"How to Write and Speak Effective English", by Edward Frank Allen. Published 1938 by World Syndicate Publishing Co. Hardback. 329 pages, no dust jacket. Good condition; would be very good for a book this age if not for some scribbling on the endpapers. Lovers of language can glimpse what has and has not changed in English usage over the past 70 years from this volume. An interesting sample of Depression-era writing.
Large Chinese Yuan Dynasty Blue & White Jar with Oxford TL Test
Rarely offered for sale, this large early "blue & white" jar was made during the Yuan Dynasty (AD 1279 - 1368). It has a wide body as well as a wide mouth. Around the shoulder, painted in underglaze cobalt blue, are three stylised Dogs of Fo and beribboned spiralling objects. Below this the body is decorated with scrolling floral and leaf patterns with a band of large lotus leaves toward the base. The colour of the underglaze bl...
The size of vase: 8 5/8" High x 3 1/8" Dia top x 3 5/16" Dia bottom. This Shigaraki Flower vase is made by master ceramist Kusube Yaichi ( 1897-1984). It has very unusual and interesting Keshiki by Ash covered finish. It came with Kiriwood Tomobako. The top cover has Japanese writing, "Keijyu" (Celebrating long life, translation). "Kabin" (flower vase). Inside cover has Signature of "Yaichi Saku" (Yaichi made) with his chop seal. It also came with Tomonuno with Yaichi's "Ya" seal on it. There is...
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.”
A beautiful Nicoya figure from Costa Rica, ca. 800 – 1200 AD. This lovely Mora Polychrome example is 7” high and depicts a seated female with hands resting on her hips. She is wearing a mesh shirt and matching headdress and is adorned with a painted necklace, large ear ornaments and facial décor. Intact, with vivid paint and good mineral deposits.
A beautiful Gandharan stucco head from the Indus Valley, ca. 4th - 5th Century AD. This superbly detailed sculpture is 2-3/4” high, is masterfully carved from stucco and depicts a young man with beautifully detailed coif. Traces of red pigment typical of the Hadda types are visible in his hair. In exceptional condition. Mounted on stand.
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.
a japanese meiji byobu with cranes (symbol of longevity theyy are said to live with the immortals 3,77cm /169height
signed in the left corner 狩野安昌 KANO YASUMASA
so from kano school
Our screen is made of papers stretched on wooden frames. It is framed by silk brocade with metallic threads and wooden rods lacquered in black with ironwork at the corners
the cypress is a good omen in Japan, the iconography of pine matsu is the same. It represents unwavering strength. Taoi...
A 6 inch tall Moser marquetry vase that is signed “Moser Karlsbad.” The vase is colorless shading to an olive green at the top and bottom. There is a nicely carved cameo applied flower in deep lavender just slightly above center and the balance of the vase is enhanced with intaglio foliage and flowers. The top diameter of the vaseis 1 5/8 inches in diameter and the base has a large polished pontil. The piece was made circa 1900.