All Items : Archives : Furnishings : Pre 1900 item #1398068 (stock #179140NM1340)
This is a beautiful second half of the 19th century Desk made from solid oak during the Renaissance Revival period. This lovely patinaed piece consists of a rectangular gadrooned top sitting upon an intricately sculpted belt boasting a magnificent embellishment and providing a pair of drawers, all standing on very nice barley twist legs connected to each other by a matching H-shaped stretcher. Note several scratches and dents can be seen here and there due to the age. Circa date 1870-1880...
All Items : Archives : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Pre 1930 item #1398050 (stock #12034)


53 TALISMANS AGAINST EVIL FOR CHILDREN

Sample book of 'Semamori' (Amulet stitch against evil spirit for children sewn on the back of kimono as the one of Japanese folk customs since Edo period (1603-1868)), Taisho period (1912-1926). 24 cards and 29 stitches in the book. Aged deterioration as is. approx...
All Items : Archives : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Pre 1900 item #1397903 (stock #MOR6889)
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The full moon glowing in shimmering gold illuminates the silver blossoms adorning the ragged plum tree growing along the river bank, a superb lacquer box dating from the 19th century enclosed in a period wooden box titled Plum & Moon Maki-e Suzuri Bako. Inside the lid the stream continues, running past golden rocks and young flora reaching for the moon...
All Items : Archives : Estate Jewelry : Platinum : Vintage : Pre 1940 item #1397832 (stock #5734)
Spectacular, Art Deco Era, Hamilton ladies watch, composed of 14k white gold and diamonds. The watch consists of approx. 3.5 carats of H color SI1 clarity diamonds. It is 6 5/8" long, case measures 5/8" x 1/2". This manual watch is in excellent pre-owned condition. Weight is 21.1 grams.
All Items : Archives : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Pre 1920 item #1397714 (stock #08069)


TOKKURI

Japanese folk Seto pottery sake flask ('tokkuri') arranged with such a rough-hewn wood stopper for its broken neck, 19th century. Very unique and wild 'wabi' style like wandering samurai use or the one's appearance itself. Oily smell from inside. So, highly recommended to enjoy it as an object or a vase. approx...
All Items : Archives : Decorative Art : Enamel : Pre 1980 item #1397629 (stock #5733)
CARTIER sterling silver and enamel egg shaped hinged trinket box. This adorable egg measures approx. 1 3/4" x 1 1/4”. The outside of the egg has a dark blue enamel. The inside rim of the egg is stamped Cartier Sterling 925 Italy. It is in excellent pre-owned condition. The clasp works and there are no chips or cracks in the enamel. The sterling could use a good polishing which I will leave up to the buyer. Weight is 34.8 grams.
All Items : Archives : Instruments and Implements : Timepieces : Pre 1980 item #1397624 (stock #5732)
An iconic "esclave" bracelet-watch from the 1970s, part of the high fashion collection created by Jean Claude Guiet at Piaget, and worn by collectors and movie actors including Elizabeth Taylor, Jacqueline Kennedy, and Sophia Loren. The bracelet is comprised of large oval links and is 2.5 x 2 1/8 inches wide at the wider side and 2" x 1 3/4" at the narrower. The manual Lapis Lazuli Piaget watch works well, it measures 30mm x 18mm. Signed and numbered with Swiss marks...
All Items : Archives : Instruments and Implements : Timepieces : Pre 1970 item #1397621 (stock #5730)
This magnificent, Jaeger LeCoulture lady's platinum watch is set with sparkling round cut diamonds weighing approximately 4ctw. The color of these diamonds is H with VSI clarity. The bracelet is 6 3/4" long, bezel of this manual, back wind watch measures 17mm in diameter. This Swiss made watch is in excellent pre-owned condition. Weight is 40.4 grams.
All Items : Archives : Estate Jewelry : Silver : Mexican : Pre 1940 item #1397605 (stock #14377)
Meticulously worked, with every nook and cranny in the repoussage having acquired a patina that underscores the original oxidation applied by the artist, this Mexico City silver repousse brooch has all the bells and whistles of the style closely associated with Matilde Poulat's early work...
All Items : Archives : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Pre 1900 item #1397504 (stock #TCR6887)
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A hard to find Chawan from the karatsu kilns with a Snake Scorpion (Dakatsu or Jakatsu) coating of crawling glaze in chocolate-brown over dark clay dating from the mid to late 19th century (Meiji period, 1868-1912). It is 10.5 cm (4-1/4 inches) diameter, 8 cm (3 inches) tall and in excellent condition, wrapped in a custom made silk-lined brocade bag in a custom fitted wooden box...
All Items : Archives : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Pre 1800 item #1397483 (stock #F077)
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A fine rendition of a plum by Tanaka (Zuitai) Ryurei (commonly known as Ryudojin, 1740-1804)). Ink on paper, it has been fully remounted in a silk frame with wooden rollers reflecting the original style. The scroll is 12-1/2 x 70 inches (31.5 x 178 cm).
Ryudojin was born in Owari, near modern day Nagoya. He is referred to also as Ryurei Zuitai and or Ryudo Reizui or simply Ryurei. Born into the Tanaka family, he was sent to the priesthood at Reigenji at the age of 11...
All Items : Archives : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Pre 1900 item #1397415
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A very interesting Shino chawan (tea bowl) dating from the Edo period (1615-1868).

