The material of vase is crackle glazed eathenware. It is more Satsuma type body but not small crackle as Satsuma. Nice Gold design with the panoramaic landscape painting over the two section of vase. The vase itself is in square shape, but the two handles are located on the corner on each end which make more unique. Well design with the gold works with beaded and moriage gold. It is all handpainted. The backside of vase is with plain finish which give you for the change...
Silver mounted agate sculpture in the form of a Kiwi or a similar bird. The silver is well worked and complements the rich brown shadings of the agate. The silver mountings are marked "P. Rata 833". 20th century. Size: 2.25" tall. Condition: Excellent, with some natural pits in the stone are exposed to the surface (lower right of last photograph).
A superb and important example of Wilhelm Kage's Farsta series. This vase measures 8 1/4" high and 6 1/2" wide. The glaze is in browns and tans and the decorations is of incised squares, rectangles and vertical lines; it is truly a work of art. On the underside is incised Farsta nine times, Kage, the Gustavsberg hand, Studio, and the letter Y, which dates this piece to 1954. Condition is mint. Museum quality.
These lovely sterling silver spoons are in a Colonial Revival pattern, simply decorated with a shell at the tip of the handle. The backs are stamped with the high-end retailer's name "Bigelow, Kennard & Co." of Boston, indicating a date before 1922. The backs of the handles also have a monogram "T" in a style that would point to ca...
This is a very attractive large Chinese wood box with one large and three small shishi(lion-dog) on the porcelain. Old Chinese porcelain was used for this box. It has more of an antique look than in the pictures here. Actual measurements are 8 inches wide x 10 1/4 inches long and 6 inches high.
Interesting Chinese lunch box with an old porcelain in lid. This porcelain may have been a
part of an old vase once. Measurements: 7 1/8 inches x 4 3/8 inches x8 1/4 inches high. Mint condition.
Old Japanese Kutani dishes placed in the carved wood tray. Each dish is hand painted and signed at the bottom, "Gyokuzan". The diameter of the tray is 14 inches. Some gilt wear at the rim of some dishes.
This is a beautiful Japanese wedding gown (uchikake). Featured on brownish orange (when you looked at it where the gold does not take over, the basic color looks more like brownish red) silk are flocks of white cranes and stylized water in roundels of gold. The tone of the gold is rich but soft. The design is unique, elegant, artistic and well executed with excellent workmanship. The condition is almost new...
4 hand enameled cocktail glasses featuring colorful roosters. Unlike most rooster glasses, these do not depict a cock fight--so none of the glasses has a dead chicken on it!
The glasses have gilding along the rims and around the feet. Very colorful!
Origin: American, ca. 1930's. Condition: excellent condition, except the gilding has a bit of wear and one glass has a tiny nick at the edge of the foot. Size: 3-5/8" tall.
Art Deco style sterling silver cake comb, used to serve spongy cakes such as angel food. The pattern would blend nicely with many of the Jensen designs. Marked "Web Sterling Handle."
Origin: Philadelphia, PA, 1950-65. Condition: excellent. Size: 11" long.
Colorful pottery sardine box decorated with all manner of seashells in shades of brown, red, blue and grey. The bottom is marked "Handpainted Occupied Japan" around a peacock logo.
Origin: Japan, ca. 1945-52. Condition: excellent. Size: 5" x 3-3/4" x 2-3/4".
Lovely gilt bronze-mounted oval dresser tray with handmade lace insert. The bottom is marked "Apollo Made in U.S.A. 2697 12."
Origin: America, ca. 1920. Condition: excellent, except a small area of lace has a tear and slight discoloration (12 o'clock position in second photo). Size: 13-1/2" x 6-1/4" x 3/4".
Outstanding three-piece sterling silver dresser set with guilloche enamel. Both brushes have natural bristles and the jar is panel-cut. All pieces are fully hallmarked for "G. Bros." London and Birmingham, 1928. The markings also indicate the pieces were made for export to America.
Origin: London & Birmingham, England, 1928. Condition: excellent, including the bristles; absolutely no problems with the enamel. Size: hairbrush 9" long; clothesbrush 6-1/4" long; jar 2" diam.
Six 17th century style sterling silver coffee spoons in the original velvet and satin lined box. The finials are in the shape of globe artichokes. Each spoon is fully hallmarked for London, 1946. Both the spoons and the box are in mint condition. Spoons 4" long.
Beautiful Japanese Wedding gown. The measurements are 52" wide and 73 1/1" long. The colors are red, blue, purple, green and orange. The condition is excellent, as new as it can get. Please e-mail or call me for questions.
