Octagonal beveled Quartz art base stand . Unique stand with double bevel edge a little over 3.5" diameter over 1.1" thick and 2.25" display area on top. Tiny flea bite to back . only quartz base is included in this listing. selling asis with very slight flea bite.These may be smelted quartz crystal with hand cutting.
by Jack Coughlin
Aquarius Press, Baltimore, Maryland, U.S.A.- First Edition
A fine group of etchings by Couglin on the theme "Of Sundry Copulations Whereby A Man Genders With Sundry Kinds Of Beasts". This is number 63 of 140 numbered copies signed by the artist. Each etching measures 4 1/4" by 3". All are fine impressions, protected by silk paper. There are twently plates in all, each hand-printed by Atelier LeBlanc in Paris...
Nikuhitsu ukiyoe meihinten (Exhibition of famous ukiyoe paintings), publ. Ota Memorial Museum, Tokyo 1980. Soft cover, catalog to an exhibition of the Nihon Ukiyoe hakubutsukan (Japanese Ukiyoe museum) with 100 items with minimal description and many (but not all) with b/w or color illustration. Covering well-known and not so well-known ukiyoe painters with genealogical charts and short biographies...
Wilshire Theater "The Oldest Living Graduate " Henry Fonda signature. Signed on the front with an illegible inscription. Carl laemmle Jr autograph collection. 7.24" 4.25"
Neanderthal discoid scraper on a flake. Flint, height 2 5/8". Excellent condition with nice, medium ground patina. Auction purchase, I think this may be from the Dordogne region of France. The entire edge has been retouched except for a small part of the proximal end. Small burin at the distal end. Dates to approximately 50,000 BCE.
Ancient Pottery of Transjordan.
An Introduction Utilizing Published Whole Forms-Late Neolithic through Late Islamic.
by Ralph E. Hendrix, Philip R. Drey, and J...
This is an actual antique page (not a reprint) from the Illustrated London News issue of April 1, 1843, the article describing in detail the efforts at the time to manufacture a flying machine powered by a light weight steam engine. The decorative and most interesting page features three detailed drawings of these primitive contraptions, all of which failed; Kitty Hawk was sixty years in the future...
Large Neanderthal multi-tool on a flake. Flint, height 5". From the Grand-Pressigny region, France. Legal surface find. Lovely, finely patinated multi-tool with beautiful flaking along most of the edge of the lithic except the proximal end. In excellent condition with no damage. Dates to approximately 80,000-50,000 BCE.
S. Loffreda, Light and Life. Ancient Christian Oil Lamps of the Holy Land..
Jerusalem 2001. 56 pp.; colour ills.
Preface - Introduction - Types of oil lamps - Some inscriptions - Signficance of the oil lamps - Conclusion.
Currently out of Print.
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.
Offered is a SWITZERLAND, HELVETICA , SILVER 5 FRANCS coin, DATED 1948, (14.09 gm, 31mm), CHOICE UNC condition.
Shogun, Kunstschätze und Lebensstil eines japanischen Fürsten der Shogun-Zeit [Shogun, The Shogun Age Exhibition] Exhibition at the Haus der Kunst, München, 1985. Objects from the Tokugawa Art Museum, Nagoya with essays by Roger Goepper, Shinzaburô Ôishi, Yoshinobu Tokugawa. Tokyo, The Shogun Age Exhibition Committee, Tokyo, 1984. 292 pp., fully illustrated, 273 objects, esp. sets of objects. 28 x 21 cm. Paper. German text...
Collector's Library. Hardcover with dustjacket published in 1950 by Gramercy Publishers, New York.Translated from the Swedish by Lillian Ollen. Periods discussed - 101 accompanying photos.Light wear on the cover otherwise fine.
Program listing the 150 films shown at the Centre Georges Pompidou between May 4 through October 1988. Brief synopsis, B + W movie photos, actors noted. Stain on the lower front cover otherwise in good condition. Paperback written in French.
Woldemar von Seidlitz & Dora Amsden, Impressions of Ukiyo-e, publ. Parkstone Press Intl., New York 2007. Hard cover with dust jacket, 287 pages, text about all aspects of ukiyoe and discussing the most important woodblock masters illustrated with numerous color photos, translated in English by Marlena Metcalf. ISBN 978-1-84484-388-6.
Very good condition
Economy shipping within the USA $7.50
A lovely, sea-worn Neanderthal naturally backed scraper with point on a flake from Reculver, Kent, UK. Height 3 1/2". Legal surface find in excellent condition, on a rich, soft brown flint. Looks to be entirely hard hammer percussion. Dates to approximately 350,000 BCE.
