Nicely carved figurine of the knight on horseback, slaying the dragon. Ivory, on a wooden base. Chinese or Japanese carving, probably. Very well executed. Whole measures 12.6 cm high by 7.6 cm wide by 5.3 cm deep (5 inches by 3 inches by 2.1/8 inches). Excellent undamaged condition. Early half of 20th century.
This Chinese mudman figurine is of a man playing a flute. He measures approximately 4.5 inches high by 3 inches wide. He is stamped CHINA and has a number that is difficult to read but we think it is #39. He is in excellent condition and no cracks or chips were noted.
Vintage paper mache tray. The back has the rid stamp: Made in Japan, Alcoholproof with impressed flower symbol. Likely an Alfred Nobler tray. It features flowers in a basket. It is quite old and showing some age wear. One corner has a hairline crack. This tray is 12.25 x 10.25. Age est: 1920's-30's. 4/14sc
This Chinese mudmen figurine is of an older man and a younger man playing a board game. They measure approximately 4 inches high and 6 inches wide. The bottom has a sticker that reads Shiwan Artistic Ceramic Factory and it is stamped CHINA . The figurine is in excellent condition with no chips or cracks noted.
This pair of Chinese mudman figurines are of a boy and a girl riding water buffaloes.The male measures approximately 6 3/4 inches high and 8 inches long and is stamped CHINA . The female measures approximately 7 inches high and 9 inches long and has the # 205 stamped on the bottom. They are in excellent condition with no cracks or chips noted. The girls left hand appears to be made to hold a stick or reed too but this is missing.
This Chinese mudman is resting on a large jar and is approximately 6 inches high and 6 inches wide. He is stamped CHINA and has the # 724 on the bottom. He is in excellent condition and no cracks or chips were noted.
This Chinese mudman is sitting and has a duck next to him. He measures approximately 6 3/4 inches high and 5 inches wide. The bottom is stamped CHINA and has a number that is difficult to read. We think it is # 252. He is in excellent condition and there are no cracks or chips noted.
This large Chinese Mudman is sitting and has a basket next to him with plants in it, a hoe behind him and a book beside him. The hoe was broken but has been repaired and is almost un-noticeable now. Otherwise he is in good condition with no other cracks or chips noticed. On the bottom he is stamped CHINA and has the #239.
This lovely set of Foo Dogs is by Andrea by Sadek and are approximately 7 inches high and 6 inches wide. They are standing on a red pierced ball and are hand painted multiple colors and are high lighted with gold. They are in excellent condition and no chips or cracks were noted. Andrea by Sadek is based in New York and is a wholesale leader in the gift, table ware and home furnishings market. All products are hand made by skilled craftsmen . - Andrea by Sadek website.
This is a rare collectible set of 7 hand painted porcelain figurines. They vary in size from 3 to 4 inches tall and 2 inches wide. They are numbered with small pieces of tape on the bottom of each and are the original 7 of the set. They come with a black wooden base and a heavy glass display case. If you want other pictures please ask we have lots more.
This lovely miniature size cream and sugar set are by Marco an ha a sticker that says Japan. Measure 4 1/4 wide and 2 3/4 tall. The background is painted in a gold floral pattern with a pink rose, small blue flowers and delicate green leaves as accents. The handles are accented with gold gilding. This is a rare find and would be a great addition to any collectin.
This lovely blue banded pottery vase has silver and old accents added to the top. It measures 9 inches tall and has one small chip on the side of the body of the vase. Thee are no markings on the bottom to identify the maker.
This beautiful little vase is made of white porcelain and as flowers and leaves in blue. It has a gold ring around the middle and gold accents on the flowers and leaves. The bottom is marked with the initials AS or HS and a red stamp. It is 6.5 tall and 5.5 at its widest point.
This heavy metal, happy Buddha has the verdigris blue green patina. He is hollow and comes with a hand carved base for display. He measures 6 inches high and 6.5 inches wide and is in excellent condition.
Carved and inked scrimshaw style oval bone piece. (Once part of four which were mounted end to end on a bamboo shaft - now loose and being sold separately). Two men, one figure on each side. Jagged ends to the bone, and some cracks - appears very stable though, quite solid. Measurements: 12.7 cm long by 3.2 cm wide by 2.4 cm thick (5 inches by 1.1/4 inches by just under 1 inch).