This is a beautiful Japanese wedding gown (Uchikake) in high quality; it is soft but hangs well. This wedding gown looks more like a Noh costume. The colors are deep purple and light green in a gold background. The gold is not as shiny as shown in the photos unless it is placed under a bright light. The gown was made in the famous Nishijin textile district of Kyoto, Japan and the gown in this quality is very difficult to find in today's market...
Wearable art: Beautiful Shibori hand tie-dye work on silk haori (short kimono jacket). It is lined with a white silk with some basting stitches still intact. This haori will make a gorgeous jacket.
This is a beautiful kimono, hand Tie-dyed Japanese silk haori jacket in excellent condition. Japanese haori makes a great jacket. There are numerous storage stains (faint brown spots) on the white lining which did not affect the front at all.
Lovely glass paperweight button featuring a swirled pink and white rose set off by three green leaves and adventurine on an opaque white ground.
Origin:Possibly Charles Kaziun, Brockton, Mass., ca. 1950s but more likely Czechoslovokia, 1920's. Charles Kaziun produced this same style paperweight button with 4 leaves instead of three and with a looped wire shank without a shankplate. Condition: mint. Size: 7/16" diam.
Excellent squat Rookwood vase with raised decoration featuring large three-leaf clovers and flowers. The flowers, particularly, are molded in fairy high relief, so that the glaze is thinner over the tips of the petals, creating lovely shading. The glaze is shiny, but with an orange peel texture, and is colored a medium chocolate brown...
Six sterling silver demitasse spoons in their original velvet- and silk-lined fitted case. The spoons bear full hallmarks for Sheffield, 1934, along with design registry numbers for 1918 and the maker's mark for Mappin & Webb. One of England's leading silversmiths, Mappin & Webb is the official silversmith and jeweler to England's royal family. The inside of the box's lid is marked with their logo.
The spoons are in mint condition; the box has slight wear on the inside lid...
Elegant sterling silver sauce pan with a turned mahogany handle and a matching sterling underplate. The bottom of both pieces are hallmarked for Fisher Silversmiths of Jersey City, NJ. Circa 1940. Excellent condition; no monogram. Underplate: 5.75" diameter.
Pre-War Japanese pottery, blue and gray glaze, very good condition.
H: 10 ¼ inches, Diam: 5 inches
A pair of pre-war Japanese hand painted Satsuma style bowls. One depicts a samurai holding a sword with skeletons at his side. The other depicts a lord carrying a vase. Both bowls are irregularly shaped. Not signed and in very good condition.
H: 2 ¼ inches, Diam: 5 ½ inches
Cast iron boot scrape in the form of a Scottie in its original blue paint. The two long spikes that hold the boot scrape in the ground are marked "Copyrighted 1927 By Household Patent Co. Morristown, PA." The company made a variety of metal products such as weather vanes and boot scrapes. Excellent condition; about 5% paint loss; the back side has remnants of old fabric-based adhesive tape that could be removed. 10" wide; 15.5" tall.
Fascinating watercolor set in the form of a 1930's automobile with working wheels. The top lifts to reveal containers for paints and water; an area for mixing; and a storage compartment for brushes. The back of the car is embossed "Betel Motor Car/Patent No. 75086/Open & Close Type/BF".
Origin: England, circa 1930...
This is a striking Japanese uchikake, wedding gown. The design on this gown is the sacred pine tree, “Yogo no Matsu”, and golden clouds. Pines in gold or gold clouds are often painted on silk screens or used as the background for a noh play stage. The wall paintings in the Kyoto Nijo castle, Kyoto, which were painted by Kano, Tanyu (1602-74) when he was in his mid 20s, are quite famous.
There is no visible image of God in Shinto religion, the oldest form of religion in Japan...
Lovely sterling silver low bowl in the "Repousse" pattern by Kirk. Beautifully accented with a scrolling border of shells, the heavily decorated border features roses, daisies, wild roses and other flowers with foliage. The bottom is stamped "Hand Decorated/S. Kirk & Son Inc./Sterling/714".
Origin: Baltimore, Maryland, 1925-32. Condition: excellent; no monograms or removals. Size: 8.25" diam.; 1.25" high. Weight: 8.8 troy ounces.
Japanese woodblock print by Kotozuka Eiichi, oban yoke-e, ¡±Snow Scene in Kyoto,¡± published by Uchida, ca. 1950. Early edition, slightly toned on verso, good impression, color and condition. Original folio.
Japanese woodblock print by Kotozuka Eiichi, oban yoke-e, ¡°Rainy Night in Kyoto,¡± published by Uchida, ca. 1950. Early edition, good impression, color and condition. Original folio.
