A rare Worcester porcelain coffee can, tapering slightly toward the base and molded with corrugated ribs above a finely scalloped foot, the lobed rim with a slight flare, and the double scroll handle with a pointed thumbrest. Painted in the Chinese style with flowering plants, the border with half-flowerheads linked by a red line above leafy tendrils.
Excellent condition with vibrant colors, no chips, cracks, or restoration. A slight paint skip is on one petal of one half-flowerhead, shown in...
A First Period Dr. Wall Worcester teabowl, of octagonal form, with a slightly everted rim, printed in outline and delicately hand coloured with the "Red Bull" pattern, the borders with half flowerheads alternating with green diaper panels. This is the rare early version of this pattern when Worcester first started using printed patterns. The pattern is based on a Chinese famille rose design from the Yongzheng period and appears circa 1754-56.
Condition is excellent, with bright colors, and ...
A Large Sterling Silver with Antler Handles Presentation Loving Cup made by Shreve & Co. San Francisco, California. Engraved on three sides as shown, presented to Charles Barrett, dated Wednesday. November 14, 1900 and San Francisco. Measures about 6 1/2" tall, 8 1/2" at widest and weighs over one and a half pounds. Rare, early and fine.
A finely carved,rare and early piece from
a tantric apron made from human bone.
3 1/4 inches H. 1 1/4 inch W.
A MASSIVE BRASS MORTAR WITH CORRESPONDING PESTLE, DATED MID 18TH. CENTURY, CA. 1730-50.
The mortar is huge and measure an anstonishing 15 cm. in height and is 15 cm. wide at the rim. The corrosponding pestle measure 24,5 cm. The weight is 6,5 kilograms!
A very accomplished mortar in the early-mid 18th. century baroque style with fine concenthric decorations and square handled along.
Provenance: Thorkild Krarup Lange Collection, Retired Pharmacist in Copenhagen...
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
Chinese ink rubbing printing depicting Panthaka Arhat, no.4 of the 16 arhat images immortalized in stone at the former stupa at Shengyin Temple. Depicted here sitting on a rock with a book in his left hand and snapping his fingers in his right hand, symbolic of the speed at which he obtained enlightenment, accompanied by a beggar’s bowl and an incense burner, complete with colophons and silk scroll mounting. The Emperor Qianlong ordered the stone stele to be carved in 1764 after the arhat desi...
A glass bead decorated gourd from the Maasai people in Kenya. This type of gourd is used traditionally for the mixture of milk and blood that is a staple of the Maasai diet. Early 20th century.
Approximately 24 cm long. In fine condition. Noted are half a dozen insect holes in the lid, these are old and mostly filled in. Please note that the stand is not included with this item.
Please study the photographs.
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A fine,large and very rare eight sided documentary vase (with fitted wood stand) - decorated in Chinese scholar's taste and bearing two poems. The first, small poem on the neck of the vase, describes the under glaze blue painted picture on the reverse side. Roughly translated - "Fisherman looks across riverbank - there are Huang Yang trees. There are three roads leading home and he carries a 'dan' (two baskets with carrying yoke). He is wearing a raincoat and hat and it is raining - he sees a fa...
A finely executed painting in gouache and ink, on embossed paper by the British manufacturer Henry Dobbs. Showing a girl with lotus feet, embroidering a silk yardage. Mounted in a blue passe-partout. Dimension: painting: 23.5 cm x 17.3 cm, paper: 38.8 cm x 30.5 cm. Condition: fine, only one tiny stain. Please see also SK 988.
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
Korean celadon had begun to be made in early 10th century under influence by Chinese. Especially in the early stage the color of celadon was very clear to be comparable to fine Chinese celadon.
This work is presumed to have been made in the early stage, examining the color and the shape.
It has a small repaired crack at the adoral edge and there is a small part that the glaze does not lay on, near the inside bottom.
This tea bawl was excavated in mid 20th century and used as a tea ceremony i...
With a height of 32 inches, this is a rare and impressive example of early 19th century Imari ware. Both the vase and stand are finely decorated in shades of blue, gold and orange.
Condition is excellent.
The nobori banners, carps, warrior's Yoroi and Kabuto helmets, samurai dolls and swords were all a part of the display used for Boy's Day (renamed Children's Day) on May 5th in Japan. They reflect the parent's wish (at the time that they were made) to inspire their sons in manliness, discipline, bravery and the honor codes which are associated with them.
Originally, Nobori were used on the battlefield to identify the troops; some were to show the warriors where their taisho (general) was. ...
A substantial and massive silver bowl, Early Roman Empire, ca. 1st. century AD:
An extremely elegant bowl of fine solid silver; of a hemispheric form with turned over hammered rim and concenthric circles all over the entire exteriour surface. Normally this decoration is only seen in the center of this type of bowl, but on this bowl there's around 14-15 large circles engraved all the way to the rim.
Size: 15,5 cm. in diameter, 6,5 cm. tall.
Condition: Very fine,...
This is a nice and rare Korean Choson dynasty, 15th or 16th century white glazed vase. It has a nicely potted pear shape and is covered in a fine and pure white glaze. During King Sejong's Reign in the early Choson dynasty, white wares were declared the Imperial wares and were reserved for court use. After that time, white wares on and off became the official wares of ancient Korea. This vase was probably produced by the official kilns or the provincial kilns for municipal use. It is in good con...
Pou dula nggeo no dula penis (tubeskirt with “black” and “cross” motifs)
Indonesia, Rote island, 1920s
Handspun cotton, natural dyes, warp ikat
An early tubeskirt (pou) woven on the small island of Rote in handspun cotton with a complex series of fine floral-geometric ikat motifs inspired by the Indian patola trade cloths. The skirt is atypical, in being shorter and wider than usual, without the conventional striped center portion. It ...
Antique Japanese bronze incense burner in the charming cast form of a goose, standing on both webbed feet, broad body serving as the incense burning receptacle with long outstretched neck and head raised high with beak open in mid-call, the detailed wings serve as the cover with one aperture of an upturned feather serving as the lid finial. Genuine patina from use, neck is not hollow, otherwise fine condition. 10-3/4 in. high x 3-1/4 in. wide x 6-3/4 in. long. 2 lbs. (892g.)
Early 20th century.