British Museum Book- The First Emperor - Qin Dynasty
Published price £40.00. Our price £12.99
This fine book is the fully illustrated catalogue of an exhibition of 134 outstanding examples of Chinese antiquities from the time of the Kingdom of Qin and the Qin Dynasty. This books covers so much more than just the well-known Terracotta Army. Excavated jade, bronze and pottery objects, figures and animals are illustrated and described in detail...
Jean Puiforcat French sterling silver Vermeil ash tray or ? with monogram, size 3.75 d . weight 97g
Painted Splendor -The Context and Conservation of a Chinese Reception Hall in the Philadelphia Museum of Art. The exhibit offers "a rare glimpse of the monumental building style and magnificent decorative painting associated with traditional palace architecture in China...built in Beijing in the final years of the Ming dynasty..."
Published in 2004 by the Philadelphia Museum of Art. 48 pgs., 40 color reproductions, 7 b&w reproductions.
A slim, oversized softcover book with b&w photos. Text by Robin Emmerson. Printed by The Gallpen Press Ltd. Pottergate, Norwich(1984.) Very very light wear on the cover. Unmarked. 24pp.
A handsome sterling silver and gilt decanter tag for BOURBON, ca. 1940; stamped "sterling" and "353"; the oval label engraved in a handsome vintage script with fleur de lis accents; condition: some age appropriate surface scratches; measurement: 2 _ x 2 _ in., the label; height of chain, 3 _ in.
restrike Maria Theresa Thaler, Silver Pendant Tribal pendant Yemin Oman, coin silver 83-85% silver from what is known about these types of coins. Originally from 1780 but were created unto the early 20th c. This pendant has silver bail for a good-sized silver chain. Weight 42G coin and is 2.75" overall all bells included one needs to be reattached.
Nice .64G 3.2ct Cabochon Emerald untreated.
Albumen of three large columns and a couple of men in front of a large forum (?) with Mount Vesuvius in the distance mounted on grey stock. Excellent tones and sharp image. 7 38 inches tall and 9 ¼ inches wide (18.5 x 23.5 cm). Sheet 18 by 22 inches (46 x 56 cm).
Condition; excellent with minor surface scuffing to the image...
Moroccan stromatolite fossil well preserved in a nice red sandstone believed to be from from Kem Kem beds and date from the cretaceous period .These microbial fossils are one of Earth's earliest records of life. The earliest known stromatolite fossils are between 3.5 - 2.75 billion years old in the Precambrian period. The blue-green algae in these early colonies were important in creating Earth's current oxygen atmosphere. size 5" by 8" by and weighs 4.2 pounds
SUISEKI, KAMUY KOTAN STONE
Kamuy kotan stone from the canyon called ‘Kamuy-kotan’ (‘Whereabouts of God’ in the Ainu language) in the western part of Asahikawa city in Hokkaido, Japan. Supernatural black creation as the God (‘Kamuy’=’Kami’) itself with no processing by human hands, except attached with a footed wood stand as an Art of Japanese ‘Suiseki’ (specifically called ‘Chusho-seki’ (Abstract stone)). Size including stand: approx...
Auction catalog featuring silver from the property of Louis Viner (Chicago),and from the estates of Gertrude Vanderbilt Whitney and Louis de B. Moore. 375 lots with estimate and final tally sheet. Some B&W photos.The auction was held at Sotheby Parke Bernet (NY) on October 2, 1975.
A clean nearly mint copy of the 1992 book "What Did I Do, The Unauthorized Autobiography", ***hand signed*** by Pop artist LARRY RIVERS (1923-2002). The book is signed by Rivers with felt marker on title page; what appear to be cross-outs of letters and actual drawings are in fact printed. Larry Rivers, born in the Bronx of Ukrainian Jewish parentage, is considered a major figure of the second generation of the New York School...
Offered is a FRANCE, REPUBLIQUE FRANCAISE, SILVER 1 FRANC, DATED 1917, (15.02 gm, 23 mm), PARIS MINT, KM-844.1, in CHOICE UNC condition.
An antique book published in 1898 by Velhagen & Klasing, Verlag. The tan linen boards feature embossed black and gold gilding. There is a tiny tear on the title page and the end papers are missing. Possibly an eighth edition, the text is in German.
An original engraved map, titled "A Map of the Genesee Lands in the County of Ontario and State of New York according to an accurate survey which was made of the same 1790", printed in the year 1849 by engraver Richard H. Pease of Albany (1813-1869; his name at extreme bottom). The map shows Lake Ontario at top and the Finger Lakes region from Canandaigua Lake at the far right to generally the Genesee River at left...
A large coffee table book written by Desmond Eyles and Richard Dennis and published by Royal Doulton Tableware Ltd.,Stoke on Trent 1978. Minor spotting on the first page but otherwise in good condition. Colored photos with production numbers and in some cases, artists are noted.432pp
A very good reference book that covers various Chinese export wares, but which is especially useful for Chinese Rose Medallion collectors. While the book is somewhat lacking in that most of the photos are black and white and not in color, the book is still very important as an encyclopedic guide to all the myriad of shapes and forms within the Rose Medallion genre...
A true prize and a wonderful gift or addition to your collection. This is the 1998 Canadian Year of the Tiger Canada Post limited edition presentation package, issued as part of the Lunar Animal series of coins commemorating the Chinese lunar calendar. This is the first of the issues and it is still sealed with the original $88.88 price sticker...