Early 20th century Chinese hand-painted porcelain statue depicting a lady holding a scroll of calligraphy. On the bottom, there are two stamps, one is ¡°China¡±; another is a maker¡¯s mark ¡°Made by Deng Rong Chang¡±. There are no chips and cracks. It is in good condition.
H: 7 7/8 inches, W: 2 ½ inches
This is an exquisite older "Hakoseko"! This is to be placed in the chest area between Obi and Kimono with the chains from Kanzashi dangling. Hakoseko is still being used in Japan only for very special occasions now. These older kinds are becoming very difficult to find. It is lined with orange silk with a mirror and thick brown "Washi" tissue papers still remains inside. The fabric is a beatifully woven silk, with the shiney red silk and metal (turnished silver?) threads...
Gorgeous antique kimono in the best condition. Lined with red gauze silk, it is completely reversible. The color of the black silk has changed over the years to a very dark brownish gray evenly. The colors of the design are very classic Japanese colors as Imari red (brownish red) and same earth tone in every other colors. There is one tiny hole (1/16" in size) right by a family crest, Mon. There is no color loss inside.
Outstanding weather vane with a figure of a male golfer preparing to tee off. The vane is constructed of cast white metal with a coppery brown painted finish. The vane is attributed to be from the clubhouse of an American golf and country club built in 1935.
Origin: American, circa 1935. Condition: excellent, paint wear appropriate to age. Size: 26" long; 19-1/2" tall.
The term "Jyuban" came from the Portuguese word "gibao" (sleeveless garment). Jyuban is an undergarment worn under a kimono. You might be surprised to discover a piece of art, sometimes breathtaking bold in Juban. The condition of this old kimono is new. 100 percent pure silk. The measurements are 49" wide x 56-1/2" long.
Beautiful Japanese Satsuma mint dishes with Japanese price tags on the back. They are signed and in new condition, circa 1950 to 1960.
SIZE: 4 3/4 inches x 3 1/8 inches x 3/4 inches deep
This depression era cocktail mixer is part of the Sportsman series that was made by Hazel Atlas Company in the 1930's. Sometimes mistaken for an ice bowl, this is the cocktail mixer and includes a cobalt blue glass stirrer. The glass is in excellent condition, the decorations are bright white with no wear or discoloration at all. See my other listings for more in this pattern.
Antique Japanese man's silk juban, an undergarment worn under a kimono. We can find true works of art hidden in this type of old kimono. The term "Juban" comes from the Portuguese word "gibao" (sleeveless garment). The design of hyotan sake (rice wine) gourds is out-lined with hand tie-dye. Interesting patterns inside the gourds. This is an old gown but the condition is like new except that the tie-dye has stretched out over the years. Circa, early 1900s. The measurements are; 52 1/2...
Beautiful silk Japanese wedding gown in excellent condition. The design on this gown shows fans painted (woven in this case) with clouds and plum blossoms floating on a golden river. The background color shifts back and forth gradually between dark blue and white pearl color. It seems that everything is floating endlessly, leading us back to the ancient town of Heian-kyo (old Kyoto) where the ladies in layered kimono hid themselves behind fans and screens, and the lovers spoke by exchangi...
Sterling silver master butter knife in Westmoreland's 1940 "Milburn Rose" pattern. The reverse is fully hallmarked.
Origin: America, circa 1940's. Condition: the blade has a slight bend, but otherwise very good. Size: 7" long.
Unusual sterling silver lettuce fork in Stieff's enduring "Rose" pattern. Originally intended to serve lettuce, this piece could be used or any variety of modern foods.
Origin: Baltimore, MD, early 1900's. Condition: excellent, no monogram. Size: 9-1/4" long.
This is a Good Looking Washington, D.C. Souvenir Spoon with the following depictions front: EAGLE... CAPITOL BUILDING...OLD GLORY...
WASHINGTON MONUMENT. Back shows above Depictions from behind and also reads: STERLING. Length is 4 1/8" with a bowl 15/16" across at the Widest Point. Condition is EXCELLENT with Crisp Detail; there one little side nick front edge of the bowl; all wear appears from Normal use/ No abuse. Add to the Collection.
Six sterling silver demitasse spoons in a classic pattern featuring a gadrooned edge. The backs of the bowls are fully hallmarked for Chester, 1923. The maker's mark is "S.I. Ld.".
Origin: Chester, England, 1923. Condition: excellent, no monograms. Size: 4-1/16" long.