This is one of four by the same hand - carved and inked onto an oval hollow piece of bone, and having a thin bronze band around the top. All four were once mounted on a bamboo pole, but this has long gone, so selling separately. Item measures 11.6 cm long, 3.7 cm wide and 2.6 mm deep (4.1/2 inches by 1.1/2 inches by 1 inch). Very good condition.
Carved and inked scrimshaw style oval bone piece. (Once part of four which were mounted end to end on a bamboo shaft - now loose and being sold separately). Two men, one figure on each side. Jagged ends to the bone. Measurements: 12.7 cm long by 3 cm wide by 2.4 cm thick (5 inches by 1.1/4 inches by just under 1 inch).
This is one of four by the same hand - carved and inked onto an oval hollow piece of bone, and having a thin bronze band around the top. All four were once mounted on a bamboo pole, but this has long gone, so selling separately. Item measures 11 cm long, 3.7 cm wide and 2.6 mm deep (4.3/8 inches by 1.1/2 inches by 1 inch). A little ragged around bottom end - the bottom was once glued to its neighbour. Very good otherwise.
The Hoi An Hoard box was recovered from a ship wreck found in June 1997 near the Cham islands, off Da Nang. A Malaysian salvage undertook recovery from April to June of 1999. It has a Certificate of Authenticity.
This Hoi An Hoard cup is a part of the ship wreck.The ship wreck was found in June 1997 near Cham islands, off Da Nang. A Malaysian salvage company undertook recovery from April to June 1999. Each item has it's own number and has Certificate of Authenticity.
This vase is from a ship wreck. The Hoi An Hoard vase was recovered by a Malaysian salvage company from April through June 1999. The ship wreck was found in June 1997. you would be able to view this at Carnegie Gallery in Snohomish, Wa.
This item is from 1450 A.D. A collection of Vietnamese ceramics dated from 1450 A.D. The Hoi An Hoard originate from and around the village of Chu Dau in the province of Hai Doung in North Doung in north Vietnam. The ship wreck was recovered from April through June 1997 near the Cham islands, off Da Nang.
A lovely vintage Oriental doll, I believe a Geisha doll, in a glass case framed in black lacquer wood. Total height is 20.25 in. tall. Case measures 9.5 in. x 12.75 in. at the top. Purchased at an estate sale in the early 1980's. Not sure of vintage. In very good condition. I find no damage. This doll and case should ship USPS Standard Post to avoid oversize box charges and allow me to pack and wrap it well for safe delivery. Hanger attached to the back if you wish to display it on a wall.
A lovely vintage Oriental fan that is 30 in. tall and opens to about 51 in. The reddish black lacquer ware frame is about 2 in. thick. This fan features Cranes. In very good, displayable condition. I believe from the 1950's-'60's era. This fan should ship USPS Standard Post.
3 Footed Lacquered Papier Mache Bowl Brass Lined Persian
3 Footed Lacquered Papier Mache Bowl Brass Lined. It is either old Persian or from Kashmir India. Perhaps made by the famous artist in the medium that went by the name of Suffering Moses. They measure 3 tall and 5.25 across the top. The inside of the bottom is also brass and are all marked on the bottom. 2 of them have a flower pedal shaped mark in gold inlay. The other bowl has a incomplete circle marking in blue paint. It is not legible. The outer design is hand painted with green flowers with gold leaves and vines. The condition fair. Each bowl has an issue or two of the surface coating being chipped off exposing the layer underneath. These issue can be restored. The brass has a dark patina.
Japanese vintage inlaid wooden hexagonal pillar pot. Beautiful workmanship. Measures 23 cm high and 8 cm diameter (9 inches by 3.1/4 inches). Mostly in excellent condition, but has a patch of missing inlay (see photo) of about 2 cm by 8 mm on one edge (3/4 inch by 5/16 inch).
Vintage Chinese game counter, or maybe card suit marker. Has a revolving inner disc with Chinese characters on it. One red character, one yellow character, and 2 white ones. Measures 37 mm diameter by 10 mm thick (1.1/2 inches by 7/16 inch). A few little notches around the top and middle rim, possibly for lining up the characters.
