Beautifully carved soap stone figure of sage Fulushuo, he leans on an elaborately carved staff and hold the peach of longevity, on an intricately carved dark stone stand on which are carved a bat and a deer, also symbols of happiness and longevity, wonderful expression, stone of a lovely orange and green, Republic Period (circa 1910-1930).
Total size: 20 3/4" high x 8" wide x 5 1/2" deep.
Charming tiny Chinese toggle of a dragon, carved of orange and pale yellow soapstone, recumbent dragon with his head turned to look over his shoulder, mouth carved open, traces of black pigment.
Size: 1 1/2" long
For sale here is a RARE vintage 1930s 40s Chinese hand carved stone Fou Dogs Lions sculpture statue on the handmade exotic wood base from the period. A lovely little sculpture perfect as a gift! Measures 2-3/4" high (not counting the base) by 4" wide and 7/8" deep. The base measures 5-1/2" by 2-3/4" by 5/8" high. Total weight including the base is 274 grams. There is a small repair at base of the stone carving shown in my last photo on the left side. It is nearly invisible to the eye, and not at...
For sale here is a HUGE vintage 1980s handmade sterling silver with carved black onyx and jade brooch pin pendant. Seems like an almost multi-denominational symbol with a carved black onyx Maltese cross at top, a carved Chinese nephrite jade at center that shows an image of the goddess of mercy Kwanyin, and a carved black onyx Egyptian scarab at bottom, all together in the shape of a cross. This is a one of a kind signed artisan piece of American origin. Measures 3-5/8" by 1-1/2" and weighs 33 g...
Chinese Huanghuali altar table, with distinctive, natural "ghost eye" grain, carved with gourd, Buddha's hand citron, peach, and scrolls motifs, recessed scroll legs with star motif, Early Republic period.
Size: 69" L x 17.5" W x 37.5" H
Turn-of-the-century Chinese hardstone koro. Bellied bowl on sturdy leg-and-paw supports. Carved foo dog side mounts with loose-mounted rings. Short neck collar and raised and reeded cover are 800 silver. Cover has German marks. Very good condition.
Dimensions: H 5 x W 5 x D 3 1/4 in. #BR748
For sale here is an utterly charming and very rare petite 1920s 30s Chinese export 900 silver tigereye quartz and genuine pearl figural 'Squirrel and Acorn' design brooch pin. Entirely handmade brooch with hand-carved squirrel in tigereye quartz prong set to silver backing and with a genuine pearl 'acorn' in his hands. Petite brooch measures 1-5/8" wide by 1" tall and weighs 8.4 grams total. Marked "Silver" for 900 silver at back as shown. This was the common standard in Chinese silver at the ti...
For sale here is a fine vintage 1950s 60s signed original chinoiserie oil painting on canvas of a young Asian girl by artist Margaret Miller of the US. A charming smaller-sized but larger impact painting that lends loads of character to any environment! Measures 17" by 21" at outer edges of the original gilt wood frame, by 1-5/8" deep, and the frame adds 3/4" on all sides to the canvas. Signed at front bottom right of the painting "Margaret Miller" as shown. I've been unable to find any informat...
For sale here is a fine original vintage 1950s signed color lithograph by French artist Annette Ollivary (b.1926) numbered 63/90 and signed in pencil at front as shown. Whimsical design of a child with dogs and birds etc. Here's a brief bio of the artist that I found online...
"Annette Ollivary was born in Marseille on December 12, 1926. As a child she sp...
For sale here is a wonderful original pencil and crayon drawing from 1928 by the German artist, A. Hubert. This drawing was acquired directly from the artist by Eric Locke, the gallery owner, in Germany, and was in his personal collection until his death in 1969, at which time it, along with many other artworks, was put in storage until now. Dr. Locke had worked in Hollywood for Ernst Lubitsch on the MGM movie "Old Heidelberg" in 1926, and had a career for many years in Hollywood, before retirin...
Pair of English Jacobean Revival tankards. Globular body with scroll handle in brown pottery with granulated salt glaze. Gilt sterling silver neck collar and hinged and domed cover with open scrollwork thumb rest as well as raised foot. Chased strapwork embellished with faces and clusters of fruits and vegetables.
One marked George Nathan & Ridley Hayes with Chester assay stamp and 1911 date letter. The other marked Elkington & Co. with Birmingham assay stamp and 1923 date letter. Very good co...
George V sterling silver box. Made by Elkington & Co. in Birmingham in 1923. Rectangular with curved corners. Cover hinged with gently curved top and scrolled tab. Box interior cedar lined and underside laminate lined. Cover interior gilt washed. A snug and compact receptacle. Fully marked. Very good condition.
Dimensions: H 1 7/8 x W 4 x D 3 1/2 in. Gross weight: 8 troy ounces. #BW382
Craftsman sterling silver sauce bowl on stand, ca 1910. Bowl has curved sides and raised foot. Stand round with well. Applied and studded strapwork with cutout fleurs de lys. Visible hand hammering. Marked “Shreve & Co. / San Francisco / Sterling”. Excellent condition.
Dimensions: Bowl: H 3 x D 5 1/4 in. Plate: H 1/2 x D 7 3/4 in. Total weight: 21.5 troy ounces. #BW228
Retro Deco sterling silver and enamel box. Rectangular with straight sides. Cover flat and hinged. Cover sides have enameled wraparound stripes in blue and enamel. Cover front has mounted silver buckle finial. Rich color and striking design. Marked “Gucci Italy” and “925” in oval. Very good condition.
Dimensions: H 1 3/8 x W 6 1/2 x D 4 3/8 in. Gross weight: 16.5 troy ounces. #BW324
Midcentury Modern sterling silver cake knife. Made by Allan Adler in Los Angeles. Flat handle with curved sides. Shaped blade with serrated blade. Visible hand hammering. Marked “Allan Adler Handmade Sterling”. Excellent condition.
Height: 10 1/2 in. Weight: 4 troy ounces. #BW328
European silver ornament, ca 1920. Single plain hollow stem sprouting 3 flowers with ripe, splayed petals and prominent stamen surrounding 3 tight and tall buds. A pretty, hopeful ornament. Appears to be unmarked. Silver tests 800. Excellent condition.
Dimensions: H 19 3/4 x W 6 X D 6 in. Weight: 4 troy ounces. #BW189
Modern Classical sterling silver bowl. Made by Tiffany & Co. in New York, ca 1921. Tapering with inset neck and flared rim. Reeded bracket side handles. Raised foot. Incised linear bands. Fully marked including maker’s stamp, pattern no. 19847 (first produced in 1921), and director’s letter m. Excellent condition.
Dimensions: H 5 1/2 x W 8 1/4 x D 6 3/8 in. Weight: 19 troy ounces. #BW302
Belle Epoque Rococo 950 silver jardiniere. Made by Edmond Tetard in France, and imported to Scotland in 1898 by Edward & Sons in Glasgow. Oval and bellied with asymmetrical and open rim. Chased flowers, leaves, and shells, and leaf-bordered cartouches (vacant). Four twisting flutes flowing into open scrolled supports. Gilt-washed interior. Detachable silver-plated liner with gilt interior and fixed end pulls. A fresh and pretty turn-of-the-century centerpiece. French marks comprise maker’s sta...