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...
The basic fabric is a linen weave with fine tapestry woven geometric pattern mainly in red and few silver wrapped threads. The narrow ends with fringes. Condition: patina, few wear and stains. Dimension: approx. 83 cm x 35 cm (without fringes).
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...
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...
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.
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...
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 : Americas : American Indian : Pre 1950 item #1414989 (stock #WN238)
A small Paiute basket embellished with glass beads, showing geometric motifs. Condition: very good, inside old label residue. Dimension: diameter: c. 15 cm, 8.6 cm high.
A pair boots made of silk with flowers embroidered in satin stitch, the thick sole made of leather. Blue coton lining. Condition: good, some traces of usage, few Tiny holes and stains. Dimension: 23.3 cm high, 16.5 cm long.
Two differently decorated Chinese silver vases made for the Western export or used in the Chinese market. One with prunus twigs and the other with a beautiful dragon among clouds. Bases with a Chinese character mark and the maker's mark "WH" and "90", standing for the Wang Hing Company, working in Shanghai and Hong Kong around 1900. Condition: fine, few traces of usage. Dimension: c. 8 cm high, weight of silver: c. 116 g.
A Chinese court official's winter hat made of soft black velvet and silk, covered with red silk fringes, topped by a clear glass and bronze hat final. Lined by red coarse fabric. Condition: fine, few traces of usage, maybe never worn. Dimension: diameter: c. 20.5 cm, brim height: 8.8 cm, knob: c. 5 cm high.
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...
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...
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.
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.
A pair Chinese porcelain saucers decorated with a peony blossom and a well-wishing in black. Base with a stamped six character Tongzhi mark, dating to the late Qing dynasty. Foot rim with little adhering sand. Condition: little wear to the decoration and gilt rims, one dish with a rim flake (photo no. 8 the left saucer at 8 o'clock), the other one with two rim frittings. Dimension: diameter: c. 23 cm, 3.5 cm high.
Dating to the early 18th century, a rare pair Chinese porcelain plates, differentely decorated with flower basket in the "grisaille" palette, with black, gold, overglaze blue and iron red or pink. The rim with kuchibeni. Condition: little wear to gilding, one plate with a filled rim flake (photo no. 9) and few tiny bubble bursts. Dimension: 22.8 cm.
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.