Doulton Lambeth type Stoneware pitcher with antique lion head and grape vine appliqué and rope twist handle. England c. 1910. measuring 7 inches tall in excellent condition. Please view my other stoneware items.
A beautiful example with delicate sliver wire enclosure flower designs on a foil background. Meiji period c.1900 in excellent condition measuring 4.5
Chinese Export armorial bowl c.1780 with exquisite hand painted crest measuring approx. 6.5 inches in diameter and 1.5 inches deep. In excellent condition except for two very faint fine hairlines hardly effecting the extraordinary quality of this fine piece.
Pre Colombian pottery figure of a standing man holding a basket over his head from the Nayarit area of west Mexico, dating between 200 B.C. and 200 A.D. Measuring approx. 11.5 inches tall in excellent antique condition with some minor professional restorations. Formerly purchased from the Seal and Bear Trading co. has been in a private collection for several years.
Real Ivory chopsticks set of 8 vintage pieces from an estate of fine Asian antiques. All are in excellent condition measuring 9.5 inches long. An elegant set for fine dinning or as a collectable.
A fine example with original lid hand painted with traditional
Chinese figures. In fine condition some wear to the gold decoration and a minor flea bit to the caddy rim. Measuring approx. 5 x 4 x 2.5 inches.
A vintage circa 1900 miniature bronze portrait of a horse finely detailed casting artist monogram on back. Measuring approx. 4 inches tall in excellent condition.
A beautiful example with subtle blue enamel hues and a pair of crane with flowers. Meiji period c. 1900 in fine condition no damage an exquisite miniature measuring approx. 3 5/8 inches tall 10 centimeters, a fine addition to any collection.
Doulton Lambeth style stoneware pitcher with pewter top and applied fern and flower design with pewter top. In excellent condition measuring 8 inches tall.
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.
Japanese Imari porcelain hand painted bowl meiji period c.1910.
A fine example of imari traditional colors and intricate design with 24k gold highlights. Measuring approximately 7.5 inches in diameter and 3.5 inches deep In excellent condition no chips or cracks or repairs. A fine addition to any collection.
Sterling Stuffing or serving spoon by Hester Bateman London 1788
In excellent condition only minor wear fully hallmarked monogrammed W A H. Measuring approx. 11 inches 28 cm. long.
Hester Bateman 1708 - 1794
Hester Batemans's long career began after the death of her husband John Bateman(1704-1760. John was a chainmaker in London, but little is known about him.
After his death, Hester began to build the business, entering her first silver mark in 1761 and continuing to expand the business and went on to be one of the best known of the female silversmiths working in London during the 18th century.
Chinese Export Porcelain plate with an erotic motif of a courtesan and attendants. Hand painted in grisaille with perfuse 24 gold highlights. Measuring approx. 9 inches in diameter In excellent condition no cracks or chips some wear and rubbing to the gold and decorations but still and exquisite example of Chinese export ware.
Antique Tibetan painted box made of wood covered with yak leather and exquisitely painted and decorated with traditional Tibetan design elements in gilt lacquer. Measuring approx. 16x10x8 inches in excellent antique condition a fine decorative accent piece.
A beautiful Verlys glass charger or large bowl with cranes and japanes coy fish signed in the center measuring an impressive 13 1/4inches or 34 cm. in diameter the three dimensional glass moulded with opalescent cranes. In excellent condition a beautiful example of this fine French art glass.
Verlys Glass History
In 1920, the Societe Holophane Français was set up as a subsidiary of the USA Holophane Company in a glassworks near Rouen in Northern France to make vehicle headlights.
By 1925, they had expanded into making art glass vases and bowls. They created a separate department for these products, and named it "Verlys". Initially the pieces were blown vessels with several layers of glass, smooth on the outside with internal decoration.
From 1933 onward, Verlys focused on high quality press-mould glass. They produced clear, frosted, opalescent and colored items with designs typical of Lalique-style glass of the 1930s.
An exquisite Ming Dynasty Chinese c.1640 porcelain bowl. Hand painted blue and white underglaze with central decoration of a pair of
Phoenixe birds surrounded by floral and leaf design. Measuring 10.5 inches in diameter and 2 inches deep. In excellent antique condition no restorations or damage some glaze crazing throughout. This bowl is attributed to the Binh Thuan shipwreck. The Binh Thuan shipwreck was excavated in early 2001, and the majority of the pieces from this wreck consisted of blue-and-white and overglazed enamel decorated Zhangzhou (Swatow) ceramics.
There is a dusty dirt or sea residue on the bottom side and in the glaze crazing. A fine and rare piece would be a fine addition to any collection.
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.
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.