An amazing pre-columbian flute which originates from Peru. It has a beautifully carved pattern combined with two colours. Instruments in the Pre-Columbian era was almost exclusively used for sacrificial and religious rituals.
Provenance: This artefact is from the Lyngby Collection. A collection of more than 1000 pieces which was found in the basement of a villa in the city Lyngby, north of Copenhagen. Most of the items were identified as stolen and were therefore sent back to the coun...
A beautiful and quite interesting pre-columbian terracotta figure from Guerrero, Mexico. A male figure holding his head with his arm while leaning on the knee. The figure is wearing a sort of headpiece and shoulderpad. It could possibly be part of the Aztec empire.
Provenance: Ole Hammer Collection. Zoologist who collected all of his pieces in the 1950’s on his travels to South-America. Now most of his collection is in the danish museum ‘Holstebro Art Museum’. This one was acqu...
Two hand forged etched solid bangles purchased in Egypt in the 60's. The total weight is 15.+ grams (apprx) and the inner diameter is 2-1/4" ( for a smaller wrist). One bangle is slightly out of round. Unmarked but guaranteed.
A Japanese Hirado underglaze blue porcelain Mizusashi (water jar) of "barrel" form with a flat, circular cover bearing a spherical knop. The jar is decorated with two kirin galloping across stylized waves. The mouth and the cover bear bands of formalized, archaistic dragons and dots with the recessed foot surrounded by a band of stylized lotus flowers. Dates Late Meiji Period (1880-1900). Measures 8 inches high. 6.5" diameter. In excellent condition.
Very Rare Large Chinese Ming Dynasty Swatow Porcelain Incised Celadon Dish (Ex. Lammers Collection)
This large and rare porcelain dish, of the type known as "Swatow" ware, was made during the Wanli reign (1573 - 1620) of the Ming Dynasty at the Zhangzhou kilns in Fujian province where many such wares were made for export around South-east Asia. More specifically, this dish was very likely produced at one of the kilns in Pinghe County, possibly at Wuzhai village where very similar incised cel...
Set of 8 Chinese porcelain plates, each decorated in Kangxi style with a peacock standing in a landscape with its tail fanned out and encircled by an elaborate band with fan and lozenge shaped vignettes of blossoming and fruiting sprigs within diaper bands. All in excellent antique condition with very little wear to the enamels. No chips, no cracks, no hairlines. Measure 8.5" diameter x 1 high.
A lovely engraved sterling bangle with jasper, montrose and bloodstone agate by Joseph Cook & Son, Birmingham. Marked accordingly and dated 1937. The inner diameter measures 2-1/4" x 2" and the width is 1/4". Weight 16 gr. Safety chain.
This museum quality chawan dates from 1640 to the1690’s. Though well known, this almost Iga like deep green glaze is more uncommon than the usual warmer tones. It is typical of this time period. As pictured, it comes with a later signed box giving its name “Chill”.
The translation of what is on the inside of the lid is as follows:
Shigaraki Tsutsu Chawan (Cylindrical tea bowl make at the Shigaraki kiln)
Chill (Its name) (Sei vei which means ‘Chill’)
Haku so – tenth gen...
Contemporary pottery pieces of 'Ikayaki' (Grilled squid) made from old 'Kashigata' (Wooden mold for making traditional Japanese confectionery). 14 x 8.5 x 1.5cm (5.51 x 3.34 x 0.59in) each.
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A sterling silver Blossom bowl from Georg Jensen in Copenhagen, Denmark. Measures about 8" by 5 5/8" by 2". Marked on bottom as shown. Beautifully crafted, fine vintage example.
Fostoria Glass Company made this American bowl in the 1950's. There are no chips or cracks in the glass. Thanks for looking.
THREE BLUE EMPTY BOTTLES
Aesthetic glass texture with impurities. Unintentional, distorted, and incomplete, as it is. Showa period, early-mid 20th century, Japan. approx. 16.3 x 6.8 x 4.5cm (6.41 x 2.67 x 1.77in).
In such natural condition as is, with coincidental dents due to uneven old manufacturing process in which look like cracks. More solid than it looks.
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Featuring a beautiful antique Victorian 14k solid gold, pearl brooch pin and pendant made by the fine Krementz company of New Jersey who also made pieces for Tiffany & Co. 9 fine high luster pearls are prong set. 72 seed pearls are set in 8 petals. Circa 1900. Stamped 14k and the Krementz hall mark. Can be worn as a brooch or pendant. The pendant ring is on a hinge that swivels up and down. Excellent condition. All original with no replacements or damages. Safety clasp works well. Dimensions: 13...
WOODEN MODELS FOR JAPANESE ARCHERY
Very rare find of wooden miniature models for the samples of how to learn Japanese traditional archery including knot tying technique of 'yugake' (glove on the right hand), 'kote' (gauntlet), 'kasa' (woven hat), and arrows.
Meiji period (1868-1912). Head: approx. H 9.5cm (3.74in)
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Large Japanese shin hanga woodblock print titled “Keisho” (Make-up), No 2, from a series of six self-published prints titled “Women’s Manners of Today” by Kobayakawa Kiyoshi (1899-1948). At the upper left, the print is dated 6th month of Showa 5 (1930) and signed with the artist's red bird/duck seal below. The title is in kanji in the lower margin. A seal at the lower left margin shows it is from a limited edition of 100. Naga-oban (visible size: 19 7/8" x 11 3/8"); frame: 27" x 18...
Wooden handlooms with such beautifully faded thread due to aging as is, Showa period, 1940-50s, Japan, approx. 42 x 18 x 2cm (16.53 x 7.08 x 0.78in) each
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Kebutsu (lit. transformed Buddha) seated upon clouds, ichiboku-zukuri single-block wooden construction with lacquer/gilt/polychrome finish, displayed on a pierced-work gilt-copper keko (Buddhist ritual-use flower basket). The kebutsu early-Edo ca. 1650, the keko clearly dated to the third year of the Genroku Era (1680), mid-Edo Period. Minor old loss and patination.
Kebutsu height: 13 cm
Width: 8.5 cm
Depth: 5 cm
Keko diameter: 28 cm
Seated Amida Buddha, the hands placed centrally on the lap in the Amida jo-in meditation mudra. Yosegi-zukuri joined-block wooden construction, the eyes of inset crystal, finished in lacquer and gilt. Early-Edo Period ca. 1650. Very good condition overall, with only minor old wood loss and inter-block cracking as well as desirable rubbing and patination to the lacquer-and-gilt finish.
Height, including lotus-form dais: 32 cm
Height of figure only: 21 cm
Width: 17.5 cm
Depth: 14.5 cm