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similar to Chinese Small Soapstone Dragon Toggle

All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Chinese : Hardstones : Pre 1920 item #1351788
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.

19th century

Size: 1 1/2" long
All Items : Antiques : Decorative Art : Metals : Silver : Asia Trade : Pre 1920 item #1482193 (stock #BX461)
Nelson & Nelson Antiques
$1,925.00
Listed Price $2,750.00
Chinese silver mug, ca 1910. Straight and upward tapering sides and c-scroll handle. A spare form enlivened with applied wraparound dragon chasing its tail. Marks include stamp for Wang Hing, a maker and retailer in Canton and Hong Kong. Very good condition.

Dimensions: H 5 x W 5 x D 3 1/4 in. Weight: 10.8 troy ounces. #BX461

All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Chinese : Sculpture : Pre 1920 item #1197433
Zentner Collection
$4,950.00
Listed Price $6,500.00
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.
All Items : Antiques : Decorative Art : Metals : Silver : Asia Trade : Pre 1920 item #1491309 (stock #BY228)
Nelson & Nelson Antiques
$1,925.00
Listed Price $2,750.00
Pair of Chinese export silver vases, ca 1910. Each: Flat and round moon body on domed foot; animal-head handles mounted to shoulder. On front and back is chased dragon—a horned and taloned serpentine serpent on hand-hammered ground. Marked Wang Hing & Co., an early 20th-century retailer active in Canton and Hong Kong. Very good condition. Handwork visible on foot underside.

Dimensions: H 4 1/2 x W 3 1/2 x D 2 in. Total weight: 7.5 troy ounces. #BY228

All Items : Antiques : Decorative Art : Metals : Silver : Asia Trade : Pre 1900 item #1490685 (stock #BZ583)
Nelson & Nelson Antiques
$665.00
Listed Price $950.00
Pair of Chinese export silver mustard pots, ca 1890. Each: Cylindrical with fixed and entwined ratan-style handle; cover chained with inset and engraved diaper top. Applied wraparound horned and taloned dragon. For piquant condiments. Marks include stamp for Tien Shing, who was active in Hong Kong in the third-quarter of the 19th century. Very good condition. One pot has a detachable clear glass liner.

Dimensions: H 3 1/2 x D 1 in. Total weight (silver only): 2.3 troy ounces. #BZ583

All Items : Antiques : Decorative Art : Metals : Silver : Asia Trade : Pre 1900 item #1469500 (stock #BX463)
Nelson & Nelson Antiques
$3,500.00
Listed Price $5,000.00
Chinese export silver mug, ca 1860. Straight and upward tapering sides with applied pictorial frieze on engraved and stippled ground: Scenes of social life with contemplative sages and chaste maidens amongst palm trees and pagodas. Pastoral exoticism enlivened with scaly, slithering dragon handle, ferocious head peaking above the rim. Armorial cartouche (vacant). Marked “HCH”. Very good condition.

Overall dimensions: H 5 1/2 x W 5 x D 3 in. Weight: 9.6 troy ounces. #BX463

All Items : Antiques : Decorative Art : Metals : Silver : Asia Trade : Pre 1900 item #1470323 (stock #BX464)
Nelson & Nelson Antiques
$5,600.00
Listed Price $8,000.00
Chinese silver mug, ca 1865. Straight and upward tapering sides with dense low-relief frieze: Spearmen and swordsmen on foot and horse thrust and lunge and, in some cases, fall in battle. Applied armorial shield with engraved presentation dated “May 4th 1865”. S-scroll handle in form of scaly dragon with horned head peering over rim. Marked. Very good condition with deep patina.

Overall dimensions: H 5 1/4 x W 5 1/4 x D 3 1/4 in. Weight: 10.8 troy ounces. #BX464

All Items : Antiques : Decorative Art : Metals : Silver : Asia Trade : Pre 1900 item #1491884 (stock #BZ590)
Nelson & Nelson Antiques
$4,550.00
Listed Price $6,500.00
Chinese export silver mug, ca 1880. Straight and upward tapering sides with allover low-relief battle frieze depicting soldiers—spearmen, lancers, and swordsmen—with a few hapless members of the flag corps wandering into the thick of things. In background (that is, at top) peacetime is represented by houses and trees. On front applied heraldic shield (vacant). Cast dragon handle—a horned scaly, serpentine serpent gripping the side with talons. Gilt-washed interior. Marked. Very good condit...
All Items : Antiques : Decorative Art : Metals : Silver : Sterling : Pre 1900 item #1395405 (stock #BS176)
Nelson & Nelson Antiques
$26,000.00
Listed Price $40,000.00
Rare mixed metal pitcher with lots of bugs. Made by Tiffany & Co. in New York, ca 1880. Globular with drum-form neck, small lip spout, and c-scroll handle. Modish insects—dragon fly, grasshopper, and butterfly—creep and dart among fluid and interlaced grass stalks applied to hand-hammered sterling silver ground heightened with floral engraving and copper inlay. A superb integration of Japonesque and Craftsman. Interlaced script monogram engraved to underside. Fully marked including pattern n...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Pre 1700 item #1451776 (stock #TRC230909)
Kyoto Ceramics and Fine Art
$2,025.00
Listed Price $2,250.00
Seto is a pottery tradition established in the 12th century with the aim of reproducing fine Chinese porcelain and tenmoku-style tea bowls—which were hard to come by in Japan at the time. Later, during the Muromachi period, Seto potters established kilns in Mino thus starting the period known as ko-Seto, or “old Seto.” These pieces were distinctive as they were produced in small batches and with great care. Later in Edo, the large-kiln style of production or “ogama” was introduced ushe...
All Items : Vintage Arts : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Porcelain : Pre 1950 item #1445795 (stock #TRC230502)
Kyoto Ceramics and Fine Art
$405.00
Listed Price $450.00
An often overlooked implement in tea ceremony, here we have the humble kogo (incense box) with an image of a sleek and flowing dragon. Commonly thought to represent strength, freedom, good luck, and magic, dragons are a popular theme in the artwork across Eastern cultures. Interesting to note, the dragon here is portrayed in the Korean style with four claws, with dragons in China typically having five claws and dragons in Japan typically having three. Fashioned by one of the few great female Jap...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Korean : Ceramics : Pre 1492 item #1479251 (stock #TRC230609)
Kyoto Ceramics and Fine Art
$13,500.00
Listed Price $15,000.00


