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All Items : Archives : Regional Art : Asian : Southeast Asian : Pre 1980 item #172549 (stock #16-42)
This primitive carved mask is from the Batak people who live around mystical Lake Toba in the northern reaches of the island of Sumatra. The small collection of Batak protector masks pictured in this catalogue (see them all under our category "Tribal") shows the fascinating range of expressions artisans were able to achieve in these relatively simple carvings. This particular mask has the same network of red lines radiating around the eyes as mask #1 and mask #3 in this collection...
All Items : Archives : Estate Jewelry : Silver : Mexican : Pre 1940 item #172484 (stock #T 417)
Doesn't this Mexican Sterling Silver Brooch Mask Pin remind you of the faces seen on the walls of the basket ball like fields of ancient Mexico, where the losers of the tournament literally lost their heads? Very serious! This Deco piece has a nose ring dangle or drop. Marked in back: "Hecho en Mexico", then "SCF 925". Very dimensional at 1.75" north to south X 1 5/8" wide X .5" deep and .4 oz or ~13 Grams on Postal Scale...
All Items : Archives : Estate Jewelry : Costume : Unsigned : Pre 1940 item #172439 (stock #T 414)
Not often will you find brass in this catalog's pages, but when you do, it is all Drama! A Costume Designer's answer to the next movie's needs. This Art Deco Bib Festoon Necklace has 3 Large Turquoise Pressed Pierced Czech Glass ovals 1.5" X 1.125" each! Very Nice Condition for age.
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All Items : Archives : Estate Jewelry : Silver : Scandinavian : Pre 1960 item #172437
A beautiful mid-century modern bronze pendant with a center agate by Pentii Sarpaneva, Finland. We do not see many pieces of Finnish jewelry in the U.S. and this one is wonderful. The pendant, including the bail measures 4" long and 2" wide at the widest point. The bronze chain is original to the pendant and measures 24" end to end. This piece is in fine original condition and signed P. Sarpaneva Finland Bronze. A rare and beautiful pendant.
All Items : Archives : Estate Jewelry : Silver : Mexican : Pre 1960 item #172423
An exquisite sterling collar type necklace by Reveriano Castillo, c.1950. Castillo apprenticed with William Spratling and Hector Aguilar and opened his own shop in 1952. His talent is evident in this necklace. A strong design, this piece measures 15 1/4" end to end and is 1 7/8" wide. The push in clasp is tight. It is in fine original condition and signed for Reveriano Castillo. Looks smashing on the neck and makes a bold statement.
All Items : Archives : Regional Art : Asian : Chinese : Pre 1492 item #172401 (stock #1363)
A rare Cizhou bowl with blue suffusions and painted of phoenix inside the bowl, Song dynasty in the perfect condition, except tiny glaze flake at mouth rim. Diameter: 11 cm and High; 5.6 cm
All Items : Archives : Regional Art : Pre 1800 item #172321 (stock #02-60)
The craftsmanship of this 18th century Lao repousse' box is typical of those items associated with betel nut chewing that were handed down from generation to generation. Relief designs on the container, made of 95% pure silver, are worn in areas of the lid and bottom where its owners would have handled it to offer betel leaves to guests as part of the socially important ritual of assembling and chewing betel...
All Items : Archives : Regional Art : Asian : Chinese : Pre 1492 item #172319 (stock ##1359)
Blue & White bowl decorated outside with a freely drawn scroll, base unglazed, burn in pale orange, Ming dynasty late 14th century, possibly HongWu period MingYao ware, in the excellent condition. Diameter: 14.6 cm, High: 6.5 cm.
All Items : Archives : Estate Jewelry : Silver : Mexican : Pre 1950 item #172213
Large scroll or ribbon pin by William Spratling c. 1945. It is pictured on page 45 of Morrill and Berk's book MEXICAN SILVER. It is crafted of sections of silver with copper and gold. A bold size, measuring 3" by 2 1/4", it is in fine original condition, weighs 37 grams, and is appropriately signed for William Spratling as shown in the photo. A glorious pin.
