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All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Ivory : Pre 1920 item #1126376 (stock #1748)
Griffin Gallery Ancient Art
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Magnificent Japanese Carved Ivory Striding Lion on custom Rosewood Base, ca. 1920. 2 1/4" high x 9" long. Fierce expression with bared fangs and protruding tongue. In excellent condition.
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Pre 1920 item #1335870 (stock #3160)
Griffin Gallery Ancient Art
$275.00
Sarreguemines Majolica Jolly Fellow Face Jug / Pitcher, France / Germany 1890 - 1920. Rare Majolica of the Sarreguemines Earthen Ware Factory. In excellent condition, 8 1/2" high x 6 1/2" wide x 6 3/4" deep. Purchased in Colmar France. According to Info Faience, The reputation of the faience of Sarreguemines requires no further endorsement. In two centuries time the small family venture, established during the Revolution, has gone a long way...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Chinese : Metalwork : Pre 1920 item #1333761 (stock #3153)
Griffin Gallery Ancient Art
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Chinese Cloissonne Brush Bowl, ca. 1920. Adorned with pleasing floral motif. Small foot with and Chinese calligraphy on bottom. Small "ding" as shown in images. Otherwise in very good condition. 2 1/2" high x 8 1/2" diameter. Cloisonné is an ancient technique for decorating metalwork objects, in recent centuries using vitreous enamel, and in older periods also inlays of cut gemstones, glass, and other materials. The resulting objects can also be called cloisonné...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Americas : Pre 1920 item #1202552 (stock #2046)
Griffin Gallery Ancient Art
$100.00
SOLD SEPARATELY $100 EACH. Two Mexican Wooden "Day of the Dead" Masks from Guerrero Mexico, early 20th Century . One is Zoomorphic with Parrot Head while second is Anthropomorphic with Serpent Chieftan figure as nose. Both approximately 10 1/4" high. Some loss due to age and wear, but in great condition. Day of the Dead (Spanish: Día de Muertos) is a Mexican holiday celebrated throughout Mexico and around the world in other cultures...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Chinese : Wood : Pre 1920 item #1256494 (stock #3066)
Griffin Gallery Ancient Art
$35.00
SOLD SEPARATELY FOR $35 EACH: Two Early 20th Century Wooden Moon Cake Molds. Each with unique carved decoration used for small cakes. One at 9" x 3 1/2". One at 9 1/2" x 2 1/2". EACH SOLD SEPARATELY FOR $35 each.
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Chinese : Metalwork : Pre 1920 item #1201316 (stock #2036)
Griffin Gallery Ancient Art
$275.00
Tibetan Copper / Brass Gao Prayer Box with Tsa Tsa, memorial Buddha statue dedicated to ill or deceased, circa 1890. Embroidered cover with delicate stitching from early 20th Century. 3 3/4" high. According to Prayer Boxes, The major religion in Tibet is Buddhism. Followers of Tibetan Buddhism make use of a type of prayer box known as a Gao (sometimes spelled "Gau" or "Ghau"). Gao amulets are also found in Nepal, Mongolia and Bhutan...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Americas : Pre Columbian : Pottery : Pre 1920 item #1277147 (stock #3084)
Griffin Gallery Ancient Art
$150.00
Early 20th Century Shipibo Pottery Olla, Peru. Polychrome in pigments of brown, cream, rust, and red. 2" High x 4 3/4" Diameter. Repair to rim and some wear due to age and use, but in excellent condition. Ex: Ex: Helena & Ladislas Segy collection (Segy Gallery New York, 1950 - 1988) acquired 1950s - 1980s. The Shipibo-Conibo live in the 21st century while keeping one foot in the past, spanning millennia in the Amazonian rainforest...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Pre 1920 item #1041179 (stock #1661)
Griffin Gallery Ancient Art
$12,000.00
