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All Items : Archives : Regional Art : Middle Eastern : Pre 1900 item #1440441 (stock #WN315)
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A fine Persian cover of rectangular form. The center with crimson velvet, voided with flowers in lozenge shaped lattice, the woven silk edging with boteh pattern on blue. The reverse with printed cotton lining and eging in woven wool fabric. The velvet composed of several pieces and apparently prior of the other fabrics, possibly of Italian origin, 17th century (please compare to 1937.1265 in the "Art Institute Chigago"). Condition: traces of usage, stained, wear, old mends. Dimension: approx...
All Items : Archives : Regional Art : Asian : Chinese : Pre 1900 item #1438269 (stock #WN304)
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A male front Mandarin square with a tiger, denoting the 3rd military rank. Silk tapestry (kossu, k'o-suu) with metallic threads and painted details. The animal is standing on a rock above deep water, the ground with Taoist longevity symbols. Blue silk lining. The background was probably covered by peacock feathers, rarely survived to the present days. Reference: "Ladder to the Clouds" by Jackson & Hugus Berkeley 1999, for similar badges...
All Items : Archives : Regional Art : Asian : Chinese : Pre 1920 item #1436291 (stock #WN300A)
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A pair large Chinese silk kesi tapestries, once mounted as hanging scrolls with silk brocade border and backed with paper. Showing immortals and gods of the Daoist Pantheon in a landscape setting. Made of a two colour silk tapestry with painted areas. Dating to the late Qing dynasty. Condition: please look at the photos carefully - they make part of the condition report - the brtittle mounting is damaged and only partially preserved, the wooden bars of the top and one of the bottom are lost...
All Items : Archives : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Pre 1900 item #1429168 (stock #3727)
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A rare pair Japanese plates showing a dragon among textile-weave patterns worked in dull colored enamels, the brass or copper rims and wires showing partially remnants of gilding. The reverse decorated with further floral motifs, the base with green contre-émail. The enamel showing concavities and pits. Condition: fine, only wear to gilding. Dimension: diameter: 24.9 cm, 4.2 cm high, weight: 1400 g.
All Items : Archives : Regional Art : Asian : Chinese : Pre 1930 item #1419287 (stock #WN261)
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Two Chinese miniature wood carvings showing scenes of daily life in old China, a court official with his wife and a couple at the dining table. Made in the Tushanwan Workshop in Xujiahui, an orphanage opened 1864 by French Jesuit priests near Shanghai. Hosting an art school, producing wood-carving, stone sculpture, silversmith, embroidery and painting. Please refer to the book (last photo) "Scènes de la vie en Chine...
All Items : Archives : Regional Art : Middle Eastern : Pre 1900 item #1418428 (stock #WN249)
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A Persian torch stand made of bronze or brass with chased and engraved sheath showing floral decoration and arabesques. Condition: traces of usage. Dimension: c. 25.8 cm high, diameter foot: 15.6 cm.
All Items : Archives : Regional Art : Asian : Chinese : Pre 1900 item #1411054 (stock #WN221)
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A rare Buddhist temple banner composed of a central ruyi shaped panel and three suspending streamers with pointed ends and tassels. Made of Chinese Late-Ming and Qing gold brocaded and tapestry silks showing dragons and floral decoration. The top panel is cardboard reinforced and having a seal on the backside. Printed cotton lining and top with leather loop, one tassel with a small bell...
All Items : Archives : Regional Art : Asian : Chinese : Pre 1900 item #1410187 (stock #WN219)
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A headdress with a rounded crown and a wide flat brim, the interior made of woven bamboo, covered with yellow silk damask showing roundels with five-clawed dragons. The top ending in a red silk knot above ruyi border. The underside of the brim covered with red silk, the sweatband made of leather. Edged with key fret brocade...
All Items : Archives : Regional Art : Asian : Chinese : Pre 1900 item #1406279 (stock #WN220)
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Chinese or Vietnamese wooden Christian cross with beautiful lotus and vines decoration inlaid in engraved mother of pearl. Condition: center with chipped area (please see photo no. 7) and few lost inlays, rearside with paper residue. Dimension: 46.7 cm x 24.2 cm x 1.8 cm.
