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similar to Extremely RARE Bactrian (BMAC) Ritual Object 2500-1800 BC

All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Ancient World : Near Eastern : Stone : Pre AD 1000 item #1393641 (stock #SA227)
This large disk-shaped ritual object from central Asia - the Bactrian-Margiana Archaeological Complex - is made of marble. Dated in the 3rd to 2nd millennium century BC, it has a smooth, curved-in side, and the concave surface of the face is well-polished. The abstract vein pattern in the marble offers colours of pink-purple, beige, and grey. The use of this kind of object is still uncertain. Some believe these are purely ritual objects. Other theories suggest they might have also been used fo...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Korean : Ceramics : Pre AD 1000 item #1428268 (stock #1437)
Extremely Rare and Exquisite, Incised 10th Century Korean Lotus Celadon Bottle. This is the earliest Korean celadon we have ever acquired, and the oldest we have seen offered for sale. Height: 10.5 inches (27 cm). You can see a similar example in the 2005 exhibition catalogue, The Color and Shape of Celadon, plate 50, exhibited at the 3rd World Ceramic Biennale.
All Items : Antiques : Decorative Art : Religious Artifacts : Buddhist : Pre 1837 VR item #722032
Spectacular and extremely rare Giant size antique Buddha Figure dressed in royal robes, lacquer intricately inlaid with inset flat glass/mirror mosaics backed with colored foil and further decorated with moulded relief work forming beautiful spirals. The Buddha seated in "bhumisparshamudra" (subduing Mara), his left hand rests palm upward, on his lap, and the right hand rests on his right knee, calling the Earth to witness. He has elongated earlobes to demonstrate his princely parentage and a ve...
All Items : Antiques : Pre AD 1000 item #534558
Priceless Past
$229.00
This is an extremely rare spear point crafted from pottery and dating at least to the Han period of ancient China (circa 200 BC). It could be older than that but I am having difficulty locating references on these items. Stylistically the piece is likely from one of the minority cultures in Southeast Asian and the only other ones I have seen were attributed to the Dong Son. An interesting attribute of these pottery points is that when suspended from a string they make a very melodic tone when st...
All Items : Popular Collectibles : Militaria : Edged Weapons : Pre 1900 item #1387515 (stock #E823)
Antique 18th Century Polish Saxon Swiss Guards Sword of Augustus the Strong King Of Poland Very Rare Authentic Antique, 18th century, circa 1730 A.D. Polish – Saxon Gala sword of the Hundred Life Swiss Guards of Augustus II the Strong, king of Poland, and electors of Saxony. An extremely rare antique, as only 120 of these swords were made and very few survived to the present date, they are primarily in museums. A slightly curved sturdy blade, cut on each face with full-length, slender fulle...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Ancient World : Egyptian : Stone : Pre AD 1000 item #1277946
Venus Galleries
$3,800.00
Late Bronze Age IIA-B ; c. 1450-1200 BC

An imitation of Mycenaean forms, this juglet is expertly carved for use as a container for perfume or other ointments. Comprised of a tapering body on a flatted base, the neck is flared and with a small handle carved from rim to shoulder.

In excellent and original condition. An extremely rare example.

A similar example can be found in the Metropolitan Museum, New York (Accession number 74.51.5085)

