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...
I am very pleased to offer this stunning bracelet from the high end accessories designer, Isabel Canovas. Isabelle was born in Paris on the “Night of Kings” in 1945, daughter to Genevieve Corre, and Blas Canovas, a Spanish fabric designer. The product of designers, she began work at an early age as accessories designer at Hermes, and later to Louis Vuitton. She received acclaim from Patrick Vuitton who felt she could help in modernizing the image of Vuitton in the 70‘s. After only one yea...
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...
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...
a rare star wars memorabilia .this is darth vader life size from studio rubies /michael Burnett ,limited to 500 pieces and licensed by lucasfilm LTD in 1997.Michael Burnett studios handcrafted each of these statues using reference photographs and actual pulls from original molds,photos and visits tio lucas film archives to replicate exactly the costume worn by david Prouse in the empire strikes back?The statue stands on 7 feet 2,30mthe base is 33/19/3 inches .The statue is made of molded late...
Measuring approximately 7.5 inches high, this highly sought after Black Vargas wax figure with a young child 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 a...
Indonesia, Bali, Tenganan Pageringsingan, Bali Aga people, mid 20th century
Handspun cotton, natural dyes, warp and weft ikat
Description: A fine example of the renowned double ikat (geringsing) sacred textiles woven in the village of Tenganan Pageringsingan in east Bali. The piece is woven in loose tabby from handspun cotton yarns dyed in botanical indigo and morinda to produce the characteristic muted colors of rust red, eggshell, and black-violet. The design ...
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.
Hanging scroll. A dragon shoots upwards through the clouds. Its head clearly visible, pointing straight up, the tail faintly disappearing in the darkness of the sky. Black ink on silk. Very skillful use of many shades of black and gray. Signed and dated in the lower left: Bunka year of the monkey (1812), Fuyu and artist’s red seal Rintai.
Image: H 52.5 x W 20 in.
Mounting: H 81.5 x W 25 in. (lower roller 27.25 in. wide)
Mounting in excellent condition, painting too.
Zushi in the shape of a Shinto shrine housing a carving of a curled up snake, it’s tongue stuck out. Glass pane behind the double doors, so that the snake is sort of enshrined. Left door inscribed with dedication by the donor. Inside, behind the snake, inscription in black ink, referring to Fudo Myoo, one of the guardians fighting ignorance, and the Deva Marishiten, representing light and sun.
Sugi-wood (cryptomeria) shrine, snake in light wood carving. Japan, Meiji or Taisho era (1910s...
Very rare cast bronze sculpture of the Chinese monk Xuanzang with a pile of Buddhist scriptures rolled up and stacked in the pack on his back and a lotus leaf over his head from which dangles an incense burner, as he returns to China from India.
In his hands he was holding a scroll and a fly whisk that are now missing. Figure stands on an irregularly shaped base. Japan, mid Edo period, 18th century.
Height incl. base ca. 5.25 inches (13.3 cm).
Hands slightly damaged.
Heisey Glass Company made Empress from 1932-34. There are no chips or cracks in the glass. Thanks for looking.
2 are available
Stunningly unique antique Gothic Revival white painted cast iron garden chair by Taggart. Featuring solid construction, this chair makes for a terrific accent piece in your garden or patio.
- Measurements: 19ʺ Wide × 15.5ʺ deep × 39ʺ high
- Seat height is 16.5"
- Very good condition
- Dates early 20th C
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A fine polychrome, New Kingdom wood shabti for Imen-em-heb. Depicted mummiform, wearing a tripartite wig, face and hands in dark flesh tones, arms crossed over chest, hands holding agricultural implements, seed sack, yoke and pots on back, and a column of hieroglyphic text naming Imen-em-heb, sailor of Amon, as the owner. 19th/20th Dynasty, 1293-1070 BC. 8.2 inches high. All original polychrome. From an old French private collection. Comes with a French passport.
An old Tibetan thangka of a main figure of Lama, possibly 14th / 15th century. Natural pigment on canvas. Dimensions: 75 cm x 50 cm. Provenance: Estate of Dr. Edward Gerber
Japanese shin hanga woodblock print titled "Rain at Shinagawa" from the series "Selection of Views of the Tokaido" by Kawase Hasui (1883-1957) dated in the right margin February Showa 6 (1931). The artist's black ink signature and red seal are at the lower left corner of the image. This is a postwar lifetime edition bearing the round 6mm Watanabe publisher's seal at the lower left corner below the signature. Paper size: 15 1/2" x 10 1/4" (image size: 14 3/16" x 9 1/4"). Very good overall condi...