 5-1/2 inches 16.5 x 20 x 14 cm) and is in overall fine, original condition. The artist chop is in a raised cartouche on the base and appears to read Yoshioka Minpo.
This pretty glass has a round funnel bowl nicely engraved with cornflowers and ornamental leaves above a mixed twist stem made up of a single spiral thread alternating with a spiral air cable standing on a plain conical foot with broken pontil mark. The glass is nicely made and of good proportions. The engraving is of better quality than is usually found in English engraving of this period and may have Jacobite interest. Mixed twists are considered to be of greater rarity than colour twists...
Antique Japanese Bronze planter with dragon image on one side and Mt Fugi on the other. Original deep brown rich patina. The bottom has been replaced with a wood stand. Measuring 10" x 9".
Antique Japanese tall Bronze vase with ornate dragon handles and floral and bird motif. In excellent condition measuring 9" x 17".
Original Antique 16th century Mamluk empire spice jar. Hand painted cobalt blue design glazed potter jar. Used in the early spice trade with Venice and the Islamic empires. Measuring 10.5 x 7.5 inches.
Impressionist oil painting of an Italian coastal village signed lower right "Luigi Bertolingrande" (1912-1965), a highly regarded 20th-century Italian Impressionist artist. Oil on canvas laid on masonite board in excellent condition. Unframed.
Both bold & delicate this rare obsidian & sterling silver necklace was designed & signed in Mexico circa 1930's by Frederick Davis (1880-1961). The necklace is 18" long. The center obsidian drop with frame is 1 1/2 L.
Signed FD on clasp. Silver and stones are in beautiful condition with no issues. Unpolished patina. The stones catch light as the necklace moves. P. 123 of WILLIAM SPRATLING AND THE MEXICAN SILVER RENAISSANCE by Penny Morrill features a Davis necklace with a similar Art Deco feel...