Animals from the Leo Mildenberg Collection
A hardcover with dust jacket published by Skira and distributed in the U.S. by World Pub. Co., Cleveland, 1962. There are 109 full color plates.
The original paper band on the front is ripped and the jacket shows very light wear at the corners. The plate on 43 has separated and the plate on page 37 has a small line running through it. The book otherwise is fine. 227pp.+
Bibliography of the Japanese Empire by Fr. Von Wenckstern. 1970. 2 Vols.
24.5 x 18 cms. Quarto, bound in buckram. This encyclopedic work is complete in 2 vols. The first covering the years 1859-1893 and the second volume covering the years 1894-1906. The original edition were published in 1895 and 1907. The first vol. includes a reprint of Catalogue des Ouvrage Relatif au Japon by Leon Pages covering earlier works from 15th. century to the date of publication, 1859...
A fine and very limited set of three .925 sterling silver medallions
commemorating the Hockey Hall of Fame Inductees, issued in 1999. This mint-in-box collection includes the 6-1/2 x 4-5/8" black plastic box, the padded black leatherette book-style binder/case, the three proof quality frosted coins in a sealed plastic display case, the promotional flyer and the numbered certificate of authenticity...
This is the DECAMERON OF BOCCACCIO by GIOVANNI BOCCACCIO in 2 Volumes.
Famous Medieval ITALIAN work with 700+ pages in the 2 Volumes; 8vo; gilded top pages; multi photogravure illustrations by LOUIS CHALON; ART NOUVEAU Designs dating this production ca. 1900 to 1920; grade is VG+ (some may grade higher)...
A book club edition published in 1961. The dust jacket is worn with fading,
tears and stains (as pictured).There is also a name written on the front free paper in pencil. No price is noted on the corner of the dustjacket.
"Ancient India", Bulletin of the Archeological Survey of India, number 4, double number, July 1947 - January 1948. Published by the Archeological Survey of India, New Delhi...
Probably Homo Ergaster ("workman"). Sandstone, length 6 5/8". Excellent condition with a slightly purple streak at the proximal end. Missing one ancient chip. Slightly glossy desert patina. Dates to approx. 1.5 million BCE.
Possibly a first edition- cloth-bound hard cover ( no jacket) published in 1946 by the American Artists Group. Includes nine color plates by various artists along with 35 illustrations. The cover shows some wear on the edges, with a smudge and bump on the front.The end papers have yellowed- otherwise fine. 76pp.
A small hard cover published by Charles Scribner in 1925. The paper boards show some wear at the corners and top of spine,notes are written on the front pastedown and back end paper, and the owner's name is written in ink on the front free paper.
This is a scarce and collectable book in the field of 19th century travel and exploration, the abridged single volume edition of 1856, "Narrative of the Expedition of an American Squadron to the China Seas and Japan". There was a multi-volume edition as well. I do see an errata slip so this particular copy must be from an earlier printing. The book does not appear to be a library book though on page 125 I see a pencil notation "Cal State Fullerton". The leather binding (book dimensions 9 7/8...
The book, THOMPSON IN AFRICA or AN ACCOUNT OF THE MISSIONARY LABORS, SUFFERINGS, TRAVELS, AND OBSERVATIONS is the compilation of the journal kept by missionary George Thompson while working at the Mendi Mission in Sierra Leone, Africa, during the period 1848-1851. This is a second edition published in 1852, printed for the author by William Harned, 48 Beekman Street, New York City (the first edition was published in 1851).
George Thompson’s missionary service to Africa occurs approximate...
"A Potter's Work" by Bernard Leach. 1967 First Edition, Kodansha. Clothbound Hard cover with original dust jacket.
Condition-New. 128 pages, 80 photographs, including 12 color plates, with long captions by Leach, plus 30 pages of drawings for pots. All will surely be of inestimable value to students, working potters, and all those interested in ceramic art.
"Leach is undoubtably the most famous potter in the Western world. His contribution to the craft is unique - as teacher, writer, and ph...
Twenty-three vintage black and white gelatin silver prints by the American photographer, writer and social activist Dorothy Norman (1905-1997), well known for her relationship to Alfred Stieglitz. With carbon copy of a typewritten manuscript (15 pages with some handwritten corrections in pencil) published 1957 in the College Art Journal Vol.16, No.2 (pages 100-108, with 7 pictures) under the title "Folk Art in Orissa, India - by Dorothy Norman". Each photograph measures 17.7 cm x 12.1 cm, is num...
