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All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Swords and Related : Pre 1900 item #1319518
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$395.00
A handsome pair of horse form menuki. Gold overlay on worked brass or alloy surface. (These would be quite a nice match with another of our listings - a kozuka, item #1318917 - and together would dress up a sword nicely). Very good condition (solder evidence on back as they were previously affixed to a cha-donsu.) Length, 1 3/16 (3.02 cm) and 1 1/4 inches (3.18 cm) respectively
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Swords and Related : Pre 1900 item #1319508
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$245.00
A pair of Niō or Kongōrikishi figural menuki. The copper-bronze alloy with traces of black patina suggesting possibly rubbed shakudo (meaning the alloy may have a low gold content which composition would take a blue-black patination.) Gold details decoration of attire. While a pair of Kongōrikishi would typically form Ah-um ("Ah", mouth opened and "Um", mouth closed), this is not easily discerned with the present pair which also strike the same (rather than opposed) posture. It may be that this wasn't deemed important when each would be wrapped on a different side of a tsuka. Or these may be a very well matched menuki from different pairs (there are slight differences.) In any event, they would work very well together on a tsuka. Good condition. Solder evidence on back as they were affixed to a cha-donsu. Each length, 1 3/16 inches (3.02 cm)
All Items : Antiques : Furnishings : Furniture : American : Federal : Pre 1837 VR item #1319397
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$475.00
Jerome's & Darrow Federal manner hand made shelf clock with wood works, Bristol CT. Provenance, Martin VanBuren Back, 1835-1920 (may already have been in the family for a generation.) We purchased from his direct descendant, David N. Back in the 1990s. We had the clock last serviced in 2006 and in good running order with reliable chimes. Having invested in preservation, our gain will have been our enjoyment of the clock. 2nd quarter, 19th century. Good condition. Height, about 34 3/4 inches. We will defer to a professional shipper for such an item - cost to be arranged between buyer and shipper.
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Swords and Related : Pre 1837 VR item #1319339
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$265.00
Pair of Kinko (soft metal, as distinguished from iron) menuki. The soft metal copper alloy with dark patination (perhaps shakudo) depicting a pair of shishi or dogs (these are more dog like than most shishi I've seen, which are often thought to be lions.) The dogs with hair defined with fine incising. Decoration in gold including spots and pupils on the dogs, the collars each with a bell, and sprays of flowers. One of the menuki appears to have a miniature gold self-righting figure of Daruma (an 'okiagari koboshi' toy) on its back along with the flower spray. Appear to be earlier Edo. Very good condition. They were "saved" from a Cha-donsu studded with good, old menuki. So we suppose you could call these dogs "rescues" :) There is solder evidence on the back but that is never accessible when mounted on a tsuka. (These would be a good match with another of our listings - a kozuka, item #1318102.) Length, 1 1/8 to 1 1/4 inches (2.86 to 3.17 cm)
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Swords and Related : Pre 1900 item #1319026
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$295.00
A Fuchi and Kashira set with flowers decoration with gold and silver overlay decoration on shakudo relief and nanako ground. Good, serviceable condition (a small, fine line fracture from the rim of the fuchi not at all compromising function or presentation.) An easy motif to match if fitting a sword (we may do so if not first selling them.) Fuchi length, 1 17/32 inches (3.89 cm)
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Swords and Related : Pre 1800 item #1319015
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$425.00
An early, larger Edo period iron marugata (round form) tsuba with raised edge. Sparse decoration of birds and willow or other weeping tree in shakudo. Leaves in small gold inlay (I noticed willow trees in my neighborhood today with leaves turned to an almost gold like yellow in late autumn as this tsuba may intend.) Traces of gold inlay along the rim. This would work well with a longer, heavier blade. Signed faintly right of the nagakgo ana (looks like maybe Settsu Masakuni.) Good condition with some minor pitting and light rust. Length, 3 1/4 inches (8.255 cm). Width, 3 3/16 inches (8.09 cm). (So a 1/16 inch [.159 cm] off from being a true circle.)
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Swords and Related : Pre 1900 item #1318917
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$435.00
An Edo period kozuka of shakudo and copper with relief decoration of five horses on nanako ground. One horse with full silver overlay, one with full gold overlay, one with gold spots, one with silver spots, the fifth with gold mane and tail. Surfaces of horses not gilt or silvered showing a deep red-brown patina contrasting quietly with the shakudo nanako. Condition is good and serviceable with no dents or pinches to the plate and back but with slight movement of the butt surface including minute perforations. (This would be a good match with another of our listings - a pair of menuki, item #1319518.) Length of kozuka, 3 3/4 inches (9.525 cm)
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Chinese : Snuff Bottles : Pre 1900 item #1318819
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$1,100.00
A Chinese inside painted glass snuff bottle. Clear glass with red trim painted with landscape decoration one side (figure in boat in rocky landscape) and precious objects on the other side (lotus, ceramics, bronzes and scrolls). A calligraphic inscription and seals on the side with precious objects. Good condition. Height, about 2 1/2 inches (6.35 cm)
All Items : Fine Art : Paintings : Oil : N. America : American : Pre 1900 item #1318587
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$1,700.00
A 19th century American folk art painting. Oil on canvas. Table top still life of bountiful agricultural harvest and a pineapple likely from port trade (pineapples were popular import produce in 19th century port cities and much can be read of pineapples in American tradition and design - most notably relating to hospitality.) Relined - otherwise good, clean and bright condition. Stretcher dimensions 30 1/2 inches x 25 1/4 inches. We acquired this in the late 90s from a long time Georgetown period furniture dealer (and Trocadero member) who had this in his own dining room for years. We have, also, enjoyed it in ours since but it is now time to lighten up as we prepare for a distant move.
