Save 15% today... This beautiful Fenton carnival bowl has all the bells and whistles of early elegant carnival glass. The panel rays start in the center then fan outward to the rim ending in half circles of clear glass. The colors radiate amber-orange through reds and purples encircling the interior of the bowl. This bowl is in Excellent to Very Good condition with one mold mark and several bubbles. The carnival sheen is in Very Good+ condition with a few tiny, tiny flakes missing. It span...
Beautiful blue over citron Val St. Lambert bowl and matching underplate. The bowl and underplate have matching scenes of trees and meadow in the foreground with a lake and mountains in the distant background. The bases of each piece are cut with 24 rays. The bowl is 4 ½ inches in diameter and 2 1/4 inches high. The underplate is 6 3/8 inches in diameter.
Rare oversized Japanese woodblock print ascribed to Utagawa Kunisada (1786-1865) titled “Mirror of the Physiology of Eating and Drinking” (Inshoku Yojo Kagami), also known as “Rules of Dietary Life,” and believed to date circa 1850. The print depicts a man seated cross-legged drinking a cup of sake with a bowl of fish in front of him. The cross-sectioned torso shows the functions of the internal organs and illustrates the Sino-Japanese concept of digestion. Inscriptions describe the f...
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...
Large Chinese Northern Wei Six-Legged Glazed Mythical Creature with Oxford TL Test
This extremely rare pottery model was made during the early Northern Wei Dynasty (AD 386 - 534). It is a mythical creature, its body covered in scales and with six legs. The creature stands with its head down and mouth open, showing a full set of teeth. Its purpose would have been to ward off evil spirits.
It is made from a relatively high-fired pottery and coated in an amber-coloured glaze. Most likely d...
Tall Chinese Northern Wei Glazed Armoured Soldier with Oxford TL Test
This extremely rare and unusually tall pottery figure was made during the early Northern Wei Dynasty (AD 386 - 534). It is a warrior in full armour, including the headgear. The armoured scales are most prominent on the front upper body and helmet but they can also been seen on the legs. Note also the bugling eyes and teeth. The sleeves are hollow where presumably there were originally wooden hands, now long since lost. It ...
With thick, short-cropped, curly hair, with defined ears and facial details. Large deep-drilled eyes were once inlaid. Traces of original pigment on the neck. Remains of laurel wreath on top of the head. 1st Century BC/1st Century AD. Intact as shown. 4 1/2 inches high. Mounted. With Mitsukoshi Department Store Tokyo, 1979
Offered is a very difficult-to-find group of six, matching, 19th century, iron, apothecary cabinet drawer pulls featuring stunning labels under glass!
Each visually appealing drawer pull measures about 4.7/8"W x 2 3/8"H x 7/8"D. The labels are reverse painted on glass, original and sport a wonderful patina.
The condition of the pulls is very good with only one pull, VIBURN..., showing minor glass damage(see photo). Otherwise, some pulls have minor paint loss, very faint superficial r...
Offered is a very rare, highly ornate and meticulously detailed, 1887, medicine advertising mirror made for the G.G. Green Pharmacy of Woodbury, New Jersey. It features 3 PATENT MEDICINES, patent-owned and offered by Pharmacist and Surgeon, Colonel G.G. Green. (brief Bio below)
This gorgeous advertising mirror was gifted to select pharmacists who were required to sign a contract promising to consistently offer the particular Green's medicines that were imprinted on the mirror's frame: Gr...
Old sake bottle of strong conical shape with a short neck and everted rim.
Underneath the beautifully grayish glaze a cobalt bue and black sketch-like drawing of sprigs of bamboo. Bottom glazed brown, as is typical for this ware. Mingei.
Ofuke (or Ofukei) ware, made near Nagoya, Japan, Edo period, circa 1800
Ofukei has a historical relation to Seto ware.
Kintsugi or gold-lacquer repair of lip, otherwise excellent condition
avery beautiful lime container dongson civilization around 6th century, cylindrical in shape, the lid is molded with a stylized head, A Y of circular eyes, a long nose. The heart-shaped face has a small mouth,. The back is of the head is trimmed with locks of hair in straight parallel lines. A zig zag pattern adorns the top of the cylinder under the cover as well as the bottom. Very beautiful stylization of the face which correspond totally to our modern esthetic . Deep green patina. provenance...
Anonymous Japanese vintage clay okimono sculpture of a sleeping cat with such essential sense of presence (like my two cats totally perplexed and mixed up at the first encounter with this cat), 20th century, approx. L 35cm (13.77in)
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LARGE DOLL HEAD MOLDS
Four pieces of the molds for Japanese doll heads made of 'toso' (type of wood composition), probably for Ichimatsu doll because of those large size. Showa period, 20th century. approx. H 12cm (4.72in), 10 x 10cm (3.93 x 3.93in)
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Tall flower vase of dented cylindrical form with two rudimentary lions head masks on the flanks. Thick brown Bizen stoneware with large irregular splashes of ash glaze.
Signed on the bottom with the typical sign for Fujiwara Ken.
Excellent example of the beautiful work by the famous Bizen potter Fujiwara Ken
Japan, Showa era.
H 10.25 inch.
Comes with original fitted wooden tomobako, inscribed on cover Bizen Yohen hanaire, and signed Ken with red seal Ken
Old Japanese oil painting on canvas in the early postwar period, with the painter's sign of ‘Yoko Konishi’ and “Nude with her back turned / Summer, 1950” at the backside, attached with such simplified wooden frame arranged by the former owner in the later years, in aesthetically aged condition as is as seen. Frame: approx. 42.5 x 33.6cm (16.73 x 13.22in)
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Anonymous old Japanese sketchbook with such skillfull and refined various botanical drawings on 37 pages (more drawings besides those 12 photo's), with the signed date of Taisho 12-14 (1923-25), approx. 25.3 x 18.7 x 2cm (9.96 x 7.36 x 0.78in). Expected some stains and rips (but at blank pages) due to age as is.
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Tiffin Glass Company made La Fleur in the 1930's. There are no chips or cracks in the glass. Thanks for looking.
4 are available
Hanging scroll. Shoki holds Futen’s wind bag which balloons around him and protects him from a very light rain. While Shoki has his hands full trying to control the wind bag, his bulging eyes are rolled in defeat and annoyance towards the right, where a little demon who has a Chinese mortar on his head and holds the pestle in its hand jumps in front of him.
Ink and color on silk.
Signed and red artist’s seal.
Japan, Taisho or early Showa era, 1920s-1930s.
Image: H 43.25 x...
The Byōbu "wind wall" are Japanese screens made up of 4 to 6 panels (the latter being the most common). They serve as partitions or decor for dances in the ceremonial context. They are usually adorned with seasonal flora and fauna, painted in gouache on a gold leaf background.
The large gold "solids" highlight the quiet strength of decorative elements such as cypresses (Paine 1981) which seem to emerge from the mist invoking a symbolism. The convention of these "floating clouds" is even older ...