Late 19th / Early 20th Century German Silver Chanukah Lamp. Topped with Crown and fan shaped body with two crowned lions holding Decalogue (Ten Commandments) written in Hebrew. Two Lion oil fonts adorn top while eight lion form oil lamps with flip top heads stand on base behind chain. Pair of recumbent lions flank the oil lamps. 11 1/2" high x 13" long x 5" deep and in excellent condition. Ex: Furman collection, New York
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Americas : Pre 1920 item #1202554 (stock #2047)
Griffin Gallery Ancient Art
$175.00
Mexican Wooden "Day of the Dead" Mask, Guerrero Mexico, Early 20th Century, 15 1/2" high. Human form of male with curly hair and beard. Large eyes, sharp nose, white teeth and mouth pursed in expression of fright. Some loss due to age and wear but in great condition. Day of the Dead (Spanish: Día de Muertos) is a Mexican holiday celebrated throughout Mexico and around the world in other cultures...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : African : Sculpture : Pre 1920 item #1235522 (stock #3040)
Griffin Gallery Ancient Art
$2,800.00
Stunning Benin / Nigeria Bronze Ceremonial Ladle, Africa Early 20th Century. 17" long. Figure with pleasing facial features on the globular ladle. The handle is a standing figure of a male ancestor with attached ring. In excellent condition.
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Ancient World : Near Eastern : Metalwork : Pre 1920 item #1298563 (stock #3124)
Griffin Gallery Ancient Art
$750.00
Antique Handmade Yemenite Silver Jewish Wedding Jewelry / Necklace, Early 20th Century. In excellent condition, length is 24" and width is 3" at widest point. During a Yemenite Jewish wedding, the bride was bedecked with jewelry and wore a traditional wedding costume, including an elaborate headdress decorated with flowers and rue leaves, which were believed to ward off evil. Gold threads were woven into the fabric of her clothing...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Ancient World : Near Eastern : Metalwork : Pre 1920 item #1192203 (stock #1971)
Griffin Gallery Ancient Art
$4,700.00
Early 20th Century decorative handmade brass and silver box from Damascus to hold Quran, ca. 1900 CE. This city thought to be the oldest continuously inhabited city in the world. 10" x 12" x 8". Muslims believe that the Quran was verbally revealed from God to Muhammad through the angel Gabriel (Jibril), gradually over a period of approximately 23 years, beginning on 22 December 609 CE, when Muhammad was 40, and concluding in 632 CE, the year of his death. Muslim tradition mention several compani...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Southeast Asian : Wood : Pre 1920 item #1272021 (stock #3072)
Griffin Gallery Ancient Art
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Cambodian Wooden Cow Clapper, Cowbell, ca. early 20th Century. Polychrome wood 5 1/2" H x 9 1/2 L x 3 1/2 D. It is difficult to pinpoint when exactly the use of cow bells began, but the earliest examples of truly recognizable cow bells date back to the Iron Age. A cowbell is a bell worn by freely roaming livestock, making animals easier to locate should they wander off. Although they are typically referred to as "cow bells", due to their extensive use with cattle, the bells are used on a wide va...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Pre 1920 item #1335871 (stock #3161)
Griffin Gallery Ancient Art
$275.00
Sarreguemines Majolica Jolly Fellow Face Jug / Pitcher, France / Germany 1890 - 1920. Rare Majolica of the Sarreguemines Earthen Ware Factory. In excellent condition, 7 1/2'" high x 5" wide x 8" deep. Purchased in Colmar France. According to Info Faience, The reputation of the faience of Sarreguemines requires no further endorsement. In two centuries time the small family venture, established during the Revolution, has gone a long way. Admirers of the lively and colourful pieces can be found all...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Americas : Pre Columbian : Pottery : Pre 1920 item #1277137 (stock #3083)
