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All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Ancient World : Greek : Pre AD 1000 item #1461214
A large ancient Greek pair statue. Appears to represent the nude Adonis, his right leg slightly bent on the knee, standing on a raised pedestal, gazing down on an enamoring Aphrodite, with hair pulled back into a bun, her right arm bent at the elbow, and her left hand, grasping her long, flowing drapery. With some wear to facial details and with extensive remains of encrustations. @ 3rd Century B.C. Intact as shown. 11 inches high. From a Massachusetts estate. In the story of Aphrodite and ...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Chinese : Pottery : Pre 1700 item #1488280 (stock #MC276)
GBP £1,500.00
A Fine Pair of Large Chinese Ming Dynasty Painted Pottery Tiles - Deer

This fine-quality pair of highly decorative pottery tiles was made during the Ming Dynasty (AD 1368 - 1644). They are made from a grey pottery and the decoration in relief features a pair of deer in a landscape. Note the detail to the deer, the carved and incised decoration as well as the impressed flower blossoms to the deers' bodies. The relief decoration has been cold-painted in various coloured pigments, good traces o...

All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Earthenware : Pre AD 1000 item #1490857 (stock #2039)
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Large remains of the ornament part of ancient Japanese hollow unglazed terracotta figure from the Kofun period (3rd-7th century) so-called ‘Haniwa'. 20 x 14 x 4.5 cm (7.87 x 5.51 x 1.77in). Still left original paint as a rare piece. Bonded repair as seen. (Clearly from the back side but not from the front side.) Handmade removable wire hanging hook is attached.

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All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Ancient World : Egyptian : Bronze : Pre AD 1000 item #1488156
A pair of ancient Egyptian bronze and inlaid stone eyes. Late Period, 600-300 B.C. Right eye measures 2 inches wide. Left eye measures 1 3/4 inches wide. Originally, from a NYC private collection.
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Chinese : Pottery : Pre 1700 item #1487083
A large and very impressive tomb pottery horseman, Chinese, 1368-1644 AD. The type has been thoroughly tested and was burnt approx 500 years ago, placing it in the mid Ming period, c. early-mid 16th. century.

The pottery horseman, a higher-ranking officer, was probably originally equipped with a standard of wood, that has now decayed. He is clad in body armor in blue and torquise and wears a cone- shaped helmet. He is riding a white horse with details in torquise.

A rare to...
All Items : Antiques : Decorative Art : Metals : Bronze : Pre 1900 item #1087938 (stock #1815)
R and S Antiques
A Large Pair of Louis Philippe Gilt and Patinated Bronze and Parcel Gilt Candlesticks. Bobeches original and intact. Height 11.25", width 4.25". Circa 1830-1840. Excellent condition.
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Ancient World : Egyptian : Pre AD 1000 item #1484502
Nubian painted terracotta sarcophagus mask. With prominent facial details. Circa @ 300 B.C. Mounted. 16 X 13 inches. with frame, 26 inches X 21 inches. Ex. Ye Olde Curiosity Shop, South Orange, New Jersey. Said to have been purchased from an old New Jersey estate.
All Items : Vintage Arts : Decorative Art : Glass : Italian : Murano : Pre 1970 item #1363977
A pair of large droplet shaped pendant lamps in cool green and blue murrines that resemble cells. An Ermanno Toso design from around 1960. The murrines are floating in a clear glass matrix on which they were gathered, heated, then blown.

Each hanging fixture has a satiny acid matte finish and is capped with a polished brass plate with loop for hanging. The brass plates appear to be original. The brass plates are held on by clips and can be removed to change the bulbs.

Each has its original...

All Items : Vintage Arts : Regional Art : Asian : Southeast Asian : Pre 1950 item #1475655 (stock #WN390)
Galerie Hafner
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A pair "loro blonyo", statues for a Indonesian wedding ceremony, possibly from the area of Yogyakarta. Carved from wood, with finely painted attire and embellished with filigree jewellry and glass cabochons. The female statue is a symbol of the goddess of fertility "Dewi Sri", the male statue is representing "Prince Sadana" (Lord Vishnu). Dating to the first half of 20th century. Condition: traces of age, fingerrings lost, missing glass cabochons. Dimension: female: c. 38.5 cm high x 15 cm wi...
All Items : Estate Jewelry : Gold : Designer Signed : Pre 1970 item #790044
An exquisite and very fine 18K yellow gold jewel by Henry Dunay, one of the greatest American jewelers of the latter 20th century. The piece comprises a 32" necklace of domed, oval gold links joined by polished arched connectors. The outer surfaces of the links are stippled in a roughly textured finish that contrast nicely with the arched connectors. Two of the links have hidden hinged clasps so that the necklace can be separated into a shorter necklace and a bracelet. Two of the arched conn...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Chinese : Pottery : Pre AD 1000 item #1488276 (stock #MC299)
GBP £6,500.00
Fine Pair of Chinese Early Tang Dynasty Painted Pottery Walking Horses & Detachable Riders with Oxford TL Test

This exceptional pair of pottery horses was made during the early Tang Dynasty (AD 618 - 906). They are finely-modelled and "full of life", both in the act of walking. One has its right leg forward with head turned to its left, the other has its left leg forward with its head turned a little to its right. Each has a separately-made rider seated on a saddle, one male, one female, tha...

