A rare comical stoneware lidded jar in the shape of a blowfish by Mark V. Marshall for Doulton Lambeth, circa 1885. This globular vessel stands on three fin feet and the lid has a fin shaped handle. The entire piece is glazed in rich green, white and brown tones. The underside bears an impressed "Doulton Lambeth" mark, signature, and other incised factory marks. In excellent condition, it measures 6.5 inches high and 5.25" diameter.
Very Rare Small Chinese Han Dynasty Pottery Cocoon Jar
This small pottery jar was made during the Western Han Dynasty (206 BC - AD 8). This type of jar is known as a "cocoon jar" due to the shape of its body. It is "heavily-potted" and decorated with eight bands of triple-incised lines vertically surrounding the body as well as raised horizontal bands around its neck. It has a smooth burnished surface. and in places are the marks left by ancient plant / root growths during its very long buri...
Offered here is a rare piece of Cambridge Cleo. This is the #617 cigarette jar and dates prior to 1930. (It's shown in the 1927-9 catalog reprint.) The jar has a light paneled optic within the glass and stands approximately 4 inches high. Excellent condition on this rare and unusual Cambridge Cleo item.
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...
An excellent Palace jar from the Kangxi period. A top quality design and in an ovoid shape with ribbed middle sections. Three lines in brown making the jar very sophisticated. The scenery showing two windows with a four clewed dragon and two windows with a carps. An excellent rare jar in a quality that even very few museums can show from their collections. The jar has been in the Wayland Wieslander Collection. Condition: The rim has a polished area (probably a restored ship). And the bottom has ...
A slender Maya cylinder from the Zeaculeu area in the Western Highlands of Guatemala, ca. 400 - 800 AD. This elegant vessel is 9" high, 3-1/2" in diameter and is decorated with bands of negative resist designs, executed in black over white, as well as directly on the orange slip. Intact, with mineral deposits and root marks. Rare type.
The finest money can buy in 1883. AMERICAN WILD WEST PERIOD, Tombstone, Wyatt Earp, Doc Holiday could well have experienced this watch. Worn by the more affluent saloon keepers, gamblers of this decade in American Wild West History. **AMERICAN W.Co. 1872 MODEL 14k Solid ROSE GOLD All original C: 1883. 105 Grams total weight. Lever set to change the time. Serial No. 2,020,062. Original case, dial, and movement. The case was produced especially for this 17 size open face and is marked: "WALT...
English Worcester Porcelain Cup & Saucer, c. 1768. Very rare overglaze polychrome on Robert Hancock print based on Pannin's engraving of Grand Tour of Rome. Rare Meissen cross sword's mark with a dot 6 between the tips. Reference: Zorensky, page 373, plate 477. Condition: excellent, two very very minor rim flea bites. Saucer, 5 inches diameter; cup, 2 3/8 inches high.
This is a rare and large, top quality Satsuma Jar or vase by Yabu Meizan. We are not sure because the top is both gilded and glazed on the inside edge. The beautiful Meiji era lid is not original to the piece. The gold detail and landscape painting are beautiful. It is stoutly potted and measures 9 inches tall by 8 1/2 inches wide. This piece is not signed but at one time it was signed by Yabu Meizan. The original signature has been covered up by an excellent restoration to a drill hole. The pri...
Authentic CHANEL Cosmetic case in yellow Caviar leather, rare color! Excellent condition, couple of stray marks on the inside (see photo), comes with authenticity card and Chanel dustbag.
Height: 5.5 inches
Width: 3.25 inches (excluding handles)
Age: Late Edo to Meiji (1850 - 1870)
A very elegant tsubo (jar) by one of the most famous Japanese potters, Shimaoka Tatsuzo (1919-2007). It is a beautiful example of the work of that master potter.
Shimaoka Tatuzo, who worked and lived in the town of Mashiko, studied with legendary potter Hamada Shoji (1894-1978) and was recognized as a National Living Treasure in 1996 for his Jomon Zogan technique.
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Very beautiful and rare hairpins with movable jade butterflies and red coral. Gilded silver, marked. In excellent condition.
Measurements: 21 x 6 and 21,5 x 5,2.
Yabu Meizan (1852 - 1934)
Yabu Meizan was born in Osaka, Japan in 1852. He learned to paint Satsuma in 1880 and opened a factory the same year. In the years that followed, he won many awards and held many positions of importance in his field. However, after World War I (1914), demand for Satsuma declined, causing Meizan to concentrate on the domestic market prior to his death in 1934.
Height: 3.625 (9 cm) inches
Width: 2.625 (6.5 cm) inches...
ROLEX 18k Gold 19mm Deployment Riveted Link DAYTONA MODEL Ref 71. Rare, Daytona Riveted Linked Deployment. Circa: 1978. Reference "71" on end pieces ref. Nos 6239, 6263, and 6265. Deployment marked: "PATENTED & REGISTERED 6.54/ROLEXSA/.750", and "71" on both end links. Rebuilt and refinished by Rolex in the 1980s to mint condition. THIS IS A FINE COLLECTIBLE. DON'T INVEST IN THE STOCK MARKET. BUY SOMETHING PROVEN IN TIME.
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A pair small Chinese porcelain jars with lids, each decorated with two foo dogs among peony flowers and scrolls in the "wucai" palette with underglaze blue. Bases without glaze. Rare to find a pair with matching lids and with so fresh colors. Including two later reticulated wooden stands. Dimension with lid: 14.3 cm high, on stand: 17.3 cm high. Condition: one cover with glued area and rim chips. One jarlet with minor kiln dust and the other jar with negligible rim fritting. The wood stands with...
An important, rare modernist brooch by the renowned African American jeweler, Art Smith. Has a copper ball caged in swirled brass coils. The ball moves for an interesting effect.
Measures 3 1/4" long and 2 3/8" at the widest. Marked with the 'Art Smith' script signature. Has a secure rollover clasp. In fine condition with areas of tarnish.
A wonderful example of Mid Century Modernist design.
Fine Japanese Arita Imari Wucai Dish c.1700. # 1
An attractively decorated dish styled after late Ming wucai enamelled wares, noted for their bold and vivid colouring. A meandering vine with various flowers surround a central kotobuki or good luck character. The back is decorated with various lingzhi motifs and within the foot-rim is a apocryphal Chinese Ming reign mark for Jiajing.
For a similar dish see pp 282-3 No 157 of the complete catalogue of the Kurita Museum where it is des...