Griffin Gallery Ancient Art
$150.00
Early 20th Century Shipibo Pottery Bowl, Peru. Polychrome in pigments of brown, cream, rust, and red. 2 1/2" High x 4 1/2" Diameter. Some wear due to age and use, but in excellent condition. Ex: Helena & Ladislas Segy collection,(Segy Gallery New York, 1950 - 1988) acquired 1950s - 1980s. The Shipibo-Conibo live in the 21st century while keeping one foot in the past, spanning millennia in the Amazonian rainforest. Many of their traditions are still practiced, such as ayahuasca shamanism. Shamani...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Americas : Pre Columbian : Pottery : Pre 1920 item #1277153 (stock #3085)
Griffin Gallery Ancient Art
$150.00
Early 20th Century Shipibo Pottery Cup, Peru. Polychrome in pigments of brown, cream, rust, and red. 2 3/4" High x 4" Diameter. Some wear due to age and use, but in excellent condition. Ex: Ex: Helena & Ladislas Segy collection (Segy Gallery New York, 1950 - 1988) acquired 1950s - 1980s. The Shipibo-Conibo live in the 21st century while keeping one foot in the past, spanning millennia in the Amazonian rainforest. Many of their traditions are still practiced, such as ayahuasca shamanism. Shamanis...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Pre 1910 item #1290908 (stock #3093)
Griffin Gallery Ancient Art
$125.00
Late 19th / Early 20th Century English Carved Crystal Lion on Glass Base, Paperweight, ca. 1900. Recumbent Lion resting on all fours. Long shaggy mane with serene staring eyes, closed mouth, and furrowed brow. Sitting atop glass base with beveled edges and rosette medallion. 4" X 3 3/4" X 2 1/2" and in excellent condition. Crystal lion appears was once glued to glass base but is now separate. Ex: Christie's New York.
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Pre 1910 item #1196343 (stock #1994)
Griffin Gallery Ancient Art
$20.00
SOLD SEPARATELY FOR $20 EACH. Internal Revenue Stamps for Special Tax for Retail Liquor Dealer assigned to Hotel Lenox, Boston, MA, dated 1905. Trustee Bond for Erie Railroad Co. dated 1941. Stock Certificate for Philadelphia Bourse dated 1895.
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Pre 1900 item #1290905 (stock #3092)
Griffin Gallery Ancient Art
$125.00
19th Century English Carved Stone Lion on Marble Base, Paperweight, ca. 1850. Recumbent Lion resting on all fours. Long shaggy mane with serene staring eyes, open mouth, and furrowed brow. Note two forepaws reattached and chip on tail as seen in images, but otherwise in good condition. 3" x 5 1/4" x 3". Ex: Christie's New York.
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Ancient World : Pre 1900 item #1334136 (stock #3154)
Griffin Gallery Ancient Art
$350.00
19th Century Ottoman Empire Silver Alloy Belt Buckle with Double Headed Eagle motif. Romania, ca. 1875. In excellent condition. 2 1/2" high x 6 1/2" wide. According to sircasaray.org, such old belt buckles may be seen especially in the paintings of a Dutch painter, Von-Mour, He painted those in Istanbul and collected them in a book titled "The Album of Ottoman Clothes" in which the belt buckles were striking. The main characteristic of the Turkish belt buckle is its style. Additionally, the dif...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Pre 1900 item #1101189 (stock #1714)
Griffin Gallery Ancient Art
$500.00
19th Century Russian Enameled Cross, 14 5/8" high, ca. 1875. Depicting Christ on cross with two angels above and skull below. Castles flanking feel and inscriptions surround scene. Reverse has Old Russian Script and Biblical elements with cross, spears and skull. Nice patina and in excellent condition. Translation on reverse: Christ (INRI) Keeper of all Universe Christ. Beauty of the church. Christ King, power (realm) in faith in Christ blessed by the Glory of Angel. Christ (INRI) ?? King (Saint...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Metalwork : Pre 1900 item #1272029 (stock #3073)
Griffin Gallery Ancient Art
$225.00
