You can refer to them by numbers from 1 to 35 (starting from left one in the upper row). I photographed the rows from the same distance, so their relative sizes are true.
Prices in $ (row by row):
19th century lacquered and inlaid boxwood netsuke of a sculptor awed by his own work as he gazes up on a huge sculpture of Zen Buddhism patriarch Daruma yawning and stretching after 9 years of continuous meditation. Judging by a paint brush by the right arm of Daruma, the sculptor must have just ended painting the robe of the figure. Excellent design, superb detailing - see finely carved face, fingers and toes of the man and expressive face of Daruma with double inlaid eyes. Very nicely incised ...
Late Meiji period wooden netsuke of three eggplants, the larger one containing anabori (cavern) carving of stylized landscape. The material is burl wood with nice play of colors. Very nice realistic carving, pleasant patina. Signed MASAMIN by himotoshi. Length 2 1/8 inches.
Late 19th century netsuke of Daikoku - one of 7 Gods of Happiness - with his bag and mallet behind him, and feeding a rat seated on his knee. Rat is one of the standard companions of Daikoku, who, being the God of Wealth, is associated with rice, and rats multiply when there is abundance of rice. Very well carved, wonderful face with a wide smile, beautifully incised mallet and textiles textures. Very nice light staining, pleasant patina. Signed GYOKU TO (carved by Gyoku) on the bottom - the art...
19th century staghorn ojime (slide bead for tightening the cord going from netsuke to inro) in a form of a spotted puppy standing on a base. Very good carving, excellent face with horn inlaid eyes, spots of his coat are slightly incised and inked, perfectly captured posture, beautiful patina. Height 5/8 inches.
19th century ojime (slide bead for tightening the cord going from netsuke to inro) in double gourd form made out of staghorn and rosewood sections. Very pleasant to handle, beautiful wear and patina. Height 5/8 inches.
19th century coral ojime (slide bead for tightening the cord going from netsuke to inro) of simple barrel shape. True coral of beautiful deep red natural color (not stained), natural porous areas around the central hole, nice patina on the surface. Height 7/16 inches.
19th century Japanese jadeite ojime (slide bead for tightening the cord going from netsuke to inro) in simple ball shape. Beautiful stone with play of green and white, pleasant patina. Height 1/2 inches.
Sotheby’s sale catalog NETSUKE AND OTHER JAPANESE WORKS OF ART FROM THE COLLECTION OF THE LATE MARCEL LORBER that took place in LONDON on June 12, 1986. Soft covers, color and black and white photos, 213 lots, prices realized included, wear to covers. Excellent reference book.
Victorian sterling silver and glass figural monkey decanter. Made by Richard Hodd & Son in London in 1893. Glass body with hands resting on haunches. Tail-form handle. Tensile hind paws in sterling silver as is shaggy-furred shoulder mount with hinged and chained head. Buckled collar with German script and name Lulu. A sympathetic companion with intense glass eyes and big alert ears. Body amber and handle clear. Gilt interior. Fully marked. Excellent condition.
Dimensions: H 12 x W 6 x D 4 1/...
Lap Over Edge sterling silver berry spoon. Made by Tiffany & Co. in New York. Tapering handle with acid-etched plum blossom. Gilt-washed kidney-shaped bowl. Three-letter monogram engraved on terminal verso. A beautiful piece in this pattern, which ceased production before 1904. Fully marked including maker’s stamp and patent year (1880). Excellent condition.
Dimensions: H 9 1/4 x W 3 x D 1/8 in. Weight: 3.5 troy ounces. #BV450
Pair of Chantilly-Duchess sterling silver low-candlesticks. Made by Gorham in Providence. Each: Urn socket, knopped support, and raised and round foot. Low-relief scroll and flower ornament. A sweet house-warming gift. Fully marked including no. 749. Excellent condition.
Dimensions: H 5 x D 4 3/8 in. Weighted. #BV428
Edwardian Regency sterling silver jewelry box. Made by Gorham in Providence in 1896. Rectangular with curved corners. Cover hinged and raised with central enamel medallion depicting Baroque beauty with beaded border and set in wreath and ribbon surround. Cover top has patera, shell, and bead-and-reel ornament. Interior has fitted velvet lining. Fully marked including maker’s stamp, date symbol, and no. 1262. Very good condition.
Dimensions: H 2 x W 5 3/8 x D 3 1/4 in. Gross weight: 8 troy ou...
Hunt-themed French 950 silver serving bowl, ca 1910. Curved with leafing scroll side handles. Cover domed with cast and gilt finial of boar loping over outsized oak leaves and acorns. A hefty beast standing guard over a succulent dish. Fully marked including Minerva head and unidentified maker’s stamp. Excellent condition.
Overall dimensions: H 7 1/2 x W 11 1/2 x D 8 3/4 in. Weight: 45 troy ounces. #BV400
Edwardian sterling silver vase. Made by Tiffany & Co. in New York, ca 1910. Elongated cone on small dome set in flat circular foot. Flutes and applied beads. Gilt interior. Fully marked including pattern no. 11908F and director’s letter m. Very good condition.
Dimensions: H 9 x D 5 3/8 in. Weight: 8 troy ounces. #BQ945
Large and fancy sterling silver cake plate. Made by Gorham in Providence in 1925. Round and solid well surrounded by chased flutes between scroll borders. Wide and pierced shoulder with scrolls, swags, leaves, flowers, and rinceaux. Vitruvian scroll rim. Dense ornament guaranteed to catch the big crumbs. A gorgeous addition to the tea table. Fully marked including maker’s stamp, no. A9224, and date symbol. Excellent condition.
Dimensions: H 1 x D 14 1/2 in. Weight: 27 troy ounces. #BV479
Craftsman sterling silver tray. Made by the Kalo Shop in Chicago, ca 1930. Rectangular with flat shoulder and curved corners. Rim molded and notched. Engraved on underside: “Florence / Christmas 1936”. Marked “Sterling / Hand Wrought / at / the Kalo Shop / X46”. Very good condition.
Dimensions: H 1/2 x W 13 5/8 x D 6 3/8 in. Weight: 16.5 troy ounces. #BV475
Very large Art Nouveau sterling silver picture frame. Made by Tiffany & Co. in New York, ca 1910. Rectangular window in flat surround with lush and beautiful floral border: Acid-etched daisies and morning glories entwined in wraparound guilloche border. Sides have incised rectilinear frames. With glass, silk lining, stained-wood back, and hinged silver easel support for portrait (vertical) display. Fully marked including maker’s stamp, pattern no. 37743, and director’s letter m. Excellent co...
English Georgian sterling silver baby cup, 1822. Barrel body with reeded bands and scroll bracket handle. Interior gilt washed. A historic mug with room for engraving. Fully marked including London assay stamp, George IV duty stamp, and worn maker’s stamp. Very good condition.
Dimensions: H 3 1/2 x W 4 3/8 x D 2 3/4 in. Weight: 6.5 troy ounces. #BV323