All Items : Traditional Collectibles : Ephemera : Photographs : Portraits : Pre 1900 item #1256615 (stock #TBD00153)
The image is almost certainly a tinted salt print mounted between two pieces of glass and matted to appear similar to a daguerreotype. Most of the original paper seal is still on the glass, but where it is missing the edge of a piece of paper is visible between the pieces of glass. It is translucent when held to a strong light...
All Items : Traditional Collectibles : Wine and Related : Pre 1920 item #1234790 (stock #7393)
Sterling silver flask that holds 1/2 pint. It is hand-engraved on the front with a design and the wording "little brown jug". It measures almost 6.5" tall including the top and 4.25" at its widest. The top unscrews but there is a ring holding it in place so it cannot be lost. It is in great condition and the overall weight is 173 grams. Circa 1910, it is marked on the bottom (please see the pictures.)
All Items : Traditional Collectibles : Books : Bindings : Fiction : Pre 1970 item #1177423 (stock #B-22)
Tu Tze-Chun by Naoko Matsubara. 1965 First Edition; Kodansha, Japan. Hardcover with cardboard slipcase covered in hand-laid Japanese paper, complete with wraparound paper band...
All Items : Traditional Collectibles : Books : Pre 1980 item #1176107 (stock #B-20)
"The Tea Ceremony" by Sen'o Tanaka. First Edition, 1973, Kodansha Japan. With Original Cardboard Cover, Condition - New, highly collectible. 214 pages with numerous color and black and white plates showing tea ceremony culture: prized tea ware and utensils, gardens and architecture, and cha no yu practices. Contents include tea ceremony history, aesthetics, tea masters, styles of tea ceremony, tea architecture and tea gardens, and performance guidelines...
All Items : Traditional Collectibles : Books : References : Fine Art : Pre 1990 item #1176078 (stock #B-11)
"Surimono: Privately Published Japanese Prints in the Spencer Museum of Art" by Roger Keyes. 1984 First Edition, Kodansha. Clothbound Hardcover with Original Dust Jacket. Condition - New. 199 pages, 60 color plates, 186 B/W reproductions, entries on 268 images, and a comprehensive bibliography. "Keyes focuses on the collaboration between artists and poets...
All Items : Traditional Collectibles : Books : References : Pre 1990 item #1176070 (stock #B-7)
"A Feast for the Eyes: The Japanese Art of Food Arrangement" by Yoshio Tsuchiya. 1985 First Edition, Kodansha. Clothbound Hardcover with original dust jacket. Condition-new. 165 pages, color & B/W plates. "The Japanese approach to food is a true art, the highest accomplishment of which, is a notch short of impossible. The way of choosing vessels, preparing and arranging food, and dining involves a quietude, a receptivity, a different timing, a space where possibilities are allowed...
All Items : Traditional Collectibles : Books : References : Antiques : Pre 1980 item #1176067 (stock #B-4)
"Sekai no Mingei" ("Folk Crafts of the World"). by Hamada Shoji, Tonomura Ichinosuke (Director,) Keisuke. Collections of the Kurashiki Folk Crafts Museum. 1972 First Edition. Hard cover, original dust jacket. In Japanese. Afterword by Hamada Shoji. 222 pages, 106 color plates. Fronts piece handmade woodblock print by Serizawa Keisuke. Condition-Very good, like new. Signed copy by Director Tonomura August 2, 1972. 1972 Museum pamplet included...
All Items : Traditional Collectibles : Books : References : Pre 1980 item #1175905 (stock #B-1)
"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.
All Items : Traditional Collectibles : Books : Pre 1900 item #1167513 (stock #2050)
Four volumes in two books. “L’Empire Chinois” par Thomas Allom, avec les Descriptions par Clément Pelle, Fisher, Fils, Et Cie. Londres, Paris. This is Allom’s classic in its French addition with steel engravings featuring a title page in English, and in French. Front and Back cover have been replaced, otherwise the two books are in good condition. Thomas Allom — 1804-1872 was an English architect, artist, and topographical illustrator...
