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All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Americas : Pre Columbian : Stone : Pre 1492 item #1339322 (stock #769)
Pre Columbian Olmec Jade hardstone figure of a seated man. Mesoamerica Circa: 1200 BC to 500 BC. The material is a variegated pale green nephrite with oxidation to the matrix of the stone due to interaction of soil minerals over several centuries. The dimensions are 8"H x 5"W x 4"D.
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Chinese : Pre 1920 item #1251330 (stock #629)
A fine Chinese jade hand mirror inlaid with semi precious stone decorations of coral turquoise amethyst and multi color jade. Beveled thick glass mirror mounted in gilt silver mount. Measuring approx. 11 inches long.
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Chinese : Sculpture : Pre AD 1000 item #1190473 (stock #592)
A finely modeled Tang Dynasty (AD 618 - 906) pottery horse head with traces of original polychrome. Comes with a beautifully designed walnut display case with acrylic cover. Horse measures approx. 10 inches tall some loses to the left ear, A fine antique decorative piece.
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Southeast Asian : Sculpture : Pre 1920 item #1269049 (stock #653)
This image of the Buddha is in a naturalistic style most probably prompted by colonial influences. It has been carved in wood, lacquered and gilded and inset with glass fragments backed with coloured foil (known as hman-zi- shwei-cha) and overlaid thayo work, a process whereby thin, rolled strands of lacquer and ash putty are applied in patterns. The image is in the Mandalay style and shows the Buddha seated in vajrasana, with his right hand gesturing to the earth in the bhumisparsa mudra position. It is probably the most characteristic form of religious sculpture in Burma (Lowry, 1974). The posture, known as 'calling the earth to witness', represents the moment when the Buddha was seated in meditation under the Bodhi tree during the evening before his enlightenment. Mara asked him to name anyone who would give evidence that he had given alms, and the Buddha motioned to the earth with his right hand and said that the earth would bear witness to that - in a previous incarnation when he was known as Vessantara, he had given alms to such an extent that the earth had begun to quake. The image shows the Buddha seated on a low platform or socle and dressed in ample robes with naturalistic folds and pleating. Earlier images of the Buddha across Southeast Asia tended to show the monastic robes in a much more schematic way. The eyes have been inlaid with a white material, usually described as mother-of-pearl, with black pupils probably painted on with black lacquer. The cranial protuberance (unisha) is rounded and the head decorated with tight curls in low relief. Unusually, the curls are arrayed in a pattern on the back of the head, rather than being in a more typical, somewhat random manner. The image has been lacquered with black lacquer and then gilded. Overall, the image is very sculptural and decorative: the naturalistic flow of the robes, and the refinement of the face, are particularly pleasing.37"T x 32"W x 24"D. In good antique condition some minor losses and age cracking.
All Items : Antiques : Decorative Art : Pre 1900 item #1254525 (stock #630)
A fine early 19th century miniature cabinet by Alphonse Giroux possibly a salesman sample. Finely carved in excellent condition partial label on reverse. Measuring 19 inches tall by 10 1/4 inches wide and 5 deep. A fine example of this famous French furniture makers work. Biography, François-Simon-Alphonse Giroux (died May 1, 1848, in Paris) was a French art restorer and ébéniste .He studied painting under Jacques-Louis David, and founded an art restoration business near the end of the 18th century. He was the official restorer of Notre Dame Cathedral, and collected and exhibited art by Louis Daguerre, Charles Marie Bouton, Charles Arrowsmith, Charles Renoux, and others. As well as restoring art, his business made and sold furniture in various styles for the French royal family and others.[1] He is also known for constructing the daguerrotype cameras designed by Daguerre.[2]
All Items : Antiques : Decorative Art : Glass : French : Pre 1910 item #563884 (stock #216)
Emille Galle art nouveau art glass miniature vase circa 1890s. A frosted clear glass with a lavender color etched and wheel cut floral motif signed Galle. In excellent condition no chips or cracks some residue in interior. Measuring approx. 2.5 inches tall a fine addition to any collection.
All Items : Antiques : Furnishings : Lighting : Lamps : Pre 1900 item #1321562 (stock #741)
A pair of Italian silverplate baroque altar prickets later fitted as table lamps. Baluster stems with paw feet and putti motif. The bases are three-sided. Wired for U.S. electrical standards with dimmer switches, 40-100W bulbs recommended. Silk shades, 20"L x 14.5"W x 13"H. Overall height of lamps with harps, 48"H. Minor tarnish.