11.10 x 6.80 cm (4.37 x 2.68 inche...
All Items : Fine Art : Sculpture : Stone : Pre 1700 item #825420
Exquisite and very rare 15/16th Century AVA Disciple from Burma, holding an alms bowl, very gentle, calm and serene expression. Patina reveals some pigment remnants, sandstone of redish-brown-terracotta color. Very good condition, Size: H. 90cm x W. 25cm x D. 20cm excluding Museum quality stand, weight: about 55 kilos (120 lbs.)
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Chinese : Enamel : Pre 1920 item #1098173 (stock #TDKK-CEK)
A rare and very attractive Chinese seated Cloisonne Elephant which can be secretly used as a jar (perfect safe/hiding place for valuables!) 19th Century, very striking designs and unusual colors. Excellent workmanship. Condition: overall good. The head and ears are removable and the elephant can be ingeniously used as a jar with a lid, which is extremely rare, please see photographs (the lid can be put on the jar rim prior to mounting the head and ears to conceal the lid completely from view!)Si...
All Items : Popular Collectibles : Specialty : Wristwatches : Pre 1930 item #1412634 (stock #VW1738)
Watch Company
$18,200.00
Offers accepted. Extremely rare. Solid Sterling Silver Case (Not plate!). ART DECO CARTIER by Jaeger-LeCoultre MANTEL CLOCK, 8 Days, 15 Jewels, Swiss by Jaeger-LeCoultre. The clock frame and end designs are all framed in solid .935 Sterling Silver. Belgium Green Marble original base platform with a beveled edge. All Circa: 1928. The Blue, Ivory, and Black enameled design is Art Deco seen on many Art Deco buildings from this period. Superb, original condition and extremely collectible in th...
All Items : Dolls : Vintage Dolls : Hard Plastic : Pre 1950 item #1380659
Extremely Rare Poupee (doll) from the Louis Vuitton Toy Shop. Made from a type of plastic (possibly celluloid) with delicate hand painted features, dressed in a detailed regional costume of Bretagne (Brittany). The costume appears to be of a style found in the area around Pont Aven. The face of the doll is of a mature woman not a child. The dolls wig appears to be of human hair and is in a pulled back style. The headdress is of stiffened lace, as is the wide collar of the dress. The dress itself...
All Items : Vintage Arts : Instruments and Implements : Pre 1970 item #1337555
Priceless Past
$399.00
This is an extremely rare set of master die or Hobs used to create the dies for striking a coin to commemorate the Apollo 8 mission. These are from 1968 and are in good condition. One side has the seal of the United States of America while the other side has the names and busts of the astronauts, Anders, Borman and Lovell. Please email if you need any additional photos of information. This would be a great addition to any space or Apollo collection. Certainly one-of-a-kind. The coin face is 1.5...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Dolls : Pre 1900 item #1320292 (stock #0676)
Japanese Art Site
$9,250.00
A fantastic, extremely rare and important Edo Period Daki Ningyo, with a fine shibori outer kimono, and a red chirimen silk crepe inner kimono with a fawn-spot pattern. Featuring a beautifully sensitive life-like face. Looks wonderful in a seated or standing pose. All aspects of this Daki Ningyo are of the finest quality. We are confident that you have never before seen one of this age and quality offered for sale. Height: 25 inches, 63.5 cm.
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Earthenware : Pre 1700 item #1218832 (stock #0048)
Momoyama Gallery
$1800.00

Have you ever seen a shuro made of Shino-yaki from the Momoyama-Period? Try to hunt for it on the antique market, it is very rare. Also on trocadero you will not find one except ours. This is for the deep lovers of ancient Japanese Culture and art.

In the days of traditional Japanese wooden buildings keeping warm must have been a constant preoccupation. Hand warmers like the present example were small hibachi which would have a layer of sand on which charcoal would be burned to enab...

All Items : Antiques : Decorative Art : Ceramics : English : Porcelain : Pre 1800 item #1147928 (stock #zp534)
This extremely rare and very early Derby enameled wine taster is of circular shape with gadrooned sides, and has a pierced scroll handle in puce with the exterior handle ends with applied leaves in green. The exterior has puce foliate sprays, and the interior has a circular central panel edged with black and red lines containing an insect.

While the form itself is uncommon, they are usually done in blue and white, and polychrome examples are of the "utmost rarity." It is for this reason that ...

All Items : Vintage Arts : Decorative Art : Metals : Silver : Plate : Pre 1930 item #788009
Superb and extremely rare silverplated cocktail shaker in the "Ile de France" pattern by Meriden Britannia Plate Co. This is one of the most desirable of the high style Art Deco shakers. The ocean liner "Ile de France" was launched in 1926--not as the largest ship afloat, but intentionally as the most elegant ship in the world. This shaker was intended to celebrate that achievement and took its streamlined design elements from the ship itself. The pour spout protrudes from the side of the sh...
All Items : Popular Collectibles : Memorabilia : Royal : Pre 1900 item #751262
A wonderful and extremely rare enameled glass beaker bearing the portrait of Czarina Alexandra Feodorovna on the occasion of her visit to Paris in 1896. Alexandra accompanied her husband, Czar Nicholas II to dedicate the Pont Alexandre III across the Seine. Alexandra is wearing the traditional kokoshnik, a veil, long strands of pearls and a white gown. The portrait is surrounded by gilt lettering, "Souvenir Octobre 1896/Impératrice Alexandra Féodorovna". A matching glass with the Czar's po...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Korean : Ceramics : Pre 1492 item #550176 (stock #0073)
Violet East Gallery
$600,000.00
This is an extremely rare and important Imperial Korean 15th/16th century Choson Dynasty iron brown decorated punchong pear-shaped vase. It was used for holding wine or decoration in the Korean palace during the Choson Dynasty. It was finely and spontaneously painted with two fish patterns in iron brown under the slip glaze. It is in perfect condition with original minor glaze flakes. Similar vases are in the British Museum and Musee Guimet, Paris. Dating: 15th century/16th century; Height: 11.5...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Americas : Pre Columbian : Sculpture : Pre AD 1000 item #1427404 (stock #CR847)
Arte Xibalba
$275.00
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.