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similar to Rare 19th C Sautoir, Red and White Horsehair

All Items : Estate Jewelry : Other Metals : Pre 1900 item #1087435 (stock #JQHH)
Unique 19th century sautoir, comprising a chain of alternating links of white and dyed red horsehair. Light and strong, this is very wearable. Accompanying note reads: “This necklace is very old made out of horse hair”. Excellent condition. Measures 45 1/2”.
All Items : Vintage Arts : Regional Art : Asian : Southeast Asian : Textiles : Pre 1930 item #1408979
Pou dula nggeo no dula penis (tubeskirt with “black” and “cross” motifs)

Indonesia, Rote island, 1920s

Handspun cotton, natural dyes, warp ikat

An early tubeskirt (pou) woven on the small island of Rote in handspun cotton with a complex series of fine floral-geometric ikat motifs inspired by the Indian patola trade cloths. The skirt is atypical, in being shorter and wider than usual, without the conventional striped center portion. It ...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Chinese : Trade Arts : Pre 1900 item #1371803 (stock #WN094)
Galerie Hafner
$1,400.00
shipping included
A fine Chinese trade miniature portrait, painted in oil colors on a rectangular ivory plaque. Depicting a traditionally dressed young Chinese Lady, the jewelry highlighted with gold and white drops. Framed in a 19th century daguerreotype case. Condition: a tiny color loss, not originally framed. Dimension: case: c. 11.8 cm x 9.4 cm.
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Chinese : Hardstones : Pre 1837 VR item #616085 (stock #0096)
Violet East Gallery
$30,000.00
This is a very fine and rare 18th or 19th century white jade sutra plaque. It was made from a very fine piece of mutton fat white jade of an even and very pale milky white tone. It was skilfully carved in intaglio and gilt with the Chinese version of Prajnaparamita Hridaya Sutra, the Heart Sutra on both sides translated by the famous Tang dynasty monk, Xuanzang. Jade is such a hard material that it is extremely difficult to carve the Sutra on a plaque of this size. Yet the carvings are excellent...
All Items : Popular Collectibles : Memorabilia : Black Americana : Pre 1930 item #1426490 (stock #BA948)
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...

All Items : Popular Collectibles : Memorabilia : Black Americana : Pre 1950 item #283921 (stock #BA402)
This handsome Black Memorabilia Male Golliwogg doll comes straight from an English home!

A brief history of the Golliwog doll: The Golliwog is based on a Black minstrel doll that the Victorian era illustrator, Florence Kate Upton, born in 1873 of English parents, had played with as a small child in New York. Upton's Golliwog character was first introduced to the world in her 1895 book entitled The Adventures of Two Dutch Dolls. Like the rag doll that inspired it, the Golliwog in her book was ...

All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Chinese : Porcelain : Pre 1700 item #1431773 (stock #MB043)
Fine & Rare Chinese Ming Dynasty Blue & White Kraak Porcelain Dish

This very rare and unusual fine quality moulded "kraak" porcelain dish was made toward the end of the Wanli reign (1573 - 1620) of the Ming Dynasty at the famous Jingdezhen kilns. It has a scalloped cavetto and the underglaze pattern is a deep blue. The central design features a butterfly and a grasshopper on a rock within an attractive landscape. The pattern surrounding the cavetto is most unusual and dishes with such a bord...

All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Chinese : Porcelain : Pre 1492 item #1432083 (stock #MA487)
Very Rare Large Chinese Yuan Dynasty Blue & White Granary Jar & Cover (with Oxford TL Test)

This extremely rare jar, complete with original cover, was made during the Yuan Dynasty (AD 1279 - 1368). Although we have seen several jars of a generally similar form (usually attributed to the earlier Song Dynasty) we have never before seen a jar of this form with underglaze cobalt blue decoration. It is most likely a product of one of the kilns at Yuxi in Yunnan province, one of the earliest place...

All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Pre 1910 item #1168210 (stock #G0595)
A beautiful 19th C. Japanese bronze suiteki water dropper for writing in the shape of sun burst. In excellent condition. W:13cm $485
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Chinese : Porcelain : Pre 1700 item #1431758 (stock #MA910)
Fine & Rare Large Chinese Ming Dynasty Blue & White Swatow Porcelain Bowl

This very attractive blue & white bowl was made during the Wanli Reign (1573 - 1620) of the Ming Dynasty. This type of "Swatow" (also known as "Zhangzhou") ware is typically fairly "heavily-potted". It is coated in a thick glaze that is finely-crackled. The underglaze blue is of good colour and the design particularly elaborate. The centre roundel contains highly decorated gourds and tassels. Surrounding this on the in...

