A nice 1937 Canadian silver dollar $1 coin with the double strike HP in VF+ condition. It has good detail and it is a nice example. All coin and banknote gradings are subjective and are included as guides only, and are based on published grading charts. Please refer to the hi-res scans included in our listings for accurate sight grading of our items. All scans are sized only and they are absolutely unaltered and unenhanced. All items are thoroughly and conservatively graded and all conditio...
An eight coin bracelet that features seven Ethiopian coins and a five (5) corona coin, Franz Joseph IV Kaiser Schiede Munze 1858. The 1 Ghersh Ethiopian coins have Menelik II on one side side and the lion of Judah with flag on the other. The Austrian coin is the center coin. The coins show signs of wear appropriate for age.
Nice lot of 4 scarabs with different motifs, all from the Eberhard Hanfstaengl collection.
Condition: F-VF, one intact, the others with minor corr. or smaller chips.
Provenance: Formerly in the private collection of Eberhard Hanfstaengl (1886-1973). He was a famous German Art director and head of the Berlin National Gallery as well as other higher positions. Educated as Art Historian. Comes with COA.
A Chinese Bronze Censer figure of buffalo and the figurine, Qing Dynasty. The figure of buffalo length approximately 12.6 cm and height approximately 7 cm. There's an old repaired at the one of buffalo horn. Decorated silver wire inlaid. The figurine height approximately 7.8 cm. Decorated silver wire inlaid. The figurine has few cracks around 1 cm (2 parts) and few small chips at the bottom.
This is an extremely rare set of master die or Hobs used to create the dies for striking a coin to commemorate the Apollo 8 mission. These are from 1968 and are in good condition. One side has the seal of the United States of America while the other side has the names and busts of the astronauts, Anders, Borman and Lovell. Please email if you need any additional photos of information. This would be a great addition to any space or Apollo collection. Certainly one-of-a-kind. The coin face is 1.5...
A museum quality oval pendant signed Benevidez (Johnny) and Tim Yazzie Sterling. Possibly a piece by both men who are Santo Domingo/Navajo artists. The Tim Yazzie mark is not typical however if one searches the web, one can find similar pieces created by both men.
Silver overlay designs highlight the intricately cut lapis,onyx and turquoise stones. A solid pendant, it
measures 3-1/4 x 1-1/2" and weighs a hefty 49gr. The sterling collar has a hook clasp and is marked TS 91 Taxco 925.
Antique Japanese silver kanzashi, the upper design part is gold plated with finely engraved three oak leaves. *This was one of the most popular crests among the warrior samurai class particularily among close devotees of Shinto. Top quality hand cut metal work. Circa (we think) Meiji period (1868-1912). 6 3/4" long and 1 3/8" in width.
*The Elements of Japanese Desgn by John W. Dower
This appliqué Mahakala mask was one of four decorating a ritual dancer’s cloud collar. The background silk used is a very fragile silver thread brocade possibly dating from the 13th century. This would account for the cloud collar having become fragmentary.
Height: 18 in/47 cm
Width: 20 in/51 cm)
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 ...
Commissioned portrait of a beautiful chestnut brown slim rescue shelter dog whose reversed dark spinal fur resembles that of a Rhodesian Ridgeback.
When this painter spent time with her, Sofie struck such a stance as if reviving an ancestral show pedigree pose.
This being Ms K's first baby...with a human one to follow within a year or so?
Original work by this self learned painter who also forges sterling silver metal work studio jewelry, has been exhibited in va...
New York Watch Co. Wm. E. Harpur, Philadelphia No.7009 C: 1869 Watchmaker
He learned watchmaking with William H. C. Riggs at Front and Dock Streets, whose company made chronometers and manufactured nautical instruments. In November of 1834, at the age of 21, he was hired by noted silversmith and jeweler John Adam, in Alexandria, VA. Harpur advertised on 9 December 1834:
WM. E. HARPUR.
Clock and Watch Maker, (late of Philadelphia)
Respectfully informs the citizens of Alexa...
A rare and unusually large souvenir piece of wood cut from a beam from the painted chamber which was one of the oldest parts of the original Palace of Westminster, destroyed by the Great Fire of 1834. This piece of oak forms the back of a mahogany coin collector's cabinet which was made circa 1835-1850.
The writing on this ancient wood panel reads: "The Oak forming this cabinet is part of a Beam removed from under the floor of the Painted Chamber (being part of the wood used in the original bu...
Antique Miao comb made of wood and silver. Flowers, birds and dragons designs. The ring on top was used to secure the comb in the hair, with a chain by instance.
Magnificent patina with expected wear, one tooth partially broken (see pix). 19th C. or before. H: 10 cms, w: 8 cms.
An 18k diamonds and cornflower sapphires row ring circa 1890. This Victorian period size 6 ring is 18k yellow gold, with genuine natural sapphires and antique sut diamonds. It measures 3/4" x 3/16" across the setting, the two diamonds measure approximately 10 points each by gauge, and the cornflower blue sapphires measure approximately 6 points each (side) and 12 points (central). This ring weighs 2.0 grams, it is stamped 18CT with a CT maker's mark. It is in excellent condition with no chips, c...
One of Antonio Pineda's most spectacular bracelets and highly sought after by collectors is his "Spheres" bracelet. Also known as the Ball Bearing or Saturn design it's a book piece featured on page 52 in Silver Seductions and was also included in the Fowler museum exhibit. Measuring 7" long by 1" wide, it weighs a hefty 125.3 grams. Hallmarked with the Antonio Taxco Crown, 970, and the eagle 208. It is in good condition with no damage noted only slight wear and tarnish. The box clasp is secure ...
Antique 17th century (circa 1650-1680) Japanese Arita porcelain ewer of oval form with a waisted neck and loop handles, painted in underglaze-blue with panels of peonies reserved on karakusa, the neck is with stylized peonies.
The top of the handle has two holes whilst one is pierced and the other is not; the holes were made prior to the firing process of the porcelain at the request of European merchants importing Japanese porcelain for European markets because many of these types of ewer w...
This type of fukusa is a cover placed over a gift at the time of a gift-giving ceremony such as the "Yui-noh" which is held prior to a wedding. The evergreen pine symbolizes the strength and devotion of men; the plum blossoms represent purity, subtle beauty and the inner strength of women. Bamboo is often used to describe the personality of men and women; for example, a person being as straight (honest) as bamboo could also mean flexible (bendable) to a large extent. When pine (matsu, SHO), bam...
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.