All Items : Traditional Collectibles : Books : References : Antiques : Pre 1800 item #1163901 (stock #2494)
CHINESE CLOISONNE - The Pierre Uldry Collection. 331 pp. of valuable information and 381 black-and-white as well as full-color photos. Excellent used condition. Insured Priority Mail within the U.S., $15. Elsewhere at cost.
All Items : Traditional Collectibles : Numismatics : Pre 1492 item #1150049 (stock #2396)
Collection of 10 Song Dynasty coins, please see enlargements for reigns and dates; scale in enlargements is metric. All in good condition.
All Items : Traditional Collectibles : Books : References : Antiques : Contemporary item #1145653 (stock #2036)
We periodically sell our Asian art Auction Catalogues. Please Contact us to find out what we have available. This lot includes Japanese auction catalogs from Sotheby's and Christie's. One magazine is from 1997, five are from 1998, one is from 1999, one is from 2001. Four Korean art catalogs from Christie's are from 1997 and 1998.
All Items : Traditional Collectibles : Geological : Loose Gemstones : Contemporary item #1136012 (stock #75)
Beautifully carved Chinese jade snuff bottle, nature color dimension: 2 1/2 inches tall
All Items : Traditional Collectibles : Books : References : Antiques : Pre 1700 item #1040572 (stock #2136)
KO-IMARI PORCELAIN FROM THE COLLECTION OF OLIVER IMPEY, by Barry Davies, published by Barry Davies Oriental Art, Ltd., London, c. 1997. This is a Japanese-English bilingual edition (please see our images), consisting of 227 pages of full-color illustrations and descriptions of pieces in the Oliver Impey collection, most dating from the late 17th and 18th centuries. About 12" x 9" x 1". Priority Mail shipping within the U.S., 15. Elsewhere at cost.
All Items : Traditional Collectibles : Ephemera : Manuscripts : Pre 1800 item #1035191 (stock #MM-Dok.)
Extremely rare original handwritten letter in ink from Mme. la Duchesse de Richelieu to Monsieur de Sinner in French, dated 1st July, 1797. Very good condition despite it's age (213 years) with intact original crest/seal. Large, better legible version (22.9 Megabites) available upon request.
All Items : Traditional Collectibles : Books : References : Antiques : Pre 1900 item #1018734 (stock #2099)
Vols. I, II, III, IV, V, VI, VII and VIII of THE SHIBATA COLLECTION of Japanese porcelain from the early 17th to the mid 19th C. About 10" x 9.5". All in excellent nearly new condition. USPS Priority or Media Mail from Virginia at cost.
All Items : Traditional Collectibles : Wine and Related : Pre 1910 item #981804 (stock #gam-143)
Cheers from the road! An American silverplate folding cup in a covered alligator skin box made by Wm. G. Rodgers, circa 1901. The round shaped box holds a collapsible cup of four sections with hinged handle, marked with makers mark. The cup measures 3" tall extended and 2" diameter. The box measures 2 1/2" diameter x 1 3/4" high. The box is in excellent condition. Cup has minor wear to plate inside base. Toast the future with something from the past!
All Items : Traditional Collectibles : Books : References : Antiques : Pre 1970 item #961422
Rare and out of print for many years, PJ Donnelly's treatise on Blanc de Chine was the first comprehensive book on this subject, and has become a collector's item in its own right...
All Items : Traditional Collectibles : Books : References : Antiques : Pre 2000 item #959589
An excellent pictorial reference book especially for novice collectors looking to train their eyes regarding how genuine pieces are supposed to look. Highly recommended with wonderful color photos throughout the entire volume. Four main sections addressing Satsuma, Imari, Hirado and Kutani. With so much fake imari and inferior satsuma on the internet these days, this is a must-have guide for novices collecting in these areas.

