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All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Ancient World : Greek : Pre 1900 item #1311420 (stock #732)
Classic Greek pottery Hydria form jar hand painted classical figures. A grand tour example c.1890 of the finest quality. Measuring 14" x 13". In excellent antique condition.
All Items : Antiques : Decorative Art : Glass : French : Pre 1910 item #563884 (stock #216)
Emille Galle art nouveau art glass miniature vase circa 1890s. A frosted clear glass with a lavender color etched and wheel cut floral motif signed Galle. In excellent condition no chips or cracks some residue in interior. Measuring approx. 2.5 inches tall a fine addition to any collection.
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Southeast Asian : Sculpture : Pre 1920 item #1269049 (stock #653)
This image of the Buddha is in a naturalistic style most probably prompted by colonial influences. It has been carved in wood, lacquered and gilded and inset with glass fragments backed with coloured foil (known as hman-zi- shwei-cha) and overlaid thayo work, a process whereby thin, rolled strands of lacquer and ash putty are applied in patterns. The image is in the Mandalay style and shows the Buddha seated in vajrasana, with his right hand gesturing to the earth in the bhumisparsa mudra position. It is probably the most characteristic form of religious sculpture in Burma (Lowry, 1974). The posture, known as 'calling the earth to witness', represents the moment when the Buddha was seated in meditation under the Bodhi tree during the evening before his enlightenment. Mara asked him to name anyone who would give evidence that he had given alms, and the Buddha motioned to the earth with his right hand and said that the earth would bear witness to that - in a previous incarnation when he was known as Vessantara, he had given alms to such an extent that the earth had begun to quake. The image shows the Buddha seated on a low platform or socle and dressed in ample robes with naturalistic folds and pleating. Earlier images of the Buddha across Southeast Asia tended to show the monastic robes in a much more schematic way. The eyes have been inlaid with a white material, usually described as mother-of-pearl, with black pupils probably painted on with black lacquer. The cranial protuberance (unisha) is rounded and the head decorated with tight curls in low relief. Unusually, the curls are arrayed in a pattern on the back of the head, rather than being in a more typical, somewhat random manner. The image has been lacquered with black lacquer and then gilded. Overall, the image is very sculptural and decorative: the naturalistic flow of the robes, and the refinement of the face, are particularly pleasing.37"T x 32"W x 24"D. In good antique condition some minor losses and age cracking.
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Southeast Asian : Ceramics : Pre AD 1000 item #1322965 (stock #742)
An ancient southeast Asian (Thailand) pottery bowl from the Ban Chiang culture, dating to approximately 500 B.C. A wonderful piece measuring approx 10" x 8.5" in excellent ancient condition a small hair line at the top edge. This a distinctive vessel with a bold form and individualistic style, the body rises from a rounded base. The piece is adorned with exuberant painted curvilinear forms This striking earthenware vase was produced at the site of Ban Chiang, Thailand, and is typical of works attributed to its later phases. A site of remarkable social complexity, Ban Chiang is considered the most important prehistoric settlement so far discovered in southeast Asia. It marks an important stage in human cultural, social and technological evolution, presenting the earliest evidence for farming and complex metallurgy in the entire region. Its long cultural sequence, size and economic status has no parallel in any other contemporary site. Representing a seminal point in the history of human development in its region, it is unusual for vessels of this type to survive undamaged and in such excellent condition.
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Southeast Asian : Sculpture : Pre 1910 item #1335632 (stock #762)
A splendid Thailand gilt bronze Shiva, distinguishing in traditional classic Ayutthaya style dating back to the 15th-18th century Siam, well-cast and highly detailed with raised ornamentation of floral and foliate forms, adornments of jeweled necklaces, girdle and crown in traditional Ayutthaya royal attires, with flames rising beneath his knees, the Creator/Destroyer is kneeling in adoration above a beautifully sculpted bull, Nandi. Shiva holds in his ten extended arms the attributes associated with his cosmic activities: the trident, hammer, sword, knife, rope, arrow, and the snake Naga in his lower left hand. Antique circa 1900. Measuring 17" x 10 x 3".
All Items : Antiques : Instruments and Implements : Medical : Apothecary : Pre 1800 item #1332863 (stock #754)
Original antique Bronze mortar and pestle late 17th early 18th century. Beautiful casting original pestle solid bronze. Measuring 4.5" Diameter 3.5" Tall pestle 6.5" Long. Exquisite patina.
