The gui superbly cast raised on a square pedestal, the rounded body decorated on each side in high relief with a large taotie mask with raised eyes with rectangular slit pupils framed by curved fangs, ears and curved, hooked horns, bisected by elaborate bird-shaped flanges, the foot with confronted kui dragons with ‘bottle’ horns separated by four smaller hooked flanges, the everted rim set with a pair of massive loop handles in the form of birds with hooked beaks and curved wings, their tall le
Well cast of oval section, the slightly compressed pear-shaped body raised on a splayed pedestal foot encircled by a bowstring band, cast in high relief on each side of the neck with a tapir head between two bowstring bands interrupted by loops attached to the tapir-head terminals of the overhead arch handle, the slightly waisted domed cover with wedge-shaped tabs projecting from either end and decorated with a similar band, echoing the designs on the body, surmounted by a ring-shaped knob, with
Of cylindrical form with four notched flanges down the sides, elegantly cast with taotie masks on the foot in high relief with prominent eyes, ears, forehead shield and hooked horns, flanked by dragons with slim S-shaped bodies and dragon heads, the middle section with a band of vertical ribs between bands of confronted birds with curled crests, beaks and tails and protruding eyes, all below the flaring neck showing a collar band of curly dragons and four upright blades, each centered on a flang
Each finely cast with a globular body supported on three crisp blade-shaped legs, intricately decorated with two taotie masks with round pupils in high relief and linear bodies in thread relief, dissolved on a leiwen ground, the loop handle on one side issuing from a bovine mask bisecting the taotie mask, a long channelled spout and pointed 'tail' forming the rim, decorated with blade-like motifs and triangular scroll lappets radiating upwards from the neck under the spout, the capped finials in
The flat cover well cast in relief with a pair of symmetrically entwined serpent-dragons with their heads emerging at opposite sides near the rim, encircling the centrally positioned tiger-form handle, aligned with two crouching monkeys, the underside of the cover with three small serpent-dragon masks cast in relief to serve as stops to hold the cover in place, the rounded sides supported by three cabriole legs and cast in flat relief with a frieze of scales in two horizontal bands below a borde
The elegantly curved slender vessel resting on a tall foot-ring, crisply cast on the middle and lower sections with fine taotie masks with prominent eyes, ears, horns centered on notched flanges, detailed with intaglio, against a ground of intricate leiwen spiral, all below the tall trumpet neck decorated with shield blades filled with taotie masks rising from a band of angular serpents, a single pictograph inside the foot, the patina of overall silvery green with encrustation\nThe present gu is
The domed top cast with a whorl pattern of feathers incorporating two birds’ eyes suggesting a stylized bird motif, the sides finely cast in low relief with two confronted birds with bulging eyes and a wide tail arching forward on a leiwen ground, the diamond-shaped punctures originally with inlays, all covered with dark silver patina and malachite encrustation\nThis finely embellished bronze fitting was reportedly the only archaic Chinese bronze in the collection of Bernard Berenson (1865-1959)
The deep U-shaped body raised on three sharp blade-shaped legs, crisply cast on each side with a taotie mask in high relief with rounded eyes, angular horns and slim bodies, the loop handle on one side issuing from a bovine head, bisecting a taotie mask, divided by notched flanges, beneath a long spout and pointed tail forming the rim, decorated with elongated blades under the spout and tail interspersed with triangular motifs, surmounted by a pair of posts capped by mushroom tops with sunken wh
Cast with bulging eyes, flanked by pointed leaf-shaped ears, beneath upcurved bovine horns with hollow tips, the wide upper jaw defined by an out-curved snout and a pair of hooked fangs, with dark green surface patina and widely scattered reddish cuprite encrustation\nThe function of bronze taotie masks of this type has been discussed by several scholars. Max Loehr proposes that objects of this kind were part of the ritual equipment of a shaman wearing a mask at performances. However, recent sch
Rare Musgo Gasoline "Michigan's Mile Maker" Sign.\nMusgo Gasoline sign with iconic Indian in full head dress graphics. Has excellent gloss and color. Display has a small chip at the head band. Reverse has a quarter size chip. It is in its original hanging ring. Condition (8.9). Size 48" Dia.