Andon magazine, Vol. 11/2, no. 42.
36 pp., 24.5 x 17.5 cm. Paper. English text. Numerous b/w illustrations.
Pulverer, Gerhard, Japanese woodblock prints and impressionism, pp. 31-42;
Groenewegen, Peter, Photography of prints and small objects, pp. 43-49;
Morse, Peter, Additional Drawings in Hokusai’s ‘Hundred Poets’ series, pp. 50-52;
Lane, Richard, Teenage mutant ninja: the book, p. 53;
Kress, Else, Travelling shrine in shape of an...
Indo Scythian silver tetradrachma coin, Azilizes 1 circa 57-35BCE. D: 25mm. Free Hong Kong Registered Airmail Shipping.
An exceptional bronze Semis, from Antioch in Syria, under Nero. 54-68 AD.
The bronze feature the emperor Nero left facing and SC, with hard dark apple green patina and loose redish dessert dirt.
Weight: 6,82 grams
Condition: EF, an eye-pleaser.
Ex Roma Numismatics
KOREAN POTTERY & PORCELAIN OF THE YI PERIOD, by G.St.G.M. Gompertz, published by Frederick A. Prager, New York and Washington, c. 1968. The classic work on Korean ceramics from 1393 to the early 20th century. Excellent condition, including dust jacket. 106 pages of text and bibliography followed by 120 large black-and-white photos of representative pieces. Shipping via Media Mail is free. Priority mail at cost.
SUISEKI, KAMUY-KOTAN CHLORITE
Palm-size chlorite with such magnificent quartz as ‘Kamuy kotan seki’ from the canyon called ‘Kamuy-kotan’ (‘Whereabouts of God’ in the Ainu language) in the western part of Asahikawa city in Hokkaido, Japan, as a rare type of Art of Japanese ‘Suiseki’. Unique landscape as the God (‘Kamuy’=’Kami’) with no processing by human hands. Attached with a resin stand formed for such natural stone form of the bottom. ...
Macedonia- silver drachm. Nike standing on the prow of a galley and Posidon brandishing a trident..306-328 BCE. D: 14mm
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.
Henri Matisse. A Novel.
by Louis Aragon,
First American edition. Translated by Jean Stewart
publisher: New York: Harcourt, Brace, Jovanovich, .] First Edition Two volumes, quarto. , . ,  pp.
Profusely illustrated throughout, including 155 color illustrations, many full-page and some folding. Ecru linen with front cover and spine stamped in red. Very Fine in dust jackets, in fine publisher's slipcase. This beautifully-produced book took Aragon twenty-seven ye...
Aubrey Beardsley The Yellow Book with 3 volumes available (priced each). This is a group of three of the famous English illustrated quarterly called The Yellow Book. This late 19th century series featured art, essays, discussions, poetry and criticism. They were 8-1/4 x 7" hardbacks in yellow and featured artistic cover illustrations as well as inserted plates, including illustrations by Aubrey Beardsley and others. Offered here is Volume 1 April 1894 Second Edition, with four Beardsley illu...
Chinese Bamboo Carving Part I & II
A 2 Volume Set
Author: Ip Yee & Laurence C.S. Tam
Publisher: Urban Council, Part I - 1978 (first edition), Part II - 1982 (first edition)
Produced by th Hong Kong Museum of Art
Published for an exhibition in The 3rd Festival of Asian Art presented by The Urban Council Hong Kong, 15 October 1978 to January 1979
Hardcover with dust jacket: Part 1 - 563 pages, 48 colour plates, 211 monochrome plates Part II - 351 pages 1 colour plate and 53 monochrome plates...
A spectacular example of a Neanderthal point on a flake. Chert, height 3". Poursal, France, legal surface find. Slight chip missing on the distal end, otherwise excellent condition with a fine, glossy patina. Exquisite worksmanship. Dating to 80,000 BCE.
An excellent pictorial reference book specializing in Neolithic Period / Early Chinese wares with good informative text by Regina Krahl and other contributors. Truly a must-have reference book for anybody interested in Neolithic / Early Chinese pieces. There are about 65 color photos all of which are really quite excellent. In our candid opinion, it's not enough of a reason to purchase an antique merely for the sake of a free book, but any client already seriously contemplating a purchase can ...
The Scarab: A Reflection of Ancient Egypt
Exhibition catalogue, 84 pages, softcover
An introduction to scarabs and their reflection in many aspects of Ancient Egyptian culture, through selected objects from the magnificent collection of Dr. Kurt Stern, London..
280 black and white plates, 7 color plates, and 34 illustrations..