All Items : Archives : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Pre 1940 item #172091 (stock #TCR893)
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A hand forged antique iron water pot with bronze lid for use in the Japanese Zen Tea Ceremony; handles in the shape of dragonflies embedded in the side. The upper half is grooved with concentric rings; spread wings of the dragonflies conform to the shape of the bowl while jointed bodies project out in 3-D almost 1 inch from the surface. 2 antique iron ring handles (included) are run through the body between the wings. The heavy bronze lid features a 5 petal plum blossom finial...
All Items : Archives : Regional Art : Asian : Korean : Pre 1900 item #171939 (stock #53-27)
Signed and sealed by Korean painter Tea Yok, this finely detailed work is one of a pair of paintings that depict scenes in a palace courtyard during Korea's Choson (Yi Dynasty) Period (1392-1910). Dated to circa 1870, this painting and its companion piece have delicate calligraphy that relates to a theme of filial honor...
All Items : Archives : Regional Art : Asian : Korean : Pre 1900 item #171926 (stock #53-28)
Signed and sealed by Korean painter Tea Yok, this finely detailed work is one of a pair of paintings that depict scenes in a palace courtyard during Korea's Choson (Yi Dynasty) Period. Dated to circa 1870, this painting and its companion piece have delicate calligraphy that relates to a theme of filial honor...
All Items : Archives : Regional Art : Asian : Chinese : Pre 1900 item #171815 (stock #1352)
A Doucai vase painted on the pear shaped body with detached floral and fruit sprays beneath a lappet collar at the waisted neck, the bulbous mouth encircled by a floral meander, a Qianlong seal mark on the base, dating 19th century. Condition : Foot rim restored. High : 20.5 cm.
All Items : Archives : Regional Art : Asian : Chinese : Pre 1700 item #171792 (stock #1350)
Blue and white bowl decorated outside with Lotus scroll and inside with "FU" (Lucky) Character. Early Ming dynasty. Condition : Restored for crack and chips. Diameter : 15.2 cm
All Items : Archives : Estate Jewelry : Silver : Mexican : Pre 1950 item #171664 (stock #T 407)
c1945 Sterling Pin Brooch marked "Sterling___" "by Coro" on an oval piece of silver. With the look of early Mexican Silver. Hector Aguilar made sterling jewelry for Coro from 1943 to 1950. A hair shy of 2" across, weighing 1/2 oz on postal scale. SOLD, no price, no info
All Items : Archives : Regional Art : Asian : Chinese : Pre 1900 item #171636 (stock #50-17)
The very open fretwork on this late 19th century elm wood screen from Hunan Province gives an airy look to the three tall (nearly seven feet) panels. We have seen screens with similarly open fretwork backed with rice paper or silk to produce soft, filtered light, or left open for maximum brightness. In old Chinese houses, this type of screen or panel sometimes was fitted with a removable solid wood piece to back the fretwork, which offered privacy but diminished the beauty...
All Items : Archives : Regional Art : Asian : Indian Subcontinent : Himalayas : Pre 1900 item #171472 (stock #58-98)
Painted panels framed in intricate gesso work cover all four sides of this mid-19th century Tibetan box-table. Used in Tibetan monasteries to serve tea and perform rituals, low tables such as this one have long, pull-out drawers to hold Buddhist texts or scrolls. Both ends of this table are painted with the Buddhist "jewel of the doctrine," a cluster of wish-fulfilling gems known as "cintamani" on a tray...
All Items : Archives : Regional Art : Americas : Pre Columbian : Pre AD 1000 item #171461 (stock #MA410)
A rare Mayan jar or "Perfume Bottle" most likely manufactured at Las Sepulturas, Copan, Honduras, ca. 600 - 800 AD. It is 3-1/2" tall. Two sides feature seated figures, carved in ornate detail, adorned with elaborate headdresses and ceremonial regalia. The slightly narrower sides each have a series of glyphs in high relief. A elegant shape, wonderfully finished with a burnished cream slip...