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...
Chinese Jin Dynasty Painted Pottery Filial Piety Tile (AD 1115 - 1234)
This interesting and attractive pottery tile was made during the Jin Dynasty (AD 1115 - 1234) and most likely comes from Shanxi province. It depicts a scene from the story of Zeng Shen, one of the stories of the twenty-four paragons of filial piety:
Zeng Shen, who lived during the Spring and Autumn period. was well-known for his filial piety. When he was young he often went into the mountains to gather firewood. O...
Antique and unique Japanese Mingei Sake Bottle (Tokkuri), also usable as a flower vase. It is approx. 100 years old and made of old Shino-Ware.
You will find two amazing images on it, made with iron-oxid. Enjoy sake or beautiful flowers with this antique Mingei Folk Art item.
Mingei (民芸 lit. folk arts or arts of the people), the Japanese folk art movement, was developed in the late 1920s and 1930s in Japan. Its founding father was Yanagi Sōetsu (1889–1...
Presented as a historical and cultural artifact, this seldom-found, vintage, 1942, Ten Little Colored Boys book illustrated by Emery I. Gondor and published by Howell, Soskin Publishers, New York, is in near excellent condition.
Measuring 10.75 inches wide x 8.25 inches long, the book has seen extremely gentle use as evidenced by the perfect condition of the little boys' heads which, while providing visual interest, are primarily present to allow easy turning of each page. Given this purpo...
Japanese limited edition sosaku hanga woodblock print depicting two horses in profile galloping neck and neck by Tadashi Nakayama (1927-2014) titled “Running Horses.” The print was executed in bold colors with gold diagonal lines and silver highlights set against a black background. This horizontal image is pencil-signed “T. Nakayama,” numbered 59/95, and dated 1984 in the bottom margin. The bottom margin edge also contains the title and original purchase price of 150,000 yen. The re...
Tall flower vase of dented cylindrical form with two rudimentary lions head masks on the flanks. Thick brown Bizen stoneware with large irregular splashes of ash glaze.
Signed on the bottom with the typical sign for Fujiwara Ken.
Excellent example of the beautiful work by the famous Bizen potter Fujiwara Ken
Japan, Showa era.
H 10.25 inch.
Comes with original fitted wooden tomobako, inscribed on cover Bizen Yohen hanaire, and signed Ken with red seal Ken
A wood water basin was nicely carved in shape of a lotus leaf with a lotus pond.
It was preserved in very good condition by nice brownish patina.
Some of the seeds in the lotus pond were still movable when some were sticked but nothing is missing.
It was a charming and very rare piece by this type.
Most of the old wood pieces were made as brush pots in relief carving.
This piece was carved in delicate workmanship to imitate the lotus leaf by thin wall a...
The Framed Size: 32"L x 24"H x 2" Thick,
24 K Gold frame
Image Size: 28" L x 20" H.
Artist: Gisela Fabian (1943-2004) American, Born in Germany
Medium: Oil on Canvas
The condition of Painting,: Excellent.
Signed: Lower left center, Gisela Fabian, '87.
Title : Noah's Ark
The year of painting: 1987
This is wonderful Oil Painting by Gisela Fabian.
I have purchased this painting in 1991. I have kept last 28 years and never offered to the public unt...
Antique 18th Century Polish Saxon Swiss Guards Sword of Augustus the Strong King Of Poland
Very Rare Authentic Antique, 18th century, circa 1730 A.D. Polish – Saxon Gala sword of the Hundred Life Swiss Guards of Augustus II the Strong, king of Poland, and electors of Saxony. An extremely rare antique, as only 120 of these swords were made and very few survived to the present date, they are primarily in museums. A slightly curved sturdy blade, cut on each face with full-length, slender fulle...
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...
Fine Chinese Tang Dynasty Sancai Glazed Pottery Groom Figure (Published & with Oxford TL Test)
This fine pottery figure was made during the Tang Dynasty (AD 618 - 906) and represents a foreign male attendant or groom. It is "heavily-potted" and made from a cream-coloured pottery that is relatively highly-fired. The body is coated in very finely-crackled green and amber glazes.
Tang glazed items such as this are usually referred to as "sancai glazed" pieces. "Sancai" refers to three colo...
Ancient egyptian fayence ushabti of Osiris "Tanethut"
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Oh, you ushabtis of Osiris, Tanethut the justified one. If you are called to do, what must be done there as your work of the West (which means realm of the death)
This text is a version of the ushabti saying (Book of the Dead – Saying number 6). The name Tahut or Tanethut “the one belonging to the temple...
Netsuke, Utmaro,Shinto, Ivory, Prints, Carvings, Lacquer ,Blue and White porcelain all covered in this auction catalogue.
Black and white photos.
Cover:Fine Japanese Works of Art, Monday June 9,1986 at 10:30 a.m. and 2:15 p.m.
Tuesday 10 June 1986 at 11:00 a.m. and 2:30 p.m.
Condition clean, no damage and good.
Please email me for exact condition because I am citing from memory.
I will pull the book and send photos and a more comprehensive description...
Vintage 1950's sterling silver & onyx necklace designed & signed by Taxco, Mexico modernist Antonio Pineda. Interior wearable length is 16 inches. Both stones & silver are in beautiful condition. Clasp is tight & secure. Fully hallmarked on reverse. Truly a museum quality wearable work of art, this design was included in the recent museum exhibit SILVER SEDUCTION: THE ART OF MODERNIST ANTONIO PINEDA and is pictured on p. 133 in the book of the same name by Gobi Stromberg.
Sadamitsu Sugimoto, a great master of the ceramic art scene in Japan, was led by Tachibana Daiki the great Zen teacher and has been producing a lot of masterpieces through over 40 years .He has been studying the world of “wabi, sabi, and yugen” as his life's theme.
*Tachibana Daiki is well known that young Bill Clinton or Cap.Armstrong asked for teaching.
This piece was created in '89 for ideal as the great artist Hon-ami Koetsu'work and not used.
The mentor Daiki gave the name as "AKAHI...
In (Zus), a visual essay by the French photographer Benoît Fougeirol, views of and views from eleven of the “Zones urbaines sensibles” (Sensitive Urban Zones) on the peripheries of Paris reveal harsh paradoxes of modern society.
These poor, marginal districts were defined by administrative boundaries in response to the “emergence of a social problem.” Through the synecdoche of architecture—its materials, patterns, and surfaces—Fougeirol presents the stubborn vitality an...
Japanese fukusa, a silk satin gift cover depicting the Seven Sages of the Bamboo Grove. The development of the Japanese fukusa is closely associated with their custom of gift giving. Japan has been a farming country until recently and crops were directly affected by nature (draft, floods, etc). The rituals were held within their own communities and fresh crops were offered to god. To irrigate and lay the roads, they needed the better their work relationship. The custom of eating and drink...
Sheet Size/Image : 24 1/2" W x 18" H, Borderless
Artist : Marcia Banks
Title: City Place
Medium: Offset Lithograph on thick art Paper.
Signed: On lower right, M. Banks on plate
Year Published : 1985's
Condition of Print: Excellent, Never been framed.
This is beautiful Offset Lithograph by Renowned Artist, Marcia Banks.
This is earlier work by Marcia Banks. We have only this print.
BIOGRAPHY of Marci Banks(1934-2017)
Marcia Banks' own u...