From a well-known series entitled “Chōtō” (Listening to the Waves) this large contoured vase features a sandy glaze that the sculptor claims is an expression of the features of the landscape where he grew up.
Born in the port city of Shimoda, Sakiyama studied art in Osaka and then later went on to open his own kiln that he named “Hidaka” (High Sun). Appearing to have a natural gift for form and proportion, his pieces soon attracted the attention of galleries and collectors...
The is a very rare large Koi vase created by a master. The koi are large and much finer than most ever seen on this style of vase. The vase is 9 1/2 tall and 11 1/4 inches wide. Rims are silver with an old Jungin stamp. Condition of this vase is excellent.
A Large and Impressive Hand Painted Dutch Delft Vase. Eight reserves; four large ones of a bird and four lesser ones of a stag. Label on the base says "De Oude Moriaans Hoult (The Old Moors Head) Holland Delft (the mark) 1759". This refers to the potters mark, which was first used in 1759 (the Old Moors Head dates from 1648). Dimensions; 16" high, approximately 4.5 pounds in weight. Normal wear for Delft.
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...
Made in USA. All metal hand hammered in the American Modernist or Arts & Crafts metal art smith tradition, this face motif free standing 116 grams copper metal sculpture can hold a vase or can be worn as a cuff bracelet. All hammered by one set of hands from beginning to end resulting in this art work by this metal art smith and signed: HANDMADE MIMI DEE.
See Image 2: Can be displayed on a table or in a shelf to hold a small bud vase or worn as a massive cuff bracelet. 116 grams.
A fine,large and very rare eight sided documentary vase (with fitted wood stand) - decorated in Chinese scholar's taste and bearing two poems. The first, small poem on the neck of the vase, describes the under glaze blue painted picture on the reverse side. Roughly translated - "Fisherman looks across riverbank - there are Huang Yang trees. There are three roads leading home and he carries a 'dan' (two baskets with carrying yoke). He is wearing a raincoat and hat and it is raining - he sees a fa...
A fine bear climbing a rocky ledge decorates this large bronze vase. It bears an impressed mark, untranslated, on the base. The patina is medium brown, the condition is excellent. Height 14.5", Diameter 10"
A gilt-wood kebutsu Buddha nestled snugly in its original pierced-work sub-mandorla, which was originally attached to the main mandorla directly above a large main sculptural image. Early-Edo Period ca. 1650. Minor old repairs, with a string attached at the top for wall display.
Height: 28 cm
Width: 27.5 cm
Depth: 7 cm
Height of kebutsu Buddha figure only: 9.5 cm.
An elegantly sculpted mandorla fragment framing a lovely kebutsu Buddha. Highly decorative.
Simple, classic designs!
A collection of pencil neck vases and a large brandy snifter all in satinato glass. Orange, green, blue and yellow satinato colors are represented. All pieces have a clear satinato foot. Pieces were designed and made by Carlo Moretti for Rosenthal-Netter.
Original Rosenthal-Netter labels or remnants of same on the bases of several of the pieces.
Varying heights of 17, 14, 10 1/4, and 6 1/2 inches (43, 35.6, 26 and 16.5 cm)
Condition is excellen...
Height: 43 cm (17 in)
Width: 19 cm (7.7 in)
Fine quality large Chinese porcelain baluster vase; underglaze blue cloud effect with Ruyi borders at the rim and standing lappets above the base; gilded iron-red Foo Dogs surround the piece; some wear to the iron-red decoration; Guangxu Period mark; old Christies’ label; very good condition; email for more pictures
A massive bronze (copper tin alloy) vase cast in Han dynasty Hu shape and with Han style Taotie mask handles. The archaistic style decoration is an amalgam of Shang and Zhou dynasty motifs. These consist of upper and lower bands depicting stylized dragons and a central band of large Taotie ("monster"} masks. All are reserved against a flattened Leiwen (cloud) daiper ground. Below the upper two horizontal bands are pendent 'Cicida Blades'.
An accompanying 1973 British Museum letter suggests a...
Large Chinese antique red oxblood flambé vase jar with custom wood lid topped with a jade finial. Beautiful shiny red glaze with purple yaobian along the rim, all suffused with crackle and tiny bubbles when viewed closely or with magnifier. Foot rim is rough and jagged from removal from kiln. Inside of the vase has glaze with irregular crackle, glaze slips and contractions. Bottom vase with darker orange tan colour.
Age: 18th Century to 19th Century
Pair of large Chinese Republic period baluster form vases decorated with mirror image famille rose enamelled bird and flower motifs. Black inscription to the back includes Tianjin and the date in cycle years of 1932. There is a prominent luting line in the neck and a barely visible luting line at the mid-section. 17 1/8” and 17 1/4" high. Very good overall condition. They were previously drilled for lamps and the holes in the bottom have been professionally restored. The restoration is not v...
c. 5th-4th Century BC
An exquisite example of Greek goldsmithing prowess this ring is decorated using a variety of metalworking techniques. Mounted on a simple gold ring, the box-bezel is free to rotate and thus can be worn with either side up.
On the obverse of the bezel is a chased Classical griffin with DAMO incised in the field. This is most likely an abbreviated version of the Doric Greek, DAMOU, meaning “of the people”. On the reverse a simple rosette is rendered in filig...
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AMAZING RARE Antique Venetian Art Glass Millifiore Flower Murrines Double Handled Vase!!!! Believe it is an early Fratelli Toso circa 1900s, done in a BLACK Background!!!! It has 3 different Stemmed Flowers canes (5 in total). Very large Star burst murrines and Bullseye murrines, among other amazing pieces were put together in this piece!!!There is NO damage (chips, nicks, or impact marks). In MINT Condition!!!
Measures 5 1/4" tall ...
A fine carved and painted marble sculpture of the Hindu deity Ganesha, the elephant-headed god. He is holding his war axe in one hand, an elephant goad, ankusha, in another. A further holds a rosary and the last holds a sweetmeat. A hooded cobra supports his trunk and a large rat nibbles his foot. From northern India, mid 19th century.
Approximately 6.5/8 inches (17 cm) high, 3.7/8 inches (10cm) wide. For this genre the sculpture is in unusually good condition, most are found badly ...
Circa 1880. Probably a representation of Tasap, the "Navajo Kachina", with broad, slightly convex body, decorated with a series of narrow vertical stripes in red against a white ground, small circles indicating breasts(?) and necklace above, and angular arms with splayed hands painted in yellow and traces of green, the large case mask in a similar shade of olive green, and with projecting downturned beak, exaggerated "pothook" eyes painted in black, a notched panel along the chin, and overhangin...
A collection of three (3) pieces of Venini glass from 2002. All three pieces have the round clear Venini Murano Made In Italy label to the side, and all are signed venini 2002 on the base. There are no chips, cracks or repairs to any of the pieces.
The collection contains the following pieces:
A 9 inch (22.9 cm) tall 'a canne' vase in green, crystal, and light blue stripes. It tapers from 6 inches (15 cm) at the rim, down to 4 inches (10 cm) at the base.
An 8 inch (20 ...