Collection of 10 Song Dynasty coins, please see enlargements for reigns and dates; scale in enlargements is metric. All in good condition.
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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.
Beautifully carved Chinese jade snuff bottle, nature color
dimension: 2 1/2 inches tall
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.
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.
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.
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!
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. A must-have reference text for blanc de chine (dehua) collectors. Modern scholarship on blanc de chine has evolved considerably since Donnelly's time, but his work is an essential foundation, and this book remains the most thorough single issue treatment of this subject.
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...
Sacred Signs: Hieroglyphs in Ancient Egypt (Very Short Introductions) (Hardcover)
by Penelope Wilson (Author)
The hieroglyphs of ancient Egypt have fascinated people for over three thousand years...
"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.
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...
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.
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.
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...
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.
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
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.
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...