All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Chinese : Pottery : Pre AD 1000 item #1487718 (stock #MX003)
GBP £1,300.00
Special Offer (was £1,850)
Fine Chinese Tang Dynasty Painted Pottery Female Courtier ("Fat Lady") AD 618 - 906

Perhaps the most desirable and collectable pottery sculpture from the Tang Dynasty is the female courtier, or "fat lady". This fine example was made during the Tang Dynasty (AD 618 - 906).

The lady stands with her head turned a little to her left and tilted slightly at a quizzical" angle. She is wearing a particularly voluminous long robe. Her hands are clearly held together across her chest beneath her ...

All Items : Antiques : Decorative Art : Folk Art : Pre 1837 VR item #935470 (stock #ya100)
A wonderful American folk art portrait of a Methodist minister painted by Ammi Phillips (1788–1865). The distinguished gentleman is sitting at a table, with his hand holding a pair of spectacles and resting on a Methodist hymnal. The finely rendered depiction of the large dominating figure with dark clothing emphasizes the gravitas of the sitter.

The painting is 32 5/8 inches by 27 1/4 inches sight size, and 37 7/8 inches by 32 3/4 inches framed size. The painting is in overall excellent co...

All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Chinese : Pottery : Pre AD 1000 item #1487991 (stock #M0648)
GBP £2,995.00
Fine LARGE Chinese Neolithic Banpo Cord-Impressed Pottery Amphora with Oxford TL Test

This fine and incredibly ancient pottery vessel was made over 6,000 years ago during the Banpo phase (c. 4800 - 4300 BC) of the Yangshao culture in present-day Shaanxi province. This form is probably the most well-known of Banpo pottery, if not of all Chinese Neolithic pottery, and no serious collection of Chinese ceramics should be without an example!

It has a tall cup-shaped mouth and a pointed base....

All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Chinese : Wood : Pre 1900 item #1485598 (stock #JHprSchTray)
June Hastings
A pair of rare 19th C Chinese hand carved hardwood, possibly Hong Mu wood, Scholars desk trays in a large lily pad leaf design with flower heads. Each being slightly different, one has a bird’s head and the other a nice protruding stem between the flower heads, they were made to be displayed together. These were finished with a mix of beeswax and a few other natural concoctions the Chinese used to seal the finish and give it a great mellow sheen. The beauty of the surfaces is that wheneve...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Americas : South American : Implements : Pre 1837 VR item #1285640 (stock #W-MS1)
Ancient East
DESCRIPTION: A classic and quite old pair of hand carved South American wood stirrups. The Guacho of Argentina, the Morochucos of Peru and the Hauso of Chile all preferred large wooden "shoes" for use as stirrups rather than the more prevalent iron stirrup. These stirrups cover the whole front of the foot, which can be an advantage when riding through tall brush. This pair has good age and obvious usage; we estimate them to date from the early 1800's. Each shoe is carved from a single piece...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Southeast Asian : Sculpture : Pre 1900 item #1102875
Zentner Collection
Large and beautiful Burmese dry lacquer seated buddha, black lacquer with gold gilt, decorated all over with inlaid mirrors and colored glass, compassionate expression.

A mudra in Buddhist statues is a gesture and body posture holding special meaning and commemorating a few of the important moments in the Buddha’s life. One of the most common and popular mudra found depicted in Buddha statues is the Bhumisparsha, translated as the "touching earth gesture". The gesture represent the ...
All Items : Popular Collectibles : Memorabilia : Black Americana : Pre 1837 VR item #1469991 (stock #BA974)
Stonegate Antiques
These authentic and extraordinarily RARE, hand-forged, wrought iron, Slave Ship Ankle Shackles were de-accessioned from a private collection. Ankle shackles such as these were used to restrain and imprison kidnapped Africans below decks in the slaver ships' holds during what is known as the ‘Middle Passage’, the brutal voyage endured by captured Africans from the West Coast of Africa to enslavement in the Americas- the second portion of what was known as the transatlantic slave trade.