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...
A rare and wonderful American doll or child's bench, with a shaped crest rail over 3 spindles and a plank seat, with 6 turned legs. The crest rail and the seat are decorated with polychrome free-hand flowers. Those areas, and the splayed arms, spindles, and central leg also have gilt line borders or decorative motifs.
Because of the delicate nature of this form, and the fact that not that many were made, it is highly uncommon to find surviving examples in any condition, let alone one as beauti...
Measuring approximately 7.5 inches high, this highly sought after Black Americana Vargas wax figure is mounted on its original wooden platform and is one of a series of fascinating "street character wax dolls" conceived of and crafted by Mrs. Conception Vargas Alfonso, daughter of the world-renowned, turn-of-the-20th century-New Orleans, Spanish sculptor, Francisco Vargas.
From approximately 1915 through the 1930's, Mrs. Vargas-Alphonso, influenced by the artistry of her father who also sc...
Very nice vintage celluloid doll dressed up in a fanciful crepe paper Halloween costume. This is the sort of handmade party favor illustrated in Dennison's "Bogie Books". Circa 1930. Very nice condition, with just a little wear on the hat. 7" tall.
Beautiful Japanese Daki Ningyo standing at the unusual height of
26 inches (66 cm), making him a very rare and striking figure of the merchant class. He is wearing an Inro with a pair of Kokishiki dolls inside. It is most uncommon to
see this type of Ningyô outside of Japan, for they are highly prized by the
Japanese. A widely held theory has it that these dolls were commissioned by
patrons of Geisha as presentation gifts. This one is outstanding in every
way. It has a wonderfully expressi...
A very rare pair of Antique European late 19th century cold painted spelter sculptures on elaborated square bases. The finely and realistically modelled sculptures depict a Chinese man and a Chinese woman in national costumes. The man is wearing a long green robe with gold swirl motifs, grey Balloon Pants and red shoes on his feet, the hair is braided and drawn back under a black hat. His left hand is grasping a Chinese musical stringed instrument (Erhu). The female is wearing a lavish robe, ela...
An original American impressionist landscape of a rural home on a river by Edward Redfield. Oil on canvas measuring 20 x 24 signed lower left. In all original very good antique condition with the original frame.
Edward Redfield is regarded as the premier painter of the New Hope School of American Impressionism, and, in his time, was considered one of the best landscape painters in the country. He was born in 1869 in Bridgeville, Delaware, and moved to Center Bridge, near New Hope, Pennsylva...
An unusual late 19th C Chinese teapot of quatrefoil form applied with a bamboo form spout set opposite a bamboo handle. Decorated around the sides in shades of blue and white enamel with flower heads on mint green scrolling foliage, the flattened cover is similarly decorated and surmounted by a leaf form knop. A wonderful item for the collector of Chinese porcelains. Measures: 8" long, 4.25" wide, and 2.5" high.
Excavated Tokoname biscuit ware during Japanese Medieval times (13c-17c) - Modern times (17c-19c) so-called 'Kawarake'. Kamakura period (1185-1333), Aichi region. D 9cm (3.54in) each.
Unique and tasteful form and feel of texture.
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Light yellow bag made of washi Japanese paper used to contain silkworm cocoon balls so-called 'Mayubukuro' (lit. 'Cocoon bag'), Prewar time, early 20th century, Okayama, Japan, approx. 153 x 77cm (60.23 x 30.31in).
Some stains and small worm holes as is.
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Huge tanned 'washi' Japanese paper with 'kakishibu' persimmon tannin, used to be laid under tatami mat or pasted on the wall of 'kura' warehouse for humidity control and sunburn prevention, Showa period, early 20th century,
approx. 200 x 250cm (78.74 x 98.42in). Some repairs without kakishibu coating. Photo#8, 9, 10 is the backside shootings.
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Elaborately crafted natural marble figure of a child carrying a basket of flowers while holding one flower in their hand. This statue is handcrafted in various types of marble and stone. Mid-20th century. Weighs about 350 lbs and measures about 40" high
Circa 1965 red free form metal sculpture on a black wooden base by George Curtis (1923-2010). Curtis developed a unique way of creating freedom as opposed to formal structure sculptures. Using a 5 gallon pail filled with water and potatoes, he would melt scrap aluminum and pour it into the pail. The result was an unvisualized form that humans have never seen before, a representation of the shape of spaces and caverns between objects. Measures 15" high.
Offered is a very difficult to find, hand-carved and hand-painted, ice fishing FISH DECOY from the 1940s era.
This wonderful folk art decoy was recently acquired from the collection of an 81 year old Kansas collector who stated that the decoy originated in Montana.
Expertly carved and painted to simulate an actual Perch fish, this beauty quite closely reflects the real thing!
In fact, this charmer has some subtle signs of having once been an actual working decoy as evidenced by the lig...
Korean Koryo Dynasty Celadon Glazed Stoneware Bowl (AD 918 - 1392)
This stoneware bowl was made during the Koryo Dynasty (AD 918 - 1392). It is glazed all over in quite a thick and finely-crackled celadon glaze. There are "spur" marks within the glaze from firing spacers to the centre of the bowl as well as around the outside of the foot.
This is quite a large bowl with a diameter of 18 cm (7 inches). There is a thick "iron" firing bubble to the rim edge and in places the rim edge is a ...
Korean Monochrome Glazed Porcelain Bottle / Vase - Late Joseon Dynasty
This nicely-shaped bottle was made during the latter part of the Joseon (Choson) Dynasty (1392 - 1910), probably the 18th or 19th century. It is "heavily-potted" and coated both inside and out in a thick pale glaze. Around the foot ring there is a considerable amount of kiln grit embedded within the glaze, a feature often seen on ware of this type from this period. The long narrow neck does have a slight lean to it, depen...
An unmarked sterling pin reminiscent of Georg Jensen and Alphonse Lapaglia pieces. Lovely patina. 2" x 1" ~ 9.7gr.
A pair of large Taxco, Mexico sterling silver picture frames by the noted female designer, Bernice Goodspeed. May be purchased as a pair or individually.
They both measures about 18 1/4" long and 15 1/4" wide with openings of 13" x 10". Will accommodate 11" x 14" pictures. The backs and easels are made from ebonized wood.
Hallmarked on the tops with a stylized Sterling, Mexico, and the 'B' in a circle for Goodspeed. Also marked 'WS' in a crown and style #2202.
One frame has an e...