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similar to Java | Batik Waistcloth made in 3 States (Tiga Negeri)

All Items : Vintage Arts : Regional Art : Asian : Southeast Asian : Textiles : Pre 1960 item #1409760
Java, Solo / Lasem / Pekalongan, 1950s

A fine waistcloth (kain panjang) hand-drawn separately in Solo, Lasem, and Pekalongan to create a beautiful design that blends their 3 distinct styles. The sparkling blue leaves, petals and birds drawn and dyed in Pekalongan are filled with fine, feathery patterns, enhancing the richness of the design; the vivid red leaves and flower centres drawn and dyed in Lasem have bold, dramatic white designs; and the warm, golden-brown soga...
All Items : Vintage Arts : Regional Art : Asian : Southeast Asian : Textiles : Pre 1950 item #1388726
Coffin cover or hanging

Indonesia, Sumatra, Bengkulu, c. 1940

Commercial cotton and dye, hand-drawn batik (tulis)

A graphic dark blue Batik Tulisan Arab hand-drawn with the hallmark design of the genre of zoomorphic calligraphic figures. 3 squares containing calligraphic script are each surrounded by four birds that seem to be formed by the coalescing of the calligraphy. Large and imposing, they are drawn with vigorous expressive strokes, with wing ...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Chinese : Pottery : Pre AD 1000 item #1413536 (stock #MB363)
Large Chinese Warring States Impressed Pottery Jar (475 - 221 BC)

This large and attractive pottery jar was made during the Warring States period (475 - 221 BC). It is made from a relatively high-fired dense grey pottery. The whole of the surface of the upper body has been decorated by impressing cord into the soft clay and then incising horizontal bands as the jar was turned; a simple yet very effective method of decoration.

Height 30 cm, diameter 28 cm. Condition is very good. There a...

All Items : Vintage Arts : Regional Art : Asian : Southeast Asian : Textiles : Pre 1970 item #1410099
Indonesia Java, Banyumas, mid 20th century

Commercial cotton and dyes, hand-drawn batik (tulis)

A dramatic ceremonial square that contrasts the cherry red square diamond (tengahan) reserved in the center with a surrounding hand-drawn design of diagonal bands alternating between rows of parang klitik (small broken knife), and an organic flow of leaves and butterflies. Overlaying the diagonal bands are ground plants with large red flowers. The geometr...
All Items : Estate Jewelry : Silver : Mexican : Pre 1950 item #1121781
Early vintage handmade sterling silver bracelet designed and signed by Taxco, Mexico artist Hector Aguilar(1905-86). Measures 7 inches long X 1 inch wide. Comprised of 9 repousse wave panels with applied rope trim. Penny Morrills's book SILVER MASTERS OF MEXICO pictures the bracelets' hallmarks - HA STERLING MADE IN MEXICO and states that those marks were used on Aguilar designs from 1940-45. Slide in pin closure attached with safety chain are perfectly secure. Beautiful vintage condition and pa...
All Items : Popular Collectibles : Nostalgia : Fashion : Accessories : Pre 1950 item #982200 (stock #gam-146)
"Brother, can you spare a dime?" This fun vintage large cast iron Fedora hat-form paperweight is straight out of the 30's, comprised of gold painted nicely detailed banded hat with a worn look, circa 1940, probably American made. Measurements: 4 1/2" long x 3 1/2" wide x 2 1/2" high. Great condition having a few bumps and bruises made to look authentic. Slight wear to the finish adds to the overall look of the hat.
All Items : Antiques : Instruments and Implements : Medical : Apothecary : Pre 1900 item #1426005 (stock #J1304)
Offered is an unusual group of 3 Patent Medicines all of which were indicated for issues related to brain function or emotional conditions.

First, is a sample bottle of FLORAPLEXIN prepared by Franklin Hart of New York. The label notes that it is, "A positive cure for Dyspepsia, Liver complaints, NERVOUS EXHAUSTION, & Consumption." Lots of small print on the back noting that if this medicine is used, "you will be cured" of your particular symptoms which include being NERVOUS, IRRITABLE & GLOO...

