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...
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...
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...
Large limited-edition Japanese woodblock print by Joshua Rome (b. 1953) titled “Inawara” dated 12/20/1982. The bottom margin is titled, dated, numbered 28/100 and signed in pencil. The artist's red seal is beside the signature. Paper: 18 1/8" x 25" (image: 15 1/2” x 21 5/8"). Very good overall condition. The print is very lightly sunstruck. The bottom margin corners are a little wrinkled and the paper at the back upper edge is slightly distressed from tape removal.
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
Tibetan Red Polychrome Lacquered Trunk, Ca. 1900, with raised design of flying Dragon within scalloped cartouche on top of the Gesso and cloth backing on wood, borders are decorated low relief Chinese Character on Polychrome Gesso "Long Life", all original work and finish, 20" high, 35" wide 15" deep, wrapped with Brass around corners, hinges and lock compartment in front. Decorated with Buddhist symbols on the side and no decoration in the back. Top shows wears, paint on top of the cloth and G...
A wonderfully crafted brooch of 18K & 24K gold with a central carved piece of coral by Miyé Matsukata who had Atelier Janiyé in Boston.
This brooch measures 2 7/8" long and 1 1/4" high. Marked Janiyé,18K and 24K on the back. The coral is held in place with four delicate prongs. Has a rollover safety clasp that holds securely. Beautiful condition, coral is a deep salmon color with glimmers of cream.
This piece is from her estate and will be accompanied by her original sketch from ...
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 piece of massive ivory carved as a fantasy landscape with detailed renderings of pastoral life complete with village, people attending at various work (fishing, picking fruits, feeding ducks), lotus and fish pond, pavilions and large willow trees. etc. set on a boat-like form imitating a tree trunk. Late Qing, ca. 1900. L 31 cm, H 8 cm. Condition: Excellent (one minor, but superficial hairline).
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...
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...
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...
The size of Framed Lithograph: 32" W x 26 3/4" H x 1"
Sheet Size: 25 1/8" W x 19 1/2" High
Image Size: 22" W x 16 3/8" HIgh
Artist : Marcia Banks
Title: Oyster Bay
Medium: Offset Lithograph on thick art Paper.
Signed: On lower Right, M. Banks in pencil
Edition No.: AP (Artis Proof) in pencil on lower left.
Year Published : 1990's
Her profile Sheet attached on the back of frame.
Condition of Frame and Print: Excellent, Mint condition.