Chinese carved malachite figural study of a sage or scholar fisherman seated on a large fish and holding another in one hand. Comes with a sliver wire inlaid rosewood stand. Measuring approx.
2.5 x 3 inches in excellent condition. A fine detailed carving a nice 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 cup and bowl or saucer c. 1790. A beautiful example with delicate hand painted details in cobalt blue and 24k gold featuring a double heart with monogram initials and a floral sprig. The bowl is 6 1/4 inches wide 1 1/4 high the cup is 4 1/4 diameter and 2 1/4 high. Both are in fine condition only some minor wear to gold rim. A fine addition to any collection.
A beautiful Rookwood pottery vellum matte vase with a burgundy purple color and a floral type design. Artists signed and marked with the rookwood date mark for artist initialed M M. measuring approx. 7.5 inches tall in excellent condition no damage.
Chinese export porcelain Fitzhugh design Tankard form the late 18th early 19th century. A hand painted landscape design in a rich cobalt blue over white porcelain. Measuring 6 inches by 4.5 inches in diameter. In excellent condition no cracks restorations or chips. Overall an exquisite piece would be a fine addition to any collection.
Chinese Export Jesuit ware porcelain cream pitcher 18th century. Beautifully hand painted in black and 14k gold featuring a figure of a mythological woman wearing a crown and holding a bird. Black and gold design motif around the rim. Measuring aprox. 4 1/4 inches tall the condition is excellent except for a minor firing flaw line and associated flea bite on the base of handle this is in the manufacture process and does not affect the quality and value of this piece.
Chinese porcelain decorated with European subject matter and made for export to the West during the Qing dynasty in the reign of Qianlong (1736–96). The sources for the decoration were mainly European engravings brought to China by Jesuit missionaries. The most commonly used illustrations were of Christian subjects such as the Crucifixion, though mythological subjects were also used.
A fine example of Export porcelain would make a nice addition to any collection.
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.
Traditional hand painted mandarin figures and floral and butterfly motif. An 19th century example c.1880 a dinner plate measuring approx. 9 5/8 inches in good antique condition some wear to enamels no chips or cracks. A nice addition to any group or a great decorative piece on its own.
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.
Beautiful glazed and hand painted large Weller planter or jardinière impressed with Louwelsa Weller pottery mark on bottom. Measuring approx. inches 11 high by 14 inches wide. A fine example in excellent conditioin would make a great decorative piece for home or office.
A beautiful Chinese export famille verte tea pot c.1840 Hand paintied with traditional mandrin figures and landscape design. Measuring Aprox. 6 inches by 4 inches tall. In excellent condition minor kiln flaw on underside foot rim and a firing line at body where top of handle attaches. Tea pot lid fits loosely but is original to piece. This is a charming piece and would make a nice addition to any collection. Special offer free shipping in USA at stated price.
Staffordshire brown transferware platter circa 1830 by T. Heath Burslem England titled on reverse sporting subjects. This beautiful example is in excellent condition no chips or cracks repairs etc. some age discoloration on the reverse. Measuring approx. 16 inches by 12.5 inches.
An exquisite pair of Chinese export plates hand painted with a delicate floral design center and border with 24k gold highlights.
The plates measure approx. 7.5 inches in diameter and are in excellent condition no chips or cracks some wear to the gold decorations. A most beautiful example of Chinese export porcelain these would be a fine addition to any collection. Note I have some additional plates from this set.
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.
Doulton Lambeth type Stoneware pitcher with antique fern appliqué and rope twist handle. England c. 1910. measuring 5 inches tall in excellent condition.
Chinese export porcelain bowl circa 1790 a beautiful example with hand painted floral sprays and a scalloped decorated rim. Measuring approx. 9 1/4 inches in diameter and
4 inches deep in excellent antique condition for a piece of its age with a couple of barely visible faint hairline stress cracks in the outside glaze probably from cooling in manufacturing and one minute flea bite on the outside rim (see pictures). A fine piece would be a nice addition to any collection.
A beautiful example with delicate sliver wire enclosure flower designs on a foil background. Meiji period c.1900 in excellent condition measuring 4.5
French art nouveau majolica planter or jardinière c.1890s
By Frie Onnainc made in France. A beautiful form with dramatic art nouveau stylized flowers and thistles. In excellent condition one very minor professionally repaired chip on underside of rim barley detectable. A fine example of French majolica. Measuring 9 inches tall and 13 inches at the widest point. A fine addition to any collection.