All Items : Archives : Decorative Art : Pre 1800 item #821297 (stock #839)
DESCRIPTION: An elegant and unusual cordial glass. The plain ogee bowl, holding one fluid ounce, is supported on a delicate double series opaque twist which is made up of four spiral tapes outside a central spiral gauze standing on a plain conical foot with broken pontil mark. DIMENSIONS: The glass measures 5.9 inches tall with the bowl diameter of 1.8 inches and a foot diameter of 2.75 inches CONDITION: Overall the glass is in good condition with no bloom, scratches or evidence of restoration...
All Items : Archives : Decorative Art : Pre 1980 item #821404
A fabulous solid bronze monkey with a patinated verdigris finish. I purchased this bronze monkey several years ago in an antiques shop knowing that it was a contemporary item being misrepresented. But because he had such a great look and presence, I purchased him. The colors blend a little more and are a softer than depicted in the photos. He weighs 5 lbs and measures 8" high x 3.5" wide x 11" long...
All Items : Archives : Regional Art : Asian : Chinese : Pre 1700 item #821464 (stock #3917)

A finely painted blue and white dish made in China during the late Ming dynasty for export to Japan, specifically for use in the tea ceremony. The dish has a flattened rim that exhibits a little mishigui (insect eaten edge) where the glaze has bubbled and flaked on the sharp edge during the firing. This is normal for wares of this period and was admired by Japanese connoisseurs...

All Items : Archives : Regional Art : Asian : Chinese : Pre 1700 item #821466 (stock #3919)

A beaker vase based on the classic ancient bronze ku wine vessel. The vessel is entirely plain except for two raised rings around the waist. The glaze is a mid ivory colour and is present within the flat foot-rim. Donnelly ( Blanc de Chine, Faber & Faber, 1969 ) states that the beaker vases with flat foot-rims date from the later 17th century, by the 18th century they have stepped rims.

7.5/8 inches (19.3 cm) high...

All Items : Archives : Regional Art : Asian : Chinese : Pre 1800 item #821468 (stock #3920)

The squat basin covered with a thick blue-green glaze, heavily crackled. The glaze is so highly suffused with bubbles that it appears almost opaque. There is evidence of years of use though nothing detracts from the eye; it has a nice lustrous appearance from years of handling. The porcelain is dense and smooth and this would suggest an 18th century date.

2.1/16 inches (5.3 cm) high...