Japanese Miniature Bronze Bonsho, Temple Bell, Gong. Japan, ca. 1880. 6 1/2 H x 4 1/4: Diameter. Small repair to bronze as seen in image. The Bonsho is the Buddhist temple bell. It is struck 108 times on New Year's Eve to ring in the New Year and drive out the 108 evil desires that man is heir to. (Joya-no-kane)
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Pre 1900 item #1350269 (stock #3166)
Griffin Gallery Ancient Art
$125.00
19th Century Paperweight, Grand Tour Memento, Italian. In form of terracotta recumbent Sphinx, ca. 1840s. Produced to be headless, and in excellent condition. 3 1/2" x 7" x 2 1/4" Ex: Christie's New York. The New York Times recently described the Grand Tour in this way: Three hundred years ago, wealthy young Englishmen began taking a post-Oxbridge trek through France and Italy in search of art, culture and the roots of Western civilization. With nearly unlimited funds, aristocratic connections a...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Ivory : Pre 1900 item #1196324 (stock #1993)
Griffin Gallery Ancient Art
$375.00
SOLD SEPARATELY: Three Japanese Ivory Netsuke heads from the Noh Theater, Japan, ca. 1920. Each incised with various characters of the theater and signed on reverse by artist. All in excellent condition with no chips or cracks. Size of each is approximately 1 3/4" high. According to the Fitzwilliam Museum, the netsuke is a form of miniature sculpture originating in 17th-century Japan. These often elaborately carved items were designed to function as 'toggles' for the silk cords upon which Japane...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Pre 1900 item #1195198 (stock #1979)
Griffin Gallery Ancient Art
$1,200.00
Japanese Ivory netsuke of group of seals, one with Shishi (guardian lion) as grip. On reverse is shape of half pumpkin. All carved with archaic characters including Shozan and Ju. Unsigned. Edo Period ca. 1850 C.E. In excellent condition. 3/4" high x 1 1/4 wide x 1 1/2 deep. Ex: Malcolm Fairley, Ltd
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Pre 1900 item #1102841 (stock #1719)
Griffin Gallery Ancient Art
$950.00
19th Century Wooden statue of St. Dominic, Spain, ca. 1850 for export to Philippines. Polychrome figure wearing vestments of a Monk. Some loss of pigment due to age and wear and missing left hand. Otherwise in very good condition. 21" x 6" x 5". St. Dominic founder of the Dominican Order and is the patron Saint of Astronomy. Ex: Galerie Arts Et Civilisations, Quimper France
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Pre 1900 item #1058483 (stock #1686)
Griffin Gallery Ancient Art
$65.00
Japanese Woodblock Print on Rice Paper by the painter Toyohara Kunichika painted ca. 1865. In good condition. 20" h x 15" w. Toyohara Kunichika (1835–1900) was a Japanese woodblock print artist. Talented as a child, at about thirteen he became a student of Tokyo's then-leading print maker, Utagawa Kunisada. His deep appreciation and knowledge of kabuki drama led to his production primarily of ukiyo-e actor-prints, which are woodblock prints of kabuki actors and scenes from popular plays of the...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Central Asian : Jewelry : Pre 1900 item #1196910 (stock #1999)
Griffin Gallery Ancient Art
$3500.00
19th Century Balinese Composition Necklace, or collar (four sheet gold with copper backing,) Cabochon Rubies and other semi precious stones. In hardwood box and in excellent condition. Dimensions approximately 5" high x 5" wide. Ex: Jonathan Tucker and Antonia Tozer Asian Art, London England. Legong dancers are always girls who have not yet reached puberty. They begin rigorous training at about the age of five. These dancers are regarded highly in the society and usually become wives of royal pe...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Pre 1900 item #1351302 (stock #3197)
Griffin Gallery Ancient Art
$275.00
