A Large Pair of Louis Philippe Gilt and Patinated Bronze and Parcel Gilt Candlesticks. Bobeches original and intact. Height 11.25", width 4.25". Circa 1830-1840. Excellent condition.
A rare antique fire gilt bronze statue of two elephant-headed deities in embrace. Kangiten (god of Bliss) is associated with esoteric, Tantric Buddhism, like the Shingon school in Japan. The female wears a crown, associated with Avalokiteshvara or Guanyin and rests her feet on the male's feet. Kangiten symbolizes the unity of opposites, conjugal harmony and long life. This marvelous and rare statue is in excellent condition. The statue is blessed, the bottom is still completely closed and decora...
An imposing gilt bronze image of the Protector(Vidyaraja) Yamantaka in congress (yabyum) with his female counterpart. Yamantaka is one of the principal protectors of the Gelugpa tradition, which provided the main imperial preceptors for the Qing rulers. The image is cast of multiple parts held together by short spikes. Qing, late 18th to early 19th cent, Jiaqing-Daoguang. H 24 cm. Condition: Excellent. Price on request.
A gilt bronze Libation Cup decorated on the outside with auspicious symbols: Cranes, Bamboo,Prunus blossom and Lingzhi fungus and with some of the Buddhist Bajixiang ("eight precious emblems").
This item was made in China in the Ming dynasty (1368-1644) and is from the collection of a British Architect who was born in China and lived in Shanghai until 1931 when he migrated to the UK.
Condition: very good - no damages, repairs or losses - but there is some copper oxidation and surface wear...
A disc-shaped cast bronze gong with a central boss, coated with black lacquer and gilt decoration. Showing four Buddhist celestial beings, a pair praying "Thepanom" and two hybrid "Norasingha" creatures among the Thai flame motif "lai kranok". These elaborately decorated percussion instruments, once supported by a frame and hit with a mallet, were often presented as gifts for special occasions. Upside with two pierced suspension holes. Condition: traces of usage, lacquer losses especially at hit...
A Buddhist shrine, made for a temple, containing the 8-armed, weapon-bearing goddess Benten; her head adorned with a gilt bronze crown in the shape of a Shinto gate, decorated with birds, sun and moon, and beads. On the top of her head sits the snake-bodied water deity Ugajin. Behind her head a circular mandorla with three flaming jewels. Benten sits on a double lotus throne, placed on top of a rock formation.
The figure and the lotus dais are made in wood with gilding over red lacquer, wi...
Seated Amida Buddha with hands in the jo-in meditation mudra, yosegi-zukuri joined-block construction, eyes of inset crystal, finished in lacquer and gilt, placed upon a gilt-wood lotus-form dais not original to the Buddha but of roughly contemporaneous manufacture. Momoyama Period ca. 1575. Very good condition, with slight cracking and loss to the lacquer-and-gilt finish primarily on the piece's upper-right garment extending down toward the hem of the sleeve, as well as old surface loss to the ...
An original American impressionist landscape of a rural home on a river by Edward Redfield. Oil on canvas measuring 20 x 24 signed lower left. In all original very good antique condition with the original frame.
Edward Redfield is regarded as the premier painter of the New Hope School of American Impressionism, and, in his time, was considered one of the best landscape painters in the country. He was born in 1869 in Bridgeville, Delaware, and moved to Center Bridge, near New Hope, Pennsylva...
Jiaqing Period, ca. late 1700s
Each vase is decorated overall with various flowers on a medium-blue enamel ground within a continuous geometric fretwork pattern of gilt wires. Both the rim and base is gilded, now having some wear showing on each vase. The square area on the base is left from an old sticker removed in the past. Both vases have a melon form label body with a flaring mouth rim that is partially gilded inside. The interiors are not enameled and the old bronze has taken on a gr...
Mosser Glass Company made this pair of bookends. There are no chips or cracks in the glass. Thanks for looking.
Oil painting on canvas (coated with white vinyl tape) by Toyoko Okumura (1939- ), Japan. approx. 18.2 x 14.3 x 2cm (7.16 x 5.62 x 0.78in)
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Traditional Korean wood caving wedding goose with such lovely facial expression and homely painting, sent to a bride-to-be from a groom-to-be called ‘Kirogi’, early 20th century,
approx. 27.5 x 6 x H 16.5cm (10.82 x 2.36 x 6.49in). Some expected scratches, cracks, and colour loss due to aging as is.
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CASTING KASHIGATA 5pc.
Alloy casting 'Kashigata' (Japanese confectionery mold). Showa period, mid 20th century, Japan. Large: approx. 16 x 10 x H 5cm (6.29 x 3.93 x 1.96in), Small: approx. 10 x 8 x H 3cm (3.93 x 3.14 x 1.18in)
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GATE AND CAT
Arrangement of a rare type of ceramic black 'maneki-neko (beckoning cat) with a left paw raised and an wooden 'torii' (shinto shrine gate). Taisho period, early 20th century, Japan. Cat: approx. H 11cm (4.33in).
In sooty condition as is.
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Five pieces set of cotton thread wound around the cores of several materials (as bamboo or sort of straw? And, iron-like stuff), unused and stored for long years in deadstock condition
(but with some expected stains due to aging), late 20th century, Korea, approx. 13.5-18.0 x H 5.0-6.5cm (5.31-7.08 x 1.96-2.55in).
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A great hammered silver vase with small knobs around the shoulders, soft hammer marks covering the surface of the vase.
Signed on the bottom with a chiseled signature by the artist, Shiro, together with Mitsukoshi stamp, Silver and Sterling.
Enclosed in the original tomobako, the original box, inscribed Silver vase on the exterior of the lid and signed and sealed on the inside.
Size: H 20 x W 22 cm.
Condition: perfect, with good silver oxidation patina.
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Tiffin Glass Company made this vase. There are no chips or cracks in the glass. Thanks for looking.
The size of Camera: 8" Long x 3 3/4" Wide x 1 5/8" Thick. Weight: 850 grams. Year of Production: because it has 1925-26 Kodar f/7.9 lens, Kodex shutter. The No. 1-A AUTOGRAPHIC KODAK JR. was a folding camera for type 116 Autographic film. It was made in Rochester, NY, USA by Eastman Kodak Company.
Type: Folding camera
Manufacturer: Eastman Kodak Company
Years of production: 1914-27. But this camera was from 1925-26
Lens: 131 mm, Kodak F7.9.