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Chinese : Textiles : Pre 1920 item #1320022 (stock #738)
A beautiful Chinese antique embroidered silk robe with forbidden stich and fine detailed images of flowers incects robins egg blue background silk with embossed cloud and wan (swastica) symbol of buddist prosperity. A beautiful robe from a prominent Boston estate measuring approx 45" across widest point 42" L. In good conndition wear to the edges of sleaves and light food stain on front can by easily cleaned and restored to make an exqusite robe for wear or display.
All Items : Antiques : Decorative Art : Metals : Bronze : Pre 1900 item #1315268 (stock #735)
Exquisite pair French gilt bronze 5 light candelabra with cherubs and garland leaf and flower motif supported by a white marble base. Measuring 28" x 13" x 8".
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Americas : Pre Columbian : Stone : Pre AD 1000 item #1344500 (stock #788)
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An exquisite Olmec culture pre Columbian Mexico Jade hard stone mask. Measuring 8" x 6" x 3". A beautifully carved image with bold facial features. In ancient condition with centuries of deterioration of the stone matrix from being buried in an acidic soil, leaving the harder Jade intact authenticating the age. From a Stanford collection.
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Pre 1900 item #1339430 (stock #770)
Late 19th Century Qing Dynasty whit marble carving of Guanyin, the bodhisattva of compassion, in chariot with attendant. Dimensions 24.0ʺW × 8.0ʺD × 10.0ʺH.
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Southeast Asian : Ceramics : Pre AD 1000 item #1322965 (stock #742)
An ancient southeast Asian (Thailand) pottery bowl from the Ban Chiang culture, dating to approximately 500 B.C. A wonderful piece measuring approx 10" x 8.5" in excellent ancient condition a small hair line at the top edge. This a distinctive vessel with a bold form and individualistic style, the body rises from a rounded base. The piece is adorned with exuberant painted curvilinear forms This striking earthenware vase was produced at the site of Ban Chiang, Thailand, and is typical of works attributed to its later phases. A site of remarkable social complexity, Ban Chiang is considered the most important prehistoric settlement so far discovered in southeast Asia. It marks an important stage in human cultural, social and technological evolution, presenting the earliest evidence for farming and complex metallurgy in the entire region. Its long cultural sequence, size and economic status has no parallel in any other contemporary site. Representing a seminal point in the history of human development in its region, it is unusual for vessels of this type to survive undamaged and in such excellent condition.
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Chinese : Porcelain : Pre 1900 item #1131887 (stock #498)
A beautiful pair of Chinese export famille rose vases with exquisite intricate hand painted motif of birds and flowers both in excellent condition. Measuring approx. 10 inches tall.
All Items : Antiques : Decorative Art : Metals : Silver : Sterling : Pre 1920 item #1007808 (stock #325)
An exquisite sterling overlay cranberry glass pitcher awarded as a trophy for the Motor Boat Club of America. Measuring 13.5 inches tall in excellent condition.
All Items : Antiques : Instruments and Implements : Maritime : Pre 1900 item #1190388 (stock #587)
A antique 19th century English Royal Navy Blunderbuss gun percussion cap c. 1860 all original in good antique condition.
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Indian Subcontinent : India : Pre 1492 item #1157750 (stock #545)
A beautiful antique carved stone statue of a Hindu deity 10 - 11th century. Of a red sandstone measuring approx. 18.5 inches tall. A fine example would be a nice addition to any collection.
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Oceanic : Pre 1920 item #1168420 (stock #564)
A fine Antique New Guinea pacific island feast bowl hand carved from one solid hardwood log of the finest quality carving and form. A museum quality piece measuring approx. 29 inches in length a fine addition to any collection of interior. The huge feast bowls of the Admiralty Islands off the north coast of New Guinea are among the most impressive ritual vessels in Oceania. Widely used in the archipelago, they are thought to have been created by the Matankol people of Lou Island, both for local use and for exchange with neighboring groups. The enormous bowls formerly were used to display and serve large quantities of food during ceremonial feasts. The body was carved from a single block of wood, but the handles often were made separately. At times, the handles include stylized human or animal imagery, and the spiral forms seen here have been interpreted variously as representations of pig’s tusks, snail shells, or the curling tails of reptiles or cuscus (a local marsupial).
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Indian Subcontinent : India : Pre 1910 item #1189360 (stock #581)
A beautiful antique Indian statue of a Hindu female deity standing approx. 14 inches tall finest details patina and form. A beautiful piece would enhance any collection.