EARED WHITE SNAKE OKIMONO
Auspicious sacred vintage Japanese wood carving okimono of "eared" white snake coiling hoju (precious stone) up as a lovely and very rare type hardly seen.
So, or perhaps would be a unique imaginary creature (as god) composed of inari-fox head or wolf head or deer head?? and white snake body (with hoju) as the luckier sacred trinity than the usual zodiacal type composed of just white snake and hoju (potent for prosperous business)...? Sign...
Edo Period Celadon Hirado Horse
A "rare" Hirado celadon (seiji) recumbent horse, extraordinary modelling, and a virtuosic example of the flawless green-glazed porcelain produced in the eighteenth century in northwestern Kyushu, Japan. Typically, the glaze was applied over a layer of white slip (liquid clay). This enhances the celadon color and exaggerates the sinuous curves in the horse's tail, legs, etc., that make the animal so intensely expressive. The gilt maki-e ...
Pou dula nggeo no dula penis (tubeskirt with “black” and “cross” motifs)
Indonesia, Rote island, 1920s
Handspun cotton, natural dyes, warp ikat
An early tubeskirt (pou) woven on the small island of Rote in handspun cotton with a complex series of fine floral-geometric ikat motifs inspired by the Indian patola trade cloths. The skirt is atypical, in being shorter and wider than usual, without the conventional striped center portion. It ...
A finely carved Chinese jade recumbent pig in a nearly uniform spinach green color with a particularly expressive face indicating most likely a 20th C. origin. The details in the mouth, tongue, teeth, hooves, and ears are very fine. Mass is 365.6 grams, 3 3/4" l, specific gravity 2.90-2.93, and impervious to steel blades, indicative of nephrite jade.
Please forgive the lighting glare which is the white spots on the jade. We would be happy to take additional photos upon request.
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...
Circa 1880. Probably a representation of Tasap, the "Navajo Kachina", with broad, slightly convex body, decorated with a series of narrow vertical stripes in red against a white ground, small circles indicating breasts(?) and necklace above, and angular arms with splayed hands painted in yellow and traces of green, the large case mask in a similar shade of olive green, and with projecting downturned beak, exaggerated "pothook" eyes painted in black, a notched panel along the chin, and overhangin...
Hanging scroll. A dragon shoots upwards through the clouds. Its head clearly visible, pointing straight up, the tail faintly disappearing in the darkness of the sky. Black ink on silk. Very skillful use of many shades of black and gray. Signed and dated in the lower left: Bunka year of the monkey (1812), Fuyu and artist’s red seal Rintai.
Image: H 52.5 x W 20 in.
Mounting: H 81.5 x W 25 in. (lower roller 27.25 in. wide)
Mounting in excellent condition, painting too.
Zushi in the shape of a Shinto shrine housing a carving of a curled up snake, it’s tongue stuck out. Glass pane behind the double doors, so that the snake is sort of enshrined. Left door inscribed with dedication by the donor. Inside, behind the snake, inscription in black ink, referring to Fudo Myoo, one of the guardians fighting ignorance, and the Deva Marishiten, representing light and sun.
Sugi-wood (cryptomeria) shrine, snake in light wood carving. Japan, Meiji or Taisho era (1910s...
Very rare cast bronze sculpture of the Chinese monk Xuanzang with a pile of Buddhist scriptures rolled up and stacked in the pack on his back and a lotus leaf over his head from which dangles an incense burner, as he returns to China from India.
In his hands he was holding a scroll and a fly whisk that are now missing. Figure stands on an irregularly shaped base. Japan, mid Edo period, 18th century.
Height incl. base ca. 5.25 inches (13.3 cm).
Hands slightly damaged.
Heisey Glass Company made Empress from 1932-34. There are no chips or cracks in the glass. Thanks for looking.
2 are available
Stunningly unique antique Gothic Revival white painted cast iron garden chair by Taggart. Featuring solid construction, this chair makes for a terrific accent piece in your garden or patio.
- Measurements: 19ʺ Wide × 15.5ʺ deep × 39ʺ high
- Seat height is 16.5"
- Very good condition
- Dates early 20th C
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A fine polychrome, New Kingdom wood shabti for Imen-em-heb. Depicted mummiform, wearing a tripartite wig, face and hands in dark flesh tones, arms crossed over chest, hands holding agricultural implements, seed sack, yoke and pots on back, and a column of hieroglyphic text naming Imen-em-heb, sailor of Amon, as the owner. 19th/20th Dynasty, 1293-1070 BC. 8.2 inches high. All original polychrome. From an old French private collection. Comes with a French passport.
An old Tibetan thangka of a main figure of Lama, possibly 14th / 15th century. Natural pigment on canvas. Dimensions: 75 cm x 50 cm. Provenance: Estate of Dr. Edward Gerber
Japanese shin hanga woodblock print titled "Rain at Shinagawa" from the series "Selection of Views of the Tokaido" by Kawase Hasui (1883-1957) dated in the right margin February Showa 6 (1931). The artist's black ink signature and red seal are at the lower left corner of the image. This is a postwar lifetime edition bearing the round 6mm Watanabe publisher's seal at the lower left corner below the signature. Paper size: 15 1/2" x 10 1/4" (image size: 14 3/16" x 9 1/4"). Very good overall condi...
Measuring approximately 7.5 inches high, this highly sought after Black Vargas wax figure with a young child is mounted on its original wooden platform and is one of a series of fascinating "street character wax dolls" conceived of and crafted by Mrs. Conception Vargas Alfonso, daughter of the world-renowned, turn-of-the-20th century-New Orleans, Spanish sculptor, Francisco Vargas.
From approximately 1915 through the 1930's, Mrs. Vargas-Alphonso, influenced by the artistry of her father who a...
19TH century large Japanese Kutani basket shape vase on four feet.
Two nicely decorated panels, one with people in an outdoors setting and the other side scene with bushes, flowers and a bird standing on a branch.
measuring approximately: 12&1/2 inches, 32 centimeters
-Tall. And 12 inches, 30 centimeters - wide.
There is a Kutani mark in the inner handle.
This Kutani vase is in very good condition, no damages and no repairs.
Lavender over amber and colorless cameo vase by DeVez measuring 4 ½ inches tall and 4 ½ inches in diameter. The vase features a mountain, village and lake scene with boat with a top border of flowers and foliage. A differntly shaped vase with the same scene is illustrated in Blount’s “French Cameo Glass” photo 174b on page 107. The cameo signature is illustrated in the same book on page 148 as signature 110. Excellent condition.
Pastel Blue Favrile low compote or candy dish in the rice pattern. The compote is 5 inches in diameter and 3 1/4 inches tall. The rim of the compote has an onion skin border and the foot, which has an opal rim, has a polished pontil mark on which appears the signature “L.C.T. Favrile 5-1776.”