Ivory cigarette holder, carved with dragon coiled around the stem. Dragon has tiny black eyes. Cigarette holder measures 13 cm long and 1.2 cm diameter (5 inches by 1/2 inch). Very good condition, has been used.
Very attractive large vintage paper mache tray. Marked on back: Made in Japan, Alcohol Proof, with symbols, (looks like the artists name and the date mark), however, I do not read Japanese. It is in 'good vintage' condition, minimal wear. It is almost 19 inches wide one way x 15.75 wide the other way. Very pretty display item! (age est: 1922-early 1940's).
Two Chinese sages, made in red amber. Good detailing as to staffs, beads, clothing and beards. One carries a dragon-topped long staff, and the other looks like a snake staff. They each measure about 15.25 cm high (6 inches). One minor fault to the rear of the dragon staff, otherwise excellent. Beautiful with a light source behind them. They glow then.
Japanese Bronze Incense Burner With Dragon And Shishi C1900
Japanese bronze incense burner circa 1900. The burner features a large coiled dragon handle on the lid, 2 smaller dragon handles at the sides, 4 shishi (lion dogs) around the body, and feet composed of masks above paws. It measures 10 inches high, and 10 inches wide at the handles, and 7 inches wide at the body. Shipping extra. Connecticut residents and buyers picking up in Connecticut add 6.35% state sales tax. Buyers outside the USA are responsible for any taxes,tariffs or customs that might apply. *** If you wish to see examples of similar items we have sold and/or appraised please go to our affiliate site www.OneofaKindAntiques.com and click the Archives / Homepage logo ***
Japanese Meiji Carved Ivory Handle W/hawk & Chicks In Nest Holes
A finely carved ivory handle depicting a mother hawk perched on top looking down at her three chicks peeking out of the nest holes in the trunk of the tree. The carver added coloring to the birds and trunk to provide for a more realistic effect. The mother has a tiny abalone inlaid eye, other is missing. This is ready to be mounted as a cane, parasol or magnifying glass handle.
Miniature green jade bird in flight, handcarved, 1 in. long, 5/8 in. high. No cracks, just a minor edge chip at the top of 1 wing. Exact age uncertain, 20th century. Very cute piece for any jade or bird collection!
About 20 years old, but has never been used. Beautiful workmanship. Three tiers of box, with one removable division. Black with red interiors. Decoration in golds and red with grey. Base material may well be plastic, but the decoration and lacquer work is beautiful. Possibly for sushi or sashimi, or maybe just a lovely trinket box. Box measures 14 cm high and 13.75 cm square (5.1/2 inches by about 5.1/2 inches square) Each tier is 4.5 cm (1.3/4 inches) high. Excellent condition, never used. Please ask for a postage quote before ordering, as otherwise the system will not process the order.
cobalt blue border w/gilt decoration surrounds a ground decorated with many tiny flowers and a distant Mt Fuji along with seated and flying birds, the silver colored mounting has a tiny satsuma mon stamp. perfect condition
Modern (about 20 years old) lacquered lidded pot - lacquered bamboo base and top, slatted sides. Sides may possibly be plastic, but I think the base and top are genuine. Beautiful workmanship, even if synthetic. Measures 12.5 cm high and 15 cm diameter (5 inches by 6 inches). Has never been used, excellent condition.
Modern box, in storage for 20 years. Japanese, with two tiers and a hand-decorated lid with central shell inlay. Item measures 10 cm high and 23 cm diameter (4 inches by 9 inches). This is possibly a plastic base, but has been decorated with much skill. Excellent condition, never used.
