A glass bead decorated gourd from the Maasai people in Kenya. This type of gourd is used traditionally for the mixture of milk and blood that is a staple of the Maasai diet. Early 20th century.
Approximately 24 cm long. In fine condition. Noted are half a dozen insect holes in the lid, these are old and mostly filled in. Please note that the stand is not included with this item.
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This nine eyed dzi bead is circa 250 years old and is in very good condition. Size 5 cm.
Japanese antique nobori banner, hand painted on cotton, a tiger in bamboo grove. The style of the painting is derived from ancient Korean paintings of tigers. It is a style that became popular in Japan from the 16th century and you will see many screens and scrolls of tigers painted in this manner. The popularity of these paintings in this style continued throughout the Edo period(1608-1868) and into the Meiji era. The quality of the artwork tell us that this nobori is likely to have been done b...
A fine,large and very rare eight sided documentary vase (with fitted wood stand) - decorated in Chinese scholar's taste and bearing two poems. The first, small poem on the neck of the vase, describes the under glaze blue painted picture on the reverse side. Roughly translated - "Fisherman looks across riverbank - there are Huang Yang trees. There are three roads leading home and he carries a 'dan' (two baskets with carrying yoke). He is wearing a raincoat and hat and it is raining - he sees a fa...
A magnificent vintage platinum brooch formed as a floral bouquet featuring three primary blossoms tied at the bottom with a ribbon, and set with a mix of old single cut, old Swiss cut, old European cut, old mine cut, early modern brilliant round cut and French cut diamonds and round brilliant cut sapphires. The center flower features a .83-carat, old mine cut diamond of fancy cognac color and SI2 clarity; surrounded by sapphires. A flower bud is represented just above by a prong-set .34-carat ...
An Old Sheffield Plate Covered Entree and Warming Dish by Matthew Boulton, circa 1800. Insert inside to separate warm water from food. Dimensions; 12.75" long x 7.5" deep x 6" high, to handle. Weight; 4 pounds, 6 ounces. Excellent condition.
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...
This jar represents the human-headed Imsety, who guarded the liver. With long lappets, defined ears, strong nose and prominent facial details. Third Intermediate Period, probably 21st Dynasty, 1069 BC to 945 BC. 10 1/2 inches high. Intact. Possibly from a workshop. Purchased in Egypt in 1975, by Dr. M. R. of New York. Purchased from a well-respected, licensed antiquities dealer in Luxor named Mohamed Hassani, whose shop was right next to the Old Winter Palace Hotel.
By the time of the 21st D...
Outstanding quality antique, 19th century, Islamic, Turkish Ottoman Empire, (Egypt), Cairo -Ware, Mamluk Revival, Silver and copper, inlaid brass, large hanging Mosque lamp,Qandeel.
A body of classical dome form and small conical finial surmounted by an elaborated openwork finial, the central wide band adorned with four large copper, inlaid and pierced, medallions containing a calligraphic Arabic inscription, profusely inlaid in thick silver and interrupted by four elaborated cartouches decora...
Small Buddhist shrine, or zushi, containing the figure of the Bodhisattva Kannon Nyoirin in six-armed form, sitting on a lotus base positioned on rocks. Kannon sits in position of royal ease, his head resting on his main right arm. In his other right hands he holds the wish-granting jewel (nyoi hoju) and a rosary of stringed beads. His main left hand rests on the lotus, while the others hold a script and a, now missing, lotus flower. He wears a crown and jewelry on his chest made of gilt metal a...
Ko-Kutani means old-Kutani or pre-Kutani.
Kutani kiln is famous for its gorgeous overglaze enamels.
In fact, Ko-Kutani did not made in Kutani kiln, made at the kiln in Imari area even ahead Kutani kiln.
These pieces are called Nanjing(China)type and expressed bird and plants with overglazed gorgeous enamels by elaborate hand work.
5 pieces for one set are contained in wooden box,
The seal mark expresses "大明成化”（GREAT MING CHENG HUA PERIOD), but while it is not real, it means ...
MINI MONSTER CHAWAN
A lump of failed layered-biscuit object of Japanese proto-pottery bowls called ‘Yamajawan’ (Yama-Chawan / lit. ‘Mountain tea bowl’)
stuck to each other in the kiln-firing, ca. Kamakura-Muromachi period (1185-1573) or later, approx. H 9.5 x D 17cm (3.74 x 6.69in)
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NUPTIAL OCTAGONAL SEWING BOX
Traditional Korean octagonal sewing box sent to a bride-to-be from a groom-to-be, as a light-weight paper-mache gem with comma-shaped heraldic design and Chinese characters, with the sense of profound presence. Mid-Late 20th century.
approx. H 16.8 x D 27cm (6.61 x 10.62in). Not losing original shape as is, and with repaired surface coated in lacquer in the later years.
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Jeannette Glass Company made Floral from 1931-35. There are no chips or cracks in the glass. Thanks for looking.
Handwritten illustrated 'Oraimono' (Old Japanese textbook) used at Terakoya (Temple school) in Edo-Meiji period, 19th century, probably for the teacher because filled out with the answers, 62 pp, 99 graphs, approx. 16.3 x 12 x 1.5cm (6.41 x 4.72 x 0.59in). Damaged front cover and beginning pages due to aging as is as seen.
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Bunch of Washi (Japanese paper) from the unbound Daifukucho (Japanese account books), including some coated in Kakishibu (Persimmon tannin). Usage unknown, but probably used for some material. Meiji-Taisho period, early 20th century.
Mostly approx. 120 x 31cm (47.24 x 12.20in), and small one is approx. 86 x 31cm (33.85 x 12.20in)
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NUPTIAL EMBROIDERED SILK POUCH FOR SPOON AND CHOPSTICKS
Mid-Late 20th century, Korea, approx. 27 x 9.5cm (10.62 x 3.74in). Handmade embroideries of flowers and animals at the front, and also auspicious single Chinese character which stand for 'Fortune' and ‘Congratulations',
the idiom which stands for “Peacefulness", and the other idiom which stands for the pray for the birth of many boys at the backside. Some expected stains due to aging as is as seen. (*...
KOREAN WOODEN RITUAL TRAY
Originally actually used as the traditional ritual tray for votive offering in Korean Peninsula in early 20th century. Appliable to flower stand as well. approx. 22.5 x 22 x H 10.5cm (8.85 x 8.66 x 4.13in).
Fine used condition with some expected stains and scratches as is as seen.
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