KOREAN WOODEN SPOOLS
Late 20th century. approx. 26 x 6.5cm (10.23 x 2.55in), 26 x 6cm (10.23 x 2.36in)...
A fascinating Chinese jade archaistic rhyton cup drawing on Han and Ming models for inspiration. It features a cup emerging from a phoenix or possibly Heavenly Bird, with scales and intricately carved plumage, the back of which rests on coiled feathers. The front depicts a mythical beast before the bird.
The jade has a smooth vitreous finish, worked on a dark green to black stone.
Our best determination of date is that it is 20th C...
This Buddhistic lion represents the female of what started as a pair, these carvings becoming popular with the rise of Buddhism in China.
This finely executed example is of mottled green character with a complex and sophisticated suffusion of apple green, celadon green and grey, brown, and spinach...
This is a rare display figure or advertising form the 2018 Global Invitational in Berlin.
Signed by the artist.
It stands 13" tall and 4 1/2" across the base.
The invitation brought the world's top 20 PUBG teams together to do battle for 2 million in prizes.
It was the first major tournament hosted by PUBG corporation.
The sponsor was Intel...
Vintage Austrian or continental Silvered or chromed Bronze Water Carrier After Alonzo Dominique but this image with only one water pot. The sculpture is cold painted red green and gold enamel similar to Austrian bronze. Period unknown . Size h 18" by 7" weight 11.5 pounds unsigned.
Pair of early Edo period carved Baku mythological elephants. These would have been built into the design of a temple, displayed high up by the beam construction. Hand carved with great care from a single piece of Keyaki hardwood (zelkova wood).
Baku are Japanese supernatural beings that dispel evil spirits and devour nightmares when the mouth is open and retain good spirits when the mouth is closed...
A RARE LARGE & HEAVY SPANISH ANTIQUE CARTEL BRONZE WALL CLOCK.
ALL ORIGINAL IN GOOD WORKING CONDITION. THE FRONT HAS 2 SOLID BRONZE HEADS OF KING FERDYNAND (FERDINAND II)
BOTH FIGURES ARE 360 DEGREES SWIVEL. ON THE LOWER HEAD ITS WRITTEN "LE ROY FERDYNAND D' ARAGON ESPAGNE"
ON THE BACK IT HAS A HEAVY DUTY BRONZE LOOP BY THE FOUNDRY TO HANG ON THE WALL.VERY HEAVY CLOCK AROUND 40 LBS- 20 KILOS.KING FERDINAND II WAS THE KING OF SPAIN (1452-1516)...
Chinese horseshoe back lady's folding chair made of elm wood with brass mounts. Back splat and other details are carved with an archaic chimera motif. Reinforced seat is very comfortable and strong. Classical and elegant design.
Age: 20th Century
Dimensions: 35 1/2" high x 26" wide x 25" deep. Size of seat: 19" wide x 15 1/2" deep.
Anonymous Japanese clay figure of Drunk 'Kappa' (Water sprite as Japanese specter / ref. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Kappa_(folklore)) with sake cup and gourd sake flask in the hands, signed as "To Mr./Ms. Tamegai, Made by Koichi." at the back. Uniquely cheerful motif and aesthetically well-made. Age unknown. approx...
Fine Tibetan antique bronze figure with traces of red orange paint. The sculpture shows Vajradhara ( Manjushri), in his tantric aspect in embrace with his consort, Shakti, in a position of sexual union known as Yab-Yum literally Father-Mother in Tibetan and Maithuna in Sanscrit.
Size H 4.5" d 2.5" w just under 4"
Antique German bronze of a lady dancer,by the famous
German sculpture ERNST SEGER (1868-1939).
This bronze is 11 inches, 28 centimeters- TALL.
A lady dancer wit beautiful clothing, on a white marble footed pedestal made by the artist as well, as one piece.
This statue is in very good condition, no damages and no repairs.
It has a nice brown patina,it is signed by the artist
on the circular bronze base "E. SEGER".
A rare series of 5 miniature Vintage Bronze Buddhas subduing Mara, Amulet size, each about 1" high.
Beautiful Jadeite Standing Quanyin on lotus throne holding apple green colored branch of Peaches and holding upright lotus with two devotee attendants and bamboo grove, with light celadon green jade and outer edges of moss green...
A Chinese carved nephrite jade figure of a sleeping cat, on a red silk cord. Size: 2 in. length.
Cast bronze portrait bas relief plaque of New York stationer, William Makepeace Hastings (1831-1912). Dated 1910. Size: 15 in. x 10 in. Signed with a monogram (artist not identified by us).
A late twentieth century abstract work meant to hang on the wall, the extreme dimensions 31" by 35", signed (incised) at left with what appears as (copyright symbol) and then "Bidenor" or "Ridenor" or even "Richards" or similar and dated there 1988, numbered 2 of 50 in Roman numerals. The "Memphis"-looking work is made of relatively heavy pressboard panels subsequently laminated with various surfaces, some dull/matte, one glossy like simulated marble, one like brushed aluminum or stainless steel...
A gray soapstone carving of a blubbery walrus, measuring roughly 8" by 2" by 2". These carvings, which make great paperweights, sold as tourist art in northern, Arctic regions of Canada at mid century remain popular, and a secondary market has evolved. The artist has reduced the familiar animal to a stylized, modern form. Condition is good with no chips. See several other similar works in my shop.
When I first saw this piece, it screamed to me "Picasso". The 11 1/2" by 7 1/2" work is not signed, but the style, the slight glaze on the baked clay surface, the decoration, is suggestive of the ceramic Madoura works of Picasso. The item weighs just shy of three pounds. Condition is excellent.