A special box to hold a secret? This is an unusual rectangular bronze casket-form in ornate Gothic Revival style, having cast bas relief, highly decorated with religious motif illustrating scenes from the life of Christ; circa 1870's. The original interior is lined with balsa wood and most likely used as a tobacco cigar caddy box. These boxes were popular souvenirs of the European Grand Tour and were based of the great treasures of Continental Europe. The high quality of workmanship and wonderfu...
English Worcester Porcelain Cup & Saucer, c. 1768. Very rare overglaze polychrome on Robert Hancock print based on Pannin's engraving of Grand Tour of Rome. Rare Meissen cross sword's mark with a dot 6 between the tips. Reference: Zorensky, page 373, plate 477. Condition: excellent, two very very minor rim flea bites. Saucer, 5 inches diameter; cup, 2 3/8 inches high.
Originally actually used as the traditional wooden ritual tray for votive offering in Korean Peninsula in early 20th century, approx. 25.5 x 25.5 x 7cm (10.03 x 10.03 x 2.75in).
Fine condition, with some expected sign of use due to age as is.
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INARI WITH TORII
Rare type of pottery Inari foxes (messengers of Inari god) enshrined with torii (shinto shrine gate), Showa period, mid 20th century, Japan, approx. H 10 x 9 x 4cm (3.93 x 3.54 x 1.57in). The condition is as is as seen.
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Two little wood carving Buddhist images fixed on the "waves" in tiers, and wooden zushi shrine arranged to be attched to enshrine them into in the later years. Showa period, 20th century, Japan. Zushi: H 26cm (10.23in), Upper Buddha: H 6.5cm (2.55in), Lower Buddha: H 5.5cm (2.16in). Incredibly accurate carving for such small size as seen. Right hand of upper Buddha is damaged, and some stains and hittings at zushi due to aging as is. Buddh...
KATAGAMI STENCILS OF KAMON CREST 95pc.
Old paper patterns (katagami) of various design of Japanese family crest (kamon) used for stencil dyeing on kimono textile, Taisho-Showa period, early 20th century, approx. 9.5 x 9.0cm (3.74 x 3.54in) and some little smaller ones.
Some expected damage as is as seen. (Two of them are very damaged.)
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COUPLE OF ORIGAMI-KOKESHI DOLLS
Quite unique 'kokeshi' (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Kokeshi) hand-made of the packs of Japanese cigarettes ('Seven Stars' and 'LARK'), Showa period, 20th century, Japan, approx. H 17.2cm (6.77in).
Probably made by rural old lady for her grandchild or someone she loves as I guess... Hidden and pure mingei art pieces. (*All fixtures in the photos are not attached.)
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Jeannette Glass Company made Swirl from 1937-38.There are no chips or cracks in the glass. Thanks for looking.
LARGE SOBAN TRAY
Originally a dodecagonal top plate of large type of *'soban' individual wooden (pine) table once used around Kyongsang‐do in the southeast Korea, early 20th century, which was actually applied to a tray in the later years when its legs are damaged. approx. D 43 x H 3cm (16.92 x 1.18in). Some expected scratches and cracks due to aging, but a solid make as is. All fixtures in the photos are not attached.
(*soban - reference image from a book, -...
Traditional Korean wood chiseling wedding goose sent to a bride-to-be from a groom-to-be, mid-late 20th century, approx. 31 x 10.5 x H 18.5cm (12.20 x 4.13 x 7.28in).
Luxury quality with such profound dark color. Solid and heavy as it is. Removable neck part. Some expected flaws due to aging as is as seen.
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POCKET THOUSAND-ARMED KANNON
Small gilt wood carving 'Kaichu-butsu' (lit. 'Pocket-Buddha', as portable amulet) with homely and benign face enshrined in zushi (miniature shrine),
in good condition like dead stock, Meiji period (1868-1912), Japan, zushi: approx. H 8 x 5 x 3.5cm (3.14 x 1.96 x 1.37in). (*All fixtures in the photos are not attached.)
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Oil painting on canvas by Toyoko Okumura (1939- ), Japan. approx. 65.5 x 53.3 x 2.5cm (25.78 x 20.98 x 0.98in).
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'Keue-ningyo' (lit.'Furry doll') as scarce high‐class realistic animal doll of traditional Kyoto handicraft pasting the bundles of untwisted silk string on the paper-mache body to describe the lie of animal's hair
made during End of Edo to Meiji period, late 19th - early 20th century, Japan, approx. 15 x 5 x H 14cm (5.90 x 1.96 x 5.51in). Glass eyes. Some expected damage due to aging as is as seen. One leg is unstable.
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Fine Large Chinese Han Dynasty Painted Pottery Hu Jar & Cover
This pottery jar with cover was made during the Western Han Dynasty (206 BC - AD 8). It is made from a fairly high-fired fine-grained grey pottery that has been elaborately "cold painted" in various coloured pigments, including blue, a colour rarely seen on Han pottery. The pattern comprises a geometric design around the neck and a swirling cloud pattern around the waist, between wide bands.
Height 33 cm (13 inches). This is a...
Rare Chinese Eastern Jin / Southern Dynasties Celadon Glazed Chicken Head Ewer
This stoneware ewer was made during the Eastern Jin Dynasty (AD 317 - 420) or possibly the Southern Dynasties period (AD 420 - 589). Its form, body and glaze characteristics suggest it was made at the workshops in Jiangxi province. It is "heavily-potted" with two sturdy loop handles on opposing sides of the shoulder, pouring spout in the form of a chicken's head, and a decorative chicken's tail. It is coated in a...
Chinese Early Qing / 18th Century Blue & White Porcelain Octagonal Dish - Deer Pattern
This very attractive blue and white porcelain dish, or platter, was made during the Early Qing period (1644 - 1795), more specifically during the 18th century. The decoration features a spotted deer in a garden landscape that includes rocks, pine tree, peony blossoms and a crane, all of which have meanings (pine: strength & longevity, rock: durability & steadfastness, deer: longevity, crane: longevity, peo...
Fine Chinese Ming Dynasty Blue & White Kraak Porcelain Dish - Wanli
This very attractive "Kraak" porcelain dish was made at the Jingdezhen kilns during the Wanli reign (1573 - 1620) of the Ming Dynasty. The pattern, in underglaze blue of good colour, features in its centre a tasselled double-gourd vase and an artemesia leaf (one of the "eight treasures"). Surrounding this are ten roundels containing peaches and flower blossoms. The underside is more simply decorated with basic floral patter...
Chinese Song Dynasty Longquan "Golden Celadon" Bowl - Impressed Flower
This bowl was made during the latter part of the Song Dynasty (AD 960 - 1279), most likely at the celebrated Longquan kilns in Zhejiang province. It is "heavily-potted" and coated in quite a thick finely-crackled celadon glaze that has fired to a golden-yellow colour. Colour variations such as this can occur to celadon glazes according to the amount of iron oxide in the glaze and/or the conditions in the kiln during firin...
Uniquely-formed bag made of used washi paper coated with kakishibu (persimmon tannin), once used at an umbrella shop in Meiji-Taisho period, early 20th century, Japan, approx. 95 x 18.5cm (37.40 x 7.28in).
Some expected small holes due to aging. Aesthetic patina as is.
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