Meiji Period Japanese Oblong Shape Black Lacquer Tray Table
A Meiji Period Japanese oblong shape black lacquer tray decorated with classic bird, bat H x 24 W x 14 1/2 D Shipping extra. Connecticut residents and buyers picking up in Connecticut add 6.35% state sales tax. Buyers outside the USA are responsible for any taxes,tariffs or customs that might apply. *** If you wish to see examples of similar items we have sold and/or appraised please go to our affiliate site www.OneofaKindAntiques.com and click the Archives / Homepage logo ***
Painted Traditional Shape Lidded Japanese Teapot And 5 Cups C1910
A finely painted traditional shape lidded Japanese teapot and 5 cups decorated with a classic palace and landscape scene with Mt. Fuji in the background, each cup and the teapot are signed, twice. All perfect condition. Cup dimensions: 3 3/4 dia. x2 1/2 H. Teapot: 5 H x 5 dia., plus handle. Japan, c. 1880--1900 Shipping extra. Connecticut residents and buyers picking up in Connecticut add 6.35% state sales tax. Buyers outside the USA are responsible for any taxes,tariffs or customs that might apply. *** If you wish to see examples of similar items we have sold and/or appraised please go to our affiliate site www.OneofaKindAntiques.com and click the Archives / Homepage logo ***
Modern Japanese lacquered pot with lid - decoration of leaves to the lid. About 8 cm high by 11 cm diameter (3.1/8 inches by 4.1/4 inches). Excellent as new condition. About 15 years old. Inside, still has leaflet (written in Japanese).
Large vintage Japanese cloisonne champleve vase. Incised mark: 'Made in Japan' on bottom. Age est: 1930's. Very attractive old vase. It stands 14.25 inches tall x 5 across top rim. It is super heavy, not sure if it is brass or bronze. There is some wear on it, some surface pitting, but the overall condition is good display. This vase looks much older than the mark would indicate, but the mark may have been added later in time. Really nice piece for a traditional or oriental style room. 11/12scs
A very finely woven tapestry with trees, water, two deer and houses. Unknown name of this technique of weaving, but impressive to see first hand. Currently attached to a backing by former owner to allow display, backing can be removed to reduce weight and bulk for easier shipping, would have to be sent freight in current condition. Can be boxed when removed and sent through the mail.
A vintage MahJong set in a wood case. I believe the wood is rosewood. The case stands 6.5 in. tall and measures 9.5 in. by 6.5 in. It has 5 drawers plus the front cover that slides down to enclose it all. Brass handles and corners. Brass tabs on the drawers. One tab is broken off. Instructions are included for both MahJong and Sparrow. I believe the tiles are of ivory[bone]. A local jeweler has confirmed that the tiles are ivory and the base of the tiles is of bamboo. Vintage would be from the 1920's. I believe. Please view images carefully.
Japanese 19th C Bronze Brazier Or Hand Warmer C1870
A Japanese 19th C. bronze brazier or hand-warmer, the rounded rectangular box with carry handle decorated in high relief the rounded cover decorated with prunus H x 8 W x 6 D. Shipping extra. Connecticut residents and buyers picking up in Connecticut add 6.35% state sales tax. Buyers outside the USA are responsible for any taxes,tariffs or customs that might apply. *** If you wish to see examples of similar items we have sold and/or appraised please go to our affiliate site www.OneofaKindAntiques.com and click the Archives / Homepage logo ***
Japanese Edo Lacquer And Gold Covered Warm Water Pitcher C1860
Japanese Edo lacquer and gold covered warm water pitcher c1860 in original estate condition. Some minor wear and one small surface line crack. Measures 7.5 inches high and 12 inches long. This piece is on display in our gallery at Clock TowerAntiques Center and can be seen in-person by visiting 824 E Main Street Branford,CT 06405. For hours of operation visit: http://www.ClockTowerAntiquesCenter.com Shipping extra. Connecticut residents and buyers picking up in Connecticut add 6.35% state sales tax. Buyers outside the USA are responsible for any taxes,tariffs or customs that might apply. *** If you wish to see examples of similar items we have sold and/or appraised please go to our affiliate site www.OneofaKindAntiques.com and click the Archives / Homepage logo ***
Extremely fine decoration on this Meji era vase with a cobalt blue background and cream colored panels with scenes of people in bright colored clothes, all of which is profusely decorated in gold. impressed mark and painted Kinkozan signature under base. virtually no wear and no defects.
