Beautiful 6 inch tall blue Aurene ruffled rim compote with a twist stem. The compote has a 6 inch diameter bowl with onion skin stretched rim. The compote is signed “Aurene 367" around the polished pontil.
A fine Steuben Blue Aurene vase approximately 8" h. Very good to excellent condition with an occasional dark spot indicative of age. The underside is marked Steuben which is common for end of Carder era pieces. Much Steuben was unsigned.
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Scarce gold Aurene footed 2 pillar mold bowl, shape 7307. The bowl is 6.5 inches tall and 8 inches wide. The pontil is polished and the foot is signed with an engraved Steuben mark such as is shown in Dimitroff “Frederick Carder and Steuben Glass” on page 232, figure 10.70.
This beautiful Dr. Wall period Worcester soft paste porcelain compote is a large early piece with fancy birds decoration and blue border. Its probably from the Giles workshop.
Condition: excellent Height: 11 inches
Mask made of kiri (Paulownia) wood, showing the wide-laughing and dimpled face of god of good fortune (shichifukujin), Daikoku. The base of his hat just sitting on the top of his head.
The broad grain of the wood was used to accentuate the round cheeks, nose and nostrils. The wood was formerly stained with a reddish-brown color, now almost completely worn off. Around the eyes there are remnants of a light-colored pigment.
There are two small holes in the top of the ears in which the ...
A Kangxi period very large baluster- shaped jar and cover, decorated in blue and white with the body showing 36 panels each enclosing a composition of butterflies amongst leafy peony sprays. The borders also reflect a floral image whilst the cover repeats the themes of the panels.
This impressive example is of monumental size 57cm (22 and 1/2 inches) high and boasts a vibrant and even blue colour and meticulous painting .
There is an identical jar and cover in the Topkapi S...
This highly decorative, quite visually appealing, and VERY RARE children's alphabet and nursery rhyme combination block set was designed to teach young ones their ABC's along with the skill of memorizing and reading the popular nursery rhymes of the day.
This 114 year old educational toy manufactured by Parker Brothers of Salem, Massachusetts, New York and London, is marked copyright 1909, in the lower left hand corner of the cover.
De-accessioned from my personal collection and displayed a...
Finely detailed bust of Herakles, with well defined, strong facial details, thick curly beard, thick wavy hair and wearing the lion skin across his chest. 1st Century BC/1st Century AD. 3 3/4 inches high. Mounted. NYC art market. Purchased in a prominent NYC auction, said to be from an old NYC collection.
BECKONING CAT PROTECTING FROM EVIL
Old Japanese pottery ‘Maneki-neko’ (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Maneki-neko), Taisho period, early 20th century, Kanazawa area, approx. H 22 x W 11 x D 13cm (8.66 x 4.33 x 5.11in).
Black-colored maneki-neko is said that the charm from the evil coming over through the night, and its raising-up left arm effects for the trouble with human relations.
Impressive sharp facial expression that keeps off the evil. Fine scratche...
POJAGI, Shades of Green
Traditional folk Korean patchwork hemp textile made from various scrap fabrics called Pojagi (Bojagi), mid 20th century, approx. 103.5 x 103.5cm (40.74 x 40.74in),
embodies the lifestyle and the story of the people who take good care of their possessions at that time.
Relatively heavy with firm feeling of texture. Some expected slight frays, discoloring, and small holes due to aging, but in beautiful vintage condition as is as seen.
Fine anonymous wooden sculpture, with the sign of 1961, in finished or unfinished condition as is. Japan. H 28 x 16.5 x 28cm (11.02 x 6.49 x 11.02in). Crack and aged deterioration as seen.
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Most desirable solid 14k Pink, Yellow, White and Rose color Gold inlay and overlap engravings featuring The Bust of an ELK. This mint condition rare multicolor also features a fancy porcelain dial. The original movement is an ELGIN 15 jewel, pendent set serial No. 21,828,772, which dates this watch to 1918. THIS IS A FINE COLLECTIBLE. DON'T INVEST IN THE STOCK MARKET, BITCOIN, BONDS. BUY HARD ASSETS, SOMETHING PROVEN IN TIME.
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Upside-down Japanese bamboo ikebana vase painted in black and white calligraphy, attached with aluminum plate on the top and pink corrugated urethane foam at lower part, made by Dai Okumura (@dai_okumura), 2023, H 74.5 x W 40 x D 30cm (29.33 x 15.74 x 11.81in)
This is a form of 'Bi No Yo' (lit. 'Usage Of Beauty' - Adaptation from perfection) as a counter for the recognition of art called ‘Yo No Bi’ (lit. 'Beauty Of Usage' - Beauty in eve...
Early edition Japanese shin hanga woodblock print titled "Boats at Shinagawa, Night" (aka “Shinagawa Coast”) from the series “Tokyo Views” (Tokyo Fukei) by Tsuchiya Koitsu (1870-1949) dated in the right margin "5th month of Showa 10" (1935). The black ink signature and red seal of the artist are at the lower right. The seals of the publisher Doi Sadaichi (used 1933-1945), carver Ikeda, and printer Matsushita are in the lower left margin. Indicative of an early edition, the blue series t...
Assorted various fruits of vintage Japanese ceramic 'Food samples' (Food models or Fake foods) painted in white in the later years, attached with original gift box (though in damaged condition). Only a melon can't be stored into the box, since it's not the one of original assortment. Box: 27 x 32 x H 10cm (10.62 x 12.59 x 3.93in)
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New York Watch Co. Wm. E. Harpur, Philadelphia No.7009 C: 1869 Watchmaker
He learned watchmaking with William H. C. Riggs at Front and Dock Streets, whose company made chronometers and manufactured nautical instruments. In November of 1834, at the age of 21, he was hired by noted silversmith and jeweler John Adam, in Alexandria, VA. Harpur advertised on 9 December 1834:
WM. E. HARPUR.
Clock and Watch Maker, (late of Philadelphia)
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Chinese Qing dynasty to Republic period rectangular form hinged camphor wood storage box with dove tail joints, narrow removable inner shelf, round brass lock plate at the center front, and brass side carrying handles. Late 19th to early 20th century. 17 1/4" long x 9 3/8” wide x 8 3/4" high. Very good overall condition with only a few fine cracks from age. From the Phoenix, Arizona estate of a former expatriate to China from 1983-1987.
Modern, large roundish bamboo flower basket Hanakago
Material: Madake bamboo, rattan, lacquer.
It comes with the original lacquered bamboo water receptacle Otoshi. Artist’s inscription to bottom: CHIKUHOUSAI.
H 27 x D 29 cm. Perfect condition.
**** Okasaki Chikuhousai was born in Beppu in 1933; Kyushu.
Studied under his father Chikuhosai I.
In 1953, he was selected for the Japan Traditional Art Crafts Exhibition.
Since 1975, he has exhibited at the Seibu Kogei Exhibition, winning a...