The former Chief Executive begins the second volume of his memoirs with his graphic and trenchant description of the presidency. Not since the early days of our country has a President written a more detailed account of life in the nation's most important job -- a job which has come to be one of the most important in the world as well. In this volume Mr. Truman departs from the chronological method he used in Volume One and presents the major problems of his administration in separate ch...
This collection incorporates some of the most significant biblical coins of the Holy Land from 103 BC to the 4th Century AD. Please find a detailed description of the coins and their significance below.
1) TWO WIDOW’S MITE PRUTAH OF ALEXANDER JANNAEUS
Reign of Alexander Jannaeus as King of Judea (103-76 BC)
Obverse: BASILEWS ALEXANDROU around inverted anchor.
Reverse: Eight-rayed star surrounded by diadem, Hebrew inscription "Yehonatan the king" between the rays.
Measuring 12.25 inches long x 8 inches in width, this two-sided, 19th century estate document listing all of the worldly goods of LEWIS MATTAIR is de-accessioned from the inventory of the ill-fated Middle Passage Museum (see museum history below). The document is undated but is estimated to be circa 1865-66 based on current research of federal and state archival documents.
This particular estate document is extraordinarily unique and atypical in comparison to other estate documents of this per...
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. And so his creative activity is on not only pottery art but also Zen paintings.
And he thinks that the spirit of wabi sabi is particularly required in this chaotic era,
He hopes to study and spread Zen paintings that d...
I am very pleased to offer this stunning bracelet from the high end accessories designer, Isabel Canovas. Isabelle was born in Paris on the “Night of Kings” in 1945, daughter to Genevieve Corre, and Blas Canovas, a Spanish fabric designer. The product of designers, she began work at an early age as accessories designer at Hermes, and later to Louis Vuitton. She received acclaim from Patrick Vuitton who felt she could help in modernizing the image of Vuitton in the 70‘s. After only one yea...
Those who are ardent collectors of the famed Florence Upton creation - the Golliwogg - recognize this 19th century, first edition, children's book as an extraordinarily RARE find indeed, very seldom available for purchase in today's market!
"The Golliwogg at the Sea-Side", published in 1898 by Longmans, Green & Co, London & New York, was illustrated by Florence K. Upton, with story written by her mother, Bertha. This book was the 3rd Golliwogg adventure in a series of thirteen Golliwogg adve...
SAMPLES OF JAPANESE SWEETS MOLDS, 14pc.
Set of various old plaster design samples of the molds for traditional Japanese confectionery called 'monaka' (bean-jam-filled wafers), Showa period, early-mid 20th century, Japan.
Fish: approx. 14 x 4cm (5.51 x 1.57in), Castle: approx. 7.5 x 6cm (2.95 x 2.36in), Shell: approx. 9 x 7cm (3.54 x 2.75in)
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Traditional folk Korean patchwork hemp textile made from scrap fabrics called Pojagi (Bojagi), mid-late 20th century, approx. 100 x 100cm (39.37 x 39.37in),
embodies the lifestyle and the story of the people who take good care of their possessions. Stiff material and would be more beautiful to shine light through.
Some expected slight frays and discoloration due to aging, but in beautiful vintage condition as is as seen. (* Blue one in the last photo is n...
Old Fushimi clay doll (ref. https://darumadollmuseum.blogspot.com/2004/11/fushimi-clay-dolls.html) of 'Kintaro' (ref. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Kintar%C5%8D), Edo-Meiji period, 19th century, Japan,
approx. H 207 x W 230 x D 80mm (8.14 x 9.05 x 3.14in). At that time in Japan, such dolls painted in red were folklorelly the amulets for the children for keeping away from diseases.
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PAIR OF PAINTED WOODEN BIRD FIGURES FOR TEMPLE DECORATION
Once installed at the colorful part of temple roof in Korea, early 20th century, approx. 13 x 7 x 2cm (5.11 x 2.75 x 0.78in), 12 x 7 x 2cm (4.72 x 2.75 x 0.78in).
Reference links: https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Dancheong / https://www.sharonhudson.com/art/fine_art/Korean_temple_decoration.html
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SACRED MIRROR STAND WITH NO MIRROR
Refined Japanese wood carving mirror stand for Shinto ritual use, early 20th century, approx. H 42 x W 27 D 14.5cm (16.53 x 10.62 x 5.70in). Some expected deterioration (chip, cracks, scratches, etc) as is.
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Historical dark Blue Staffordshire Teapot, circa 1830, of Lafayette at Franklin's Tomb. Made in honor of Lafayette's 1824 visit to the United States, this teapot was produced by Enoch Wood & Sons (1818 - 1846) of Staffordshire. In excellent antique condition, there is only one fairly small chip on the inside of the teapot, no hairlines, no repairs. The teapot is 11 inches wide from spout to handle by 7 .5" tall.
Rustic and calm handmade lampshade made of bamboo and paper during the wartime (1941-45) in Japan. approx. H 25 x D 23-22cm (9.84 x 9.05-8.66in). In such aged surviving condition as is, with some stains and rips.
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PAPIER-MACHE DOLLS BEFORE PAINTED
Scarce aged Japanese papier-mache Hina dolls before the process of painting, as the Minister of the Right and the Minister of the Left seated on the front row to guard the Emperor and Empress, Showa period, early-mid 20th century,
approx. H 20 x 15 x 8cm each (7.87 x 5.90 x 3.14in). In such aesthetically matured condition as is. Swords and arrows are removable and bases are fixed as the arrangement by its former owner in the l...
Old Korean wooden (pine) bowl used for containing grain or vegetable, early 20th century, approx. H 10 x D 28cm (3.93 x 11.02in).
Some expected scratches and cracks due to aging especially at inside center part, but a profound make as is.
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The master bowl is 9.75" and the 4 small bowls are 6". There are no chips or cracks in the glass. Thanks for looking.
an impressive christ 165cm high from leuven aera ,has been in an aarschot family sonce 3 generations
beard restorated on the left side,perizonium in two parts arms attached with iron bars
veins shown on arms ,protuding muscles on the body
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large christ (165 cm) from the region of louvauin. Was in a family of Aarschot since 3 generations. the perizonium is made in two parts and has a cord which attaches it. veins are shown on the arms and the limbs show protruding muscl...
The doll does not have a box, hat or certificate.
Dress has fading on sleeves, brown spotting on apron.
These are retired and no longer made.
Super naturally formed lava stone with completely no processing by human hands, from Iwate, Tohoku region, Japan, approx. 22 x 20 x H 18cm (8.66 x 7.87 x 7.08in). Besides as a sculpture by god's hands or a decorative suiseki stone by itself, appliable to various enjoyments such as a handled flower stand or incence burner or so on with imagination.
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