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...
Another very attractive antique Persian bowl dating from the 11th to 15th century.
The bowl shows marks of its age yet remains a sublime work of art.
Kindly refer to pictures for condition and details and inquire if you have some questions.
The bowl will be shipped in an antique Japanese made fitted wooden box.
Size. 20.5 x 21.5 x 11.5 cm (8.2 x 8.6 x 4.6 in)
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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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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
A antique necklace from Yemen with 11 butterscotch resin beads accented by ornate silver beads.One or two beads show wear where someone tested them for amber.The width of the beads range from 7/8" to 1" and the necklace measures 22-7/8".
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...
This jaw dropping demi parure was designed by contemporary designer jeweler, Robert Sorrell. Mr. Sorrell's pieces have been featured in the runway collections of Thierry Mugler, as well as in a number of theater productions including Cirque de Soleil. The set was custom made for Lush Life Antiques and includes a necklace and earrings in a wonderful asymmetric designs. The necklace has a wearable length of approximately 18" long with a 4" long x 3" wide center element, and the coordinating drop ...
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.
Flat cut almandine garnets were the most popular gemstone of the Georgian period shown here in a rarely found naturalistic floral and leaf design necklace set in 18K gold. The pansy shaped flowers represent remembrance.
This porcelain plate was produced in England by Mintons in 1883. The date cipher indicates this year. The plate was produced especially for Tiffany of New York. The painting is attributed to Henry Mitchell, a Minton artist specializing in painting dogs and wildlife. The plate measures 9 ½ inches in diameter. The central focus is the nearly photographic quality painting of a sleeping hound dog on a fur rug. Objects in the background come to life with colors and textures. The surrounding ...
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.
Antique Japanese 'suzuri bako' letter writing box. Carved out of one piece of wood and then lacquered, the design is of Japanese plum blossoms. On the right are the Japanese characters, 'Kyoku Ten Koki o Gosen' which is the last line of a very famous poem by Fujita Toko, a samurai-statesman who played a huge role at the end of the Edo Period, to help end the shogunate system and open Japan to the west. He personally was instrumental in dealing with Admiral Perry. The poem extols the virtues of...