All Items : Antiques : Instruments and Implements : Musical : Pre 1920 item #988671 (stock #306)
A beautiful antique gibson F2 mandolin with black finish numbered 22440 dating this instrument to 1914. This mandolin has the ultimate tone quality and plays with ease has great action. The condition is amazing all original including the finish with no damage just minor wear. The tuners have been updated with top of the line replacements all other components are original. An exquisite example a museum quality collectors grade or a great instrument for recording and preforming.
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Southeast Asian : Sculpture : Pre 1700 item #1154696 (stock #537)
A fine Khymer period bronze Buddha fragment with traces of original gold gilding. Mounted to museum stand measuring overall 13 inches the Buddha 10 inches. A museum quality example would be a fine addition to any collection.
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Chinese : Porcelain : Pre 1900 item #1131887 (stock #498)
A beautiful pair of Chinese export famille rose vases with exquisite intricate hand painted motif of birds and flowers both in excellent condition. Measuring approx. 10 inches tall.
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Pre AD 1000 item #1154662 (stock #536)
Hung-shan Culture and made about 5,500 to 5,000 years ago in the late Neolithic period. Neolithic inhabitants of eastern China believed in a mystical bird that brought the life of heavenly spirits to humanity. As a result, they carved images of this mystical bird from fine jade as a means of communication between people and the gods. Jade carved figure of a bird. Measuring approx. 8 x 6 x 2 inches. Fine aged surface and form a museum quality piece 7 day return privilege on purchase. Provenance , From The Late Phillip Kirkeby Collection.
All Items : Antiques : Furnishings : Lighting : Lamps : Pre 1900 item #1321562 (stock #741)
A pair of Italian silverplate baroque altar prickets later fitted as table lamps. Baluster stems with paw feet and putti motif. The bases are three-sided. Wired for U.S. electrical standards with dimmer switches, 40-100W bulbs recommended. Silk shades, 20"L x 14.5"W x 13"H. Overall height of lamps with harps, 48"H. Minor tarnish.
All Items : Antiques : Furnishings : Furniture : Asian : Chinese : Pre 1900 item #689241 (stock #271)
An exqusite example of antique Chinese furniture with intricate carving and elegant proportions and design. All hand made with the extremly rare and sought after huang hua li wood. In excellent condition.
All Items : Antiques : Furnishings : Furniture : English : Early : Pre 1800 item #1269086 (stock #656)
Fine early oak Welsh Dresser with scrolled top molding, banded inlay, cock beaded drawers and cabinet doors with original antique brass hardware. Presented over finely carved Queen Ann legs with slippered feet. 20" L x 68" W x 77" H Please inquire for shipping cost.
All Items : Antiques : Decorative Art : Metals : Bronze : Pre 1900 item #1233982 (stock #618)
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Fine pair of antique gilt bronze candle holders featuring a male and female figure each holding a urn with flowering buds ending in a candle holder. Measuring 13.5 inches tall in excellent condition.
All Items : Antiques : Decorative Art : Ceramics : German : Porcelain : Pre 1900 item #1339191 (stock #766)
Offered is an exquisite antique German Dresden porcelain urn with finely painted details with gold trim and ram head handles. Dimensions 8.0ʺW × 7.0ʺD × 15.0ʺH Condition Excellent
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Americas : Pre Columbian : Stone : Pre AD 1000 item #1232543 (stock #617)
Olmec Jade Mask Pendant Origin: Mexico, Circa: 1200 BC to 900 BC, Dimensions: 3 5/8 high x 2.5 wide, Collection: Pre-Columbian, Olmec, Medium: Jade.
All Items : Antiques : Furnishings : Furniture : American : Federal : Pre 1837 VR item #1179277 (stock #578)
A fine American federal period carved shield back side chair circa 1830 of the finest quality in excellent condition.
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Oceanic : Pre 1920 item #1168420 (stock #564)
A fine Antique New Guinea pacific island feast bowl hand carved from one solid hardwood log of the finest quality carving and form. A museum quality piece measuring approx. 29 inches in length a fine addition to any collection of interior. The huge feast bowls of the Admiralty Islands off the north coast of New Guinea are among the most impressive ritual vessels in Oceania. Widely used in the archipelago, they are thought to have been created by the Matankol people of Lou Island, both for local use and for exchange with neighboring groups. The enormous bowls formerly were used to display and serve large quantities of food during ceremonial feasts. The body was carved from a single block of wood, but the handles often were made separately. At times, the handles include stylized human or animal imagery, and the spiral forms seen here have been interpreted variously as representations of pig’s tusks, snail shells, or the curling tails of reptiles or cuscus (a local marsupial).