c. 37 BC- AD 70
A hexagonal terracotta oil lamp with a small central fill hole and six volute nozzles.
In excellent condition with minor restoration to the base of the lamp.
Certificate of Authenticity and Export Approval from the Israel Antiquities Authority Included.
Produced during the time of Herod the Great these lamps were wheel-made with applied nozzles, thus making every Herodian oil lamp unique.
Lamps of this type are most commonly found in the v...
1 Dragon Head Hanging Temple Lamp
Origin: Sri Lanka
Date: Late 1800's to early 1900's
Provenance: Purchased in Sri Lanka Late 1970's
Appearance: Oxidized Brass Patina
Artistic Design: Carved Dragon Face
Measurements: Height 6 1/2 inches
Condition: Very Good for Its Age
Function: Utilitarian and Not a Decorative Piece
Coconut Oil used for this Lamp
I believe the Ethnicity is Buddhist
Brass Chain used to Hang the Temple Lamp is included
Every Component is Hand Made
Outstanding quality antique, 19th century, Islamic, Turkish Ottoman Empire, (Egypt), Cairo -Ware, Mamluk Revival, Silver and copper, inlaid brass, large hanging Mosque lamp,Qandeel.
A body of classical dome form and small conical finial surmounted by an elaborated openwork finial, the central wide band adorned with four large copper, inlaid and pierced, medallions containing a calligraphic Arabic inscription, profusely inlaid in thick silver and interrupted by four elaborated cartouches decora...
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...
Measuring 39.75 inches long x 17.50 inches high, this untouched, all-original, single-sided, porcelain, circa 1930-40s sign is an extraordinarily RARE piece of Black American history-- an artifact of the "Jim Crow" era when segregation of the African American race was unfortunately, most commonplace.
The origin of this sign is unknown, but given its very substantial size and weight, it likely once hung as a directional sign in a major bus or railroad station, designating the "WHITES ONLY" are...
A wonderful and extremely RARE, 1st Edition, hard cover book by Carolyn Sherwin Bailey, copyrighted 1938 by Platt and Munk Publishers and measuring 6.50 x 8.25 inches. Platt and Munk Publishers, like McLoughlin Publishers, were widely known to employ the most talented illustrators of the time period. Platt and Munk books are highly sought after for this reason.
Fabulous colored and black and white illustrations (see photos) adorn this 26 page book! The book features the adventures of a little...
A lovely Nicoya figure from Costa Rica, ca. 300 BC – 300 AD. This rare Chaco Black on Red example is 5-3/4” high and depicts a female, seated with legs crossed and hands holding the belly. She is adorned with a segmented appliqué necklace and the characteristic body décor encircling the breasts, on the shoulders and face. The spine is protruding along the back. Intact, with vivid paint and good mineral deposits. >P> Cf. “Art of Costa Rica”, page 75.
Offered is the fabulously RARE NIGGER HAIR Tobacco Tin produced from the late 1870's through the first half of the 1940's.
This particular tin does not retain its original, US Internal Revenue paper tax stamp, so there is no way to precisely date it. As such, we will place its age as at the first half of the 1940's- the final production years of this style tin.
The image of an African woman with the racist title of “Nigger Hair” imposed over her shoulders was used by The American Tobac...
Adorable oil painting of four black and white puppies in a basket on the grass with one little puppy making the great escape! Dates circa 1900. Initialed by artist is lower right corner, it measures in frame 13.75" x 22". Site size 10" x 18"
A Fine and Rare Vase from the workshop of Harding Black in San Antonio, Texas. Dated 1957 and measuring about 14 1/4" tall and weighing almost eight pounds. Great brutalist style and volcanic glaze.
Bamboo Vests were used as undershirts under silk garments. They served the duel purpose of allowing some air circulation and protected the silk garments from body oils. These vest were fragile and they have become very rare and hard to find. They were made with small pieces of bamboo which are literally strung together to form a garment. This bamboo vest is a particularly nice one. It was constructed of very small bamboo pieces, the edges of the garment are bound with a thin band of linen fab...
Antique oil painting on canvas of fireworks, likely of Bastille day from the Seine in Paris. The work depicts a dark evening nocturne offset by bright red and yellow fireworks with multiple figures in 18th century period attire in the foreground. Thickly applied paint is used throughout the painting to provide texture. The painting has been professionally relined, and is from the late 19th-early 20th century. Signed “Roybal,” bottom right, and presented in a black and gilt wood frame. Canvas...
Measuring approximately 7.5 inches high, this highly sought after Black Vargas wax figure with a young child is mounted on its original wooden platform and is one of a series of fascinating "street character wax dolls" conceived of and crafted by Mrs. Conception Vargas Alfonso, daughter of the world-renowned, turn-of-the-20th century-New Orleans, Spanish sculptor, Francisco Vargas.
From approximately 1915 through the 1930's, Mrs. Vargas-Alphonso, influenced by the artistry of her father who a...
Purchased through Christie's a good number of years ago, this is a very rare Ko-Imari porcelain figure circa 1640. Decorated in iron-red, green, gold and black enamel, the seated official measures 7.5"x6"x2".
Condition: Excellent, with only minor wear to enamel and one almost undetectibly small old chip to the edge of the base.
Pair of large Chinese Republic period baluster form vases decorated with mirror image famille rose enamelled bird and flower motifs. Black inscription to the back includes Tianjin and the date in cycle years of 1932. There is a prominent luting line in the neck and a barely visible luting line at the mid-section. 17 1/8” and 17 1/4" high. Very good overall condition. They were previously drilled for lamps and the holes in the bottom have been professionally restored. The restoration is not v...
A very rare 17th century model of an actor, 14" in height. Over a blue underglaze, it is enameled in black, iron-red, green and blue, the red and white robe nicely decorated in a pattern of thistles
Provenance: Christie's Lot 341, March 1987
Condition: Minor wear and a few rough spots. Detailed photographs will be provided upon request to one seriously interested in the piece. detailed photograph will be A slight rough spot
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AMAZING RARE Antique Venetian Art Glass Millifiore Flower Murrines Double Handled Vase!!!! Believe it is an early Fratelli Toso circa 1900s, done in a BLACK Background!!!! It has 3 different Stemmed Flowers canes (5 in total). Very large Star burst murrines and Bullseye murrines, among other amazing pieces were put together in this piece!!!There is NO damage (chips, nicks, or impact marks). In MINT Condition!!!
Measures 5 1/4" tall ...
I am very pleased to offer this stunning bracelet from the high end accessories designer, Isabel Canovas. Isabelle was born in Paris on the “Night of Kings” in 1945, daughter to Genevieve Corre, and Blas Canovas, a Spanish fabric designer. The product of designers, she began work at an early age as accessories designer at Hermes, and later to Louis Vuitton. She received acclaim from Patrick Vuitton who felt she could help in modernizing the image of Vuitton in the 70‘s. After only one yea...