The wide-shaped bowl, ideal for summer tea drinking, seems to have been made without a potter’s wheel, allowing a closer communion between the artist and its work, visible in its perfect asymmetry.

The bowl is in very good condition, considering its age; please refer to pictures for detail and inquire if you have some questions.
The chawan will be shipped in a fitted wooden box.
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All Items : Archives : Instruments and Implements : Timepieces : Pre 2000 item #1397376 (stock #5729)
This is a 1990's ladies Omega watch composed of stainless steel with solid 18k gold bezel and gold links bars. The watch operates by quartz movement, face measures approx. 7/8" in diameter. Bracelet is about 6 1/4" long. Watch works well, it is in very good pre-owned condition.
All Items : Archives : Estate Jewelry : Gold : Period : Pre 1980 item #1397358 (stock #TR1040)
A classic style 18Kt yellow gold ring is set with three 3 X 5 millimeter oval sapphires and four brilliant cut diamonds. The prong set sapphires are separated by 2 prong set diamonds. The approximate weight of all sapphires is 1.50Ct while the diamonds weigh approximate total weight of 0.12Ct. The ring is a size 7 ¾ and can easily be sized.
All Items : Archives : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Pre 1980 item #1397337 (stock #09478)


NOH MASK, SEMIMARU

Prince Semimaru is the blind son of Emperor Enji... (Reference: https://historyofnoh.wordpress.com/semimaru/)

Wood carving, Showa period, 20th century, Japan. approx. L 20.8cm (8.18in), W 14cm (5.51in). Black-painted head top expresses 'eboshi' (black-lacquered headgear (made of silk, cloth or paper) originally worn by court nobles in ancient Japan). Slight burn at lower part...
All Items : Archives : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Pre 1940 item #1397244 (stock #MOR6883)
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A seething dragon in white bronze by Mitsui Yoshio dating circa 1930 enclosed in the original signed wooden box. The very distinct character of the creature is similar to the famous dragons of Yakushiji temple in Nara. It is 32 cm (12-1/2 inches) long, 25 cm (10 inches) tall and in excellent condition.
Mitsui Yoshio (1899-1959) was born in Tokyo and initially studied metal craft under Tsuchida Katsue and then Unno Kiyoshi...
All Items : Archives : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Pre 1920 item #1397237 (stock #08066)


DANCING DEMONS

Very unique and very refined Japanese bronze okimono figurine of dancing 'Oni' (Demon, Ogre), Meiji period (1868-1912). Cast by the highly accurate traditional lost-wax casting method specially for article-by-article production by the certain craftsman rather than quantity production. Such motif of oni at that time in Japan often stands for the Westerners, and so this would be the rare scene of dancing in the Western-style palace in Japan through...
All Items : Archives : Estate Jewelry : Silver : Scandinavian : Pre 1970 item #1397125 (stock #14706)
Superb vintage David Andersen Norwegian silver gilt and green enamel bracelet designed by Willy Winnaes who worked for the company in the 1950s. This is one of the most amazing greens I have ever seen and it is a true chameleon, changing hue and depth as the light hits it at different angles. Magical translucence allows the designs that have been etched into the silver link come to the fore and the gilding that so often distinguishes Scandinavian jewelry of this type complements the enamel perfe...