Handled plate in the "Willow Ware" pattern by the Royal China Co. of East Liverpool, Ohio. The mark dates the plate to 1949-1960. Mint condition. 8-1/8" diam. including handles.
Very rare Art Deco chrome figural cocktail shaker in the form of a fire extinguisher. PLEASE NOTE: This is not the usual version. This is the rare form with a flat bottom (no music box), no writing on the sides, and an extra handle opposite the pour spout.
Origin: America, circa 1930's. Condition: near mint. Size: 10-1/2" tall.
Normandie is a depression glass pattern made by Federal Glass from 1933 to 1939. These are the pink cup & saucer sets in perfect condition. Price is per cup & saucer set, I have 2 sets available.
Very rare silverplate bar tool incorporating a 4-oz. jigger, a bottle opener and ice tongs. The bottom is marked "Napier Pat. Pend."
Origin: America, circa 1930's. Condition: excellent, normal very light surface scratching. Size: 9" long, 2-1/2" tall.
Patrician, or 'Spoke' as collectors have been calling it for years, was made by Federal Glass Company from 1933 to 1939. Offered here are the amber footed sherbet dishes in perfect condition. I have 2 available, price is per sherbet. See my other listings for more in this pattern.
This is a Gent's 14K MARC NICOLET Wrist Watch. This Watch has a SWISS 17J Movement and dates circa third 1/4 of the 20th Century. Dial reads MARC NICOLET. Back case reads: 14K GOLD/ 04088. Runs Well. Dial could use a light Cosmetic cleaning but all wear from Normal Use/ No abuse here. GOOD 14K GOLD WATCH. Email for more info.
This is a RETRO LADIES PENDANT WATCH by EBEL. Dial reads: Ebel... and has a Subsidiary Second hand. Swiss Mechanical Movement. The Case is Rose Gold-Filled and Date this One Circa 1945- 1965. Keeps Excellent Time.
It is a beautiful kimono in excellent condition. The black dye changed it's color to a current black which has a tint of brown. The silk is in a super good condition. The design is the favorite design of Kakiemon, the hoo bird and the leaves of the paulownia tree. The hoo bird has been associated with the Empress in Japan and her crest is an elegantly designed paulownia leaves.
Hakata doll was originated by a roof tile maker in the early 17C during the construction of Fukuoka castle. Hakata is located on the Kyushu island (southern island), famous to other porcelain makers such as Satsuma, Imari, Nabeshima and Hirado. This handsom groom is 7 1/2" tall and almost in mint condition. She is 8" tall in excellent condition with some minor stains on her right arm area as shown in one of the picture.
Deco in feeling this all-over fringe purse is charming and in perfect condition inside and out. For a collector, a user, or both. 7" wide, 6" long, strap measures 14" end to end.
Sterling silver bottle opener in Georg Jensen's beautiful 1930 Art Deco "Cactus" pattern. The handle is marked "Georg Jensen" in a dotted oval and "Sterling Denmark"; the opener is marked "Georg Jensen Denmark".
Origin: Denmark. Condition: excellent, no monogram. Size: 4-13/16" long.
All sterling silver pastry server in Georg Jensen's 1927 "Viking" pattern (called "Nordisk" in Danish). This is one of the very rarest of all the Jensen patterns, and was designed by Jensen himself. It is beautifully crafted of the heaviest silver and combines traditional Scandinavian motifs with an Art Deco eye for design. The reverse is marked with the old interlocked "GJ" mark. This pattern has been out of production for many years, and it is extremely hard to find.
Origin: Denmark, cir...
This gown has an exceptionally beautiful red.
It is satin but feels almost like velvet. The condition is new, probably never been
used. The bottom padding was still covered with a white cloth when this Uchikake was purchased (Enlargement 5). The measurements are 53" wide and 73" long.
Beautiful Japanese wedding gown with fans and flowers. The gown looks better in real with details, new condition. It measures 51 1/2" from
sleeve to sleeve and 72" in length.
Beautiful black Japanese wedding (Uchikake) in new condition, basting stiches still intact along the sleeves and other areas. The design is from the Heian Era (794-1192AD), imperial cart in pine trees. The gown is particularly well made and look better than our old photos. The colors are beautiful (no color loss), vivid yet elegant.
Glass cocktail shaker with silk-screen decoration of two inebriated, tuxedo-clad gentlemen singing "Sweet Ad-aline".
Origin: America, circa 1930s. Condition: excellent, the aluminum top has a couple of barely noticeable dings. Size: 11" tall.
Laurel is a depression glass pattern that was made by the McKee Glass Company in the 1930's. This covered cheese dish is the French Ivory color. Excellent condition. See my other listings for more in this pattern.