A nice example of an early small Mayan cylinder with several small stress cracks from the pre-Classic [1500 BC-300 AD] period. 3.5" wide and 2.75" deep.
Olmec Jade Greenston Pendants (4). Mexico. Circa. 900 - 600 B.C. 2 1/8” x 2 3/14” L.
Provenance: Estat of Carol Meyer, NYC. Each in the form of Jaguar’s claws, or teeth with curving, tapered ends. Four of the jades formed with concave reverse, each pierced for suspension. Four now strung on a modern gold chain, as pendants to a necklace. All are in excellent condition.
A Mezcala stone figure from the pre-Classic period [1200 BC-300 AD] with folded arms. 5.25" high.
very fine example of a valley of mexico pre classic figure. 6 1/4 incnh, strong remaining red pigment. Rare to find in this excellent condition. Provenance: Leonard Kaplan Collection, Laguna Beach, CA.
A stated first edition hardcover with dust jacket.
The jacket has a crease along the center of the spine but the book is in excellent condition.Written by Francesca Brickell and published in 2019.
American produced pocket watches that survived the American Civil War is one of the most collectible categories. From 1861 - 1865, 650,000 Americans lost their lives in this war to preserve their cultures and respective countries; The United States vs the Confederate States of America.
The watch presented in this listing was from the northern States; the United States. This surviving example is particularly scarce because of its heavier weight and superb all original condition of ...
Pickaninny Brand Peanut Butter was produced in the 1920's by the F.M. Hoyt Company of Amesbury, Massachusetts, who guaranteed the quality of its peanut butter and whose sales slogan was: "Packed For Those Who Appreciate Quality". The company's logo featured a very young, African-American girl in a red dress, eating peanut butter out of the tin pail while her cloth doll rested on her lap. The words: "A.C. CO OF MASS." appear in the tiniest letters below the words "Peanut Butter" on one side of th...
RICE WASHER WITH IRON STAND
Lovely bowl hollowed out from a single tree, with primitive grooves at inner surface (as funtional design for catching pebbles for cleaning rice up when washing rice), early 20th century, Korea,
approx. 24 x 23 x H 9cm (9.44 x 9.05 x 3.54in). Attached with such a three-legged iron stand, mid 20th century, Korea, approx. 14.5 x H 9.5cm (5.70 x 3.74in)
Some expected damage including hole due to use and aging as is, but in generally ...
A gilt-wood kebutsu Buddha nestled snugly in its original pierced-work sub-mandorla, which was originally attached to the main mandorla directly above a large main sculptural image. Early-Edo Period ca. 1650. Minor old repairs, with a string attached at the top for wall display.
Height: 28 cm
Width: 27.5 cm
Depth: 7 cm
Height of kebutsu Buddha figure only: 9.5 cm.
An elegantly sculpted mandorla fragment framing a lovely kebutsu Buddha. Highly decorative.
Anonymous Japanese pastel painting on paper titled 'Shojo' (Little girl). Frame with no glass: approx. 74.5 x 56.2cm (29.33 x 22.12in)
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Tibetan Kangling. Height - 300mm, Width - 56mm
Standing 11-Headed Kannon Bosatsu, the figure's left hand holding a long-stemmed lotus bud and the right forming the segan-in mudra symbolizing the fulfillment of the vow, sculpted in relief from a brown-hued sedimentary stone. Clearly dated to the third year of the Kokwa Era (1846), late-Edo Period. Minor old loss, with dried lichen accumulation.
Height: 41 cm
Width: 21.5 cm
Depth: 15 cm
Packaged weight: 14 kg
At the upper-right of the figure appear two Japanese characters that tra...
An educational tool pairing that spans a century!
Offered are two school slates, both designed to support children's learning, either while in school or at home.
The C1870 school slate was commonly known as a book slate as it is constructed of two separate slates that are bound together on one side allowing the slates to open and close like a book. This construction also allows the bound slates to stand freely on a flat surface. Each slate measures 7" wide x 9' long, and are framed in wood...
Mysterious Ancient Tibetan Headdress. Height - 620mm, Width - 220mm.
Gorgeous Japanese Geisha Doll Collectible Red Kimono Kyoto
Made in Japan
Condition: very good for its age
The doll is absolutely gorgeous, we got her in Kyoto from a private collector. This is an authentic Japanese geisha doll, her face is made of gofun and with glass eyes. The older version of geisha dolls are truly remarkable comparison to the newer version which made of plastic. This doll is a true collector's doll to be cherished and love. You can put this anywhere in your ho...
A collaboration piece between the famed poet/ nun of the late Edo period Rengetsu and her younger protege Tessai, this scroll depicts a frightened cricket making his way to the top of a stalk of grass on a windy day. Set in the fall season, the viewer can imagine a message of frailty, loneliness, and possibly the feeling of trepidation that accompanies the turning of the seasons towards the colder months. Melancholic though it may seem at first glance, there is the deeper, more hopeful message o...
Presented as a historical and cultural artifact, this extraordinarily RARE, very, very scarcely found, cloth book entitled "Pickaninny ABC" was published in London, Patented March 7, 1905, Number 39, by Dean's Rag Book Co. Ltd. The book measures 8.50 inches long x 6.75 inches wide, and is the companion volume to the also exceedingly rare 1904 Dean's Rag Book, "Ten Little Indians" which I have had the pleasure to offer for sale only twice in my decades-long antiques career (see final photo for a...
Attributed to Eijiro Kobayashi
High Bridge at Night (Inspired by James Whistler's "Nocturne")
Date: This edition 1938-60.
Size: Approximately 10 x 7.5 inches.
Publisher: Nishinomiya Yosaku.
"Made in Japan" stamped on verso.
Marginless as originally issued.
Medium: Japanese woodblock print.
Condition: Excellent. Tiny kento mark at upper right corner.
After "Nocturne in Blue and Gold; Old Battersea Bridge" by James Whistler