All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Porcelain : Pre 1700 item #799941 (stock #S-F0907)
CARLA SUE GATSKE
$11,750.00
A very rare 17th century model of an actor, 14" in height. Over a blue underglaze, it is enameled in black, iron-red, green and blue, the red and white robe nicely decorated in a pattern of thistles

Provenance: Christie's Lot 341, March 1987

Condition: Minor wear and a few rough spots. Detailed photographs will be provided upon request to one seriously interested in the piece. detailed photograph will be A slight rough spot

All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Southeast Asian : Metalwork : Pre 1920 item #1431793 (stock #WN281)
Galerie Hafner
$1,800.00
shipping included
A disc-shaped cast bronze gong with a central boss, coated with black lacquer and gilt decoration. Showing four Buddhist celestial beings, a pair praying "Thepanom" and two hybrid "Norasingha" creatures among the Thai flame motif "lai kranok". These elaborately decorated percussion instruments, once supported by a frame and hit with a mallet, were often presented as gifts for special occasions. Upside with two pierced suspension holes. Condition: traces of usage, lacquer losses especially at hit...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Oceanic : Weapons : Pre 1920 item #1298895 (stock #1090)
An old and larger than average soft wood Dayak war shield painted with anthropomorphic figures and faces in red, black and white pigment. This item was made during either the 19th or very early 20th Century. Condition: very used; un-restored and un-repainted. There is much wear to the surface and edges and the decoration appears "faded". There is a very old replacement section of wood to the bottom left which appears to have been "cannibalised" from another old shield. Whilst most ...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Chinese : Porcelain : Pre 1492 item #1432051 (stock #MA497)
Large Chinese Yuan / Early Ming Dynasty Blue & White Jar with Cover

Rarely offered for sale, this large early "blue & white" jar, complete with cover, was made during the latter part of the Yuan Dynasty (AD 1279 - 1368), or the early Ming Dynasty (1368 - 1644), at one of the kilns at Yuxi in Yunnan province. Around the shoulder, painted in underglaze cobalt blue, are three stylised Dogs of Fo and beribboned objects. The lower body is decorated with scrolling floral and leaf patterns with a b...

All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Korean : Ceramics : Pre 1700 item #617020 (stock #0097)
This is a nice and rare Korean Choson dynasty, 15th or 16th century white glazed vase. It has a nicely potted pear shape and is covered in a fine and pure white glaze. During King Sejong's Reign in the early Choson dynasty, white wares were declared the Imperial wares and were reserved for court use. After that time, white wares on and off became the official wares of ancient Korea. This vase was probably produced by the official kilns or the provincial kilns for municipal use. It is in good con...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Chinese : Trade Arts : Pre 1900 item #1392846 (stock #2925/4947)
Nirvana Oriental Antiques
Price on Request
A Chinese silver goblet of monumental size and magnificent craftsmanship, the cup with a diameter of 12.8 cm is chased and embossed with a continuous scene of numerous foot soldiers, warriors on horesback and courtiers in pavilions- all against a dense background of trees, mountains and pagodas. The stem is applied with finely cast dragons, showing minute details of face and skin. This is a rare and singular example of Chinese silversmith's art in the 19th C, standing at a lofty height of 29 cm ...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Chinese : Snuff Bottles : Pre 1900 item #1292935
A nicely carved Chinese red coral snuff bottle in the shape of bamboo from the 19th century Qing dynasty. Bamboo is a
symbol of growing, developing, going up and up. It is a popular subject for scholars and widely loved by Chinese.
Good condition as shown in the photos.
Size: 6 cm height.
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Chinese : Porcelain : Pre 1900 item #1376237 (stock #P-222)
A small antique blue and white porcelain Chinese tea pot dating to the middle of the 19th Century. The design on the pot is of blue vines and peony flowers. The pot measures about 5 1/2" tall x 3 1/4" in Diameter and has a matching lid. The pot is in excellent condition with no chips, cracks or repairs. The asking price includes shipping within the USA.