All Items : Antiques : Furnishings : Furniture : American : Federal : Pre 1900 item #1318575
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$295.00
Country, Federal style, figured maple candle stand. Nicely turned curly maple column with three, dovetailed, birdseye maple splay legs terminating in slightly raised feet, all supporting an oblong octagonal top of three curly and birdseye maple boards. 19th century. Sound, serviceable condition. Slight distress to finish on top should be an easy enough project for the next owner. No condition issues with wood or joints. Height, about 30 1/2 inches. Acquired from a Frederick MD dealer who in turn acquired it from a Harford County Maryland estate sale.
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Swords and Related : Pre 1900 item #1318566
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$395.00
An Edo Period Kozuka (utility knife handle.) Kinko (mixed soft metals) decoration on shakudo alloy with nanako (fish roe textured) background. Depicted in a farmer with horse in water plowing in prepartion to plant rice. A willow or other weeping tree, to one side, not yet with blooms. Nicely detailed with featured highlighted with gold and silver overlay. The water nicely textures with an itame (wood grain) effect. Serviceable, fair to good condition. There is light denting on the butt end and is slightly pinched on the end with opening. The back also gilt over filed texture. Length, 3 3/4 inches.
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Swords and Related : Pre 1700 item #1318313
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$395.00
A nice iron mokogata form iron tsuba with surface and patina indicating significant age. Some folds apparent in the iron, tekkotsu ("iron bones" describing irregularities in surface resulting from gradual wearing away of softer iron, leaving more refined, harder iron), rim slightly raised around the hammered plate. The raised decoration of the hare and vine in quintessentially Japanese taste - thick gold overlaid details. This would work nicely on a Yamashiro or other slender, old blade. Good condition with light rubbing of patina on rim, scratching to the gold overliad hare, and light rust on plate (should be manageable with light application of clove oil until arrested [we have begun this process].) Length, 2 15/16 inches (7.46 cm). Width, 2 11/16 inches (6.82 cm)
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Swords and Related : Pre 1800 item #1318242
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$375.00
A good set of fuchi-kashira (ferrule and cap of a Japanese sword's hilt.) Inlaid silver karakusa (or arabesque) vine decoration. From earlier in the Edo period, this reflects the simpler, traditional Bushi taste before the decadence of peace through to the later Edo period led to more fanciful, colorful soft metals becoming the norm. Would be useful if you are fitting out an older blade and not going with gingerbread fittings. Good condition with minimal inlay loss and some expected distress to the iron surface on the kashira. The nakago-ana on the fuchi was probably filed later in its life to fit to a blade. Fuchi length, about 1 1/2 inches.
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Swords and Related : Pre 1900 item #1318223
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$185.00
Two nicely matched Edo period mixed metal menuki. Each with decoration of a duck in water. Some difference in the detailing of the water and perhaps different duck species (though one could explain the lack of a crest and color on one because it was the female of a pair of mandarin wood ducks.) For the price, they would work quite well together on a tsuka (sword hilt.) Longer one, about 1 1/2 inches. Good condition.
All Items : Fine Art : Paintings : Oil : Europe : British : Pre 1900 item #1318143
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$3,900.00
19th century English oil on canvas, artist unknown. Greyhounds and hare with huntsman, castle town and highlands in the background. School of Stubbs, Manner of Charles Towne (perhaps a contemporary or follower.) Compare the present composition with a work of Charles Towne, Christie's sale 7200, lot 51. In both, two greyhounds are depicted in the foreground with a hare and in the distant background are huntsmen on horseback, castle or fortified structures, highlands, and light centered by gathering, gray clouds. This painting in need of cleaning (should bring out a lot ... perhaps a signature too) and light conservation. The canvas has never been laid down and has one, small patch. Stretcher size, about 24 1/8 inches by 26 inches. Frame size, about 30 1/4 inches by 32 1/4 inches. The frame also needs to be cleaned and touched up.
All Items : Antiques : Furnishings : Furniture : English : Centennial : Pre 1910 item #1318108
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$975.00
An English, George III style mahogany sideboard. Oak secondary wood. Top drawer over large drawer, both flanked by storage with hinged doors. Raised on six tapered legs of square section terminating in spade feet. Brass gallery along the back. Late 19th century to Ca 1900. Good condition with expected movement in wood including some distress and wear from use. The size is good - ample yet small enough for a modestly sized dining room. We picked it up for temporary service but have been content with it for about 20 years. We are lightening up in preparation for a distant move - reasonable offers entertained. length, 63 3/4 inches. Depth, 22 5/8 inches. Height, 37 1/8 inches to top of board.
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Swords and Related : Pre 1900 item #1318102
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$325.00
An attractive Edo period shakudo (pickled copper and gold alloy) kozuka (utility knife handle) with shishi dog or lion motif on nanako (fish roe) ground. Gilt details on two of the dogs, three with gilt spots, and the filed back gilt. (This would be a good match with another of our listings - a pair of menuki, item #1319339.) Fair, servicable condition with none of the severe dents sometimes encountered to the decorative plate though the ends are subtly distressed (see illustrations - including one close-up of mouth, which will be even less conspicuous when fitted with a kogatana.) Length, about 3 3/4 inches (9.525 cm)
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$135.00
Hiroshi Yoshida's Chion-in Temple Gate. The woodblock print signed and sealed. Dated in left margin 10th year of Shôwa (1935). Colors appear to be a bit faded. Laid down - probably when previously framed as light toning of the paper indicates the bounds of prior matting. The current framing is quite nice, opened by ourselves to assess condition.