A Qajar papier-mache penbox with polychrome and gold decoration under a lacquered varnish. The top painted with a central medallion of Virgin Mary with Baby Jesus, the sides decorated with portrait roundels of young women and the rose and nightingale motif (gul-u-bulbul), against a transparent green lacquer on metal foil ground. The base and the sides of the sliding tray with flower scrolls in gold on a red ground. Provenance: a gentleman's collection, Geneva - Switzerland. Condition: traces of ...
A beautiful 19th C. Japanese bronze suiteki water dropper for writing in the shape of sun burst. In excellent condition. W:13cm $485
An Empress Gloss papier mache advertising box circa 1890-1900. This German box has a fancy script "EMPRESS" GLOSS gold advertising decal on the lid. This 6-1/4" x 2-1/4" box has a black lacquer exterior and a red interior, and the lid is hinge-mounted. It is stamped "PAPIER MACHE" MANUFACTURED IN GERMANY on the bottom. We were unable to find out any information on the product or company, but the polish for Victorian period leather boots was typically known then as shoe gloss, so possibly this ...
Outstanding vintage papier-mache Halloween veggie man head decoration. One side is painted with a male face and the other side is decorated with a female face! Marked "Germany". Circa 1920's. 3" diameter.
The ground textile is a dark woolen flannel "inlaid" with pieces of colored fabric and embroidered in silk yarn in different colors. The embroideries from Rasht in Gilan Province were made by professional male embroiderers. Cotton lining, silk fringes. Dimension: diameter (without fringes): 142 cm, fringes: c. 8.5 cm long. Condition: fine, little faded, minimally stained.
Antique Miao comb made of wood and silver. Flowers, birds and dragons designs. The ring on top was used to secure the comb in the hair, with a chain by instance.
Magnificent patina with expected wear, one tooth partially broken (see pix). 19th C. or before. H: 10 cms, w: 8 cms.
a great khula lhud and sipar indo persian 19th century
it represents probably a shah name episode where the heroe kills the white div The greatest Persian mythical hero Rostam undertakes his "Seven Labors" to free his sovereign. At the end, Rostam slays Div-e Sefid and uses his heart and blood to cure the blindness of the king and the captured Persian heroes. Rostam also takes the Div's head as a helmet and is often pictured wearing it.A snakes surounds the shield in spiral figur...
A very finely cast bronze figure of a horse.Appears to be a ritual vessel.Similar in style to my horse with driver also from Vietnam. Deep green patina.
8 3/4 inches H. 8 inches w.
A finely carved,rare and early piece from
a tantric apron made from human bone.
3 1/4 inches H. 1 1/4 inch W.
A fine Chinese trade miniature portrait, painted in oil colors on a rectangular ivory plaque. Depicting a traditionally dressed young Chinese Lady, the jewelry highlighted with gold and white drops. Framed in a 19th century daguerreotype case. Condition: a tiny color loss, not originally framed. Dimension: case: c. 11.8 cm x 9.4 cm.
Antique Chinese silver fish set for 12 persons, with twelve forks and twelve knives. All handles with decoration of small Chinese figures among pagodas and a shield-shaped cartouche with monogram "S", the silver tines and blades engraved. Unmarked. Condition: traces of usage, tines partially little distorted, tips of seven blades chipped. Dimension: fork: length: c. 18.2 cm, knife: length: c. 21 cm. Total weight: 1110 g.
Unique 19th century sautoir, comprising a chain of alternating links of white and dyed red horsehair. Light and strong, this is very wearable. Accompanying note reads: “This necklace is very old made out of horse hair”. Excellent condition. Measures 45 1/2”.
Old Japanese papier mache mask for folk theatrical performance as type of 'Kuwae-men' mask worn to hold backside projection in mouth. Taisho period (1912-1926).
Such unique voluptuous impression with thick 'gofun' white pigment, almond-shaped eyes, and real human hair (but falls off). approx. L 18cm (7.08in), W 12cm (4.72in), D 6.5cm (2.55in)
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Large Burmese wooden Buddha standing on a lotus base, the left hand clasps his robe, lacquered and gilded with inlay of colorful glass pieces on the headband and the borders of the robe. The buddha's robe is elegant with gold sheet and delicately carved as layers of pleat. The folds of the robe flow over each other.
The face and the robe are beautifully carved representing the high quality workmanship. Original gold sheet remains in very good condition showing that this buddha was very wel...
Although not marked, this art glass piece bears the styling and quality of Victorian pieces made by the Stevens and Williams Ltd of England and in the 1870s under the direction of John Northwood (son Harry Northwood was a glass maker in America). The body is an oval pill-shaped translucent light turquoise glass with an open oval top that is bordered with a scalloped ribbon crest. At each narrow end is a small applique of amber glass. The piece is also supported with four pinched amber glass feet...
Red cut to clear Victorian scent bottle with gold tone hinged cap. Fits beautifully in a lady's hand, it measures 3.5 inches high.
A Chinese silver goblet of monumental size and magnificent craftsmanship, the cup with a diameter of 12.8 cm is chased and embossed with a continuous scene of numerous foot soldiers, warriors on horesback and courtiers in pavilions- all against a dense background of trees, mountains and pagodas. The stem is applied with finely cast dragons, showing minute details of face and skin. This is a rare and singular example of Chinese silversmith's art in the 19th C, standing at a lofty height of 29 cm ...
Rare Antique, 19th century, large Imperial Russian Rostov Enameled Blessing Reliquary Cross, (Крест напрестольный), of traditional form, of box-like construction (compartment for a reliquary) made of silver plated brass joined by the screws. The exterior is finely engraved in a traditional Russian pattern with a painted enamel crucified Christ on the center, and applied with four hand painted, enameled, oval medallions. On the top a medallion depicting God the Father, inscribed...