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...
A mid 20th Century polystyrene filled pike. The back is undercoated (painted black) as this item would originally have been mounted in a glued display case. Condition - some very minor losses but good overall.
30 inches (76cm) Long.
ONE OF THE WORLDS TEN LARGEST INTACT SLICES OF RAINBOW PETRIFIED WOOD EXTANT!
DELIVERY WITHIN THE CONTINENTAL US IS INCLUDED IN THE PRICE.
This is an absolutely amazing, single intact specimen (90 inches x 64 inches) of the now rare Arizona Rainbow Petrified wood which is 218 million years old! The colors are a brilliant red interlaced with black, while and some yellows...
"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...