This marked Dr. Wall period Worcester soft paste porcelain platter has beautiful, crisp "blue scale". It would make a fine addition to an important collection.
Condition: excellent Height: 8 inches
This beautiful Dr. Wall period Worcester soft paste porcelain compote is a large early piece with fancy birds decoration and blue border. Its probably from the Giles workshop.
Condition: excellent Height: 11 inches
Tea bowl with enamelled blue and gilt decoration, Jiaqing c 1800. The blue inside border with small stars in gilt makes it probable that the bowl was intended for the American market.
Height: 2" / 5 cm, diam: 3 1/2" / 9 cm.
Condition: rim frits.
How rare it is to find an early soft paste porcelain platter of this size, 16" X 20". This platter in excellent condition is made by the "Bow" factory circa 1765
Condition: excellent Width: 16 inches, Length: 20 inches
Incredible circa 1870s Cantonese export finely carved natural (no finish applied) sandalwood three place photo frame. This frame has the best fine carvings in minute detail of any Canton worked frame we have ever seen. It has adult and young Kylin animals along with figures, including a friar, in a central medallion, the finest carved pillars separating each lower photo area. There is so much over the top fine workmanship that is really hard to describe, and I am actually trying not to overst...
Ming cobalt blue + white porcelain platter depicting 4 Fish and Aquatic Plants. A rare collector's item depicting favoured subject during Chieng Hua (1465-1487) and Chia Ching (1522-1566) Reigns, i.e. 4 Fish identified as Qingyu (a fresh water Mullet), Baiyu (type of Carp), Lianyu (Bream) and Quiyu (Mandarin Fish). According to LiYiping, combination of these 4 Fish symbolises "unsullied and incorruptible".
There are 2 natural firing cracks on the base of this dish (see last enlargement for det...
A magnificent vintage platinum brooch formed as a floral bouquet featuring three primary blossoms tied at the bottom with a ribbon, and set with a mix of old single cut, old Swiss cut, old European cut, old mine cut, early modern brilliant round cut and French cut diamonds and round brilliant cut sapphires. The center flower features a .83-carat, old mine cut diamond of fancy cognac color and SI2 clarity; surrounded by sapphires. A flower bud is represented just above by a prong-set .34-carat ...
Heavy, thick walled vase in cobalt blue cased in crystal, with silvery air traps in a repeating
The vase stands 8 inches tall and is 4 inches in diameter at the top. the base tapers to 2 1/4 inches.
This vase weighs in at 9 pounds, a lot of weight to work with on a handmade, hand-finished piece!
The piece is signed on the base Orrefors/Ariel 295 E-4/Ingeborg Lundin
Condition of the vase is excellent with no chips, cracks or repairs. 1974
A fine Arita blue & white porcelain flower vase to be mounted on a wall, kakehana. 18th century.
The flower vase is heavily moulded with a leaping Chinese Lion or karashishi in a landscape of rocks and Tree Peonies, a classic subject in Japanese art known as “Botan-ni-Shishi”, an auspicious subject.
This old kakehana was manufactured in Arita in the mid Edo period, probably for the home market.
Approximately 16.7 cm high. A tiny glaze chip on the mouth-rim,...
This Stangl double parakeets are in excellent condition. there are no repairs, no cracks.
Reference : Collectors Encyclopedia of Stangl Artware,Lamps, & birds, Identification and Value by Robert C. Runge Jr. Collectors Books 2002 p. 111--Value $275.00-$300.00
This is a very beautiful cylindrical body brush pot painted with varied scenery in famille rose palette with a continuous scene of lakeside landscape of distance pavilion, walled monastery and tea house scattered amidst tress and layered mountains in various shade of blue and green and red with texture stroke and with high peaks in the distance.
There are people walking about and in the tea house set in a tranquil and peaceful lake side and mountain village atmosphere. On the lake wit...
A fine snuff tobacco container made of a dried, double gourd, decorated with gilt silver mounts and inset with carnelian and tiny blue and white cabochons. The ram horn-shapped stopper is attached to an elaborate silver chain. These tobacco containers were used by the Turkman tribes. Condition: fine, few traces of usage. Dimension: c. 14.8 cm long, Diameter: c. 6.2 cm.
Large early Republic Chinese cloisonne lidded box on stand that could have graced a scholar’s desk. On each side is a 5 toed Imperial yellow dragon with the dragon on the lid chasing the flaming pearl of wisdom; all against a dark sky blue ground, the contrasting yellow stand really makes this piece stand out. The metal and wires are bronze gilt over copper. In excellent condition it measures 13.5" wide x 7" deep x 8.75" high
Late Ming Dynasty, 1500s
This deep bowl is stoutly potted, being rather heavy toward the base, with the wall thinning gradually to the slightly flaring rim. It rests on a tall, thick footring, with a deep base that is glazed down to the dense, white porcelain paste that is exposed with some kiln grit adhering. The design in underglaze cobalt blue is of chrysanthemums, grasses and three stylized bats. The interior has a broad unglazed ring around the bottom to allow it to be stacked during ...
Rare pair of foxes that guard a Inari shrine. One holding a jewel in the mouth, the other a key. Each squatting on a little pedestal. Earthenware with mineral color pigments red, blue, white and black. Japan, Edo period, 19th century.
H 19-1/2 x W 6-1/2 x D 9 inches.
One tail restored, key broken and partially replaced for the sake of symmetry, few chips. All in all excellent condition.
A textile panel made of different dyed silk stripes, exquisitely embroidered with motifs from Zoroastrian myths such as fishes or botehs. The backing is a coarse blue dyed cotton, framed by a black ribbon. These embroidery panels originally would have formed the knee to ankle section of one trouser leg, of a shalvar (pantaloon) from a Zoroastrian woman's wedding costume. Condition: one stripe with small fabric losses (see photo 6), few tears, an old mend, little faded. Dimension: c. 49.4 cm x 13...
Folk Art Portrait by American Artist, attributed to Sheldon Peck (1797-1868). This Portrait was purchased at a North Carolina auction from the Larew Collection. The 19th century oil on canvas portrait of a gentleman was said to be Thomas Johnston from Concord, NC (Sept. 1850). It was marked on the original canvas (relined) bought in Davie County. It is mounted in a mahogany veneer frame with yellow pine backing. Canvas 29" 24" and the Frame is 38" x 33". The portrait was restored in 1973 by Hen...
Most desirable solid 14k Pink, Yellow, White and Rose color Gold inlay and overlap engravings featuring The Bust of an ELK. This mint condition rare multicolor also features a fancy porcelain dial. This single sunk porcelain dial features a light blue center surrounded by 18k gold leaf with the original fancy gold minute, hour, and sub. seconds hands. The original movement is an ELGIN 15 jewel, pendent set serial No. 21,828,772, which dates this watch to 1918. 100 grams total weight. 51mm d...