Lau o’o mimireke
Timor Leste, Baucau or West Lautem, 1970s
Warp ikat, supplementary warp weave, discontinuous supplementary weft
A festive red tubeskirt (lau o’o mimireke) woven in the Baucau or West Lautem municipality, constructed by stitching two panels together. The wide body of multicoloured stripes is followed at each end by a design band of orange and dark brown ikat, and a solid plum band decorated with two large flowers woven in s...
Indonesia, East Sumba, 1970-1990
Handspun cotton, commercial dyes, warp ikat, twining
A vintage example of one of the oldest ikat patterns for men’s cloths (hinggi) made in East Sumba, called patola ratu, that has a complex netting of geometric forms. The textile is constructed from two long identical panels hand-stitched together along the warp to form a double width. The primary motifs arranged in alternating red and blue-black columns are variations o...
Dowry cloth, pillow cover
Rajasthan, Jaisalmer, Sindh people, Mahar group, 20th century
Hand woven cotton, cotton and silk floss, mirrors, khaarek, interlacing and jat embroidery
A highly decorative squarish piece of lavish embroidery on handwoven red cotton, pieced from three pieces of cloth (see image 2 for the joins). Its design consists of a central square surrounded by 8 squares, all patterned with khaarek silk embroidery in differ...
A fabulous, vintage school teaching tool from the 19th Century! A red and gold painted wooden Alphabet or Spelling Board!
Measuring 13.25 inches wide x 9.25 inches high x 1 inch thick, this wonderful piece patented February 16, 1886, is in very fine condition with a warm, rich patina and color as well as all 56 of its original wooden letters! To spell a word, one slides the letters along cut out tracks in the board.
Quite visually appealing!
Condition: three of the 1/8th inch thick, round...
One at A Time! Racetrackers, check out this one-of-a-kind vintage 14K yellow gold and enamel single stud, depicting a jock in red silks, white pants and black enamel boots on his way to victory, marked on back 14K and maker's mark. Measures 5/8 in. long x 1/4 in. high. Excellent condition.
Amazing huge vintage 1970s nomadic style pendant necklace with six strands of silvertone filigree wired beads with drops with opaque marbled Lucite beads in dark red,
tortoise, and dark amber, with a large sculpted openwork framed hammered pendant. Hook clasp. Marked JAY FEINBERG. Stunning statement and pictures are not capturing it. 34 1/2 inches wearable
length and the pendant is 5 1/2 inches long. Excellent condition. Metal is perfectly silvertone; other colors are reflection. Display...
From Germany in the 1930s.
A beautiful machine-age piece in true art deco style made of black and red galalith with chrome and rhinestone details.The pictures do not do justice to this magnificent item. This is a fantastic period piece that is a very wearable size, and in very good vintage condition.
The necklace is 18 inches long with a strong clasp, and the middle design in the front is 1 3/4 inches long.
The two geometric side pieces are each just over 1 1/4 inch long by 3/4 inc...
FREDONIA WATCH CO.
Fredonia, New York
The company sold the finished movements acquired from the Independent Watch Co. Those movements had been made by other companies. The Fredonia Watch Company was sold to the Peoria Watch Co. in 1885, after having produced approximately 20,000 watches. Fredonia makes a official announcement that read as follows:
“Born at 2 o’clock p.m., Wednesday, Feb. 1st (1882). The “Mark Twain” gilt key winding movement. The child is vigorous and ...
Almost square fukusa or ceremonial cloth or cover. Two hand-embroidered diamond shaped white silk emblems of a pair of cranes, enhanced by gold-thread outlines, on a kikko hanabishi background in multicolor yuzen dye technique between two bands of bright orange-red. Some of the flowers in the kikko hanabishi ground are hand-embroidered. The outlines of the kikko painted in gold (now oxidized to a greenish color).
The back of the fukusa is a solid bright orange-red.
Tassels in 3 of th...
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...
There is rhodium plated metal brooch with black and red enmael. There is some wear to the enamel of the pelican's bill. All the pave rhinestones appear to be bright.
There is a Hallmark that is barely visible Made in USA and a symbol which I cannot photograph which appears to be a star with circle made of dots (Fred Gray).
Reference: Warman's Vintage Jewelry Identification and price guide, By Leigh Leshner, Krause Publications 2008 p. 117, p.11
Reference: American Costu...
Large Chinese Neolithic Caiyuan Pottery Jar with Oxford TL Test
This large and impressive pottery jar was made by peoples of the Caiyuan Culture (c. 2600 - 2200 BC) and has been excavated from the Ningxia Autonomous Region in the north of China. It is quite "heavily-potted" and has been fired to a very pleasing pale yellowish-brown with the surface colour becoming more red in places. The upper surface has been burnished and is very smooth to the touch. The lower surface has been simply yet ...
Indonesia, Sumatra, Toba Batak, Silindung Valley; mid 20th C
Commercial cotton, natural and commercial dyes, warp ikat, supplementary warp and weft weaving, twining
A single panel with an indigo centrefield of seven bands of very long white ikat pierced lozenges. The chevrons are piled up densely at each end, and show their delicate form in the middle bands. Lying over the ikat design and extending across the wine-red side panels are five bands of colourful supplementar...
Indonesia, Bali, Buleleng, Singaraja, c. 1930
Silk, aniline dyes, weft ikat (endek)
An early graphic silk body-wrapper (anteng), woven in the Singaraja area in the regency of Buleleng in north Bali, with a fine polychrome weft ikat design. Its dynamic, continuous design of shimmering white lines radiating outwards from a central column of claret lozenges is made festive by accents in apple green, mango yellow and violet. Darker, overdyed aubergine provides...
A Georg Jensen sterling silver double tulip pin and earrings set in a red Georg Jensen New York box. The brooch measures 1-3/4 x 1-3/8" and has a safety catch and it matches the 7/8" x 5/8" clip-on earrings. The red box with the white satin and black velvet interior has the stamp for the Georg Jensen shop at 667 Fifth Avenue New York, and the brooch has the Jensen mark along with STERLING DENMARK 100 C (the pattern mark) and the earrings have just the 100 after the Jensen Denmark and sterling m...
Antique Chinese late Qing Dynasty woman’s informal satin silk robe, finely embroidered in satin silk stitch with six roundels displaying vases with branches of various flowers and butterflies, amidst branches, peonies, magnolias, and goldfish, all picked out in bright shades of red, blue, pink, brown, and orange, reserved on a cream - white ground, and edged by black silk. The cuffs, embroidered in suite, are bordered with a band of brocade woven with five-clawed Principal Celestial Long Drago...
Old makuri (unframed hand drawing on washi Japanese paper) of Japanese ghost with such a fierce-looking face attacked with the smallpox, Taisho period, early 20th century, Japan, approx. 69.5 x 31cm (27.36 x 12.20in).
Some restorations from the backside, and some stains and folds as is.
selected by titcoRet
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Black-lacquered wooden tool well-used by the craftsman, Showa period, 20th century, Aizu region, Japan, approx. D 19 x H 6cm (7.48 x 2.36in)
selected by Jinta
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