Antique Korean chest made with beautiful burl hardwood front panels. Four drawers run along the top section, while both have central doors with decorative brass plating. The interior is lined with old paper. 19th Century original condition and finish.
Size: 52" total height (23" H per section) (stand 6" H), 35.5" L, 16.5" D
Stylish sterling silver figural salt and pepper shakers. Two flowers set in stand. Each flower has a curvilinear stem, round bud with threaded double-leaf cover (bottom leaf pierced). Stand has two holders in form of wrapped leaves rooted in tooled soil. An original design by the noted Italian maker. Marks include “Gianmaria / Buccellati / Italy” and encircled “925”. Very good condition.
Overall dimensions: H 8 1/4 x W 3 1/8 x D 2 3/4 in. Weight: 9 troy ounces. #BT720
18th to early 19th century wooden netsuke of two standing Chinese scholars with a huge ball between them. Wood is lacquered in Negoro style - red lacquer over black, so as it wears the black and then wood starts showing, thus adding yet another color to the piece. Some remnants of gold lacquer in recessed areas as well. Very smart use of lacquering technique, beautiful wear to the surface, really nice feel of age to the piece. Height 1 1/2 inches.
19th century Chinese export silver salt shaker with floriform body section and two relief Chinese characters on the sides reading LONG LIFE and HAPPINESS, respectively. Excellent crisp work, could use some cleaning, 3 hall marks on the bottom - 1 Chinese and 2 reading 90 and WH, respectively. Height 1 13/16 inches.
Antique Chinese three section desk with attractive brass tone handles, nicely complimenting the warm finish of the wood. Simplistic in design, with eight medium drawers and one long drawer along the topmost section. Great full size for modern day use.
Size: 31.5" height, 53.75" width, 30" depth
European silver and enamel cigarette case, ca 1920. Rectangular, chamfered, and hinged. On cover, a horse’s head appears in an entryway, with two protective borzoi dogs standing guard. Stable drama against a semi-abstract background of brick and stone. Marks worn. Very good condition with strong color.
Dimensions: H 3 5/8 x W 3 1/4 x D 1/2 in. Gross weight: 4.6 troy ounces. #BT902
19th century netsuke carved as a group of four seals - two of simple square section, one in a shape of a natural lotus bud stem (its stem serving as himotoshi), and one with shishi and ball finial. Elegant design in Japanese taste, bottoms are carved with raised and sunken characters in seal script and stained to resemble real seals - one of them could be a signature of the carver. Possibly made for a silk merchant - the seals resemble actual chops used for stamping silks. Great compact netsuke ...
Rather unusual 19th century Japanese bronze scroll weight cast in a form of a two-horned chimera with a long tail standing in alert attitude on a base in a form of a strand of land. Can serve as a brush rest as well. Superb elegant modeling of the beast with its thin limbs and slightly upturned face, wonderful patination ranging in color from dark red to brown to black, in excellent condition, pleasantly heavy. Cast with 2 Japanese characters on the bottom reading TAKUSAI - Takusai was an art na...
19th century Chinese textile rank badge (also called mandarin square) denoting the fifth civil rank symbolized by the bird on the badge - the Silver Pheasant, made for the back of an official’s robe. The bird is embroidered on separate fabric, which is sewn on top of the background - the idea behind that is that as one advances in ranks, the old bird is removed, and the bird corresponding to the next rank is sewn on the background, thus recycling the square itself. The bird is standing on rock...
19th century Chinese textile rank badge (also called mandarin square) denoting the fifth civil rank symbolized by the bird on the badge - the Silver Pheasant. The badge is made for the front of an official’s robe and consists of 2 vertical halves allowing the garment to be opened, currently sawn together. The bird is embroidered on separate fabric, which is sewn on top of the background - the idea behind that is that as one advances in ranks, the old bird is removed, and the bird corresponding...
19th century Chinese textile rank badge (also called mandarin square) denoting the fifth civil rank symbolized by the bird on the badge - the Silver Pheasant. The bird is embroidered on separate fabric, which is sewn on top of the background - the idea behind that is that as one advances in ranks, the old bird is removed, and the bird corresponding to the next rank is sewn on the background, thus recycling the square itself. The bird is standing on rocks above stylized waves with two different f...
Edwardian Regency sterling silver Adam bowl on stand. Made by Shreve & Co. in San Francisco, ca 1910. Each piece has a deep well and wide shoulder with Classical vases overlapping rondels joined by leaf swags on pierced fern ground. Ogee scroll rim. A beautiful centerpiece in the historic pattern. Small ornamental monogram engraved on bowl underside. Both parts fully marked including no. 3536 (stand). Very good condition.
Dimensions: Bowl: H 2 1/4 x D 13 5/8 in. Stand: H 7/8 x D 15 5/8 in. To...
Sterling silver gravy boat on stand. Made by Reed & Barton in Taunton, Mass., ca 1910. Chamfered corners and reeded rim. Boat has helmet mouth, domed foot, and capped scrolled bracket handle. Scrolled and lined frames with stylized flowers and leaves. Hallmark includes no. 626. Very good condition.
Dimensions: Boat: H 4 3/4 x W 8 x D 3 1/4 in. Stand: H 5/8 x 8 1/4 x D 5 1/2 in. Total weight: 15.8 troy ounces. #BP812
French 950 silver inkwell on stand, ca 1910. Straight sides with vertically applied strapwork bands; curved bottom and raised foot. Cover hinged and domed with flower-head finial. Gadrooned rims. Interior has engraved curvilinear border and clear-glass liner. Mounted to oval curvilinear stand with ornamental border. Fully marked including maker’s stamp CG. Very good condition.
Overall dimensions: H 5 x W 9 3/8 x D 5 7/8 in. Weight (without glass): 15.5 troy ounces. #BT381
19th century Japanese Asakusa school staghorn kiseruzutsu - tobacco pipe case - carved with the Monkey King with a bamboo stick in his hand standing under a pine tree and looking at two monkey warriors also armed with poles. Clever carving incorporating outer texture of the antler and porous nature of its center as elements of design. Beautiful wear and patina, two holes on the sides appear to be original. Length 7 7/8 inches.
Austrian Classical 800 silver and glass vanity jar on stand, ca 1910. Jar clear glass with fluting. Cover silver; gently raised with beaded border. Stand oval with tapering sides and beaded rim. Marks include Schwarz & Steiner stamp and letters RS. Very good condition.
Overall dimensions: H 2 1/2 x W 5 7/8 x D 4 3/8 in. Weight (silver only): 7 troy ounces. #BU140
Antique Kurdish chanteh bag (camel bag). Made of wool and woven in two connected panels. The front panel (facing out on the camel) is woven with star protection motifs and surrounded with a running hooked motif along the border. The back of the bag is woven in a stripe pattern. Circa 1900.
Size: 40" high x 29" wide
19th century Chinese scholar’s soapstone seal of square section carved in the round in low relief with a scene of two scholars in discussion in a boat under a pine tree by wispy vapors, a bridge, a banana tree, another scholar observing his friends and a distant view of a temple in the mountains. Inscribed with the name of the owner on the side with the temple. The impression of the seal is shown on the first photo (image is flipped left to right to present the image as it will actually print ...