We have two of these books: This one has been sitting on our she...

All Items : Traditional Collectibles : Books : New item #786947
Sacred Signs: Hieroglyphs in Ancient Egypt (Very Short Introductions) (Hardcover) by Penelope Wilson (Author)

Product Description

The hieroglyphs of ancient Egypt have fascinated people for over three thousand years. In this engaging new study, Penelope Wilson offers a wide ranging look at this ancient form of writing, touching on everything from basic principles of translation to its broader function in Egyptian culture.

Sacred Signs illuminates the cultural significance of hi...
All Items : Traditional Collectibles : Ephemera : Postcards : Pre 1910 item #652615 (stock #PC02)
"Geronimo in His Famous War Bonnet" Rare postmark from around the time of his captivity: "Chickasha OKLA Feb 13 1908". Slight paper loss around the edges.
All Items : Traditional Collectibles : Books : References : Contemporary item #631369 (stock #206)
We have been asked for copies of "Collecting Kachina Dolls 1880-1940" This edition is a hand-printed, transitional state before the third edition. Each copy is signed by the author, Alan Kessler, who holds the world record for a Kachina Doll sold at auction ($294,000), a Hopi Shalako Mana c. 1880 sold at Sotheby's, Native American Indian Art, Lot 20, Dec. 4, 1997.The second,Alan Kessler collection of great kachina dolls will be sold at Sotheby's,New York, May 8,2006 Collecting Kachina Dolls cons...
All Items : Traditional Collectibles : Wine and Related : Pre 1900 item #605418 (stock #126-09)
This is a diminutive Victorian crystal decanter of oval shape with rich foliate scrolled etching above one row of cut hollows and an applied foot. It is pint size, and has an unusual diamond cut neck with a flared rim topped by a molded ribbed medallion stopper, unmarked but possibly Baccarat. Condition: decanter in very good condition; slight wear to base; stopper has a 3/8" chip. Measurements: 10 _" high x 4 _" diam.
All Items : Traditional Collectibles : Wine and Related : Pre 1900 item #605031 (stock #126-08 )
Attention wine lovers: this Victorian etched crystal decanter is classic. It is etched with a lovely classic star and key pattern, while the tall neck has 3 rows of cut hollows; on a molded foot ring with a large cut stopper; unmarked but probably old Baccarat. Quart size. Condition: excellent; one edge of the faceted stopper has a small chip. Measurement: 12" high (with stopper) x 6 " diam.
All Items : Traditional Collectibles : Wine and Related : Pre 1950 item #507394 (stock #2706-5)
This wonderful vintage set of 10 handblown crystal cocktail glasses and matching lidded pitcher make a handsome statement; ca.1930-1940, possibly made by the highly collectible Italian firm Venini, the glasses have a wonderful angular, modern style with applied turquoise knop stems. the large vintage clear crystal pitcher with lid has a contemporary look, unmarked; having a handblown graceful ribbed form on a knobbed pedestal, and beautiful applied rich turquoise finial, handle, and base. Condi...
All Items : Traditional Collectibles : Ephemera : Photographs : Pre 1950 item #300417 (stock #5274-11)
This is an original official WWII photo of fighter planes on the USS Bunker Hill set for take-off for the first attack on Rabaul, November 11, 1943; condition: very good; measurement: 8 x 10 in.
All Items : Traditional Collectibles : Wine and Related : Siphons : Pre 1940 item #293218 (stock #11242-13)
This is a fine pedestal sterling silver wine taster's cup with handle, circa 1930, having a neoclassic design, marked Sterling 8909x with stylized lion passant underlined by decorative line, unknown maker, measures 1"h x 3"diameter, excellent condition
All Items : Traditional Collectibles : Wine and Related : Coasters : Pre 1900 item #271027 (stock #128-11)
This is a fine 19th century English silverplate on copper wine coaster with lovely foliate piercing and beading. Condition: very good; crack in wooden base; Measurement: 4 _ in. diam.
All Items : Traditional Collectibles : Books : Pre 1910 item #99845
This is the Well Known Book: MUSIC OF THE WILD By GENE STRATTON-PORTER. 426p; 7 1/4" X 9 3/8"; MULTI B&W Photo Illustrations; each photo has a Poem Caption; very light foxing; little used and Grade is VG+ to NF. Contents list III Parts: The Chorus of the Forest/ Songs of the Fields/ The Music of the Marsh. Also reading the Title page will give the Reader an IDEA as to this BOOK'S Subject Matter. From an Exceptional Virginia Estate in an Affluent suburb of Washington, D.C. EXCELLENT NAT...