Lovely 3-piece suite comprising 1 brooch and pair of earrings. Made by Raymond Yard, ca. 1950. Essex crystal with enamel bird perched on 14k gold branch with leaves. Earrings hallmarked “YARD 14K.” Brooch hallmarked with symbol of arrow and heart. Excellent condition.
Dimensions: Brooch: H 2 in. Brooch crystal: D ¾ in. Earrings: D 5/8 in. 5075
Charming figural silver brooch in form of bird. The bird is covered with inlaid rose-cut diamonds and faceted rubies on head, tail, and wing tips. Beak is gold as is ruby-encrusted crown – exquisite touches. The bird is perched on c-scroll branch covered with more rose-cut diamonds and eight larger miner-cut diamonds. Gold back. England, ca 1880. Excellent condition.
Dimensions: H 2 1/8 x W 1 3/4 in. #1157
American sterling silver box with hunt motif, ca 1930. Rectangular with straight sides. Cover hinged and gently curved; mounted to cover top is Essex crystal depicting a fox in profile. Box interior cedar lined. Cover interior gilt washed. Fully marked including no. 104 and Black, Starr & Frost stamp. Very good condition with crisp corners.
Dimensions: H 3 x W 7 1/4 x D 3 3/8 in. Gross weight: 13 troy ounces. #BR688
American Edwardian sterling silver box. Rectangular with straight sides. Cover hinged and gently curved. On top is chased and engraved hunt scene heightened with enamel: Lapping water, swaying grasses and cattails, and ducks flying overhead. In upper right corner is Essex crystal in 14k gold mount depicting mallard prey in springer spaniel's jaws. Fully marked including phrase “14k and / Sterling”, no. 104, and stamp for John Chatellier, a Newark maker active ca 1915 through 1930s. Very good...
Chinese Canton enamel writer’s coupe / brush washer of rectangular shape with rounded corners and low feet painted in polychrome enamels with various scholar’s items consisting of a wine pot, numerous fruit, lingzhi fungus and several archaic vessels containing different scholar’s objects. Excellent quality painting, beautiful colors, spurious 4-character Qianlong mark in blue enamel on the bottom, pleasantly heavy, in fantastic condition, wonderful decorative item for a scholar’s desk. ...
Late Qing Dynasty (1890s to 1911) small Chinese Canton enamel covered box for seal paste painted on the outside with polychrome enamels depicting a butterfly in flight among melons, gourds and morning glory flowers on vines with leaves. Wonderful quality painting with famille rose colors, gilding to all exposed metal parts (some wear). Very pleasant patina, great item for a scholar’s desk. Height 1 1/4 inches, diameter 2 3/4 inches.
19th century Chinese Canton enamel footed shallow dish painted in polychrome enamels with two ladies in a scholarly garden under a tall banana plant. Wonderful quality painting - see the folds of their clothes, distinctive faces, rockery with bamboo grass and flowering branch reserves among scrolling designs on the inside border. The dish is in great condition - no star cracks that are common on Canton pieces, compressed dust on the surface. Wonderful item for a scholar’s desk. Size: 3 5/8 inc...
Late 19th century Chinese Canton enamel footed shallow dish painted in polychrome enamels with 2 different stands holding various archaic bronze vessels with leaves and flowers, and bamboo tubes tied with a knot - one of the Emblems of the Eight Immortals. Cavetto with painted flowers on yellow background, outside is enameled light green. Beautifully painted, few faint lines of crazing, overall in great condition. Wonderful item for a scholar’s desk. Length 4 1/2 inches.
19th century Chinese Canton enamel footed shallow dish painted in polychrome enamels with 4 different archaic bronze vessels containing scholar’s items such as reishi fungus scepter, peacock feather and coral branch, all on light blue ground. Scrolling design in black enamel on the inside and in blue on the outside. Blue enamel floral mark on the bottom. Some tiny chipping outside along the upper rim, stress lines, but no cracks on the surface. Very appropriate item for a scholar’s desk. 3 3...
