A charming portrait miniature in watercolor on ivory of a young girl, by British artist Thomas Redmond, circa 1775. The child wears a white dress with a large pink sash; she has curly blond hair and bright blue eyes. Born circa 1745, Redmond was the son of a clergyman and apprenticed as a housepainter before giving it up to move to London to study art. He exhibited at the Free Society of Artists, 1762-1771, and at the Royal Academy, 1775-1783. Very good condition; there’s a chi to the edge...
Wonderful detailed Miniature Portait of a Lady of the Court with fine gown and jewels. It is in original red velvet frame which measures 4.5" tall. Portrait is appx 3.25" tall. Painted on Ivory wafer and signed by artist, this is European in Origin. I just love the fine detail in her garb and elaborate jewelry. Condition is Very Good. You will be pleased, it is hard to let go of this one.
A charming, signed, pastel portrait by Dorothy Colles (1917-2003) who was (according to an obituary published in the Independent newspaper) "gifted in portraits of children". This picture was drawn circa 1963 (please see our other Colles picture) and was a commissioned piece for an advertising poster. Dorothy Colles has exhibited through the Royal Academy and the Royal Society of Portrait Painting. Condition - excellent. The picture 20 inches by 17.7 inches (51cm x 45cm). The original frame - 23...
Having conceived of the revolutionary idea of a lithographed, molded-mask doll face in 1901, New Yorker, Albert Bruckner applied for and was awarded the patent for his idea that same year. All Bruckner dolls were then stamped, "PAT'D JULY 8th 1901" on the lower right neck edge.
From 1901-1924, Bruckner produced this original, 12" Topsy Turvy doll for Horsman's Babyland Rag Doll line that features Caucasian, "Betty", on one end and African American, "Topsy", on the other. The inspiration for t...
Seated Bosatsu (Skt. Bodhisattva) sculpted in relief from a fine-grained igneous stone, the hands forming the gassho adoration mudra and supporting a long-stemmed lotus blossom. Mid- to late-Edo Period ca. 1775. Very minor old loss. Patchy-white lichen accumulation.
Height: 63 cm
A charming seated Bosatsu, boldly executed and fairly massively scaled. The white patches are dried lichen, not repairs.
The lotus-form dais shown in the photographs is not included.
Early 20th century English custom wood silver chest with barley twist legs by "Viner's Ltd Sheffield, Cutlers & Silversmith to H.M. The King". The interior is lined in purple velvet with labels marking where each piece of silver goes.. The chest still has its original working key. In excellent condition, it measures about 32.75" long, 18.25" deep, 29" high.
20084628 A sterling silver “Remember the Alamo” souvenir spoon from 1891. The spoon shows the alamo in the bowl and the handle is in the shape of a Bowie knife. The handle is marked “Victory or Death” and “Texas One and Indivisible.” At the to of the handle is a portrait of William Travis and a listing of other prominent Texans associated with the Alamo. The back of the handle is marked “Daughters of the Republic of Texas 1891" along with a bust of DeZavala. The base of the ha...
A hardcover published in 1994 that highlights holloware, jewelry and cutlery exhibited at the Kolding Museum. There are B&W photos along with an extensive appendix noting the pieces, dimensions,etc.along with a chronology. The cover shows very light wear with minor creasing at the top of the back spine - the book itself is in excellent condition.
Written in Danish and German. 231pp.
Kawase Hasui (1883-1957)
Souvenirs of Travels, Third Series.
Size: Oban. Approximately 15.50 x 10.25 inches.
Publisher: Watanabe Shozaburo. Watanabe C seal at right margin, indicating printing between 1929 and 1942.
Reference: Hotei #118.
Condition: Lightly toned paper.
This design is on the cover of "Dreams and Diversions: Essays on Japanese Woodblock Prints."
Excellent pair of 12 inch tall Pairpoint candlesticks cut in the “Rockford” pattern. The colorless candlesticks are Pairpoint shape 1600. The candlesticks are in pristine condition with no damage of any kind.
A 14k pearl pin in pristine condition. Marked M in an oyster shell K 14 for Mikimoto Tokyo. The 13 lustrous pearls range in size from 4mm to 5.5mm and the piece measures 1-1/2" x 1-3/8". Weight 6.1gr.
Lovely antique Victorian lace fan with hand carved bone ribs and guard. Kept under protective glass against a soft pink velvet background and framed in an aged-style white wood frame. In excellent condition, it measures 28ʺW × 2ʺD × 20ʺH
Late 19th century zitan chair featuring a serpentine top rail above an open back with a square tablet incised with two archaic vases on a stand within scrolls over a cleated seat on square legs and stretchers. Wear consistent with age and use. Very good condition. Measures 21.5ʺW × 16.5ʺD × 40.5ʺH
Vintage Japanese Showa period ink and color on silk scrolled painting of an autumn landscape with mountains in the background and tiny horses and figures in the foreground by Kawashima Baikan (1902-1977). Black ink signature and red artist’s seal at the lower right. Signed tomobako wood presentation box. Mid-20th century. Painting: 17 5/5” x 20 1/8” (scroll: 54 1/2” x 26”). Very good overall condition.
21094673 A signed Steuben gold Aurene bowl with strong green pulled feather decoration. The bowl is marked “Aurene 564" around the polished pontil which indicates that it is a bon-bon dish according to the factory line drawings. The bowl is 5 inches in diameter and 3 inches high and has a scallopped rim.
Ornamental iron bell for horse, 19th - early 20th century, Korea, approx. H 12cm (4.72in), in nice rusty condition, with an acquired little hole as is.
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Wood. Korea. Sign of Chinese characters at the bottom that stands for the year of 'Fire Monkey' (33rd year of the sexagenary cycle、e.g. 1896, 1956, 2016). approx. D 10 x H 12cm (3.93 x 4.72in).
Some expected stains and scratches due to aging, but in generally good condition as is. (*The fixture is Offering tray (#15023))
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Here is a wonderful, exceptional early creation by Georg Jensen USA designer, Laurence Foss. It features square lapis stones accented by sterling floral panels with a hint of goldwash at the buds. Signed L/F Sterling, it measures 7" x 5/8" and weighs 38.1gr.