All Items : Archives : Regional Art : Asian : Chinese : Pre 1900 item #1403246 (stock #WN212)
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A small bulbous Chinese porcelain vase finely painted with two dragons among clouds chasing the flaming pearl in the "famille verte" palette. Condition: fine, minor wear to decoration. Dimension: 12.7 cm high.
All Items : Archives : Regional Art : Middle Eastern : Pre 1900 item #1401330 (stock #WN208)
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An antique flattened flask from Oman once used to fill the powder-pan of a matchlock gun, after 1880 often used as amulets. Made of solid silver beautifully decorated with granulation and filigree work and some gilding. Condition: some traces of usage and wear to gilding. Dimension: 17.8 cm long, weight: 212 g.
All Items : Archives : Decorative Art : Textiles : Pre 1920 item #1400244 (stock #WN202)
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A large evening bag showing on both sides the same geometric pattern on a red ground, worked in tiny glass beads. The celluloid frame in the form of an opened poppy blossom. Presumably French around 1920. Brown lining. Condition: two tassels with missing fringes, lining a bit raddled, clean. Dimension: without handle: c. 45 cm, 23.5 cm wide.
All Items : Archives : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Pre 1900 item #1399837 (stock #WN200)
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An early and rare Japanese copper plaque showing a bird on a prunus mume twig, worked in dull colored cloisonné enamels, the reverse with green contre-émail. The former owner attributed this artwork to an artist of the "Japonisme Movement". Condition: bubble bursts, a hairline (see photo No. 5). Dimension: 20.3 cm x 20.3 cm x 0.3 cm.
All Items : Archives : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Pre 1800 item #1399339 (stock #3533)
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A small square gold lacquer Japanese incense container with rounded corners. The lid is decorated with a relief of waves and rocks, inlaid in mother-of-pearl and lead. Interior and base with nashiji, the rims covered with lead. Later tomobako. Dimension: c. 9.5 cm x 7.5 cm x 2.5 cm. Condition: few traces of usage, a tiny chip (see photo No. 2 at 2 o'clock).
All Items : Archives : Decorative Art : Textiles : Apparel : Pre 1837 VR item #1399091 (stock #WN194)
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A traditional folk costume frippery crown called "Schappele", worn in the Bregenzerwald in Austria by girls and unmarried young women. A cardboard ring covered with velvet, the front with embroidered Christogram IHS in gold thread and some sequins. The upper part of the headdress made with gilt wire, glass beads and silk ribbons. For a similar piece please visit the website of the Vorarlberg Museum: http://www.vorarlbergmuseen.at/objekte/jw-43 Condition: silk ribbons consumed, traces of usage...
All Items : Archives : Regional Art : Asian : Chinese : Pre 1910 item #1393811 (stock #WN163)
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A pair undone antique Chinese sleeve bands, bordered with a black band and green cotton lining. The wine-red silk ground finely embroidered in Pekinese stitch, some detalis in satin stitch and couched metal threads, showing figures, maybe immortals in a landscape. Dimension: c. 111 cm x 37.5 cm. Condition: fine, only few stains.
All Items : Archives : Decorative Art : Textiles : Pre 1700 item #1393104 (stock #WN159)
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A very rare liturgical embroidery dating to the 17th century or earlier. A cope hood in shield-form with a central applied panel depicting the Archangel Michael. He is standing in complete armour holding a sword and about to strike a tailed demon. Ruby silk ground with couched gold and silver threads and appliqued arabesques in yellow silk, the medaillon and lining in linen. Condition: clean. Wear, slits, mendings and losses...
All Items : Archives : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Pre 1910 item #1391934 (stock #3563)
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A patinated bronze okimono of a young woman with a wonderful face, dating to the Meiji period. On her back and in her hand she is carrying iris flowers. Signed on the base. Dimension: 34 cm high, weight: 3.7 kg. Condition: few areas with wear to the patina.