"Eutoxeres Aquila" An original John Gould Hummingbird lithograph published in 1861 Beautifully hand colored with watercolor and added iridesence. Hallmandel and Walto printers London in good antique condition some age toning and light foxing. Slightly trimmed measuring approx. 14 x 21 overall size. A fine example of this important work one of the finest images. A Monograph of the Trochilidae, or Family of Humming-Birds Written by John Gould Published by John Gould (London, England) 5 volumes and supplement, 1861-1887 John Gould (1804-1881) was a British ornithologist, artist, and successful businessman. Sometimes referred to as the "English Audubon," Gould had an illustrious career in which he served as official taxidermist to King George IV and established himself as Queen Victoria's favorite illustrator of birds. Gould was so devoted to the study of birds that he asked for his epitaph to read: "Here lies John Gould, the Bird Man." Though he chronicled a wide variety of bird species, from partridges to toucans, spanning all corners of the globe from Great Britain to Australia, Gould had a particular interest in hummingbirds. He developed a personal collection of 1500 mounted and 3000 unmounted specimens, containing at least 300 different species of hummingbird. A Monograph of the Trochilidae represents Gould's stunning effort to create a comprehensive guide to all the varieties of hummingbird with a high degree of accuracy, detail, and beauty.Gould's five volumes on the hummingbird contain 360 hand-colored lithographic illustrations. Gould would draw rough pencil or watercolor sketches of hummingbird specimens, which then served as guides for a team of artists (including his wife, Elizabeth). Gould also worked with lithographers, who used pure gold and silver leaf (applied underneath the watercolor) to achieve a lifelike illustration of the hummingbird's iridescent feathers.
Chinese Red Cinnabar carved floral vase c.1900. A beautiful example of cinnabar in this exquisite intricately carved piece. Measuring approximately 8.5 inches tall in excellent condition a nice addition to any collection. Please view my other listings.
Sterling Cased Swiss enamel travel clock. A beautiful ornately decorated American sterling silver case opening to a fold out standing Swiss 8 day clock. In excellent condition one small bend in the closed edge of the case the clock runs well. A fine example would be a nice addition to any collection
A fine antique Chinese export porcelain bowl circa from the late 18th to early 19th century. Featuring Hand painted decorations of Mandarin figures with a floral sprig in the center of the bowl. In excellent condition with no chips or cracks etc. measuring approx. 9 inches in diameter and 4 inches tall or 23 x 10 cm. A fine example would be a nice addition to any collection.
Fine porcelain large bowl or charger scalloped rim form with beautiful transfer ware design of cherry blossoms. Circa 1900 in excellent condition some minor firing flaws to the underside rim, measuring approx. 12 1/4 inches in diameter and 2 inches deep. A beautiful decorative piece would make a nice addition to any interior.
Anasazi culture corrugated drinking vessel circa 1300 AD a grey pottery with smooth interior and handle with corrugated exterior design. Measuring approx. 5 inches tall in very good condition some minor chips on the rim. A fine piece of ancient Native American Pottery from a old collection found in the 1930s.
Antique Chinese porcelain famille rose iron red decorated miniature vase c. 19th century. Beautifully painted design and exquisite hexagonal form make this miniature vase a special piece. Measuring inches 4 inches tall in excellent condition a fine addition to any collection.
A beautiful hand painted folk art tea pot of traditional man and woman from the village of Quimper. Signed on the bottom Henriot Quimper in a style used around c.1920 measuring approx. 7 x 10.5 inches in excellent condition but for a minor restored chip on tea pot lid and a minute flake or glaze bubble on tea pot spout hardly worth mention. A charming piece would be a nice addition to any collection.
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Gorham Sterling Sliver tea set 2 1/4 pint a elegant regency style. Consisting of a Teapot creamer and sugar bow. Marked sterling and hall marked in excellent condition
Japanese Arita Imari large bowl or charger Meiji period c.1900. A scalloped edge with beautiful hand painted bamboo and cherry blossom designs artist signed measuring 17 inches wide and 2.5 inches deep in excellent condition no damage, A fine example would be a nice decorative accent for any interior.
Chinese Export Famille Rose Medallion helmet form cream pitcher c.1840. Hand painted with traditional famile rose design measuring approximately 5.5 in. by 3 in. tall. In excellent condition some minor firing flaws or flea bites to spout rim really minor and not affecting the piece. A charming piece free shipping within USA at stated price.
Fine Ming Dynasty large porcelain bowl or charger c.1600s. The hand painted under glaze blue and white floral design featuring a center dancing horse or dragon. Measuring approx. 12-1/4 inches in diameter 2 inches deep. In good antique condition with glaze crazing and minor surface wear some calcification. A wonderful piece of Ming porcelain would be a nice addition to any collection. Please browse my other items email with any questions.
Blue background with designs of fruits and vegetables very nice pair c.1910 with vintage carved wood stands. Measuring approx. 10 inches tall in good condition no damage some minor firing flaws. A nice pair of vases would be a nice decorative accent to any interior design plan.
Chinese antique jade and rosewood opium pipe circa 1890. A beautiful example with mottled jade bowl in the shape of a fist pipe damper and mouthpiece are also jade the pipe stem is rosewood. Measuring approx. 14.5 inches in length the bowl 2.5 in diameter. A fine example would make a nice addition to any collection.
Japanese Bronze Usubata Ikenobo school Meiji period c.1900 Artist signed. Solid bronze with a raised design of a landscape and two pheasants with a cherry blossom design. Measuring approximately 10 inches tall and 10 inches wide at the top. A beautiful rich brown patina excellent condition. Thank you for viewing.
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A beautiful Tiffany Gold Favrille iridescent art glass bowl. A hand blown form with a rainbow of color from blue purples to sliver gold. Signed L.C. Tiffany Favrille and numbered 16494 1925. Measuring 10 inches in diameter and 3 inches deep. Impossible to capture the colors in a photograph I have used three different backgrounds to give an idea of the range of color in the piece. The condition is excellent no damage chips or repairs.
A beautiful example with delicate sliver wire enclosure flower designs on a foil background. Meiji period c.1900 in excellent condition measuring 4.5 inches tall.
Japanese bronze Ichibana bowl circa 1900 signed with a rich dark patina and relief design of Japanese figures gathering blossoms for ichibana floral arrangement shishi dog feet and elephant handles. In excellent condition measuring approx. 11” wide 8” deep and 3.5” tall.