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All Items : Popular Collectibles : Cultural : Pre 1990 item #1435062
Indonesia, East Sumba, 1970-1990

Handspun cotton, commercial dyes, warp ikat, twining

A vintage example of one of the oldest ikat patterns for men’s cloths (hinggi) made in East Sumba, called patola ratu, that has a complex netting of geometric forms. The textile is constructed from two long identical panels hand-stitched together along the warp to form a double width. The primary motifs arranged in alternating red and blue-black columns are variations o...
All Items : Vintage Arts : Regional Art : Asian : Southeast Asian : Textiles : Pre 1980 item #1432395
Lau o’o mimireke

Timor Leste, Baucau or West Lautem, 1970s

Warp ikat, supplementary warp weave, discontinuous supplementary weft

A festive red tubeskirt (lau o’o mimireke) woven in the Baucau or West Lautem municipality, constructed by stitching two panels together. The wide body of multicoloured stripes is followed at each end by a design band of orange and dark brown ikat, and a solid plum band decorated with two large flowers woven in s...
All Items : Vintage Arts : Regional Art : Asian : Southeast Asian : Textiles : Pre 1960 item #1432577
Indonesia, Sumatra, Toba Batak, Silindung Valley; mid 20th C

Commercial cotton, natural and commercial dyes, warp ikat, supplementary warp and weft weaving, twining

A single panel with an indigo centrefield of seven bands of very long white ikat pierced lozenges. The chevrons are piled up densely at each end, and show their delicate form in the middle bands. Lying over the ikat design and extending across the wine-red side panels are five bands of colourful supplementar...
All Items : Vintage Arts : Regional Art : Asian : Southeast Asian : Textiles : Pre 1940 item #1436590
Indonesia, Bali, Buleleng, Singaraja, c. 1930

Silk, aniline dyes, weft ikat (endek)

An early graphic silk body-wrapper (anteng), woven in the Singaraja area in the regency of Buleleng in north Bali, with a fine polychrome weft ikat design. Its dynamic, continuous design of shimmering white lines radiating outwards from a central column of claret lozenges is made festive by accents in apple green, mango yellow and violet. Darker, overdyed aubergine provides...
All Items : Traditional Collectibles : Books : References : Fine Art : Pre 1930 item #1236429 (stock #7022)
A rare original printing with dust cover of the art book ANGELICA KAUFFMANN, R.A. HER LIFE AND HER WORKS by Lady Victoria Manners and Dr. G.C. Williamson, published by John Lane The Bodley Head Limited London. This 11-1/4 x 9-1/2" book has 272 pages and it was issued in 1924 in a limited edition of only 1000 copies. It has numerous print plates in colour and black and white and it retains the original Kraft style paper outer wrap/dust jacket with a printed spine. Condition: DUST JACKET - spl...
All Items : Vintage Arts : Regional Art : Asian : Indian Subcontinent : Pre 1970 item #1409233
Dowry cloth, pillow cover

Rajasthan, Jaisalmer, Sindh people, Mahar group, 20th century

Hand woven cotton, cotton and silk floss, mirrors, khaarek, interlacing and jat embroidery

A highly decorative squarish piece of lavish embroidery on handwoven red cotton, pieced from three pieces of cloth (see image 2 for the joins). Its design consists of a central square surrounded by 8 squares, all patterned with khaarek silk embroidery in differ...
All Items : Vintage Arts : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Textiles : Pre 1960 item #1463768 (stock #22-47)
Almost square fukusa or ceremonial cloth or cover. Two hand-embroidered diamond shaped white silk emblems of a pair of cranes, enhanced by gold-thread outlines, on a kikko hanabishi background in multicolor yuzen dye technique between two bands of bright orange-red. Some of the flowers in the kikko hanabishi ground are hand-embroidered. The outlines of the kikko painted in gold (now oxidized to a greenish color).

The back of the fukusa is a solid bright orange-red.

Tassels in 3 of th...

All Items : Popular Collectibles : Nostalgia : School : Pre 1900 item #272489 (stock #G520)
A fabulous, vintage school teaching tool from the 19th Century! A red and gold painted wooden Alphabet or Spelling Board!

Measuring 13.25 inches wide x 9.25 inches high x 1 inch thick, this wonderful piece patented February 16, 1886, is in very fine condition with a warm, rich patina and color as well as all 56 of its original wooden letters! To spell a word, one slides the letters along cut out tracks in the board.

Quite visually appealing!

Condition: three of the 1/8th inch thick, round...

