A truly superb antique microbeaded purse featuring an abstract design deriving from either Persian rug motifs or Berlin wool work patterns. The lack of borders surrounding the central medallion -- it is surrounded by flowers and vines instead -- points to the latter. It is a stunning piece composed of richly colored glass beads; Prussian blue for the background, with figures worked in salmon, red, green, cream, and black. Wonderful original frame with flower baskets outside and a monogram (FSW...
Antique American Indian Beaded Dance Harness
Authentic Antique 19th century American Indian (Canadian Plains Cree from Saskatchewan) dance harness composed of black trade silk fabric with twelve rosettes white red and blue glass beads sown to hide discs enclosed by hanging feather attachments. The central panel of the bandoleer is constructed in a geometrical pattern beaded with emerald green and burgundy glass beads on a thick fabric. The entire sewing was done by hand. These items come fr...
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.
Antique, 18th century, Mughal Indo Persian - Sind Matchlock gun Jezail. Details; damascus steel barrel showing strongly banded pattern, muzzle fixed to mounting bayonet, curved wood full stock with simple iron plates on each side.
CONDITION: In good condition considering its age.
MEASUREMENTS: Overall length: 141cm (55 ½ inches).
REFERENCES: “Firearms Of The Islamic World in the Tareq Rajab Museum, Kuwait” by Robert Elgood.
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Offered is a fabulous pair of antique Apothecary Show Globes which includes one fancy Victorian style hanger. Photos provide close-up views of these intricately detailed, high-end show globes, and the 1891 photo from the WHITALL TATUM COMPANY catalog, establishes the age of these beauties.
The overall condition of the globes is very good with the imperfections and wear expected given their 130+ years of age. The decorative frames are sturdy and the globes hold water with ease. At some point ...
Used by the bride for wedding this elaborate kingfisher feather crown is a very old and rare piece. The oldest kingfisher ornaments were made by glueing the feathers onto heavy paper. Metal wire was only used to attach pieces together. Both paper and the feathers are fragile, so not many of these old pieces have survived. This one is in average to good condition, some paper loss and some feather loss. It has its original long silk tassels and large glass beads though some of the small beads...
Patrice gathers semi precious stones, antique glass and metals to design heirloom pieces such as this set. It has a striking combination of yellow jade with amathyst on brass and also Chinese turquoise and carnelian. The necklace is 17" end to end, the pendant is 2" by 1 1/2", clip earrings are 1" by 5/8".
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 fabulous vintage Mexican Bracelet has a stunning design similar to the work of Antonio Pineda - it's signed with the initials AP but they differ from the more common Pineda hallmark and we're not sure who the artist is. It's a massive piece measuring 7" long, 1" wide and is quite heavy at 115.5 grams. Early style pin closure. No damage noted, just some light wear and tarnish and the Amethyst stones have the typical inclusions. A fantastic bracelet that any collector will love.
Fabulous luxe big statement 1980s French long sautoir necklace in antiqued slightly matte goldtone metal with double link chain, faux Byzantine coins, double sided, and large
poured resin beads in pale yellow and pale lavender, simulating barbaric carved citrine and amethyst stone beads. Marked JACKY DE G PARIS on metal tag. The beads have cast
metal ornate caps in the same style as the coins. Continuous strand with no clasp. Long enough to be worn doubled as shown. Substantial at 133 gr...
Nobori banners, carps, warrior's Yoroi and Kabuto helmets, samurai dolls and swords were all a part of the display used for Boy's Day (renamed Children's Day) on May 5th in Japan. They reflect the parents' wish to inspire their sons in manliness, discipline, bravery and the honor codes which are associated with them.
Originally, nobori were used on the battlefield to identify the troops; some were to show the warriors where their taisho (general) was, others were used to shift the troops. ...
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.
Persian Heriz hand knotted wool carpet, room size 9' x 12 1/2' Ca. 1950's, beautiful reddish geometric design in the center bordered by dark blue background, typical Heriz design, the condition is good, nice soft wool touch on the surface and very clean and in good condition.
A small antique blue and white porcelain Chinese tea pot dating to the middle of the 19th Century. The design on the pot is of blue vines and peony flowers. The pot measures about 5 1/2" tall x 3 1/4" in Diameter and has a matching lid. The pot is in excellent condition with no chips, cracks or repairs. The asking price includes shipping within the USA.
Here’s to a good round of golf and a fine cigar...case! This antique sterling silver cigar holder tube will keep that smoke fresh and secure, having an engine-turned design and slide off cap. Stamped 925 and Makers Mark and Anchor on tube and inside cap. Measures 7 1/4" long. Very good condition with minor depressions near tip. Wt. 67.7g. A class act on the course or with friends.
Please feel free to enjoy this Chinese wood carving of a seated Guanyin, early Qing dynasty. The Guanyin is seated in rajalitasana, royal ease, on a pierced rockwork base with one leg lowered and the other with knee raised supporting the right arm, the face carved with a poised and calm expression, wearing a tiara and loose robes falling over the shoulders and open at the chest to reveal an elaborate beaded necklace.
There are no repairs visible, but pieces of laquer had been chipped...
This antique Victorian tortoise shell silver pique inlaid bracelet is composed of 7 square discs with a silver pique inlaid. These designs include 3 turtles, 2 sailboats and 2 palm trees. The bracelet is 7" x 15/16" square. The tortoise shell colors are beautiful.
Antique Japanese “Yogi” bed comforter, hand-spun cotton with "tsutsugaki" paste resist dye in aizome Japanese indigo dye. The design is auspicious symbol, Sho-Chiku-Bai (pine, bamboo, plums). The shoulder and collar areas are accented with "kasuri" cotton. Excellent condition - no holes on the front except one small L shape cut (3/4"x3/4") on the lower area, some repairs on the liner. Cotton wadding was taken out and cleaned (but not washed). Approximately 57" wide x 77" long, ...
Confirmed unsigned Chanel necklace circa 1960 or 1970; I recently saw this same necklace with a Chanel hang tag with just the name in block lettering (no
season numbers or copyright symbols), which dates it to 1970 or prior. I had previously listed this necklace as a probable Chanel. Designed in the Indian
moghul style which was one of Chanel's main influences, with red and green Gripoix poured glass beads simulating carved rubies and emeralds, and dark
goldtone beaded drops and term...