A Cape of Good Hope Imperial brass bushel, de Grave, Short & Co, London, 1877\n\nA Cape of Good Hope Imperial brass bushel, de Grave, Short & Co, London, 1877\nengraved 'Govt. of Cape of Good Hope 1877', with turned ebonized handles, 22,2cm high, 67cm wide over handles
The tall tapering body, resting on a low foot-ring, the sides divided by two broad silver bands into two registers, each inlaid with a pair of addorsed birds, interrupted by a small loop on each side of the upper body section, with malachite encrustation\nThe present beaker is a rare example of Warring States inlaid work. It was once in the collection of the prominent European collector, D. David-Weill who donated art works to major museums such as the Musée Guimet and the Louvre. The present pi
Texaco Gas Oil Internally Lighted Can Sign.\n2 SSP sign. Red, green and clear jewels mount on the original can which is internally lighted and spins. Both sides have excellent gloss and color. Very rare, scarce sign that would be a prize addition to any collection. Condition (9.5). Size 42" Dia. X 11" W.
Rare Oilzum Motor Oils Sign with White Background.\n"If motors could speak we wouldn’t need to advertise" DSP sign mounted on its original embossed cast iron base. Both sides have excellent gloss and color, no problems at all. Marked Ing- Rich Beaver Falls, Pa. I have never sold this sign before. Condition (9.5). Size 24" Dia.
KARL KIPP / ROYCROFT Exceptional hammered copper presentation stein with pierced nickel silver bands and four jade cabochons. Handle inscribed H.C. Meacham. (Henry Clay Meacham [1869-1929] owned the largest department store in Fort Worth, Texas, in the early years of the last century, the H.C. Meacham Company. He served as that city"s mayor from 1925-27). Excellent original patina, small dent to top. Orb and cross mark, KK. 6 1/2" x 5 1/2"
(Updated) Rare Firestone Milk Glass Sign.\nTwo SSP signs with embossed milkglass letters and logo. All milkglass letters are in good condition, both sides have excellent gloss and color. Sign is internally lit and is in working order. Marked American Signs Corp, Kalamazoo, MI.\n\nCORRECTION: Top panel with the F is broken and reverse side the diecut F is broken. Condition (9.5). Size 61" x 72" x 10".
Jean DUNAND 1877-1942\n\nVase - Circa 1911\nEn dinanderie de cuivre à corps ovoïde épaulé et col ouvert sur talon en retrait. Décor d'incrustations de maillechort à motifs vermiculés sur fond patiné à l'acide. Réceptacle intérieur amovible à bords martelé.\nSigné sur la base du vase.\nHaut. 43,5 cm\n\nProvenance :\nVente Artcurial, Paris, 8 mai 2010, lot 129.\n\nBibliographie :\nFélix Marcilhac, Jean Dunand vie et œuvre, Les Éditions de l'Amateur, Paris, 1991, modèle similaire reproduit p. 296,
Various Designers\n‘Table for Twelve’ flatware service, curated by Murray Moss\nSterling silver, silver-plated metal, polished stainless steel, brushed stainless steel, Teflon-coated steel. Comprising twelve single place settings, each with five pieces: salad fork, dinner fork, dinner knife, soup spoon, teaspoon (60).
A rare Liberty & Co Tudric pewter mantle clock designed by Archibald Knox, model no.095, the rectangular body cast in low relief with geometric recess, applied with abelone shell rectangular panels, the hands with applied abelone heart-shaped panels, with Art Nouveau arabic numerals stamped marks, 34cm. high\nLiterature\nStephen A Martin Archibald Knox, ARTMEDIA, page 236 for a full page illustration of an identical clock\nThe Maurice & Margo Cohen Collection of Decorative Arts, Christie's New Y