German Lithograph by Wilhelm Creuzbauer, ca 1840s. (Lith Anst v. Creuzbauer, Carlsruhe) Moses holding The Ten Commandments of God / Die Zehn Gobote Gottes, Liebe Deinen Narhsten Wie Dirch Selbst / Love Your Neighbor Like Yourself. Some water marks and one small tear at top, otherwise in good condition. Lithograph 24" x 19", frame is 30" x 24 1/2" x 1 1/2"...after Gemalt a Phillippe de Champagne (1602 - 1674) Wilhelm Creuzbauer (1803 - 1883) was an art printer, bookseller, and publisher in Karls...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Ancient World : Pre 1900 item #1369466 (stock #3222)
Griffin Gallery Ancient Art
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Signed and Dated, Qing Dynasty Scholar's Ink Stone with motif of Chinese Temple and Landscape, Shanxi Province. Chinese calligraphy translates to "Strength and Self Confidence." Intact and in excellent condition. 10" x 5 1/2" x 3". Ex: Lovell Hall, Portland, Maine. The inkstone is Chinese in origin and is used in calligraphy and painting. Extant inkstones date from early antiquity in China. The device evolved from a rubbing tool used for rubbing dyes dating around 6000 to 7000 years ago. The ear...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Pre 1900 item #1335554 (stock #3159)
Griffin Gallery Ancient Art
$50.00
Sold only as a Pair, Victorian Yellow Gilt Glass Mini Vases, England, ca. 1880. Bulbous in shape with footed base. Mottled in white and yellow pigment, with gilt floral motif. In excellent condition. 3 1/2" high x 3 1/2" diameter. According to Victorian furniture collector John Werry, the Victorian era encompasses aspects of numerous design movements. Gothic Revival, which began in the 18th century, was still going strong during the Victorian Era — the British Houses of Parliament, a good exam...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Americas : Pre 1900 item #1196367 (stock #1996)
Griffin Gallery Ancient Art
$450.00
Picturesque America; The Land We Live In. Vol. I,II, Edited by William Cullen Bryant. New York: D. Appleton and Company, 1872. Artists engravings include Granville Perkins, Thomas Moran, William Hart, and Harry Fenn just to name a few. Volumes are 13" x 10 1/2" x 2 1/2". Shown is one engraving example. In very good condition. Picturesque America was a two-volume set of books describing and illustrating the scenery of America, published by D. Appleton and Company of New York in 1872 and 1874 and ...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Chinese : Metalwork : Pre 1900 item #1189020 (stock #1939)
Griffin Gallery Ancient Art
$350.00
Qing Dynasty, Late 19th / Early 20th Century bronze oil lamp in form of elephant with dragon howdah. Incised fierce features on dragon head while elephant in stance for charging. In excellent condition. 7 1/4" high.
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Pre 1900 item #1256497 (stock #3067)
Griffin Gallery Ancient Art
$225.00
Early 19th Century French Tortoise Shell Snuff Box, ca. early 1800s. Small repair from original piece as seen on side of lid in photo. 1 1/4" high x 2" long x 3/4" deep.
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Chinese : Wood : Pre 1900 item #1335238 (stock #3157)
Griffin Gallery Ancient Art
$125.00
Qing Dynasty Chinese Red Wooden Box with Foo Dog motif, ca. 1880. 12" high X 17 1/2" wide x 12" deep. Purchased in Hong Kong in the 1980s. Ex: D. Batista collection, Florida.
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Chinese : Furniture : Pre 1900 item #1126385 (stock #1750)
Griffin Gallery Ancient Art
$1,900.00
Qing Dynasty Elmwood Altar Table from the Shanxi Province China, ca. 1821 - 1850. Handcarved with intricate woodwork and peony motic. Table is 32" high x 57 1/2" long x 13 1/2" wide. Some wear due to age and use but in very good condition. Ex: T.K. Asian Antiques, New York, NY. Construction of traditional wooden Chinese furniture is based primarily of solid wood pieces connected solely using woodworking joints, and rarely using glue or metallic nails. The reason was that nails and glues used did...