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Small Antique Chinese Brass Box with Carved Carnelian
JO55

DESCRIPTION: An attractive oval brass box, the hinged lid decorated with a carved carnelian stone at the center with raised brass leaves on either side. Signed at the interior lid, such a box might have been used for snuff, jewelry, cosmetics or medicines. This attractive little box is in excellent condition and dates from the first quarter of the 20th C. DIMENSIONS: 2 ¼” long (5.7 cm) x 1 1/8” wide (2.9 cm) x 1” high (2.5 cm).

$265


A Japanese Cast Iron Tsuridourou Lantern
BB169

DESCRIPTION: A Japanese cast iron tsuridourou lantern, 20th century, made in pagoda form with five cast segments. Good condition with expected light rust. DIMENSIONS: 9" diameter, 14 1/2" tall.

$295


Small Chinese Export Silver Filigree Box with Coral
JO58

DESCRIPTION: A beautiful octagonal pill (or snuff) box, the top with silver filigree wire work around inset coal stones forming the shape of a five-petal flower. The box itself is silver over copper and on the inside is stamped “Made in China.” Amazingly, the original Frost Bros. retail tag remains on the inside. Frost Brothers was a high-fashion retail store based in San Antonio, Texas, that opened in 1917 and went out of business in 1988. This box dates from C. 1920 to 1945 (Republic... Click for details

$170


Chinese Scholar’s Cloisonné Calligraphy Brush
SCH1

DESCRIPTION: An attractive scholar’s brush, the cloisonné handle having colorful vine and floral designs on a black ground. The ferrule and tip are both crafted from turned wood while natural bristles form the full brush. In excellent condition, this is a handsome, well made brush dating from the early 20th C. DIMENSIONS: 13.5" long (34.2 cm).

$285


Late 19th C. Chinese Silver Tribal Dragon Bracelet
JO48

DESCRIPTION: A Chinese minority tribe antique silver bracelet, handcrafted from two sturdy silver coils, each twisted and joined to form a braided pattern, with each end terminating in a silver, four-horned dragon head. The woven coils, simulating the dragons’ bodies, and the gap between the horned heads allow the bracelet to be “sized” to any wrist. Very decorative and an authentically old piece of tribal jewelry. DIMENSIONS: 3 1/8” exterior diameter (8 cm); 2.5" interior diameter... Click for details

$230


Pair of Antique Silver-Inlaid Wedding Vessels (Gadur), Moro People
BB165

A fine pair of early 20th C. gadur (also written as gador) urns, one of cast brass and one of bronze, each inlaid with silver bands in elaborate geometric designs. Such containers were presented as gifts among wealthy Muslim Moro families on Mindanao Island in the southern Philippines. These vessels were a sign of wealth and a testament to the craftsmen that created them. An extremely labor intensive process is required to craft these vessels, but the result is spectacular. Both feature a... Click for details

$2,800 for the pair


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