Beautiful Chinese scroll painting of three koi fish swimming underneath a patch of lotuses. Very bright coloration used with bold contrast. Vibrant natural colors. Great movement and fine attention to detail. Signature and chop of Zhao Dao Ang (1905-1998).
Size: (entire scroll) 41.5" L x 24" H (artwork only) 32.25" L x 19.5" H
For sale here is a lovely vintage 1950s 60s original signed Chinese watercolor painting on silk of a young woman with fan in a garden. The silk painting has been laid down on paper with silk borders as shown. Measures 18-1/2" by 16" at outer edges, and the image area measures 14-1/4" by 11-3/4". Marked at upper right as shown in Chinese characters with red stamp beneath. This painting has never been framed. It was purchased as dead stock from a Chinese curio shop that went out of business, and s...
Pair of German Japonesque 800 silver figural salt and pepper shakers, ca 1920. Each: Koi fish form with scaly body and sharp fins. Detachable head with exophthalmic eyes and pierced mouth. Marked. Excellent condition.
Dimensions: H 1 x W 2 x D 2 in. Total weight: 2.3 troy ounces. #BV206
For sale here is a WHIMSICAL vintage 1940s handmade carved and painted wood Friendly Fish brooch pin. So cute it's gonna make you smile every time you wear it! Measures 1-1/2" by 1-1/4". Unmarked as expected. Excellent vintage condition with just fine light wear as shown - please view the photos, read the description, and ask all questions prior to purchase. I am open to reasonable offers from serious buyers.
Coburg gilt sterling silver place soup spoon. Made by CJ Vander, Ltd in London in 1959. Double-sided shell, scroll, flower, and fish scale ornament in the Georgian pattern that Paul Storr made in the early 19th century. Fully marked. Excellent condition with nice toning.
Height: 7 1/4 in. Weight: 2.3 troy ounces. #BV752
French Art Deco 950 silver coffeepot, ca 1930. Faceted cylinder on round and stepped foot. Covered “fish mouth” v-spout. Wood scroll-bracket handle. Cover hinged and raised with round and stepped finial; finial top has silver circle engraved with block monogram. Immensely stylish and fully serviceable. Marked with Minerva head, and Jean E. Puiforcat and Emile Puiforcat stamps. Fine condition.
Dimensions: H 7 3/4 x W 8 x D 4 3/8 in. Gross weight: 26 troy ounces. #BT920
French Art Deco 950 silver teapot, ca 1930. Faceted drum on round and stepped foot. Covered “fish mouth” v-spout. Wood scroll-bracket handle. Cover hinged and raised with round and stepped finial; finial top has silver circle engraved with block monogram. Immensely stylish and fully serviceable. Marked with Minerva head, and Jean E. Puiforcat and Emile Puiforcat stamps. Fine condition apart from minor chip to handle wood.
Dimensions: H 5 1/2 x W 9 1/2 x D 5 1/2 in. Gross weight: 25.5 troy ...
Antique Chinese red yixing teapot with faint, hand-painted gilt images of court ladies walking through a garden and a gilt lotus on the lid. Early 20th century, signature of Long Shan Ming Sha underneath the foot.
Size: 3.25" H x 5" L x 3.5" W
Turn-of-the-century Chinese silver mustard pot. Round and bellied bowl with plain concave neck, thin scroll handle, and spread foot. Modish floral ornament in form of chased and applied water lilies and pads heightened with engraving on stippled ground. Chinese marks. Very good condition.
Dimensions: H 2 3/8 x W 3 1/4 x D 2 3/8 in. Weight: 2 troy ounces. #BV330
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 export silver serving fork. Retailed by Tuck Chang in Shanghai. Scalloped 4-tine shank engraved with fish and grass. Handle tapering and hollow. Double-sided ornament with birds perched on blossoming prunus branches. Marked. Very good condition.
Length: 9 5/8 in. Weight: 5.5 troy ounces. #BT255
Chinese silver tea strainer, ca 1910. Deep and pierced bowl and wide shoulder with blossoming prunus branch on stippled ground; rim scrolled. Plain cylindrical handle. Cylindrical handle. Unmarked. Good condition with nice patina.
Dimensions: H 1 1/4 x L 8 x W 3 5/8 in. Weight: 2 troy ounces. #BV863
Exquisite Tiffany Japonesque sterling silver centerpiece with applied fish, ca 1881.
Exterior decorated with scaly and gaping fish swimming among drifting, swaying plants. Ornament is applied and chased on honeycomb hand-hammered ground. Fine details including seaweed clinging to rim and scrolled seashells on foot. A veritable fishbowl.
Engraved presentation dated 1883 in stylistically-integrated wavy ribbon script: "Gracie, Bedouin / Match race / Oct 18th 1883 / Course 26 Miles to Windward...
Cluny sterling silver fish server. Made by Gorham in Providence. Ovalish and crimped blade with engraved and brite-cut leaf and flower ornament. Handle tapering with dense flower heads as well as patera, beading, and volute scrolls in low relief. A desirable early piece in the Antoine Heller pattern that was first produced in the 1880s. Three-letter monogram (EVS) engraved on handle verso. Fully marked including late 19th-century maker’s stamp. Very good condition.
Dimensions: H 11 1/2 x W 3...
For sale here is a RARE pair of vintage 1930s Art Deco signed handmade sterling silver and reverse-carved and painted crystal Marlin or Swordfish design cufflinks. A lovely design that is suitable for either a man or a woman! Each face measures 1/2" diameter, and the pair weigh 7 grams total. Marked at backs as shown, maker mark "JMP" in a shield-shaped reserve, also "Sterling". Excellent vintage condition with just fine light wear and tarnish as shown - please view the photos, read the descript...
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...