All Items : Popular Collectibles : Specialty : Wristwatches : Pre 2000 item #410428 (stock #Mil01)
Watch Company
$97.00
U.S.N. BU. of SHIPS CANTEEN NAVY COMBAT MILITARY WRIST WATCH. Model WR 16155. 36mm in diameter without the crown; 45mm with the crown. 46mm in length, and 13mm thick. Stainless Steel Case. Hardened Acrylic Crystal and Luminous Blued hands. This watch features the traditional "Canteen" screw down water resistant crown. Current military issue new in the box. Hack feature also allows the wearer to synchronize all the watches in a squad to exactly the same time for high-risk combat missions. THIS IS...
All Items : Estate Jewelry : Cufflinks and Accessories : Gold : Pre 1960 item #750995 (stock #gam-67)
Gideon Antiques
$510.00
One at A Time! Racetrackers, check out this one-of-a-kind vintage 14K yellow gold and enamel single stud, depicting a jock in red silks, white pants and black enamel boots on his way to victory, marked on back 14K and maker's mark. Measures 5/8 in. long x 1/4 in. high. Excellent condition.
All Items : Antiques : Decorative Art : Metals : Pre 1900 item #1390801 (stock #FA73)
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...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Textiles : Pre 1920 item #1463792 (stock #22-49)
Almost square fukusa, or ceremonial cover, made of silk, hand-decorated in yuzen dye technique (mineral colors and gold flakes) and with gold thread embroidery. Image of two open folding fans, connected with red noshi-threads. On the top fan are chrysanthemums along a stream; the bottom fan is decorated with cranes flying above pine trees near the sea. The fans are outlined in gold thread.

The reverse is red silk, decorated with peonies in brocade weave.

Tassels in the four corners, ...

All Items : Estate Jewelry : Costume : Designer : Pre 1980 item #1249202
modemodern
$445.00
Amazing huge vintage 1970s nomadic style pendant necklace with six strands of silvertone filigree wired beads with drops with opaque marbled Lucite beads in dark red, tortoise, and dark amber, with a large sculpted openwork framed hammered pendant. Hook clasp. Marked JAY FEINBERG. Stunning statement and pictures are not capturing it. 34 1/2 inches wearable length and the pendant is 5 1/2 inches long. Excellent condition. Metal is perfectly silvertone; other colors are reflection. Display...
All Items : Vintage Arts : Regional Art : Asian : Korean : Furniture : Pre 1960 item #1391273 (stock #4A98E)
Pair Korean Scholar's Book Chests, four(4) claws Korean Dragon and Phoenix Bird are battling in the flame, inlaid with Mother of Pearl, twisted Brass and faux tortoise shell, 41" high, 27" wide, 12 1/2" deep each in the background of dark brown lacquer with gold powder sparkling finish. Inlaid design of the wings of Phoenix Bird and Dragon are spread out into both sides, and the back is plain dark brown lacquer finish. Whole Book Chest supported by scrolling feet, shows continuous inlaid work....
All Items : Estate Jewelry : Costume : Unsigned : Pre 1940 item #1191791 (stock #271146475904)
There is rhodium plated metal brooch with black and red enmael. There is some wear to the enamel of the pelican's bill. All the pave rhinestones appear to be bright.

There is a Hallmark that is barely visible Made in USA and a symbol which I cannot photograph which appears to be a star with circle made of dots (Fred Gray).

Circa 1920s

Reference: Warman's Vintage Jewelry Identification and price guide, By Leigh Leshner, Krause Publications 2008 p. 117, p.11

Reference: American Costu...

All Items : Artists : Jewelry : Pendants : Contemporary item #1397199 (stock #1854)
Signed Studio Piece

Signed studio original hand hammered brass bold kinetic pendant necklace sculpture that frames a tree with nine branches of sterling silver, brass and copper with two antique faceted red amber beads. Looks equally well in a shadow box on your wall, window hanging art piece or around your neck. It was wrought in a USA studio in the in the Mid Century Modernist or Arts and Crafts tradition by this self directed metalart maker and signed Mimi Dee - Handmade.

*Bold n...

All Items : Estate Jewelry : Silver : Scandinavian : Georg Jensen : Pre 1970 item #1093698 (stock #6550)
A Georg Jensen sterling silver double tulip pin and earrings set in a red Georg Jensen New York box. The brooch measures 1-3/4 x 1-3/8" and has a safety catch and it matches the 7/8" x 5/8" clip-on earrings. The red box with the white satin and black velvet interior has the stamp for the Georg Jensen shop at 667 Fifth Avenue New York, and the brooch has the Jensen mark along with STERLING DENMARK 100 C (the pattern mark) and the earrings have just the 100 after the Jensen Denmark and sterling m...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Korean : Pre 1900 item #1464394 (stock #1483)
This seven feet tall Antique Korean Trident is the only Joseon Dynasty Trident ever offered for sale. The few existing examples are all in museums in Korea. Only Korea has this type of trident with the small round iron cymbals under the fork for scaring off tigers and other wild animals. The shape of the fork is also uniquely Korean. The Chinese trident has much rounder corners. 82 inches (208 cm) tall, 8.5 inches (21.5 cm) wide.