All Items : Archives : Estate Jewelry : Pre 1970 item #821732 (stock #44548)
This is one of the most spectacular pins I have ever scene. I originally thought this was Roger Jean Pierre, but after closer inspection, I see so many similarities to Schreiner pieces I've owned. It is an amazing 5 1/4" long x 4" wide and has a dark Japanned finish. The pin is intricately set with dazzling marquis and round rhinestones, and two of the flowers are "en tremblant". The clutch at the closure is a later replacement, but other than that, it's in excellent condition...
All Items : Archives : Estate Jewelry : Pre 1960 item #821771 (stock #44560)
This vintage "horseshoe" Miriam Haskell necklace is a stunning example of the early work of Robert Clark. It is 20 1/2" long from end to end, and the center element is 3" wide x 2 3/4" long. The medallion has glass petals made from clear glass with flatback rhinestone accents, and the side chains are made from glass rhinestone encrusted shoebuttons. This is a gorgeous EARLY ORIGINAL piece that is signed "Miriam Haskell" on a horseshoe applied plaque...
All Items : Archives : Estate Jewelry : Pre 1970 item #821952 (stock #44567)
There is only one word to describe this amazing necklace and that is...SUMPTUOUS. The collar is approximately 2" wide with 1 3/4" drops, and it has a wearable length of 16". The emerald green melon beads were purchased from Maison Gripoix, the manufacturers of many of Chanel's pieces. It was made during Robert Clark's "grand" period of design, and it's obvious that it was inspired by Gripoix pieces of the time...
All Items : Archives : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Pre 1920 item #822055 (stock #MBR2461)
The Kura
Like an aged boxer, the squat muscular crab takes a stance of readiness, one claw up prepared to defend against a coming attacker. This little fellow is unusual in that it is made of thick bronze, with each joint pinned in a way that allows for some mobility. Legs splayed the creature is 9 inches (23 cm) wide, standing it is 3-1/2 inches 89 cm) tall. There is a repair to the first joint of the 2nd left leg. It dates from the first part of the 20th century.
All Items : Archives : Regional Art : Pre 1920 item #822725 (stock #TIB-014)
A brass four prong dorje from Tibet. The primary symbol and ritual implement used in Tantric Buddhism, also know as a vajra. It can be translated as "diamond" or "thunderbolt". Age: Pre 1920. Size: L. 12cm. W. 4.3cm. Condition: Perfect.
All Items : Archives : Regional Art : Asian : Chinese : Pre 1910 item #823162
A lovely celadon green jar dated to the late Qing (1900-1911), showing cheerful court scene. Free of any damage, it measures about 13" (33 cm)high.
All Items : Archives : Estate Jewelry : Pre 1960 item #823551
VERY rare mid-century modern sterling bracelet by Georg Jensen Denmark. I have never come across this bracelet before and although the bracelet number is referenced in the Jensen book by Drucker, there is no photo, which leads me to believe that this piece is extremely rare. It measures 7 1/2" end to end and is 1 1/4" wide. It weighs 79 grams and is in fine original condition with a great patina. Signed as shown...
All Items : Archives : Regional Art : Asian : Chinese : Pre 1492 item #823583 (stock #0152)
A Ming Blue and White Dish,decorated with apheasant,peonies,and rocks in the center and peony scroll on inner wall.A lotus scroll on the outside.galze base.good condition. it just has minor chip at the base.Hongzhi -Zhengde period.Size: 31cm diameter,6cm height.
All Items : Archives : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Pre 1930 item #823811 (stock #TCR2467)
The Kura
Floral scrolling in raised relief decorates the shoulder of this strong celadon vase by Miyanaga Tozan enclosed in the original signed wooden box...
All Items : Archives : Furnishings : Lighting : Lamps : Pre 1920 item #823932 (stock #1047)
Fine Handel Goldenrod and wildflower table lamp measuring 21" tall and 14" wide. The lamp shade is conical and decorated on the interior with goldenrod, wildflowers, and leafy branches on a pale green ground. The goldenrod are painted with Handels rare crystal paint, which was composed of a mix of tiny colored glass particles mixed as a pigment. The shade sits on one of Handel's most desirable dark bronzed metal bases with high profile petals. The lamp is in excellent condition with no damag...
All Items : Archives : Decorative Art : Ceramics : American : Pre 1910 item #823938 (stock #1048)
Grueby vase by Ruth Erickson with tooled and applied leaves, covered in an fine leather-like green glaze. The vase measures 7" tall and is 4" wide and is in excellent original condition with no chips, cracks or repairs. As shown the vase is signed with Ericksons RE cipher, dated 1908, and has the circular Grueby Pottery stamp mark. This is an extraordinary piece with its early dating and signed by Grueby's top decorator as well as being a mint piece. It is not the large size of some Grueby v...
All Items : Archives : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Pre 1920 item #823995 (stock #TCR2468)
The Kura
An exquisite large vessel by Seifu Yohei III (1851-1914) enclosed in the original signed wooden box. The mirror smooth surface is lightly tinged pink, a delicate touch only Seifu could create. The Fretwork about the center is absolutely perfect. The vase stands just over 12 inches (31 cm) tall, 5-1/2 inches (13 cm) diameter and in excellent condition. It is signed on the base Dai-Nippon Seifu Zo. Seifu, unlike many potters of his time, was low production and tenacious in his approach to perf...
All Items : Archives : Regional Art : Asian : Chinese : Pre 1492 item #824468 (stock #3029)
A good one of Ming b/w bowl, decorated at the exterior with vividly design of lotus among water weeds, the interior center with a vajra pattern within double circle. Ming dynasty 15th century late interregnum period Thianshun-Chenghua phase. Condition with a hairline visible on enlargement 11, further in good condition with no any chip and no restoration. Diameter: 14cm.