Rare Antique Chinese Embroidered Silk Wedding Apron Skirt
THIS ELABORATELY EMBROIDERED ANTIQUE CHINESE PAIRED APRON WEDDING SKIRT IS NOTHING SHORT OF A WORK OF ART. I KNOW THAT PHRASE IS USED A LOT, BUT IN THIS CASE IT IS WELL DESERVED. THIS PIECE OF CIRCA 1900 - 1910'S HANDMADE NEEDLEWORK IS OVERWHELMING IN ITS COMPLEXITY AND BEAUTY. I BOUGHT THIS SKIRT AT A MAJOR AUCTION HOUSE IN NEW YORK CITY THIRTY YEARS AGO AND HAVE KEPT IT CAREFULLY STORED IN MY PRIVATE COLLECTION. I HAVE SEEN SEVERAL OF THESE KINDS OF SKIRTS, BUT I HAVE NEVER SEEN ANYTHING QUITE LIKE ITS COLOR SCHEME, A RAINBOW OF PASTEL PLEATS RANGING FROM CREAMY IVORY TO AQUA TO PINK TO SKY BLUE. NOT ONLY HAS THE FABRIC BEEN PRECISELY PLEATED BUT THEN IT HAS BEEN DELICATELY STITCHED INTO PLACE FORMING A BEAUTIFUL EFFECT SHOWN IN ONE OF THE CLOSE-UP PHOTOS. ADDITIONAL EMBROIDERED NEEDLEWORK HAS BEEN DONE ON TOP OF THE STITCHED PLEATS IN COLORFUL SILK THREADS TO COMPLEMENT THE FABRIC. IT POSITIVELY SHIMMERS! THE TWO MAIN PANELS, WHICH WOULD FALL IN FRONT AND BACK IF WORN, ARE OF SOFT TOMATO RED. THEY HAVE BEEN OVERLAID WITH METALLIC GOLD THREADS AND FEATURE A GROUPING OF MAGNIFICENT PHOENIX AND OTHER BIRDS. THIS ELEGANT GARMENT WAS MADE IN TWO SEPARATE PARTS WHICH FASTEN TOGETHER UNDER THE CENTER PANEL. THE OVERLAPPING STYLE ALLOWS FOR EASY ADJUSTMENT TO THE WEARER'S WAIST SIZE. IT IS NOT LINED. THIS EXTRAVAGANTLY ORNATE SKIRT IS IN AMAZING AND EXCELLENT CONDITION. IT HAS BEEN CAREFULLY STORED AND SHOWS ONLY A COUPLE OF VERY SMALL DARK SPOTS, BARELY NOTICEABLE. IN FACT I HAD NEVER NOTICED THEM UNTIL I MADE A VERY DETAILED INSPECTION FOR THIS DESCRIPTION. YOU WILL NOT BE DISAPPOINTED WITH THIS RARE PIECE OF ASIAN ART. IT IS A TEXTILE MASTERPIECE WHICH COULD BE WORN FOR THE MOST SPECIAL OCCASION OR DISPLAYED WITH PRIDE IN THE FINEST HOME OR MUSEUM.
A vintage covered pot. I believe it may be pewter with an amber and turquoise stone on the lid. The embossed decoration is well done, possibly a chrysanthemum?. Bottom stamped with oriental marks. Stands 3 in. tall and is 2.75 in. diameter at the shoulder. Not sure if this is from old China or Japan.
Japanese Carved Bone Tooth Style Pendant With Buddha.
Unusual Japanese carved bone Buddha pendant. The lower part of the pendant is like a tooth or dagger, and the top finial is a carved buddha in the lotus position. There is a copper or possibly antimony band separating top from bottom, which has embossed peonies. The buddha has a halo attached, and this forms the bale for the pendant. Item measures 84 mm long and 16 mm wide (3.1/4 inches by 5/8 inch). Excellent condition. Probably Meijii period.
