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...
Rare Chinese Ming Dynasty Enamelled Porcelain Box (Fish & Birds)
This rare enamelled large round porcelain box was made during the Wanli reign (1573 - 1620) of the Ming Dynasty. The decoration features predominantly red and green enamels, with some black around the outline of the panels. The cover features a fish in red and green enamel in its centre surrounded by a wide band of green, then various lines in red, geometric patterns and three panels each containing a bird in flight. The lower ...
Rare Chinese Northern Song / Jin Dynasty Twin-Handled Jar
This rare and unusual jar was made at one of the northern kilns during the 11th - 13th century. It is coated both inside and out in a thick glaze that varies in colour from chocolate-brown to black. The glaze fall short of the base on both the inner and outer surfaces. The outer body is decorated with a fluted wall and lightly incised horizontal lines that surround the jar at its shoulder. On opposing sides to the rim are two sturdy l...
Rare Vietnamese 14th Century Apple-Green Glazed Stoneware Bowl
This rare stoneware bowl was made during the 14th century. It is coated in an apple-green glaze. Although not very clear, round the lower inner surface there appears to be a floral (?) pattern using a glaze-resisting method. There is an unglazed stacking band around the centre, the centre appearing the be coated in a thin yellowish wash. There are six decorative notches spread equidistant around the rim edge.
Diameter 16 cm (...
A Carder Steuben green jade and alabaster vase measuring 6 inches tall. The vase is shape 3285 and is unsigned. The raised foot is alabaster and the balance of the vase is green jade. The underside of the foot exhibits a broken pontil mark. There is no damage.
An unusual Art Nouveau cordial in the manner of Meyers Neff or Theriesenthal measuring 5 inches tall consisting of a colorless cup with red cameo overlay of petals or leaves. The cup is 2 3/8 inches in diameter at the top and sits on a bottle green stem and foot. The foot has swirled ribs and is 2 1/4 inches in diameter. There is no pontil mark and the unsigned piece has no damage.
HAMILLTON Pocket Watch Grade 917 size 10. Mint, original with Chain Circa: 1947. Produced in the late 1940s, 17 jewels, pendent set, adjusted 3 Positions, marked "HAMILTON U.S.A." Very clean running and accurate. The original snap back and bezel 10k yellow gold-filled case is marked HAMILTON and "Star Watch Case Co. R363909. THIS IS A FINE COLLECTIBLE. DON'T INVEST IN THE STOCK MARKET OR BONDS. BUY HISTORIC AND COLLECTIBLE HARD ASSETS.
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Chinese Ming Dynasty Blue & White Kraak Porcelain Dish (Deer & Birds)
This attractive porcelain dish was made during the Wanli reign (1573 - 1620) of the Ming Dynasty. It has a foliate rim and has been very attractively decorated in underglaze blue of very good colour featuring a variation of the "two deer in a garden" pattern. Although this pattern is well-known, in addition, around the rim, are various leaf & foliage patterns as well as three birds, a rare feature on such dishes. The under...
Rare Chinese Western Han Dynasty Bronze Cauldron / Jar
This domestic bronze cooking vessel was made during the Western Han Dynasty (206 BC - AD 8) or possibly earlier. It has two handles on opposing sides of the shoulder. It is quite "heavily-cast" and the casting lines are quite pronounced, especially across the flat base. There is some corrosion, mostly to the base where it comprises mostly malachite (green) and azurite (blue). There are also black carbon deposits on the surface in places,...
Rare Chinese Han Dynasty Pottery Dish with Painted Fish Pattern
This rare pottery dish, or shallow bowl, was made during the Western Han Dynasty (206 BC - AD 220). Most known Han Dynasty pottery objects tend to be jars or figures with dishes and bowls being quite rare. This is quite a large dish with a diameter of 25 cm. It is made from a dark grey pottery, relatively highly-fired, having a distinct ring to it when tapped. The inner surface has been painted with a pattern featuring three fis...
しゃもじ / THREE LARGE RICE PADDLES
Wood, early-mid 20th century, Korea, approx. L 42-45.5 x W 10-13cm (16.53-17.91 x 3.93-5.11in), in such aesthetically well-used condition as is.
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弁当 / THREE BENTOS
Set of retro plastic Food samples (Food models or Fake foods) of typical Japanese Bento (Box lunch) composed of such grilled fishes (miso and koji/salt-pickled), various side dishes, and rice, Showa period, 20th century, Japan,
Each box: approx. 16.6 x 16.6 x 5cm (6.53 x 6.53 x 1.96in). Aged deterioration as is.
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A Rare Khmer Pre-Angkor Masterpiece: Standing Avalokiteshvara Figure, Gray Stone 8th Century
Standing in samabhanga with both arms broken, wearing vertically striated sampot secured by a decorated belt and knotted in the center.
With single fishtail-shaped flange falling to the front.
Naked upper body with well defined breasts and incised belly-button.
Estimate Value: $25 000 - $35 000
Height - 150 cm (59 In)
Provenance: Private collection, acquired late 1950s...
A beautiful whistling vessel from Peru, very likely from either the Moche or Chimu culture. It's made in very fine lightbrown clay, and with a small animal sitting on the vessel mouth.
Provenance: Private estate in Denmark, Hellerup.
Culture & Year: Moche or Chimú, 400 AD - 1470 AD
Condition: Very fine. Crack around the animal sitting on vessel.
Height: 19.6 cm
Width: 11.5 cm
Length: 23 cm
A beautiful and quite interesting pre-columbian terracotta figure from Guerrero, Mexico. A male figure holding his head with his arm while leaning on the knee. The figure is wearing a sort of headpiece and shoulderpad. It could possibly be part of the Aztec empire.
Provenance: Ole Hammer Collection. Zoologist who collected all of his pieces in the 1950’s on his travels to South-America. Now most of his collection is in the danish museum ‘Holstebro Art Museum’. This one was acqu...
A beautiful black-figure squat-lekythos from the attic. Small details in black paint are visible around the neck and base.
Provenance: Ex. private collection, Alleroed, Denmark.
Culture & Year: Greek, Attic, 500 - 300 b.c.
Condition: Okay, small chips in body.
Height: 8.1 cm
Length: 5.5 cm
Width: 5.5 cm
An interesting Coptic pilgrim flask (ampullae) made in Byzantine Egypt. The motive represents Saint-Menas with two camels which are associated with the pilgramage that was created around the egyptian soldier.
Provenance: Ex. deceased estate in Copenhagen.
Culture & Year: Coptic, 400 - 600 a.d.
Reference: See the metmuseum for similar.
Condition: Fine condition.
Height: 8.5 cm
Length: 2.5 cm
Width: 7 cm
A beautiful votive bronze figure depicting the Egyptian god Osiris. You can just skim the details of the figure, details such as the face, utensils etc.
The bronze patina is very pretty and interesting.
Age & Culture: 750 - 332 b.c., Late Period
Litterature Reference: Ede C., Collecting Antiquities
Provenance: Ex. deceased estate, Copenhagen.
Dimensions without platform.
Height: 8.5 cm
Width: 2.1 cm
Height of platform: 2 cm
藍染のこけし / INDIGO KOKESHI
Modern Japanese traditional simplified wooden doll dyed in deep indigo blue, H 30 x D 7.5cm (11.81 x 2.95in)
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