Several years ago we were invited by our very talented kintsugi craftsman to what is known as a “kura-ake” or storehouse opening. Many reading this may be familiar with the traditional storehouses in Japan (kura) with their thick plaster walls used to store valuable items—sometimes for hundreds of years—safe from humid air, insects, and the like. On occession, after the passing of a parent or relative, these storehouses are opened up and the art pieces and valuables inside ar...
All Items : Antiques : Decorative Art : Metals : Silver : Continental : Pre 1900 item #1492397 (stock #BZ697)
Nelson & Nelson Antiques
$1,575.00
Listed Price $2,250.00
German Rococo 930 silver sweet meat coach. Imported to England by David Bridge in 1894. A round coach harnessed to a prancing reindeer with large antlers. A trumpet-blowing cherub holds the reins, and two more cherubs support an armorial in strapwork frame. Chased scenes depicting pastoral landscapes and frolics. Wheels rotate for a quick journey around the table. Fully marked including Hanau maker’s marks and English import marks, including London assay stamp. Very good condition.

Overall d...

All Items : Vintage Arts : Decorative Art : Metals : Silver : Sterling : Pre 1960 item #1492396 (stock #BZ773)
Nelson & Nelson Antiques
$3,500.00
Listed Price $5,000.00
Danish Modern sterling silver box. Made by Georg Jensen in Copenhagen. Rectangular with straight sides. Cover hinged and raised with flat border. Square corner supports. Fully marked including maker’s (1945-77) and designer’s (Harald Nielsen) stamps, and no. 827. Very good condition.

Overall dimensions: H 7/8 x W 8 1/8 x D 3 1/2 in. Heavy weight: 17.5 troy ounces. #BZ773

All Items : Vintage Arts : Decorative Art : Metals : Silver : Sterling : Pre 1960 item #1492395 (stock #BZ775)
Nelson & Nelson Antiques
$2,275.00
Listed Price $3,250.00
Modern sterling silver box. Made by Georg Jensen in Copenhagen. Rectangular; straight sides bisected by wraparound rectilinear band. Corner bracket supports. Cover flat and hinged with stepped rim. Midcentury Danish design by Harald Nielsen. Fully marked including Georg Jensen & Wendel maker’s stamp (ca 1945-51), which was limited to wares sold in Copenhagen, and designer’s stamp. Very good condition.

Dimensions: H 1 1/2 x W 6 1/4 x D 3 1/4 in. Weight: 15 troy ounces. #BZ775

All Items : Vintage Arts : Decorative Art : Metals : Silver : Sterling : Pre 1950 item #1492394 (stock #BZ776)
Nelson & Nelson Antiques
$1,750.00
Listed Price $2,500.00
Modern sterling silver box. Made by Georg Jensen in Denmark. Rectangular with wraparound reeded sides and inset corner bracket supports. Cover flat and hinged with rectangular and gently curved tab. Between-the-Wars Classicism. A made-in-Denmark Swedish design by the Duke of Uppland (that is, Sigvard Bernadotte). Fully marked including maker’s (1933-44) and designer’s stamps, and no. 712. Very good condition.

Overall dimensions: H 7/8 x W 5 1/4 x D 3 1/2 in. Weight: 8.8 troy ounces. #BZ776...

All Items : Antiques : Decorative Art : Metals : Silver : Sterling : Pre 1910 item #1492393 (stock #BZ676)
Nelson & Nelson Antiques
$3,150.00
Listed Price $4,500.00
Modern sterling silver water pitcher. Made by Tiffany & Co. in New York, ca 1907. Ovoid body, stepped foot, short neck, and helmet mouth; soft bracket handle with trefoil shaped tail mount. A spare full-bodied vessel. Nice heft. Fully marked including maker’s stamp, pattern no. 16974 (first produced in 1907), director’s letter m, and volume (4 pts). Very good condition.

Dimensions: H 8 1/4 x W 7 1/2 x D 5 1/8 in. Weight: 28.5 troy ounces. #BZ676

All Items : Vintage Arts : Decorative Art : Metals : Silver : Sterling : Pre 1980 item #1492391 (stock #BZ723)
Nelson & Nelson Antiques
$1,400.00
Listed Price $2,000.00
Modern sterling silver hinged double picture frame. Each: Rectangular window in plain and flat surround. With glass, silk lining, and velvet back and hinged easel support. Fully marked including stamp for Web Silver Co., a Philadelphia maker active from the 1950s to 1970s. Very good condition.

Dimensions: Each frame: H 10 1/4 x W 8 1/8 in. Each window: 8 7/8 x W 6 7/8 in. #BZ723

All Items : Vintage Arts : Decorative Art : Metals : Silver : Sterling : Pre 1980 item #1492390 (stock #BZ695)
Nelson & Nelson Antiques
$1,575.00
Listed Price $2,250.00
Set of 12 Modern sterling silver place card holders. Retailed by Cartier in New York. Each: Folded disc with turned down front mounted to round base. Fully marked including retailer’s stamp. Very good condition.

Dimensions: H 7/8 x W 1 x D 3/8 in. Total weight: 3 troy ounces. #BZ695