This lovely ivory carved lady with bridge cards was the first place trophy for the 1964 Individual Championship South Pacific Bridge Club - Guam. The hand holding the cards has been repaired (see picture 7) and there is a crack on the face, I am not sure if it has been repaired and is hardly noticed. (Priced accordingly)
Geisha Hogaita Paddle Battledore--Paddle is made of wood with 3-D Geisha girl made of paper face and hair, cloth clothes and adornments--Back of wood paddle is painting of bamboo, stems and blossoms--Handle is covered with black velvet--Measures 20 1/2 inches long x 7 3/4 inches wide--Good condition
Japanese "kiss Me" Nodders Or Bobble Heads Of Papier Mache
Japanese Kiss Me Nodders or Bobble Heads of Papier Mache that are marked on the bottom Japan Patent Pending . They are each 4.75 tall. The lips have a magnet inside so that they lock lips when they get close enough. The condition is excellent with the exception of some dust from being on a shelf for aeons.
perfect condition porcelain cup with milifleur , ''thousand flowers'', decoration and a miniature calligraphy poem, ''senji mon'', written inside in over 200 characters. Large gold and red signature on base characters for ''Kutani'' and remaining uninterpreted characters may be for Tamura Kinsei but we are presently unsure.
very finely carved ivory handle and finial on this late 19th century parasol with intact embroidered covering. Handle depicts Japanese men and women engaged in some sort of celebration including many paper lanterns including one shaped like an octopus holding a fan. A carved lantern is shown on the end of the handle and the finial is decorated showing a bearded figure of Tengu with his long nose attached to a ball of string. The outer cover is complete with no tears or missing lace. all the ivory tips are present. light brown spots are present on the cover and one tear is on the silk underlining, a 2'' check is at the area where the handle attaches but it is quite solid. The handle is signed by the artist but is currently untranslated.[see image]
ARTIST SIGNED JAPANESE KOI CARP HAND PAINTED BOWL. It i hand formed and it is signed on the left side as well as the bottom. Delicately hand painted Koi featured on white porcelain. The porcelain has like a rice paper texture on the inside of the bowl. The rim is trimmed with silver. The bowl is 8 across and stands 1.5 . The colors remind me of Imari but I don't know enough about the subject to say with any certainty.
Moriage Laughing Hotei Figure Statue Japanese Buddha Artist Signed
ANTIQUE SATSUMA MORIAGE FIGURE STATUE JAPANESE BUDDHA Fantastic Japanese Kutani Laughing Hotei Japan Gorgeous Antique Japanese hand painted Kutani Hotei or Laughing Buddha. Hotei is one of the Japanese Seven Gods of Good Fortune, or Shichifukujin. He is the god of contentment and happiness and will sure to bring you much happiness displayed in your home! He stands 8 inches high and is 5 inches wide and 6 deep. He is made of heavy pottery or plaster and is marked on the bottom. There is an incredible attention to detail on the Buddha. It makes one happy to to look at him. It signed on the bottom.
This is a set of 4 Oriental design, framed pictures. Brass hangers, I believe the pictures are crafted of glass. Framed in black plastic and under plastic or acrylic. Measure nearly 7.5 in. diameter. Priced for the set of 4. Damage free.
Red Laquer 2 part Japanese Inro with Gold flowers on the front and a Plastic Sake Cup attached to the Purple Silk Tassled Cord. The Ojimi bead is Wood and it is smooth and 5/8 of an inch round. It is 3 3/4 inches tall, and comes from the Estate of a Denver Collector.
This old Chinese small metal trinket box decorated with colorful embossed flower design on the turquoise background. Measures 3,5 inches length, 1,5 inches width, 1 inches height and 180 gram weight. In very good condition.
Ivory pre Ban Japanese Drs Lady. The Figure is very Finely Carved and the lady seems to be laying on a mat with her arm behind her head and is holding a Lotus Flower in her other Hand. There is a small amount of damage on the mat she is laying on, and small mark on the back side of the lady (see picture). She is 5 inches end to end and 1 1/2 inches wide. There is a very old paper label on the back of the figure but no writing on it. She came from the Estate of a Denver Collector.
Lovely pair of Chinese Rose Medallion plates circa 1930s. The plates feature flowers, birds, and butterflies in soft shades of pink, green, yellow, blue, orange on a white background. The plates measure 9-1/2 diameter x 1-1/2 high each are the same size, hand painted with a similar design but slightly different. Both are marked in a faded red: Made in China in an oval. There are no chips, cracks or repaired damage, but the edges do feel a little nicked from being displayed.