An excellent Hellenistic spindle bottle, ca. 300 BC - 200 AD. This elegant form is 6” high and has a slender body with widely flared rim. Intact, with strong mineral encrustation.
22014700 A beautiful small Victorian thorn handled vase with scalloped and ruffled rim. The vase is blue at the top shading to a pale blue at the base. The vase is cased in white and has a polished pontil mark. The vase is decorated with stylized multicolored flowers with gold and platinum leaves. There is no damage to the thorn handles and there is a small glass imperfection near the base which occurred during manufacture. The vase is 4 ½ inches tall, 5 inches across the handles and 2 ½ ...
STONE JIZO WITH NO FACE
Wild Buddhist stone carving statue of ‘Jizo Bosatsu’ (Jizo Bodhisattva), Edo period, 19th century, Aichi area, Japan, approx. H 29.5cm (11.61in), in such aesthetically weathered and deteriorated condition as is as seen. Free shipping.
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Two old handmade notebooks (one with black-outed calligraphy and illustrated one), each with the sign of Katsujiro Takahashi (or Shojiro Takahashi) as the possessor himself and its date as late Edo period, 19th century, Japan,
Illustrated: approx. 16.7 x 12.5cm (6.57 x 4.92in). Aged deterioration as is, with wormholes, rips, and stains.
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WITHERED MEDICINE CHEST
Old Japanese wooden medicine chest (kusuri-dansu) with many drawers, circa End of Edo period, mid 19th century, approx. H 51.5 x 49.5 x 21cm (20.27 x 19.48 x 8.26in).
Smaller than usual type. Because of such withered and damaged condition as is (also with some broken drawers, wood dust, warpage of top board, repair, etc),
please rather consider it as more like a decorative object of art than a practical chest itself.
Wonderful Faure enamel on metal vase decorated with poppies on a multicolored ground. The vase is 3.5 inches tall, 3 inches in diameter and is signed “C. Faure Limoges” in gold at the base.
ART DECO SATSUMA TINWARE VASE
Unique Japanese Art Deco vase of Satsuma Tinware ('Satsuma Suzuki') with more than 365-year history as the representative traditional handicrafts of Kagoshima Prefecture, Early Showa period, 1920-30s, approx. H 26cm (10.23in). Carved seal composed of multiple kanji letters at the bottom, but unidentified clearly. Attached with wooden box (with no string). Some expected aged deterioration due to use as seen, also with dent at the roundne...
A signed Galle banjo style vase measuring 5 5/26 inches tall decorated in the “Fougeres” pattern using an olive green overlay cased over a colorless base glass. The vase has a slightly flaring rim at the top and is 2 ½ inches wide. There is no damage.
Pair of Japanese Meiji period rounded square form long necked vases covered in delicate red and white leafy flowers set against a black background. Bronze rims and base. Circa 1890-1910. 5 3/4" high each. Very good overall condition. From a Prescott, Arizona collection. Please excuse the reflection and tiny dust particles.
Old Chinese silk embroidered scroll of a rooster and a hen amongst flowers. The satin stitch and numerous colored silk threads were used to blend and create this work of art. In excellent condition, it measures as a scroll: 7 feet long X 26 inches.
- Size of silk embroidery 4 feet 10" long x 18" wide.
Unique Japanese okimono of the head of 'Tengu' (Long-nosed goblin), originally an wooden mold used for making a paper-mache tengu head (because of such back cutting scar for removing paper-mache head out),
then vermilion-painted after retired to lead a second life, Taisho-Showa period, early-mid 20th century, approx. 18 x 18 x Depth 19cm (7.08 x 7.08 x 7.48in). Aged deterioration, uneven paint appearance, crack, exfoliation, etc. as is.
Old Japanese folk wooden drawer-type toolbox with such lovely hand-painted sickles and kitchen knife, used by a craftsman like cutler (or blade sharpener or blacksmith), 19th century, approx. 30 x 20 x 15cm (11.81 x 7.87 x 5.90in). Used condition due to aging as is, but no fatal damage and still practical condition with still fine original iron handles. Quite a rare find.
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Set of two traditional Korean pillows made of wood and such characteristic embroideries of various beauties of nature with some kanji letters ('Happiness' at large one and 'Centenarian' and 'One mind' at small one). Mid 20th century.
approx. 12.5 x 19 x H 9cm (4.92 x 7.48 x 3.54in), approx. 14 x 26 x H 10cm (5.51 x 10.23 x 3.93in).
Woodchips are contained in small pillow and those sound when shake it. (It is told that this woodchip-sound was once used...
Unique and refined anonymous art work of old ebony wood carving tiger. Details unknown. approx. L 14.5cm (5.70in).
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Unique natural stone sculpture with a phallic shape that applies the original form carved by the forces of nature (mainly flow of river) to its main body with the minimum human processing (trimming and arranging with base). Height with base: approx. 18cm (7.08in). Glue mark at adhesion surface with base. Rice cake is not attached.
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Extremely rare. A 1896 slight variation from "Mesh Sterling" design. This is Sterling Silver, not nickel, coin silver! It is all original and has never been applied to the bow of any pocket watch!
Vintage Pocket Watch Faub STERLING SILVER Nylon Ribbon C: 1890 NOS. Extremely rare American Pocket Watch accessery. Just removed from my personal collection of over 45 years. Never sold or applied to the bow of a pocket watch (it is important to note that the flat surface of the Faub charm itse...
A heavy, solid cast sterling bracelet by Black Starr and Gorham designer, Carl Ruopoli. Marked accordingly, it measures 6- 7/8" x 5/8" and weighs 41.4gr. Jensen quality.
Set of straw-woven sandals and its craftsman's tools as wooden lasts and hammer, early 20th century, Korea. Sandals: approx. 26-26.5 x 8-9 x H 7-8cm (10.23-10.43 x 3.14-3.54 x 2.75-3.14in),
Hanmer: approx. 32.5 x 10.5 x D 9cm (12.79 x 4.13 x 3.54in). Some frays and stains due to aging as is, but no fatal deformation.
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HAEJUBAN TEA TABLE
Individual wooden table with such unique decorative carving made in Haeju (around Pyongyang of today) in Korean Peninsula, early 20th century, approx. 43 x 32.8 x H 27cm (16.92 x 12.91 x 10.62in).
Handy lightweight structure as easy carrying and storing. In good condition, with some expected sign of use and repair at one leg (see photo#8) as is as seen.
All fixtures in the photos are not attached. (*Reference image from a book, – The Co...