Late Qing Dynasty (1890s to 1911) small Chinese Canton enamel covered box for seal paste painted on the top with polychrome enamels depicting a Chinese lady with a fan in a garden, border of flower spray reserves and scrolling vines. Nice quality painting with famille rose colors, all dark spots are original pitting marks. Quiet item for a scholar’s desk. Height 1 inch, diameter 2 1/4 inches.
19th century Chinese porcelain figure of a mythical beast (a Foo dog or maybe a fanciful rendition of a Pekinese breed) sitting on a base and scratching its face with a hind paw. Peony flowers and butterflies in flight around the base. Unusual and very lifelike composition with perfectly captured posture, wonderful potting, excellent expressive face, beautiful green and brown glazes. Very nice warm patina, in great condition, compressed dust on the surface. Height 4 1/8 inches.
19th century Chinese porcelain figure of a Chinese scholar seated on rockery with a small tablet in his hands. Very good potting, wonderful face with a slight smile, delicate use of colors. Great patina, compressed dust on the surface. Height 2 11/16 inches.
19th century Chinese porcelain figure of a Chinese elder seated on rockery with a fan in his hands. The figure represents Zhongli Quan - a Chinese mythological figure and one of the Eight Immortals in the Taoist pantheon. His attribute is a large fan which can resurrect the dead and transform stones into silver or gold. Very nice potting, wonderful face, delicate use of colors. Great patina, compressed dust on the surface. Height 2 3/4 inches.
19th century Chinese porcelain figure of a Chinese scholar standing on a base decorated with 6 out of the 8 Emblems of the Immortals: a flower basket, a gourd, a bamboo tube, a lotus, a fan and a flute. Very nice potting, wonderful face, delicate use of colors with turquoise enamel pooling in recesses and creating a deeper shade. Great patina, compressed dust on the surface. Height 4 1/2 inches.
Late Qing Dynasty (1890s - 1910s) Chinese porcelain figure of standing Medicinal Buddha holding a Precious Gem. Excellent potting with wonderful face and beautiful jewelry, wonderful use of colors. Great patina, compressed dust on the surface. Height 2 13/16 inches.
Artist: Kawase Hasui. The Kasuga Shrine, Nara. Ca. 1940-50's. Originally published in 1933. From the series “Collection of Scenic Views of Japan II, Kansai Edition” (Nihon fukei shu II Kansai hen, Nara Kasuga taisha).
An excellent impression with still strong color. Some toning present in the white margins as a result of the mat. Some tape residue at the top.
Size: 15.4" x 10.5"
Rather unusual 19th century votive Indian bronze sculpture of Sri Devi holding a closed lotus in her right hand and standing on the back of an elephant. The base of Devi’s statue slides into a slot on the back of the elephant: this 2-part piece is a base for a lotus flower incense burner with folding petals (absent), which screws on the top pf Devi’s head. Very good casting, pleasant wear and patina, pleasantly heavy. Height when assembled 5 7/8 inches.
18th century or earlier votive Indian bronze sculpture of Ganesha on a square base, with his vahana (vehicle) - a bandicoot rat Mooshika- sitting between his legs. Ganesha is the remover of obstacles, and thus is invoked before any new undertaking. He bestows good luck on his worshippers, and is invoked in marriage ceremonies and in some forms of Tantric worship. This Ganesha has his trunk turned to the left, and it is strongly advisable for worshippers to keep left sided Ganesha statue at home....
17th century or earlier votive Indian bronze sculpture of Ganesha sitting on a raised base. Ganesha is the remover of obstacles, and thus is invoked before any new undertaking. He bestows good luck on his worshippers, and is invoked in marriage ceremonies and in some forms of Tantric worship. Great quality casting for such a small object, beautiful devotional wear and warm dark patina. Wonderful feel of age. Height 2 1/4 inches.