Description: Amulets in the form of a dung-beetle are found all over the Mediterranean. This book discusses what we can learn from these b...
(French: Querelle de Brest) is a novel by the French writer Jean Genet. It was written mostly in 1945 and first published anonymously in 1947, limited to 460 numbered copies, with illustrated throughout by Jean Cocteau who didn’t avoid the pornographic details. Even though copies were seized by the authorities, and the author fined, Cocteau’s involvement did little to harm his public reputation limited edition illustrations by Jean Cocteau. It is set in the midst of the port town of Bres...
Fossil Clam Cluster, nice with a full clam on the top 2" by 2.5"
A group of 4 unusual multitools from Fontmaure, France. Jasper, all 4 are in excellent condition with fine ground patinas. Legal surface finds. Heights between 1 1/2" and 2". Interesting study group that are a bit hard to classify. The lithic to the right could be considered a point or borer, and it has a clearly retouched scraper edge. Second from the right has a broad notch and an end scraper, with a gorgeous patina. Second from the left has a large, notched convex scraper, while the lith...
"Ancient India", Bulletin of the Archeological Survey of India, numbers 18 and 19, Years 1962 and 1963. Edited and published by the Director General of Archaeology in India, New Delhi. Printed by the Job Press Ltd., Kanpur. 8 3/8"x10 11/16" (21,5x27 cm). 250 pages. Numerous drawings, maps and photos. A series of articles on the archeology of India, Afghanistan and Pakistan, by British and Indian field experts, published in the mid forties to the early sixties. Contents described on cover (see ph...
CHINESE CARVED LACQUER by Derek Clifford, Bamboo Press, first edition, 1992, is an over-size book (11.5" x 10") lavishly illustrated with fine mainly full-color photos of Chinese lacquer / cinnabar from the Ming period through the People's Republic. The book concentrates on the often spectacular varieties of carved lacquer work, and deals with this subject in greater detail than has previously been possible. It provides the reader with a book which will remain a standard reference for years to c...
"Stoneware and Porcelain: The Art of High-Fired Pottery" by Daniel Rhodes. Chilton Books. Seventh Printing, January 1973 (original copyright 1959.) 217 pages. Clothbound hardcover. Good condition. Some clay residue on back cover.
The classic text on history, clay bodies, glazes, kilns, and firing. Still popular today and well-used by potters around the world.
A charming handmade wicker double wine bottle holder with carrying handle! Amazingly made for display or picnic. Due to its age, it needs a good cleaning or just use it to hold your favorite flowers! Certainly an eye catcher for any entertaining!
Size is 15 1/4” tall x with both bottles 7 1/2” wide.
Price includes shipping and insurance! Please take a look at all the photos!
20TH Century Chinese New Year print on paper. Shrink-wrapped onto board for protection. Total size is: 15" by 12". Art size is: 14.00" by 10.25". Condition: Paper is wrinkled along edges beyond printed image border; crease upper left quadrant.
Neolithic "Livre du Beurre" blade core. Flint, height 9 1/4". Excellent condition, beautiful caramel colored flint. Found in a river bed near Barrou, France. Very sculptural stone. From approx. 4500 BCE.
Large Neanderthal scraper on a flake, flint, height 4 1/4". Vallee de la Creuse, Grand-Pressigny region, France. Legal surface find from an old, dried riverbed. Excellent condition with a nice patina and large area of cortex. Fine retouches along the distal end and both edges. Dates to approximately 80,000-50,000 BCE.
china old porcelain box qing
A hard cover with dust jacket written by Dean A. Fales Jr. and published by Bonanza Books in 1986. The jacket shows modest wear along the edge and the book is slightly cocked otherwise fine. There are 577 illustrations including 148 color plates and 429 b&w photographs.
A group of four Neanderthal burins made of chert from Marbach, Germany. Heights between 1 7/8" and 2". All legal surface finds in excellent condition. Though smaller, these four lithics exhibit excellent craftsmanship both in conception and execution, and are multi-tools with several different scraper/blade edges as well as the burin tips. Date to 80,000-50,000 BCE.
Taylor Publishing 1992.The cover shows light wear, the price is clipped and there is an inscription on the front free paper. The book itself is in mint condition.
Canaanite Gods in Metal: An Archaeological Study of Ancient Syro-Palestinian Figures [Tel Aviv] (Paperback)
by Ora Negbi (Author)
Institute of Archaeology, Tel Aviv University, 1976. 1976, 1st Edition. Hardcover. First Edition. Xxv, 192 pp. plus section of 64 plates, 150 figures, extensive biblio.