All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Indian Subcontinent : Pre 1700 item #1315744 (stock #4798)
A finely carved,rare and early piece from a tantric apron made from human bone. Tibet 14th C. 3 1/4 inches H. 1 1/4 inch W.
All Items : Popular Collectibles : Decorations : Figurines : Contemporary item #866622 (stock #FenBluM)
Two J's
$45.00
Dark Blue Mouse (Fenton) made for the National Fenton Glass Society (limited quantity to members only). Made for the year 2007 with embossed NFGS, 3" tall.
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Furniture : Pre 1900 item #885832
Zentner Collection
Price on Request
Japanese antique Funa Tansu (merchant's safe), all made of very heavy quarter sawn Keyaki (Zelkova) wood. The door opens to 3 interior drawers also with Keyaki wood fronts (interior of each drawer made with Kirinoki (Paulownia) wood, wooden bracing on the bottom, heavy iron hardware including double locks on the outer doors and each of the three interior drawers has a large lock as well, two handles on top of safe, 2 iron reinforced holes at the bottom of each side to allow the safe to be...
All Items : Vintage Arts : Instruments and Implements : Writing : Pre 1960 item #1034958 (stock #gam148)
Gideon Antiques
$295.00
Handsome Silver Plate Sheffield England Double Inkwell. The silver stand with centered finial and ball feet is comprised of two silver rimmed crystal inkwells and a covered center compartment. The edging is a beaded design and the front has a curve to hold a pen. Marked IFS LTD, Makers Mark, Made in England. The silver & crystal are all in excellent condition. Measurements: 8" by 3 5/8 "and 3 inches high without filial, 3 3/4 inches with. Weighs 2lbs approx.
All Items : Fine Art : Paintings : Acrylic : Contemporary item #1365017 (stock #1846)
Last exhibited at Reading Art Association of Reading MA.
This latest original landscape painting by self learned painter Mimi Dee depicts a deep red road and looming large far reaching limbed tree with a twisted trunk joined by a grove meeting at that buttery yellow luminous sky that this painter relishes so. All this with a very limited palette of 3 plus white!

Remember kids you do not have to take art lessons nor waste time on a college degree to paint...but you do need a degree to be ...

All Items : Artists : Jewelry : Pendants : Contemporary item #1397199 (stock #1854)
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.

*Bold n...

All Items : Popular Collectibles : Militaria : Edged Weapons : Pre 1900 item #1387515 (stock #E823)
Antique 18th Century Polish Saxon Swiss Guards Sword of Augustus the Strong King Of Poland Very Rare Authentic Antique, 18th century, circa 1730 A.D. Polish – Saxon Gala sword of the Hundred Life Swiss Guards of Augustus II the Strong, king of Poland, and electors of Saxony. An extremely rare antique, as only 120 of these swords were made and very few survived to the present date, they are primarily in museums. A slightly curved sturdy blade, cut on each face with full-length, slender fulle...
All Items : Vintage Arts : Decorative Art : Glass : Italian : Murano : Pre 1970 item #1335626
Cylindrical decanter in light blue, pink and white 'a canne' with a matching globular stopper. Stopper has a clear glass flange and neck. Neither the stopper nor the neck of the bottle is ground. The bottle stands 17 1/2 inches tall with it's stopper (15 1/8 inches without) and is 3 1/2 inches in diameter at the base. Retains its round blue and silver Made in Murano sticker on the base. There are two small black inclusions midway up the body of the decanter, each about the size of a pinhead. Con...
All Items : New Century : Glass : Decorative : Contemporary item #1366770
A collection of three (3) pieces of Venini glass from 2002. All three pieces have the round clear Venini Murano Made In Italy label to the side, and all are signed venini 2002 on the base. There are no chips, cracks or repairs to any of the pieces.

The collection contains the following pieces:

A 9 inch (22.9 cm) tall 'a canne' vase in green, crystal, and light blue stripes. It tapers from 6 inches (15 cm) at the rim, down to 4 inches (10 cm) at the base.

An 8 inch (20 ...

All Items : New Century : Jewelry : Necklaces : Contemporary item #1214618 (stock #sd1)
This gorgeous necklace was made by contemporary New York designer jeweler, Stephen Dweck. It measures 26" long and drapes down approximately 3 1/2" in front. The metal is antique bronze and it has a variety of carved stones including tiger eye, citrine, and agate. It is not signed, like many Dweck pieces I've seen during my employment at Neiman Marcus. I personally sold this to a former client during a Dweck trunk show, and it only bore a paper "Stephen Dweck" label. It is in excellent cond...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Chinese : Pottery : Pre AD 1000 item #1422746 (stock #MB413)
Chinese Han Dynasty Painted Pottery Cocoon Jar

This pottery "cocoon" jar was made over 2,000 years ago during the Western Han Dynasty (206 BC - AD 8). The shape, named after its similarity to the silkworm cocoon, evolved during the late Warring States period (475 - 221 BC) and then generally died out by the middle of the Western Han. It is made from a relatively highly-fired grey pottery and has been decorated by "cold painting" a variety of different coloured pigments in a design featuring...